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Old June 16, 2011, 08:18 PM   #376
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Old June 17, 2011, 10:51 AM   #377
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Nice, clean, well lit, roomy, looks great.
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Old June 17, 2011, 11:52 AM   #378
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Shootist these old eyes needs lots of light lol
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Old June 17, 2011, 05:12 PM   #379
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Here's mine. Have a 12'x20' cave in the backyard that has 2 rooms. Back room is for reloading 7'x12'. Previous owners had a sub-floor built in the back room. I gutted it and left the floor beams in as bench and shelf starters, but they were too low for a bench, so I built it up which allowed me the opportunity for the built-in compartments.



I couldn't live with not utilizing the spaces at the ends of the bench so I did this





I'm new to reloading, but I was very committed to the hobby. I amassed knowledge, equipment, tools, and components for a year and a half. You guys and this forum were a gigantic help, resource, and motivation. I have built one workbench in my entire life, so it was a large undertaking for me, as I am not a builder of things. I had to listen to my buddy for a while "what's taking you so long?", "you think too much!". He doesn't shoot much less reload, so he didn't understand. I didn't want any regrets after I was done. I have subsequently loaded my first rounds recently. Started with .38 special. Haha, I even bought a new S&W mdl 67 chambered in .38 because I didn't want to use my .357s to test loads. Here are the results of my first 4 10-shot groups. Target at the 9 0'clock position were the first 10 rounds I ever reloaded. Did a 4-way split on powder weight-3.7, 3.9, 4.1, 4.3 gr off W-231 pushing a Berrys 158 FP, Magtech SPP, Speer once fired cases. Fired at 10 yds. Results are a topic for another discussion. I owe you guys a lot. Thanks to all.
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Old June 17, 2011, 10:48 PM   #380
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gigante very nice reloading room,I like your storage great idea!!
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Old June 18, 2011, 06:44 PM   #381
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Thanks MO! It means a lot. I don't really have friends that shoot, so I don't get much feedback. Any feedback, positive or negative, from you guys is welcome. Just got back from shooting my first .45 reloads! Reloading is great!
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Old June 18, 2011, 08:55 PM   #382
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Someday I'll do my own reloading. For now, I'll just continue saving my brass and shotgun shells.
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Old June 19, 2011, 12:38 PM   #383
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Just Started Building My Room

Wow some great rooms here. Just started my room, I'll post more pics when it's done.

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Old June 19, 2011, 12:54 PM   #384
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Shootist,
I went back in the post and found your reloading room pics...All I can say is WOW!! what a nice neat well organized reloading room you have and well equipped!! I could get lost in there all day long lol very nice!
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Old June 19, 2011, 01:38 PM   #385
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But it’s not as roomy as yours, everything is tight for space. Can be a little cramped with more than 2 people in there. I am working on some new lighting cause my old eyes need lots o light too. Not to mention the reading glasses. Oh well, at least I can still shoot without them. lol. Good loading to you.
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Old June 19, 2011, 02:50 PM   #386
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Nice rooms, Gigante and MO! I cleaned up my bench today, even pulled the cover off my 550. Found everything to make it work, too. Gonna have a little fun in there this afternoon.
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Old June 19, 2011, 05:56 PM   #387
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Thanks TXGunNut
Sounds like a great afternoon working with a Dillion!
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Old June 20, 2011, 08:06 AM   #388
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Old June 21, 2011, 08:46 AM   #389
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Mine

A bit on the crowded side, but works for me.
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Old June 21, 2011, 09:12 AM   #390
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Kudos to all the nice reloading rooms and benches.

Although I have a 2'x6' bench along with dedicated cabinets in the garage, over the years, I have migrated to reloading on a sit-down portable castered bench indoors in the comforts of AC/heating (especially in the 100F+ heat of summer). I now use the garage bench mainly to clean/polish brass with the Berry's tumbler.

This is a 2'x3' portable bench that gets rolled around the house. I used the casters from Harbor Freight furniture dolly and I can resize the heavy walled military .308 without moving the bench even empty. The portable bench allows me to sort/process brass in the living room watching TV with the family, out in the patio watching a sunset while sipping iced tea, etc. I reload in the quiet of early weekend morning as the sun comes up so I can focus while everyone else is still asleep.



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Old June 21, 2011, 12:10 PM   #391
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Hello , new to the forum, thought I would post pictures of my hand loading setup ,,,, thanks
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Old June 22, 2011, 07:21 AM   #392
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my simple humble abode...
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Old June 22, 2011, 02:38 PM   #393
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Nice and neat. Not sure what that noose in the upper left is for though. Don’t tell if we don’t need to know. lol. Happy Loading
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Old June 22, 2011, 04:41 PM   #394
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I can't post a pic of mine Can't find it under all the brass on top of it. I have sorta 2 benches. One is just a small vanity with the press,the other is a 4 foot by 3 foot bench with all the other stuff on it.
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Old June 22, 2011, 11:28 PM   #395
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A bit on the crowded side, but works for me.
Wow! Very nice.


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Old July 5, 2011, 02:36 PM   #396
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Old July 12, 2011, 08:57 AM   #397
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My most recent upgrade from Lee, the Classic Turret

I still have plans for my original Lee C frame single stage press, but jumped on the lee turret classic, it's been fun getting this little guy setup, have 5 tool turrets loaded up so far, been buying all the extra things I needed to get this thing moving. I also added another 6' bench down the right side, L shape layout, for my Dillon Swager and rifle holder, and general clean top bench.
Enjoy. This is just under two years of getting started. I been having fun, the most usefull tool so far was the RCBS motorized case trimmer, so much easier and faster, although not as much exercise lol !

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Old July 15, 2011, 07:32 AM   #398
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Real Man caves.

What a great way to spend coffee time this am, lookin at everyones setup.

I mounted mine on top of the washer and dryer. She got it all.
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Old July 20, 2011, 05:09 PM   #399
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My ex got almost everything !

But I managed to keep my three shops, guns, reloading gear, and the house. Wow.
By the skin on my teeth lol !.
Oh I just got the little Lee turret press setup, with 5 turrets, so I can do 30.06, .308, 38/357 and .223, big blue is only for match 45acp. As I burn them buggers pretty fast if I'm playing that game.
I still have the lee singlestage press, it's new duty is the Hornedy bullet puller job. And am experimenting with the trailer reciever type of mounting, so I can just swap the presses around. Also building a shelf with pegs to hold the turrett heads up and out of the way.
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Old July 22, 2011, 06:13 AM   #400
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Some very nice setups on the preceding pages. Have not been at reloading for too long, a couple of years. This is a laminated table top mounted to the wall. I added the square steel bracket from two of the bolts in a Rock Dock to the floor. Very solid and it works well for me.

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