Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
JLadner, bubbleheadhunter775, Casper, Grandpa Jay, B bar W
60403 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 77307
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 43776
BOBO the Clown 41081
BMD 40539
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 33682
bill oxner 32555
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 30554
facebook
Forum Stats
60403 Members
45 Forums
475478 Topics
6237586 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#5740543 - 05/12/15 11:54 AM Where to setup reloading shop?
RCINTX Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/04/11
Posts: 194
Loc: Lubbock, TX
THF Experts,

I currently do not reload, but am getting close to taking the plunge. I have been researching, reading, and repeating that process for about a year now but have not been confident enough to act. My cousin, who is an avid reloader, is moving next month to within a couple of hours of me and is excited to teach me the ins and outs, so I think I may finally get started.

My question is, where should I setup shop in my house? Are there any heat/humidity/safety issues that I should keep in mind? I have a separate shop that has a corner that would be perfect for a reloading setup, but the shop is uninsulated and the the environment is not controlled at all. My second option would be in the basement. I have plenty of room there, but worry if the humidity could cause issues? I could possibly find room in the garage, but am not sure that would be any different than the shop.

Thank you in advance for your opinions.

Top
#5740565 - 05/12/15 12:07 PM Re: Where to setup reloading shop? [Re: RCINTX]
wp75169 Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 10/11/09
Posts: 3871
Loc: Wills Point
Humidity drives me crazy. It's not the existence of it but when it varies dramatically with the heat or AC cycling. It wreaks havoc on my scales. I don't know that any constant humidity will hurt anything. Just keep your powder sealed and take care of your equipment.

To keep the humidity from cycling I usually turn the air off. Or set the thermostat where it will not cycle off. They also sell dehumidifiers that work pretty good.

Top
#5740576 - 05/12/15 12:14 PM Re: Where to setup reloading shop? [Re: RCINTX]
redchevy Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 23348
Loc: Texas
I like to keep mine in a climate controlled area, aka in the house.

Before I had my press dies etc in the garage and kept my scale powder and primers inside, but prefer all to be kept inside.
_________________________
It's hell eatin em live

Top
#5740586 - 05/12/15 12:17 PM Re: Where to setup reloading shop? [Re: RCINTX]
RiverRider Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/11/07
Posts: 6194
Loc: Wise Co.
I would definitely choose the most controlled environment available. If I had to use my garage I would probably only reload about four months out of the year. Unacceptable!
_________________________


Originally Posted By: Cleric
God I am hating caliber threads more and more

Top
#5740595 - 05/12/15 12:27 PM Re: Where to setup reloading shop? [Re: RCINTX]
red bluff Offline
Tracker

Registered: 07/08/12
Posts: 535
Loc: Texas, Erath
There are always safety issues to consider. Lockup your powder and primers to keep them away from people if others live in your home. You don't need any help from the kids mixing stuff. Years ago when I lived in Lubbock the humidity was not an issue. so I'd probably be in the basement.

Top
#5740610 - 05/12/15 12:37 PM Re: Where to setup reloading shop? [Re: RCINTX]
bobsumner Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/03/13
Posts: 180
I am a garage type of guy, reloading does not match my indoor decor. grin

Top
#5740859 - 05/12/15 03:26 PM Re: Where to setup reloading shop? [Re: RCINTX]
Rocklock Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 395
Loc: Cedar Valley, Travis Co., TX
I've had seperate rooms off the garage climate controlled. After moving 9 years ago now just in the garage. No problems so far.
TC
_________________________
The answer is FLINTLOCK! Now, what was the question?

Support the Texas Youth Hunting Program
http://texasyouthhunting.com/

Top
#5740979 - 05/12/15 04:55 PM Re: Where to setup reloading shop? [Re: RCINTX]
Precision_Shooter Offline


Registered: 02/18/09
Posts: 814
Loc: Crossroads, TX
I have a "Hobby Room" where I do all of mine. It's a small 4th bedroom and is perfect for my needs.
_________________________
"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants." - Thomas Jefferson, 1776

Top
#5741022 - 05/12/15 05:28 PM Re: Where to setup reloading shop? [Re: RCINTX]
tenyearsgone Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 04/21/13
Posts: 1213
In Texas? Inside!

I'll take a small desk in the corner of my bedroom before I'll suffer out in the hot garage. You really can keep your setup small.

Top
#5741049 - 05/12/15 05:48 PM Re: Where to setup reloading shop? [Re: bobsumner]
RiverRider Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/11/07
Posts: 6194
Loc: Wise Co.
Originally Posted By: bobsumner
I am a garage type of guy, reloading does not match my indoor decor. grin


My equipment was the first thing set up in this house. All the decor had to be matched to IT.

coach
_________________________


Originally Posted By: Cleric
God I am hating caliber threads more and more

Top
#5741289 - 05/12/15 07:56 PM Re: Where to setup reloading shop? [Re: RCINTX]
GLC Offline


Registered: 02/25/09
Posts: 4109
Loc: Burleson Texas
Spare bed room, aka man cave.
_________________________


Top
#5741417 - 05/12/15 08:58 PM Re: Where to setup reloading shop? [Re: GLC]
FiremanJG Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 17893
Loc: Wolfe City, TX
My equipment and supplies are set up in an insulated steel structure that is not climate controlled 24/7. I have a light layer of rust on many of my dies bang Primers are in an ammo can, powder is in its' jugs and some is inside a filing cabinet.

It is not ideal, but I can make precision ammo all year. If available I would pick the most dehumidified, climate controlled environment I could.
_________________________


800 Yard Steel Rifle Range
Long Range Shooting Instruction
Memberships and Classes Available


Top
#5741521 - 05/12/15 09:59 PM Re: Where to setup reloading shop? [Re: RCINTX]
Big Fitz Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 2001
Loc: McKinney, TX
In Lubbock I would not hesitate to use the basement. As mentioned, you can always add a dehumidifier if needed but can't imagine that would be needed often in Lubbock.
_________________________
Originally Posted By: syncerus
I prefer to think of myself as a control enthusiast. wink

Top
#5742254 - 05/13/15 12:34 PM Re: Where to setup reloading shop? [Re: RCINTX]
Judd Online   content


Registered: 01/22/09
Posts: 10742
Loc: Sachse, TX
I took over the spare bedroom and still would like a bigger layout. I don't want to be loading in the garage dripping sweat all over my stuff.
_________________________
Originally Posted By: Phil Robertson
Don't let your ears hear what your eyes didn't see, and don't let your mouth say what your heart doesn't feel

Top
#5742584 - 05/13/15 04:24 PM Re: Where to setup reloading shop? [Re: RCINTX]
BassCat'99 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 02/15/13
Posts: 921
Loc: Stratford Texas
In a securable location and no air movement when using a powder scale. Plenty of light is always nice.
_________________________
TS

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide