Reloading Bench Photos

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Olympus, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    I'll start it off, but I don't want to be the only bench on this thread. These kind of threads are great for people just starting out to get an idea of how everyone's setup differs.
     

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  2. Gordo323

    Gordo323 New Member

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    I've posted pics before, but for a dedicated thread here it is.
    Bought used and modified for re-loading. Less than $100 invested in bench itself, very sturdy!
     
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  3. Angry_bald_guy

    Angry_bald_guy Lifetime Supporting Member

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    I dont have a Reloading bench yet, but when I do, I will post it here.
     
  4. jetgirl

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    I don't have space for a dedicated reloading area.
    So I use a Black & Decker Workmate bench with a plywood top clamped down.
    The top has holes drilled where I bolt my press and powder measure.

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    Every time I want to reload, I drag everything out and set it all up.
    When I'm done, I stow the bench in the garage and all my equipment and components in a wooden chest.

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  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    well after many years of doing my gun work and reloading in the garage, a spare bedroom and the kitchen table, i bought a 10x14 storage shed earlier this year and am slowly turning it into what i want for reloading and working on guns. still a work in progress. but here it is as of now.
     

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  6. jetgirl

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    Nice!!!!!!
     
  7. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    thanks jetgirl. it was a bithday present to myself this year. i have always in the past just gotten by to do my gun stuff wherever there was some extra space in the house. it had really gotten to the point that it had outgrown itself. so it was time to have just a dedicated space to do my gun thing. the shed is lockable, but i don't store or keep my firearms in there. just a security issue to me. i still store my firearms in a custom closet in my office in the house. like i said, it's still a work in progress, and i will upgrade as the need arises.
     
  8. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i'm seeing some great setups here! i'm getting some more ideas for mine, keep em coming!
     
  9. fmj

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    Excellent stuff here folks!! IF i get around to it today after watching my Lions play, i might go down and snap some shots....i am in the process of reorganizing/cleaning my area so its kinda trashed...and it certainly isnt anything to brag about like some of these setups.

    Gordo, i am extremely jealous...that is too cool!! I want one!!

    Axxe, I would like to do something like that myself. Or just dedicate an area in the garage. But up here, cold damp winters are an issue and considering i heat my garage in the winter with a 35K propane fired salamander the moisture becomes even more of an issue.

    Lon, looks like you're lucky enough to have a dedicated room, too sweet.

    Oly, i think i might just have build something like what you have there.

    Last but certainly not least, Jetgirl. Hang in there. In time you'll have a nice set up. Really it doesnt take a ton of room to dedicate to a reloading space, all you need is a corner and small bench. Wait 'till you see my hole in the wall reloading room. :rolleyes: On a side note, being from Fort Waste, where do you get your components and such?
     
  10. jetgirl

    jetgirl New Member

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    Yeah, I keep telling my daughter when she moves out, not to plan on coming back because her bedroom is gonna turn into my "gun room" in no time flat! :D
     
  11. fmj

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    LMAO!!! Lemme know how that works out for ya....it looks as if my 21y/o is gonna be here forever. I keep telling him "I signed an 18 year contract! Your in breach of contract. I want my cash for the last 3 1/2 years. Now GET OUT!" ;):D It doesnt work.:rolleyes:
     
  12. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    jetgirl, tell her if she comes home to spend the night she will have to spend on the couch!

    fmj, hangin their, maybe they grow up one day!
     
  13. jetgirl

    jetgirl New Member

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    Yeesh! :eek: I didn't need to hear that...She's 18 and counting!
    (I like the "I signed an 18 year contract" bit, though...totally swiping that! :D)
     
  14. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i'm almost 50, never had kids, but that was funny!:rolleyes:
     
  15. Brother_COM

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    Firearms-Talk Decal Suggestion

    GREAT looking bench! the Firearms-Talk Sticker adds the finishing touch!
    Now I know EXACTLY what to do with mine!

    Glen
     
  16. fmj

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    OK kids, as promised. My little area in the dungeon. Its a (re) work in progress. i was mid way thru the cleaning/organizing detail when i couldnt take it anymore and decided to throw out some .44 mags yesterday for my scouting/fishing/shooting trip tues. I live in a 100 y /o home w/ wife and 3 kids. The only space i have to make "my own" is a corner in the basement. I could move out to the garage but i fear our humidity, weather extremes, and moisture created by my salamander would be counter productive.:rolleyes:

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  17. fmj

    fmj New Member

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    DAMN! Do i know how to kill a thread or what?!?! :rolleyes:
     
  18. Gordo323

    Gordo323 New Member

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    LOL
    I'm sure you didn't kill the thread!
    Nothing wrong with your set up, looks a lot more organized than what I had before I decided to build a dedicated bench!
    As long as the finished product goes "bang", and you enjoy building them, that is all that matters in the end! :cool:
    Re-loading benches are always a work in progress, they're never perfect!
     
  19. martyp

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    OK you guys. I'm shamed into posting photos of my cave. When the wife and I built this home ten years ago I dedicated a three car garage to be my workshop and reloading area. The house is one hundred feet long by thirty six feet deep, one story and the western end is partitioned off as a garage and shop area. The "front" 24 feet by 36 feet wide is a three car garage and the "back" twelve feet is a hobby shop where my gun safe and hobby benches are located. Here are the unretouched photos of my reloading setup not including my powder magazine and primer storage which is inside the house where the temp and humidity is controlled.
     

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