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Solid Copper Mystery Solved: Should you Hunt Bear with Copper? (Guy’s Back Country Bear Hunt)

I was both surprised and pleased to get a call from Gary Cameron, owner of Cameron Outfitters. I’d hunted bear with him last year, but hadn’t gotten a shot at one. He called in late May, saying that he had an opening at his backcountry bear camp and asked if I wanted to go hunting. […]

Can You Fix a Problem Rifle?: Mossberg Patriot Problem Kickoff

Have you ever had a rifle that just doesn’t shoot and wonder if it’s fixable? In this video, we take a first look at Jim Harmer’s troublesome .308 Mossberg Patriot.  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 […]

Loading .375 CheyTac on the Forster Co-Ax XL

Reloading a massive cartridge like .375 CheyTac takes special supplies. Today I start my reloading journey for my .375 CheyTac build with the Forster Co-Ax XL! 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, […]

NEW: Tipton Best Gun Vise 360 Overview and Demos

Having a strong tool to hold your guns is incredibly important. Something as simple as mounting an optic is best accomplished using some kind of vise. I really love my top-tier Arrow Products Rock Vise and Orange Vise, but they are also out of budget for some people to own. Tipton’s new Best Gun Vise […]

Case Cleaning with Dillon’s Vibratory Cleaner & Media Separator (CV-2001 and CM-2000) in BULK!

Our most recent insane project is bulk-processing 55-gallon drums of once-fired 9mm and .223 brass from Mojo Precision! With approximately 45,000 .223 cases and 80,000 9mm cases to clean, we got to work with the Dillon CV-2001 and CM-2000!  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video […]

Building a 2-Mile Rifle: .375 CheyTac Build

My Incredible Hulk .50 BMG rifle set me on the ELR path. I knew right away this was only an entry point and that I’d want a more serious ELR rifle – enter .375 CheyTac. This build is designed for ELR competition, something I’m looking forward to learning under the mentorship of King of 1 […]

Accurate AND Cheap? 44 Magnum Budget Loads! Tests & Considerations for Berry’s 240gr Target HP

My .44 Magnum revolver shooting needs work, but ammunition is expensive! I loaded up some 240 grain Berry’s plated bullets for some more practice!  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 […]

Hornady’s 240 grain .44 Caliber XTP for Hunting?

I’ve always wanted to consistently harvest big game with a revolver. While I need more practice, I’ve settled on an ideal hunting bullet for my .44 Magnum— the 240 grain Hornady XTP. Here’s why! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The […]

TESTED: Short Action Customs Nexus Press

Short Action Customs is the newest precision manufacturer to release their own reloading press. Today we’ll take an in-depth look at the new Nexus 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 […]

150,000 pieces of brass, are we crazy? (Mojo Precision Delivery)

Ever wonder what it takes to process 55-gallon drums of range brass? We’ve partnered with Mojo Precision, FW Arms, and Mark 7 reloading to do just that!  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, […]

What is the Leupold Optics Academy?

Did you know that Leupold Optics has their own academy? I recently visited their impressive range in Central, Oregon to test their Mark 4HD line. Watch or read on to learn more!  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The content […]

Quick Look: Leupold’s NEW Mark 4HD Scope Line

I recently attended an event at the Leupold Optics Academy to welcome a new family of American-made rifle scopes, the Mark 4HD series. Does it really have something for everyone?  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 […]

How Good Are They? Berry’s 124 Gr. HBRN-TP 9mm Bullet

I’ve long trusted Berry’s plated bullets for economical practice loads — but how accurate are they? Today we find out if you have to forgo accuracy for lower cost!  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 […]

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 […]

Is the .45 1911 Outdated for Carry?

The .45 ACP 1911 used to be the standard pistol for near everything. Nowadays, some scoff at the idea of concealed carrying a 1911 due to its size, capacity, and age. But is  the 1911 truly outdated for carry?  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video […]

.22 LR at 511 Yards: What it Takes to Get on Target (22 ELR)

We took the challenge to see if we could get on target at 511 yards with a .22 LR rifle! We pulled in help from heavy hitters to rise to the challenge, and learned some essential processes in order to have the best chances possible. Watch the video to find out what happened. Shop the […]

NEW: AMP MARK II DB! (Save your settings with database, and better ergonomics with touchscreen)

Annealing just got better with the new AMP MARK II DB! It’s no secret that a precision-minded reloader should be annealing to get the most performance and life out of their brass. The AMP Annealer has had a home here at Ultimate Reloader for years for just that reason, and we just got the upgrade. […]

What Do You Need to Chamber Rifles?

Ever dream of chambering your own rifle barrels? Not just barrels, but benchrest-quality barrels capable of incredible precision? In this video, brought to you by the Colorado School of Trades and OTM Tactical, I walk through the equipment, machinery, training, and investment you’ll need to do just that! (Use code UR5 to save 5% on […]

Compact Savage 7mm-08: Sporter Threading, Bedding, and Boyds Facelift

Want a rifle ready-to-go, but with a personal touch? Hate having to search for and mount an optic? The budget-friendly Savage AXIS XP comes with a Weaver 3-9 x 40mm scope installed. We decided to upgrade the package with Boyds Gunstocks and got to work!  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by […]

Head-to-Head: 9mm vs. .380 ACP for Self Defense

A number of companies make compact carry pistols in both 9mm and .380 ACP, marketing .380 to women and those who desire less recoil. Besides size, what really are the differences between these two cartridges?  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these […]

Backfire: What to Look for in a Rifle (Jim Harmer Interview)

What makes a good bolt-action rifle? With so many choices, what should you look for? Jim Harmer from Backfire lays it all out for us.  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 […]

Shotshell Reloading with the Dillon SL900 – Hands On!

Shotgun ammunition goes FAST. To keep up, we’ve got the Dillon Precision SL900 Shotshell Reloader!  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 […]

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 […]

Varmint Annihilator: DIY Facelift for a .223 Budget Rifle (Savage Axis, Boyds Stock, ATN X-Sight 5)

As much as I love my custom rifles and actions, I know that not everyone can afford them. While quality materials are really nice, you don’t need a full-custom gun for rock chucking. Boyds Gunstocks makes it possible to make a budget rifle your own!  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by […]

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 […]

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