Category: CCI

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 […]

Hornady 410 Grain Sub-X .45-70 Hunting Rounds

The 150-year-old .45-70 has retained its popularity with a variety of new ammunition and reloading components available. Hornady’s newest jacketed hunting bullet is a big one! The 410 grain Sub-X is a large bullet intended for a specific hunting niche. Let’s take a closer look! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by […]

Economical .45-70 Loads with Berry’s 350 Grain Bullets!

Berry’s makes a wide range of reloading products. Their plated bullets offer an interesting and affordable alternative to either jacketed or cast bullets. I’ve used their bullets in various handguns for many years. Here at Ultimate Reloader, we’ve used Berry’s bullets in other handguns and rifles including the .30-30 Winchester. This was our first use […]

TESTED: Hodgdon Titegroup

We recently tested Berry’s .357 125 grain FP-TP bullets over Titegroup from Henry’s Big Boy Revolvers. Happy with the performance, we decided to take 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 this website (including videos, […]

Berry’s 125 gr FP-TP .38/.357 Bullet

We’ve loaded .38 and .357 with Berry’s before, but if you’re looking for a high velocity .38+P or .357 magnum load with modest recoil, Berry’s 125 grain Flat Point Thick Plate bullet is a great option! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept […]

Rock Chucker Supreme Master Reloading Kit

I thoroughly enjoyed looking over the items in this Rock Chucker Supreme Master Reloading Kit and putting them to work. My familiarity with RCBS gear dates back to the 1970s with my father’s RCBS press. In the mid-1980s, I bought my own Rock Chucker press which I still use 40 years later!  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader […]

Finally – Guy Miner Hunts with a 6.5 Creedmoor!

You all know how much I love the .30-06. Thanks to Gavin, I have the opportunity to work with a new rifle, new scope, and a cartridge that’s new to me! That’s a lot of “new” for me to deal with, but I am enjoying every bit of it.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making […]

308 -vs- 30-06 -vs- 300 PRC: Heavy .30 Caliber Hornady Bullets for Big Game

Heavy .30 caliber bullets aren’t new for big game, but now there are high BC options! Which is better?  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 […]

TESTED: Barnes 130 grain 30 Caliber TTSX Bullets

A 130 grain hunting bullet in .30 caliber? Yes, these bullets are screamers and accurate as well! Another well-regarded hunting bullet from our friends at Barnes Bullets.  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, […]

Basic Rifle Reloading Part 3: Priming

In the first video in this series, we cleaned once-fired Federal cases using Lyman’s vibratory tumbler and walnut shell media. We then resized the cases, decapped/deprimed them, trimmed them and did any other necessary case-prep work. Next up is priming! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching […]

Success: Hornady 178gr ELD-X on Elk at 405 yards (30-06)

We’ve tested Hornady’s ELD-X hunting bullet in a number of different calibers and have been consistently impressed with its accuracy and performance in Clear Ballistics Gel blocks. It was time to take that bullet elk hunting!  *Note: This is a successful hunting story and video. The harvest is shown here and in the video.  Disclaimer […]

Rifle Reloading Basics Pt1: Safety and Brass Tumbling

Here at Ultimate Reloader, we use a lot of sophisticated equipment, but every person needs to start with the basics. In this series, we’ll review the basics of reloading for all the beginners out there, starting with cleaning brass! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video […]

Perfect Primer Seating with Frankford Arsenal

Though priming a large number of cases can be taxing, many prefer handheld priming tools because the handloader can feel the primer being seated into the primer pocket. A properly seated primer is vital for consistency and accuracy. Primer seating on most presses provides so much leverage that “feel” is sacrificed. Some handheld priming tools […]

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