Category: 308 Winchester

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SHOT Show 2024: Bergara’s New Rifles

This year at SHOT Show we met with Bergara to talk about their four new rifles!  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 […]

Hands on with the Ultradyne UD3 Chassis

We’ve previously featured Ultradyne’s UD7 chassis with Cerakote. This time, we’re looking at this chassis in its most compact form—the UD3. 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, […]

Hands on with the Dillon RL550C: .308 Tracers, and .308 Subsonic Loads

After bulk-processing .308 brass with the CP 2000 and DA 3000, we’re bulk loading tracers and subsonic rounds on the Dillon RL-550C. 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 […]

Effortless .308 Brass Processing with the DA3000

Case preparation can take forever and you’re lucky if you find this monotonous process particularly fun. We’re automating it with the Dillon DA3000 and CP2000! 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 […]

Mark 7 Power Trim Xpress

Looking for a different way to trim? A faster way to convert .223 to .300 Blackout? The Mark 7 Power Trim Xpress is the answer!  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 […]

Deer Rifles: It Doesn’t Take a Cannon

Deer, whether whitetail, blacktail or mule deer, are not huge animals. A big mature buck is rarely over 300 pounds and most are far smaller. They’re also really not very wide from side to side, have smallish bones and their hide isn’t particularly tough. This begs the question: Why do I hear deer hunters so […]

Leupold Mark 5HD 5-25×56 Scope

We’ve covered the Leupold Mark 5HD 7-35×56 and the Mark 5HD 2-10×30. This time we’re looking at the Leupold Mark 5HD 5-25×56 we tested on the new 7mm PRC Bergara B-14 Squared Crest! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The […]

NEW: Bergara B-14 Squared Crest 7mm PRC

Earlier this year, I showed the Bergara B-14 Squared Crest in .308 Winchester. You all asked for 7mm PRC — here it is!  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, […]

Silencer Central BANISH Backcountry Suppressor

I’m a big fan of BANISH Suppressors. We’ve featured the BANISH 30 and BANISH 46—this time, we’re looking at the lightweight BANISH Backcountry!  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, […]

308 -vs- 30-06 -vs- 300 PRC: Heavy .30 Caliber Hornady Bullets for Big Game

Heavy .30 caliber bullets aren’t new for big game, but now there are high BC options! Which is better?  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 […]

AMAZING 308 Subsonic Loads (and fun too)

Hornady produces a bullet specifically for subsonic use, the Sub-X. We’re trying it in the short barreled 308 Winchester, “Shorty.” Berry’s offers a fine inexpensive bullet as well. 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 […]

TESTED: Leupold Mark 5HD 2-10x30mm Scope

While we’ve featured a number of Leupold optics, today we’re taking an in-depth look at Leupold’s Mark 5HD 2-10×30.  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 […]

Bergara Ridge Carbon Wilderness Lightweight Hunting Rifle

This year at SHOT Show, we saw Bergara’s newest offerings. The Bergara Ridge Carbon was one I thought offered great value at an affordable price, warranting a closer 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 […]

Foundation Dominion Riflestock Overview

The Foundation Dominion was the centerpiece of our .308 Shorty build earlier this year. This time, we’re trying something different with this stock, and will compare it to our other favorite: The Foundation Genesis 2. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these […]

TESTED: Barnes 130 grain 30 Caliber TTSX Bullets

A 130 grain hunting bullet in .30 caliber? Yes, these bullets are screamers and accurate as well! Another well-regarded hunting bullet from our friends at Barnes Bullets.  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, […]

Enter to Win Midsouth Shooters Supply’s X-10 Giveaway!

Previously we highlighted the Frankford Arsenal X-10 pilot program. Today, you have a chance to win your own X-10 from Midsouth Shooters Supply! (you can enter HERE). 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, […]

.308 Shorty Chronograph Data Comparison: 16″ vs 24″ Barrels!

A short while ago, we asked for input on our .308 build. Overwhelmingly, you all wanted a 16” barrel, so “Shorty” was born! Looking to compare velocities, I brought out my match .308 with a 24” barrel to compare the results with some Hodgdon pistol data! (Yes, .308 Pistol data.)  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / […]

Compared: StaBALL 6.5, Match, and HD!

We’ve individually tested all three powders in Hodgdon’s Winchester StaBALL line. Now, we’re comparing them!  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 […]

Basic Rifle Reloading 5: Bullet Seating & Crimping

At this point we have cleaned and lubed the brass, resized it, primed it and dropped in the powder charge. It’s time to seat the bullet!  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, […]

TESTED: Winchester StaBALL Match (Varget Speed Powder)

Hodgdon released two new powders, StaBALL Match and StaBALL HD at SHOT Show 2023. Today, we’re taking a closer look at StaBALL Match!  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, […]

Common Bolt Faces Demystified (Bolt Action Centerfire)

The array of bolt faces and dimensions available can get overwhelming and confusing. Today, we’re clearing it up!  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 […]

TESTED: RCBS Supreme Die Set

At SHOT Show 2023 we introduced you to the new RCBS Supreme Dies. This time, we have them in hand! 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 […]

Basic Rifle Reloading Part 4: Powder Charging

To this point we’ve cleaned, resized, trimmed, and primed our rifle brass. Now it’s time to charge it with smokeless powder! 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, […]

F-Class A to Z with Erik Cortina + Special Guest!

Today we’re learning all about F-Class from Erik Cortina of Cortina Precision. We’ve also got a special surprise — punking him with an appearance from F-Class John!  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, […]

Basic Rifle Reloading Part 3: Priming

In the first video in this series, we cleaned once-fired Federal cases using Lyman’s vibratory tumbler and walnut shell media. We then resized the cases, decapped/deprimed them, trimmed them and did any other necessary case-prep work. Next up is priming! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching […]

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