You can’t build a good house without a solid foundation. Likewise, any seasoned reloader knows how important a solid mounting arrangement is for their reloading presses. In the last year I’ve started using the Inline Fabrication Ultramount system, and recently decided to use this system across the board for pretty much all of my reloading presses and bench-mounted equipment. Given the fact that I own most of the popular reloading presses in production today, this is a big undertaking. Fortunately, it’s really easy to mount your press with the Inline Fabrication Ultramount quick change system- once the mount is in place, it’s simply a matter of bolting a plate to your press! In this article, I’ll cover everything from assembling a 4″ Micro Ultramount, to bolting on the quick change press plate, to some special integration I engineered for the Ultimate Reloader bench system. Don’t be surprised to see a kit from me this year so that you can easily build out your own system like this! (please leave a comment if you are interested).
Here’s where things started: Everything unpacked, sorted into groups, and tools ready to go. You can see here a completed “standard Ultramount” with quick change system (back, with LEE Classic Turret), and the RCBS Pro Chucker 7 in the foreground (right-hand side) which shows my “legacy” Ultimate Reloader wood sub-plate bench mount.
And here’s the groups of kit I showed in the video:
In this picture we see:
- The Inline Fabrication 4″ Micro Ultramount with Quick Change.
- The Inline Fabrication RCBS Pro Chucker quick change top plate (#63) – see the entire list HERE.
- Custom Ultimate Reloader bench system hold-down clamps for Inline Fabrication Ultramount. (first prototype).
When putting together this Micro Ultramount, I was reminded how “top shelf” Inline Fabrication products are- from the engineering (everything lines up), to the construction, the finish (mega powdercoat), even the packing is over-the-top-quality. I really appreciate the attention to detail- any of you that have Inline Fabrication gear know what I’m talking about.
I had high hopes for this setup when I was prototyping my hold-down clamping system. Could this adaptation of the Ultimate Reloader Bench System yield the best possible reloading and gunsmithing workstation? The answer is yes- now I can move mounting systems around on the bench, use the Inline Fabrication Quick Change system to adapt each work area between presses and tools (such as a vice), and store my presses on the wall via Inline Fabrication mounting racks. More on that in the short future!
This new system will accelerate my storytelling here on Ultimate Reloader, and I have some big surprises coming soon. I’ve been heads-down working on a new facility and resources related to this bench system, and I can’t wait to share these new developments with you all! More on that soon.
Do you use Inline Fabrication products? Please share your experiences by leaving a comment!