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    Do you stand or sit while casting?

    I have a high enough table to stand while casting. If anything unwanted happens I can just back away instead of getting it on my lap. Just wondering what others do.

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    I prefer to stand.

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    I stand for the same reason. When working with hot metal unexpected things can happen. The ability to move without having to get up THEN move is important.

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    When I had it set up at the old house, I was sitting on my crappy homemade stool, with legs going to sleep. Now, everything is in flux, but if I get this new reloading room setup the way it looks like, I will probably have a standing bench on the carport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacksgrampa View Post
    I have a high enough table to stand while casting. If anything unwanted happens I can just back away instead of getting it on my lap. Just wondering what others do.
    For me it always has been sitting. I have a bench made just for my casting, and it affords what I consider a fair safety margin. In the past several years a knee smash fifty years back (Cement guide post: 1; Me off motorcycle: 0) has come back to haunt me as stainless steel wires put in where kneecap used to be have snapped... So, at least for the past couple of years, standing has not been an option.
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    Sit, always. Stand to remelt wheel weights and scrap lead.
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    I'm definitely going to sit down any chance I get to do anything including casting . I have stood most of my life while working and these legs have a lot of miles on them .
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    My right knee had a snowmobile incident many years ago. Sitting is my only option.
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    I set up to cast on top of the table saw, I sit on a stool, no seat back to get in the way if I need to move out of the way fast.

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    I have been standing to cast for over fifty years. As long as my legs hold out I will keep standing.
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    Stand.

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    If I sit for 20 mins a day, it's to have dinner with the wife. So, standing it is.
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    I sit most times but have been doing some standing here lately.

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    I start out sitting but always find myself standing, and I pay the price for it at the end of the day. My back is totally gone and I have severe degenerative disc disease. So if I stand for more than 20 minutes or so I am in a world of hurt. But once I get in the zone of reloading I will stand there for 4-5 hours.

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    I sit on a computer chair, casting table is low enough I can brace my right elbow on my knee and still have the mold over the pot.

    Really helps on those longer casting sessions. I do wear leather slippers to cover my toes when casting.
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    Now you know.

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    The first 25 years I would stand; the last 7 years I sit because if I stood that long I would be in a world of hurt. Something else I do is put my pot on a timer in case I have a heart attack while casting.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check