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This is a discussion on Reloading area and bench within the Reloading forums, part of the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics category; I setup mine in the basement, but a finished basement. Here is what I built just last month, and my new Dillon 550B (just before ...

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    I setup mine in the basement, but a finished basement. Here is what I built just last month, and my new Dillon 550B (just before I created my very first round):

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    dehumidifier should be fine as long as it isnt TOO wet down there

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    Gee, you guys must live in a home kept by "Mrs. Clean". My bench looks like the local junkyard. The wife turns her head whenever she has to walk past it. It is beautiful simply because paticular items can only be found quickly by the owner----ME !

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    A clean bench is a safe bench. I cannot stand clutter on my bench. That is not a safe efficient way to operate.

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    I'd go with climate controlled. I like the positioning of the A/C in P95Carry's set-up. Some cooling breezes, that's for me.

    My home made bench, equipment and supplies are packed away just now as we're moving. Bugs me that the powder and primers are in a storage unit.

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    Some cooling breezes, that's for me.
    Only down side Bryan is the air movement influences scales - mechanical and electronic so - have to shield those when in use.

    Right now it is removed and blanked off for winter !
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    I would opt for an area not in the main portion of the house. Mine is in a utility room off the garage. We don't have the extreme temperatures down here, as long as you don't count heat, as you have up there. My bench is almost 8 ft long, i use about 6 ft of it when reloading, and have shelving separate for storage of turrets, bullets, brass, cases etc. There are certain parts of the reloading process, mostly tumbling (very noisy) and separating media, but also charging stages that can be messy. I like to keep all that stuff outside the house and on a hard surfaced floor.

    I store my powder and primers in my pistol safe inside the house and have desiccant in it to keep humidity out. I only bring the primers into the reloading area when priming, return the unuseds ones to the safe, then bring the powder into the area for charging and seating. I may not prime the same day as I charge and seat, but if I do that I put the primed brass into sealed containers for the couple of days until I finish them up.
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    Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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    Although I'll prime and powder the same day (XL650), I plan on doing the same. Thanks for all the great ideas. I'll probably go with the basement since it's the second best area.
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    It might be worth it to tough the cold for a few months in the garage...how long will you be out there at a time? An hour? You could make a few extra thousand in the fall to help last you through the winter... Just another opinion.

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    well i started in a spare bedroom, then i moved to the gargae, now i am in the basement. i liked the basement the best. the wife calls it the "man cave".
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    Well after yesterday, it looks like my project will be put off for a few months. My snowblower started having some problems and considering the use it gets up here, I blew $2300 on a new Ariens.
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    That sucks. I am in a financial situation myself. Looks like my head will be above water though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supertac45 View Post
    Well after yesterday, it looks like my project will be put off for a few months. My snowblower started having some problems and considering the use it gets up here, I blew $2300 on a new Ariens.
    Well if you all continue to have a bad winter up there, you could get your wife to hire out in her spare time with the new blower and make up the money for the reloading gear. Yea, I will let you propose that idea to her.

    Really too bad your going to have to put this off. I was very excited about it when I first got my reloading gear. Of course, there is never an end to it either, now I am thinking seriously about casting my own bullets starting next year. Thanks alot Tubby.
    Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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    No problem.

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    farronwolf; if I make that suggestion, my blower will be used on me to carefully grind me up.

    Tubby45; the blower isn't really a hardship issue, it's just my spare money and I never raid my savings to pay for my hobbies.

    I guess by delaying this a few months, I have a lot more ideas on how I want it laid out.
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