Building the Perfect Reloading Room

bullcityrising77

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The corner of a (big) walk-in closet. Modest but adequate so far. I do most of my gunsmithing in another room, so this area is just for reloading. I do wish the desk was bench height, but it was already here and I didn't see any reason to rebuild.
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Mike 556

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Im planning on building another bench along the right wall so I can add another press and maybe some case-prep stuff, to keep it separate from the loading bench. I also want to add a quick change track to the new bench so I can move stuff around as I please.







Great looking setup! Better looking pup! :)
Mike
 
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MountainHunter

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This setup is working out pretty well for me, a lot better than my last one that was a mobile bench that I had to work from both sides.

It's probably not as fast as a progressive but I'm able to go from an unprepped case to a finished round in the time it's taking the Chargemaster to throw 42 grains of 4350, about 25 seconds.

I'm pretty much sick of my RCBS presses that I got from my uncle though. I got them from him 10 years ago and I have no idea how long he had them before that. I'm thinking I need to try a COAX.





 
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My reloading area is in the living portion of our home. I used a bench I had built for years when I was shooting pistol comps and LRP rifle stuff, but the bench just didn’t fit in. We live in a renoed country home that was built in 1895 but the basement is not suitable for precision equipment (damp). I stopped pistol comps about 4 years ago and decided to downsize a bit. I wanted to be able to continue to load pistol and rifle but on a smaller bench. I wanted the bench to look like a piece of furniture and fit in with the rest of the room.

I followed this thread and others looking for ideas. I finally came across the bench that Terry H built, and with his permission, stole his design. Hired a retired cabinet maker who is also a shooter, and put together a plan, settled on a price, materials, etc... A few months later, I’m kind of “moved in”.

Solid White Oak construction, 100 lb rated slides, 5/4” top with T track (I have multiple presses mounted on aluminum plate), 3/4” Maple drawers, etc... It’s built Hell for stout and HEAVY.

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My reloading area is in the living portion of our home. I used a bench I had built for years when I was shooting pistol comps and LRP rifle stuff, but the bench just didn’t fit in. We live in a renoed country home that was built in 1895 but the basement is not suitable for precision equipment (damp). I stopped pistol comps about 4 years ago and decided to downsize a bit. I wanted to be able to continue to load pistol and rifle but on a smaller bench. I wanted the bench to look like a piece of furniture and fit in with the rest of the room.

I followed this thread and others looking for ideas. I finally came across the bench that Terry H built, and with his permission, stole his design. Hired a retired cabinet maker who is also a shooter, and put together a plan, settled on a price, materials, etc... A few months later, I’m kind of “moved in”.

Solid White Oak construction, 100 lb rated slides, 5/4” top with T track (I have multiple presses mounted on aluminum plate), 3/4” Maple drawers, etc... It’s built Hell for stout and HEAVY.

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That turned out fantastic!!
 

RNWRKNP

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My Sophisticated Redneck reloading rig for when it’s 100 and holy shit it’s hot in the garage. Gave my wife a choice, I can build something permanent in the house or I can do this. God bless her for putting up with me and this is where I landed. Gorilla platform $29, left over wood $0, left over tech screws $0, left over wood screws $0, reloading in the AC........priceless😎

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Sinocopa

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I recently built a new haven for my daily operations. :)

Here's some pictures in no particular order. There is simply too much going on in this room to get pictures of everything.



















Yep, this is what I want my reloading room to look like! Mine is in my living room right now lol
 
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