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New reloading station with alarm system

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by fxdc, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. fxdc

    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    Have used a stand size bottom roll away since 89, and it's packed. This has twice if not more storage room and room for a 2nd press.

    Will update after my Inline fab mount and accessories come in.

    And King Shephard sleeps in the same room and way Quicker and cheaper than the ADT alarm system..... hum maybe not damm dog was a couple grand.
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  2. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    As long as said alarm system is trained NOT to accept nummy treats from anyone but you....
    Looks like a fine place to reload but unless there is a place for your legs under the bench it could get uncomfortable quickly.

    Think comfort if you are going to be spending hours at a time sitting.
     
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  3. ConcreteJungle

    ConcreteJungle Eugene Well-Known Member

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    i second that...and i speak from experience.
    my press has been attached to my Craftsman bench for a long time. I only spend about 20-30 minutes in front of it at a time, then it starts getting uncomfortable.

    The only advice i can offer if your going to use that bench is pull it out a bit and mount the press on the corner so you can straddle it.

    But otherwise i like that you have going there.
    Good looking dog as well. I've been toying with the idea of getting one but might wait until the kids are a little older. (currently 4 years old and 2 years old)
     
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  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    A surprising number of experienced reloaders prefer to stand.
    I sit though.. heck yea!
     
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  5. ConcreteJungle

    ConcreteJungle Eugene Well-Known Member

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    Me too. i sit.
    But noticed a lot of people do stand.
    Eventually if the wife lets me i'll invest in a nice Dillon and automate it. :D
     
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  6. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Good idea, and its wedged so it cant roll around or wobble!

    I hate standing up when reloading....Ughh I've been thinking of lowing my bench so I could use my Lay-z-boy while reloading! I'm tired of the stool!
     
  7. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    I am a nube to reloading so I am thinking I want to produce a lot of ammo for storage and being prepared for whatever is going to happen to our country.
    I made my living mostly sitting or standing splicing telephone cables. It is a monotonous job so I figured I needed to get comfortable in those situations where hours are common sitting.:cool:
     
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  8. fxdc

    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    Thanks Guys
    It's a toss up I use that round stool right side of pic, and also stand. It goes pretty fast, the set up is a rock chucker with a new generation piggyback on top of it.

    Tried single stage that didn't last long, started shooting IPSC in 89 and I got a piggy back gen 1, the latest version is a manual indexing like the Dillon 550 it gives me more control of the process.

    If I preload enuff primers 400 + an hr is easy, have doNE 500 per hr but prefer the slower rate .

    The bench is marked down to 299 at costco now. Just got it last night, and it is very well Made! No flex, and HEAVY! package weight I think was about 225...... and all the package materials may of weight 20lbs.

    The casters are beefy enuff for my safe the unit is rated at 2200lbs.
     
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    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    Costco had 11 units left as of 10 am this morning, people were buying 2 at a time just glad I got mine!
     
  10. fxdc

    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    The beat I can say is learn the single stage way on rock chucker or the supreme model .

    And then get the correct model piggyback for and Pound them out.

    And if you wanna single stage precision rds, take off the piggyback and have at it.

    That the bomb about it, love my little piggy LOL IMAG1085.jpg
     
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  11. fxdc

    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    Got the QD Ultramount installed my Ergo Roller Handle is on its way.

    Goal is a PRO 2000 on another QD plate dedicated to all the rifle rds.

    I highly recommend this mount!

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    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    1 more picture.
    And as it grows I wI'll update.

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  13. John Gault

    John Gault clackamas county Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    FXDC. Is the riser mount comfortable when sitting or more for standing. Last time I was at Costco I saw that roll away and thought the same thing but not on sale!
     
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    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    That same mount is what you will order and this is working for me ... standing, or sitting on tall bar stool.

    BUT it's 10 times better after I got the ergo roller handle!!!
    From inline fab.

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    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    Now ya all, must know I do rotate between standing and sitting . But the big deal with the handle is the comfort it gave my wrist, shoulder and back. HUGE difference.

    Highly recommended !!

    And the PRO 200 will be sitting just a bit lower cause my system is a RC with the Piggyback on top.... but runs like a PRO 2k.
     
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  16. misterarman

    misterarman Vancouver,Wa. USA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    How well does the APS work for you? Had the system for press and bench mounted and never quite got the hang of it. Had trouble with strip loader as well.
    Really liked the theory of captive primers in the strips versus lose in the tubes. Get tired of filling primer tubes but ended up going back to it.
     
  17. fxdc

    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    Lost ur ph # dang it.
    Anyway 1st 2k was great them started getting jams . Damaged a few strips. Called rcbs and found that an adjustment slipped on the ratchet system .

    Followed the techs advise and been 100% for the last 2 yrs and at least 10k in rds.

    I've use the PB systems since 89 and never liked the priming tubes and the way it transferred them.

    Like any progressive, keep it CLEAN and your good.

    Aps no more primer dust, or sideways /upside down primers.

    And NO EXPLOSIONS , TUBES HAVE BLOWN UP. GOOGLE IT.

    oh pm me your cell, and I hope the truckin has been good.
     
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    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    And for all who swage on a dillon, I'm waiting on the inserts that align the brass and will report back on that inline fab product.
     
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    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    John
    One thing you'll love is how fast it is to change from small to large primers. Way faster than having a dillon.

    I just unscrew the small plunger and put the large one in and ur done! No changing of Transfer bars etc.

    On the piggyback 1 and 2 that used priming tubes change over to a different primer size was a pain.

    The APS strip system is with a couple of quirks, but once learned it's way better that tubes. At least to me it is.
     
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  20. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    The way to make the dillon change faster is to buy a whole other primer mechanism.Then just change the whole thing instead of taking them apart to change the plate.
    Nice set up.A little too clean for me but hey