Show us a picture of your reloading bench

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by James THR, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. winfreeokra

    winfreeokra Member

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    It’s small but done. I accumulated all the equipment and supplies about 6-7 years ago to load 223/556. Ammo got cheap again so things just sat in a corner of the basement. 2 months ago I went to re-stock some 38/357 for this summers fun and got a bit of a shock. Since then I’ve hustled and have been able to secure the dies and parts and pieces to make my own. 150 worked up at various charges of Titegroup, 231, and N320 so far. Next up is the R. Comp. Everything is in new Starline .38 brass and topped with Xtreme 148 DEWC thus far. Been enjoying the site and all the valuable insights.
     
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  2. Frulk

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    Welcome Winfreeokra...nice looking bench. Would love to have that Accurate #5.
     
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  3. sr1971

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    Looking good and sounds like when I started! :)
     
  4. Mark_Mark

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    my dream reloading bench
     
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  5. Viking357

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    Very neat and tidy, I like that.!!
     
  6. BKS

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    My bench when it is clean, haha, I built the frame out of a Eastwood bench kit with cedar lumber. The top is a solid wood door from Lowes, RCBS RCIV for brass work, Redding T 7 for everything else. I mainly reload pistol ammo for now.
     
  7. Frulk

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    Looks great. I’ll take four of those bricks of primers at pre-pandemic prices.

    I also drive a T7. How does that primer set up on it function for you?
     
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  8. BKS

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    I took it off. Prime by hand. I found it interferes with rotating the turrett
     
  9. Frulk

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    I never put mine on. Takes to long to fill tubes. Resize/deprime/prime on a Lee single stage. Then move to T7 for bell/powder drop/seat and crimp in separate steps.
     
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  10. Trent

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    Moving sucks!

    It's starting to come together slowly though. Been having a few health issues that make stairs tough, so relocating the equipment to the attached garage w/ in slab heat.

    Clearly a work in process! :)

    I have to build a new bench for the XL650 - but the prices of lumber! My goodness, they can sit on that lumber for a while longer. Stud grade 2x4's cost $7.55 at the local yard!

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    What a mess!

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    Tackling it "one subject at a time" though. Need better storage for my bottles, for now they (almost) all fit on top of the toolbox.

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  11. Pahonix

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    My first reloading bench.
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  12. Seymour380

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    Minimalist reloading bench that has provided sanity maintenance for 7+ years. Reload 380 acp, 38 special, and 357 magnum. All of my tools and components except bullets fit in the toolbox. Used an 161798126714090426302514999797.jpg old Black and Decker Workmate as my table.
     
  13. nofendertom

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    I like the minimalist approach.
     
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  14. Mark_Mark

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    i used the Rockcucker today... forgot how much I like using that thing
     
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  15. Mark_Mark

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    Look like your running low on Primers !
     
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  16. Trent

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    Subjective, I haven't shot as much in recent years so they may last a while longer. Back in the heyday it wouldn't be enough for one season! :)

    I haven't bought primers in 10 years, or more, though. They were a lot cheaper back when I bought them!
     
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  17. Mark_Mark

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    I was being Far-See-Shass
     
  18. Trent

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    I wasn't, the current prices and availability leave me sore, and I feel bad for new shooters. When I was getting started out, so long ago, you could buy a ton of components dirt cheap and shelves were always stocked good. The environment young shooters find themselves in today is just damn ugly.

    Shortages seem to bring out the worst in people, too. Not just with this stuff.

    Alas, those are all topics for another thread, another time.
     
  19. LAH

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    Mr. Trent, I shoot a bunch of CCI34 primers. How do you like the 35s??
     
  20. vstrulev

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    Build a reloading station
     

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  21. Ronno

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  22. Pressman

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    First pic is the bench in its normal setting. It's a smaller setup on the end of my basement, actually the only available space that remained.
    2nd is a cropped and lightened shot. I was setting up for a photo shoot of the Grigsby press.
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  23. Mark_Mark

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    here’s a picture of my Crocker and Spots reloading room!

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  24. Ronno

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    What is that old press??? Love it!
     
  25. swg1

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    Heh, searched and found your other thread on it (grigsby press) in another forum.
     
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