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Show us a picture of your reloading bench

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

  1. jmabbott888@aol.com

    jmabbott888@aol.com Member

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    Here is mine I just finished last night
    First pic is the front, second pic is the back, on top shelf & left side of next one is moulds, the "international coffee cappuccino" cans with sorted brass of each caliber I load, which is around 70 right now, unfortunatly don't have guns for all those lol. on the very bottom is the presses mounted so I can change as needed. The last pic gives an idea of how the presses chang out, each press is on one of the plates shown.last thing, all the boxes on the bottom shelf in front are handloader mags from 1970 to present as well as most of my manuals. The tool behind the press slot is a cannelure tool & the powder measure is an OLD C&H unit.
     

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  2. jmabbott888@aol.com

    jmabbott888@aol.com Member

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    last pics of bench

    Here's the last pics
     

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  3. VonFatman

    VonFatman Member

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    888,
    Very well done! Now you need to get it dirty!

    Bob
     
  4. LAH

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    If you lack rifles for all you load, you're well on your way. HEE HEE
     
  5. jakemick

    jakemick Member

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    Great Thread

    I just found this thread a month or so ago, boy has it been helpfull. I have looked at it several times, and im finally ready to get a bench built. I just bought a ton of reloading stuff to get me started, Rock chucker supreme reloading kit, Chargemaster 1500 combo, tumbler, stoney point oal gauge and comparitor set, 500 cases of brass, a few differnt kinds of bullets for 308 and 270, 3 pounds of differnt powders. Im gonna start building my bench this weekend, really looking forward to it. From the looks of some of the pictures in this thread it seems like reloading is really addictive.

    LAH/Creeker if you read this post do you have any other links or pictures of the setup that the guy at 6gunner had? I heard about it somewhere else and heard it was awesome. The 6gunner link on page one of this thread is dead tho.

    Thanks again for all the ideas guys,

    ~jake

    EDIT: Also forgot to add books, dont want to scare you guys :p I bought the new Hornady, Speer, Nosler, and Lee reloading manuals to get me started w/ load data.
     
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  6. LAH

    LAH Member

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    Well Jake I looked for the thread but Creeker can't find it.

    BTW.......Welcome to the board.
     
  7. PecosRiverM

    PecosRiverM Member

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  8. 04JRB

    04JRB Member

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    Reloading workbench

    Here's my set up. It isnt as nice as some of the other members here, but it is certainly sturdy. It weighs around 275lbs, I added up individual pieces before assembly.


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  9. ZeSpectre

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    Most of these setups just need one thing.... a nice coat of paint <grin>.
     
  10. j0n

    j0n Member

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    Here's one for you ZeSpectre...

    I was inspired by this thread to build a bench, it took about a week. The frame is pine 2x4's, top and shelves are 3/4" pine plywood, with a 1/4" piece of oak glued to the surface. I painted the thing an ugly shade of gray, but used some stain and poly for the oak surface. I wanted to do something with the edges, so I cut some pewter-colored stair tread. This also makes sure bullets and cases won't roll off the table.

    I loaded 100 rounds of 38spl last weekend to break it in, but hope to do a bunch more this weekend. It is pretty nice outside, so I might end up doing some yardwork instead.

    My previous 'bench' was a TV dinner tray and a Lee Hand Press :)
     

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  11. batoy1911

    batoy1911 Member

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    Took a pict of "Father's Little Play Room" (name courtesy of my 8 year old daughter) after I've finally cleaned it.
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  12. G.R.

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    New guys set-up

    Finally convinced my better half that it was cheaper to reload then buy wally world ammo
    Here is the result [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  13. KeithB

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    Nice setup G.R.
     
  14. G.R.

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    Thanks Keith
    Wife wanted to make sure it looked nice in HER home
     
  15. LAH

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    I've looked at the counter tops with the rolled front and wondered how they would work. Great Job.......Creeker
     
  16. Dirtypacman

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    G.R. very nice looking setup.
     
  17. G.R.

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    there is a 3/4 plywood beneath the counter as well
    the holes on the front of the press just fit
    i used a large fender washer to spread the load in the rear
    also built a small support wall in line with the presses
    absolutly no movement of the presses at all
     
  18. luis7

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    Up, we need more reply.
    In Europa we need to see reloading equipments and dream to its.
    Greeting from Spain.
     
  19. orygunmike

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    My Bench

    I just started reloading 1-2 months ago....but this is what I have so far....including some super-duper intense overhead spotlights that are not in the picture.......
     

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  20. skinewmexico

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    Post didn't work. Oh well.
     
  21. dtalley

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    Finally cleaned up the bench and decided to join this thread. Mine looks like a POS compaired to some of ya'lls. But it gets the job done.

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  22. LopezEL

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    What more can a guy ask for but his faithful companion, his guns, and his guitar? This is my reloading/xbox room. When friends stay over, they usually stay on that futon too. I spend a lot of time in that room.

    By the way, that is a Dillon Square Deal B that I stole for a grand total of $60 and an RCBS rock chucker single stage that I learned how to reload on (still learning a lot but thats what I started with).

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  23. XD-40 Shooter

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    Here's mine.:D I've been reloading for 2 years now, 38 spl, 357 mag, and 40 S&W. My $60 Lee 4-Hole Turret press has probably loaded about (500) 38 spl's, (3000) 357 magnums, and over (5000) 40 S&W cartridges.:D Its an awesome press for the money and its still kickin'.:D The big brown box has 1000 40 S&W bullets in it, and the two red XTP boxes are 180 grain 357's and 180 grain 40 S&W. Although there is only one box of primers in the pic, I've got 3 more off to the side.:D Oh and by the way, 296 and Unique are the only 2 powders I'll ever need.:D
     

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  24. isuace

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    Im still getting everything set up, and getting supplies, but here is my bench setup.
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  25. Quickdraw McGraw

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    Very nice!! :D I particularily like the box of WOOT!
     

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