Category: Starline

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Head to Head: .357 SIG and .40 S&W

Next in our head-to-head series: .40 S&W vs. .357 SIG. Both of these cartridges were incredibly popular with law enforcement in the 1990s. Today, not so much. What happened and which of the two is superior? Watch or read on to find out!  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this […]

Head-to-Head: .45 ACP vs. 10mm For Self Defense

10mm and .45 ACP are the heavy hitters of the self-defense handgun world. Which is better?  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 […]

TESTED: Starline 6mm Creedmoor Brass (Large and Small Primer)

Starline brass has performed really well for me, and 6mm Creedmoor is no exception! I’ve spent quite a while loading and shooting 6mm Creedmoor Starline brass with both large and small primer pockets, and in this article I’ll share both my first hand experiences AND a bunch of lab data quantifying the consistency and performance […]

Subsonic AK: Berry’s 220 grain Plated Bullets + Starline Brass

I recently had so much fun loading 300 Blackout with Berry’s 220 grain plated bullets, it made me think about what else I could do with these bullets. Then it came to me: how about loading 7.62x39mm with them? Shortly thereafter I was setting up a reloading press to start experimenting. I was successful in […]

6mm Creedmoor PRS Load Development

I have many different approaches to load development. In fact, I tend to change my process just about every time I develop a load. The specific method and process I’ll use is based based on the tools, components I have on hand, and my needs/requirements for the ammunition I’m developing. In this article, I’ll outline […]

SHOT Show 2020: Starline Brass

It’s always great to talk with the team at Starline Brass. The person I talk with most related to Starline Brass technical issues is Hunter Pilant, one of the engineers at Starline. Here’s the discussion I had with Hunter at the 2020 Shot show! Starline New Products This last year Starline has released some great […]

NEW From Starline: New Cartridges and All-New Website

If you’re a fan of Starline, I’ve got some exciting updates to share with you! An all-new website, updates to brass offerings, and new cartridges added to the Starline brass lineup! Check it out: All-New Website Starline just launched a complete redesign of their website that’s better looking, easier to navigate, easier to shop on, […]

Extreme Case Forming: 25-45 Sharps from Starline 223 Basic

I’ve formed cases by “necking up” and “necking down”, but this is the first time I’ve formed cases from blanks (a straight-wall version of a bottleneck rifle cartridge). I’m talking about my recent interest in forming 25-45 Sharps cases from Starline 223 Basic cases. In the process of working on this project, I learned a […]

A Discussion with Starline at SHOT Show 2019

As you all know, I shoot a LOT of Starline brass! And this year while at the SHOT Show, I had the opportunity to talk brass with Starline’s Hunter Pilant! As I mentioned, I’ll have a lot of cool stories this year featuring Starline brass including 6mm Creedmoor, 6.5 Grendel, 7.62x39mm, and more! So please […]

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