Category: Dillon General

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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 […]

Bulk Loading 22 ARC on the Dillon XL-750

Hornady just released the 22 ARC and I’ve completed my first rifle build for it! Now it’s time to work up a load on the Dillon XL-750. 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, […]

Hands on with the Ultradyne UD3 Chassis

We’ve previously featured Ultradyne’s UD7 chassis with Cerakote. This time, we’re looking at this chassis in its most compact form—the UD3. 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, […]

Hands on with the Dillon RL550C: .308 Tracers, and .308 Subsonic Loads

After bulk-processing .308 brass with the CP 2000 and DA 3000, we’re bulk loading tracers and subsonic rounds on the Dillon RL-550C. 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 […]

Effortless .308 Brass Processing with the DA3000

Case preparation can take forever and you’re lucky if you find this monotonous process particularly fun. We’re automating it with the Dillon DA3000 and CP2000! 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 […]

10 Armanov Upgrades that will take your XL750 to the next level!

Armanov makes a number of Dillon press upgrades, like the RL1100 lock-n-load toolhead. This time, we’re tricking out our Dillon XL-750! 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, […]

AMP Mate — Automated Annealing!

Annealing Made Perfect’s AMP Mark II revolutionized the way reloaders process brass. It ensures greater consistency, longer brass life, and more systematic resizing, but the process takes a while. The AMP Mate now automates the entire process!  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you […]

Hands On: Mark 7 AutoDrive for the Dillon RL1100

We’ve spent lots of time highlighting the Apex 10 Autodrive and the numerous sensors available for it. This time, we’re bringing the Autodrive technology to another favorite—the Dillon RL1100!   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 […]

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 […]

.300 Blackout Issue Solved: Sheridan Engineering Gauge

Using the correct case gauge can save a lot of time and prevent considerable headaches. Sheridan Engineering’s slotted gauge helped me solve a problem I was having with .300 Blackout.  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 […]

TESTED with 45 ACP: Berry’s 185 grain HBRN Bullets

We recently showed Kyle Shields loading .45 ACP on the Dillon XL-750 with the Double Alpha Academy Click-Adjustable Powder Knob. Today, we’re taking a closer look at the bullet we used—Berry’s .45 ACP 185 grain hollow base round nose bullets!  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching […]

.45 ACP Loading Session on Dillon XL-750 (New User)

While Kyle Shields has spent lots of time with single-stage presses, it was time to get him up to speed on progressives. I tasked him with loading .45 ACP on the Dillon XL-750.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The […]

Double Alpha Click Adjustable Powder Knob on Dillon XL-750

Kyle Shields has been busy upgrading our Dillon XL-750. One of his recent additions is the Double Alpha Academy Click Adjustable Powder Knob V2.  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 […]

The Perfect Trim for Precision Rifle Cases

Trimming brass can be a tedious and frustrating process. Henderson Precision’s Gen 3 power trimmer makes it 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 […]

From 223 to 300BLK: Insane Dillon Conversion and Loading Setup

Previously we showed how to set up the DA3000 with the CP2000 and convert 223/5.56 brass to 300 blackout. To load the new brass, we have the Dillon RL1100 set up to load 220 grain subsonic 300 blackout ammunition and some machine guns to test it with. This is going to be FUN!  Disclaimer Ultimate […]

Dillon DA3000 Unboxing , Overview, Converting 223 to 300BLK

Today we’re unboxing the new Dillon DA 3000 Autodrive. We’ll combine it with the CP2000 case processing press and give you all the details as we prepare for bulk conversion of 223 brass to 300 blackout brass. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you […]

TESTED: Double Alpha Academy Turbo Case Feeder

Does the turbo case feeder plate from  Double Alpha Academy expedite your progressive reloading? We put it to the test!  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 […]

Dillon Reloading Press Buyer’s Guide

Dillon Precision has a number of presses to choose from. How do you choose?  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 […]

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 […]

TESTED: Hodgdon’s CFE Pistol Smokeless Powder

If you’re looking for a versatile powder for revolvers or semi-auto handguns, CFE Pistol certainly deserves your attention. That’s the powder that’s front and center in this story! 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 […]

Dillon CP2000 Case Prep Machine Overview and Setup

A lot of people use progressive reloading presses for case prep. But what if you want a dedicated machine for case prep, and don’t want to pay for a priming system, powder measure, and other parts that aren’t needed for case prep? Dillon has risen to this challenge with the CP-2000 case prep machine, the […]

Dillon Square Deal B: Overview and Loading 45 ACP

Dillon’s Square Deal B is all about simple and reliable loading for pistol ammunition. Available in 16 calibers, this affordable quality press is the subject of this story! 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 […]

WARP SPEED! Loading 9mm on the Dillon RL 1100 with Mr. Bullet Feeder

You all asked for it, and here it is! A follow-up to the Dillon RL 1100 Unboxing / Overview / Loading 9mm story– this time with a powder check and bullet feeder added to speed things up. All I can say is: mission accomplished! Let’s Load Up the Stations! Quick Review: RL 1100 Stations as […]

NEW! Dillon RL 1100 Unboxing, Setup, Loading 9mm

2020 has been a CRAZY year for the reloading industry, and that has caused some shortages and delays for components and equipment. And that was the case with the new Dillon RL 1100 reloading press. It’s taken a while longer to get ahold of compared to what I planned, but it has been worth the […]

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