Tag: 5.56 NATO

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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 […]

Recap: Ultimate Reloader Joins Frankford Arsenal at Gunsite

Recently, I had the opportunity to go to the Gunsite Academy in Paulden Arizona to teach reloading, hang out with some awesome influencers, and shoot out to 1,436 with these new friends. This event was hosted by Frankford Arsenal and Crimson trace. It was a great time, and I wanted to provide a quick recap […]

Progressive Loading 30-30 with Hornady FTX Bullets

When I got my 30-30 Henry X-Model, I discovered just how much 30-30 ammunition I can go through in a week. In this video, I’ll show you the process of progressive reloading of 30-30 ammunitinon to keep up with my demand! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or […]

INSANE Precision: 223 Loads using Forster Equipment

Knowing how accurate the 223 trainer rifle Gavin built is, especially when combined with Berger’s factory 77 grain OTM ammo and Travis’ handloads, it seemed natural to also build that same load using Forster’s unique Co-Ax press and associated equipment.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching […]

Uncrating and Assembly: SnapSafe Titan XXL Double Door Modular Safe

If you want a safe that’s easy to move, and can get into basements, upstairs rooms or other hard to access areas, a modular gun safe is the answer! Snapsafe (a Hornady company) offers a variety of modular safes: In this story, we take a look at the Titan XXL! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / […]

Reloading 223 / 5.56 with Berry’s 55gr FMJ Bullets (Dillon RL-550C)

Recently, Berry’s Manufacturing released their first Jacketed Bullet- the classic 55 grain FMJ 22 cal bullet for the AR-15! In this story, we’ll take a look. 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, […]

IN THE SHOP: X-10 Progressive Press from Frankford Arsenal

My near-production-model Frankford Arsenal X-10 10-station progressive reloading press has arrived at the Ultimate Reloader shop! In this story, I’ll give you a preview of what the final shipping model will look like, do a quick 9mm loading demo, and disclose plans for the X-10 here at Ultimate Reloader. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making […]

Hands-On: Lyman Universal Case Trimmer

Want a trimmer that can do it all? The Lyman Universal Case Trimmer can accommodate calibers from .22 to .458 without extra collets and can be converted to a power trimmer! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The content on […]

Now Available: Wheeler F.A.T. Stix

A while back, I showed you a preview of Wheeler’s new F.A.T. Stix- and now you can buy them! In this story, we’ll take a look at what you can do with them! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The […]

TESTED: CMMG Radial Delayed Blowback

A lot of people don’t realize how challenging it is to develop an AR pistol or SBR that will feed and function reliably. In this story, we’ll look at CMMG’s Radial Delayed Blowback technology, learn why it was developed, and how it has a drastic taming effect on recoil. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making […]

Ultimate Reloader CMMG AR Recap

CMMG is updating their full line of AR’s, so I thought this would be a great opportunity to “look back” at my CMMG AR stories before looking towards new experiences with the refreshed lineup. Today I’ll walk you through each of Ultimate Reloader’s CMMG ARs, what I’ve done with each, and why I like each […]

Plated vs Jacketed Bullets: Load Data and Considerations

Reloading with Plated Bullets can save you money, help you shoot in more places, and help you with shooting characteristics – but what about load data? I recently had the chance to speak with Berry’s Manufacturing about plated bullets and special considerations. In this story, I’m sharing the insights I gleaned from that conversation. Disclaimer […]

Berry’s QD-500 Vibratory Tumbler

Berry’s QD-500 Vibratory Tumbler is different from other vibratory tumblers because of its Quick Detach bowl feature. In seconds the bowl can be popped off and replaced by another bowl. In this story, we show you how it works. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video […]

Mark 7 APEX 10 Autodrive Unboxing, Setup, Overview, Loading 45 ACP

Do you want to load ammunition with more efficiency and ease on your Mark 7 APEX 10 or Evolution? Enter the Mark 7 Auto Drive! Mark 7 has charted new territory with their intuitive, powerful Autodrives for their presses. Check out this story as we walk through the unboxing, assembly, and set up on our […]

NEW Forster Neck Tension Gage (NTG)

Checking neck inside diameter and calculating neck tension just got easier! We’ll check out Forster’s new Neck Tension Gage Kit in 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 videos, articles, ammunition reloading data, […]

Redding T7 Turret Press Upgrades from Creedmoor Sports

If you’re looking for a way to take your Redding T7 Turret Press to the next level, check out these upgrades from Creedmoor Sports in 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 videos, […]

SHOT Show 2022: Frankford Arsenal

While at the 2022 SHOT Show, I caught up with Frankford Arsenal brand manager Jarrod Grove to hear about the new presses for 2022, including the X-10 10-stage progressive! Review: My X-10 Preview In-Depth A few months back, I visited Frankford Arsenal to get a preview of the new X-10 (called the FX-10 at that […]

2022 SHOT Show: Dillon Precision’s New DA3000 Autodrive

While at the SHOT Show, I had a great conversation with Dillon Precision engineer Chris Kersey about the soon-to-be-released DA3000 autodrive. Here you’ll find a summary of our conversation. NEW DA3000 Autodrive for the RL1100 and CP2000 If you’ve seen my stories on the CP2000, or the RL1100 then you’ve got to check this out! […]

SHOT Show 2022: RCBS

While at the 2022 SHOT Show, we checked in with RCBS, here’s a summary of what we discussed! Here’s a quick overview of the products we talked about in this video: NEW: Chargemaster Link   From the RCBS Chargmeaster Link Product Page: RCBS, the world leader in powder dispensing is proud to announce the ChargeMaster […]

SHOT Show 2022: Forster Products

While at the SHOT Show, we stopped by and got an update from Forster Products, enjoy! PREVIEW: New Forster Neck Tension Gage Forster will soon be releasing a cool new tool to measure inside neck diameter called the Neck Tension Gage. As shown in the video, the buttons vary by 0.0005″ which gives you a […]

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 […]

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