Tag: 300 Blackout

TESTED: Hodgdon CFE BLK

You see the powder on the shelf or in the book, but what exactly is it best for? This time I’m taking a closer look at Hodgdon’s CFE BLK, a powder I’ve used in both rifles and handguns. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content […]

.300 Blackout Issue Solved: Sheridan Engineering Gauge

Using the correct case gauge can save a lot of time and prevent considerable headaches. Sheridan Engineering’s slotted gauge helped me solve a problem I was having with .300 Blackout.  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 […]

Armanov Ammo Checkers

After spending so much time loading ammunition, it’s important to make sure it will function in your firearm. Armanov makes a variety of ammo checkers covering a range of calibers to do just that! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). […]

TESTED: RCBS Supreme Die Set

At SHOT Show 2023 we introduced you to the new RCBS Supreme Dies. This time, we have them in hand! 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, articles, ammunition reloading data, technical articles, gunsmithing […]

Hands-On: Phodera Armory Hill Country 30 Caliber Suppressor

Those looking to shoot suppressed have a number of options. Today we’re looking at the Phodera Armory Hill Country, just one of Phodera’s several offerings.  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, articles, ammunition […]

From 223 to 300BLK: Insane Dillon Conversion and Loading Setup

Previously we showed how to set up the DA3000 with the CP2000 and convert 223/5.56 brass to 300 blackout. To load the new brass, we have the Dillon RL1100 set up to load 220 grain subsonic 300 blackout ammunition and some machine guns to test it with. This is going to be FUN!  Disclaimer Ultimate […]

Dillon DA3000 Unboxing , Overview, Converting 223 to 300BLK

Today we’re unboxing the new Dillon DA 3000 Autodrive. We’ll combine it with the CP2000 case processing press and give you all the details as we prepare for bulk conversion of 223 brass to 300 blackout brass. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you […]

NEW: CMMG DISSENT Bufferless AR Pistol Hands-On (5.7x28mm)

It’s HERE: DISSENT, the all-new bufferless AR pistol from CMMG! In this story, I’ll go in-depth with DISSENT to show you this new platform, recall shooting impressions, and share in-depth data and specifications. This is going to be fun! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video […]

IN-DEPTH: BANISH 30 Multi-Cal Suppressor from Silencer Central

Ultimate Reloader has recently partnered with Silencer Central. Today, we’re taking a closer look at the BANISH 30 suppressor in various configurations and with multiple calibers. In traditional Ultimate Reloader style, we’re also collecting and analyzing some specifications and data.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching […]

AR500 Steel Targets from Caldwell

Who doesn’t love the sound of hitting steel? Caldwell makes a variety of AR500 targets to satisfy that craving.  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, articles, ammunition reloading data, technical articles, gunsmithing and […]

BUDGET 300BLK Ruger American Build with Fred Zeglin (Extended)

During a recent visit with Fred Zeglin of 4D Reamer Rentals at the Ultimate Reloader ranch, Fred and I decided that a “guest rifle build” was in order! In this story, I’ll tell the story of watching Fred re-barrel a 350 Legend Ruger American rifle to 300 AAC Blackout. What’s more: with simplified tooling. About […]

SilencerCo Hybrid: Overview and Setup

A suppressor is a very valuable “tool” for your firearms. But it’s REALLY REALLY expensive and difficult to obtain a suppressor in the USA. First you have the tax stamp ($200), the cost of the suppressor and accessories, and then you have up to a year wait (or even more). With all of the hassle […]

SilencerCo Products Overview

Most shooters know about SilecncerCo Suppressors, but there’s more to SilencerCo than just “cans”. In this article, I’m joined by Austin Harlan, owner down at The Range LLC in Yakima Washington. Austin is a SilencerCo dealer, and just the person to talk about SilencerCo products, reliability, and customer service! Here, we’ll discuss some of SilencerCo’s […]

SilencerCo Omega 30: First Range Day

Some of the great things in life take a long time to achieve. For me, the dream of having suppressors is one of those things! Having a “can” will open up exciting new capabilities, like being able to hunt without hearing protection (or hearing damage!). Here on Ultimate Reloader, I’ll have a bunch of content […]

300 Blackout Kick-Off: Gavin’s 16″ AR-15 with Anderson Upper

300 Blackout has been on my “list” for a LONG time- but sometimes life gets in the way. Well now it’s time, and I’m going to “go big” with this fun cartridge including rifles, suppressors, reloading, ballistics, and more (please leave a comment with your ideas!). To start things off, let’s take a look at […]

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” […]

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