Tag: .223 Remington

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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, […]

22 Nosler Overview: Cartridge, Ballistics, AR-15 Conversion

Specialty cartridges for the AR-15 are nothing new. For decades, shooters and engineers have been continually experimenting with different cartridge designs and permutations with the goal of enhancing AR-15 performance in some way. The goals themselves are varied, each with a different scenario in mind. The 25-45 Sharps necks the 22 caliber .223 Remington cartridge […]

Ultimate Reloader Deal: Save $20. on Starline .223 Brass

Recently, I’ve been shooting a LOT of .223 in both AR-15 rifles, and my latest bolt action rifle, the TC Compass chambered in .223 Remington. With the Compass, I’ve had GREAT results with Starline’s new .223 Brass as you can read about here: Budget Precision .223 series on Ultimate Reloader. If you are one of […]

Budget Precision .223: Priming, Charging, Seating

In my last post, I covered the first half of the precision reloading process using the LEE Deluxe Challenger Kit. In this post, we’ll finish off the process by covering priming, charging, and bullet seating. When these steps are complete, we’ll have ammunition we can take to the range and shoot in the .223 TC […]

Budget Precision .223: Case Prep and Sizing

Now that we’ve setup and tested the TC Compass Rifle and un-boxed the LEE Deluxe Challenger reloading kit, it’s time to start loading some budget precision .223 Remington ammunition! I’ve already fire-formed some loads using Starline .223 Brass, and now it’s time to take a look at sizing/de-priming, checking our sizing setup, trimming brass to […]

Budget Precision .223: LEE Deluxe Challenger Kit Unboxing and Setup

Have you ever taken a “leap” hoping that things would work out, and then they did? That’s how this project (Budget Precision .223) has turned out so far. Would the TC Compass shoot as good as my other one in .308 Winchester? Could this scope live up to the reviews I read on Amazon? Yes. […]

Budget Precision .223: Project Kick-Off and TC Compass Setup

It’s a common misconception that you HAVE to spend big bucks to put together a precision shooting setup. Yes, a Porsche will have better fit and finish compared to a Subaru WRX STi, but the Subaru can still match the performance of some Porsches at a fraction of the cost. The Subaru may not be […]

Quick Tip: Setup Your Bullet Seating Die in Seconds

Some times a bit of planning ahead will save a lot of hassle in the end. When setting up your bullet seating die, having a sample cartridge can save a lot of time and hassle! If you plan ahead and save sample cartridges, your bullet seating die depth adjustment can be set in just seconds […]

.25-45 Sharps AR-15 Part 5: Precision Loads with the MEC Marksman

The quest for precision ammunition is something I never grow tired of. Well that is, if I’m dealing with a firearm of sufficient precision! If I’m not, I may resort to some gunsmithing because precision is just in my veins. So I’m excited to be working on precision loads for the .25-45 Sharps. I can’t […]

MEC Marksman Single-Stage: Unboxing, Overview, Setup

There’s nothing like a solid piece of iron. Cast iron tools and machines are a lifetime investment, and I love it when I look at a tool and see “Made in USA”. Recently MEC (the Mayville Engineering Company) made an interesting announcement. This company which is known for top-notch shotshell reloading gear announced they are getting into […]

LEE Rifle Dies: In-Depth Overview and Setup

If you’re in the market for a new set of rifle dies, the sheer number of options and types of dies can be a bit overwhelming! Lee rifle dies have a great reputation for value and performance, but there are a total of seven die set types available from Lee (in almost every conceivable chambering), […]

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