Tag: Reloading

MEC Bench Top Powder Measure: King of Capacity

MEC Makes great reloading equipment. Many families have loaded shotshells on MEC equipment for generations. But in the last few years, MEC has offered a whole new lineup of metallic reloading equipment with the MEC Marksman press at center stage. In the next couple stories I’ll be using some of the accessories and other MEC […]

Results: 224 Valkyrie Starline Brass Torture Test

Reloading 224 Valkyrie is pretty much the same as reloading most other bottleneck rifle cartridges. However, there are some unique considerations when you’re dealing with a “hotrod” magnum cartridge like 224 Valkyrie. One of these considerations is brass life/longevity- namely the primer pockets. I’ve heard a lot of stories of 224 Valkyrie brass only lasting […]

SilencerCo Omega 30: First Range Day

Some of the great things in life take a long time to achieve. For me, the dream of having suppressors is one of those things! Having a “can” will open up exciting new capabilities, like being able to hunt without hearing protection (or hearing damage!). Here on Ultimate Reloader, I’ll have a bunch of content […]

300 Blackout Kick-Off: Gavin’s 16″ AR-15 with Anderson Upper

300 Blackout has been on my “list” for a LONG time- but sometimes life gets in the way. Well now it’s time, and I’m going to “go big” with this fun cartridge including rifles, suppressors, reloading, ballistics, and more (please leave a comment with your ideas!). To start things off, let’s take a look at […]

224 Valkyrie: Hornady 88 grain ELD-M Load Development Success

224 Valkyrie is all about pushing heavy high-BC bullets to crazy-long ranges with an AR-15, or even a bolt gun. For 224 Valkyrie, I started working with a mid-weight bullets (Nosler 70 grain RDF), and have been working my way up in weight- and hope to top out at about 95 grains. While the Nosler […]

Tested: Ruger American Rifle With Go Wild Camo in 6.5 Creedmoor

There’s never been a better time to buy a “budget” rifle. Between the Ruger American, Savage Axis, and TC Compass- today’s budget-minded rifle shopper will be faced with some compelling choices with a LOT of features. And that can lead to “analysis paralysis”! My friend Eric Peterson was recently faced with this quandary while he […]

Lyman Cyclone Case Dryer: From Unboxing to Drying Cases

This story is a continuation of my last article where I demonstrated wet tumbling with the Lyman Cyclone Stainless Steel Rotary Case Tumbler. Wet tumbling is awesome! But if you get equipped for wet tumbling, you’ll need to have a way to dry your cases. You can air dry them, dry them in the oven, or […]

Lyman Cyclone Stainless Steel Rotary Case Tumbler: From Unboxing to Wet Tumbling Brass

Case cleaning is definitely an important part of the ammunition reloading process. It can also be frustrating, dirty, and take a lot of time. You can tumble cases in walnut shells, clean cases with an ultrasonic cleaner, or wet tumble: typically with stainless steel pin media and a cleaning solution. In this article, I’ll demonstrate […]

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