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Making Power Factor (NRL Hunter)

How do you make power factor for NRL Hunter matches? What even is power factor? I decided to take an in-depth dive to make this concept easy to digest.  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 […]

INSANE Precision: 223 Loads using Forster Equipment

Knowing how accurate the 223 trainer rifle Gavin built is, especially when combined with Berger’s factory 77 grain OTM ammo and Travis’ handloads, it seemed natural to also build that same load using Forster’s unique Co-Ax press and associated equipment.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching […]

Affordable Pro Cerakote Oven: Light Armor 2500B (plus save $100)

If you’re looking for a Cerakote Oven that’s not going to break the bank, check out this story as we take a look at the Light Armor LA2500B! Plus, using the UR100 code will save you $100.00! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you […]

Uncrating and Assembly: SnapSafe Titan XXL Double Door Modular Safe

If you want a safe that’s easy to move, and can get into basements, upstairs rooms or other hard to access areas, a modular gun safe is the answer! Snapsafe (a Hornady company) offers a variety of modular safes: In this story, we take a look at the Titan XXL! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / […]

In-Depth: Henry X Model 30-30 Tactical Lever Action

Here at Ultimate Reloader, surrounded by precision bolt action rifles and fast firing semi-automatic and automatic firearms, we found ourselves eagerly awaiting the delivery of our first Henry lever action rifle, the X Model 30-30. Last year we had stories on two traditional lever action rifles, a 45-70 and a 30-30. Shooting those rifles and […]

Reloading 223 / 5.56 with Berry’s 55gr FMJ Bullets (Dillon RL-550C)

Recently, Berry’s Manufacturing released their first Jacketed Bullet- the classic 55 grain FMJ 22 cal bullet for the AR-15! In this story, we’ll 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, […]

Caldwell Ballistic Precision LR Target Camera System

Manual target camera systems can be taxing, especially when shooting far distances. Over the years, the Ultimate Reloader team has used a variety of target camera systems to capture targets under fire, and provide immediate feedback without leaving the firing line. Today, we add the Caldwell Ballistic Precision LR Target Camera System to the mix.  […]

TESTED: Hornady 7mm 150 grain CX Bullets w/Ballistics Gel (7mm Rem Mag)

Curious about Hornady’s new monolithic hunting bullet? Let’s take a look at the CX in 7mm Rem Mag!  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 […]

IN THE SHOP: X-10 Progressive Press from Frankford Arsenal

My near-production-model Frankford Arsenal X-10 10-station progressive reloading press has arrived at the Ultimate Reloader shop! In this story, I’ll give you a preview of what the final shipping model will look like, do a quick 9mm loading demo, and disclose plans for the X-10 here at Ultimate Reloader. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making […]

Hands-On: Lyman Universal Case Trimmer

Want a trimmer that can do it all? The Lyman Universal Case Trimmer can accommodate calibers from .22 to .458 without extra collets and can be converted to a power trimmer! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The content on […]

Rimfire Results: Anchutz 1710 Compeition with EC Barrel Tuner

Struggling to find centerfire primers? We’ve got another way to shoot small groups – .22 LR tuners! 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) […]

INSANE 6.5 Creedmoor PRS Rifle Build (Bat + Foundation + Hawkins Precision)

There are few things in life that bring me more satisfaction than building ultra-precision custom rifles! In this story, I’ll share my latest build: a tack-driver PRS build with Bat TR Action, Foundation Genesis 2 stock, and Hawkins Precision M5 DBM bottom metal! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this […]

TESTED: IMR 8133 Smokeless Powder

Last year I was unable to find my old favorite slow burning powders locally, but I found a couple of pounds of IMR 8133 and decided to investigate. Since then, I’ve become a fan of this powder, which we’ll take a close look at in this story! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal […]

Like No Other: Foundation Genesis 2 Rifle Stock (In-Depth)

Foundation rifle stocks are unlike any other rifle stocks you’ll see on the market. Made from Micarta, these stocks have a unique appearance and differentiated features. In this story we’ll go in-depth on the Genesis 2, one of the most popular rifle stocks from Foundation. About Foundation Foundation Stocks is a family business run by […]

Hands-On: Rifle KRAFT Marksmanship Evaluation System

Your reloading bench has the best equipment and components. You produce top-quality ammunition. Your rifle is top shelf. The question remains, are you able to shoot as good as your gear? The Rifle Kraft test has some answers.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content […]

TESTED: Hodgdon’s CFE Pistol Smokeless Powder

If you’re looking for a versatile powder for revolvers or semi-auto handguns, CFE Pistol certainly deserves your attention. That’s the powder that’s front and center 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 […]

TESTED: MDT Gen 2 CKYE-POD Triple Pull

I’ve been a fan and user of the MDT CKYE-POD since it first came out and have been desperate to test the MDT Gen 2 CKYE Triple-Pull Bipod. Here we take a closer look at its capabilities for both small and large calibers.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this […]

Quick Look: Frankford Arsenal Aluminum Powder Funnel Kit

If you’re loading precision cartridges, a good powder funnel setup is imperative. In this story, we’ll take a look at the Frankford Arsenal Powder Funnel Kit which works with pretty much everything from .17 caliber on up! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you […]

Now Available: Wheeler F.A.T. Stix

A while back, I showed you a preview of Wheeler’s new F.A.T. Stix- and now you can buy them! In this story, we’ll take a look at what you can do with them! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The […]

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 […]

EXTREME Powder Temperature Testing: Varget -vs- TAC

Temperature affects powder and velocity— but how much? Take a look at our extreme temperature testing for answers.  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 […]

HANDS-ON: RCBS Turret Press

The RCBS Turret Press is a 6-station cast iron press with on-press priming. Interested to see the press in action? 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 […]

Loading the 25-06 Hunting Loads with the MEC Marksman Press

We’re going step-by-step on how to handload reliable and accurate 25-06 hunting cartridges on the MEC Marksman single stage 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 data, technical articles, gunsmithing […]

TESTED: Hodgdon Retumbo

If you’re loading magnum cartridges, you may be familiar with Hodgdon’s overbore cartridge powder — Retumbo. To learn more, read on and watch the video! About Hodgdon’s Retumbo From the manufacturer’s product page:  This magnum, extruded powder was designed expressly for the really large overbore cartridges such as the 7mm Remington Ultra Magnum, 300 Remington […]

TESTED: CMMG Radial Delayed Blowback

A lot of people don’t realize how challenging it is to develop an AR pistol or SBR that will feed and function reliably. In this story, we’ll look at CMMG’s Radial Delayed Blowback technology, learn why it was developed, and how it has a drastic taming effect on recoil. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making […]

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