Tag: AR-15

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Ultimate Reloader Deal: Save $20. on Starline .223 Brass

Recently, I’ve been shooting a LOT of .223 in both AR-15 rifles, and my latest bolt action rifle, the TC Compass chambered in .223 Remington. With the Compass, I’ve had GREAT results with Starline’s new .223 Brass as you can read about here: Budget Precision .223 series on Ultimate Reloader. If you are one of […]

Del-Ton AR-15 Rifle Build Part II: Free Float Handguard Upgrade from Midsouth Shooters Supply

Building your dream AR-15 is really only the beginning of the “journey”. It’s only a matter of time before you’ll want to start the upgrade process. And that’s fine, because upgrading your AR-15 is part of the fun of owning it! Recently, I built an AR-15 from a Del-Ton kit from Midsouth Shooters Supply, and I’ve been […]

Seven Minute Del-Ton AR-15 Kit Build Step-By-Step

Are you like me? Do you have a few spare AR-15 stripped lower receivers laying around that need rifles built from them? Now is a *great* time to build an AR-15 because component prices are low, and kits/parts are in stock! For years I’ve been wondering about Del-Ton kits, and I’d like to share with […]

Ultimate Reloader Deal: $10 Off .25-45 Sharps Master Conversion Kit

Been curious about the .25-45 Sharps cartridge? Interested in taking the knock-down power of your AR-15 to the next level? Now is the time to convert your AR-15 upper to the .25-45 Sharps chambering! I’ve worked with the Sharps Rifle Company to put together a deal for Ultimate Reloader readers, $10.00 off the Master Conversion […]

.25-45 Sharps AR-15 Part 5: Precision Loads with the MEC Marksman

The quest for precision ammunition is something I never grow tired of. Well that is, if I’m dealing with a firearm of sufficient precision! If I’m not, I may resort to some gunsmithing because precision is just in my veins. So I’m excited to be working on precision loads for the .25-45 Sharps. I can’t […]

LEE New Auto Prime Tool: Overview, Priming .223 and .308 Cases

Priming cases is one of the most important steps in the ammunition reloading process. It can also be the most frustrating! If you want to optimize your reloading workflow, it’s imperative that you have a priming setup that’s easy to use and performs up to your expectations. In this post, I’m going to show LEE’s […]

Century Arms N-PAP AK Unboxing and First Shots

There’s nothing quite like the anticipation when you’re about to take a new gun to the range. You may have had your eye on a particular firearm for a long time, or put one on special order. Then comes the moment when you load the magazine and prepare for those first shots. That’s what I […]

.25-45 Sharps AR-15 Part 4: Forming .25-45 Sharps from .223/5.56 Brass

I don’t like to spend a lot of money on brass- and I know I’m not alone! One of the great things about the .25-45 Sharps cartridge is the fact that you can take everyday .223 Remington or 5.56 NATO brass and form it into 25-45 Sharps. You can even take previously fired .223 or […]

.25-45 Sharps AR-15 Part 3: First Loads

After months of planning, getting my rifles, and setting them up- it’s finally time to start loading .25-45 Sharps! I’m not sure exactly why, but every time I start to load for a new cartridge, I get a feeling of anticipation and excitement. It’s one of the great things about ammunition reloading as a hobby- […]

Ultimate Reloader Deal: Save $20 on Vortex Strike Eagle + Free Shipping

Hey everyone, I’m excited about my new Vortex Strike Eagle 1-6x24mm scope (see yesteday’s post) – and I have good news. I’ve reached out to Midsouth Shooters Supply, and we’ve put together a special deal for those of you that want to save on this awesome scope! If you have an AR-15, and you’re looking […]

.25-45 Sharps AR-15 Part 1: Kick-Off and Rifles Overview

I absolutely love the AR-15 rifle platform. The AR-15 is iconic and historic, it’s modular, it’s affordable,  it’s compact and light weight, it’s fun to shoot- and it even looks cool! The AR-15 platform is also quite versatile- a great option for defense, target shooting and competition, and even varmint hunting. But what about big game […]

LEE Auto Bench Priming Tool: Overview, Setup, Priming .223 and .308 Cases

Priming tools and systems come in all shapes, sizes, and configurations. Priming your cases is one of the most important aspects of reloading ammunition, and it can also involve a lot of frustration and trouble. So when I saw the introduction of the new the LEE Auto Bench Prime, I was curious. Could this be […]

MagnetoSpeed Sporter Chronograph: Unboxing, Overview, and Shooting with the AR-15

I have somewhat of a checkered history with chronographs. You may be familiar with the drill: setup the chronograph, try and work with the lighting you have, possibly setup supplemental lighting, and then try to avoid shooting the chronograph gates (don’t ask me how I know this). Given the right conditions, light/shadow type (conventional) chronographs can […]

Overview: Inline Fabrication Quick Change Press Mounting System

Are you one of those people (like me) that want their cake, and you want to eat it too? When it comes to press mounting solutions, I want a setup that’s *both* totally rock-solid *and* super quick to setup and swap presses with. In this post, I’m going to cover a product lineup from Inline […]

Ruger Precision Rifle: Fire Forming .243 Winchester Brass

If you want maximum precision out of your rifle, a combination of fire-forming and handloading is a great way to achieve that goal. When you fire a cartridge in a rifle, the brass expands to the exact profile of the chamber its being fired in. This is why sizing is necessary as a part of […]

Exclusive Hornady AP Powder Measure Kit from Ultimate Reloader and Midsouth Shooters Supply

One of the questions I get from time to time here on Ultimate Reloader is: “Hey, I want to add another Hornady Lock-N-Load powder measure to my press, what parts do I need?”. The answer is, you’ll need the following (assuming you’d like to load both rifle and pistol cartridges with your powder measure): Hornady […]

Loading for the AR-15 with the LEE Auto-Drum Powder Measure

Here on Ultimate Reloader you can count on a LOT of AR-15 content coming over the next year: everything from reloading .223/5.56, to hunting, a lot more with suppressors, and some custom AR-15 rifle action! In this post, I’ve got some great highlights including the LEE Auto-Drum powder measure, the RCBS Pro Chucker 5 progressive […]

Father’s Day Deal: 10% Off Site-Wide at Inline Fabrictation

Hey everyone, just a quick heads-up that you can save 10% on all Inline Fabrication products this weekend! If you are looking for press mounting fixtures, upgraded press accessories (like press handles and illumination) you should head on over to http://inlinefabrication.com and get in on this deal! Here’s the coupon code: Dan also has some […]

Save Money with Bulk-Packaged Bullets from Midsouth Shooters Supply

One of the reasons to reload your own ammunition (of many) is to save money! With bullets comprising much of the cost of reloaded ammunition, it makes sense to shop bullet deals! You can buy discounted bullets, blemished bullets, and trade with friends to save money. But there’s a simpler way to save on bullets: […]

L.E. Wilson Full-Length Bushing-Type Sizing Die: Overview and Setup

It’s always exciting to try new products- the latest such product I’ve been working with is the L.E. Wilson Full-Length Bushing-Type Sizing Die. It all started when I asked Daniel Reichert (president at L.E. Wilson) about gear for the Ruger Precision Rifle I have in .243 Winchester. Daniel thought- why not try out the new Bushing-Type […]

Overview: New Enduron Powders from IMR

It’s always exciting to see new reloading products that make things “that much better”. That was my first impression when trying Hodgdon’s CFE-223 and CFE-Pistol powders. These powders have performed great, and I love the fact that copper de-fouling is “built in”. There’s a new crop of powders from IMR that feature copper de-fouling plus […]

Hornady Lock-N-Load Iron Press Kit: Mounting and Setup

I’ll admit, I’m having a hard time being patient when it comes to getting started with the Hornady Lock-N-Load Iron Press. The arrival of this press is great in its timing: I’m just about to move from progressive loading of 6.5 Creedmoor (for the Ruger Precision Rifle) to single-stage precision reloading. This will be the […]

Hornady Lock-N-Load AP Unboxing, Overview, and Setup

The Hornady Lock-N-Load AP 5 station progressive reloading press is a popular tool for loading both pistol and rifle ammunition. I’ve published a lot of content related to this press, but one thing I have not yet covered is unboxing- so here you go! Time to take a look up close at the very latest (2016) version of […]

RCBS Pro Chucker 5: Loading .223 Remington

It’s time for Part 7 in the series I’ve been covering on the RCBS Pro Chucker 5. This time we’ll get down-and-dirty loading .223 Remington, something any AR-15 owner will be interested in! I like to show different loading setups in each blog/video, and this time I thought I would try the “.223 equivalent” of […]

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