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BAT Rifle Actions: In-Depth Overview

If you are familiar with Bat Machine, you know they have a reputation for extreme accuracy. What you may not know is just how many different types of rifle actions they make, and how many configurations and options are available. In this video and article, I’m joined by Bruce Thom from Bat machine to cover […]

Creedmoor Sports Facility Tour (Behind the Scenes)

Most serious shooters know the Creedmoor Sports brand and website- but most people don’t get a chance to see their facility, meet the people, and see how products are made and how an online retailer works behind the scenes. And that’s exactly what I got to experience when I went to Anniston Alabama to visit […]

Mr. Bullet Feeder Caliber Change: 9mm to 45 ACP on Dillon XL-750

When you make an investment in a premium piece of gear like a Mr. Bullet Feeder, it’s good to know that you can use it for more than one application! In this video and article, I’ll walk through what’s included in the Mr. Bullet Feeder caliber conversion kits, and walk through the process of converting […]

XL-750 Bullet Feed SOLUTION (Double Alpha Extra-Short Powder Bar)

The Dillon XL-750 is an improved version of the XL-650- with the priming system changes alone being worth the upgrade (and then there are numerous other improvements as well). For a full list of differences/upgrades, check out my XL-650 -vs- XL-750 article and video (I cover the changes in detail). One issue I have encountered […]

HANDS-ON: NEW Lee Pro-4000 Press Kit

This year LEE introduced a new comprehensive press kit building on the LEE Auto Breech Lock Pro press: It’s called the LEE Pro 4000, and it includes much of what you’ll need to load ammunition. Oh, and it’s budget conscious too! In this article we’ll get the press out of the box, set it up, […]

NEW: Lyman Borecam Pro Hands-On

This year Lyman released an all-new version of their digital borecam system, it’s called the Lyman Borecam Pro! This new borecam is wirelesss, and supports HD resolution- and that’s just what I’ve been looking for! In this article we’ll get hands on with this new instrument. About the Lyman Borecam Pro From the Lyman Product […]

TESTED: NEW VihtaVuori N555 Creedmoor-Class Powder

Cartridges like 6.5 Creedmoor and 6mm Creedmoor have become incredibly popular to shoot and reload for. And for good reason! These cartridges offer great ballistics, minimal recoil, and outstanding accuracy. So when I found out about the new N555 Creedmoor-Class powder from Vihtavuori, I knew I had to try some. And that’s the subject of […]

ZERO Press Tech Deep-Dive with Area 419

In case you missed it, Area 419 has disrupted the single stage and turret reloading press product category with their new press: the ZERO. The Zero press brings together the benefits of both an ultra-precision single stage press and a turret press. In this article, I’ll review a tech deep-dive discussion I had with Craig […]

NEW! PrimaFill from Double Alpha Academy

I’m always looking for ways to simplify primer handling when bulk loading ammunition. In this article we’ll look at an all-new system for loading primers from the Double Alpha Academy called PrimaFill. Will this make your life easier when reloading? Check it out! PrimaFill from Double Alpha PrimaFill is a stand-alone primer tube filling machine […]

25 Creedmoor: Initial Load Development

My 25 Creedmoor build was a lot of fun, and now it’s time to talk load development! 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 […]

Most EXTREME Handgun Bullet: 500 S&W Magnum 700gr HAMMER!

Sometimes you need to go EXTREME! And in this article we’ll go about as extreme as you can go in the handgun world: loading and shooting 700 grain bullets in the 500 S&W Magnum revolver! 500 S&W Magnum: Setting the Standard Here are some insights about 500 S&W Magnum that I condensed from a previous […]

Rimfire FUN: D-M Targets Rimfire Spinner Pro

If you have a rimfire rifle, there are a LOT of fun things  you can do with it: everything from plinking, to training, to hunting. In this article I’ll give you a “guided tour” of my latest rimfire target acquisition: The D-M Targets Rimfire Spinner PRO. It’s both fun and GREAT for training! About the […]

25 Creedmoor PRS Rifle Build: Start to Finish

Competitors will stop at nothing to have an advantage, and nowhere is this more evident than in the PRS shooting community. And that’s where 25 Creedmoor was born from. In this article I’ll chronicle a start-to-finish 25 Creedmoor build with some amazing parts, components, and tools. I hope you have as much fun reading this […]

NEW: Area 419 ZERO Turret Press Hands-On

Many people in the shooting sports community view reloading presses as a “mature technology”. For the most part this is true: things haven’t changed a whole lot in the last 50 years. But recently, there have been some innovations in reloading press technology that have proven “there is room for innovation”, even in 2020! Mark […]

NEW: Athlon Cronus 10×50 UHD Laser Rangefinder Binoculars

I use my binoculars ALL the time. Whether it be for spotting game, spotting for a fellow shooter, or finding targets on a hillside, they are an everyday tool for me. I also use a rangefinder very frequently. So what if I could consolidate these two tools into one? That’s the subject of this article: […]

Hornady Lock-N-Load Neck Turn Tool: Unboxing/Setup/Turning

When you’ve advanced beyond the reloading basics, it’s time to think about “the next level”. And one of the things you can do to improve accuracy for your rifle reloads is to turn case necks. Why? Because inconsistent case neck thickness will prevent perfect bullet alignment with the bore, and that can be a problem! […]

6.5 PRC Load Development: Bergara Wilderness HMR

If you’re looking for a rifle to hunt big game long-range, there are many factors to consider. Knock-down power, recoil, ammunition and component availability, velocity, ballistics, rifle weight, and many more. At the end of the day, many hunters have settled  on the 6.5 Creedmoor and similar cartridges to hunt big game. And 6.5 PRC […]

Ultimate Reloader is on Instagram!

Ultimate Reloader is now on Instagram! I’ll be sharing a bunch of cool photos, and give people a preview/teaser of things to come now and then… Please follow us to find out more! https://www.instagram.com/ultimatereloader/ If you have an Instagram account you want to share including your own, please leave a comment! To visit Ultimate Reloader […]

WARP SPEED! Loading 9mm on the Dillon RL 1100 with Mr. Bullet Feeder

You all asked for it, and here it is! A follow-up to the Dillon RL 1100 Unboxing / Overview / Loading 9mm story– this time with a powder check and bullet feeder added to speed things up. All I can say is: mission accomplished! Let’s Load Up the Stations! Quick Review: RL 1100 Stations as […]

Breaking: Hodgdon Powder Company Acquires Multiple Brands

Exciting news today! Hodgdon Powder Company has announced that they are acquiring multiple powder brands, including smokeless powders, and more! Here’s the full press release: Press Release October 1, 2020 Hodgdon Powder Company Acquires Ramshot Powder, Accurate Powder and Blackhorn 209 from Western Powders Hodgdon Powder Company is pleased to announce the acquisition of the […]

LOW-BUDGET RPR Accurizing: Amazing Results (6.5 Creedmoor)

Have you ever looked at a rifle and thought: I think this rig is capable of “more”. That’s what I thought recently when looking at my Ruger Precision Rifle chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. It’s been a consistent ~0.6 MOA rifle with a variety of quality ammunition and handloads, but I was not satisfied with those […]

NEW! Dillon RL 1100 Unboxing, Setup, Loading 9mm

2020 has been a CRAZY year for the reloading industry, and that has caused some shortages and delays for components and equipment. And that was the case with the new Dillon RL 1100 reloading press. It’s taken a while longer to get ahold of compared to what I planned, but it has been worth the […]

Insane! Loading 223 / 5.56 with the Mark 7 Evolution + Mr. Bullet Feeder

I’m back at it with the Mark 7 Evolution 10-station progressive reloading press! In case you’ve missed the previous stories, you can check them out here: Mark 7 Evolution: Unboxing, Overview, Setup, Loading 9mm Mr. Bullet Feeder: Unboxing, Setup, Loading 9mm Mark 7 Evolution Caliber Change 9mm to 223 This time I’ll be picking up […]

Creedmoor Polecat V2: Solid Spotting Scope Stand (Made in USA)

If you’re looking for a top-quality USA-made support system for your spotting scope, the Creedmoor Sports Polecat system is definitely worth a look. And that’s what we’ll do in this article! I’ll show you the new Polecat V2 system, and some of the accessories you can use with it. What’s Included The Polecat V2 system […]

Neglected Kel-Tec PF9 Reliability and Ammo Test (Informal)

My Kel-Tec PF9 has been a super-reliable concealled carry pistol for the ~14 years that I’ve owned it. It’s fed many different types of ammunition without complaint over the years. Recently, I have neglected this pistol in some adverse conditions. This neglect has included summer sweat every day, a lack of cleaning, and a lack […]

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