Category: Piet Malan

Lightweight Pristine + Bix’n Andy + Carbon Six 6GT Build

Building rifles is my passion. I’ve traditionally used a few key components, but it was time for a change. This time I paired a Pristine short action with a Carbon Six 6mm barrel and Bix’n Andy trigger for a lightweight hunting rifle!  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article […]

Rifle Building and Rock Chucking with Impact Shooting

Piet Malan joined me from South Africa to chamber a new rifle on the brand-new Wombat action from Stiller! I also built my own .22 Creedmoor on the Stiller Predator short action.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The content […]

5 Ways to Get on Target with Piet Malan

Piet Malan of Impact Shooting had quite the performance at the 2023 Rock Chuck Olympics. I took some time during the event to ask him about ways to get on and stay on target.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). […]

Silencer Central BANISH Backcountry Suppressor

I’m a big fan of BANISH Suppressors. We’ve featured the BANISH 30 and BANISH 46—this time, we’re looking at the lightweight BANISH Backcountry!  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, […]

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 […]