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efman
10-21-2011, 23:48
Hey guys i'm interested in starting to reload. I've never done it before but it looks like a good way to save money and have a relaxing hobby at the same time.

I would like to see pictures of where ya'll reload. I"m looking for some ideas of what a set up should look like and how much space I will need to really have A nice reloading station.


CLIFF NOTES: POST PICS OF YOUR RELOADING STATIONS.

Hoser
10-22-2011, 07:01
I think there is already a few threads running on bench pics, but...

http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac105/puebloshooter/Reloading%20Stuff/DSC02568.jpg

http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac105/puebloshooter/Reloading%20Stuff/DSC02772.jpg

jmorris
10-22-2011, 07:14
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o213/jmorrismetal/reloading/DSC02298.jpg

unclebob
10-22-2011, 07:23
<a href="http://s139.photobucket.com/albums/q281/Unclebob46/Reloading%20bench/?action=view&amp;current=100_0631.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q281/Unclebob46/Reloading%20bench/100_0631.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

<a href="http://s139.photobucket.com/albums/q281/Unclebob46/Reloading%20bench/?action=view&amp;current=100_0632.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q281/Unclebob46/Reloading%20bench/100_0632.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

thorn137
10-22-2011, 20:36
http://www.neverwake.com/treason/gear/lnlmount.jpg

thorn

ursoboostd
10-23-2011, 08:49
I have another caliber setup that's not in this picture, but up to date for the most part.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v449/ursoboostd/stuff/reloading048.jpg

EL_NinO619
10-23-2011, 12:49
http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac135/Justin_Moreau/2011-03-31093430.jpg?t=1317946631


http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac135/Justin_Moreau/socom015-1.jpg


http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac135/Justin_Moreau/socom016.jpg?t=1318229718

All of it just to keep this beast feed.. 1908 Colt .25acp..LoL


http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac135/Justin_Moreau/2011-08-23215617.jpg

skyflyer
10-23-2011, 15:49
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/skyflyer00/reloading003.jpg

bdhawk
10-23-2011, 17:41
ok, here is mine......

RustyFN
10-23-2011, 20:19
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a1d735b3127ccefe4931934d7400000030O00DZOGblm4Yg9vPhI/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

Colorado4Wheel
10-23-2011, 20:31
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r215/98sr20ve/DSC_3503.jpg

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r215/98sr20ve/DSC_3520.jpg

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r215/98sr20ve/DSC_3295.jpg

Various stages of the same bench.

shotgunred
10-23-2011, 20:53
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a1d735b3127ccefe4931934d7400000030O00DZOGblm4Yg9vPhI/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

This looks a little bluer than last time I saw it.

Colorado4Wheel
10-23-2011, 21:02
I thought the same thing.

Why do Dillons look so green in a lot of pictures.

freakshow10mm
10-23-2011, 21:13
I'll play. Haven't loaded in a couple weeks as I'm changing benches and reorganizing my workspace.

Super 1050 and Rockchucker for metallic cartridges. Storage underneath bench and in the built in shelving in the wall.


Shotgun stuff.

MEC 600JR 20ga.

Required feet in picture. Hulls separated by shot size so I don't have to remark them.

Misc stuff. Wads, box packer, shot bars, shot and powder bushings, tidbits.

GioaJack
10-24-2011, 09:54
One of these days I'm going to read one of those manuals you guys are always talking about and learn how to use these damn things. Is loading dangerous?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcT6Tyv4Unw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Esf-fUo9Qk

I plan on buying a gun within the next few months so that if I do learn how to load I'll be able to shoot them. Are Highpoints any good? :dunno:


Jack

dkf
10-24-2011, 10:57
Are Highpoints any good? :dunno:

Absolutely. One of the best hammers I've ever used.:whistling:

DoctaGlockta
10-24-2011, 11:38
One of these days I'm going to read one of those manuals you guys are always talking about and learn how to use these damn things. Is loading dangerous?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcT6Tyv4Unw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Esf-fUo9Qk

I plan on buying a gun within the next few months so that if I do learn how to load I'll be able to shoot them. Are Highpoints any good? :dunno:


JackOf all the guns I take to the range (except my AR with a slide fire stock) the one that gets the most looks and questions is my hipoint 45 carbine. It is also very fun to shoot. YMMV.

nostradumass
10-24-2011, 16:39
I'll play. Haven't loaded in a couple weeks as I'm changing benches and reorganizing my workspace.

Super 1050 and Rockchucker for metallic cartridges. Storage underneath bench and in the built in shelving in the wall.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v239/freakshow10mm/DSCN2259.jpg

Shotgun stuff.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v239/freakshow10mm/DSCN2260.jpg
MEC 600JR 20ga.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v239/freakshow10mm/DSCN2261.jpg
Required feet in picture. Hulls separated by shot size so I don't have to remark them.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v239/freakshow10mm/DSCN2262.jpg
Misc stuff. Wads, box packer, shot bars, shot and powder bushings, tidbits.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v239/freakshow10mm/DSCN2263.jpg


:wavey:

shotgunred
10-24-2011, 17:42
Mine looks just like hozer's.
http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac105/puebloshooter/Reloading%20Stuff/DSC02568.jpg


Minus the cool cabinets.


Minus the nice floors and lights.


AND MINUS ALL THE PRESSES.

]<a href="http://s92.photobucket.com/albums/l18/whidbeyphotos/?action=view&amp;current=press1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l18/whidbeyphotos/press1.jpg" border="0" alt="height test 2"></a>


Ok OK mine doesn't look much like his at all.

RustyFN
10-24-2011, 18:27
This looks a little bluer than last time I saw it.

I bought one of those cheap fluorescent lights with the magnifying glass in the middle and that is probably why it looks different.

gforester
10-24-2011, 18:28
Not as nice as some since it is in my detached garage and I have no pretty cabinets, but maybe better than some because I have a lot of room, plenty of storage space and it is air conditioned.

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q285/gforester/LOADBENCH.jpg

RYT 2BER
10-24-2011, 18:40
Man, you guys look pretty serious...

Hopefully I won't get yelled at for this, but check out my deal on a new (old stock) Dillon press in the classifieds .... y'all look like you could always use another :supergrin:

http://glocktalk.com/classifieds/showproduct.php?product=17285&title=new-old-stock-dillon-sq-deal-reloader-crazy-price-21&cat=6

Wyoming
10-24-2011, 21:45
219920

219921

219922

219923

After many years and a few reloading benches later I wanted to keep it simple but functional and came up with this.

It works for me.

bdhawk
10-24-2011, 22:33
kinda a test pic posting

Steelhawk
11-26-2011, 10:59
This is my current bench, in a spare bedroom. It's not huge, but sure beats the garage in winter. It's not as neat right now. Eventually I will get another press, either a turret or progressive so I can load pistol ammo more quickly. That press will go to the right of the bench.

http://www.frontiernet.net/~blsplus/images/reloadbench1.jpg

trcubed
11-26-2011, 13:46
Mine made use of an extremely high garage ceiling (15')...

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k161/trcubed/DSCF0843.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k161/trcubed/DSCF0850.jpg

rpgman
11-26-2011, 14:08
When I get my Dillon 650xl in I'll post pics.

bxny10455
11-27-2011, 02:31
Not much but I like it.

aarolar
11-27-2011, 15:55
New house I just moved in I'm going from 900 sqft in town to 2050 sqft with a 44 acres in the woods. I'm happy as a man could be. Anyways here are two pictures of what I have so far.

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb287/aarolar/IMAG0096.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb287/aarolar/IMAG0097.jpg

gjk5
11-27-2011, 19:24
219920

219921

219922

219923

After many years and a few reloading benches later I wanted to keep it simple but functional and came up with this.

It works for me.

I fundamentally distrust anyone with a loading bench that clean.





JK, very nice setup!:supergrin:

bdhawk
11-27-2011, 20:02
Hey guys i'm interested in starting to reload. I've never done it before but it looks like a good way to save money and have a relaxing hobby at the same time.

I would like to see pictures of where ya'll reload. I"m looking for some ideas of what a set up should look like and how much space I will need to really have A nice reloading station.


CLIFF NOTES: POST PICS OF YOUR RELOADING STATIONS.

thanks for starting this thread, efman. they are usually fun, and informative. you see great ideas, and i am not above stealing some of 'em. as for great ideas, i liked 'Wyoming's' use of the plastic containers for storage. i bought so many my wife is/was kind miffed at me. i did get different sizes, though, to fit certain needs. even though they helped my organization, immensely, my shop is still no where as neat and tidy as 'Wyoming's'. thanks 'Wyoming', and thanks to all you guys for sharing. would love to see more.

GioaJack
11-27-2011, 20:17
I've been operated on in rooms dirtier than that. I'm assuming his man card application is under careful consideration. :whistling:


Jack

bdhawk
11-27-2011, 20:33
I've been operated on in rooms dirtier than that. I'm assuming his man card application is under careful consideration. :whistling:


Jack

look at my pics, again....and this is after tidying up for the photo session. the old adage, 'a place for everything, and everything in it's place', does not work for me. i do not have a place for everything. i have to move stuff around, from place to place, to get it outta my way.

the operating room i was in had several craftsman tool boxes setting around. nowhere as neat as 'Wyoming's', and others for that matter.

SinCityGlocker
11-27-2011, 22:38
Now that the long weekend has helped me tidy up my reloading spot, I'll get some pics when I get off work tomorrow.

bdhawk
11-27-2011, 23:26
I think there is already a few threads running on bench pics, but...

http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac105/puebloshooter/Reloading%20Stuff/DSC02568.jpg

http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac105/puebloshooter/Reloading%20Stuff/DSC02772.jpg

hozer, the blackish box on your bench is a promethius scale/measure, if memory serves. it is for the BR guys, and has a reputation of incredable accuracy. could you give us some more info? like,[me being the nosey sort] do they really cost $1300.00 to $1500.00?

kewa0501
11-27-2011, 23:47
Not a very fancy setup compared to what most of you guys have. That being said I reload in an apartment and have very limited space (Going to college currently.) I do .223, .38, .357, and .40 cal. Hope to have it set for 7.5 swiss soon enough so I can get my K-31 shooting!
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/374842_930677882461_56014385_42058953_1346543831_n.jpg

Hoser
11-28-2011, 08:58
hozer, the blackish box on your bench is a promethius scale/measure, if memory serves. it is for the BR guys, and has a reputation of incredable accuracy. could you give us some more info? like,[me being the nosey sort] do they really cost $1300.00 to $1500.00?

It is a Prometheus powder measure. Not used by benchrest shooters but mainly long range shooters. It will automatically dispense powder to within 1 kernal accuracy. Often I can shoot 10 rounds over a chronograph and have single digit ES.

The good news is that they dont cost $1300-1500. The bad news is they cost more. Much more.

Here are some better pics.

http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac105/puebloshooter/Reloading%20Stuff/DSC02746.jpg

http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac105/puebloshooter/Reloading%20Stuff/DSC02743.jpg

Wyoming
11-28-2011, 09:29
I fundamentally distrust anyone with a loading bench that clean.





JK, very nice setup!:supergrin:

Thanks! If it will make you feel better the clutter is behind the doors!

ruger rcm
11-28-2011, 13:31
I think there is already a few threads running on bench pics, but...

http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac105/puebloshooter/Reloading%20Stuff/DSC02568.jpg

http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac105/puebloshooter/Reloading%20Stuff/DSC02772.jpg


This isn't a bench, it's a darn factory!!:wow::wow:

Colorado4Wheel
11-28-2011, 14:15
I think he keeps a Hamster in that box on the right side. He is such a animal lover.

Hoser
11-28-2011, 21:24
I think he keeps a Hamster in that box on the right side. He is such a animal lover.

Gerbils...

GioaJack
11-28-2011, 22:04
Gerbils...


You keep a dead Nazi in a black box?


Jack

jeb_ingram
11-28-2011, 23:59
For my 500th post I'd like to show off my bench. 220787

Dillon 550 and RCBS Rockchucker. Simple but it works for me.