Reloading bench

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by mrbirdguy, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. mrbirdguy

    mrbirdguy New Member

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    I am intrested in building myself a reloading bench
    What should I include in it or on it? For now I use a hand press
    So are the power charge thing worth it? But. I am hear to learn. More about a bench?
     
  2. lonewolf101

    lonewolf101 New Member

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    If you have the room build it about 6" long 8 " would be ok to for presses tumbler and whatever else also make a shelf under the table to store things.
     

  3. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    A reloading bench is like a gun safe.They are never big enough for what you really need.

    Just build a good sturdy bench,and reinforce the area where your press/presses will be mounted.Shelves also come in handy for storage of brass/bullets/powders/primers/dies,etc.
     
  4. DougB

    DougB New Member

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    I would build it 6-8' long and about 30-38" deep.
     
  5. 1hole

    1hole New Member

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    "So are the power charge thing worth it?"

    You will want a powder charge thing of some kind but there are a lot of options at a very wide range of costs. Without a clue what "thing" you're referring to ...?

    A strudy bench that's high and large enough to let us work comfortably is probably the most important reloading "tool" we can have. Mine is 8' x 22" wide x 42" high and it works well for me. Anything wider than 20-22" just ends up being fulled with stuff on the back side, not for working space. Make your top about belt buckle high and plan to block your presses up enough so you can fully depress the lever without bending over, your back will thank you.
     
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  6. mrbirdguy

    mrbirdguy New Member

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    I am referring to the power charge things that you fill with powder and crank out the handle to get powder
    I use a scope and a digital scale currently long process
     
  7. 1982flh80

    1982flh80 New Member

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    My bench

    Not much to look at. Been in use 20yrs. LEE, RCBS and an assortment of other components make up my reloading station. Bench top was fabricated from a household door and 1/2 inch particle board. Works double as a work bench when making repairs on my vehicles, mostly my HD.
     

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  8. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    my suggestions for a reloading bench, it depends on where you are putting it and how much room you have to use. my suggestion, make it as long as you can, no more than 24-26" deep, and put it about waist high. if possible mount the legs to the floor and the back mounted to the wall for stability. now my reasons, length, you will always want more room! highth, waist high because this will be in your comfort zone, width, 24-26" because of reach, anything much deeper becomes an area for clutter and wasted space.
     

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  9. mrbirdguy

    mrbirdguy New Member

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    I am 28 still living at home so I have my own shed but reserved for my Luther hobby wood working so the bench I make will have to go in my bedroom for now any good suggestions there also thsnks
     
  10. lonestardiver

    lonestardiver New Member

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    I used to have a small bench in a walk in closet when I lived in an apartment...
    Also consider a black and decker workmate folding work bench...