Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by James THR, Aug 30, 2006.
I haven’t expired Yet. Just moved to Nebraska and am completely redoing my reloading bench.
I am years from retiring. Sadly I don’t have time for much reloading right now. Little ones take a lot of time, attention, and space. Well worth taking a step back from reloading.
I even bought a turret press to make it easier... over a year ago... it’s mounted and set up. I don’t even remember what caliber does I set up for it though. Probably .38spl. Never used it, just got it ready and now it sits waiting for me to get back to it.
Well I am now on the second incarnation of my reloading bench if that means anything. Recent pictures have already been posted.
Gotta catch them all...
Show you my reloading room, a little embarrassing right now, I'll pass. Messy, but Functional!
The picture of it about 100 pages or so ago is good enough for now.
I’ve never posted in this thread, so here goes;
This is in the deep part of my double-deep garage. Unfortunately I don’t have a dedicated room, I have to share space with motorcycles, shelving to the rear and a workbench on the opposite wall. A profile shot, there’s enough room behind the presses to put bullet trays, etc.
I’m missing space for my Square Deal B, it is in a box until I can find more room. The Lee Pro 1000’s are .44 Spl-Mag and ,38 Spl-.357 Mag. I deprime, resize and bell the cases with these, then hand-prime and load separately on the two Challenger presses. (I also have a Lee “C” press, but it’s up on the shelf). I load for .38Spl - .357, .41Mag, .44 Spl -Mag, .45 Colt - .454, .243, .257 Robt, 6.5x55, .270, 7mm mag, .30-30, ..300 Weatherby, .35 Rem and .45/70.
I bought the SDB years ago to load .45 ACP/.45 Super, but I still haven’t ever loaded for these rounds!
My ammo shelf. The ammo cans at the bottom are all stuffed with various calibers from Garand-clipped .30-06 down to .380 auto. The red Folgers containers are used to hold brass, some primed, others needing processing.
Love the Folger coffee cans. I use them to.
Can't beat them!
Ditto, but wish the cans were transparent.......
To stay on track here, someday I'll post a pic of my loading bench, but it is small in area compared to some of you!
I also use Folgers coffee cans and have for years.
Wife switched over to a Keurig so I haven't gotten a new Folgers can in years.
I have about twenty that I use for brass that needs to be processed that are stored in the garage.
I use plastic bins with lids for processed brass storage which are kept in my reloading room.
Hope this comes through, My reloading buddy and I built a new one in may, drawers etc coming soon. Did I see Alvacado green? Sometimes it looks different in the store, lol.
I’m not even a coffee drinker, I take them home from work .
They work very well indeed .
I set up my reloading room early June. I built the bench and hutch based largely upon inspiration I got from the pictures in this thread. I offer a delayed “thank-you” to the previous contributors of this thread.
Clean set up, looks like your good to go....
Very nice and clean, OOPS, you dropped a 9mm on the floor on the left of your bench!
Martha Stewart would have a fit.
I feel like an update is warranted from post#3992:
Here it is now, same basic bench, with some added capacity and efficiency:
Pistol gets loaded on the ABLP, rifle on the SS. Overall, a comfortable setup for my needs.
That’s a great setup, love the overhead light.
Just used a Folgers "can" to make a fan shroud for my cheap HF AC 120v welder
That increased the duty cycle from 20% to 100%...
sorry for the drift,
Edit: OK, used that welder on this Loadmaster plate that's on my loading bench.
Whew, made it relevant:
Excellent way to improvise with the can .,
That plate gives you lots of room out in front, nice!
Thanks for reading/quoting my post.
I only keep one press on my bench, that one and the others are parked on a shelf when not being used.
All have the same base plate.
Press Storage Shelf:
Cool, the space you save is amazing!
Do you have a shop cart or a rolling table that you put bullets or finished cartridges on since your space is limited by the presses?
I’m very new to reloading and find this forum extremely valuable. I’m learning on (getting the mistakes out of the way) the Lee single stage and have my sights set on a Dillon 650C by years end. I bought most of my equipment from a guy who never even used it.
Looks like a great room to hang out it! Would love to reload in there followed by some pool and whiskey!
I wish I had that much room. It looks like a great place to spend some time.
Next time your cleaning revolvers I think that Tin Man on the bench at the end of the pool table could use a Fluff and Buff!
I like your tumbler. What is used to plug the ends of the 6" PVC?
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