Category: Federal

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Boyds AK-47 Furniture Upgrade

I previously gave a brief overview of my Palmetto State AK in preparation for a Boyds upgrade, similar to one I did with an AR-15. Now, it’s finished! 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 […]

PSA AK-47 Overview

I love the AK platform. It’s a lot different from the precision bolt guns you typically see on the channel, but is still a source of great enjoyment. I’ll be doing a Boyds hardwood stock upgrade, just like I recently did with an AR-15. This time with the PSAK-47 from Palmetto State Armory! Disclaimer Ultimate […]

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 […]

NEW Henry Big Boy Revolvers In-Depth (357 Magnum)

We’ve featured a few of Henry’s lever action rifles on the channel (and have more coming!). This year, Henry released their first handguns, Big Boy revolvers in .357 Magnum/.38 Special!  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 […]

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: Sierra 6mm 107gr MatchKing Bullets

Sierra Bullets is widely known for their competition MatchKing bullets and their legendary performance. In this video, we put the 6mm 107 grain HPBT MatchKing 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 […]

.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 / […]

TESTED: RCBS Supreme Die Set

At SHOT Show 2023 we introduced you to the new RCBS Supreme Dies. This time, we have them in hand! 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 […]

Showdown! 7mm Rem Mag -vs- 7mm PRC (In Depth)

For over 60 years, Remington’s 7mm Magnum has been the most popular 7mm magnum, outpacing the 7mm Weatherby Magnum, 7mm STW, 7mm Mashburn, 7mm WSM and 7mm Remington Ultra Mag. Now there’s a new contender for the middleweight champion, the 7mm PRC. So far, it appears to be amazingly popular for a cartridge that was […]

Basic Rifle Reloading Part 2: Sizing and Case Prep

In the first video in this series, we cleaned once-fired Federal cases using Lyman’s vibratory tumbler and walnut shell media. Now it’s time to resize the cases, decap/deprime them, trim them and do any other necessary case-prep work.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content […]

Do Rimfire Suppressors Affect Accuracy? (let’s find out)

How do rimfire suppressors affect accuracy? We did some testing with the Anschutz 54.18 BR50-U7 to find out.  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 […]

Berry’s Bullets 158 grain FP-TP Practice Loads for 38 and 357 Magnum

Every shooter needs practice ammunition! Today we took a look at Berry’s 158 grain Flat Point TP 38/357 Cal 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, articles, ammunition reloading data, technical articles, gunsmithing […]

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 […]

7mm Rem Mag Sierra GameKing Hunting Wyoming (Success)

Wyoming has long lured me for hunting and fishing. Elk, mule deer and pronghorn antelope from the Cowboy State have all filled my freezer. In 2020, I had tags for both mule deer and pronghorn antelope, and hunted the Great Plains of Eastern Wyoming. Anticipating wide open spaces with the potential for longish range shots, […]

7mm PRC Reloading: What You’ll Need

Want to know what it takes to load 7mm PRC?  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 purposes only. Do not […]

What is the World’s Most Versatile Revolver Cartridge?

What’s the most versatile revolver cartridge? We decided to (subjectively) pick our most versatile revolver cartridge, and do some show and tell in the process!  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 […]

RCBS Dies from 1968, Will They Work? (30-30)

Gavin handed me an old set of RCBS dies in an equally vintage cardboard box. He had gotten the 1968 set from a friend and tasked me with cleaning them up and reloading some 30-30 ammunition. I think he knew that my RCBS set dates back to 1974 and I would enjoy the project.  Disclaimer […]

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