Tag: Benchrest

Competition Primer Seater by Primal Rights

Primal Rights makes the world’s finest primer seating tool: the Competition Primer Seater (CPS). In this story, we’ll take an in-depth look at this tool. I’ll cover everything from unboxing to setup to priming cases. Let’s get to it! About the CPS From the Primal Rights product page: The Patented CPS was designed to address […]

Learn From the Best: Rifle Building Class with Gordy Gritters

Have you dreamed of building your own custom rifles? Are you interested in starting your own gunsmithing shop? If so, you’ll want to consider registering for the upcoming rifle building class at the Extreme Accuracy Institute with Gordy Gritters! About the Class From the Extreme Accuracy Institute website: You can now learn extreme-accuracy rifle building […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Overview: Sinclair Competition Shooting Rest

As a part of my recent shooting facility upgrades, I just finished building a concrete shooting bench (see this article). To complement the shooting bench, I recently got an amazing rifle rest: the Sinclair Competition Shooting Rest. In this article I’ll give an overview of this rest, and share some great initial results from shooting […]

5 Shots, One Hole: 6 Dasher Load Development Initial Results

Load development is a critical pathway that leads to “great things” for those of us that are obsessed with precision and accuracy. What’s difficult about load development is how time consuming it can be. Variables include brand of brass, powder type, powder charge, primer type, bullet type, bullet seating depth, and more. If you multiply […]

NEW Expanding Mandrel Die from L.E. Wilson

I do a lot of shooting with loads using brand new brass. And the results can be downright impressive! One challenge I’ve had with loading new brass (a frequent issue) is excessive neck tension. New brass necks tend to come a tad undersize (0.001″-ish). There are also situations where you’ll find dented or imperfect case […]

BAT TR Action: Detailed Overview and Build Kick-Off

There are some times when it pays to spend more for top quality. If you’re building a precision rifle, the action is one of the most critical investments you’ll make. I’ve long been wanting to try out an action from BAT machine, and now is that time! In this article I’ll give an overview of […]

Troubleshooting Bad Accuracy: A Discussion with Gordy Gritters

Have you ever been perplexed by a rifle that “should shoot but won’t”? I know I have! It’s easy to get frustrated and overwhelmed when troubleshooting these kinds of issues, but there’s hope! While at Gordy Gritters’ week long Precision Rifle Building Class, I sat down and discussed with Gordy his systematic approach to isolating […]

Rifle Accuracy Factors: A Discussion with Gordy Gritters

In order to shoot accurately, the shooter, the gun, and the ammunition all need to do their job! Recently, while at Gordy Gritters’ Precision Rifle Building class, I sat down and talked with Gordy in-depth about factors that contribute towards a rifle’s accuracy. A great discussion, and I hope you learn a lot from it! […]

Meet Gordy Gritters: Record-Setting Master Gunsmith, In-Depth Discussion

There are certain people that are geared towards “pushing the limits”. These people thrive when they are innovating and evolving technology, refining products, and setting records in competition. Gordy Gritters is one of these people. Gordy has been instrumental in the world of precision rifle both as a shooter and as a master gunsmith. I […]

5 Tips for Reloading Accurate Rifle Ammunition

There are many reasons to handload your own rifle ammunition. It’s fun, it’s economical, and you can attain maximum accuracy by carefully loading custom ammunition for your rifle. If you’re new to handloading rifle ammunition, here are some basic considerations for accuracy: Start with proven loads and load data Fire form your brass Optimize bullet […]

AR-308 – Precision Loading Pt. 4 – Seating Bullets Checking Concentricity

In my last video, I covered priming and charging cases, see AR-308 – Precision Loading Pt. 3 – Priming and Charging Cases. Now we need to seat bullets, and also check/correct for concentricity of the bullet. If we have a consistent charge, a benchrest primer, consistent case neck thickness, and a properly/optimally seated bullet, we’re […]

AR-308 – Precision Loading Pt. 3 – Priming and Charging Cases

In my last post, I walked through the process of using the Redding Case Neck Gage to sort our 7.62×51 (Military 308 Winchester) brass into buckets based on both thickness and uniformity. Below is a picture showing the distribution. The numbers I’m using here (0.016″ +/- .0005″ for example) reference the total variation in thickness, […]

AR-308 – Precision Loading Pt. 2 – Case Neck Thickness and Uniformity

Now that we’ve cleaned, sized, trimmed, and finished the basis brass prep steps, it’s time to sort the brass that we’ve prepped so that we can uses batches of consistent brass for precision loads. We are now at the final stage of brass prep as covered in the brass prep overview post. For this stage, […]

AR-308 – Precision Loading Pt. 1 – Case sizing and trimming

It’s time to start loading some precision 308 Winchester ammo for the LR-308 project! Our rifle is all tuned up and tricked out, and now we need some capable ammunition to shoot. In this video, I’ll walk through the process of validating sizing die setup with the new Redding Instant Indicator, and we’ll see how […]

AR-MPR: Phase II – Charging Cases with the Redding 3-BR and Hornady Auto Charge

In this video we’ll continue the precision loading process by using the Redding 3-BR powder measure and the Hornady Auto Charge to dispense powder loads. Next, we’ll cover calculating optimal seating depth, and seating the bullets. Thanks, Gavin http://ultimatereloader.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/AR-MPR-logo-wide-small.jpg

Redding Competition Bullet Seating Dies – Initial Impressions

If you’re like me, you really appreciate quality tools and equipment. Furthermore, a good value for your hard-earned dollar is always a good thing! For a long time, I’ve had my eye on the Redding Competition series bullet seating dies. Perhaps like me, you’ve spent a while dialing in your COL when loading rifle, and […]




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