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DIY Ammunition Reloading Bench

DIY AMMO RELOADING BENCH
(on a pauper's budget)

I found the basic design at hammerzone and then just modified it to suit my particular needs. Almost all the basic materials (as per the hammerzone article can be bought for under $30, plus or minus a couple of bucks, but I didn't actually price it. I used the basic measurements in the article and then extensively modified it to what I thought would best suit my needs to make my own little world in the back room. My workbench is 27" wide as the door opening is 28" to the back room, the smallest door in the house. Planning ahead like that helps elimatinate the 'what the f**k' comment when you go to move it into the room.

I had left over materials from a home project so I replaced the OSB used with 3/4" ply-wood. A much, much stronger and better alternative and will easily mount the press and powder dispenser rock solid. All the screws were left over from a deck project I had just finished.

So that's the basic reloading bench for around the $30 mark, but I wanted to spice it up a bit and that means spending a few extra bucks.

At this time I probably dont need a 'hot bench' (powered) but better to do it now during construction so its done for when I do want it. I was going to install flush outlets in the back board but opted for an industrial 15amp 6 outlet surge protector screwed to the back board. The back board was something I decided on before construction so I could add some shelving for reloading manuals, etc. at a later date.

Lighting was really an after thought. Can't have too much light. I added integral overhead lighting for better light and if I ever decide to move it the lighting goes with it.

Materials

7 off - 2" x 4" x 92" studs
Qty - 2 1/2" decking screws
Qty - 1 5/8" decking screws
Qty - 3/4" plywood
1 off - fluorescent light fixture
1 off - 6 outlet 15amp surge protector

Tools

Miter Saw
Circular Saw
Hand Saw
Tape Measure
Square
Quick Clamps
Marking Pen
Cordless Drill + Phillips Head Bit

The finished frame

Picture at right shows the basic $30 bench
(+ power adapter, light and reloading press)

Almost there ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

... and ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

... The finished product

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