Reloading stool

Discussion in 'Ammo, Reloading & Accessories' started by HighlandLofts, Jan 20, 2018.

  1. HighlandLofts

    HighlandLofts .223 Rem

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    What do You guys prefer for a stool for your reloading bench?
    I have a single stage Hornady lock & load press so I'm standing a lot. I need a bar stool.

    Should I get a flat stool that adjust or one that adjust with a back rest.
     
  2. kev74

    kev74 .338 Win Mag

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    I have a couple of these.

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  3. Acer-m14

    Acer-m14 .338 Win Mag

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    i made my own like this from oak pallet wood i salvaged ..

    but i i find out the lower back gets a pain sitting there for while ..

    a adjustable one would be better and even have a back rest too would be nice ..

    even a lazyboy recliner if you have room would be the best heheee
     
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  4. kev74

    kev74 .338 Win Mag

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    I feel like I move around reaching for stuff enough that I couldn't take advantage of a backrest.
     
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  5. togmaster

    togmaster .338 Win Mag

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    I use a metal stool similar to the one pictured above. A backrest would only get in the way.
     
  6. MilesTeg

    MilesTeg .308 Win U.S. Military

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    My last bench came with the house. It was built high, wish I had measured it because it was the perfect house. I would say it was about 4" above waist height. I didnt think I would like it but I figured I should try it out. Come to find out I preferred it to sitting. I found it kept me more alert and felt like I strained less because I could get me back into it. So the next bench I will build will be high that sent require sitting. With all of that said if you already have a bench that requires sitting, I would a buy adjustable one with a back on it.
     
  7. dsdmmat

    dsdmmat Donut Master Yearly Shot Winner Monthly Shot Winner

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    I have stools like pictured above but I normally stand while reloading.
     
  8. Mosinitis

    Mosinitis 6.5 Creedmoor

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    I recommend a stool like posted by Kev74. I had it and foolishly upgraded to rotating soft seat bar stool from Harbor Junk Co. Wish I didn't throw out my old stool.
     
  9. MoMan

    MoMan 6.5 Creedmoor

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    Mine is the exact same type as @kev74. Works perfect for the height of my bench. No backrest for me. While it would probably be fine for when I'm sitting at the bench, just reading the paper, or smoking a cigar, it would just get in the way when reloading.
     
  10. togmaster

    togmaster .338 Win Mag

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    I need the stool for loading primers, sorting brass etc. I also do my "gunsmithing" and cleaning on the same bench so the stool in invaluable. When I'm working on the press I stand. I also grabbed one of those anti-fatigue rubber mats from work that I stand on. I makes it a lot easier on my feet and back.
     
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  11. Robin

    Robin .338 Win Mag

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    Yep, stool. No stool softener, er, pad.
    Robin
     
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  12. HighlandLofts

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    I'll look around next Saturday for one. I would like one in the $50 to $75 range. I think soft covered and adjustable. Carquest had one for $49.99. I'll look at Sears and see what they have. I seen a Hornady one some where either online or in a catalog. If I remember correctly it was around $100. I,m not spending that much just for the name sake.

    I think an adjustable one will.be the way to go.
     
  13. togmaster

    togmaster .338 Win Mag

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    What's the most common pick up line at a gay bar?




    .....can I push your stool in for you.
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2018
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  14. Justincase

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    Ur doing it wrong.. once it comes out, you're not supposed to reload it.
     
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  15. minderasr

    minderasr .44 mag

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    Same here.
     
  16. alistair

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  17. NY Leatherneck

    NY Leatherneck 6.5 Creedmoor U.S. Military

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  18. Gardnaaa

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    The Grenade Stool

    Wouldn’t a stool that looked like a hand grenade be perfect for the reloading setup? Lol
     
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  19. HighlandLofts

    HighlandLofts .223 Rem

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    The grenade stool is neat.
     
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  20. Acer-m14

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    only like 200 plus .. LOL

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  21. Retired MSG

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  22. 96coal449

    96coal449 .223 Rem

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    Four guys and one stool. What do ya do?
     
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  23. Bananabandit

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    Flip it over of course.
     
  24. HighlandLofts

    HighlandLofts .223 Rem

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    Sanfransisco style.


    I bought the black craftsman stool.
    I did smell the legs to make sure some guys from California didn't use it.
     
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  25. Retired MSG

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    Excellent choice
     
  26. minderasr

    minderasr .44 mag

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    Buying the stool, or sniffing the legs?
     
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  27. Retired MSG

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  28. dsdmmat

    dsdmmat Donut Master Yearly Shot Winner Monthly Shot Winner

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    Just got done loading 200 each, 6.5 Creedmoor rounds from start to finish took about 4 hours from brass prep to final round in the box. Stood the entire time. My back is now complaining at me. I usually sit down for brass prep but, I have been in bed sick for the past 3 days so I wanted some time on my feet. Well at least that chore is done, I may have to load some 308 tomorrow.
     
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