Tag: 6 Dasher

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6GT Build Part 3: Barrel Break-In

I’ve always wanted a 6GT. Now that it’s complete, it’s time to send rounds down range! In this story, I’ll cover optics, break-in, and some first loads! 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, […]

Henderson V3 Cutter Adjustment (2 ways)

In order to trim perfect brass, the cutter head adjustment is critical.In this story I’m going to show you 2 ways to adjust the Henderson V3 Cutter Head for the caliber you want to trim for! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept […]

Bat Machine IN-DEPTH Chambering Discussion/Demo with Bruce Thom

It is truly a privilege to have the opportunity to work with some of the best experts in the gunsmithing and manufacturing industry. During my recent visit to Bat Machine, I had the opportunity to watch owner Bruce Thom perform a complete barrel job including threading the muzzle and chambering the barrel for 22 Creedmoor. […]

Want to be a Gunsmith? Check out the Sonoran Desert Institute!

I’ve recently partnered with the Sonoran Desert Institute (SDI) and wanted to take an opportunity to provide an overview of the online programs offered by SDI. Rick Casner from SDI came to visit Ultimate Reloader to walk through the various online degrees, certifications, and training offered by SDI, and that’s what we’ll cover in this […]

6GT Barrel Chambering, Polishing, Laser Engraving (In-Depth)

I’m building my first 6GT- and in this story we’ll cover the barrel work: muzzle threading, breech-end machining, chambering, and then barrel polishing and laser engraving! 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, […]

Area 419 Maverick Recoil Quantified! (7 configurations)

Ever wonder exactly how much shooting suppressed affects recoil? We put the Area 419 fully modular Maverick suppressor to the test on our recoil rig and got some surprising results.  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 […]

Henderson V3 Case Trimmer: Unboxing, Overview, Setup, Trimming

I’ve recently partnered with Henderson Precision and have been very impressed with their Gen 3 power case trimmer. In this story I’ll cover unboxing, overview, setup, and trimming some 6 Dasher brass! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The content […]

Quick Look: Hawkins Precision M5 DBM Bottom Metal

One thing that’s easy to overlook with your rifle build is one of the most important: the bottom metal. In order to ensure proper feeding and magazine compatibility, the bottom metal is critical. In this story we’ll look at a top-shelf option: The Hawkins Precision M5 DBM Bottom Metal. About Hawkins Precision Hawkins Precision makes […]

XLR Envy Pro Chassis System In-Depth

Here at Ultimate Reloader, we are huge fans of XLR chassis. We’ve used several pre-installed factory offerings from Bergara and Anschutz as well as included some in rifle builds. New to us is XLR’s Envy Pro billet aluminum chassis, a feature-rich choice with many different options to choose from.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making […]

INSANE 6.5 Creedmoor PRS Rifle Build (Bat + Foundation + Hawkins Precision)

There are few things in life that bring me more satisfaction than building ultra-precision custom rifles! In this story, I’ll share my latest build: a tack-driver PRS build with Bat TR Action, Foundation Genesis 2 stock, and Hawkins Precision M5 DBM bottom metal! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this […]

Like No Other: Foundation Genesis 2 Rifle Stock (In-Depth)

Foundation rifle stocks are unlike any other rifle stocks you’ll see on the market. Made from Micarta, these stocks have a unique appearance and differentiated features. In this story we’ll go in-depth on the Genesis 2, one of the most popular rifle stocks from Foundation. About Foundation Foundation Stocks is a family business run by […]

Re-creating Berger’s AMAZING 77 OTM 223 Load

The 223 trainer build we completed here on Ultimate Reloader is a one hole shooter with the factory loads from Berger: The Berger Match Grade 77gr OTM Tactical loads that is! In this story we’ll try and duplicate this load from some reverse-engineering and with some shooting. This will be fun! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC […]

223 Trainer Build: My Most Accurate Rifle EVER?

Few things are as rewarding as shooting the rifle you just built on  your lathe. This satisfaction is compounded when your rifle’s performance exceeds your expectations! And that is what this story is about: my long-awaited 223 trainer build. For background, this rifle is based on the 6 Dasher PRS rifle I built here on […]

PRS Cartridges COMPARED! (What to shoot)

This article was written by Travis Fox Winter planning time is here and I need to choose a cartridge to shoot in PRS style matches! In this article we discuss the choices of rifle cartridges we have at Ultimate Reloader and which one to use in competition. I have competed in several PRS/NRL style matches […]

Hands-On: SAC “The” Seating Die

Short Action Customs has a seating die like no other: “THE” Seating Die. Geared towards 308 case rim cartridges, this die has some unique features and construction details you’ll want to see. All that in this story! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you […]

Hands-On: SAC Modular Sizing Die

Short Action Customs (SAC) is literally changing the game with their innovative products. In this story, we’ll take an in-depth look at the Short Action Customs Modular Sizing Die using 6 Dasher as an example. How is this die different than others? Read on to find out! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal […]

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 […]

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: Hornady 110gr A-Tip 6mm Bullets

One of my favorite things to do is testing components like bullets. In this story, we’ll take a hands-on look at Hornady’s new 110 grain A-Tip 6mm bullets. Both at the range, and in the “laboratory”. If you’re curious about these bullets, you’re in the right place! Please Welcome Travis Fox I recently enlisted the […]

NEW: XLR Element 4.0 Magnesium Chassis In-Depth

XLR, a leader in the rifle chassis space has just launched the latest version of their ultra-light hunting-oriented chassis: the Element 4.0 Magnesium. In this story, I’ll get hands-on with this new chassis and try it out both with rimfire and centerfire rifles. Let’s go! Element 4.0 Magnesium From the XLR Product Page: The Element […]

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 […]

Gunsmithing Books from Fred Zeglin

If you are looking to learn more about gunsmithing, and want to learn from one of the best, you’ll want to check out the books and other resources from Fred Zeglin. In this article and video, we’ll look at four of Zeglin’s books that I have in the shop! Who is Fred Zeglin? Fred Zeglin […]

25 Creedmoor PRS Rifle Build: Start to Finish

Competitors will stop at nothing to have an advantage, and nowhere is this more evident than in the PRS shooting community. And that’s where 25 Creedmoor was born from. In this article I’ll chronicle a start-to-finish 25 Creedmoor build with some amazing parts, components, and tools. I hope you have as much fun reading this […]

How It’s Made: Bat Custom Rifle Actions

Have you ever wondered how a custom rifle action is machined and assembled? I certainly have, and in this article (and video) I’ll take you on a tour of the shop at Bat Machine in Post Falls Idaho and in the process show you how they build world record setting rifle actions! About Bat Machine […]

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