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Setting up reloading bench after 15 years!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Steve Noble, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. Steve Noble

    Steve Noble Vancouver, Wa. Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Getting my 650 back up and running after a 15 year hiatus. .223 dies on order from Dillon.

    Dillon 650 (2).jpg
     
  2. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Welcome and congrats!
     
  3. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    I just started to reload, I guess I'm into another expensive hobby besides woodworking, fishing, hunting and target shooting!!!
    I'm gonna go broke!!!!':eek:
     
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  4. Steve Noble

    Steve Noble Vancouver, Wa. Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    LOL...so many guns....not enough money!
     
  5. kilimanjaro

    kilimanjaro Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    Nicely organized bench, and good cabinets. Well done.

    I reload for 18 calibers on my Dillon, and I foolishly made a spreadsheet that added up the cost of everything I had bought, from primers and brass to dies and scales. The cost for the first loaded round was staggering, to say the least. The second loaded round was half that amount, and then half again, and so on down the line, but for a while there it can be kind of sobering to plug in the days reloaded round count and only knock two cents off the unit cost.
     
  6. misterarman

    misterarman Vancouver,Wa. USA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Stopped drinking 9 years ago. Stopped smoking 21 years ago. Factor in the cost of those hobbies and reloading is cheap. Guy has to do something. On top of it being a hobby I have shared with my son. Priceless.
     
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  7. kilimanjaro

    kilimanjaro Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    Yes, there's a lot more to it than the money.
     
  8. Steve Noble

    Steve Noble Vancouver, Wa. Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Thanks. I agree with Kilimanjaro. I'm looking forward to getting back into the research on powders, burn rate and bullet selection.
    FYI, those cabinets were free off Craigslist! My uncle custom built the bench to my specifications. The top is oak mounted on top of 2x6's. It's one solid bench.
     
  9. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Aboard:)