Tag: .223 Remington

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TESTED: Hodgdon Varget Smokeless Powder

There are some powders that are noteworthy for both their performance, and their versatility. When it comes to rifle powders, the first one that comes to my mind to fit these criteria is Hodgdon Varget. In this article, we’ll go “in-depth” with Varget, including a look under the microscope! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making […]

COMPARED: Mark 7 Evolution + Mark 7 APEX 10 (All changes)

You may have seen the recent announcement for the new Mark 7 APEX 10 progressive reloading press. This press essentially is a [big] update to the Mark 7 Evolution. What exactly where the changes and improvements? I’m glad you asked! In this article I’ll explore these changes in detail from A to Z! Breakdown of […]

NEW Mark 7 APEX 10: Unboxing, Setup, Loading 45 ACP

Mark 7 just released a new 10-station progressive press called the APEX 10, and in this article, we’re going to get hands-on with it! About the Mark 7 APEX 10 The Mark 7 APEX 10 is available directly from Mark 7 Reloading, and also from the Double Alpha Academy. From the Mark 7 product page: […]

NEW: Pro Dies from Lyman (In-Depth)

Lyman has just recently released an all-new lineup of reloading dies aimed at high-volume progressive reloading: Lyman Pro Dies. These dies are meant for serious reloading, and are available in both pistol sets, and rifle sets. In this video and article, we’ll take a close look at the pistol Pro Dies! What’s Included: Pistol Pro […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hands-On: Lyman Case Prep Xpress

The Lyman Case Prep Xpress is one of the most popular motorized case prep tools out there- and in this article, I’m going to get hands-on with this machine! What’s In the Box The Lyman Case Prep Xpress is a fully-featured case prep solution. In the above image, you can see clockwise from top-left: Power […]

Quick Look: Hornady Lock-N-Load Case Prep Trio

Looking for  a versatile-yet-affordable case prep tool? The Hornady Lock-N-Load Case Prep Trio could be the solution, and that’s the topic of this article! What’s In the Box The Case Prep Trio comes with the following: Case Prep Trio power head (power switch and DC socket are on back of unit) Power adapter (USA plug […]

Mr. Bullet Feeder: Unboxing, Setup, Loading 9mm

High-volume loading is all about optimizing the process. If you want high throughput,  you can’t afford to have any “bottlenecks” in your reloading workflow. And that’s where a bullet feeder comes in handy! In this article, I’ll continue where I left off (see Mark 7 Evolution Overview/Setup) with my Mark  7 Evolution “boot up”. This […]

Mark 7 Evolution: Unboxing, Overview, Setup, Loading 9mm

The time is FINALLY here! My Mark 7 Evolution press arrived this week, and that means it’s time for me to kick off a series of content showing this amazing machine from A-Z. We’ll start in this article with an unboxing, and also cover setup and loading of 9mm parabellum. Following this story, I’ll get […]

Dillon XL-650 VS XL-750: Differences Explained

Dillon just released the XL-750: an updated version of their popular 5-station XL-650 press (see my complete overview of the XL-750 HERE). If you have a Dillon XL-650, you may be wondering exactly what all of the differences are between the XL-650 and the XL-750. I’ll cover all of that in this article! Summary of […]

My Suppressor Tax Stamp Nightmare Is Finally OVER!

Have you ever had an experience that was so frustrating it just about drove you to your wits’ end? Here’s the definition for that phrase: At wits’ end The idiom at wits’ end means to be very upset, or at the limits of one’s emotional or mental limitations. That pretty much describes how I felt […]

Overview: Mark 7 Autodrive for Dillon XL-750 and XL-650 Reloading Presses

Dillon is known for equipment that’s well suited for high-volume reloading. That’s why a lot of pistol competitors use Dillon equipment to load match ammo. Sometimes these competitors load literally thousands of rounds per month. And that that rate, you start to look for ways to increase speed and efficiency. One of the ways to […]

High Tech Reloading: Mark 7 Evolution and Revolution detailed walkthrough

When I first saw Mark 7 Reloading equipment at the 2018 SHOT Show, my jaw dropped to the floor. “Wow” I thought to myself- an advancement of reloading technology on both the mechanical side and with numerous sensors and automation to boot. 10 stations- are you kidding? This is just the kind of technology that […]

A Discussion with Starline at SHOT Show 2019

As you all know, I shoot a LOT of Starline brass! And this year while at the SHOT Show, I had the opportunity to talk brass with Starline’s Hunter Pilant! As I mentioned, I’ll have a lot of cool stories this year featuring Starline brass including 6mm Creedmoor, 6.5 Grendel, 7.62x39mm, and more! So please […]

NEW! Frankford Arsenal M-Press: Unboxing and Complete Overview

There’s an all-new reloading press just about to hit the market, and it’s call the “M-Press” from Frankford Arsenal. In this post, I’m going to give you a complete preview of this press: from unboxing, to setup, to sizing and bullet seating for multiple rifle calibers, specification, and more. Frankford Arsenal is launching a ton […]

224 Valkyrie at 600 Yards: Bolt -vs- AR with Unexpected Results

Do you ever get tired of shooting paper targets? I know I do! Sure, the engineer in me loves to shoot groups, analyze chronograph data, and “hone things in” – but there’s got to be a “purpose” for shooting, and my purpose extends well beyond punching holes in paper. And that’s where a good range […]

Quick Look: Lyman 68pc Master Gunsmith Took Kit

Gunsmithing is a lot of fun, but it’s a lot less fun when you don’t have the right tools (or can’t find your tools). Every professional or casual gunsmith therefore needs a good selection of tools, and a system of organization for those tools. So when I saw the new 68pc Master Gunsmith Tool Set […]

Accuracy Showdown: My AK -vs- My AR at 100 Yards

Ever since I mounted a scope on my Serbian N-PAP M70 AK-variant rifle, I wanted to see what this rifle could do at 100 yards. Yes, 100 yards is outside of the “sweet spot” for this rifle, but I still thought this would be fun! I thought to myself: “While I’m at it, let’s compare […]

223 -vs- 5.56: FACTS and MYTHS

If you’ve been on the internet long, undoubtedly you’ve read a lot of mis-information about 223 Remington and 5.56 NATO. If you’re like me, you also find it difficult to find answers and specifics related to these two cartridges and rifle chamberings. The 5.56 NATO chamber is “larger” than the 223 Remington chamber- but my […]

New from Lyman: Brass Smith Precision Powder Funnel Set

If you’re loading precision rifle ammunition, you’ll need a reliable way to dump powder charges into your cases. A good powder funnel is the answer! But some funnels will have too much static cling, holes that are too large or too small, and not seat well on the mouth of the case you’re charging. The […]

Lyman Borecam Digital Borescope: Overview and Comprehensive Test Drive

Have you ever wondered what’s going on inside your rifle’s barrel? Is the bore in good condition? Is the bore clean? You may have wondered the same things about your pistol barrels. Until recently, borescope tools have been beyond the reach of everyday gun owners- not now! Since Lyman has introduced the Borecam Digital Borescope, […]

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