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What have you done in the reloading room today

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by horsemen61, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. GeoDudeFlorida

    GeoDudeFlorida Member

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    Watch your local school board and city/county surplus auctions for SteelCase and equally high quality cabinets. I cleaned out a research lab at online auction and got FOUR 6' SteelCase cabinets, sold ONE for what all four cost me... and my wife took them over for the pantry. :(
    Oh well, I like to eat more than I like to store stuff - and I did get two 3' cabinets a few months later. One even made it to the store room and is holding my loaded ammo, some powders, and a few old boxes of brass. :)
     
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  2. irving

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    Good idea - I'll look around. By the way, if your wife isn't very tall, you could still use the top shelf of the 6' cabinet for your reloading stuff.
     
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  3. AJC1

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    I use my drill press as a single stage reloading center when dealing with batch 223. 500 rounds in a bin, do one process and leave it for the next day. The height of mine is set so it's real comfortable, and my fingers have had plenty when I quit.
     
  4. M-14

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    Took a while but netted an unexpected score...

    I started with, "1050 all Lake City mixed .223/5.56 cases"

    From that batch I now have 975 LC 5.56 NATO cases ready to load. I think their was about 20 .223 cases in the whole batch. Pretty sure I didn't really ding 75 culling them but didn't really count either.

    I think it worked out pretty good for $60.
     
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  5. Charlie98

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    Those of us without unlimited room to sprawl have to be orderly to keep everything moving along. My bench top is, quite literally, 2.5'x3'... if it wasn't organized, it would be complete chaos... it would look like my daughter's bedroom.

    What you see is what I got...

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    ...I have to step outside to change my mind.


    Anyway... got back to trimming the .308 brass, today. Finished up the Prvi (NNY) and got it all cleaned up. Next up is the LC.
     
  6. AJC1

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    Disorganization and a giant reloading mess is a privilege reserved for those with a dedicated space. Hard to make dinner with reloading gear all over the counter.... :)
    My dad's garage was a train wreck and I am still working on it years later
     
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  7. Charlie98

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    Well, we in Texas don't have the luxury of a basement, not like I did when I lived in Ohio. Mrs 98 would not appreciate my reloading kit in HER kitchen... :)

    FWIW... yes, we have garages... and I have a bench out there, but reloading in the garage in Texas is only tolerable about 4 weeks of the year... 2 in spring, 2 in the fall... otherwise, it's too hot and/or humid, or... like today, it's too cold (and humid.) My old fingers lock up when it's cold like this...
     
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  8. JmacD

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    Haha. The trampoline has moved. Lol. And the police helmet (pronounced “pleeees” by my three year old) and the dollhouse are things I needed to help me according to her….
     
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  9. JmacD

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    That rack started life as a bookcase… my side gig(with the now former mrs MacD) used to be woodworking and furniture making… and I still have all my tools, and the garage is still my woodshop. So I remanufactured it….
     
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  10. EMC45

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    Fixed it. 2EACC576-8BD7-4DD9-846F-33ADC504167A.jpeg 77CD1E72-1336-401E-87B3-A8B8F8622DD4.jpeg 1D523D4B-50A9-4523-BDAB-31F441F868EF.jpeg
     
  11. AJC1

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  12. thump_rrr

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    Put a ductless Mini-Split in the garage.
    One with heat.
    You don’t need to go all fancy and get a brand name unit.
    They all come out of the same 3 factories in China.
    Just get one that is an inverter and can heat and cool.
    You can probably install it yourself with a couple of specialty tools. Such as a flaring tool.
    There is a way to also purge them without the use of a vacuum pump but I won’t get into that on a public forum.
     
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  13. EMC45

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    Ta Da! FBDF7CA0-1478-4100-B6E3-9BF9A1355478.jpeg
     
  14. Charlie98

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    Well, the garage walls and door are not insulated... otherwise I'd have done that some time ago.

    When I built my bench, all I had was the small closet, I have since expanded to take over not only the entire closet... with shelves and such to hold everything, but the entire room. It was the 'craft' room when our daughter was growing up, now it's my 'craft' room as I regress back to childhood.
     
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  15. dartor

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    Three things in life that can't be big enough....a toolbox, workshop and a garage.
     
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  16. dartor

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    Wow, quick shipping from Titan. How does it work??
     
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  17. JmacD

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    EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!
     
  18. GeoDudeFlorida

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    Much better. :thumbup:
     
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  19. EMC45

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    Perfect. Thanks for the tip. Lee Precision told me that pot was no longer supported and the part listed wouldn't work. I explained to the nice lady that it is the pot I have and the part # is for my Production Pot. She still said no.

    I went on Titan's site and ordered the element (same part # as Lee site) and it works perfectly.
     
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  20. 270OKIE

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    Yeah me and dad were the same way, started in August 2020 with me getting stuff to load 270 Winchester as I had just gotten a Mossberg Patriot in 270 and I got a Lee APP with Lee Dies and a few basic things like 1lb of Winchester 760 powder and a brick of Federal 215Ms (55 bucks back then!!!). Then dad got dies for his new Remington 700 300WinMag Magpul edition and then now we have stuff for basically every caliber we own lol. 9mm, 45ACP, 45 Colt, 223 Rem, 7.62x39, 6.5 PRC, 270 Win, 308 Win, 7.62x54, 30-06, 300WinMag and last but not least, 45-70 Government (the only government I trust).
     
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  22. 270OKIE

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    No kidding about toolbox's!!! I'm a diesel mechanic and I swear my Snap On krsc46 seemed massive when I got it in 2018 but now it's cramped as heck... I ordered some nifty things from Toolbox Widget called Vertical Wrench Organizers that hold your wrenches vertically instead of at an angle or laying flat so it saves a bunch of room... I can't wait to get them. Cause that alone will probably save almost a drawer by itself.
     
  23. JmacD

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    Will…. Not… Talk… Trucks…. Think guns think guns…. :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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  24. 270OKIE

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    Yeah I know, off topic... Sorry.
     
  25. JmacD

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    Trucks and guns… doesn’t get much better!
     
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