Category: Rifle Reloading

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Ballistics in Your Pocket?: How to Use Hornady 4DOF

We’ve been using Hornady’s online ballistics calculator for some time, but did you know that Hornady offers a free ballistics app? Today we’ll show you how to use Hornady 4DOF! 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 […]

Less is More? Using a SMALLER Cartridge for Grizzly, Why? (30-06 vs 375 H&H)

I had long wanted to hunt grizzly in Alaska, and finally saved enough to pay for the hunt. There’s a lot to consider when contemplating a grizzly hunt, from the gun to the cartridge, terrain, and location!  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you […]

Precision Rifle: Get On, and Stay On Target! Fundamentals From a World Champ!

Ever wonder how to get started in long range precision shooting? Today, we’re getting tips from F-Open champion Erik Cortina! 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 […]

Deal Alert! Free Bullet Collator with X-10 Purchase at Midsouth Shooters Supply

Been thinking about getting an X-10? Get a free bullet collator with purchase from Midsouth Shooters Supply! 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) […]

Avoid the Clickers: Correctness Formula

I recently pushed the limits of .308 Winchester using Alpha Munitions OCD brass. Details of the brass, reloading process, and the rifle’s chamber all have to come together perfectly for safe, proper firing. Here’s how it works!  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you […]

50 BMG Precision Loads with Triebel

Today we’re loading some match .50 BMG for the Incredible Hulk using Triebel 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 for demonstration […]

INSANE Performance: Pushing the 308 Win into 300 Win Mag Territory (Bat Machine, Alpha Munitions)

DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME. I’ve joined forces with BAT Machine and Alpha Munitions to truly test how hard we can push a .308 Winchester.  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, […]

Can You Save Money Reloading?

Can you really save money reloading? In this video we calculate how much it costs to load popular calibers and how much you need to load for the most savings. 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 […]

Prime with a Die? RCBS Ram Priming!

We’ve looked at a number of priming methods including bench-mounted, progressive, and hand priming systems. Did you know you can prime on any press with the RCBS Ram Prime?  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 […]

New Berger .375 410 Grain Hybrid Bullet with Emil Praslick

I sat down with Emil Praslick at SHOT Show 2024 to talk about Berger’s new 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 and other information) is […]

Reloading 6 Creed with the Frankford Arsenal Essentials Reloading Kit

Frankford Arsenal announced their new reloading kits at SHOT Show 2023. Running low on ammunition, I recently spent some time reloading 6mm Creedmoor with the Essentials Reloading Kit!  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 […]

Ultimate Dillon Toolheads: Zero Play, Free Float & More!

We’ve previously shown a number of Armanov upgrades for Dillon presses including the RL1100 quick change toolhead. This time, we’re looking at all of Armanov’s upgraded toolheads for Dillon presses and how their free floating lock rings work in tandem. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching […]

Cortina Precision Bullet Flow System

The Cortina Precision Bullet Flow System is designed to expedite bullet tip uniforming for more consistent BC’s bullet to bullet on a progressive press. 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 […]

Berger Factory .223 Ammo Compared!

We’ve previously recreated Berger’s 77 grain OTM Tactical load and had great results with our .223 trainer. This time we decided to directly compare Berger’s two .223 factory loads: 77 grain OTM Tactical and 73 Grain BT Target. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content […]

Economical .223 Loads: Berry’s 62 grain FMJ

I’ve spent many many hours with the AR-15 through decades of military and law enforcement 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 (including videos, articles, ammunition reloading data, technical articles, gunsmithing and other information) is […]

New 22 ARC ELR Config with the Ultradyne UD5 Chassis

We’ve shown the UD Chassis in its shortest configuration with .308 Shorty in the UD3 and in its longest form — the UD7. Now we’re taking a look at the last variation of the UD chassis: the UD5. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content […]

SHOT Show 2024: Hornady’s New 22 ARC and ELD-VT Bullets

I recently completed my 22 ARC Build and showed progressive reloading for the cartridge on the Dillon XL-750. I took some time at the 2024 SHOT Show to speak with Hornady’s Seth Swerczek about Hornady’s 22 ARC and new ELD-VT bullet. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or […]

One Bullet Does it All: Berger 156 Grain 6.5mm EOL

I’ve done more testing and field work with Berger’s 6.5mm 156 grain Extreme Outer Limits (EOL) Elite Hunter rifle bullet than any other rifle bullet. Today, I’m revisiting those experiences. 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 […]

Part 3: 7 PRCW Bedding and Break In

Ever since I met Erik Cortina, I’ve been curious about F-Class. It’s finally time to shoot my very own 7 PRCW! 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, […]

Forster Co-Ax XL

We first saw the Forster Co-Ax XL at SHOT Show 2023. Now we’re getting hands-on!  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 […]

Bulk Loading 22 ARC on the Dillon XL-750

Hornady just released the 22 ARC and I’ve completed my first rifle build for it! Now it’s time to work up a load 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 content on this website (including videos, […]

Hornady 410 Grain Sub-X .45-70 Hunting Rounds

The 150-year-old .45-70 has retained its popularity with a variety of new ammunition and reloading components available. Hornady’s newest jacketed hunting bullet is a big one! The 410 grain Sub-X is a large bullet intended for a specific hunting niche. Let’s take a closer look! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by […]

Athlon Cronus ATS Thermal Scope 50-640

Thermal scopes and predator hunting are things I’ve taken a recent interest in. In pursuit of those, I’m testing the new Athlon Cronus ATS Thermal Scope.  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, […]

22 ARC Rifle Build: Chambering, Threading, Break-In

Last fall Hornady announced the 22 ARC (Advanced Rifle Cartridge), a round optimized for performance from an AR-15, but also powerful in a bolt action. 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 […]

TESTED: Hawkins Tank ST & ACE Brake

Hawkins Precision scope rings and bottom metal are often at the center of our rifles. This time, we’re trying something closer to the muzzle: Hawkins Precision brakes.  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, […]

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