Author: Gavin

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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 […]

Precision Matthews TL-1660 Lathe Has Landed!

My dream lathe has finally arrived, and I wanted to take the opportunity to give you a quick preview! It’s the Precision Matthews TL-1660 Ultra-Precision metal lathe. Gordy Gritters and I show the “uncrating”, and also perform some quick demos. Stay tuned for the full review! Lathe Arrival Precision Matthews is on the spot with […]

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 […]

NEW: RCBS Chargemaster Supreme (Hands-On)

The all-new RCBS Chargemaster Supreme is here, and in this story we’ll get hands-on with it! About the Chargemaster Supreme From the RCBS Product Page: Decades of powder dispenser ingenuity, manufacturing experience, and technology combine to deliver the best ChargeMaster RCBS has ever produced. Our ChargeMaster Supreme delivers the accuracy you need and adds Bluetooth […]

HANDS-ON: New FX-10 Progressive Press from Frankford Arsenal

The Frankford Arsenal FX-10 progressive reloading press is currently one of the most anticipated products in the reloading world. This new 10-station progressive reloading press is packed with features an functionality, and has a price-point that’s very  compelling. In this story, I’ll give the world’s first hands-on and in-depth look at the all new FX-10. […]

New additions to CMMG’s ZEROED Accessories Lineup

As you may have seen, I recently posted a story covering CMMG’s new Zeroed Linear Compensator: NEW CMMG ZEROED Linear Compensator: Hands-On and In-Depth Here’s the video from that story: Now CMMG has expanded their ZEROED lineup which now includes: Linear Compensators Muzzle Brakes Mag Catches Mag Release Buttons Safeties (traditional and ambi) Bolt Catches […]

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 […]

6.5x47mm BR Build Part 4: Sightron SV Scope + Break-In

All of the work you put into a rifle build will be put to the test once you start shooting your new rifle! In this case, I had invested more time into building the rifle compared to any other. So I was excited (and a bit nervous) to get a scope mounted and to start […]

Leupold Mark 5 Part 1: Unboxing & Bedding Rings

The made in the U.S.A. Leupold Mark 5HD has been a workhorse of a scope for us here at Ultimate Reloader. In this first part of a two part series, we’ll cover what’s in the box, features, installation, and Gavin’s experience of bedding the scope rings. In part two we’ll cover laboratory and field testing […]

Hands-On: Hornady Auto Charge Pro Electronic Powder Dispenser

The Auto Charge Pro is the latest electronic powder dispenser from Hornady. In this story, we’ll get hands on: starting with unboxing, and ending with multiple powder tests! About the Hornady Auto Charge Pro From the Hornady Product Page: The Hornady® Auto Charge Pro provides precise, customizable powder dispensing in an easy-to-use, space-saving unit. Precise […]

Is 30-06 Boring for Big Game Hunting? (Results)

Written by Guy Miner I often hear from other hunters that they don’t like the 30-06 cartridge because it’s “boring.” Well, they must have a different definition of the word, for I find it to be an exemplary hunting cartridge with an impressive track record. Leaving out the two world wars, Korea, some of Vietnam […]

CONVERT your AR-15 to 22LR in Seconds (CMMG Drop-In Conversion Kit)

Written by Travis Fox Want to shoot your AR-15 without the need for 223 Ammunition, and with less recoil? Let’s check out the CMMG 22LR AR conversion kit! If you are having a hard time finding 223/5.56 ammunition, you will be interested to check out the 22LR conversion kit from CMMG for your AR-15! In […]

Overview: Triebel German Reloading Dies

I have become a big fan of Triebel Reloading Dies. These dies are top-shelf quality, and have many features that contribute towards maximum precision when loading ammunition. In this story, I’ll give an overview of each of the different types of dies that are manufactured by Triebel Gun Tools. What’s more, we’ll talk about how […]

Eddie Van Halen Custom Rifle Paint Job (Tribute)

I’ve long been inspired and impressed by Eddie Van Halen (EVH). He “changed the game” for guitar in the late 1970s, and the world took notice! I’ve been a Van Halen fan for a long time, and that’s where the inspiration for my latest rifle build came from. Benchrest rifles are known for their “loud” […]

TESTED: Berger 25 Cal 135gr Long Range Hybrid Target Bullets

Written by Travis Fox Hello Ultimate Reloaders! The 25 caliber has quite a following, as evidenced by our recent story featuring Guy Miner with his quarter bore. He loves his 25-06, and based on the feedback from the story, so do a lot of you! Berger just released their new 135 grain 25 caliber long […]

NEW DAA Mini Case Feeder for the Dillon RL550

The Double Alpha Academy just released their new affordable mini case feed system for the Dillon RL550, and in this story I’ll show you how it works! About the DAA RL550 Mini Case Feeder From the Double Alpha Academy product page: The DAA 550 Mini Case Feeder will greatly improve the efficiency of your Dillon 550 […]

TESTED: Anschutz 1710 Competition 22LR

Anschutz has a long and highly regarded track record when it comes to accurate 22LR. They have jumped into the skyrocketing market of precision 22’s with the 1710 Competition Heavy Barrel. This rifle comes in a fully adjustable XLR Chassis ready to take to an NRL22 or NRL22X match! Here we give our thoughts and […]

45-70: Intro to Reloading and Shooting (Marlin 1895 Lever Gun)

Written by contributing author, Guy Miner. In this story, Gavin introduces Guy to the MEC Marksman press! Guy introduces Gavin to the Marlin 1895 rifle and the 45-70 cartridge. It was quite a change using a blunt nose 350 grain rifle bullet. The rifle and cartridge have been in use for a long time and […]

9mm Brass is IN STOCK at Creedmoor Sports (Limited Time)

For a limited time, Creedmoor Sports has a special shipment of 9mm Parabellum brass in stock! Rare Opportunity You may not know about Lapua pistol brass, and that’s because the majority of this brass gets sold in Europe for both military and law enforcement agencies/entities. Creedmoor Sports had a rare opportunity to buy up a […]

6.5x47mm BR Build Part 2: Custom Stock Work

In this story, I’ll pick up where we left off with barrel work. This time I’ll show barrel channel and receiver inletting, machining custom pillars, bedding, trigger guard installation, and profiling. 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 […]

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 […]

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