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Pics of your re-loading area?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Dschroeder83, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. Dschroeder83

    Dschroeder83 Member

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    I am planning to set up a small reloading the area in a corner of my garage Just was looking for some ideas if anybody was willing to share Pics. Running a single stage Mec sizemaster for 12ga
     
  2. himark

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  3. tombitt

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    here is my reload bench:

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  4. tombitt

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    Here is another angle:
     

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  5. ric3677

    ric3677 Well-Known Member

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    No way!

    Rick in MT
     
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  6. tmitom

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    Nice, neat reloading area! Wish I had the space to expand mine. Maybe put pics up when I get home from work.
     
  7. Dschroeder83

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    We were really impressed with your reloading setup when we came down to pickup the shell hopper kit from you. As I get to reloading more I may copy your idea for the giant shell hopper
     
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  8. 1100 REMINGTON MAN

    1100 REMINGTON MAN Well-Known Member

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    In a very small room.
     

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  9. dolton916

    dolton916 Well-Known Member

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    My area from 2015. It's a 30" X 12' X 1 1/2" workbench top on standard kitchen cabinets.




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  10. Lagamor

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    Your Dillon set up looks a lot like mine. Your bench is a lot cleaner though.
     
  11. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    Mine had to fit into a bedroom and serve all three kinds of reloading.

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    Stocks, especially of powder, have been increased since then.

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    Whatever you do, build it twice as sturdy as you think it has to be!

    Ed
     
  12. 10Goal

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    Here's my small space. The bench is 8 feet long and 2 feet deep. The base is an old, cast iron metal lathe, the top is 1/4" thick steel plate I salvaged from another old machine. When I want to mount a press, I drill and tap the steel top so I don't have to get under it with a wrench.

    There's 2-foot 8-inches of space in front of the bench to sit (or stand) - it's tight in there, especially for two people and a dog.

    What you see are two 366's, an XL650 (without casefeed), and the old standby RCBS Jr. I have the space set aside for a PW 375C for 3" 12ga and 2 3/4 20 ga - just haven't got to it yet.

    I try to load in bulk, so I bring in components/dies etc from a shed outside and set up to do hundreds at a time.

    I find if I have too much space, I tend to collect too much clutter. Often times for me, less is more. That said, this room is definitely too small. upload_2017-1-10_19-56-44.png
     
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  13. 10Goal

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    Nice shelving Ed. You're giving me ideas :)
     
  14. Dschroeder83

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    You guys have some impressive set ups! I'm still trying to figure out the best way to do a small area in the garage for a single stage loader I know if my table is too big it will just get cluttered with junk like my workbench
     
  15. huskr4life

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    Here is my set up. Pretty small space but works for me. The drawer under the loader is where the loaded shells drop into. I made my own oversized shot tube and when my powder tube got stained enough I had a hard time seeing through it I replaced it with clear PVC and made it 24" long. Now it holds close to enough powder to load a bag of shot and the shot tube will hold an entire bag of shot. IMG_20170111_061632_321.jpg IMG_20170111_061719_552.jpg
     
  16. theunloader

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    This is my messy reloading bench !! 2932.JPG 2933.JPG
     
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  17. Lagamor

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    Very impressive. Is that carpet on the top of you bench? Looks like it's easy to clean.

    It's so clean it looks like you don't use it. What do you do to keep it like that? Some kind of shop vacumn?
     
  18. Geoman15

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    Here's mine.
    Still working on organization. Includes my shotgun and metallic reloading equipment.
    I take the APEX off to mount my metallic case press. IMG_0468.JPG IMG_0469.JPG IMG_0470.JPG IMG_0472.JPG
    It's my office when I work from home and reloading room. I have a work desk not shown.
    Just added the shelving. Gotta make some shelves for the back of the reloading table for dies, etc.
    Work in progress.
    Geo
     
  19. tombitt

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    Messy?? Looks very organized and clean!! I like your bench may put some type of carpet down on one area of mine where I work on guns.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Tom
     
  20. tmitom

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    Here is my little piece of heaven............not much room but I make it work. The PW press is a work in progress.
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    I am working on the wife for better digs!!
     
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