Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by James THR, Aug 30, 2006.
Here is mine in its new home.
That is a Charmander! Can’t remember what they evolve into...
From Charmeleon, to Charizard. My boys are nuts about them right now.
I remember playing Pokemon on my Game boy at kids Church when I was younger. I didn't realise the irony of playing a game featuring "evolution" in Church until my teens lol.
I have been showing the progression of my reloading bench since I started. As for now, I believe it to be "done". I picked up a used 550 for $245 and sent it to Dillon for a "freshening". It came back looking brand new! I also bought a new L.E. Wilson case trimmer and a powder trickler.
Back when it was small & tidy. Since then it's grown some...
Well lets see a pic of what it looks like now!!!!
Shhhh!!! I want to keep thinking of when mine was that neat and organized!
Wow, that's a posh reloading area! Very nice.
This is the reloading bench I built in 1977 when I first started to reload. Over the years, my father filled in the bolt holes for the presses along with adding the drill press and refrigerator. As you can see from the U-Haul boxes, I still haven't had a chance to unpack my equipment and with 90+ degree days, I doubt I'll start trying to resume reloading before the Fall. After all having perspiration drip into a case can really ruin a session.
You asked for it,
Thanks for the new pic. By the way, I really like your bench!!! Isn't it amazing, one press is never enough!!
Wow man. You could have a dinner party in that reloading room.
After admiring the beautiful set up I was a little concerned that it might be a little too close to the bar.
Well, it's here...
Here is my latest bench, Still need to build some shelves for storage but its usable as is.
Kind of cramped but works for me.
Well it aint much to look at. Simple, slow but effective. I really only load 357 mag, 45-70, 45 colt/454 casull, 338 lapua and 30-30. with a 2 year old and a 4 month old i dont get as much range time as i would like as you could imagine.
Ready to Rock & Roll!
Reload by godsend1 posted Sep 22, 2019 at 6:49 PM
I love this thread.
Something I just realized over the last few weeks.
Built my new reloading bench very basic with 2x4's and 3/4 pressure treated plywood. That pressure treat was pretty swollen and wet. Here I am loading away and I think to myself, how am I getting a bit of wiggle on this bench? I've got it lagged to the studs!!
The mounting bolts for my strong mount to the wood have loosened up. Now in reality they are nylock nuts on machine bolts which normally would prohibit "loosening" so my assumption is that as the wood dried out there was some shrinkage, albiet just enough to introduce a small amount of play.
Just a reminder to retorque your mounting bolts on a new install after a few hundred rounds.
That pressure treated wood is highly corrosive. You might want to change it out for regular plywood.
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