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Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by sean justice, Sep 20, 2008.

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  1. sean justice

    sean justice TS Member

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    building a bench in a few days and shelves, how about some pics of your reloading area, kind of a strange request,but would like some ideas.
     
  2. nipper

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    do a search on reloading bench you will get plenty info,around 8 months ago there was a huge thread on the same topic

    bill
     
  3. ricks1

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    when did they start useing helments for trap? sporting clays yes if your the trapper on station 2
     
  4. cubancigar2000

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    last time someone posted one with built in cabinets and all, it was the bomb
     
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    NRMA, National reloading Manufacturers association has a nice heavy duty bench plan. If you are starting from scratch I would reccomend it. It used to be free, but the last time I looked it had a small charge to d/l it. I then found it elsewhere.

    Google is your friend.

    HM
     
  6. cubancigar2000

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    bigbore613 had a nice photo of his
     
  7. Shooting Coach

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    THIS is the bench of a totally obsessed Shooting Coach. LOL

    Build it out of two 3/4" pieces of floor grade plywood, and mount it securely to wall and floor. Sand and seal like a piece of furniture, and think about end use and priorities before you start whacking holes and such in the bench. Think about electrical hookups and such.

    Better too big than too small. My bench is 14' long, and has a full load.

    Make sure storage shelves are mounted into wall studs.
     
  8. Shooting Coach

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    One fourth of the bench is dedicated for shotshell reloading.

    I have bolts in from under the bench, and use wing nuts to quickly change presses to the same spot. A bushing and load chart is right beside the press, on the wall.

    Have ONE place where you keep the powder you are using, and always place it there.

    I NEVER have any powder except the one I am using at the time in reach. I use 12 different types of powder for rifle, handgun and shotshell. Believe it or not, I have cut down.
     
  9. BDodd

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    This is a well used, no longer needed computer desk and it permits me to fly with the 9000H. Reloaded shells fall into the PVC pipe and directed to a cardboard box under the desk top. Spent primers drop through a hole and land in a large nut can on the little shelf.<a href="http://s16.photobucket.com/albums/b41/rdodd/?action=view&current=Loader1.jpg" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    Then I have a set of cheap kitchen cabinets and plywood counter top where a Grabber can be located anywhere on it's permanent plywood base for loading other recipes than that on the hydraulic. Benches can be done with very little money and be quite serviceable......breakemall....Bob Dodd
     
  10. ec90t

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    ricks1,

    If you look closely, that is a "Rossi" helmet.

    ec90t
     
  11. jbmi

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    A preformed counter top and an inexpensive base cabinet from Home Depot on a 2x4 frame makes a work bench with a nice finished look. Make it as long as space allows. Spent primers drop into yellow bucket, finished shells drop down tube into plastic pan.
    <img src=<a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v460/jbmich/?action=view&current=IMG_0931.jpg" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a></img>
     
  12. Dave P

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    I like to see posts of this nature. Always gives me new ideas and a little envy.
     
  13. AveragEd

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    There is a hard-back book titled "The Shooter's Workbench" that was published many years ago. The author's last name is Moser and I have a copy on those bookshelves just visible on the right of that photo. It contains a lot of good ideas for all sorts of shooting-related projects.

    My bench uses stair rail newel posts for legs and has a frame of 2"x6" lumber ripped to 5" - I couldn't find any style molding that came in both a 2-1/2" width for the top and the width of a 2x6, so I ripped the 2x6s to 5", which was available. The top is a layer of 2"x8" lumber covered by a sheet of 3/4" plywood with a nicely figured birch laminate top layer. The shelving is plain old pine with sliding glass doors. I used water-based semi-gloss urethane to finish it.

    The safe has since been replaced with one that is a foot taller and just over two feet wider. And the Rossi helmet is our son's - the Suomy is mine.

    Ed
     
  14. tom-n8ies

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    How do you guys with clean and neat benches get anything done?

    tom



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  15. Jim101

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    Not neat, But functional. Jim
     
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    An organized mind is a sick mind.

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  17. jbmi

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    Here's another little gizmo I found works for me. I have trays under each loader, they collect the shot and powder spilled or just lost during normal reloading. Notice the 1" hole on the right side of the MEC Quick Change base. After each session of reloading I'll take a small brush and push all the loose shot and powder that has spilled in the tray into that hole. That hole goes into a glass jar on the bottom of the bench that had it's metal top screwed to the underside of my loading bench. When it gets filled to a point where I wish to empty it I unscrew the jar and separate the powder and shot. It sure beats sucking the spillage up in a vacuum.
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  18. ric3677

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    You guys are way to organized.

    Rickyd
     
  19. FN in MT

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    Three foot by eight foot bench for my Spolar.
     
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