Category: Rifle Reloading

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 […]

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 […]

Quick Look: Cole-TAC Ammo Novel

Looking for a compact way to store your bolt-gun ammo? Check out the Ammo Novel from Cole-TAC.  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) […]

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, […]

What Rifle Action is Best for Hunting (Bolt, Semi, Pump, Lever, Single-Shot)?

When many think of a hunting rifle, they first think of a bolt action. Are other action types viable for hunting? Absolutely!  Bolt action rifles can be excellent for a wide range of hunting, but they’re not the only rifle type in the hunting fields. Rifle types vary by individual choice, region, family or cultural […]

Gordy Gritters’ Precision Rifle Building Class Overview (Extreme Accuracy Institute)

Ever dream of building your own custom rifle? Do you want to take your gunsmithing skills to the next level? Gordy Gritters’ Extreme Accuracy Institute is worth a closer look. In this story, I’ll review my experiences taking this class! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching […]

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 […]

TESTED: SRS Ti Brakes (Recoil Shootout)

If you want to reduce recoil on your lightweight hunting rifle, you’re going to want to check out the titanium muzzle brakes from Salmon River Solutions. In this story, we’ll look at recoil reduction using the Ultimate Reloader recoil rig! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching […]

6GT Build Part 3: Barrel Break-In

I’ve always wanted a 6GT. Now that it’s complete, it’s time to send rounds down range! In this story, I’ll cover optics, break-in, and some first loads! 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, […]

Loading PRECISION 308 Hunting Ammunition (MEC Marksman)

Can hunting ammo be as accurate as match ammo? Let’s 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 information) is for demonstration purposes only. […]

What bolt action hunting rifle for just under $900.00 ?

My youngest son John has been hunting for 20 years, using a nearly 50-year-old 6mm Remington and a 100-plus-year-old 30-06 rifle! He’s done well with them, but mentioned that he’d like a rifle better suited for long range use, on game up to the size of an elk out to 500 yards.I told him I’d […]

TESTED: Hodgdon LEVERevolution Powder

If you want more zip from your lever action 30-30, seriously consider loading with Hodgdon’s LEVERevolution powder! Combining LEVERevolution with Hornady’s pointed Monoflex and Flex Tip bullets results in ammunition that has a higher velocity and flatter trajectory than conventional 30-30 cartridges.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article […]

Quick Look: Lyman MSR Dies in 223 Remington

Lyman’s MSR dies are specifically designed for the AR platform. Today we look at what makes them so 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 website (including videos, articles, ammunition reloading data, technical articles, gunsmithing and […]

6GT PRS Rifle Build Kick-Off!

It’s finally begun! My next rifle build is a super precision 6GT with an MDT ACC chassis and Bat TR action. Let’s kick off the series!  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, […]

Henderson V3 Case Trimmer: Unboxing, Overview, Setup, Trimming

I’ve recently partnered with Henderson Precision and have been very impressed with their Gen 3 power case trimmer. In this story I’ll cover unboxing, overview, setup, and trimming some 6 Dasher brass! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The content […]

Match Report: NRL Hunter Blue Ridge

As you’ve all seen with our recent 6.5 creedmoor ultimate build, KRAFT test overview, NRL Hunter power factor and range bag videos,  I’ve been deep in preparation for NRL Hunter matches. This time I’m headed to Benge, Washington for  the Blue Ridge Big Five.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading […]

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 […]

Loading 30-06 for Africa with Hornady 165gr CX Bullets

After years, actually decades, spent dreaming of Africa, I’ve finally booked a trip. Since then, I’ve been actively preparing for my South African  dream hunt for gemsbok, kudu, wildebeest, and other African antelope collectively referred to as plains game. I’ve chosen my 30-06 rifle to accompany me on this adventure.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / […]

Hands-On: Inline Fabrication Ergonomic Roller Handle

In terms of reloading press ergonomics, the handle is one of the most important parts. Ensuring comfortable and consistent strokes is key to good ammo and an enjoyable experience. Inline Fabrication has a line of ERGO Roller Handles for a variety of presses to assist with this!  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal […]

XLR Envy Pro Chassis System In-Depth

Here at Ultimate Reloader, we are huge fans of XLR chassis. We’ve used several pre-installed factory offerings from Bergara and Anschutz as well as included some in rifle builds. New to us is XLR’s Envy Pro billet aluminum chassis, a feature-rich choice with many different options to choose from.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making […]

TESTED: Hodgdon’s CFE-223 Smokeless Powder

Have you used Hodgdon’s CFE 223 ball powder? CFE stands for Copper Fouling Eraser and is designed to provide greater accuracy for longer periods of time with less cleaning, making it ideal for competition and varmint shooters. It’s also not just for 223!  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this […]

Free Rifle Cartridge Guides

One of the first things you need to do when reloading your own ammo is to study up on the cartridge you’re loading for. A reloading manual is a great resource for this kind of information, but many times you need *more* data and information. Well, if you’re reloading for rifle, there’s some great free […]

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 […]

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