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I could use more room and definitely some white paint, ( its dark in my loading cave) but its what I got and I make a whole lotta good shooting' ammo in here. I have a lot of junk in that closet that I have got to get rid of! I use the lock N Load for pistols and 223 and the T Mag for 7mm-08, 308, and match 223. I spend more time in here than I should, but I love to shoot and load!
Here's mine. I finished this about a year ago with some free 35 year old cabnets. Notice the CLEAN counter top-just finished a project an hour ago and like to clear it off when I'm done before I start another. The shelves are another matter!
And my patent-pending "shelf cabinet". Had a small cabinet left over and thought what the hell, screw it onto the shelf. It's really come in handy to.
Before this I just had a small microwave stand to use so I really LOVE my current setup. I was more than happy with how it came out.
A stout workbench certainly makes for easier reloading, especially when full length sizing brass from unknown sources. That old door shown in my photos above was rescued from someone who was throwing it out many years ago. It was my first loading bench, and quite satisfactory, but bad ugly! Retired it from reloading for some time in favor of a "nicer" bench, but it never had quite the stability of the "door". The door became an engine workbench, easily capable of supporting two 351 Cleveland engines on top, with more heads and such on the shelf underneath. But finally the car stuff went away, the table became a catch-all until I came to my senses and recently returned it to it's former duty. Much better! Happier loading and no flexing or wiggling.
I've made my reloading setup totally portable. I do have a cabinet that holds everything for when I'm home, but I do take my equipment to other folks places, especially if they have a range and work up some loads on the spot.
i bring all my tools into the living room and reload in the ac. seeing how my garage is well over 130 degrees right now. you cant be in there for more than 5 minutes at a time. besides all the beer is in the fridge in the house...
When I built my house I put in a 12'x12' "storm shelter", basically I built the room, added floor joist's and osb, then put ice and water shield on it. Then when I built the rest of the house the floor joist went right over this room so its not attached at all, in case a tornado blows everything away I still have a room that's somewhat water proof. The shelf system I built to help me keep organized. All single stage presses. Had to upgrade to RCII when I tried to reload some .300 ultra mag's for my friend. Didn't take pics of the rest of the room cause it not up to snuff as far as organization.