224 Valkyrie Remington 700 Build P3: Chambering and Machining

Sometimes you have to do a lot of “prep work” to get to the “fun work”. Well, after building out our build-sheet, and preparing and aligning the barrel, we’re now to the fun part of this build! That’s right, it’s time to start machining the tenon, and cutting the chamber! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / […]

224 Valkyrie Remington 700 Build P2: Barrel Prep and Alignment In the Lathe

How you secure your barrel in your lathe, and the attention to detail aligning the barrel’s bore to the lathe spindle axis will both have a big effect on the outcome of your barreling work. In this post, we’ll continue our 224 Valkyrie Remington 700 bolt-action rifle build with a focus on a few things: […]

224 Valkyrie Remington 700 Build P1: Planning the Build

I’ve always wanted to build a Remington 700 custom bolt-action rifle, and now is the time! As a part of the lager 224 Valkyrie project (two rifle builds, reloading, ballistics, …) this smaller collection of videos and articles will outline a complete Remington 700 build- from start to finish! Later, we’ll compare ballistics and accuracy […]

Quick Look: Lyman 68pc Master Gunsmith Took Kit

Gunsmithing is a lot of fun, but it’s a lot less fun when you don’t have the right tools (or can’t find your tools). Every professional or casual gunsmith therefore needs a good selection of tools, and a system of organization for those tools. So when I saw the new 68pc Master Gunsmith Tool Set […]

NYTIMES Visits Ultimate Reloader: Here’s What They Said

Every once in a  while, something completely unexpected happens. This summer, I had an email inquiry from the New York Times- something I didn’t anticipate. At first, I ignored the email. I wasn’t sure I wanted to engage with a news outlet on a topic that’s so frequently mis-represented (reloading culture, gun culture in the […]

224 Valkyrie: Dual Rifle Build Details and Overview

This is going to be perhaps the most in-depth project I’ve taken on here on Ultimate Reloader- building two rifles, working up load data, measuring ballistics, and a bunch of related field work (hunting, and who knows what else). I’m excited to get started, and to share these experiences with you. What is it I’m […]

Dynamic Duo: Hornady Lock-N-Load Quick Trickle + G2 1500 Electronic Scale

When I first saw a picture of the Hornady Lock-N-Load quick trickle, I “got it” immediately. One of the ways I like to measure precise powder loads is to dump a “bulk low charge”, and then trickle up to the exact value. But there are some issues you’ll face if you use conventional equipment for […]

Test Your Trigger With the Lyman Electronic Digital Trigger Pull Gauge

How do you know *for sure* how your trigger is performing? There are a variety of options spanning simple mechanical gauges all the way up to the DVORAK TriggerScan for “laboratory grade” trigger profiling. If all you need is an accurate peak force measurement, the Lyman Electronic Digital Trigger Pull Gauge is a great option. […]

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