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What is the one gadget no reloading room should be without?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by NWGooser, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. dartor

    dartor Member

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    I like your way of thinking.
     
  2. cfullgraf

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    I guess I cannot pick one item that is the "I can't live without" item. There are several. Reloading rifle has different needs than handgun. This results in different priorities.

    While I do reload ammunition for specific activities, I also compete on the track in amateur road racing. Most of. My "race gas" comes from the pump, usually 100LL AVgas these days , I can add aditives if I so desire.

    Bottom lines, you develop the gas required for the task at hand.
     
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  3. GW Staar

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    So you have a "new" Mustang? :D What you said, is so very true. Or IOW's you develop the tool required for the task at hand. BTW, reloading is safer than car racing Chuck. and a hell of a lot cheaper. ;)

    Reminds me of the video powder cop I made on that concept from a cheap Chinese endoscope and an old .45acp sizer body....that I wouldn't want to be without.
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  4. Mowgli Terry

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    Books: How about one of those recipe books so I don't have use the net or ask Bubba.
     
  5. Nature Boy

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    Space, lighting and electrical outlets

    Anything that makes brass prep easier
     
  6. kcofohio
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    I guess I could add THR. This forum has been an invaluable tool for me.
     
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  7. Nature Boy

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    Ditto
     
  8. cfullgraf

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    Apologizes to all for heading the thread off track for a moment.

    SCCA amateur road racing is about as safe as riding a motor cycle on the street. 1980s data, I'm not sure what it is today but driver protection is a lot better than in the 1980s so I suspect the statics are better. I race in one of the slower classes so...

    My "green fueled, four on the floor, all terrain mustang" is a Bureau of Land Management mustang horse that we adopted from our Uncle Sam (aka our government). She is a sweetie and a "girlfriend" that my wife approves of.:)

    My race car is a 1984 Honda Civic in the H Production class for those that are interested. I was the South Atlantic Road Racing Championship H production champion for 2018 and hope to repeat for 2019. It all depends on how I do at the championship race in Daytona at the end of September.

    Back on the reloading track, I bought the components to duplicate your camera powder cop system a few years ago. It is a cool idea and system. One of these days, I'll install it. I have been busy with other projects of late and reloading has taken a back seat. I like loading 38 Special on my Dillon SDB press but I cannot verify the powder level with the "tall" 38 Special case. I am hoping the camera system will solve that issue once I get around to working on the camera system.
     
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  9. greyling22

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    Air conditioning!!!!!!
     
  10. NWGooser

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    Ok I’m going to add one more item. Sitting at my bench loading some rifle rounds and I realized there is one item I have already used multiple times this morning. I have a small white board at easy reach. Shopping lists, load notes, cartridge length. I’m always marking something.
     
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    Good one!
     
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  12. DukeConnor

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    I am going to go with my dog. He was 40 bucks at the pound and he is my constant silent companion in the garage.
    Did I mention silent ?
     
  13. Highland Lofts

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    I have two Hornady single stage pressesn i put a thin blue rubber glove on my left had so my hand stays clean from the lube on the ram.
    I buy the 100 pack from Harbor Freight for $7.99.
     
  14. cfullgraf

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    Right!

    My first "reloading room" was shared with my race car shop in New Orleans and the shop was air conditioned. In four years in New Orleans, I do not think the temp ever went over 100 degrees, but the relative humidity never dropped below 90.

    We've moved several times since the NOLA stint and everyday reloading area was in a climate controlled area of the house.

    Our current house, hopefully our last house (we're retired now) was built with place for my hobbies.

    FYI, my wife has her spaces as well for her activities.:)
     
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  15. South Prairie Jim

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    As far as gadgets I suppose my I phone is top of the heap.
    All the rest is just reloading equipment 101
     
  16. km101

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    A kinetic bullet puller......for those “oh crap” moments when you think something might be wrong!
     
  17. Jeff Flannery

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    That's a GREAT idea!! I never thought of that! Off to the reloading room I go!!
     
  18. Highland Lofts

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