Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by James THR, Aug 30, 2006.
All Palmetto Reloading Gear/Accessories! Palmettostatearmory
Here is mine inbetween cleanups. Built it from pieces of a thrown away entertainment center.
Hey Sisco........love those golden primers...........Creeker
You mean the Winchesters in the bins?
Thought maybe there was something in the pictures I wasn't seeing!
I switched exclusively to Win primers after lightening the triggers on my Rugers. Got lots of light strikes with CCI's.
Hooks. Looks like you found my ex-wife. Why's she sitting on your bench? And whose her ugly friend?
As others said make a strong bench. Everyone I make is stronger than the last one. The current one (too messy to photograph right now) is constructed with 2x6s in a vertical band with the back bolted to the basement wall. Then I ran 2x10s perpendicular to the wall to form the bench top. I jokingly referred to it as the Tornado Shelter, then I realized that really wasn't a joke, it would be the safest place in the house in a storm!
Nice pix all. Just what I needed. I'm looking to set up a bench and I'm stupid limited on free space with no spare rooms or basements.
Here is my bench that I put together with scrap wood I had in my barn. The table is bent with the same principle as the plans that have been shown on here. I wanted to do something much fancier but wanted to get the press up and running before I could save up enough to build a nice one.
I've added a lot of stuff to the vertical reloading bench since the last picture, so I thought another picture might be in order.
This picture was from a month ago and more stuff has been added since then, with another MidwayUSA.com order arriving the day after tomorrow. I'm finally reaching the point that I wish I had more room. I have a shot shell reloader I'd like to add. I guess I could replace the horizontal pieces to widen it another foot or so. Or maybe just bolt a table extension and shelves on the left side? It works surprisingly well, organizing an awful lot of stuff in a very small footprint.
The full text with excessive description is here:
workbench kit was purchased here. you supply your own hardware, allowing you to build the bench without any specified size constraints. the sucker is definitely sturdy.
I purchased the same set up as GTKrockeTT from amazon for about $60 shipped. It also included the extra shelfing!!!
It makes me home sick when i see all yalls reloading benchs I will be home feb 4 (Ihope)I work for the us Goverment I have worked all over alaska west coast east coast and all in between been out for 3 years cant wait to sleep in my own bed , i have been reloading since 1980 or 81 and love it . I will be building a new reloading bench i saw it in rifle shooter , I have a bunch of extra reloading stuff A good friend split with his wife (she kicked us out of the barn )he borrowed 400.00 to move back to oklahoma and he left me all his reloading stuff (didnt ask him for anything ) now i own 6 presses scales ect will be selling it when i get home rcb , lyman, hornaday ,lee ,ect.with a bunch of bullets >
my humble abode......
Here it is.....I am actually "doin' it".....
Salvaged this old desk from work. It's pretty stable but I may add a verticle brace going from under the press to the floor.
Ergonomics are way off for my 6' frame. I like working while sitting down, but will need to put the whole desk up on blocks ~4".
Banged out a couple boxes of .38 special target loads last night and got a major crick in my neck.
If it gets above 10 degrees this weekend I may brave the elements and scoot on down to the range to pop off a box.
Here's mine. I still need to add some shelves for set up die plates and misc. tools.
Old shop area
This was at my old house, still organizing new setup.
jcjacobvt.........You have 2 CH Auto Machines?..........Creeker
Old shop area Dillon , RCBS, C&H
Yes , still have my first true progessive C&H machines. In their time, prior to a lot of other manufacturers I reloaded thousands of rounds of 9mm, 38/357, 44 mag, 45 acp, and 10mm with them. Once you understand a machine they are kinda hard to let go. I would leave one with a small primer setup, and the other with a large primer setup. I have also had Lee Pro1000's and LoadMaster units prior to Dillons Square Deals. My main machine now are the Dillon XL650 which has produced over 50k of reloads since new. I shoot a lot of pistol still. I should sell the C&H's which I have not used in over 10 years now.
Slowly getting organize.
I had quit shooting and reloading for 20 years due traveling and job transfer. I sold all I had at the time. (Dillon 450 etc..., all my pistols, revolvers, shotguns and rifles).
Was I ever sorry. I lost a lot of money then.
Then last June, I deceide to get back at it again, I fist bought a 22cal Pardini SP for competition. Then a 2 months later I bought a H&K USP Tactical 45 ACP. plus 2 shot gun for geese and a rifle for deer.
Because of the 45 cal, I had to reload again and deceide to buy this Hornady LNL.
I'm verry happy with this machine. I would 't hesitate to do it again.
That bench is great! Where can I get the plans for that?
Dillion 650 fully set up.
RCB'S Electric Powder Trickler and Scale
I've used those CH's for 45 ACP. They would crank out some rounds fer sure.
I told my wife I "need" all this stuff.
She believes me.......
Go to this site , scroll to the bottom of the page, open table 3, scroll to the bottom of the page again and you'll see ''Reloading bench and other great stuff''
or you can open the attachement.
Its a very hevy and sturdy workbench. but it cost almost $400. in wood.
I've been waiting to chime in on this thread for ages and now I finally can! I would like to extend a very big thanks to daveinflowerybranchga for his excellenct advice and the time he spent sending PM's back and forth with me. He is a wealth of knowledge and a very nice guy to give so freely of his time and expertise.
On to the pics!
My bench, simple, but functional. The top is a sheet of 3/4" birch plywood that I cut in half and then glued and screwed together. It is very robust. The frame is simple 2X4 construction. The whole assembly will be attached to the foundation just as soon as I can borrow my fathers power driver.
Please note the Garand was put in the picture simply for aesthetic value!
From a different angle showing off my little corner of basement bliss!
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