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9 DIY Reloading Bench Plans You Can Build Today (with Pictures)

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Reloading your ammo can save you plenty of money and might even help you shoot more accurately. It’s also a great hobby that can be rewarding and lots of fun. There are plenty of commercial reloading benches you can purchase to get started, but it’s easy to build one, and you only need a few supplies.

If you are interested in building a reloading bench but aren’t sure how to get started, you’re in luck. We’ll list several plans that you can build today. We will provide you with a picture and short description of each project so you can get an idea of the difficulty and final appearance to see if it’s right for you.

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The Top 9 DIY Reloading Bench Plans

1. Basic Reloading Bench from AR15

Difficulty: Easy

The Basic Reloading Bench from AR15 is an easy-to-build project and only requires a few boards, screws, and washers. It comes with a complete set of plans that are easy to follow, and there are no angles to cut, so you can even build it with a handsaw.


2. Reloading Bench Plan from Redstone Projects

Difficulty: Moderate

The Reloading Bench Plan from Redstone Projects is another easy-to-build reloading bench project you can complete in a few days. We put it on our moderate difficulty pile because the additional back shelf requires more effort and materials than the last project on our list. However, with patience, a new builder should have no problem completing this bench.


3. Reloading Bench from The Hunter Life

Difficulty: Moderate

The Reloading Bench from The Hunters Life is moderately difficult to build and provides you with plenty of room for reloading. It also has plenty of storage space for keeping your materials handy and within reach. The pegboard allows you to keep your recipes and notes viewable. The finished product is stable and durable and should last many years.


4. Reloading Bench Project from ZJS Tech

Difficulty: Advanced

The Reloading Bench Project from ZJS Tech is a fun-to-build project that results in a versatile and attractive reloading bench. It requires you to cut some angles, so we put it on our advanced list. But if you have the tools required, it shouldn’t be too difficult. We like to tease the pegboard on the back shelf because it makes it easy to hang tools or post notes.


5. DIY Reloading Bench from Ruger Forum

Difficulty: Easy

The DIY Reloading Bench from Ruger Forum is the perfect project for people that have limited space but want a reloading bench. This easy-to-build project results in a small square bench with just enough room to get the job done. It’s also inexpensive and requires only $10 in materials to build.


6. Reloading Bench Plan from Accurate Shooter

Difficulty: Advanced

The Reloading Bench Plan from Accurate Shooter is an advanced build that is sure to be the envy of your woodworking friends. This bench has shelves with sliding doors in the below table shelf for storing tools and accessories. It has plenty of room to get your work done, and you can finish it with stain or paint to protect it from the environment.


7. DIY Reloading Bench Plan from My Outdoor Plans

Difficulty: Moderate

The Reloading Bench Plan from My Outdoor Plans is a moderately difficult plan similar to many others we’ve looked at so far. It’s extremely versatile and requires simple materials, like lumber, screws, glue, and stain. Experienced users should be able to finish this project in a day or two.


8. Orkan’s New Reloading Bench from Gun Hive

Difficulty: Advanced

The Orkan’s New Reloading Bench from Gun Hive is an advanced build that fastens securely to the wall. There are no complicated cuts, but several drawers will require plenty of work, so we put it on our advanced list. However, if you have good tools and plenty of patience, you can complete this project even as a beginner, and the result is one of the most stable benches on this list.


9. Portable Reloading Bench from Accurate Shooter

Difficulty: Easy

The Portable Reloading Bench is the second project on this list from Accurate Shooter. It’s a simple project that is easy to build and only takes a few supplies. Most builders can build this project in a day or two, and the result is a lightweight, portable, and durable reloading bench that you can use anywhere.

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Reloading Benches

As you can see, there are several reloading bench plans that you can use to create a bench that perfectly suits the area you are working in. If you don’t have experience with woodworking, we recommend starting with one of the easy projects. These projects don’t require a lot of materials, and there aren’t any difficult angle-cuts to make, and you should be able to build them in a few days. Once you feel confident, we recommend trying out one of the more difficult projects.

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