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I'm thinking about getting a hang press from lee as we spend family time watching tv at night. I'm wondering if it's fees able to sit on the couch and load some rounds of .40S&W every night? Or is it more of a sit at a desk with all the tools spread out. I don't mind that the hand press might be slower but I'd do like 20-40 rounds a night. Is this feesable or impractical? I don't shoot more than 500rounds a month so I don't need to make a lot. I would just like to make quality rounds cheaper and as a hobby.
 

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I agree with the above statement. Reloading is a great hobby and will bring you great satisfaction and pride in shooting your own reloads. However, it is a very serious business and shouldn't be multitasked.
 

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I do my priming while watching TV. I just use my hand priming tool. I also sort my brass while watching. I have a hard time just sitting and watching TV. I have a rockchucker on a little work table so it is portable and I have deprimed and resized while the TV is going.
 

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While I tend to agree with the other posters with respect to safety, in the interests of full disclosure I have to admit the following:

When I got out of the Army I had a teeny apartment, a press mounted on an old end table I paid $1.00 for in a garage sale and I sat on a hand me down couch reloading in front of the TV. I did this for a few years until I graduated from College and got a good paying job.

My advice would be to use the couch and the press to size and decap brass and then load it somewhere where you're not distracted.
 

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I check brass, sort hedstamps (rifles) out in the living room with the wife and sometimes she helps. I will prime out there also.
I do have a tv in my man cave I turn on for some noise while I load but it is at my back. I suggest to either have powder that if you double charge it will spill out or just don't do it with a tv on. Just a suggestion

I have luckily only screwed up once and put pistol mag primers in my 300 wm rifle. I did a ladder test and kept having over pierced primers. I stopped and shot different guns. Went home and reviewed, found my mistake. I remember the night clearly, I came home from a hard day and was exhausted but needed to stay awake and needed ammo. Knowing how tired I was I was not going to load any ammo but I got everything laid out for the next night. I then decided to check brass I had cleaned anddecides to prime them.

I was lucky and learned my lesson. Take it for what it's worth.
 

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Reloading with any distraction whatsoever is an invitation to disaster.

Just don't. If you can't focus on what you're doing with ANY part of working with firearms or ammunition - just don't.
 
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