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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rock Chuck Olympics E8: Rock Chuck PRS

Several of our competitors have considerable experience in PRS including Piet Malan and Erik Cortina. This final stage of the Rock Chuck Olympics gave them their best shots at the title.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The content on […]

2023 Rock Chuck Olympics Episode 7: Rifle ELR

After taking the Canik Rival-S long distance, it was time for our RCO competitors to take on Harold the evil rock chuck during our rifle ELR stage.  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, […]

2023 Rock Chuck Olympics Episode 6: Ridge Trail 2-Gun

The  Ridge Trail 2-Gun stage proved to be one of the most challenging stages yet. As it involved switching between carbines and pistols over tough terrain, it really mixed up the standings. Watch to see what happened!  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you […]

2023 Rock Chuck Olympics Episode 5: Pistol ELR

Stage 3, Pistol ELR, was designed to be challenging for everyone. You hear about long pistol shots, but most have never attempted them. This stage put competitors on the spot.  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 […]

Forster Ultra Dies, StaBALL HD and the 7mm PRC

It’s no secret I’ve become fond of the new 7mm PRC cartridge and I was eager to do some loading for it on the Forster Co-Ax press with the new Forster Ultra dies. I was also able to use Winchester’s StaBALL HD smokeless rifle powder.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by […]

Rock Chuck Olympics E4: Pistol Run-N-Gun

Stage two, Pistol Run N’ Gun depended largely on speed and was aimed at world champion Nils Jonasson.  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 […]

2023 Rock Chuck Olympics Episode 3: Hidden Rock Chucks

Each stage of the Rock Chuck Olympics was designed to be fun and challenging, but also cater to the strengths of one or more of the competitors. Stage one, Hidden Rock Chucks, was designed with our hunters in mind, Who-Tee-Who and Backfire.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article […]

2023 Rock Chuck Olympics E2: Training & Sight In

Day one of the Rock Chuck Olympics began with training and sight-in as each competitor readied themselves for the competition. 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 […]

2023 Rock Chuck Olympics Episode 1: Kick Off & Meet the Competitors

You’ve seen the trailer, but today we’re officially kicking off episode one of the 2023 Rock Chuck Olympics. Meet our five world-class competitors and watch to join the 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 […]

270 Weatherby -vs- Steel Target!

When I was a kid, my friend Chris’s dad had a Weatherby Mark V he got from opening a bank account. To this day, I still remember how beautiful it was. The ammo came in a box decorated with a safari theme and I believe it was a .300 Weatherby magnum. Forty years later, I […]

Rifle Barrel Install Tools, Hacks, and Tips!

I’ve installed a number of barrels on actions over the years. Today I’m highlighting some of the tools, processes, and tips and tricks.  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, […]

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, […]

RCBS Ammomaster 50 BMG Pack (Unboxing and Quick Demo)

With my 50 BMG “Incredible Hulk” build complete, it’s time to get ready load ammunition! This time, we’re getting ready to use the RCBS Ammomaster 50 BMG Pack.  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 […]

Quick Look: RCBS 7mm PRC Dies

7mm PRC has taken the gun world by storm. We were fortunate enough to be part of Hornady’s official launch, creating two custom builds, our Freedom rifle and Bergara full-custom. We’ve also compared the cartridge to 6.5 PRC, 300 PRC and 7mm Rem Mag.    Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by […]

Basic Rifle Reloading 5: Bullet Seating & Crimping

At this point we have cleaned and lubed the brass, resized it, primed it and dropped in the powder charge. It’s time to seat the bullet!  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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

New from RCBS at SHOT Show 2023

Straight from the 2023 SHOT Show, Justin Smith from RCBS tells us about their new dies!  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 […]

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 […]

NEW Dies from Area 419: M-Series Sizer (In-Depth)

Brand new dies from AREA 419 and something never seen before! Learn more about them below!  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 […]

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