Tag: 5.56 NATO

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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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″ […]

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 […]

MY KS-47 BROKE: Here’s How I Fixed It

Part of owning and shooting firearms is the process of troubleshooting and fixing issues that arise “along the way”. I recently had an issue with my Palmetto State Armory KS-47 Hybrid AR chambered in 7.62x39mm– but nothing that couldn’t be easily fixed! This is the story of how I got this rifle “back in action”. […]

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 […]

Reloading 223 / 5.56 From A to Z

223 Remington and 5.56 NATO rifles span a wide variety of uses and scenarios. Reloading for 223 / 5.56 is very much worthwhile, but there are some special considerations to think about before you head to your reloading bench. We’ll cover the entire process from planning to loading in this story! 223 -vs- 5.56 Ammunition […]

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 […]

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: […]

NEW: Pro Dies from Lyman (In-Depth)

Lyman has just recently released an all-new lineup of reloading dies aimed at high-volume progressive reloading: Lyman Pro Dies. These dies are meant for serious reloading, and are available in both pistol sets, and rifle sets. In this video and article, we’ll take a close look at the pistol Pro Dies! What’s Included: Pistol Pro […]

Mr. Bullet Feeder Caliber Change: 9mm to 45 ACP on Dillon XL-750

When you make an investment in a premium piece of gear like a Mr. Bullet Feeder, it’s good to know that you can use it for more than one application! In this video and article, I’ll walk through what’s included in the Mr. Bullet Feeder caliber conversion kits, and walk through the process of converting […]

WARP SPEED! Loading 9mm on the Dillon RL 1100 with Mr. Bullet Feeder

You all asked for it, and here it is! A follow-up to the Dillon RL 1100 Unboxing / Overview / Loading 9mm story– this time with a powder check and bullet feeder added to speed things up. All I can say is: mission accomplished! Let’s Load Up the Stations! Quick Review: RL 1100 Stations as […]

LOW-BUDGET RPR Accurizing: Amazing Results (6.5 Creedmoor)

Have you ever looked at a rifle and thought: I think this rig is capable of “more”. That’s what I thought recently when looking at my Ruger Precision Rifle chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. It’s been a consistent ~0.6 MOA rifle with a variety of quality ammunition and handloads, but I was not satisfied with those […]

NEW! Dillon RL 1100 Unboxing, Setup, Loading 9mm

2020 has been a CRAZY year for the reloading industry, and that has caused some shortages and delays for components and equipment. And that was the case with the new Dillon RL 1100 reloading press. It’s taken a while longer to get ahold of compared to what I planned, but it has been worth the […]

Insane! Loading 223 / 5.56 with the Mark 7 Evolution + Mr. Bullet Feeder

I’m back at it with the Mark 7 Evolution 10-station progressive reloading press! In case you’ve missed the previous stories, you can check them out here: Mark 7 Evolution: Unboxing, Overview, Setup, Loading 9mm Mr. Bullet Feeder: Unboxing, Setup, Loading 9mm Mark 7 Evolution Caliber Change 9mm to 223 This time I’ll be picking up […]

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, […]

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 […]

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