Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Reloading

Reloading Techniques For Reloading


Reply

Post Your Reloading Bench Pictures

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-30-2008, 03:08 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 19
Post Your Reloading Bench Pictures

Looking to get inspired.

Recently moved, have not been setup to load for over a year.
My winter project is to get the reloading room completed by mid February.

How about posting photos of your room, bench, etc.

Bernie
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-30-2008, 07:18 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 53
Re: Post Your Reloading Bench Pictures

Mine is made out of one of the 2X4 Basics kits. The picture below shows how I added extra 2x6 boards to make it more sturdy, and to give the press extra meat to mount to. The kit called for just one 2x4 running diagionally across. That would not have been strong enough. I used 3/4 plywood for the top and bottom shelf. I do not currently have it mounted to the wall studs. I have 10K each of .40 and .45 bullets in boxes on the bottom shelf. The weight of that makes this bench sturdy as a brick shithouse.



Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-31-2008, 01:50 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 393
Re: Post Your Reloading Bench Pictures

Mine is made from solid timber (Australian hardwood-Victorian Ash, which is a Eucalypt.). The benchtop is over 2" thick and the legs are just under 4" square. The support rails are 2"x4", and there is a solid timber shelf underneath and solid timber shelving attached on top of the benchtop at the rear.

Obviously my picture doesn't work!

Last edited by MagnumManiac; 12-31-2008 at 01:53 AM. Reason: picture doesn't work
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-31-2008, 09:43 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Sagauache County, Co...3170 sq miles, not a single stop light!
Posts: 664
Re: Post Your Reloading Bench Pictures

It will take me a couple days to get my bench cleaned off to the point you can see it, and i am not embarrassed to show it to someone! AJ
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-31-2008, 01:38 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,515
Re: Post Your Reloading Bench Pictures

Getting the reloading / workbench cleared off this time of year just ain't going to happen. I will however post a picture of the basic design. The table top is 2 layers of 3/4" plywood covered with 1/4" tempered masonite. The legs and frame are 4x4 and 2x4 construction and the upright surfaces are pegboard and they can extend the full width of the bench if you make the rear horizontal 2x4s extend that far. The table top is screwed to the frame with 3" sheetrock screws. My table top is 2' deep and 6' wide

__________________
GRAVITY. It's not just a good idea. It's the LAW!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-31-2008, 01:41 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: San Jose, Ca
Posts: 268
Re: Post Your Reloading Bench Pictures

I have to say the samething. Mine is not that clean at all and I usually have to clean it up if I need to do a run of ammo.
__________________
Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence. The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference. - George Washington

Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.' -Unknown
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-31-2008, 09:20 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 439
Re: Post Your Reloading Bench Pictures

One item that helps a LOT when mounting presses, drill and tap an 8"x8" 1/4" plate, drill the holes for your press, tap them, install studs to bolt the press to, and then bolt the plate to the bench. This spreads the force generated by the press over a wider footprint.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Post Your Reloading Bench Pictures
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to post pictures Iron Worker Guns For Sale 1 05-09-2010 04:58 PM
how to post pictures frederick.208 Guns For Sale 2 04-08-2009 05:06 PM
HOW DO YOU POST PICTURES - HELP !! Down Under Hunter Long Range Hunting & Shooting 3 08-02-2007 02:12 PM
Practice post (trying to post pictures) winmagman Long Range Hunting & Shooting 0 12-09-2004 07:17 PM
Need to know how to post some pictures gonzo exspress Long Range Hunting & Shooting 5 06-23-2004 04:26 PM

Current Poll
Do you watch outdoor shows live or by recording them?
Always recorded - 13.33%
110 Votes
Mostly recorded - 24.12%
199 Votes
Sometimes recorded - 14.42%
119 Votes
Rarely or never recorded - 48.12%
397 Votes
Total Votes: 825
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC