Category: Behind the Scenes

NEW from Mark 7 — Genesys and Titan at 2023 SHOT Show

Crowds gathered around the Lyman/Mark 7 booth at the 2023 SHOT Show for the unveiling of the Mark 7 Genesys and Mark 7 Titan. Lyman/Mark 7’s design engineer Spencer Karoll gives us the details.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). […]

Mark 7 Apex 10 Autodrive Machine Teardown & Maintenance

Many forget about common maintenance. With our Mark 7 Apex 10 torn apart for a caliber conversion, we decided to do some routine maintenance.  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 […]

COMPLETE Cerakote Shop Tour at Ultimate Reloader (Everything it takes)

Following my official Cerakote training, I built a Cerakote shop here at the Ultimate Reloader Ranch. Today, we’re giving a tour!  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, […]

NEW Dies from Area 419: M-Series Sizer (In-Depth)

Brand new dies from AREA 419 and something never seen before! Learn more about them below!  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 […]

Mark 7 Primer Orientation Sensor

Priming is critical when loading your own ammunition. The Mark 7 Primer Orientation sensor catches issues as they happen.  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 […]

Bullet Clearance -vs- Brake Recoil (Shocking Results)

Ever wondered how bullet clearance affects muzzle brake performance? Our findings may surprise you. 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 demonstration […]

The Orange Vise: Next-Level Work Holding

I first heard of the Orange Bench Vise from some friends at Area 419 who said it is the best bench vise out there. I decided to investigate and found the orange vise is likely the coolest bench vise on the market with lots of aftermarket options. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal […]

Making Perfect — The Story Behind AMP Annealing

A Kiwi father and son set out to solve some seemingly impossible technical problems and built a successful business in the process. How much do you know about Annealing Made Perfect? You can now read the book to find out! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching […]

Mark 7 Apex 10 Caliber Conversion Overview Step-By-Step

Continuing our series of videos on the Mark 7 Apex 10, we have John Vlieger, a master tech from Mark 7 showing us caliber conversion techniques.  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, […]

Gordy Gritters’ Precision Rifle Building Class Overview (Extreme Accuracy Institute)

Ever dream of building your own custom rifle? Do you want to take your gunsmithing skills to the next level? Gordy Gritters’ Extreme Accuracy Institute is worth a closer look. In this story, I’ll review my experiences taking this class! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching […]

Want to be a Gunsmith? Check out the Sonoran Desert Institute!

I’ve recently partnered with the Sonoran Desert Institute (SDI) and wanted to take an opportunity to provide an overview of the online programs offered by SDI. Rick Casner from SDI came to visit Ultimate Reloader to walk through the various online degrees, certifications, and training offered by SDI, and that’s what we’ll cover in this […]

6GT PRS Rifle Build Kick-Off!

It’s finally begun! My next rifle build is a super precision 6GT with an MDT ACC chassis and Bat TR action. Let’s kick off the series!  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, […]

UR Shop Tour: Behind the Scenes at Ultimate Reloader

I’ve gotten a LOT of suggestions for stories over the years. The most frequently suggested story? Ultimate Reloader Shop Tour- and here it is! Humble Beginnings The “original” UR studio and shop up at the Ultimate Reloader Ranch is pictured above. It was a single 40′ high-cube shipping container that I used to film on-location […]

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