Tag: Reloading Data

MEC 600 JR Mark V: Unboxing and Setup

It’s been a while since I’ve done a lot of shotshell reloading, and I’m feeling the “call” – so it’s officially time to kick-off a bunch of shotshell shooting ad reloading content here on Ultimate Reloader! First, up, the MEC 600 JR Mark V shotshell reloading press. In this post, I’ll cover unboxing and setup, […]

Buget Precision .223: Priming, Charging, Seating

In my last post, I covered the first half of the precision reloading process using the LEE Deluxe Challenger Kit. In this post, we’ll finish off the process by covering priming, charging, and bullet seating. When these steps are complete, we’ll have ammunition we can take to the range and shoot in the .223 TC […]

Budget Precision .223: Case Prep and Sizing

Now that we’ve setup and tested the TC Compass Rifle and un-boxed the LEE Deluxe Challenger reloading kit, it’s time to start loading some budget precision .223 Remington ammunition! I’ve already fire-formed some loads using Starline .223 Brass, and now it’s time to take a look at sizing/de-priming, checking our sizing setup, trimming brass to […]

Concentricity King: L.E. Wilson Chamber-Type Micrometer Bullet Seater

A wobbling football doesn’t fly very straight. In the same way, a wobbling bullet will not group well at range. There are two major factors in eliminating bullet “wobble”: stabilizing the bullet properly (a function of bullet weight and rifling twist rate), and bullet/case concentricity. In this article, we’ll focus on concentricity, specifically bullet concentricity […]

Taming the Beast: 500 S&W Special

Even Dirty Harry needs an occasional day off from the intensity of magnum handgun recoil. And I’m presuming that’s when he reaches for his box of 44 Special cartridges. Fast forward 46 years and today’s “most powerful handgun in the world” is even more intense: the 500 S&W Magnum. This is where 500 S&W Special […]

TriggrCon 2017: Freedom Munitions and X-Treme Bullets

Have you ever discovered a company in your “backyard” that you had no idea was so close? At TriggrCon 2017 I met Jansen Jones from Freedom Munitions, and learned that they were in driving distance from where I am located in Washington. Not only that, but Jansen told me all about HMT (Howell Munitions & […]

Budget Precision .223: LEE Deluxe Challenger Kit Unboxing and Setup

Have you ever taken a “leap” hoping that things would work out, and then they did? That’s how this project (Budget Precision .223) has turned out so far. Would the TC Compass shoot as good as my other one in .308 Winchester? Could this scope live up to the reviews I read on Amazon? Yes. […]

Let There Be Light: KMS Squared UFO Press Light Kit

I’ve been accused of overkill when it comes to lighting. Yes, I like a LOT of light- it makes almost any job in the shop easier and more enjoyable (even if it’s just looking for that open end wrench you can’t find). When it comes to reloading ammunition proper lighting becomes a safety issue. Spotting […]

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