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Smitty500Mag
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Posted: December 15 2016 at 2:24am | IP Logged Quote Smitty500Mag

...at Good Will. I had been thinking about building some
kind of small table to set near me when I'm reloading to
put my electronic scales on. I happened to find this one
at Good Will for $7.50 which will save me the time and
money of building something.

I've found quiet a bit of good stuff at Good Will over
the years.


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Posted: December 15 2016 at 9:33am | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

Well done in finding a stable and isolated platform for this instrument. It's amazing at times what can be found at "thrift stores" and shops that deal in "recycled" items. As with your find, a used common piece of furniture becomes a dedicated tool in the loading room.

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Posted: December 15 2016 at 10:27pm | IP Logged Quote REM1875

Smitty that is the idea I have in mind when I
finally build but somehow even the assemble yourself
crap from wally world never ends up looking even close
to that.
Maybe I should accompany Mrs Rem to the thrift stores-
but the last time I did that it didn't work out well.
I rather buy a couple of guns for that price if I am
going to spend like that.

Nice find and WoW on that scale/ What is it and are you
happy with it ?

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Posted: December 16 2016 at 8:49am | IP Logged Quote Smitty500Mag

REM1875 wrote:

Nice find and WoW on that scale/ What is it and are you
happy with it ?


The scales are Amston Lab Scales. I like them but
they're pricey and probably more than most people need
for reloading.

I was looking for some scales that would measure grain
in hundredths instead of tenths and I found these on E-
bay. The guy that sells them has been around for a
pretty good while and he's an honest seller.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/200-x-0-001-GRAM-1-MG-DIGITAL-
SCALE-BALANCE-LAB-ANALYTICAL-CARAT-GRAIN-
RELOAD-/172154509342?
hash=item281535581e:g:IwwAAOSwrklVYhWD

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Posted: December 18 2016 at 4:15am | IP Logged Quote REM1875

(New model includes a built in plastic cover to keep out
dust and moisture)

And breezes too- Hundredth of a grain? You are
definitely planning on wring out ever last FPS out of
that 500 S&W possible?
Actually the price isn't that bad and I think the
nefarious people who use scales don't work on that end
of the scale so to speak unless they are weighing out
blood diamonds, nuclear material or radioactive 'hot'
gold dust.
Very Nice.

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While living in a geographic bachelor status at Fort Leavenworth, I set up a reloading station on a little steel desk I got from the DAV thrift store there for $10. The top of the desk was maybe 18"x30" and had about 1 1/2 inch thick board of some kind with formica on it for the top. It drilled fine and I mounted a Hornady press and bench type powder measure on it, worked great and the drawers in it were just about right for the dies and other odds and ends I needed for the limited stuff I loaded for there.

I gave the whole thing to my son who's in the Marine Corps and he's still using it. I like thrift shops, Goodwill is kind of a sham, but the DAV and Salvation Army do a lot of good things with the money made from those sales, so it's good to take advantage of our throw away society and shop there.


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Posted: December 18 2016 at 7:11am | IP Logged Quote REM1875

My first reloading bench which is still in use was a
large upended packing crate, spray painted a copper
color, my First Sgt used and gave to me. Where he came
buy I have no idea. I added drawers and an occasional
brace but almost 40 years later and half way around
the globe and it still works.
I have 2 more I use and yes they came from salvage
shopping by Mrs Rem, They were not picked as reloading
benches but worked their way out to the reloading shed
over time.
Ever go to the dump and come home with more that you
took in the first place?

Edited by REM1875 on December 18 2016 at 7:12am


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That is a nice table.

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