Author: Gavin

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Henderson V3 Case Trimmer: Unboxing, Overview, Setup, Trimming

I’ve recently partnered with Henderson Precision and have been very impressed with their Gen 3 power case trimmer. In this story I’ll cover unboxing, overview, setup, and trimming some 6 Dasher brass! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The content […]

NEW: CMMG DISSENT Bufferless AR Pistol Hands-On (5.7x28mm)

It’s HERE: DISSENT, the all-new bufferless AR pistol from CMMG! In this story, I’ll go in-depth with DISSENT to show you this new platform, recall shooting impressions, and share in-depth data and specifications. This is going to be fun! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video […]

Recap: Ultimate Reloader Joins Frankford Arsenal at Gunsite

Recently, I had the opportunity to go to the Gunsite Academy in Paulden Arizona to teach reloading, hang out with some awesome influencers, and shoot out to 1,436 with these new friends. This event was hosted by Frankford Arsenal and Crimson trace. It was a great time, and I wanted to provide a quick recap […]

Quick Look: Hawkins Precision M5 DBM Bottom Metal

One thing that’s easy to overlook with your rifle build is one of the most important: the bottom metal. In order to ensure proper feeding and magazine compatibility, the bottom metal is critical. In this story we’ll look at a top-shelf option: The Hawkins Precision M5 DBM Bottom Metal. About Hawkins Precision Hawkins Precision makes […]

IN-DEPTH: BANISH 30 Multi-Cal Suppressor from Silencer Central

Ultimate Reloader has recently partnered with Silencer Central. Today, we’re taking a closer look at the BANISH 30 suppressor in various configurations and with multiple calibers. In traditional Ultimate Reloader style, we’re also collecting and analyzing some specifications and data.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching […]

Threading a THIN Sporter Barrel for a Suppressor (30-06 Example)

That barrel is too thin to thread! I’ve heard that said multiple times, and I’ve even said it myself. So what do you do when you want to put a suppressor on your sporter rifle, and don’t have enough “meat” on your barrel? I’ll cover that in this story! Be sure to check out my […]

Progressive Loading 30-30 with Hornady FTX Bullets

When I got my 30-30 Henry X-Model, I discovered just how much 30-30 ammunition I can go through in a week. In this video, I’ll show you the process of progressive reloading of 30-30 ammunitinon to keep up with my demand! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or […]

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 […]

Uncrating and Assembly: SnapSafe Titan XXL Double Door Modular Safe

If you want a safe that’s easy to move, and can get into basements, upstairs rooms or other hard to access areas, a modular gun safe is the answer! Snapsafe (a Hornady company) offers a variety of modular safes: In this story, we take a look at the Titan XXL! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / […]

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 […]

INSANE 6.5 Creedmoor PRS Rifle Build (Bat + Foundation + Hawkins Precision)

There are few things in life that bring me more satisfaction than building ultra-precision custom rifles! In this story, I’ll share my latest build: a tack-driver PRS build with Bat TR Action, Foundation Genesis 2 stock, and Hawkins Precision M5 DBM bottom metal! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this […]

Like No Other: Foundation Genesis 2 Rifle Stock (In-Depth)

Foundation rifle stocks are unlike any other rifle stocks you’ll see on the market. Made from Micarta, these stocks have a unique appearance and differentiated features. In this story we’ll go in-depth on the Genesis 2, one of the most popular rifle stocks from Foundation. About Foundation Foundation Stocks is a family business run by […]

Quick Look: Frankford Arsenal Aluminum Powder Funnel Kit

If you’re loading precision cartridges, a good powder funnel setup is imperative. In this story, we’ll take a look at the Frankford Arsenal Powder Funnel Kit which works with pretty much everything from .17 caliber on up! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you […]

TESTED: CMMG Radial Delayed Blowback

A lot of people don’t realize how challenging it is to develop an AR pistol or SBR that will feed and function reliably. In this story, we’ll look at CMMG’s Radial Delayed Blowback technology, learn why it was developed, and how it has a drastic taming effect on recoil. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making […]

Cerakote Certified Applicator Training: My Experience

Anyone who’s current on firearms knows about Cerakote. This thin-film ceramic coating has become prolific across factory and custom firearms: it’s become the industry standard. Due to huge demand, many Cerakote applicators are backed up for months which has created an opportunity for new shops to enter the market. And that’s where Cerakote’s training program […]

TESTED: Hornady Sub-X 190gr 300 Blackout

Hornady’s SUB-X bullets are optimized for expansion at subsonic velocities. How well will these bullets perform for 300 AAC Blackout? That’s the question we’ll answer in 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 […]

Thousands of Reamers YOU can Rent From (and save 10%)

If you need a reamer or gages for a gunsmithing project, you need to check out 4D Reamer Rentals! In this story I’ll give you a quick look at the various reamers that are available from 4D Reamer Rentals. Rifle Reamers There are so many rifle reamers available from 4D Reamer Rentals that I can’t […]

Ultimate Reloader CMMG AR Recap

CMMG is updating their full line of AR’s, so I thought this would be a great opportunity to “look back” at my CMMG AR stories before looking towards new experiences with the refreshed lineup. Today I’ll walk you through each of Ultimate Reloader’s CMMG ARs, what I’ve done with each, and why I like each […]

Mark 7 APEX 10 Autodrive Unboxing, Setup, Overview, Loading 45 ACP

Do you want to load ammunition with more efficiency and ease on your Mark 7 APEX 10 or Evolution? Enter the Mark 7 Auto Drive! Mark 7 has charted new territory with their intuitive, powerful Autodrives for their presses. Check out this story as we walk through the unboxing, assembly, and set up on our […]

Re-creating Berger’s AMAZING 77 OTM 223 Load

The 223 trainer build we completed here on Ultimate Reloader is a one hole shooter with the factory loads from Berger: The Berger Match Grade 77gr OTM Tactical loads that is! In this story we’ll try and duplicate this load from some reverse-engineering and with some shooting. This will be fun! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC […]

22GT Ultra-Light Weight Build (Start to Finish)

Ever since I heard about the 22GT I thought to myself: I need to build one of these! And that’s exactly what I’m going to cover in this story- my ultra-light-weight 22GT build start to finish. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept […]

223 Trainer Build: My Most Accurate Rifle EVER?

Few things are as rewarding as shooting the rifle you just built on  your lathe. This satisfaction is compounded when your rifle’s performance exceeds your expectations! And that is what this story is about: my long-awaited 223 trainer build. For background, this rifle is based on the 6 Dasher PRS rifle I built here on […]

SHOT Show 2022: Frankford Arsenal

While at the 2022 SHOT Show, I caught up with Frankford Arsenal brand manager Jarrod Grove to hear about the new presses for 2022, including the X-10 10-stage progressive! Review: My X-10 Preview In-Depth A few months back, I visited Frankford Arsenal to get a preview of the new X-10 (called the FX-10 at that […]

SHOT Show 2022: Forster Products

While at the SHOT Show, we stopped by and got an update from Forster Products, enjoy! PREVIEW: New Forster Neck Tension Gage Forster will soon be releasing a cool new tool to measure inside neck diameter called the Neck Tension Gage. As shown in the video, the buttons vary by 0.0005″ which gives you a […]

NEW: Bergara MGLite 6.5 Creedmoor with CURE Carbon Barrel

Today Bergara announced a new carbon technology called “CURE”. As a part of this announcement, Bergara has debuted a new ultralight rifle called “MGLite” that features a  CURE carbon barrel! In this story, we’ll get hands-on with the MG Lite chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. *Correction- the 20 MOA picatinny scope rail shown in this video […]

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