Author: Guy Miner

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Full Power Practice Loads with Berry’s 200 Grain 10mm Flat Point Thick Plate Bullets

The 10mm semi-auto is expensive to shoot! To gain and maintain proficiency in self-defense handgun shooting, shooters should expend a significant amount of ammunition in various drills to promote skill development. This adds up, especially in a caliber like 10mm.  In order to cut training costs let’s look at using a quality but inexpensive bullet, […]

How to Choose a Hunting Bullet

Hunting bullet selection is more important than the cartridge, rifle or scope! The bullet is our direct connection between hunter and game. There are many different hunting bullet designs and they all work in different ways. All the choices can be bewildering. How do you select one wisely?  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with […]

Solid Copper Mystery Solved: Should you Hunt Bear with Copper? (Guy’s Back Country Bear Hunt)

I was both surprised and pleased to get a call from Gary Cameron, owner of Cameron Outfitters. I’d hunted bear with him last year, but hadn’t gotten a shot at one. He called in late May, saying that he had an opening at his backcountry bear camp and asked if I wanted to go hunting. […]

Accurate AND Cheap? 44 Magnum Budget Loads! Tests & Considerations for Berry’s 240gr Target HP

My .44 Magnum revolver shooting needs work, but ammunition is expensive! I loaded up some 240 grain Berry’s plated bullets for some more practice!  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 […]

Hornady’s 240 grain .44 Caliber XTP for Hunting?

I’ve always wanted to consistently harvest big game with a revolver. While I need more practice, I’ve settled on an ideal hunting bullet for my .44 Magnum— the 240 grain Hornady XTP. Here’s why! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The […]

How Good Are They? Berry’s 124 Gr. HBRN-TP 9mm Bullet

I’ve long trusted Berry’s plated bullets for economical practice loads — but how accurate are they? Today we find out if you have to forgo accuracy for lower cost!  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 […]

Is the .45 1911 Outdated for Carry?

The .45 ACP 1911 used to be the standard pistol for near everything. Nowadays, some scoff at the idea of concealed carrying a 1911 due to its size, capacity, and age. But is  the 1911 truly outdated for carry?  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video […]

Head-to-Head: 9mm vs. .380 ACP for Self Defense

A number of companies make compact carry pistols in both 9mm and .380 ACP, marketing .380 to women and those who desire less recoil. Besides size, what really are the differences between these two cartridges?  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these […]

Less is More? Using a SMALLER Cartridge for Grizzly, Why? (30-06 vs 375 H&H)

I had long wanted to hunt grizzly in Alaska, and finally saved enough to pay for the hunt. There’s a lot to consider when contemplating a grizzly hunt, from the gun to the cartridge, terrain, and location!  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you […]

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