Category: Pistol Reloading

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, […]

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 […]

TESTED: Hodgdon CFE BLK

You see the powder on the shelf or in the book, but what exactly is it best for? This time I’m taking a closer look at Hodgdon’s CFE BLK, a powder I’ve used in both rifles and handguns. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content […]

Frankford Arsenal X-10 Bullet Feeder: Unboxing, Setup, Loading 9mm

While I’ve done several stories with the Frankford Arsenal X-10 Progressive Press, I decided it was time for Ultimate Reloader’s Kyle Shields to set up the production version, and to add the new bullet feeder! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these […]

Armanov Ammo Checkers

After spending so much time loading ammunition, it’s important to make sure it will function in your firearm. Armanov makes a variety of ammo checkers covering a range of calibers to do just that! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). […]

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 […]

LEE Six Pack Pro: KMS² UFO Press Light and Inline Fabrication Mount

KMS² just released their UFO SP press light for the LEE Six Pack Pro. Midsouth Shooters Supply sent along a LEE Six Pack Pro for me to work with and Inline Fabrication sent a No. 95 quick change top plate for their Ultramount system.      Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: […]

Mark 7 APEX 10: Electronic PowderCheck Sensor (Demo and Setup)

You can verify a number of features of a loaded round, but you can’t verify the amount or type of powder in it. John Vleiger from Mark 7 discusses how the electronic PowderCheck Sensor can help.      Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content […]

NEW Presses from Creedmoor Sports (Adaptive and Enhanced)

We’ve previously shown Creedmoor’s adaptive press head and enhanced press head for the Redding T-7 press. Did you know Creedmoor Sports offers two stand-alone press packages with their upgrades?  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 […]

Enter to Win Midsouth Shooters Supply’s X-10 Giveaway!

Previously we highlighted the Frankford Arsenal X-10 pilot program. Today, you have a chance to win your own X-10 from Midsouth Shooters Supply! (you can enter HERE). 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, […]

.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 / […]

Check Your Swage: Mark 7 SWAGESense Hands-On!

Continuing on in our Mark 7 autodrive series, John Vleiger joins us to talk about the Mark 7 SWAGESense. 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 […]

Short Action Customs Modular Funnel Kit Overview

What sets Short Action Customs apart is their high quality, modular gear, allowing for great versatility. The Short Action Customs Modular Powder Funnel Kit is no exception.  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, […]

New from Frankford Arsenal: SHOT Show 2023

Looking for everything in one place? Frankford Arsenal’s new reloading and tumbler kits make this easy and affordable. Mike Lindsay, designer of the X-10, also shares some updates for 2023.  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 […]

NEW from Mark 7 — Genesys and Titan at 2023 SHOT Show

Crowds gathered around the Lyman/Mark 7 booth at the 2023 SHOT Show for the unveiling of the Mark 7 Genesys and Mark 7 Titan. Lyman/Mark 7’s design engineer Spencer Karoll gives us the details.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). […]

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 […]

Mark 7 Primer Orientation Sensor

Priming is critical when loading your own ammunition. The Mark 7 Primer Orientation sensor catches issues as they happen.  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 […]

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 […]

BEAR DEFENSE: 44 Mag vs 10mm Auto (Which is Better?)

What would you want against a bear, 10mm Auto or .44 mag? That’s what we’ll cover 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 videos, articles, ammunition reloading data, technical articles, gunsmithing and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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