Tag: 6mm Creedmoor

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TESTED: Winchester StaBALL 6.5 Creedmoor-Class Powder

Finding the right powder for your load can involve compromises. Powder burn rate, metering, and temperature sensitivity are examples of variables that may translate to compromises based on your reloading equipment and load/cartridge. With newer powders like Winchester StaBALL 6.5, those compromises are becoming less of an issue. In this article, we’ll explore this recent […]

Creedmoor Sports Facility Tour (Behind the Scenes)

Most serious shooters know the Creedmoor Sports brand and website- but most people don’t get a chance to see their facility, meet the people, and see how products are made and how an online retailer works behind the scenes. And that’s exactly what I got to experience when I went to Anniston Alabama to visit […]

TESTED: NEW VihtaVuori N555 Creedmoor-Class Powder

Cartridges like 6.5 Creedmoor and 6mm Creedmoor have become incredibly popular to shoot and reload for. And for good reason! These cartridges offer great ballistics, minimal recoil, and outstanding accuracy. So when I found out about the new N555 Creedmoor-Class powder from Vihtavuori, I knew I had to try some. And that’s the subject of […]

25 Creedmoor: Initial Load Development

My 25 Creedmoor build was a lot of fun, and now it’s time to talk load development! 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, technical articles, gunsmithing and other information) is for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

NEW: Universal Bullet Seating Die from Frankford Arsenal

One bullet seating die for pretty much any bottleneck rifle cartridge from 22 cal to 338? Is this possible? Yes- and it’s one of the new products for 2020 from Frankford Arsenal. Let’s get hands-on! About the Universal Bullet Seating Die From the Midsouth Shooters Supply product page: Frankford Arsenal Universal Bullet Seating Die by […]

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 […]

Please Welcome Creedmoor Sports, Save $$$

Today I have some exciting news to share: Creedmoor Sports has come onboard as an Ultimate Reloader partner, and together we’ll be focusing on precision rifle shooting sports. Here’s more about this new partnership! Explore Creedmoor Sports Creedmoor Sports has been in business a LONG time (since 1979), and has a lot to offer for […]

Hands-ON: Rimfire KYL Rack from D-M Targets, AR500 Steel Fun

If you are looking for a great rimfire training tool, or just a really good time you have to check out the Rimfire KYL Rack from D-M Targets! What is a KYL rack? It’s from what’s called a “Know Your Limits” stage in rifle matches (like PRS). The idea is to shoot at multiple targets […]

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 […]

ULTIMATE 6 Dasher PRS Rifle Build Start To Finish

After competing in a few PRS matches, I decided it was time to take my “rifle game” to the next level. I wanted something that would perform great at up to 1000 yards, have minimal recoil, and sport top quality components and parts. This article tells the story of building just such a rifle: my […]

Dillon RL-550C: Unboxing, Overview, Setup, Loading Rifle and Pistol Ammunition

The Dillon RL-550C is arguably the most “tried and true” progressive reloading press on the market today. This press offers a blend of affordability, quality, and precision that’s truly unique. In this article, I’ll cover the RL-550C in-depth, starting with an unboxing, and finishing with loading rifle/pistol plus some insights into issues that you as […]

6mm Creedmoor PRS Load Development

I have many different approaches to load development. In fact, I tend to change my process just about every time I develop a load. The specific method and process I’ll use is based based on the tools, components I have on hand, and my needs/requirements for the ammunition I’m developing. In this article, I’ll outline […]

Timney HOWA 1500 Trigger Upgrade: Install, TriggerScan, Shooting

I consider the trigger to be one of the most important parts of a precision rifle. For me, the dynamics of the trigger have a huge effect on how consistently I can shoot a rifle, espeically when that rifle isn’t “locked down” in a bench rest. Recently I performed a rebuild on a HOWA 1500 […]

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 […]

Re-Barrel at 300? Diagnosing a HOWA 1500 6mm Creedmoor That Won’t Shoot

If you’ve been shooting rifles for a long time, no doubt you’ve said to yourself at one point: “I can’t figure out why this rifle won’t shoot!!!”. This story documents “one of those times” for me. I recently got a HOWA 1500 heavy barreled action in 6mm Creedmoor from Brownells, and built up a pretty […]

NEW RCBS MATCHMASTER Dies! Tested in 6mm Creedmoor

RCBS is constantly looking at ways they can make their products better. One such example is their latest die set: “MATCHMASTER”. Aimed at people reloading long-range precision ammunition, this die set builds on the familiar RCBS Gold Metal die set SKUs with a few key refinements. Here I’ll show these dies loading up some Starline […]

HOWA 1500 Barreled Actions from Brownells: 6mm Creedmoor Build Kick-Off

For a LONG time I’ve wanted to build my own HOWA 1500 rifle, and I decided now was the time! HOWA actions are known to shoot really well- they are made in Japan, and the quality shows. But what if you want to build something “just the way you want it”,  and you don’t want […]

Overview: Lyman Long Range Reloading Handbook

Long-range rifle shooting has become a LOT more popular over the last five years or so, and the industry has taken notice! Now you can buy a 1/2 MOA rifle suitable for long-range shooting starting at about $1000.00 or even less. There are also a lot more great resources for long range shooting, including the […]

Free Download: The Complete Starline 6.5 Creedmoor Cartridge Guide

6.5 Creedmoor has been perhaps the most talked about cartridge over the last few years. And it’s not hard to see why! This cartridge is very good for long range shooting, has taken PRS competitions by storm, and is a very good all-round medium-to-large game hunting cartridge. So when Starline approached me about putting together […]

Lyman Cyclone Stainless Steel Rotary Case Tumbler: From Unboxing to Wet Tumbling Brass

Case cleaning is definitely an important part of the ammunition reloading process. It can also be frustrating, dirty, and take a lot of time. You can tumble cases in walnut shells, clean cases with an ultrasonic cleaner, or wet tumble: typically with stainless steel pin media and a cleaning solution. In this article, I’ll demonstrate […]

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