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Ruger Precision Rifle: Loading Precision .243 Winchester Ammunition

It’s hard to believe we’re already at “Part 11” on the Ruger Precision Rifle series, but there’s so much to cover, and I’m having a ton of fun bringing these stories to you all. This time, we’ll talk about precision reloads end-to-end for the Ruger Precision Rifle in .243 Winchester. Here’s the walk-through video: Hopefully […]

Ruger Precision Rifle: Fire Forming .243 Winchester Brass

If you want maximum precision out of your rifle, a combination of fire-forming and handloading is a great way to achieve that goal. When you fire a cartridge in a rifle, the brass expands to the exact profile of the chamber its being fired in. This is why sizing is necessary as a part of […]

Ruger Precision Rifle: Vortex Viper 6-24×50 Riflescope Discussion with the 6.5 Guys

The Ruger Precision Rifle is a great rifle platform. I’ve had some great groups right out of the box, and have had no problems staying on target at ranges of 1000 yards and beyond. To me, the Ruger Precision Rifle is an “easy buy” for the new competitive shooter or practical field shooter. But what […]

Ruger Precision Rifle: Shooting 6.5 Creedmoor Suppressed

The Ruger Precision Rifle has become one of the most highly sought after firearms of 2015 and 2016. A big part of this soaring popularity is the fact that these rifles come standard with many features that today’s rifle shooter has come to want or even expect in a new rifle. One of these features […]

Ruger Precision Rifle: Loading 6.5 Creedmoor with the Hornady Lock-N-Load Iron

It’s time to take the reloading for the Ruger Precision Rifle to the next level! I’ve been loading ammunition “factory style” (new brass) on the Hornady Lock-N-Load AP 5-station progressive, and now it’s time to go single-stage. I’ve already gotten GREAT results- with groups in the sub-3/4″ range (a first-group-of-the-day 5-shot group measured just over […]

Ruger Precision Rifle Part 6: Progressive Loading 6.5 Creedmoor

My journey with the Ruger Precision Rifle has been exciting, but we’ve only just begun the part of this story where things get really interesting. My initial loads (no development) have yielded some great results in the Ruger Precision Rifle: a 0.626″ 5-shot group with 6.5 Creedmoor, and a 0.341″ 5-shot group with .243: (click to […]

Ruger Precision Rifle Part 5: 6.5 Creedmoor Load Prep

It’s been fun getting to know the Ruger Precision Rifle platform. It’s a precision shooting instrument, but you can only get maximum precision if you reload for your rifle. There are so many variables specific to each instance of each specific rifle that can affect the precision of the ammunition you shoot. Some of these […]

Ruger Precision Rifle Part 4: First 100 Yard Groups and Deer Hunting

When it came time to go deer hunting this year, I didn’t have to think long before deciding to take the Ruger Precision Rifle rather than my light-weight 30-06. Yes, this rifle is heavier, but I was curious to find out if it was something I could hike all day with. It actually took me […]

Ruger Precision Rifle Part 3: Range Day 1 Recap and Fireside Chat with the 6.5 Guys

In my last post, I took you all to the range to try out two Ruger Precision Rifles at both 600 yards range, and at 1000 yards range. A great day, and great performance for these two rifles. In this post, I want to invite you to enjoy a new experience on Ultimate Reloader: the […]

Ruger Precision Rifle Part 2: 600 yard and 1000 yard Range Day with the 6.5 Guys

In my last post, I walked through the unboxing, overview, setup, and sight in of the Ruger Precision Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor. With only a quick 100-yard sighting completed, I was off to the range the next morning with Jim Findlay and the 6.5 Guys: Ed Mobley and Steve Lawrence. Sure, I had fired a […]

Ruger Precision Rifle Part 1: Unboxing, Overview, Setup, Sight-In

I’m very excited to kick off a new content series that will feature the Ruger Precision Rifle, 6.5 Creedmoor and 243 Winchester cartridges, as well as in-depth reloading and shooting coverage. The Ruger Precision Rifle will serve as the platform I’ll use to push my long-range shooting skills to the next level (or two, or […]

ULTIMATE 6 Dasher PRS Rifle Build Start To Finish

After competing in a few PRS matches, I decided it was time to take my “rifle game” to the next level. I wanted something that would perform great at up to 1000 yards, have minimal recoil, and sport top quality components and parts. This article tells the story of building just such a rifle: my […]

SHOT Show 2019: New Rifles from Ruger

If you’ve been following Ultimate Reloader,  you know I’m a big fan of Ruger rifles, in fact my first rifle was a Ruger 10/22! Since then I’ve published a lot of stories covering the Ruger Precision Rifle, and other Ruger products.  While at the SHOT show this year I caught up with Graham Rockwell at […]

Tested: Ruger American Rifle With Go Wild Camo in 6.5 Creedmoor

There’s never been a better time to buy a “budget” rifle. Between the Ruger American, Savage Axis, and TC Compass- today’s budget-minded rifle shopper will be faced with some compelling choices with a LOT of features. And that can lead to “analysis paralysis”! My friend Eric Peterson was recently faced with this quandary while he […]

New Bottleneck Rifle Brass from Starline

Many of you are familiar with Starline- manufacturer of fine reloading brass. Recently, Starline has expanded their product offerings to include a selection of bottleneck rifle cases- in many popular chamberings (see Starline’s press release). I just got my hands on a bunch of this brass, and wanted to give you an “up close look” […]

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 […]

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 […]

300 PRC Budget Build part 2: Barrel and Stock Work, Break-In

This “300 PRC Budget Build” has been one of my favorite builds so far, and a perfect follow-on to taking Gordy Gritters’ Precision Rifle Building Class. I used this build as an opportunity to take on some new challenges, and to see what I could do with a factory Remington 700 rifle. If you haven’t […]

300 PRC Custom Build: Chambering and Machining the Barrel

For any precision-oriented rifle, the chambering work is absolutely critical. Having a chamber with smooth walls, proper headspace, and correct alignment is an absolute requirement when maximum precision is the goal. In this article, I’ll outline the chambering and machining work I did for my full-custom 300 PRC rifle build. I did things a bit […]

TESTED: NEW A-Tip 135 grain 6.5mm Bullets from Hornady

Earlier this year Hornady announced the biggest update to their bullet lineup in a long time: A-Tip. This new bullet technology from Hornady promises more consistency from bullet to bullet, enhanced performance, and accuracy at extreme ranges. When I watched the announcement video, I knew I had to try these bullets out myself to see […]

UR Weekly Update: Win an Ultramount from Inline Fabrication

In case you missed it, I’ve been super-busy in the last couple months putting together my crazy 14 single stage reloading press shootout. It feels good to be done with that project, and on to the next big stories (lots coming up). So this week I wanted to give you all a challenge based on […]

Fourteen Reloading Presses Compared: Single-Stage Shootout

All pictures, data, and content copyright 2019 Ultimate Reloader. Please ask permission before using. You could say this story is the culmination of the twelve years I’ve been working on Ultimate Reloader stories. It all started with the desire to share information about reloading presses, and it kind of got out of hand at some […]

224 Valkyrie Remington 700 Build P6: KRG Bravo Stock, TriggerTech Special Trigger

All of the hard work I’ve put into this 224 Valkyrie Remington 700 build is about to come together, literally! With a complete barreled action assembly, it’s time to install our trigger, and then mate the stock and barreled action together. I can hardly wait to take this rifle to the range! And by the […]

224 Valkyrie Remington 700 Build P4: Muzzle Threading and Barrel Install

Here’s my philosophy: why not have a threaded muzzle? If you want to use a muzzle brake or a suppressor, you’re all set! If you don’t use a muzzle device, you put a thread protector on, and you’re good to go. So now that we’ve completed the breech-end barrel work, let’s move on to the […]

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