where do most people reload?

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  1. Maddmaxx

    Maddmaxx Member

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    Do most people reload in the house or in a garage? where I live it is cold in the winter and the garage is not attached to the house or heated. Is it safe to reload in a spare bedroom (not married so that is not a problem!).
  2. LDBennett

    LDBennett Well-Known Member

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    I have a spare bedroom that is dedicated to reloading and gunsmithing on my many guns. I am careful to not spill powder on the floor and clean up any that spills on the bench right away. I store my supplies (powder, primers) and tooling for my reloading equipment in the closet of that room. I have several benches with reloading equipment on them.

    As I live in a dry desert environment, static buildup from walking on the house carpets before entering the room is a problem. The reloading room is also carpeted. So years ago I bought a conductive rubberized large floor mat that I have the bench for the reloading press siting on. The mat is big enough that I stand or sit on a stool on it during reloading sessions. The mat is connected directly to ground which kills the static build up.

    While I could reload in my garage it is much more comfortable and convenient to be able to do it inside the house, year round.

    LDBennett
  3. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    That is a nice set up. My set up is 100% in the garage and I will admit that sometimes I just don't want to be out there. Even though I have "Some" temp control it is rarely ideal.
  4. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    I have a storage building (uninsulated) out in my back yard that I use. I do not store any powder there because of no climate control in it, except what the weather controls. I do have a couple of small ACs in the windows for summer use and I take a space heater with me in the winter.
  5. jlloyd73

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    My little bench and 2 Rubbermaid shelving units are set up in my bedroom ............Donna calls it my vanity.
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    Garage for me too, although I store my powder and primers inside. I do a fair amount of the case prep indoors though, such as hand priming and primer pocket cleaning.
  7. DixieLandMan

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    I have a spare bedroom that is just for reloading and my relaxing.
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    Oh and WELCOME to the forum Maddmaxx, we are glad to have you. :dance::dance::dance:
  9. Rogeritall

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    Spare bedroom/junk room for me... SOMEDAY, it will become my wife and my "Hobby" room, because we need one badly. But for now I've cleaned out a corner of it for my reloading equipment. Not perfect, but so far it works.
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    We have three spare bedrooms and I still reload out in my workshop. The boss says no reloading room until she gets her darkroom. I guess I'd better get busy on my projects list.
  11. m77user

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    spare room in the basement.
  12. RandyP

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    Spare bedroom
  13. aa1911

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    ye ole shop/garage. Detached from the house and unheated/uninsulated, little bit chilly in the winter but I'm immune to cold seems like... powder/primers and everything stays out there also. Winter usually isn't much below 25 F most days so not real cold here anyway.

    been lucky with not having a stable temp in the shop there, none of my stuff has rusted (knock on wood). Really wish it was heated/insulated though, not happening anytime soon though.
  14. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Yep. We have a lot in common there aa.
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    soundguy Well-Known Member

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    i reload in a spare bedroom... corner of a spare bedroom.. :)
  16. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    One place I HIGHLY recommend you reload is any where you can take cover while you are reloading. It's just wise thinking IMO. :D
  17. aa1911

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    I get chastised for 'dissappearing' into the 'man cave' garage frequently...
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    I have no space currently in the house we are in.I have a block bldg that houses the well and room for storage.After about 10-12 months,I pulled out my reloading stuff to check on it.I was in horror to see that my press,dies,Wilson trimmer and shellholders got severly rusted.It took 2 days to clean w/naval jelly,steel wool,and oil to repair them.Anything stainless was ok.I know keep everything stored in the house.GA. is humid! Joe
  19. Maddmaxx

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    Thanks for the info. Looks like I will set up a spare bedroom.
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    I'm in my heated basement with my Dillon 550 Press mounted. The whole thing works great.
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