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tjbbpgobIII

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RELOADING BENCHES
« on: January 03, 2010, 02:54:19 am »
Has anyone had any dealings or have you used the reloading bench(?) sold at MidwayUSA that is a pedestal mount? I think it is made by Frankfort Arsenal and sells for approx. $65 in the monthly catalogue. I am considering this because of limited space but I don't know if the plastic top will hold up to the press.

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    Re: RELOADING BENCHES
    « Reply #1 on: January 03, 2010, 02:41:37 pm »
    In a pinch while stuck in an apartment doing your GEs in school, keeping you in pistol ammo it may work.  But I sure wouldn't try sizing rifle calibers on it.
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    Re: RELOADING BENCHES
    « Reply #2 on: January 05, 2010, 01:44:28 pm »
    I have one. It works fine with my coax single stage press and lymag t-mag turret press. I've loaded a lot of the following on it:
    9mm
    45acp
    38 super
    38 special
    357 magnum
    45 colt
    44 magnum
    22 hornet
    223
    308
    30-30
    30-06
    45-70
    303 british

    I haven't broke it yet. 

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    Re: RELOADING BENCHES
    « Reply #3 on: January 06, 2010, 08:24:22 am »
    Slugcatcher, a question-

    How much does it flex when you full length resize 308 or '06 cases? 
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    Re: RELOADING BENCHES
    « Reply #4 on: January 06, 2010, 09:13:45 am »
    No more than when sizing pistol rounds actually. The floor pedestal is what has some flex to it. It's not much flex but it is there. It's sturdier than it looks and I never felt like I was going to break it.
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    Re: RELOADING BENCHES
    « Reply #5 on: January 06, 2010, 11:46:38 pm »
    Sounds like it's an OK deal then.
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    Re: RELOADING BENCHES
    « Reply #6 on: January 14, 2010, 01:08:02 am »
    No more than when sizing pistol rounds actually. The floor pedestal is what has some flex to it. It's not much flex but it is there. It's sturdier than it looks and I never felt like I was going to break it.


    Sorry, I haven't been very prompt with my reply's. It looks like this is what I'll start with then. I have a older single stage Partner 5(?) press.

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    Re: RELOADING BENCHES
    « Reply #7 on: January 14, 2010, 01:10:08 am »
    No more than when sizing pistol rounds actually. The floor pedestal is what has some flex to it. It's not much flex but it is there. It's sturdier than it looks and I never felt like I was going to break it.


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