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Quick Look: Forster Dies from the Inside Out

Forster makes some pretty amazing reloading dies, but you may not realize all of the features and details they include until you look inside, and that’s what we’ll do in this story! Forster’s Demo Die Set You may not be able to buy this specialty cut-away die set, but they are very useful to show […]

25-06 Deer Hunt and Cartridge/Load Discussion

Please Welcome Guy Miner Back to Ultimate Reloader Guy Miner will is back to Ultimate Reloader, this time as a regular contributor! I want to re-introduce you to Guy Miner of Wenatchee Washington. Guy is a former US Marine, and also Served as a Law Enforcement Officer for 20 years. During his Law Enforcement career, […]

BUDGET 300BLK Ruger American Build with Fred Zeglin (Extended)

During a recent visit with Fred Zeglin of 4D Reamer Rentals at the Ultimate Reloader ranch, Fred and I decided that a “guest rifle build” was in order! In this story, I’ll tell the story of watching Fred re-barrel a 350 Legend Ruger American rifle to 300 AAC Blackout. What’s more: with simplified tooling. About […]

Hands-On: Lyman AccuSight Handgun Sight Alignment Tool

In this article, we’ll take a look at the Lyman AccuSight handgun sight alignment tool from Lyman. If you want precise control over sight adjustment, read on! About the Lyman Accusight From the Lyman product page: Lyman’s new AccuSight Pistol Sight Tool sets the standard by which all others will be judged! Proudly made right […]

HANDS-ON: NEW AMP Press from Annealing Made Perfect

It’s HERE! The AMP Press from Annealing Made Perfect allows you to profile bullet seating force when seating bullets. This capability will help you validate and increase the consistency of your ammunition, and that will help you get on target. In this story, we’ll get hands-on and put this machine through its paces! About the […]

TESTED: Athlon Midas TAC 5-25x56mm FFP Riflescope

If you’re looking for a quality First-Focal Plane tactical scope that won’t break the bank, this story is for you! We’ll be taking an in-depth look at Athlon’s Midas TAC 5-25-56mm riflescope! About the Midas TAC 5-25x56mm FFP Riflescope From the Athlon Product Page: The big brother in the Midas TAC family, this 5-25×56 first […]

SNEAK PEEK: NEW RCBS Chargemaster Link

Today I’m helping RCBS announce a new electronic powder dispenser: the Chargemaster Link! This new powder dispenser builds on the RCBS Chargemaster Lite, adding Bluetooth connectivity, and it works with a free app that will be available from RCBS! I’ll have more details when I post my in-depth follow-up story, but here’s some of the […]

Fred Zeglin of 4DRentals.com: Extended Interview (Gunsmithing)

Over the past couple years, I’ve gotten to know master gunsmith and author Fred Zeglin, owner of 4d Reamer Rentals. In this story, I wanted to let you all get to know him by means of this extended interview! Resources from the Story 4D Reamer Rentals 4D Reamer Rentals is run by Fred Zeglin, master […]

TESLONG USB Borescopes for Rifle and Pistol

If you’ve been shopping for a borescope recently, you’ve probably come across TESLONG. The borescopes offered by TESLONG have gotten great reviews and praise, and don’t cost a lot of money! In this article, we’ll take a look at two USB rigid borescopes from TESLONG: The  NTG100P (pistol), and the NTG100H (rifle). NEW: NTG100P 10″ […]

ULTIMATE 6.5 PRC Hunting Load: Berger 156 Elite Hunter + N565

We set out to develop an “Ultimate 6.5 PRC Hunting Load” and our results are covered in this story! The formula? A heavy-in-class hunting bullet, great accuracy, and some serious stopping power, all with great long-range performance. Read on to find out what we came up with! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal […]

Frankford Arsenal Reloading Series

Are you interested in learning to reload your ammunition but don’t know where to start? Are you interested in affordable precision reloading? If so, please check out the free content series I put together in partnership with Frankford Arsenal, the subject of this story! Check Out the Series on Frankford Arsenal Channels If you’re interested […]

6.5x47mm BR Build Part 1: Chambering the Barrel

Here it is! My first all-out benchrest build! I’m excited to build this rifle which will serve as a test bed for the evaluation of different cartridges and components. In this multi-part series, I’ll walk through the end-to-end process of building this rifle including the barrel work (this post), stock inletting, stock bedding, and some […]

NEW UR T-Shirts are In Stock!

Ultimate Reloader shirts are BACK IN STOCK, and we have a new design that’s also available for purchase NOW. You may want to buy both… What’s more, we now ship internationally (see full list below)! You can get these shirts right HERE! I Reload Therefore I Am T-Shirt Ultimate Reloader Class Gray T-Shirt Countries we […]

NEW PRC Cases from Lapua

Lapua makes some of the best brass out there, so when there’s a new cartridge available from Lapua, it’s exciting news! And this year Lapua rolls out new cases for PRC cartridges, which is awesomeness. New for 2021: 6.5 PRC Lapua Cases From the Lapua Product Page: Lapua, world-renowned for producing the finest cartridge cases […]

TESTED: NEW EC Tuner Brake

Many of you in the Precision Rifle community have seen the new Patent Pending EC Tuner Brake from Erik Cortina, and have probably been thinking: “Does it work?”. In this story, we’ll find out by testing the EC Tuner Brake with three different rifles, with factory ammunition, and with handloaded ammunition. About the EC Tuner […]

Weighing Down the XLR Element 4.0 Magnesium Chassis

In my last story covering the new XLR Element 4.0 Magnesium chassis, we saw just how light-weight this chassis can run with both centerfire and rimfire rifles. This time, we’ll weigh things down, swap buttstocks, and put a Bergara 6.5 PRC rifle in this chassis. Element 4.0 Magnesium From the XLR Product Page: The Element […]

TESTED: Hornady 110gr A-Tip 6mm Bullets

One of my favorite things to do is testing components like bullets. In this story, we’ll take a hands-on look at Hornady’s new 110 grain A-Tip 6mm bullets. Both at the range, and in the “laboratory”. If you’re curious about these bullets, you’re in the right place! Please Welcome Travis Fox I recently enlisted the […]

NEW: XLR Element 4.0 Magnesium Chassis In-Depth

XLR, a leader in the rifle chassis space has just launched the latest version of their ultra-light hunting-oriented chassis: the Element 4.0 Magnesium. In this story, I’ll get hands-on with this new chassis and try it out both with rimfire and centerfire rifles. Let’s go! Element 4.0 Magnesium From the XLR Product Page: The Element […]

MY KS-47 BROKE: Here’s How I Fixed It

Part of owning and shooting firearms is the process of troubleshooting and fixing issues that arise “along the way”. I recently had an issue with my Palmetto State Armory KS-47 Hybrid AR chambered in 7.62x39mm– but nothing that couldn’t be easily fixed! This is the story of how I got this rifle “back in action”. […]

6.5x47mm Build: Uintah Precision UPR-10 Hybrid AR

I’ve been curious about 6.5x47mm Lapua (the cartridge) for quite a while! This handloaders-oriented cartridge is similar to other cartridges like 6.5 Creedmoor, but offers some advantages that I’ll explore in this article, and future articles. I’ve also wanted to try Triebel Reamers (from Germany), and to build a barrel for Uintah Precision’s UPR-10 platform. […]

TESTED: 4D Reamer Rentals (Counterbore Lathe Job)

Have you ever had a one-off job that involved a special tool? How about when that tool can take months to get? That’s where tool rental RULES. And for gunsmithing tools (namely reamers) there’s a solution for that: it’s 4D Reamer Rentals at 4drentals.com! In this story, I used 4D Reamer Rentals for a one-off […]

True Bore Alignment System In-Depth

If you’re working as a gunsmith on rifle barrels, actions, or related parts, chances are that you spend a lot of time with critical alignment. Every time you go to machine these parts you’ll need precise alignment with your lathe spindle. And these alignment tasks can eat up a LOT of time. Nathan Dagley over […]

Reloading 223 / 5.56 From A to Z

223 Remington and 5.56 NATO rifles span a wide variety of uses and scenarios. Reloading for 223 / 5.56 is very much worthwhile, but there are some special considerations to think about before you head to your reloading bench. We’ll cover the entire process from planning to loading in this story! 223 -vs- 5.56 Ammunition […]

TECH TIP: Case Gauge -vs- Min Dimension Gauge

Wondering what the difference is between a standard “Case Gage” and a “Min-Chamber Gage”? That’s exactly what we’ll cover in this story! Wilson Case Gage A standard case gage from Wilson Tools and Gages (LE Wilson) is used for two things. First, you can view the back of the case gauge to check headspace (sizer […]

NEW CMMG ZEROED Linear Compensator: Hands-On and In-Depth

CMMG just announced ZEROED- a lineup of muzzle accessories that currently includes linear compensators, and a 22 cal flash hider. In this story we’ll take a hands-on look at the ZEROED 9mm linear compensator! About ZEROED Here’s the summary from the CMMG ZEROED landing page: CMMG is kicking off the ZEROED Sub-Brand of accessories with […]

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