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  • Mike_from_Texas

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    Depends on process. I sit for steps like trimming/priming/charging, but prefer to stand for all press activities. Set up my benches for standing height, but can sit using a bar-stool.

    Same here. All case prep and powder charging Is done sitting down. All press work is standing up.

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    I have a photo on my other 'puter, I think. Will take a look for you.

    My workbench sits in a corner of the garage. It is 2x4, doubled in the front and doubled 2x6 front legs, with a primo piece of oak faced plywood on for the working surface. (use deck screws, not nails or it will eventually come apart!)

    The left side is for general purpose work, and the right side of the "L" is my reloading bench. I have a Dillon 550B (for pistol and .223) slightly left, a powder measure in the center, and the RCBS Junior on the right has now been replaced with a Lyman turret that I inherited from a friend that passed.

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    Note the case lube pad in the foreground, you will need this for rifle rounds, but go easy on the lube... if you don't, you will put a dent in the cases.

    Also note the shell holder trays on the wall. These are useful for batch processing when using a single stage press.

    I have an old 505 RCBS beam scale in the background on the left that I use to double check the electronic/digital scale (Franklin). There is also a powder trickler, cuz with rifle rounds I weigh every powder load.

    The margarine tubs are how I keep my brass.

    The work area is kinda messy, but still safe.

    Under the bench are the buckets for brass cleaning media and the brass tumbler.

    Powder is kept in a heavy plywood closed cabinet for fire protection. NEVER have more powder on the bench than you are currently using. Pour your powder into whatever measure, then put the jug safely back in the cabinet.


    Sorry I can't find the other pic I thought I had.
    That looks like the setup I had.
     

    striker55

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    Had?

    What happened???
    I was shooting in competition, IHMSA, it was easy to collect brass and 7br you couldn't buy loaded rounds. Sold those guns and bought semi auto guns. Pain in the neck collecting brass and ammo wasn't so bad in price.
     

    benenglish

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    I was shooting in competition, IHMSA, it was easy to collect brass and 7br you couldn't buy loaded rounds. Sold those guns and bought semi auto guns. Pain in the neck collecting brass and ammo wasn't so bad in price.
    When I shot IHMSA, towards the end, I was using a 7.62x39 because it was accurate enough with decent quality Russian ammo for less than 10 cents/round. The same thought process had me shooting lots of 9mm Blazer for less than 8 cents/round. At those prices and with my less than stellar accuracy requirements, reloading didn't make sense.

    Times change. :(
     
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