Category: 6.5 PRC

Backfire: What to Look for in a Rifle (Jim Harmer Interview)

What makes a good bolt-action rifle? With so many choices, what should you look for? Jim Harmer from Backfire lays it all out for us.  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 […]

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 […]

One Bullet Does it All: Berger 156 Grain 6.5mm EOL

I’ve done more testing and field work with Berger’s 6.5mm 156 grain Extreme Outer Limits (EOL) Elite Hunter rifle bullet than any other rifle bullet. Today, I’m revisiting those experiences. 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 […]

Part 3: 7 PRCW Bedding and Break In

Ever since I met Erik Cortina, I’ve been curious about F-Class. It’s finally time to shoot my very own 7 PRCW! 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, […]

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 […]

7PRCW Build Part 1: Woox Titano Chassis and Barrel Chambering

Some time ago, Erik Cortina challenged me to start shooting F-Class. I’m finally starting my F-Class build, a 7mm PRCW. 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 […]

New Brass Seating Force Test

Recently we highlighted the Infinity APS die from Short Action Customs. Today we’re using it in the AMP Press to explore how bullet seating forces vary with different types of brass. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The content on […]

Frankford Arsenal F-1 Press

While there’s been a lot of buzz around Frankford Arsenal’s new progressive press, the X-10, also worth a look is their new single-stage F-1!  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 […]

7 Shots, 7 Kills: Hunting South Africa Part 3-of-3 (Rifle and Ammunition)

After harvesting a springbok, impala, and Oryx (Gemsbok) on day one and my Kudu bull on day two, Piet and I decided to take a closer look at the 6.5 Sherman Short custom rifle I did it all with.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video […]

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 […]

TESTED: Winchester StaBALL HD Magnum Powder

Hodgdon released two new powders, StaBALL Match and StaBALL HD at SHOT Show 2023. We recently tested StaBALL Match. Today, we’re taking a closer look at StaBALL HD!  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 Rifles from Bergara at SHOT Show 2023

Bergara’s Collin Russell took the time to walk us through Bergara’s new offerings released at the 2023 SHOT Show. We’ve already had hands-on experience with the all new Bergara B-14² Crest and fell in love with it.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you […]

7mm PRC vs. 6.5 PRC vs. 300 PRC

With the announcement of the new 7mm PRC cartridge, we’re comparing it to 6.5 PRC and 300 PRC to see how it stacks 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 […]

6.5 PRC with Berger 144gr Hybrid Target Bullets

We’ve done a lot of work with the 6.5 PRC cartridge, including a lightweight rifle build, testing the Bergara Wilderness HMR, and a variety of other projects. This time, we took a closer look at the Berger 144 grain 6.5 mm Long Range Hybrid Target Bullet.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: […]

TESTED: SRS Ti Brakes (Recoil Shootout)

If you want to reduce recoil on your lightweight hunting rifle, you’re going to want to check out the titanium muzzle brakes from Salmon River Solutions. In this story, we’ll look at recoil reduction using the Ultimate Reloader recoil rig! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching […]

TESTED: Berger 156 gr. EOL Elite Hunter Ammunition

Looking for an edge? If you’re a 6.5 PRC hunter or enthusiast, Berger’s 156 Extreme Outer Limits (EOL) grain factory ammunition can help you push the limits of your equipment.  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 […]

TESTED: IMR 8133 Smokeless Powder

Last year I was unable to find my old favorite slow burning powders locally, but I found a couple of pounds of IMR 8133 and decided to investigate. Since then, I’ve become a fan of this powder, which we’ll take a close look at in this story! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal […]

Loading 6.5 PRC with MEC Metallic Gear End-To-End

It’s time to start loading some 6.5 PRC, and I thought this would be a great opportunity to showcase the MEC Metallic lineup of reloading gear! In this post, I’ll show some MEC gear I haven’t shown yet, and walk through the end-to-end process of reloading 6.5 PRC in the video below. Let’s get to […]

6.5 PRC Light-Weight Build Part 3: Bedding the Action to the Stock

The 6.5 PRC light-weight build is all done except some cosmetic finishing touches, and it’s shooting AWESOME! (see this post from the first range trip). In this post, I’ll pick up where we left off at the end of the barrel work and stock fitting article/video, and I’ll cover epoxy bedding the barreled action to […]

6.5 PRC Light-Weight Build Part 2: Break-In and First Groups

When I set out to build my “Ultimate Long-Range Hunting Rifle” I had high hopes. The rifle would need to be relatively light in weight, have great ergonomics, great ballistics, and great accuracy. The build was fun because it incorporated some new materials and techniques, such as a titanium action and a semi-finished carbon wrap […]

300 PRC Custom Build Overview

It’s taken a lot of planning and preparation, but now it’s time! It’s time for the most in-depth rifle build I’ve ever taken on: my 300 PRC full-custom. This will be a rifle that I can reach further with, and every detail will be exactly what I want for maximum precision and accuracy. So in […]

In-Depth PRC Series: 6.5 PRC, 300 PRC End-To-End (Kick-Off)

I’m very excited to announce the start of a content series that will explore 300 PRC and 6.5 PRC in-depth! Since these cartridges were announced, I’ve wanted to get hands on with both of them, and now is the time! In this series, I’ll be exploring 300 PRC and 6.5 PRC from start to finish, […]

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