Reloading Benches

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Every firearm and ammo expert knows that a sturdy, reliable reloading bench is one of the most critical pieces of equipment you can have in your arsenal. Not only can a good reloading table help you efficiently and safely store your gun paraphernalia, having somewhere you can reload empty shells and cartridges will save you a lot of money in the long run. Take a look at our selection of the best reloading benches available to outfit your garage, shed, or workshop.

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Steel Reloading Work Bench

Steel Reloading Work Bench

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What we like: Steel pegboard end panels for extra storage

What we don’t like: Only two shelves

Not so great for: Storing small parts

Perfect for: Quick assembly

This compact steel reloading work bench is a good pick if you need a small, durable option. With two 17” x 38” steel shelves and practical pegboard end panels, you’ll have the room to store all your most important equipment. The fiberboard top matches the shelf dimensions, so there is plenty of space to work.

The biggest benefit of this model is the quick and easy assembly. So you can set up a firearm repair, cleaning, and loading station in no time. However, you’ll need to purchase additional pegboard hooks, bins, and shelving to increase the storage space available and organize small parts.

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Adjustable Reloading Stand
Frankford Arsenal Platinum Series Reloading Stand with Adjustable Steel Frame Construction, Wood Surface Center and Storage Bins for Reloading
Frankford Arsenal Platinum Series Reloading Stand with Adjustable Steel Frame Construction, Wood Surface Center and Storage Bins for Reloading
Frankford Arsenal Platinum Series Reloading Stand with Adjustable Steel Frame Construction, Wood Surface Center and Storage Bins for Reloading
Frankford Arsenal Platinum Series Reloading Stand with Adjustable Steel Frame Construction, Wood Surface Center and Storage Bins for Reloading
Frankford Arsenal Platinum Series Reloading Stand with Adjustable Steel Frame Construction, Wood Surface Center and Storage Bins for Reloading

Adjustable Reloading Stand

Frankford Arsenal

What we like: The tabletop’s folding sides

What we don’t Like: No shelves

Not so great for: Permanent storage

Perfect for: Gun maintenance on-the-go, in the field, while camping

This versatile adjustable reloading stand is a good option if you take regular overnight hunting trips. It is easy to fold up and store without compromising on durability. The frame is manufactured from tube steel so you can use it with confidence. This stand can take the weight of both a reloading press and a powder measure simultaneously.

In addition to your tabletop, which can extend to 39” x 12”, this model includes two attachable side bins for the secure storage of smaller parts.

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Adjustable Height Ammo Reloading Bench
Stack-On SORB-48 Adjustable Height Pro Reloading Bench – Black
Stack-On SORB-48 Adjustable Height Pro Reloading Bench – Black
Stack-On SORB-48 Adjustable Height Pro Reloading Bench – Black

Adjustable Height Ammo Reloading Bench

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What we like: Shelf is positioned to leave room for a stool

What we don’t like: Stool and hooks for pegboard not included

Not so great for: People who want an all-inclusive package

Perfect for: Working on long term projects

With this adjustable height ammo reloading bench, you’ll be able to work in comfort for as long as you need, thanks to the handy stool space. With a robust back pegboard, a full-length lower shelf, and a large multi-ply birch worktop, everything you require will be within arm’s reach.

You can secure this bench to the floor or wall using the fastening hardware provided for even greater stability.

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Collapsible Adjustable Height Reloading Bench
Collapsible Reloading 59"W Adjustable Height Wood Top Workbench
Collapsible Reloading 59"W Adjustable Height Wood Top Workbench

Collapsible Adjustable Height Reloading Bench

Homak

What we like: The backsplash has a pegboard, providing extra hanging space for small tools.

What we don’t like: Relatively small worktop space

Not so great for: Gun enthusiasts looking for a long-term upgrade to their workspace

Perfect for: Small garages or workshops with limited space

If your workshop is packed with equipment and machinery, this collapsible bench is a space-efficient option. The front folding legs swing inward while the worktop is adjusted using the pin barrel hinges. This allows you to save valuable space in your garage when the bench isn’t in use.

The 3-door cabinet provides plenty of storage space and a back panel pegboard for easy access to hand tools. This unit can be moved on dual casters. Built-in brakes ensure the unit is stable wherever it is stored. The back legs can be adjusted to account for uneven floors.

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Wooden Workbench With Electrical Outlets

Wooden Workbench With Electrical Outlets

Tennsco Corp.

What we like: Contains eight built-in metal drawers

What we don’t like: No wheels make it difficult to move or relocate

Not so great for: Temporary workspaces

Perfect for: Heavy-duty projects that require electricity

This heavy-duty laboratory desk is a worthwhile investment if you spend a lot of time maintaining your firearms, reloading spent shells, and tinkering around with gun accessories. It features a smooth, clean wooden countertop supported by a sturdy metal frame. The eight built-in drawers are suitable for storing a variety of ammunition, helping you maintain an organized workspace.

The most practical aspect of this bench is the electrical outlets, allowing you to power up to eight separate tools. They are conveniently located at the front of the unit.

$1959.99

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Portable Butcher Block Reloading Bench
7-Drawer 48"W Butcher Block Top Workbench
7-Drawer 48"W Butcher Block Top Workbench
7-Drawer 48"W Butcher Block Top Workbench
7-Drawer 48"W Butcher Block Top Workbench
7-Drawer 48"W Butcher Block Top Workbench

Portable Butcher Block Reloading Bench

WFX Utility™

What we Like: Heavy-duty casters with locking mechanism

What we don’t like: Limited space underneath the worktop for seated projects

Not so great for: Everyday reloading and firearm maintenance

Perfect for: Ammunition and equipment storage

The mobile portable block bench is versatile if you need a multifunctional unit for occasional reloading tasks. It comes with seven drawers of various sizes to accommodate equipment, from shotgun cartridges to large power tools.

The wood top is small, meaning it may not be suitable for extensive reloading tasks. However, it is a versatile and multifunctional unit that provides additional storage space in your garage. The durable wheels allow easy mobility, while the locking mechanism gives the bench stability when it is not in use. 

$1040.88

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Adjustable Height Reloading Bench With Wall Panels
Koret 63"W Adjustable Height Workbench
Koret 63"W Adjustable Height Workbench
Koret 63"W Adjustable Height Workbench
Koret 63"W Adjustable Height Workbench
Koret 63"W Adjustable Height Workbench

Adjustable Height Reloading Bench With Wall Panels

WFX Utility™

What we like: Perforated steel panels allow for seamless access to tools

What we don’t like: Only one of the steel storage sections can be locked

Not so great for: Permanently storing high-value equipment

Perfect for: Regular firearm maintenance and repair tasks

The four steel wall panels make this reloading bench a dream workstation for gun nuts. Built-in hooks ensure tools, parts, and machinery are within arm’s reach. This is a convenient feature that can save valuable time during your reloading and maintenance routines.

The steel frame is designed for heavy-duty use. With a 769 lb. weight capacity, this is a sturdy and durable unit, providing a secure platform for virtually all tasks. The bench contains six sliding drawers and one lockable panel. The center section is open, where you can position a seat for longer tasks. 

$545.99

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Compact Solid Wood Reloading Bench
Husky G4801S-US 4 Ft. Solid Wood Top Workbench With Storage
Husky G4801S-US 4 Ft. Solid Wood Top Workbench With Storage
Husky G4801S-US 4 Ft. Solid Wood Top Workbench With Storage
Husky G4801S-US 4 Ft. Solid Wood Top Workbench With Storage
Husky G4801S-US 4 Ft. Solid Wood Top Workbench With Storage

Compact Solid Wood Reloading Bench

Husky

What we like: Compact design ensures it can fit into a small garage

What we don’t like: May not be big enough for heavy-duty equipment storage

Not so great for: Firearm professionals and frequent heavy-duty use

Perfect for: Occasional gun maintenance and DIY projects

This reloading bench may be small, but it packs a punch. Built from solid wood and heavy-gauge steel, it can support up to 1,500 lbs., ensuring it is durable enough for various tasks. It is a refurbished product that has been tested and certified to operate and appear as new.

This compact bench offers ample storage space with a steel back panel and a slide-out drawer. The angled supports connecting the bench and side panels contain circular holes for screwdrivers and other hand tools. This is the perfect option if you’re looking for a high-performing but affordable bench for a small space. 

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Reloading Benches

Buying Guide

Gun enthusiasts often require a place to create custom ammunition. This is especially true for American Civil War reenactors and other black powder enthusiasts. The reason for having a reloading bench is to keep all the components required to create custom ammunition in one place and organized so that it is easy to find the correct chemical components, as well as being able to sort the brass casings needed to contain the various elements. A sturdy bench is required for mechanical reloaders that can take some of the drudgeries out of repeated or precise specifications for certain guns.

Reloading benches can be used for other purposes besides creating ammunition. Any craft operation that requires multiple containers of small items, from fishing flies to delicate earrings can benefit from the organization and convenience of a loading bench. The pigeonhole storage design plus the sturdy bench make reloading benches a convenient location for any type of craft (although not a fully equipped one that’s already set up for reloading ammo) that has multiple small parts. The sturdy bench can easily support vises and other heavy equipment, although most reloading benches don’t have the width for tabletop looms.

If the bench will be used for reloading, the shallow shelves where boxes of cartridge casings, powders and more should be set up in a way that box labels can be prominently displayed. Since some of the items can be heavy, especially in aggregate, the shelving needs to be sturdy to withstand the weight. Wooden surfaces should be sealed for easy, thorough clean up.

The bench itself should be rugged and capable not only of holding the mechanical loading equipment, but also to support it while it’s in use. It should be properly braced so that it doesn’t sag to one side or the other, especially during use.

While butcher block wood can be quite beautiful, and it is nice to have that glowing wood beauty, the main purpose of sealing the surface is to make it easy to clean thoroughly between uses.

While not an essential part of the reloading bench itself, there are some things that are nice to have as part of the workspace setup. A pegboard with plenty of room for adjustable pegs makes an easy way to keep track of small tools and hanging bags of items. If you plan to spend many hours at the workbench, work stools with padded seats and supportive backs are a nice addendum – have at least two, in case you share your workspace with a buddy.

If you are in a location that makes it feasible, a small firing range that’s properly set up is another handy addition to your reloading bench. (Check city and local ordinances before considering this addition.) Having the firing range makes checking performance of your loads an easy step from your reloading bench. This can be especially handy if working with restoring black powder weapons.

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This reloading bench offers plenty of space for your items and will keep you comfortable in your garage or in practically any space of your home. It comes with two ample cabinets and plenty of shelves.

Goplus Adjustable Workbench, 48" 1500 Lbs Bamboo Top Garage Work Bench, Heavy-Duty Steel Work Table Hardwood Workstation, Easy Assembly

Goplus Adjustable Workbench, 48" 1500 Lbs Bamboo Top Garage Work Bench, Heavy-Duty Steel Work Table Hardwood Workstation, Easy Assembly

Create a permanent set-up for your hobby with this sturdy, versatile reloading bench. The 1.5” thick UV-cured bamboo table has an astonishing 1,500 lbs. loading capacity to accommodate presses and power tools. The tabletop sits atop a heavy-gauge steel frame that is fully height adjustable for an ergonomic workspace, while the leveling feet let you adjust the tilt of the table to suit any floor surface.

Olympia Tools Multi-Purpose Workbench With Light, 82-802,Black

Olympia Tools Multi-Purpose Workbench With Light, 82-802,Black

Illuminating your work with 13W fluorescent lights, this reloading bench lets you enjoy your hobbies any time of day. The heavy-duty steel construction has a tough enamel finish for lasting durability. The under bench drawers are ideal for storing small items, while the full-width pegboard is perfect for tool organization.

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Table for workshop, garage and more. Construction is made of wood and mounted on wheels for easy movement. Includes drawers and open shelves in various sizes for storing tools and others needed accessories.

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Frankford Arsenal Platinum Series Reloading Stand with Adjustable Steel Frame Construction, Wood Surface Center and Storage Bins for Reloading

Frankford Arsenal Platinum Series Reloading Stand with Adjustable Steel Frame Construction, Wood Surface Center and Storage Bins for Reloading

Take your reloading bench with you when camping or hunting with this compact folding model. The height-adjustable frame lets you work sitting or standing, and the 1.5” tube frame is completely foldable for quick and easy storage or convenient portability. You can mount a press to the rugged central wooden panel, and the two side bins provide space for storing your gear.

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A contemporary workbench with a sturdy frame finished in grey and a thick rectangular brown top. It has a narrower bottom shelf and is equipped with an upper unit which rests on 4 supports on the tabletop. It has a shelf with built-in lighting.

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This reloading bench will be a real hit in your workshop, basement, or garage. The while is crafted of solid wood, with a large top, where you can easily place your blueprints, and 1 open shelf underneath the top, for storing tools, screws, etc.

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Practical garage workbenches made of sturdy wooden and metal materials finished in warm browns and greys. A workbench has a profiled top (with a recessed central part) and is equipped with drawers (with long bar pulls) on sides as well as outlets.

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Antique-looking design for an old-fashioned workbench made to replace a reloading bench for gun fanatics. The workbench is made out of dark oak wood with a birch top surface and has a handy shelf on the top.

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Questions & Answers

Depends what you need one for – do you want to make a design statement in an industrial interior, or are you actually in need of a place for reloading ammunition? Some smaller reloading benches can measure 3x3 feet, while fully equipped, spacious reloading benches can take much more space. Plate system is a great option to cut on the required space.

Consider a smaller alternative. Lee Precision Reloading Stand is a great example – it doesn’t take much space, can be placed in a corner and measures only 39 by 26 by 24 inches. Look up other creative alternatives to reloading benches and we’re sure you will find something appropriate!

Functionality is the prime concern when talking about a reloading bench. Consider the amount of storage space, as it’s crucial – you need enough of it to accommodate all utensils without cluttering the working surface. The amount of drawers and special compartments is the most important.

Vertical boards above reloading benches are a great solution – some come with a special panel pre-installed, but if the one that you want to get does not, nothing simpler than to make one yourself. It can be a simple pegboard, just install your reloading bench under the wall and then hang the board perpendicularly. Now you don’t have to look all around the workshop for your guns!

They usually come crafted from wood, for various reasons. It’s a good compromise between durability and weight – wood allows you to move your bench when needed, but also provides enough stability. Additionally, it’s pleasant to work on, as it’s softer than metal and working on it generates less noise.

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