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Old January 06, 2019, 20:05   #1
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Finally reloading room coming together

After 20+ years of Not having a shop. 6 days off work so I wall board the office area and Primer and paint , Could not wait to roll the bench in ! made the bench for $65.00 Drawers were reclaimed from an abandon stack cabinet and Thats why what dont fit perfectly !!
Bought the Presses Cheep used [those Herters are Monsters] Im still config. some neater mounting for the one Herters ,, Yeeaayyy Im Happy !!









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Old January 06, 2019, 20:16   #2
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Old January 06, 2019, 20:33   #3
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Does this mean you are going to come to some of our service rifle matches?

Ammo that doesn't land promptly downrange is just.... well, you know.
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Old January 07, 2019, 09:37   #4
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Good job, Randy! Congratulations.
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Love the corbels on your shop building, a real touch of class not often seen today!!!

Before it gets warm, cut ya windows and get them installed.
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Old January 07, 2019, 16:45   #6
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Good move putting it on wheels. Nice being able to wheel it out and sweep all the clips and springs up that seem to soak into concrete.
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Very nice!! I'm gonna start mounting my presses soon. Still putting stuff away.

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Old January 07, 2019, 19:06   #8
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Does this mean you are going to come to some of our service rifle matches?

Ammo that doesn't land promptly downrange is just.... well, you know.
Id Love to come to some of your rifle matches ! I have more than a few M-1 Garands. 1903 Springfield's. and Carbines looking for an excuse to be used !!



Yellowhand - Thank you -I copied the Corbels from an 1880's Railroad station ,, took 5 days to make them out of treated 4X4 and joint them together ,,Im not a wood workers But Im Proud of How these Turned out ,, Windows In the future !!

Shop is 32 X 40 and guess what --ITS NOT BIG ENOUGH ! But Total cost to build as seen here ---$14,500.00,, Cheep enough ,,., Includes concrete floor Thats smooth as glass !! And its Paid for !!!!
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Id Love to come to some of your rifle matches ! I have more than a few M-1 Garands. 1903 Springfield's. and Carbines looking for an excuse to be used !!



Yellowhand - Thank you -I copied the Corbels from an 1880's Railroad station ,, took 5 days to make them out of treated 4X4 and joint them together ,,Im not a wood workers But Im Proud of How these Turned out ,, Windows In the future !!

Shop is 32 X 40 and guess what --ITS NOT BIG ENOUGH ! But Total cost to build as seen here ---$14,500.00,, Cheep enough ,,., Includes concrete floor Thats smooth as glass !! And its Paid for !!!!
You did real good!!!!

Your siding looks like what I used on the inside of mine, over the wall insulation.
Plywood, correct?
Check out that "blue jean" sound proofing insulation batts, no itch and fireproof from Lowes.
Cost a few dollars more, but when you shut the doors, you shut out the outside world.

And yepper on size, going to add a few hundred feet to mine, and its less than 2 yrs old.
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Old January 07, 2019, 20:56   #11
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Id Love to come to some of your rifle matches ! I have more than a few M-1 Garands. 1903 Springfield's. and Carbines looking for an excuse to be used !!
I'm trying to get folks together for an impromptu "squadded practice" (800 aggregate) thing Saturday at FRGC. Not getting a lot of enthusiastic responses so far. Supposed to be 28* at show time.

Then the very next Saturday (January 19) we have an actual match at FRGC. You can shoot whatever you want so long as its no larger than .30 caliber, isn't fired on full-auto, and you stop shooting when the man says stop shooting, and you take your turn pulling pits.

We do that the third Saturday of every month (even the warm ones) at FRGC.
We even do it several times a month in March and April.
Calendar is online at http://fxrgc.org/calendar/maincal.cfm
Except for the Boy Scouts merit-badge stuff, all our rifle and pistol events are open to the public.

We're even doing a genuine Small Arms Firing School on CMP's eletctronic targets in June.
http://fxrgc.org/calendar/viewEvent.cfm?EventID=3537

Load ya up some ammo and show up!
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Old January 08, 2019, 20:42   #12
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Cant do this month Gary --BUT I will try and figure into the Scheduled and actually do some fun stuff -besides work !
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Old January 08, 2019, 21:34   #13
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Nice looking set-up.
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Old January 08, 2019, 22:25   #14
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Looks great, love those drawers!
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Old January 10, 2019, 01:40   #16
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Then the very next Saturday (January 19) we have an actual match at FRGC. You can shoot whatever you want so long as its no larger than .30 caliber, isn't fired on full-auto, and you stop shooting when the man says stop shooting, and you take your turn pulling pits.
Do ya'll consider 8mm Mauser to be bigger than .30 cal?



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Looks great and the width of your bench is ample with your presses, giving you some elbow room.
Exterior is nice, too.
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Old January 10, 2019, 09:00   #18
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Do ya'll consider 8mm Mauser to be bigger than .30 cal?
I think I'd waive the rule for you.

Just so I could watch you shoot 88 rounds of 8mm out of that pile-driver-on-a-pogo-stick from the positions we fire.
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Old January 10, 2019, 09:20   #19
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Nice shop. Reloading is the ultimate in recycling. So you are being earth friendly.
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I think I'd waive the rule for you.

Just so I could watch you shoot 88 rounds of 8mm out of that pile-driver-on-a-pogo-stick from the positions we fire.
I ask because I see that 30 cal rule mentioned frequently. I presumed it was to discourage the use of belted magnums, black powder cartridges, and 50 BMG.
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The reason for it is two-fold.

And the NRA rule is actually .33 caliber (which is your 8mm).

First, you gotta draw a line somewhere on how fat a bullet you are going to allow for shooting at targets with scoring rings. A fatter bullet has an advantage that it will cut higher-value scoring rings, while a smaller bullet will fall just outside.

Second, the scoring-spotters that go inthe bulletholes are only so big. Once the holes get larger than .33 caliber, the spindle on the scoring-spotter just flops around in the hole, and will fall out of the target when the puller tries to raise the target.

Perhaps not a "reason" per se, but a practical observation: It would be a rare man who could endure firing 88 ACCURATE shots in the allowed time-frames with a rifle larger than .33 caliber. Such a rifle would be a collarbone-smasher if the trajectory were anything other than a rainbow. Lighter-recoiling large-bore guns would produce unsatisfactory accuracy at the distances we shoot. Farcical performances are discouraged.

At our club, we generally limit highpower matches to .30 caliber. It keeps the "farcical" thing from happening. If you show up with your 8mm, and you shoot your 22 shots offhand to start the match, and without having to distract the range officer, and half the shooters on the line, and pissing off the pit-pullers by calling for a mark because you missed the whole damn 6' x 6' target frame at 200 yards, I don't think anybody would say a thing to you except "Well done!"
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Old January 23, 2019, 14:04   #22
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A small Improvement. Totally dissembled both Herters presses and cleaned them ,Painted with Rustoleum Hammered Paint in Dark Bronze,, Re- mounted to the bench properly spaced apart and Im happy,, small Thing But they add up ... Oh yea== The Primer catcher is a Cap from a Spray can cut to shape Works Like a Charm !! Yesterday at work a co-worker walks into my department and say--You reload for 25.06 --Yes I say he drops a bag with 50 once fired cases and a Full Box Of 100gr Hollow points for critters .. Now I have to see if he loads anything I have odd lots of lying around !!

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Wow, those are a couple of massive built old ass presses!!!!!

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Nice Randy. I'm building my new bench. Using 4x4 legs and it will be 3x8 ft. I've never really had a solid heavy bench to load off of. Just a modified desk.
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Oh Yea---- I forgot to remind you of this --- IF you build a loading bench and You like to set While working Make an open area in front of where you set that you can fit your legs under and get closer to your work ,, In My case I find Im opening a bottom drawer so I can rest My feet on it as I want to get close to the working top surface .!!
Yes Those old timey presses will size a case with little effort Including turning 06 Cases into 7.92x57 Mauser with little effort.. I use Camshaft break in lube for case lube ,,wash in solvent and citric acid when done and good to go !
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