Portable or temporary loading benches

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  1. zzzippperr

    zzzippperr New Member

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    After many years I am getting back into reloading. We are in a rental house until I retire and move back to St. Louis where my bench is. Since this is temporary I don't want to get into anthing to permanent. There is a bench that I could mount a press to but I'm not sure if I would have enough space because that is my do-it-all bench.

    I have seen portable benches at Cabela's. Are these any good or is there a particular brand/style I should look for? Thanks.
     
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    How much does the portable bench cost?
     
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    I wasn't shopping at the time but if memory serves they were around $100, a little less.
     
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    This one?

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    Looks interesting. Never used one.
     

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    That is pretty sweet for $100
     
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    That kind of looks like the Stack On bench I bought on sale at Menards a couple years ago
     
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    My pc is acting up so this will be abbreviated. That is a Stackon and it runs from about $129 to $199 with the back shelf.

    In my first post I was talking about a reloading stand made by Lee. It sells for $100. It really is just a stand and uses a concrete block to give it weight.

    Since then I found at Cabelas a table made by Frankford Arsenal that sells for $129 that I think might be the best solution. It has a center section the a folding section on each side. It can be raised or lowered and has two Accubins.

    Sorry I can't post pictures right now.
     
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    For a temporary loading bench I used a dood on two sawhorses for about two years.
    It was cheap as chips and worked pretty well.

    I was renting at the time and didn't know how long I would be sticking around so I didn't want to go making anything to permanent.
     

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