Category: Berger Bullets

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Cortina Precision Bullet Flow System

The Cortina Precision Bullet Flow System is designed to expedite bullet tip uniforming for more consistent BC’s bullet to bullet on a progressive press. 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 […]

Berger Factory .223 Ammo Compared!

We’ve previously recreated Berger’s 77 grain OTM Tactical load and had great results with our .223 trainer. This time we decided to directly compare Berger’s two .223 factory loads: 77 grain OTM Tactical and 73 Grain BT Target. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content […]

Economical .223 Loads: Berry’s 62 grain FMJ

I’ve spent many many hours with the AR-15 through decades of military and law enforcement experience.  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, […]

Athlon Cronus ATS Thermal Scope 50-640

Thermal scopes and predator hunting are things I’ve taken a recent interest in. In pursuit of those, I’m testing the new Athlon Cronus ATS Thermal Scope.  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: Hawkins Tank ST & ACE Brake

Hawkins Precision scope rings and bottom metal are often at the center of our rifles. This time, we’re trying something closer to the muzzle: Hawkins Precision brakes.  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, […]

NEW! Bergara Premier Competition: Now in 6GT

Bergara’s Premier Competition Rifle — all set up for PRS/NRL right out of the box — is now offered in 6 GT!  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 […]

Quick Change Toolhead: RL1100 Upgrade

Armanov makes tools that make reloading simpler. This time, they’re making using the Dillon RL1100 even easier! 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) […]

Dillon RL1100 Precision .223 Bulk Reloading

We’ve previously shown loading bulk 9mm on the Dillon RL1100 as well as mass converting .223 to .300 BLK. This time, we’re seeing if progressive .223 loading still yields precise results!  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The content on […]

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 […]

Ultradyne UD Launch Pad Overview

There are times you need to steady your rifle as much as possible. Ultradyne offers a unique alternative to a traditional rest with the UD Launch Pad!  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, […]

TESTED: Ramshot Hunter, Versatile Rifle Powder

I’ve had great success with Ramshot’s Hunter Powder. It has been around for some time, and it still holds 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 […]

Loading Precision .338 with Triebel Dies

It’s incredibly rewarding to build a rifle, load the ammo for it, and shoot it to measure the results. I decided to take out the .338 Lapua Freedom Rifle and do some load development with it.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept […]

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 […]

7 Shots 7 Kills: Hunting South Africa Part 2-of-3 (Kudu + bonus)

In Part One of Hunting South Africa, I detailed my wife and I’s travel to South Africa as well as my first harvests there: a springbok, impala, and Oryx (Gemsbok). Day two brought new excitement and challenges in my quest for a Kudu bull.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading […]

7 Shots 7 Kills: Hunting South Africa Part 1-of-3

One of the wonderful things about shooting, hunting, and the outdoors is that it can connect you to a network of friends you’d otherwise never meet. I met Piet Malan of Impact Shooting at the SHOT Show several years ago, and despite being 10,000 miles apart, we’ve maintained a close friendship. He came to the […]

NEW APW Carbon X Stock Hands-On!

Today we’re getting hands-on with the all-new Carbon X stock from Axis Precision Worx.  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 […]

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 […]

.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 / […]

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, […]

What MOA is my Rifle? Bryan Litz on Expectations of Precision

It’s easy to say a gun shoots ¾ MOA or that ammo is supposed to perform to a certain level. How do you quantify what that really means? We met with Bryan Litz of Applied Ballistics at the 2023 SHOT Show to discuss.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this […]

Silencer Central’s BANISH 46: Our Most Versatile Suppressor Yet!

The BANISH 46 from Silencer Central is our most versatile suppressor yet! Read on to find out why! 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 […]

NEW Adaptive Press Head from Creedmoor Sports

Creedmoor Sports recently released the Adaptive Press head for the Redding T-7 press. It’s different from anything else on the market — 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 content on this website (including videos, articles, ammunition reloading […]

338 Lapua Build Start to Finish

If you liked the 7mm PRC Freedom Rifle Build, you’re going to love this 338 follow 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 information) […]

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