Reloading 223 / 5.56 with Berry’s 55gr FMJ Bullets (Dillon RL-550C)

Recently, Berry’s Manufacturing released their first Jacketed Bullet- the classic 55 grain FMJ 22 cal bullet for the AR-15! In this story, we’ll take a look. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The content on this website (including videos, articles, […]

Dillon RL-550C: Unboxing, Overview, Setup, Loading Rifle and Pistol Ammunition

The Dillon RL-550C is arguably the most “tried and true” progressive reloading press on the market today. This press offers a blend of affordability, quality, and precision that’s truly unique. In this article, I’ll cover the RL-550C in-depth, starting with an unboxing, and finishing with loading rifle/pistol plus some insights into issues that you as […]

Double Alpha Academy Gear We Use Frequently

I’ve featured a lot of gear from the Double Alpha Academy, and have more coming, but here are some of our favorites.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The content on this website (including videos, articles, ammunition reloading data, technical […]

7mm PRC Reloading: What You’ll Need

Want to know what it takes to load 7mm PRC?  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The content on this website (including videos, articles, ammunition reloading data, technical articles, gunsmithing and other information) is for demonstration purposes only. Do not […]

Dillon Reloading Press Buyer’s Guide

Dillon Precision has a number of presses to choose from. How do you choose?  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The content on this website (including videos, articles, ammunition reloading data, technical articles, gunsmithing and other information) is for demonstration […]

Quick Look: Lyman MSR Dies in 223 Remington

Lyman’s MSR dies are specifically designed for the AR platform. Today we look at what makes them so special!  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The content on this website (including videos, articles, ammunition reloading data, technical articles, gunsmithing and […]

Hands-On: Inline Fabrication Ergonomic Roller Handle

In terms of reloading press ergonomics, the handle is one of the most important parts. Ensuring comfortable and consistent strokes is key to good ammo and an enjoyable experience. Inline Fabrication has a line of ERGO Roller Handles for a variety of presses to assist with this!  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal […]

THE Progressive Press Shootout (12 presses compared)

Here it is! The long-awaited Progressive Press Shootout! This article and accompanying video is the most exhaustive and most in-depth look at progressive press reloading equipment. My goal is to help raise your level of awareness regarding what’s on the market and also to supply you with the insights, data, and supporting information to make […]

IN THE SHOP: X-10 Progressive Press from Frankford Arsenal

My near-production-model Frankford Arsenal X-10 10-station progressive reloading press has arrived at the Ultimate Reloader shop! In this story, I’ll give you a preview of what the final shipping model will look like, do a quick 9mm loading demo, and disclose plans for the X-10 here at Ultimate Reloader. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making […]

Dillon Square Deal B: Overview and Loading 45 ACP

Dillon’s Square Deal B is all about simple and reliable loading for pistol ammunition. Available in 16 calibers, this affordable quality press is the subject of this story! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms) The content on this website (including […]

Dillon BL-550 Basic Loader: Unboxing, Setup, Loading 308 Winchester

Here at Ultimate Reloader I’ve shown a lot of Dillon presses including the XL-750, RL-550C, and RL 1100! In this story I’ll show you Dillon’s BL-550 basic loader. We’ll start with unboxing, and end with loading 308 Winchester. Let’s get to it! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article […]

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 […]

Delayed: Progressive Press Shootout Update and Specifics

Hello everyone! I wanted to provide a quick update as to what I have planned for the “Progressive Press Shootout”, talk about some delays I’ve encountered, and update the estimated date for the publication of this “mega story”. What Happened to Spring/Summer? Originally, I had planned to publish this story in either the late Spring […]

SHOT Show 2020: Interview With Steve Dillon

I’ve long wondered about the origins of Dillon Precision and Dillon Aero. While at the 2020 SHOT Show, I ran into Steve Dillon, son of Mike Dillon who started both companies. The following is the fascinating discussion I had with Steve Dillon about Mike Dillon’s legacy, the origins of Dillon Aero, how Dillon Precision came […]

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