Tag: 9mm parabellum

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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 […]

XL-750 Bullet Feed SOLUTION (Double Alpha Extra-Short Powder Bar)

The Dillon XL-750 is an improved version of the XL-650- with the priming system changes alone being worth the upgrade (and then there are numerous other improvements as well). For a full list of differences/upgrades, check out my XL-650 -vs- XL-750 article and video (I cover the changes in detail). One issue I have encountered […]

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 […]

Neglected Kel-Tec PF9 Reliability and Ammo Test (Informal)

My Kel-Tec PF9 has been a super-reliable concealled carry pistol for the ~14 years that I’ve owned it. It’s fed many different types of ammunition without complaint over the years. Recently, I have neglected this pistol in some adverse conditions. This neglect has included summer sweat every day, a lack of cleaning, and a lack […]

Lee Loadmaster Unboxing/Setup, Loading 9mm

It’s time to take another look at the LEE Loadmaster! I’ve been working with this press since 2008, but haven’t yet shown an unboxing/setup story for it, and now is that time! Furthermore, we’ll do some upgrades while we’re at it! LEE Loadmaster: What’s In the Box The LEE Loadmaster comes with most everything you’ll […]

Mr. Bullet Feeder: Unboxing, Setup, Loading 9mm

High-volume loading is all about optimizing the process. If you want high throughput,  you can’t afford to have any “bottlenecks” in your reloading workflow. And that’s where a bullet feeder comes in handy! In this article, I’ll continue where I left off (see Mark 7 Evolution Overview/Setup) with my Mark  7 Evolution “boot up”. This […]

Mark 7 Evolution: Unboxing, Overview, Setup, Loading 9mm

The time is FINALLY here! My Mark 7 Evolution press arrived this week, and that means it’s time for me to kick off a series of content showing this amazing machine from A-Z. We’ll start in this article with an unboxing, and also cover setup and loading of 9mm parabellum. Following this story, I’ll get […]

TESTED: Berry’s 220gr 300 BLK Bullets

There’s no doubt: Suppressed 300 Blackout Subsonic shooting is a TON of fun! When I think of close-quarters shooting with an AR-15, 300 Blackout subs are my go-to ammunition. The problem? These subsonic 300 Blackout loads require 30 caliber bullets in the 190-250 grain range which can get real expensive real quick! In this article […]

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 […]

Overview: Mark 7 Autodrive for Dillon XL-750 and XL-650 Reloading Presses

Dillon is known for equipment that’s well suited for high-volume reloading. That’s why a lot of pistol competitors use Dillon equipment to load match ammo. Sometimes these competitors load literally thousands of rounds per month. And that that rate, you start to look for ways to increase speed and efficiency. One of the ways to […]

High Tech Reloading: Mark 7 Evolution and Revolution detailed walkthrough

When I first saw Mark 7 Reloading equipment at the 2018 SHOT Show, my jaw dropped to the floor. “Wow” I thought to myself- an advancement of reloading technology on both the mechanical side and with numerous sensors and automation to boot. 10 stations- are you kidding? This is just the kind of technology that […]

TESTED: Canik TP9SFX Pistol In-Depth and Comparison to Glock 17

A few months ago I competed in a “mostly rifle” match called the Findlay Cup. An unexpected part of this competition was shooting steel with handguns at ranges from about 20 yards all the way out to 100 yards. I used my Glock for this part of the match, and did pretty well. I really […]

Quick Look: Lyman 68pc Master Gunsmith Took Kit

Gunsmithing is a lot of fun, but it’s a lot less fun when you don’t have the right tools (or can’t find your tools). Every professional or casual gunsmith therefore needs a good selection of tools, and a system of organization for those tools. So when I saw the new 68pc Master Gunsmith Tool Set […]

Lyman Borecam Digital Borescope: Overview and Comprehensive Test Drive

Have you ever wondered what’s going on inside your rifle’s barrel? Is the bore in good condition? Is the bore clean? You may have wondered the same things about your pistol barrels. Until recently, borescope tools have been beyond the reach of everyday gun owners- not now! Since Lyman has introduced the Borecam Digital Borescope, […]

Ultimate Reloader Deal: Save 15% on all Processed Brass at Capital Cartridge

If you live in an area like I do, you’re getting ready for cold weather, snow, and more time indoors. Winter is coming, and that means it’s time to load ammunition in the warmth of your shop, garage, or home! If it’s time to load, you’re going to need brass, and now you can save […]

TriggrCon 2017: Rainier Ballistics Bullets

It’s a shame to have a collection of firearms that you don’t shoot often enough. Many things can get in the way of regular shooting, one of them being the high cost of ammunition. That’s where reloading comes in! But reloaded ammunition can still cost enough to put the brakes on shooting. That’s where plated […]

Quick Tip: Setup Your Bullet Seating Die in Seconds

Some times a bit of planning ahead will save a lot of hassle in the end. When setting up your bullet seating die, having a sample cartridge can save a lot of time and hassle! If you plan ahead and save sample cartridges, your bullet seating die depth adjustment can be set in just seconds […]

When Reloading Goes Wrong: Hornady Cam Lock Bullet Puller

I’m going to load a bunch of 9mm today! That was my plan, and I couldn’t wait to go shoot a bunch of the ammo with my Glock 17. Everything was going “great” until I noticed the powder level seemed to be getting higher as I was loading. “That just doesn’t look right” I thought. […]

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