We’re continuing here with the upper build process for the AR-MPR rifle. In this video, we’ll walk through the process of disassembling the barrel assembly, replacing the barrel nut with the custom aluminum unit that came with the Midwest Industries freefloat handguard, install the barrel, install the gas block and gas tube, and finally replace the muzzle brake. In the next […]
Gary Wood’s A2-style AR-15 (click for larger version) – Image Copyright 2010 Ultimate Reloader This weekend, we (some friends and myself) put together a lower from scratch, and mated this assembled lower to a pre-assembled 16″ barrel upper. This was both a fun project, and good practice for the upcoming videos on lower […]
Now that we covered planning, the parts lists, and the tools list, it’s time to get going with the AR-15 build process! We’ll start with the upper assmbly, and then move on to the lower assembly. In this video, we’ll start with the upper receiver casting, and install the ejection port cover and forward assist. […]
I’ll be the first to admit it- I’m totally a “tool guy”. I typically get as much satisfaction out of the tools as I get spending time on the project that I’m using the tools for. I like tools- I like machinery- I like to fix and restore tools and machinery. I like to think […]
The AR-MPR Upper Assembly shown here during test fitting of components – Click here for larger view – Images Copyright 2010 Ultimate Reloader Before we actually start with the build process for the AR-MPR rifle, I want to post some information about the parts and tools that are required for such a build. In this […]
Planning an AR-15 build can be more than a bit overwhelming! In this video I’ll walk you through some of the high-level decisions that you’ll need to make in order to get your AR-15 plans underway. Did I miss anything important here? Please leave a comment if you have something to add. Next, we’ll take […]
One of the first things people ask when it comes to the AR-15 platform is: “What exactly is the difference between .223 Remington and 5.56 NATO (5.56mm x 45mm), and why should I care?”. Here, I’ll give you the essential facts related to the differences between these cartridges and the corresponding chamber dimensions. This understanding […]
In this video, you’ll see how to load .223 / 5.56 NATO ammunition for your AR-15 or other rifle with the Lee Loadmaster progressive reloading press. You’ll see die placement, press setup overview, and progressive reloading operation. Stay tuned! We’re going to be covering more Lee Loadmaster reloading here on Ultimate Reloader!