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I'm jealous of your reloading benches mine is just a little guy stuck in the corner of my garage.
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Did you get all that powder from the store near me? Now I where and who's been buying all that powder leaving us little guys dry with no powder Been dry in my area but looks like you have a good supply there buddy! Nice job on your setup. Very inspirational.
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Why is this not a sticky yet?
The number of page views is higher than most of the current stickies already.
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O my humble setup is lacking greatly
Its coming along alright
slowly but surely


O ya this needs to be a sticky
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NOW THAT"S COOL!!!!!!! Let's see press on the left and a press on the right. Do you reload simultaneously assuming each hand is working a press Wonder how many rounds a minute that would be.
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Whats in the black can with the yellow lid and the explosive sticker?
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Finally cleaned it up a little bit.
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Hahaha, that's my 6 year old daughter's Crickett. Thanks BTW
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It's MUCH more messy now, but this is a pic I took after finishing the bench and mount.

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Here's mine. 1st time ever undertaking something like this, but I have a back room in the cave and put a lot of thought into it.



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Poor College Student's Reloading Bench v1.00 ~$22
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Design time: 2hrs across 1 week
Build time: 7 hours across 3 days - 5 hours first day




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Here is my setup. I'm new to reloading, but bought all this (and other things not picrutered). Made 100 match .308 last weekend.



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Did you get all that powder from the store near me? Now I where and who's been buying all that powder leaving us little guys dry with no powder Been dry in my area but looks like you have a good supply there buddy! Nice job on your setup. Very inspirational.
That looks like a little more than 20lbs...
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sorry for the mess...some stuff has changed and hopefully i can get some newer pics up of the other loading room...
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Should be ready to start loading this weekend....well, after my boolits get here from Cabelas . Been buying up stuff over the last couple weeks and will be set up to load .223 and .308

Put together the bench last Sun and made the final set ups today. Really happy with the bench....solid (home depot husky).

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It's not much, but is functional. Press: Dillion RL550b on strong mount. I currently have quick change for .223 and .40 s&w, with 45 acp on the wish list. The workbench I picked up on Craigslist for $80 and has solid oak top. And it's solid. The drawers house all my other tools, dies, stuff, you know. The cabinet is where I keep my tumbler, powder in a box, scale when not on bench. Speaking of the scale, I traced a ring around the adjustment part and if I put it in the same place every time it's balanced or close to it with little adjustment. The table on the left has RCBS Partner press I use for extra stuff, decapping, pulling bullets, etc. and I can move it around to wherever I'm working. The rack on the right shelves my cases in plastic bins from Dollar Tree, the garbage can is full of brass, file thingy with manuals, notebook, books, etc. and I sto my Super Swage there. I mounted swage on a block that I can move around or take inside and swage on the coffee table while watching TV. The pegboard is handy for keeping tools I find myself using a lot. Lastly, before y'all try and pull my Mancard, the ironing board is for setting my guns on behind me while I'm working. Folds up, it's padded, and sto's easily!

Oh, and I mounted my Dillon left of center so I still have room to work to the right and it doesn't stick me in the corner while reloading. Like I said, not much but works for me so far!









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Almost exactly how mine looks except mine isnt as nice and has 2 4x4's for legs and is attached to the wall. I really like my humble little setup.

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My apt set up. Whole show packs up into an old wine box. I have a small Dillon set up in my GF's parents shop but this is enough to crank out test loads etc. for my rifles at home.

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My humble apartment setup. Loading up .223 and .40 S&W with a Lee classic turret bolted to a cheap but solid old nightstand. Screwed the nightstand into the wall and the whole thing is pretty darn sturdy.

Thinking about having the drawer pull out and cut some plywood to fit over that and extend the bench another 10 inches or so, but be able to put away when not needed.

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9in1twist -

You're using a Dillon primer alarm exactly how I'm using one....to alarm for low powder.

At least it appears to me anyway. It works great!

Cool man cave/loading area too!
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You're using a Dillon primer alarm exactly how I'm using one....to alarm for low powder.

At least it appears to me anyway. It works great!

Cool man cave/loading area too!


Works good!
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Per my request, I asked for this thread to be a sticky.
This thread can give new reloader's ideas of what other reloader's have and how to setup their benches. Its been a 2 years since I bought a home, built a reloading bench but havent reloaded since moving in. Ill be posting my picture once I clean out my garage and install my dillon xl650 next to my lee single stage.

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1-Just my new Dust Covers for my Twin-650's. You know I hated to throw out my old plastic bags, after 10 yrs...


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Awesome Man. Incredible. I had to pinch myself...twice. Oh I wish to have a setup like that one day. I salute you. Be safe and prosper Brother in arms.
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Finally cleaned it up a little bit.
Sweet. Like the racked weapons over there too including the pink one (LOL). Hope you have a secure location or safe them at night.
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