Tag: 308 Winchester

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What? Fast 308 Winchester Loads?

This story was written by Guy Miner A fast 308 – who ever needed that? What started out as a search for a low-recoil hunting load ended up as a flat shooting deer load, with great accuracy and high velocity. In this story, we get into it! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal […]

Match -vs- Hunting bullets Head-To-Head (6.5 Creedmoor)

6.5 Creedmoor hunting vs match bullet in Ballistic gel This article was written by Travis Fox Should you hunt with match bullets? There’s a lot of noise on this issue. With all the talk, we wanted to get some hard evidence for our audience. Our Clear Ballistics Gel Blocks just arrived, so we put 2 […]

How Does Brass Prep Affect Bullet Seating? (AMP Press Tests)

In this article we’re going to look at different parts of rifle brass prep and the information the AMP press gives us. Each process is examined and a graph is presented of the bullet seating forces. We anticipated some of what we saw, and were surprised by other things! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making […]

New additions to CMMG’s ZEROED Accessories Lineup

As you may have seen, I recently posted a story covering CMMG’s new Zeroed Linear Compensator: NEW CMMG ZEROED Linear Compensator: Hands-On and In-Depth Here’s the video from that story: Now CMMG has expanded their ZEROED lineup which now includes: Linear Compensators Muzzle Brakes Mag Catches Mag Release Buttons Safeties (traditional and ambi) Bolt Catches […]

Dillon BL-550 Basic Loader: Unboxing, Setup, Loading 308 Winchester

Here at Ultimate Reloader I’ve shown a lot of Dillon presses including the XL-750, RL-550C, and RL 1100! In this story I’ll show you Dillon’s BL-550 basic loader. We’ll start with unboxing, and end with loading 308 Winchester. Let’s get to it! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article […]

Overview: Triebel German Reloading Dies

I have become a big fan of Triebel Reloading Dies. These dies are top-shelf quality, and have many features that contribute towards maximum precision when loading ammunition. In this story, I’ll give an overview of each of the different types of dies that are manufactured by Triebel Gun Tools. What’s more, we’ll talk about how […]

6.5x47mm BR Build Part 2: Custom Stock Work

In this story, I’ll pick up where we left off with barrel work. This time I’ll show barrel channel and receiver inletting, machining custom pillars, bedding, trigger guard installation, and profiling. 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 […]

HANDS-ON: NEW AMP Press from Annealing Made Perfect

It’s HERE! The AMP Press from Annealing Made Perfect allows you to profile bullet seating force when seating bullets. This capability will help you validate and increase the consistency of your ammunition, and that will help you get on target. In this story, we’ll get hands-on and put this machine through its paces! About the […]

TESLONG USB Borescopes for Rifle and Pistol

If you’ve been shopping for a borescope recently, you’ve probably come across TESLONG. The borescopes offered by TESLONG have gotten great reviews and praise, and don’t cost a lot of money! In this article, we’ll take a look at two USB rigid borescopes from TESLONG: The  NTG100P (pistol), and the NTG100H (rifle). NEW: NTG100P 10″ […]

6.5x47mm Build: Uintah Precision UPR-10 Hybrid AR

I’ve been curious about 6.5x47mm Lapua (the cartridge) for quite a while! This handloaders-oriented cartridge is similar to other cartridges like 6.5 Creedmoor, but offers some advantages that I’ll explore in this article, and future articles. I’ve also wanted to try Triebel Reamers (from Germany), and to build a barrel for Uintah Precision’s UPR-10 platform. […]

NEW CMMG ZEROED Linear Compensator: Hands-On and In-Depth

CMMG just announced ZEROED- a lineup of muzzle accessories that currently includes linear compensators, and a 22 cal flash hider. In this story we’ll take a hands-on look at the ZEROED 9mm linear compensator! About ZEROED Here’s the summary from the CMMG ZEROED landing page: CMMG is kicking off the ZEROED Sub-Brand of accessories with […]

TESTED: Hornady 153 grain 6.5mm A-Tip Bullets

One of my favorite things to do is to test bullets. I’m not sure why it’s so satisfying, but it is! In this story, we’ll take an in-depth and hands-on look at Hornady’s 6.5mm 153 grain A-Tip bullets. About 156 grain 6.5mm A-Tip Bullets Hornady’s 153 grain 6.5mm A-Tip bullets are an ideal choice for […]

30 Cal RUSSIAN -VS- 308 (Differences Explained)

Have you ever compared cartridges like 7.62x39mm and 308 Winchester and thought to yourself: What is up with 0.308″ -vs- 0.312″ ??? I definitely have! In this article I’ll look at the differences between these two caliber conventions (30 cal Russian versus 308) and talk about interoperability between the two for reloading. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader […]

XL-750 Bullet Feed SOLUTION (Double Alpha Extra-Short Powder Bar)

The Dillon XL-750 is an improved version of the XL-650- with the priming system changes alone being worth the upgrade (and then there are numerous other improvements as well). For a full list of differences/upgrades, check out my XL-650 -vs- XL-750 article and video (I cover the changes in detail). One issue I have encountered […]

Mark 7 Evolution Caliber Change 9mm to 223

If you’re interested in the Mark 7 Evolution 10-station progressive reloading press, you’re probably wondering: “How difficult are the caliber changeovers?”. In this post, I’ll cover that in detail by looking at a 9mm to 223 caliber changeover with my Mark 7 Evolution. Evolution Caliber Change: What You’ll Need Just like with any progressive press, […]

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 […]

TESTED: NEW 30-06 Brass from Starline

Starline once made only pistol brass, but a few years ago Starline added rifle brass to their product lineup. Now Starline has introduced 30-06 brass to their offerings! Due to popular demand, Starline introduced this brass just about a month ago, and since I heard it was available I knew I needed to do some […]

NEW: Autotrickler V3 Post-Announcement Updates and Improvements

The Autotrickler V3 system has literally transformed how I perform load development and how I load precision ammunition. When I can dispense a powder charge accurate to 0.02 grains in 10 seconds, there’s literally no bottleneck in my precision reloading workflow. A few months ago, I made the Autotrickler V3 announcement with Adam Macdonald, and […]

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 […]

Converting Weaver Bases to Accept Picatinny Scope Rings

Why do we have standards that are “close but not quite compatible”? I ask myself that frequently when it comes to technology, tools, and firearms. I ran into this exact issue a few days ago when I went to install a scope on my TC Compass. The only scope rings I had that would work […]

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 […]

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