Category: Reloading Data

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 […]

RCBS Lightweight Partner Press Unboxing and Overview

Sometimes less is more. Many presses are large, bulky, and very heavy. However, from time to time, a handloader may want a smaller, lighter press. The RCBS Partner Press is an interesting alternative to large, heavy presses.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you […]

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 […]

25-06 Mule Deer Barnes TSX Hunting Success

I first heard about Barnes bullets in the 1980s and by the 1990s, they were well-known and renowned for hunting. Copper bullets are different than lead core bullets. They want to go fast and penetrate hard, but are a different kind of bullet. It’s important to be conscious of  this whenever changing your load from […]

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, […]

45 Colt: Shooting and Reloading

This time, I had an opportunity to introduce Gavin to a cartridge he’s never shot before, though it’s been around for over almost 150 years, the .45 Colt.  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 […]

7mm PRC vs. 6.5 PRC vs. 300 PRC

With the announcement of the new 7mm PRC cartridge, we’re comparing it to 6.5 PRC and 300 PRC to see how it stacks up!  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 […]

Primal Rights PrimeWhere Depth Checker

Primal Rights’ new PrimeWhere Depth Checker will help you get an accurate measurement of primer seating depth — no more guessing! This pairs nicely with the Primal Rights Competition Primer Seater.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The content on […]

Making Perfect — The Story Behind AMP Annealing

A Kiwi father and son set out to solve some seemingly impossible technical problems and built a successful business in the process. How much do you know about Annealing Made Perfect? You can now read the book to find out! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching […]

CANCELLED: Guy’s Dream Africa Hunt

We’ve had a lot of questions about my planned South African plains game hunt. Here’s why it didn’t 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 […]

6.5 PRC with Berger 144gr Hybrid Target Bullets

We’ve done a lot of work with the 6.5 PRC cartridge, including a lightweight rifle build, testing the Bergara Wilderness HMR, and a variety of other projects. This time, we took a closer look at the Berger 144 grain 6.5 mm Long Range Hybrid Target Bullet.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: […]

AMP Press: SW Update, Neck Brushing Experiment

Annealing Made Perfect just released software updates for the AMP press — here’s a hands-on 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, articles, ammunition reloading data, technical articles, gunsmithing and other information) is […]

Head-To-Head: 6.5 Creedmoor vs. 30-06 (Hunting)

In with the new, out with the old? Should the 6.5 Creedmoor replace the .30-06 in the hunting category?  Not so fast! Let’s take a 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, articles, […]

500 S&W Reloading Without Breaking the Bank!

Big guns, big bullets, big smiles — handloading with Berry’s plated bullets means your costs don’t have to be.  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: 357 Magnum Hornady 140 grain FTX Bullets

The 357 magnum cartridge has been around for a rather long time. It was developed in the 1930’s by Elmer Keith, Phillip B. Sharpe, and Douglas B. Wesson. This group intended to make a high-velocity revolver cartridge which could pierce automobile bodies and early ballistic vests. The 357 magnum has since established a good track […]

375 H&H HAMMER Load for African Plains Game

Story by Guy Miner In case you didn’t already know — I’m beyond excited about my upcoming trip to Africa. I’ve already showcased load development for my 30-06 and threading the same rifle for a suppressor, but I’m also taking another rifle, a Ruger Number One 375 H&H.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with […]

How Does Brass Prep Affect Bullet Seating? (AMP Press Tests)

In this article we’re going to look at different parts of rifle brass prep and the information the AMP press gives us. Each process is examined and a graph is presented of the bullet seating forces. We anticipated some of what we saw, and were surprised by other things! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making […]

Hodgdon Overhauls Reloading Data Center

It goes without saying that reloading data is one of the most important aspects of reloading for pistol, rifle, and shotgun. I spend a lot of time finding and keeping track of load data– it’s an imperative part of how I manage my workflow and cartridge knowledge base. In case you haven’t seen it yet, […]

Resources: Fundamentals for Super-Accurate Rifle Reloads

Recently I blogged about reloading accurate rifle ammunition: 5 Tips for Reloading Accurate Rifle Ammunition In this blog post I outlined some primary considerations and processes: Start with proven loads and load data Fire form your brass Optimize bullet seating depth Optimize bullet concentricity Experiment I wanted to expand on some of these points by […]

5 Tips for Reloading Accurate Rifle Ammunition

There are many reasons to handload your own rifle ammunition. It’s fun, it’s economical, and you can attain maximum accuracy by carefully loading custom ammunition for your rifle. If you’re new to handloading rifle ammunition, here are some basic considerations for accuracy: Start with proven loads and load data Fire form your brass Optimize bullet […]

Getting Ready to Load 40 S&W

Well, it’s getting close to time to actually start loading 40 S&W! I’ve been working on getting ready for a while now (See 40 S&W brass considerations post and Redding GRX Die setup/operation post). Following the cleaning of my 40 S&W brass, it was time to run all of the brass through the Redding GRX […]

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