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Old 06-18-2022, 05:18 PM
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Iím sure a lot of you know about Inline Fabrication and their press mounting systems, but I just discovered them last week. My order was delivered yesterday and I just finished installing everything. Wow, Iím impressed!

My NRA reloading bench served me well for almost 30 years. I had an RCBS Rock Chucker, powder measure and case trimmer permanently installed. My MEC shotshell presses were mounted on boards that I C-clamped to the bench when I needed them.

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Last month, I picked up a Dillon 650 with a bunch of accessories at an estate sale. It was set up to load 9mm, .38 Super, .40 S&W and .45 acp. I almost sold it, but decided it was something I needed to keep. I picked up a larger aluminum mounting plate, moved the Rock Chucker down a bit and permanently mounted the 650.

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Then about two weeks ago, I was offered a Dillon 550B that was set up to load .38 Special, .41 Mag, .44 Mag & Special and .30-06/.308. The press ram was seized from years of sitting idle, but the price was right and a little cleaning/lubrication got it running just fine again. I wanted those calibers, but I didnít want to permanently mount it and lose even more bench space.

Some online searching lead me to Inline Fabrication. I ended up ordering their flush mount quick-change mounting plate, a spacer so I didnít have to route out the bench, a number of top plates and some storage docks. It only set me back about $200.

While I was waiting for my goodies to arrive, I freed up some space and installed another shelving unit to get my shotshell presses off the floor.

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I started installing the mounting system and storage docks last night and finished the job about an hour ago. While I was at it, I plugged some holes in my bench top with wooden dowels and touched-up the polyurethane. Inline Fab makes great products, offers free shipping and include mounting hardware. I did need to buy longer bolts for the flush mount plate, since my bench top is so thick. Iím very pleased with the way it turned out!

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These are the other tools that I mounted to top plates.

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I was able to fit all four storage docks to the side of my bench, so I now have a lot more free space on my bench when Iím not reloading.

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Now I wish I would have spent another $4.50 and bought a cover cap for the mounting base.
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Old 06-18-2022, 09:21 PM
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Wow Chad, great writeup and photos. I didn't know Inline had those plates. I've been using the plates from Lee and they work OK but those look much better. I just may have to switch over to the Inline plates.

You really freed up space on your bench, nice!
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Wow! Nice! I will have to look at this system for my bench.
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I bought the Inline high mount back in the winter with plates for the Rock chucker, Hornady lock and lock ap, and Dillon 550C. I wish I would have found them sooner. Really like there product and works great.
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Old 06-19-2022, 05:43 AM
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For those of you who donít know, this quick video show how the system works.

The flush mount plate that I got operates the same way. I chose it because it has a smaller footprint than the riser plates, is less obtrusive and itís cheaper! All the components are made from nicely finished 1/4Ē steel.

Had I learned about this before I permanently mounted the Dillon 650, I would have got a top plate for it too and really freeíd up space.

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I have the storage bracket for the extra plates, makes a huge difference swapping presses around. No more finding shelf space.
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Nice set up. Looks like it will work well. I, myself cheat....I use two benches. One 6 foot and the other 8 foot.
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Need to get one of those Quick Change with a few plates. Very nice!
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So far, one 8' and two 4' benches in my loading room.

At this time I have 6 presses with only 4 setup for use. I probably own more than a dozen powder measures, a half dozen scales, who knows the number of die sets and other stuff?

Seems I'm a bit of junkie...
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I have had my eye on these systems for a long time. I have acquired two additional presses since my bench was first set up.
Good write up, thank you.
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