Tag: Boyds

Varmint Annihilator: DIY Facelift for a 223 Budget Rifle (Savage Axis, Boyds Stock, ATN X-Sight 5)

As much as I love my custom rifles and actions, I know that not everyone can afford them. While quality materials are really nice, you don’t need a full-custom gun for rock chucking. Boyds Gunstocks makes it possible to make a budget rifle your own!  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by […]

What happens if you run an oversized brake?

It’s no secret it’s possible to run an oversized caliber brake on your firearm. The question remains: should you? In this video, we will explore what happens! 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, […]

.22 Cal Brake Shootout

I previously used our recoil rig to do an in-depth .30 cal muzzle brake shootout. Now I’m doing the same for .22! 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 […]

Deer Rifles: It Doesn’t Take a Cannon

Deer, whether whitetail, blacktail or mule deer, are not huge animals. A big mature buck is rarely over 300 pounds and most are far smaller. They’re also really not very wide from side to side, have smallish bones and their hide isn’t particularly tough. This begs the question: Why do I hear deer hunters so […]

TESTED: Athlon Argos BTR 8-34×56 Gen 2 Scope

The Athlon Argos BTR Gen 2 8-34×56 recently topped our Boyds Pro Varmint Stock .22-250 upgrade. This time, we’re taking an in-depth look at the optic.  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, […]

Silencer Central BANISH Backcountry Suppressor

I’m a big fan of BANISH Suppressors. We’ve featured the BANISH 30 and BANISH 46—this time, we’re looking at the lightweight BANISH Backcountry!  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, […]

22-250 Upgrade! Boyds Pro Varmint Stock *and* Athlon Argos BTR Gen 2 Scope

Our Winchester Model 70 is getting a facelift with a new Boyds stock and Athlon optic!  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 […]

Step-By-Step: Boyds AR-15 Hardwood Furniture Upgrade

We’ve had a lot of fun with our complete AR-15 build (thanks to Midsouth Shooters Supply and Del-Ton!). Now it’s time to spruce up this plain black AR-15 with some awesome laminate hardwood furniture from Boyds Hardwood Gunstocks! But first, some review to catch you up with this project! Build Overview & Highlights: (Kick-Off) Step […]

Delton AR-15 Build Step by Step from Midsouth Shooters Supply

Previously we outlined the bones of our Midsouth Shooters Supply Del-Ton AR build. This time, we’re putting it together. Watch the Highlight video on YouTube, or Watch the full process on Rumble! Build Overview & Highlights: Step By Step Build on Rumble: Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article […]

TESTED: Barnes 130 grain 30 Caliber TTSX Bullets

A 130 grain hunting bullet in .30 caliber? Yes, these bullets are screamers and accurate as well! Another well-regarded hunting bullet from our friends at Barnes Bullets.  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, […]

Essential AR Build Tools from Wheeler (Midsouth Shooters / Delton / Boyds build kick-off)

I’ve got a really cool AR-15 build in the works using Wheeler tools, but YouTube policy won’t allow me to show any of the actual building. Instead, I’ll share my plans and the final product in another video. If you’d like to see the entire process, we’ll be posting it on Rumble!  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader […]

Quick Look: RCBS 7mm PRC Dies

7mm PRC has taken the gun world by storm. We were fortunate enough to be part of Hornady’s official launch, creating two custom builds, our Freedom rifle and Bergara full-custom. We’ve also compared the cartridge to 6.5 PRC, 300 PRC and 7mm Rem Mag.    Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by […]

TESTED: Winchester StaBALL HD Magnum Powder

Hodgdon released two new powders, StaBALL Match and StaBALL HD at SHOT Show 2023. We recently tested StaBALL Match. Today, we’re taking a closer look at StaBALL HD!  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 […]

How-To: Cerakote + Laser Imaging an XLR Envy Pro Chassis

Ever watch a vision come to life? I meticulously planned my Cerakote job on an XLR Envy Pro chassis, complete with laser imaging, and the results are astounding- let me show you how I did it! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept […]

Showdown! 7mm Rem Mag -vs- 7mm PRC (In Depth)

For over 60 years, Remington’s 7mm Magnum has been the most popular 7mm magnum, outpacing the 7mm Weatherby Magnum, 7mm STW, 7mm Mashburn, 7mm WSM and 7mm Remington Ultra Mag. Now there’s a new contender for the middleweight champion, the 7mm PRC. So far, it appears to be amazingly popular for a cartridge that was […]

308 Shorty Build: Machining, Chambering, Cerakote

Before chambering my 308 Shorty build, I had to decide what length to cut the barrel to and what color to Cerakote it. I put out the poll, and you all answered! Now that the results are in, we’ll cover the end-to-end process in this story.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: […]

How short? 308 Shorty Build Kick-Off

Though I typically feature more modern cartridges in my rifle builds like the 7mm PRC, I’ve recently developed an affinity for the 308, partly due to testing the Bergara B-14² Crest. I’ll be basing my next rifle build (a 308 shorty) around the Foundation Dominion stock and BAT Igniter action, but need some help deciding on […]

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