Picture Time !

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    Picture Time !

    Now that we've got a reloading forum, its time to post pictures of your setups. I know that P95 and myself have done it numerous times over the years, but we've got a lot of new people here and some are interested in the hows and the whats and what they look like.

    So lets do it !

    Everybody like pictures...ecspecially me.

    Post your stuff and lets have a look.
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    This is my small set-up





    Soon to disappear. I am restricted to one room for all my projects and stuff so the wife can have the rest of the house. She does not tell me what to do in here (most of the time) and I don't screw with the rest of the house unless repairs are needed.
    Obviously my problem is space. My books take a LOT of it and I initially thought that little nook by the window would be a great area for reloading. It had one problem though, no elbow room. Also, although I can some work on handguns outside in the porch, long guns are a different story specially with nosey neighbors.

    I have plans to move stuff around & have a multi-purpose area for gun work, small repairs to other items & reloading.
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    Here is the current state. Just got my 550 back yesterday. Completely overhauled, replaced over $150 worth of stuff AND DIDN'T CHARGE ME A PENNY!!



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    MEC 600jr 20ga
    RCBS Rockchucker
    RCBS trimmer and Uniflow PM
    Dillon RL550B
    Lee Classic Turret
    Dillon Super Swager (removes military crimp from primer pockets)

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    Pictures would be nice since it'll give me some different ideas on how to do my set up.
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    Well - the pics are in another thread but to keep in spirit of this thread here they are again ...........








    First pic is about 3 years ago - other is much newer and less tidy! (Glad the floor is not visible!). All based on an old cupboard, fixed to wall and modified. Gives me store space below, including drawers.
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    A bit messy, I do clean the work bench before starting to reload.
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    Here is my self make bench built less than a month ago, and my new Dillon 550B. This picture was taken before I loaded one round. It's much messier now.

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    Great looking pictures, all of them. Keep them coming !
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    Fatboy, we can tell you just started. Clean walls, inmaculate table, no weird cans holding brass by the thousands, no clutter.

    We may ask for another pic in 6 months!
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    I don't have nearly as large an operation as some of you do. I guess it is still a work in progress as are most thing that I get into.

    I found a new use for old rice containers (clear containers with lids) as containers to hold brass at various stages. Also found a use for those plastic containers (flat white ones) ground beef comes in from Walmart for putting brass into between stages on the turret press. Maybe for some of the newbies those will be cost effective solutions when you get into it and need things for storage or what not.

    I leave my powder measure fixed to the wall, and charge 100 rounds at a time using 3 trays so one is always empty. Then I seat those 100 rounds and then go on to the next batch. I prime all the cases at the same time and put them into the sealed containers until I am ready to charge and seat.

    I guess I use my turret like a single stage, except that I prime and expand the neck at the same time, I just don't have any setup time between stages.

    Edit: Ok, how do you get the pictures to appear in the text section of the post?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miggy View Post
    Fatboy, we can tell you just started. Clean walls, inmaculate table, no weird cans holding brass by the thousands, no clutter.

    We may ask for another pic in 6 months!
    My unclean brass is in the 2 5-gallon orange cans, and I just ordered a few thousand more bullets. The list of things to get more of grows by the day. Plus separating my brass - I'm learning that 9mm and .40S&W really don't like each other (9mm get stuck in the .40S&W way toooooo much).

    I'll be sure and take another picture in about 6 months.
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    Now that you mention the 40 & 9mm marriage from hell thing, when I get back home I'll post a picture of a brass sorting board I designed and a carpenter friend made for me. I don't pick & select brass at the range anymore, I just grab handfulls or dump buckets in my brass bag and separate it at home.
    You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
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    This is my set up just after I got it all put together about a year ago.
    It is allot messier now :)







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    I need a rubber mat like that.Where did you get that Glock hanging on the wall?
    That looks good.
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