Tag: 6.5 PRC

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TESTED: SRS Ti Brakes (Recoil Shootout)

If you want to reduce recoil on your lightweight hunting rifle, you’re going to want to check out the titanium muzzle brakes from Salmon River Solutions. In this story, we’ll look at recoil reduction using the Ultimate Reloader recoil rig! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching […]

TESTED: Berger 156 gr. EOL Elite Hunter Ammunition

Looking for an edge? If you’re a 6.5 PRC hunter or enthusiast, Berger’s 156 Extreme Outer Limits (EOL) grain factory ammunition can help you push the limits of your equipment.  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 […]

TESTED: IMR 8133 Smokeless Powder

Last year I was unable to find my old favorite slow burning powders locally, but I found a couple of pounds of IMR 8133 and decided to investigate. Since then, I’ve become a fan of this powder, which we’ll take a close look at in this story! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal […]

SRS TiPro brake + ARCA upgrades (6.5 PRC)

Salmon River Solutions (SRS) is a new company that makes some awesome parts for light-weight rifles. In this story I’ll cover machining and installation for a Ti Pro titanium muzzle brake, and a SRS 4″ light-weight ARCA rail on my custom 6.5 PRC rifle. Let’s go! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: […]

ULTIMATE 6.5 PRC Hunting Load: Berger 156 Elite Hunter + N565

We set out to develop an “Ultimate 6.5 PRC Hunting Load” and our results are covered in this story! The formula? A heavy-in-class hunting bullet, great accuracy, and some serious stopping power, all with great long-range performance. Read on to find out what we came up with! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal […]

NEW PRC Cases from Lapua

Lapua makes some of the best brass out there, so when there’s a new cartridge available from Lapua, it’s exciting news! And this year Lapua rolls out new cases for PRC cartridges, which is awesomeness. New for 2021: 6.5 PRC Lapua Cases From the Lapua Product Page: Lapua, world-renowned for producing the finest cartridge cases […]

TESTED: NEW EC Tuner Brake

Many of you in the Precision Rifle community have seen the new Patent Pending EC Tuner Brake from Erik Cortina, and have probably been thinking: “Does it work?”. In this story, we’ll find out by testing the EC Tuner Brake with three different rifles, with factory ammunition, and with handloaded ammunition. About the EC Tuner […]

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 […]

TESTED: RCBS Uniflow III Bench Powder Measure

The RCBS Uniflow III is the latest bench powder measure from RCBS, and in this article, we’ll take a hands-on look at this new powder measure, and put it to the test! About the RCBS Uniflow III Here’s the information from the RCBS Uniflow III product page: The Uniflow-III Powder Measure is the most accurate […]

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 […]

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 […]

6.5 PRC Load Development: Bergara Wilderness HMR

If you’re looking for a rifle to hunt big game long-range, there are many factors to consider. Knock-down power, recoil, ammunition and component availability, velocity, ballistics, rifle weight, and many more. At the end of the day, many hunters have settled  on the 6.5 Creedmoor and similar cartridges to hunt big game. And 6.5 PRC […]

TESTED: Bergara B-14 Wilderness HMR in 6.5 PRC

Bergara rifles have seen a drastic increase in popularity in the last few years, and for good reason. Precision, features, quality, and value are all strong points, and that’s certainly true of the rifle I’ll be covering in this article. It’s the Bergara B-14 HMR Wilderness– a rifle equally fit for long-range shooting and hunting. […]

6mm ARC: Fact or Fiction? Real Performance Results, From-Scratch Experimental Load Development

6mm ARC is so new that as of the writing of this article, published load data did not exist! But I wanted to get some real-world results with my new CMMG Endeavor 300 6mm ARC AR-15 published as soon as I could, and therefore embarked on an exciting journey. And that’s the subject of this […]

NEW 6mm ARC: What it is, Announcements, What Should I Show?

Today Hornady introduced a new rifle for the AR-15 platform called 6mm ARC (Advanced Rifle Cartridge). In this post, I’ll summarize what I know about this new cartridge, help to make an industry announcement, talk about my plans with 6mm ARC, and request your thoughts and input for content ideas! 6mm ARC is HERE! 6mm […]

300 PRC Budget Build part 2: Barrel and Stock Work, Break-In

This “300 PRC Budget Build” has been one of my favorite builds so far, and a perfect follow-on to taking Gordy Gritters’ Precision Rifle Building Class. I used this build as an opportunity to take on some new challenges, and to see what I could do with a factory Remington 700 rifle. If you haven’t […]

Loading 6.5 PRC with MEC Metallic Gear End-To-End

It’s time to start loading some 6.5 PRC, and I thought this would be a great opportunity to showcase the MEC Metallic lineup of reloading gear! In this post, I’ll show some MEC gear I haven’t shown yet, and walk through the end-to-end process of reloading 6.5 PRC in the video below. Let’s get to […]

SHOT Show 2020: Jason Hornady Interview

As an enthusiast of a paticular product, have you ever wondered: who are the people behind this company, this brand, and this product? One of my favorite things about my job is when I have the opportunity to get to know someone that’s been influential in my industry. At the 2020 SHOT Show, I had […]

6.5 PRC Light-Weight Build Part 3: Bedding the Action to the Stock

The 6.5 PRC light-weight build is all done except some cosmetic finishing touches, and it’s shooting AWESOME! (see this post from the first range trip). In this post, I’ll pick up where we left off at the end of the barrel work and stock fitting article/video, and I’ll cover epoxy bedding the barreled action to […]

6.5 PRC Light-Weight Build Part 2: Break-In and First Groups

When I set out to build my “Ultimate Long-Range Hunting Rifle” I had high hopes. The rifle would need to be relatively light in weight, have great ergonomics, great ballistics, and great accuracy. The build was fun because it incorporated some new materials and techniques, such as a titanium action and a semi-finished carbon wrap […]

6.5 PRC Light-Weight Build Part 1: Action, Chambering, Fitting

6.5 PRC is a great cartridge for long-range hunting, and I’m trilled to have my first 6.5 PRC build taking shape! A long time in planning, it has felt really good to get the core build completed on this awesome light-weight long-range hunting rifle. In this article, I’ll cover the process of chambering the barrel […]

Is 300 PRC Too Much for Deer? Field Results!

I went deer hunting this year, just like I always do. I’ve been invited into a 100 year+ family hunting tradition (same spot every year!) which has truly been an honor. There’s just one problem! The hunting regulations have changed, and that means you’re not likely to see a legal deer. It’s still very much […]

UR Rifle Builds Update + Gordy Gritters’ Precision Rifle Building Class

Hello everyone- lots to talk about related to rifle builds and related projects! I wanted to provide a roll-up summary and update related to all of the builds/projects I’m working on, and some very cool training that I’ll be taking with Gordy Gritters in December 2019! Gordy Gritters’ One Week Precision Rifle Building Class If […]

300 PRC Precision Loads Step by Step

300 PRC is a precision long-range cartridge and shooting platform. And when precision counts, the reloading process and capability becomes super-important. Match-grade loads can make the difference between a hit and a miss when you’re stretching out to 1000 or even 2000+ yards. In this article I’ll give you a complete walk-through of my current […]

300 PRC Initial Load Development: 225 grain ELD-M and Ramshot Magnum

Yes it’s tedious, and yet it takes a lot of time, but I really enjoy load development! And this time with 300 PRC, I’ll have two nearly identical barrels to perform load development  with. Both are match-grade barrels from Benchmark! One will be 1:9.5 twist (the custom 300 PRC used in this article), and the […]

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