Category: Athlon Optics

German Precision: Anschutz Benchrest 54.18 Rifle

We’ve become big fans of Anschutz, a premier rifle manufacturer known for its incredibly accurate rimfire models. We’ve covered the Anschutz 22LR 1710 Competition, but I wanted something from the benchrest world I could test tuners, silencers and rimfire ammunition with. The Anschutz 54.18 match BR50-U7 is the answer.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making […]

Head-To-Head: 6.5 Creedmoor vs. 30-06 (Hunting)

In with the new, out with the old? Should the 6.5 Creedmoor replace the .30-06 in the hunting category?  Not so fast! Let’s take a 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 this website (including videos, articles, […]

Bear Hunting A-Z

Have you ever been bear hunting?  Both Gavin and I have successfully taken bears. There’s something about a bear that adds a little spice to a hunt, perhaps it’s knowing they can be dangerous. I thoroughly enjoy bear hunting. It can be challenging, any adult bear is generally a trophy worth taking, the meat can […]

Match Report: NRL Hunter Blue Ridge

As you’ve all seen with our recent 6.5 creedmoor ultimate build, KRAFT test overview, NRL Hunter power factor and range bag videos,  I’ve been deep in preparation for NRL Hunter matches. This time I’m headed to Benge, Washington for  the Blue Ridge Big Five.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading […]

What’s in My NRL Hunter Bag?

It’s easy to pack too much or show up to a new event without critical things. Today I’m breaking down the contents of my NRL Hunter range bag.  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: Athlon Midas TAC 5-25x56mm FFP Riflescope

If you’re looking for a quality First-Focal Plane tactical scope that won’t break the bank, this story is for you! We’ll be taking an in-depth look at Athlon’s Midas TAC 5-25-56mm riflescope! About the Midas TAC 5-25x56mm FFP Riflescope From the Athlon Product Page: The big brother in the Midas TAC family, this 5-25×56 first […]

Creedmoor Polecat V2: Solid Spotting Scope Stand (Made in USA)

If you’re looking for a top-quality USA-made support system for your spotting scope, the Creedmoor Sports Polecat system is definitely worth a look. And that’s what we’ll do in this article! I’ll show you the new Polecat V2 system, and some of the accessories you can use with it. What’s Included The Polecat V2 system […]

TESTED: Athlon Ares BTR GEN2 4.5-27x50mm Riflescope

I recently put together an “ideal” hunting rifle setup that could also serve as a great long-range target shooting rifle. This setup incorporated both the Bergara B-14 HMR Wilderness 6.5 PRC rifle, and the Athlon Ares BTR GEN2 4.5-27x50mm Riflescope. In this article, I’ll take an in-depth look at the Athlon Ares scope including tracking, […]

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