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AR-308 – Precision Loading Pt. 2 – Case Neck Thickness and Uniformity

Now that we’ve cleaned, sized, trimmed, and finished the basis brass prep steps, it’s time to sort the brass that we’ve prepped so that we can uses batches of consistent brass for precision loads. We are now at the final stage of brass prep as covered in the brass prep overview post. For this stage, […]

AR-308 – Geissele SD-C Trigger Upgrade

A while back, I posted the Geissele trigger install video while building the AR-MPR AR-15 rifle. I liked the Geissele trigger used on the AR-MPR project so much, that I decided to buy one for the AR-308 project – this time a different version. In this video, we’ll remove the factory trigger, and replace it […]

AR-308 – Project Phases and Details

Now that I’ve formally kicked-off the AR-308 project, I wanted to take a moment to give a high level overview of what I’ll cover over the course of this project. The goal is to learn about the .308 Winchester / 7.62x51mm cartridge family, take a close look at the DPMS LR-308 rifle platform, and also […]

AR-308 – Loading the LR-308b – Project Kickoff

I’m excited to announce a new project we’ll be working through here on http://ultimatereloader.com that will extend some of what we did with AR-MPR, but this time we’ll focus on the “big brother” to the AR-15- the AR-10 platform, specifically the DPMS LR-308B. For optics, we’ll get an up-close look at the Bushnell/Millett TRS-1 tactical […]

AR-MPR: Accurizing the Upper Receiver – Part I: Prep and Welding

In my last post, outlined some ideas and goals for talking the slop out of the fit between the upper and lower receivers on the AR-MPR rifle. The first step is to remove the gaps between the sides of the upper receiver lugs, and the channels at the front and back of the lower receiver. […]

AR-MPR: Accurizing the Upper Receiver – Overview

A while back, I posted some AR-MPR rifle accurizing plans. This was my first-pass at enhancing the accuracy of the AR-MPR rifle. Since this post, I have had a few range visits (sorry, don’t have photos as the range does not permit photography) where I did not see the kind of accuracy and consistency that […]

RCBS Rifle Bullet Feeder on RCBS Pro-2000 – Some Notes

For a while I have been wondering about the RCBS Rifle Bullet Feeder – and now that I’ve setup and used the 22 caliber kit on the RCBS Pro-2000, I know a lot more about how this tool works, and what it is capable of. Setting up the unit is fairly straightforward, with a requirement […]

AR-MPR Phase II – Seating Bullets

In this video, we’ll use the Hornady OAL Gage measurements from our first Phase II loading video: AR-MPR: Phase II – Determining Max COL with OAL Gage and measure the dimensions of the cartridge and magazine to determine the optimal bullet seating depth for the bullet and rifle in question. We’ll then use the Redding […]

Hornady Powder Cop Die – Overview

If you’ve been following the “powder check systems” blog series, you may be wondering about how the Hornady Powder Cop die compares with all of the other powder check systems. Well, in this article we’ll take a look at this system, examine its features, and walk through setup with this die. The Hornady powder cop […]

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Reloading Safety: Powder Check Systems Overview

In my last post, I outlined some basic principles for reloading safety. One of the basic ways that you can ensure your safety while reloading is by using a quality powder check system- especially when loading with a progressive reloading press. So next, I thought it would be a good idea to look at some […]

Lee Classic Turret Roller Handle

**DISCONTINUED** Sorry everyone, this product is no longer available, and we don’t have plans to offer it in the future.   This handle will greatly increase the utility and comfort of your Lee Classic Turret reloading press! This product provides a more ergonomic reloading position (you don’t have to hunch down on each stroke) and […]

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