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Thread: New reloading bench ideas

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    New reloading bench ideas

    Hey guys, I'm sure it's been asked before but we have shifted house and I'm looking to build a new reloading bench. If you have any do's or dont's or pictures of set ups for ideas would be much appreciated.
    Aim small , miss small

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    Plenty of ideas in old threads, just saw your post on Reloaders page.
    https://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co....g-bench-31987/

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    dont build it too low - bending down to do everything gets old fast
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    Be more involved and less impressed.

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    I used some metal seismic strips i had to attach my table to the skirting boards and architraves to stop my table wobbling. Worked a treat

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    Work out how big you need then double it,my bench is inside my gun safe so a lot of prep happens in the Garage.Plus never enough storage.
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    Greetings Curtis27,
    If you think you may shift again some time it may be best to build a free standing one and fix it to the wall. If you shift later you can just unscrew it and take it with you. Mine is built on an old school desk which I have been known to take to the range with me. My son's loading bench has lockable wheels.
    Regards Grandpamac.

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    the top of mine is a 2" slab of wattle.......works great for bolting press to.....made matching reloading blocks in each calibre....and screwed one block the .270 sized case one to bench in right position...wee box my scales sits on at eye height also screwed to bench. by screwing then to bench top...they never move and cant be tipped over.
    my brother has bits attched to blocks thet go into a vice......when needed and away when not....thought about doing same and G clamping to bench top.....
    make it big....mine is 2 foot wide and 6 feet long and still not big enough once all the extra bits n bobs get put on...
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    See if you can commander an old kitchen top, they are real easy to clean up ( formica style top ) and are pretty dimensionally stable. Sink can be handy for other jobs too.
    Cruise past the local kitchen installers scrap bin every now and then or for a packet of biscuits they might leave an old good one for you.
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    Make sure you have enough overhang front of bench top to allow for press linkages to clear and easy access to press bolts .
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