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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 […]

CAVEMAN Reloading (No Press Required)

This article was written by Guy Miner The compact and inexpensive Lee Loader has been available for decades. I still have the two I bought in the 1970’s when I had little money or space for handloading. In contrast to some of the advanced loading equipment seen here on Ultimate Reloader I thought It would […]

Dillon RT-1500 Case Trimmer Overview/Setup

The Dillon RT-1500 trimmer is a powered unit that you can install on any reloading press that takes standard 7/8″ x 14 dies. In this story, we’ll cover everything from getting the RT-1500 out of the box to high-speed case trimming on the Dillon CP-2000 processing press. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal […]

The Final Scope Level (Short Action Customs)

This article was written by Travis Fox The SAC Final Scope Level is a simple but precise tool that can yelp you mount scopes for precision rifle shooting, and help you prevent some of the frustration and issues that are common with this task! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading […]

Dillon CP2000 Case Prep Machine Overview and Setup

A lot of people use progressive reloading presses for case prep. But what if you want a dedicated machine for case prep, and don’t want to pay for a priming system, powder measure, and other parts that aren’t needed for case prep? Dillon has risen to this challenge with the CP-2000 case prep machine, the […]

Precision 308 Trainer Loads (Step by Step)

This article was written by Travis Fox Trainer loads are critical for preparation for things like hunting and rifle matches. In this story we’ll take a look at precision 308 Winchester trainer loads from start to finish! Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept […]

243 Win -vs- 6mm Creed (Which is better?)

This article was written by Travis Fox 243 Winchester vs the 6mm Creedmoor: Is one better than the other?  If you were born less than 20 years ago you may have not heard of the 243 Winchester, and if you are over 50 years old you may not know the 6mm Creedmoor exists. Let’s examine […]

Caldwell E-MAX Pro BT Hearing Protection (with Bluetooth)

Your hearing protection is one of the most important items in your range bag. In this story we’ll take a look at Caldwell’s E-MAX Pro BT Bluetooth-enabled over the ear active hearing protection. This budget friendly hearing protection is packed with features- let’s check it out! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: […]

Subsonic 9mm with Berry’s 147gr Plated Bullets

Once you start shooting suppressed subsonic 9mm on steel you won’t want to stop! In this story we’ll look at an economical subsonic load using Berry’s 147 grain plated bullets, the Dillon RL 1100 reloading press, and more. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content […]

New UFO Lights for Dillon and RCBS (and save 10% site-wide)

If you are looking for a press light, you’ll want to check out these latest lights (for Dillon and RCBS) from KMS Squared, maker of the UFO Press light family of products! Plus, save 10% site-wide! NEW UFO 1100 From the KMS Squared product page: Unmatched Performance The UFO 1100 out performs all similar products […]

PRS Cartridges COMPARED! (What to shoot)

This article was written by Travis Fox Winter planning time is here and I need to choose a cartridge to shoot in PRS style matches! In this article we discuss the choices of rifle cartridges we have at Ultimate Reloader and which one to use in competition. I have competed in several PRS/NRL style matches […]

Hunting -vs- Match Bullets Part 2: Down-Range Velocity

Wondering how match bullets and hunting bullets compare for hunting applications? In this “part 2” story, we’ll expand on the muzzle velocity 6.5 Creedmoor testing we did in the first story. This time we’ll look at How Hornady’s 140 grain ELD-M Match bullet and their 143 grain ELD-X hunting bullets perform in ballistic gel at […]

NEW 4.6x30mm Banshee AR Pistol by CMMG (Hands-On)

CMMG just dropped a major announcement this week: they are introducing a new-to-the-AR chambering: 4.6x30mm! This cartridge was initially developed by H&K for the MP7, but is now available as a part of CMMG’s Banshee AR pistol lineup! In this story we’ll get hands-on with this new platform. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with […]

BEWARE: Primer Scam Websites (How to Know)

Unfortunately scammers are taking advantage of people desperate to buy reloading primers, powder, and other components. I wanted to give you all a quick heads-up on the situation, to let you know how to identify these malicious websites, and to know what to do if you’ve been taken advantage of. Spotting Malicious Websites If things […]

PREVIEW: Next-Level Wheeler Tools

Wheeler gunsmithing tools have been around for a long time. If you’re looking for something like a scope mounting tool kit, Wheeler Tools dominates! In addition, Wheeler makes extremely popular AR armorer’s tools, torque screwdrivers, and much more. In this story, I’ll give you a preview of the new Wheeler Tools re-brand, and show you […]

Hands-On: SAC “The” Seating Die

Short Action Customs has a seating die like no other: “THE” Seating Die. Geared towards 308 case rim cartridges, this die has some unique features and construction details you’ll want to see. All that in this story! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you […]

$6000 Mark 7 APEX 10 Giveaway is LIVE (November 2021)

How would you like to win a fully-decked-out Mark 7 APEX 10 reloading press package? In the month of November 2021, you can enter to win this dream reloading setup! That’s right you can win An Apex 10 – 10 Station Loading Machine complete with a Mechanical Powder Measure, and  Mark 7 11” High Speed […]

UR 2021 Halloween Special

Halloween season is here, and it’s time to have some FUN! Here at Ultimate Reloader we’ve been planning some pumpkin destruction, and what fun it has been! 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, […]

TESTED: NEW Bergara BMR Carbon 22LR

Bergara recently released a new rimfire rifle platform: the BMR (Bergara Micro Rimfire). In this story we’ll get hands-on with the premiere rifle from this lineup: the BMR Carbon in 22LR. This rifle is aimed at both precision shooting, and light-weight hunting: should be fun! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by […]

3 Ways to Measure Headspace

Headspace is an important consideration for both firearms inspection and for reloading. In this story, we’ll look at three ways to measure headspace for bottleneck rifle cartridge systems. 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 […]

Hands-On: SAC Modular Sizing Die

Short Action Customs (SAC) is literally changing the game with their innovative products. In this story, we’ll take an in-depth look at the Short Action Customs Modular Sizing Die using 6 Dasher as an example. How is this die different than others? Read on to find out! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal […]

SRS TiPro brake + ARCA upgrades (6.5 PRC)

Salmon River Solutions (SRS) is a new company that makes some awesome parts for light-weight rifles. In this story I’ll cover machining and installation for a Ti Pro titanium muzzle brake, and a SRS 4″ light-weight ARCA rail on my custom 6.5 PRC rifle. Let’s go! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: […]

New LEE BL light + Save 10% Site-wide at KMS Squared

If you are looking for a press light, you’ll want to check out these latest light from KMS Squared, maker of the UFO Press light family of products! Plus, save 10% site-wide! NEW UFO BL Light for LEE Breech Lock / Pro-4000 It’s all new! From the KMS Squared product page: Unmatched Performance The UFO BL […]

NEW Gunsmithing Class from Gordy Gritters (Extreme Accuracy Institute)

If you’re looking to learn about rifle gunsmithing, you need to check out Gordy Gritters’ classes at the Extreme Accuracy Institute! NEW! AR-15 Accurizing Class From the Extreme Accuracy Institute Page: AR-15 type rifles can be unbelievably accurate rifles if accurized effectively. I developed an extremely effective system of AR accurizing techniques back in the […]

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