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So much for reloading tonight...

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by buyobuyo, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. buyobuyo

    buyobuyo

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    I was going to work up a second round of 9mm cast load development, but I accidentally knocked my calipers off the bench and killed them. :crying: The needle ended up pointing in the wrong direction when closed and wouldn't reliable return to zero, so I took the calipers apart of see how they work.

    On a more upbeat note, I'll be picking up my new press tomorrow. Some may recall my last thread about the problems with my Lee press. I got it back about a week after I sent it off repair with a crushed ram and a broken toggle link. About 3 days after I got it back the toggle like broke again while swaging primer pockets, so I decided to break down and get the LNL Classic to keep my LNL AP company.

    Hopefully, I'll be able to build my new bench (7x3) this weekend or next. My current bench is just way too small.
     
  2. isn't 3 feet a bit deep? or are you going to have like an island type bench?
     


  3. IndyGunFreak

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    It's close, thats for sure. If you're tall/long armed, it's probably not bad. Short/short armed, it's probably to long. I'm pretty tall, and I think 3ft would be pushing it for me. 2.5ft seems about perfect.

    IGF
     
  4. ron59

    ron59 Bustin Caps

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    Mine's 3 feet deep... I only put larger things in the back, like bins. I like having large work spaces... you build it too small, then you're cramped.

    Of course, being a little taller helps as well...
     
  5. XDRoX

    XDRoX

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    Mine is 3' deep as well. It's a little deep but works fine.
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  6. Boxerglocker

    Boxerglocker Jacks #1 Fan

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    Harbor Freight has 6 inch digital calipers with a spare battery included for $9.99
    I bought yet another spare just to have them handy. :supergrin:
     
  7. unclebob

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    Mine is 3’ deep and wish it was about 6” deeper, that way my cabinet doors would be able too open all the way with out hitting the case feeder. So I had too get the SL900 shot bucket post too move the case feeder about 45 degrees too the left.
    If you can make the bench longer than the 7’ I would. Unless you are a neat freak you run out of space fast.
     
  8. GioaJack

    GioaJack Conifer Jack

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    Twelve point three inches here. Oh, oh, we're talking about benches... sorry, my bad.


    Jack
     
  9. unclebob

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    Only in your dreams.:tongueout:
     
  10. KiloBravo

    KiloBravo Lifetime Newb

    It does not count when you measure things 6 times! :rofl:
     
  11. IndyGunFreak

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    Well, his last post like this said his tape measure broke at 18in..lol, so it's shrinking with age, much like his mind.

    IGF
     
  12. KiloBravo

    KiloBravo Lifetime Newb

    :rofl: :supergrin:
     
  13. GioaJack

    GioaJack Conifer Jack

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    Shows ya how much you flatlanders know... mountain men measure then divide by two just so lesser men don't lose all of their self-esteem. We're actually very compassionate individuals. :whistling:


    Jack
     
  14. KiloBravo

    KiloBravo Lifetime Newb

    Well, if you CO boys are so compassionate, I would really appreciate a truckload of free lead and .45 brass. :supergrin:

    You could also throw in some primers too if you wish.
     
  15. GioaJack

    GioaJack Conifer Jack

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    I realize that my last post was typed rather quickly and perhaps the words zoomed by your computer screen not giving you ample opportunity to fully absorb the concept. I offer my sincere apologies. I shall type slower.

    I said compassionate, not stupid. :whistling:


    Jack
     
  16. buyobuyo

    buyobuyo

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I'm average height at 5'10", so I don't think that 3ft will be a problem. I'm also planning on shelving above and below. I could expand to 8ft long, if I re-arrange some stuff.

    I want to make this a bench a standing setup, so I just need to decide how tall to make it. This bench will be home to my LNL AP and casting setup. If anyone has suggestions for bench height, it would be appreciated.
     
  17. PCJim

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    I reload sitting on a barstool using a 550b mounted directly to a 36 5/8" tall bench (includes bench top). For my 6' height, my bench height works great as it also doubles as a workbench for those odd projects that always come around.

    Since you will also be using your bench for casting, I would give preference to that operation in determining your bench height.