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Dillon RT-1500 Case Trimmer Overview/Setup

The Dillon RT-1500 trimmer is a powered unit that you can install on any reloading press that takes standard 7/8″ x 14 dies. In this story, we’ll cover everything from getting the RT-1500 out of the box to high-speed case trimming on the Dillon CP-2000 processing press. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal […]

Dillon CP2000 Case Prep Machine Overview and Setup

A lot of people use progressive reloading presses for case prep. But what if you want a dedicated machine for case prep, and don’t want to pay for a priming system, powder measure, and other parts that aren’t needed for case prep? Dillon has risen to this challenge with the CP-2000 case prep machine, the […]

80,000 Rounds and Counting (Kimber 1911 in 45 ACP)

This article was written by Guy Miner Yes, I’ve put in excess of 80,000 rounds through his Kimber 1911 chambered in 45 ACP. In this article I’ll tell the full story behind this firearm, and why it’s my favorite. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video […]

Caldwell E-MAX Pro BT Hearing Protection (with Bluetooth)

Your hearing protection is one of the most important items in your range bag. In this story we’ll take a look at Caldwell’s E-MAX Pro BT Bluetooth-enabled over the ear active hearing protection. This budget friendly hearing protection is packed with features- let’s check it out! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: […]

Subsonic 9mm with Berry’s 147gr Plated Bullets

Once you start shooting suppressed subsonic 9mm on steel you won’t want to stop! In this story we’ll look at an economical subsonic load using Berry’s 147 grain plated bullets, the Dillon RL 1100 reloading press, and more. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content […]

PRS Cartridges COMPARED! (What to shoot)

This article was written by Travis Fox Winter planning time is here and I need to choose a cartridge to shoot in PRS style matches! In this article we discuss the choices of rifle cartridges we have at Ultimate Reloader and which one to use in competition. I have competed in several PRS/NRL style matches […]

NEW 4.6x30mm Banshee AR Pistol by CMMG (Hands-On)

CMMG just dropped a major announcement this week: they are introducing a new-to-the-AR chambering: 4.6x30mm! This cartridge was initially developed by H&K for the MP7, but is now available as a part of CMMG’s Banshee AR pistol lineup! In this story we’ll get hands-on with this new platform. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with […]

PREVIEW: Next-Level Wheeler Tools

Wheeler gunsmithing tools have been around for a long time. If you’re looking for something like a scope mounting tool kit, Wheeler Tools dominates! In addition, Wheeler makes extremely popular AR armorer’s tools, torque screwdrivers, and much more. In this story, I’ll give you a preview of the new Wheeler Tools re-brand, and show you […]

UR 2021 Halloween Special

Halloween season is here, and it’s time to have some FUN! Here at Ultimate Reloader we’ve been planning some pumpkin destruction, and what fun it has been! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms) The content on this website (including videos, […]

3 Ways to Measure Headspace

Headspace is an important consideration for both firearms inspection and for reloading. In this story, we’ll look at three ways to measure headspace for bottleneck rifle cartridge systems. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms) The content on this website (including […]

Dillon Square Deal B: Overview and Loading 45 ACP

Dillon’s Square Deal B is all about simple and reliable loading for pistol ammunition. Available in 16 calibers, this affordable quality press is the subject of this story! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms) The content on this website (including […]

HANDS-ON: New FX-10 Progressive Press from Frankford Arsenal

The Frankford Arsenal FX-10 progressive reloading press is currently one of the most anticipated products in the reloading world. This new 10-station progressive reloading press is packed with features an functionality, and has a price-point that’s very  compelling. In this story, I’ll give the world’s first hands-on and in-depth look at the all new FX-10. […]

6.5x47mm BR Build Part 4: Sightron SV Scope + Break-In

All of the work you put into a rifle build will be put to the test once you start shooting your new rifle! In this case, I had invested more time into building the rifle compared to any other. So I was excited (and a bit nervous) to get a scope mounted and to start […]

Hands-On: Hornady Auto Charge Pro Electronic Powder Dispenser

The Auto Charge Pro is the latest electronic powder dispenser from Hornady. In this story, we’ll get hands on: starting with unboxing, and ending with multiple powder tests! About the Hornady Auto Charge Pro From the Hornady Product Page: The Hornady® Auto Charge Pro provides precise, customizable powder dispensing in an easy-to-use, space-saving unit. Precise […]

Eddie Van Halen Custom Rifle Paint Job (Tribute)

I’ve long been inspired and impressed by Eddie Van Halen (EVH). He “changed the game” for guitar in the late 1970s, and the world took notice! I’ve been a Van Halen fan for a long time, and that’s where the inspiration for my latest rifle build came from. Benchrest rifles are known for their “loud” […]

SNEAK PEEK: NEW RCBS Chargemaster Link

Today I’m helping RCBS announce a new electronic powder dispenser: the Chargemaster Link! This new powder dispenser builds on the RCBS Chargemaster Lite, adding Bluetooth connectivity, and it works with a free app that will be available from RCBS! I’ll have more details when I post my in-depth follow-up story, but here’s some of the […]

NEW UR T-Shirts are In Stock!

Ultimate Reloader shirts are BACK IN STOCK, and we have a new design that’s also available for purchase NOW. You may want to buy both… What’s more, we now ship internationally (see full list below)! You can get these shirts right HERE! I Reload Therefore I Am T-Shirt Ultimate Reloader Class Gray T-Shirt Countries we […]

Weighing Down the XLR Element 4.0 Magnesium Chassis

In my last story covering the new XLR Element 4.0 Magnesium chassis, we saw just how light-weight this chassis can run with both centerfire and rimfire rifles. This time, we’ll weigh things down, swap buttstocks, and put a Bergara 6.5 PRC rifle in this chassis. Element 4.0 Magnesium From the XLR Product Page: The Element […]

NEW: XLR Element 4.0 Magnesium Chassis In-Depth

XLR, a leader in the rifle chassis space has just launched the latest version of their ultra-light hunting-oriented chassis: the Element 4.0 Magnesium. In this story, I’ll get hands-on with this new chassis and try it out both with rimfire and centerfire rifles. Let’s go! Element 4.0 Magnesium From the XLR Product Page: The Element […]

TESTED: 4D Reamer Rentals (Counterbore Lathe Job)

Have you ever had a one-off job that involved a special tool? How about when that tool can take months to get? That’s where tool rental RULES. And for gunsmithing tools (namely reamers) there’s a solution for that: it’s 4D Reamer Rentals at 4drentals.com! In this story, I used 4D Reamer Rentals for a one-off […]

6.5 PRC Precision Loads using Triebel Dies (Germany)

If you are in to precision rifle shooting, you most likely have a respect for high quality equipment and gear. Recently, when discussing the Turban CNC Präzipress with the inventor Thomas Turban, I was made aware of a lineup of ultra-precision dies that like the Präzipress are made in Germany. The dies I’m talking about […]

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: […]

TESTED: Winchester StaBALL 6.5 Creedmoor-Class Powder

Finding the right powder for your load can involve compromises. Powder burn rate, metering, and temperature sensitivity are examples of variables that may translate to compromises based on your reloading equipment and load/cartridge. With newer powders like Winchester StaBALL 6.5, those compromises are becoming less of an issue. In this article, we’ll explore this recent […]

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