Category: Berry’s Plated Bullets

500 S&W Mag with Hornady 350gr XTP Bullets

Nearly twenty years ago, Smith & Wesson introduced their huge new X-frame double-action revolver along with the 500 S&W cartridge. Hornady loaded the first 500 S&W ammunition, sending a 350 grain hollow-point XTP bullet at an advertised 1900 fps! We recently tested some 500 S&W ammunition handloaded with the 350 grain Berry’s plated flat nose […]

500 S&W Reloading Without Breaking the Bank!

Big guns, big bullets, big smiles — handloading with Berry’s plated bullets means your costs don’t have to be.  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 […]

IN-DEPTH: BANISH 30 Multi-Cal Suppressor from Silencer Central

Ultimate Reloader has recently partnered with Silencer Central. Today, we’re taking a closer look at the BANISH 30 suppressor in various configurations and with multiple calibers. In traditional Ultimate Reloader style, we’re also collecting and analyzing some specifications and data.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching […]

Hands-On: Inline Fabrication Ergonomic Roller Handle

In terms of reloading press ergonomics, the handle is one of the most important parts. Ensuring comfortable and consistent strokes is key to good ammo and an enjoyable experience. Inline Fabrication has a line of ERGO Roller Handles for a variety of presses to assist with this!  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal […]

30-30 Subsonic Loads with Berry’s 150gr Plated Bullets!

A lever gun isn’t always something you’d think of as subsonic. Just for fun, we loaded the 30-30 Winchester to subsonic velocity for plinking. This cartridge is already fun to load and shoot anyway — these loads make it even more fun. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article […]

AR500 Steel Targets from Caldwell

Who doesn’t love the sound of hitting steel? Caldwell makes a variety of AR500 targets to satisfy that craving.  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 […]

Reloading 223 / 5.56 with Berry’s 55gr FMJ Bullets (Dillon RL-550C)

Recently, Berry’s Manufacturing released their first Jacketed Bullet- the classic 55 grain FMJ 22 cal bullet for the AR-15! In this story, we’ll 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, […]

Plated vs Jacketed Bullets: Load Data and Considerations

Reloading with Plated Bullets can save you money, help you shoot in more places, and help you with shooting characteristics – but what about load data? I recently had the chance to speak with Berry’s Manufacturing about plated bullets and special considerations. In this story, I’m sharing the insights I gleaned from that conversation. Disclaimer […]

Berry’s QD-500 Vibratory Tumbler

Berry’s QD-500 Vibratory Tumbler is different from other vibratory tumblers because of its Quick Detach bowl feature. In seconds the bowl can be popped off and replaced by another bowl. In this story, we show you how it works. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video […]

Reloading 7.62x39mm with Berry’s 123 grain Bullets

Most people that shoot 7.62x39mm don’t think about reloading for it. But when you want something specific ballistically (subsonic for example), independence from ammo shortages, or even to save money: it makes total sense to reload this cartridge. In this article and video, we’ll take a look at a great bullet for this application: Berry’s […]

Subsonic AK: Berry’s 220 grain Plated Bullets + Starline Brass

I recently had so much fun loading 300 Blackout with Berry’s 220 grain plated bullets, it made me think about what else I could do with these bullets. Then it came to me: how about loading 7.62x39mm with them? Shortly thereafter I was setting up a reloading press to start experimenting. I was successful in […]

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