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What Do You Need to Chamber Rifles?

Ever dream of chambering your own rifle barrels? Not just barrels, but benchrest-quality barrels capable of incredible precision? In this video, brought to you by the Colorado School of Trades and OTM Tactical, I walk through the equipment, machinery, training, and investment you’ll need to do just that! (Use code UR5 to save 5% on […]

From Zero to Craftsman: Hear from CST students about their journey inside the school

We’ve shown a tour of the Colorado School of Trades as well as covered their programs. This time, I’m talking to the students to get their first-hand experiences! 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 […]

Colorado School of Trades: Interview with Ryan Lishner

Previously, we toured the Colorado School of Trades, took a look at their curriculum and the Design and Function lab. CST’s owner, Ryan Lishner, took a few minutes to talk to us about the facility and offerings! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you […]

How Guns Work (Design & Function Lab at CST) with Jeff Evans

Previously, we toured the Colorado School of Trades and took a look at their curriculum. This time, Jeff Evans from CST walks us through the Design and Function lab. 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 […]

Inside Look: Colorado School of Trades Facilities Tour

We’ve given an overview of the Colorado School of Trades and inside look at its programs. I recently traveled to Colorado and received an in-depth tour!  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, […]

Inside Look: Colorado School of Trades Programs

We previously announced we are now working with Colorado School of Trades (CST)! If you are interested in becoming a professional gunsmith, watch or read on to learn about their curriculum!  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The content on […]

Rifle Barrel Install Tools, Hacks, and Tips!

I’ve installed a number of barrels on actions over the years. Today I’m highlighting some of the tools, processes, and tips and tricks.  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, […]

Colorado School of Trades Partners with Ultimate Reloader

We’ve just on-boarded a new gunsmithing school partner, the Colorado School of Trades (CST)! 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 demonstration […]

SDI: Extreme AR Accurizing

Most don’t think of AR’s when it comes to precision rifle builds. Rick Casner from the Sonoran Desert Institute joined us to explore AR accurizing.  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 […]

SDI: Show and Tell Rifle Builds

We’ve shown  how online gunsmithing works, what SDI is, and their programs. This time we discuss actual rifle builds with Rick Casner from the Sonoran Desert Institute.    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 […]

SDI: What Does a Degree or Certificate Get You?

Previously we discussed how online gunsmithing works and what SDI is. Today we talk to Rick Casner from the Sonoran Desert Institute about what their programs get you.  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 […]

SDI: How Does Online Gunsmithing Work?

Ever wonder how online gunsmithing classes work? Rick Casner from the Sonoran Desert Institute fills us in.  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) […]

Common Bolt Faces Demystified (Bolt Action Centerfire)

The array of bolt faces and dimensions available can get overwhelming and confusing. Today, we’re clearing it up!  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 […]

All About Chambering Reamers with Fred Zeglin

Master gunsmith and author Fred Zeglin  joins us to share everything you ever wanted to know about reamers.  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 […]

Area 419 Orange Vise Maintenance and Barrel Change Jaw Kit

I previously shared a video of our “Ultimate Reloader red” Orange Vise. This time, we put it to work with the Area 419 jaw kit.  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 […]

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: […]

The Orange Vise: Next-Level Work Holding

I first heard of the Orange Bench Vise from some friends at Area 419 who said it is the best bench vise out there. I decided to investigate and found the orange vise is likely the coolest bench vise on the market with lots of aftermarket options. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal […]

7mm PRC Freedom Rifle Build (Chambering, Cerakote, Laser, more)

I wanted the ULTIMATE 7mm PRC rifle, and this story covers what I envisioned, why 7mm PRC was chosen, and how I built, Cerakoted, and laser engraved this rifle! Because this rifle has “1776” in the serial number, we decided to name it the “Freedom Rifle”! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: […]

7mm PRC Bergara Premier Build (Chambering, Cerakote, Stock, more)

For a long time I’ve wanted to build a rifle from-scratch with a Bergara action, and now is the time, and a 7mm PRC no less! 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, […]

How to Start Your Own Gunsmithing Business

Starting your own business can be terrifying and exciting. It is a significant undertaking, but with the possibility of great reward and fulfillment at the end. Rick Casner from the Sonoran Desert Institute (SDI) joins us today to walk through the process, specifically to discuss starting a gunsmithing shop! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making […]

Want to be a Gunsmith? Check out the Sonoran Desert Institute!

I’ve recently partnered with the Sonoran Desert Institute (SDI) and wanted to take an opportunity to provide an overview of the online programs offered by SDI. Rick Casner from SDI came to visit Ultimate Reloader to walk through the various online degrees, certifications, and training offered by SDI, and that’s what we’ll cover in this […]

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