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7 Reloading Bench Plans For Hunting and Shooting Sports

A reloading bench is a must-have for shooting enthusiasts and building one is an easy DIY project when you follow any of these reloading bench plans. A bench-style work space like one of these will provide the work and storage space you need for loading and reloading ammo into your hunting guns.

These reloading bench plans will help you create a customized space where you can safely load your hunting guns and store gun parts, ammo, and other accessories for your shooting hobby. Even if you don’t shoot guns, a homemade reloading table will create an ideal work space for your garage or crafting room. Check out our round up of these 7 various sized and designed reloading bench plans to find one that is perfect for your needs.

1- Attractive Reloading Bench

Build this attractive reloading bench on Youtube for placement inside your home. Using these reloading bench plans will enable you to build an attractive and functional piece of furniture that can be used as the focal piece of any room in your home.

No one will know this is a gun reloading bench unless you tell them. All the storage compartments are concealed and the finish on the exterior of the wood makes the DIY reloading bench look like a high end piece of designer furniture.

When space is limited and you don’t have a dedicated space to keep all of your guns and ammo, these reloading bench plans are just what you need to build a quality piece of furniture. You may also like to check out shooting bench plans for hunting.

2- Storage Cubbies

Use these free reloading bench plans on youtube to build a sturdy reloading table that has plenty of storage cubbies right at your fingertips. Building this bench is simple and quick.

Along the length of this diy reloading table are several storage cubbies that will hold all of your ammo, tools, and spare parts. The work surface is large and flat so it will provide plenty of room for working on your gun while all the built-in cubbies keep everything you need at your fingertips.

No more wasting time gathering parts or searching for just the right screw after you build this reloading bench. Everything will be at your fingertips so you can reload your gun and get back to hunting or target practice.

3- Thrifty Table

Save money by building this reloading table by cheaperthandirt. Start making this for your work shop this weekend. Part of the reason gun enthusiasts reload shells and work on their guns is to save money. Hunters are also looking to save money and feed their family quality meat, so why not build a thrifty table with these reloading bench plans?

This diy reloading table can be customized to the perfect height, depth, and width so it will be a perfect fit for you and your work space. The double 2×4 frame will create a solid, sturdy frame to top with plywood and provide you with a heavy duty work surface that will last for years.

Use these reloading bench plans to create a work space that will allow you to quickly change out presses for different types of ammo. Reload ammo for pistols, shot guns, and rifles at the same table in minutes when you have the ability to quickly change out the presses.

This reloading bench is strong and can handle any size press you may want to use. Build this thrifty table quickly and inexpensively by following these free loading bench plans. You may also like to check out garage workbench plans to efficiently do your projects.

reloading bench plans
Reloading bench plans, image via: cheaperthandirt

4- Built In Reloading Bench

Build this reloading bench by rifleshootermag around an exterior window to allow the natural light to shine in on the work surface. Follow these detailed building plans and get started on this DIY project this weekend.

Use these reloading bench blueprints to custom build a work area that will fit perfectly into your space. Don’t block off a window but rather build around the window so you can have a view outside and natural light while you reload ammo.

The steel pipe legs and oak or birch wood will make this reloading bench sturdy so it can be used with any size press. These reloading bench plans also create storage below and above the work surface so you can store all the needed gun and ammo parts. Overhead lighting is also installed so if the sun is not shining brightly through the window, you will still have a well lighted work space.

reloading bench blueprints
Reloading bench blueprints, image via: rifleshootermag

5- Portable Reloading Table

Here we have a portable reloading bench by bulletin.accurateshooter that is small in size so it’s easy to carry.Take this reloading table along with you the next time you travel to a hunting destination. Just follow these simple instructions and build a portable reloading table like this one.

Take this portable reloading table with you to your favorite hunting locations for duck, wild boar, rabbit, fox, etc., and never worry about running out of ammo.

You can travel, hunt, and enjoy the outdoors without worries when you know you have all the tools and supplies needed to reload ammo and make any needed gun repairs while on an out of town hunt.

You will be able to go where the wild game is and hunt with this portable reloading table. It is small enough to take with you but still large enough to provide a solid work surface for reloading ammo.

The building materials are cheap and the portable bench can be built for around $60. The bench folds easily and can be set up in minutes when you reach your hunting destination. It folds small and will fit into the back of a truck or camper.

Portable Reloading Table
Portable Reloading Table, Image via: bulletin.accurateshooter

6- Wooden Reloading Bench

Follow these free reloading bench plans to build a customized wooden bench that will meet all your ammo needs. Get ready to save money by reloading your own ammo.

This sturdy wooden reloading bench by howtospecialist can easily be customized to fit your space and height requirements such as reloading bench design by cheaperthandirt we discussed at number third. Being comfortable while working on your guns and ammo will make hunting and shooting hobbies more enjoyable. Reloading ammo will also save you a lot of money. Most reloaders claim that a box of ammo can be reloaded for about half the cost of what a new box of ammo would cost at the store.

What we like about this wooden reloading bench plan is its in detail and can be printed out for easy reference. All the measurements are provided for a basic DIY reloading table but they can be changed as needed to meet your needs. You may also like to check out potting bench plans that help to make your gardening project easy.

Wooden Reloading Bench
free reloading bench plans, Image via: howtospecialist

7- Compact Reloading Bench

Build this compact reloading bench for small spaces or infrequent usage. Get ready to save space and money on relaoding your own ammo. The compact size will still provide the same stability as a large reloading table, just in a smaller size.

Not everyone has a large workshop or plenty of space to follow reloading bench plans for a large table. Plus, some hunters and shooters only pursue their hobby occasionally and don’t really need a reloading table on a weekly basis. This compact table may just be perfect for your space or your occasional hobby pursuit.

Follow these reloading bench plans by outdoorlife and purchase a pre-made heavy duty steel work mate bench frame. This will fold out and in so not only will the reloading bench be compact, it will also be portable. The steel frame is strong and will be topped with 3/4 inch plywood to give the bench a strong, stable work surface. The work mate steel frame won’t tip over and built in storage on the bottom can be created if desired.

This compact reloading bench is ideal for working on pistols and hand guns. It also provides plenty of space for reloading any size of ammo. Save money and save space by following these plans and building a compact DIY reloading bench.

reloading bench plans
Compact Reloading Bench, Image via: outdoorlife

Wraping Up

Reloading bench is a necessity for hunters and survivalists. These reloading bench plans will help you to store ammo, guns and in reloading of hunting guns. We hope this article has guided you in your decision to build any of these tables to meet your hunting needs.

Based upon some of the most common questions asked I have prepared a questionnaire. 


What is the standard size of a reloading bench?

Most reloading enthusiasts recommend the top of the reloading bench measure between 28″-36″ deep and 48″-96″ wide. This size will provide plenty of space to accommodate ammunition presses, clamps, and other needed tools and provide plenty of space to work.

A DIY reloading bench can be made to any size specification to meet your needs.

What is needed for a reloading bench?

The bench must be sturdy and have plenty of storage space to hold all the reloading components. Drawers, shelves, pegboards, etc., are essential so all components can be at your fingertips. Space for a reloading press is also essential.

If you can make the reloading bench adjustable and portable, that is a big plus for comfortable working.

Is a reloading bench expensive?

The purchase price of a reloading bench will start at around $100 and go up. Building a DIY one will vary in price according to how much material you recycle for the building project and what type of material used for the DIY project.

What makes a good reloading bench?

Sturdiness, space, and storage are the top three must-haves for a good reloading bench. Start with those three must-haves in mind and add your desires to the building project so you can create the perfect reloading bench for yourself.


Bartleby Research, “Getting Started With Reloading Research Paper”, https://www.bartleby.com/essay/Getting-Started-With-Reloading-Research-Paper-FCSQSZDJ3CB

Quora, “How can I build a portable reloading, https://www.quora.com/How-can-I-build-a-portable-reloading-bench

Gun Digest, by Philip Massaro, February 3, 2017, https://gundigest.com/gear-ammo/reloading/outfitting-ultimate-reloading-bench

About Farhan Ahsan

My name is Farhan Ahsan,I am web enthusiast, writer and blogger. I always strive to be passionate about my work. I started my work at the beginning of 2007 by engaging myself with detail reading and exchanging information with others. Since then things and times have changed, but one thing remains the same and that is my passion for helping and educating people, building a successful blog and delivering quality content to the readers. I always love to write about gardening, sustainable life, off grid living and homestead farming.

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