View Full Version : Finally got my reloading bench setup!

02-22-2009, 06:15 PM
Havent needed to do any reloading in quite a while, do havent bothered! But now that I have a .204 on the way, and wifey has a 22-250 it looks like we are gonna need to start hand rolling some varmint gitters!

I dont have a lot of room for reloading, so am making due with what I have. Craftsman bench I got on sale really cheap, and took the original table top off, and put a 3/4" MDF top on instead.

Hoping I like where I have everything positioned...if not, then its a simple matter to move things around!!

Hoping to buy an RCBS chargemaster pro combo later this year...as long as work stays busy!!

Here are a couple pix:



02-22-2009, 06:21 PM
That should work... need to dig my crap out of the garage and get some .40 loaded up... just might have to rearrange the garage so I can get my bench set up.

02-22-2009, 06:40 PM
Yeah...lack of room is my biggest problem!!

02-22-2009, 07:36 PM
It sure do look good..But if it were me..I'd put two tops like the one you have on it. It'll last longer and the second I would use plywood. I also have a bench like yours except mine is a Kenendy with 1 1/2 inch maple top. The darn thing is compact and works just fine for most of what you need to do. I also have another bench that was built from the NRMA plans you can buy. It is very heavy and is what I use for doing my bullet swaging. I bought it from a fellow at a yard sale last year for 40 bucks..I also bought (quite) a few guns from him. My Kennedy doesn't have the back on it like yours does.. I'm jealous.;) It is also much much cleaner than any of mine. I'm very jealous:D Now go make lots of bullets...now I'll go clean my benches off. I really need to...Then I can go make bullets too.

BTW did ya have to put the whole thing together? Had to put my Kennedy loading bench together..What a pain!!:)

02-22-2009, 07:39 PM
Is that an ADULT BEVERAGE I see on that loading Bench??? Oh you bad bad boy you!! Oh and I am jealous about the lights too.:p

02-22-2009, 08:23 PM
Only the finest beers allowed on that table :p

LOL! Yeah I had to build it...was pretty easy. I wouldnt mind another light or two yet...still pretty dark there!!

Im gonna see how the top holds up...not going to be loading anything really big yet...

I cant start making bullets though, seems .204 brass is in REALLY short supply these days!!!

02-22-2009, 08:28 PM
If I had some 204 I'd let ya have some. Got lots of others..including 17 Rem but no 204. Lights help with the loading process.:cool:

02-22-2009, 08:34 PM
Everyone and their dog has .204 on backorder...

also couldnt get H335, or Remington 7 1/2 primers!! Hope some orders start coming in!!

02-22-2009, 08:44 PM
I happen to have lots of powder. Primers are the ones I am a bit short on. Have an 8 lber of H335

Dan Morris
02-22-2009, 09:11 PM
Nice looking rig! I too would go for the double top.