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    Default Re: Removable/portable reloading press

    Quote Originally Posted by gnbrotz View Post
    My press is mounted on a small piece of plywood. In the photo below, it's clamped to the stand from my bench grinder. It could also be moved to a workbench if desired. The spacers between the top and bottom plywood are to allow for the bolt heads on the underside of the top piece.

    It ain't fancy, but it works, and is easy to move.

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    I am going to try this first to see how sturdy it would be. Thanks everyone!

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    Default Re: Removable/portable reloading press

    Franklin Arsenal makes a portable bench. When I first reloaded, I was in an apartment and was limited on space.

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    Default Re: Removable/portable reloading press

    I mounted my press to a length of 2x12, which can then be easily clamped off the front corner of a bench, though I have mine lag screwed directly to the table-top.

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    Default Re: Removable/portable reloading press

    As others have mentioned bolt it to a piece of 2X something and clamp it to a sturdy surface when needed. I did that with my single stage press. My 550 on the strong mount is just clamped to my bench and works great, it does not move at all. I can move them around as I need them without putting lots of holes in my bench.

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    Default Re: Removable/portable reloading press

    Another fine example for the "Why don't you reload?" thread.

    See you all at the Central PA GROUP SHOOT! - Saturday July 14th (LINK)

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    Default Re: Removable/portable reloading press

    Quote Originally Posted by awfroadan View Post
    As others have mentioned bolt it to a piece of 2X something and clamp it to a sturdy surface when needed. I did that with my single stage press. My 550 on the strong mount is just clamped to my bench and works great, it does not move at all. I can move them around as I need them without putting lots of holes in my bench.
    I do the same with my 550 (which is lag-screwed in to a 2x12 the length of my bench and dogged down with two 6" and two 8" 'C' clamps).

    For a single stage press where I'm only doing a few loads usually of some "off the beaten path" calibers, I use the "press on the pipe" design. Use a 2" pipe (34.5" in length), a 15" diameter steel base, and a 5" welded steel collar 6" in height. With the press mounted, it's approx. 40.5" tall and weighs in at about 40 lbs. It's a rock-solid movable mount where you can sit while reloading, move it to the back porch for some Vitamin D, to your garage, basement, even to the range if you're working up loads (and the range permits such a contraption and reloading behind a "hot" line), etc.

    Just be sure not to accidently drop it on your toes while carrying it!


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    Last edited by bamboomaster; June 6th, 2018 at 08:29 PM.
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