Tag: Caldwell

Quick Look: Leupold’s NEW Mark 4HD Scope Line

I recently attended an event at the Leupold Optics Academy to welcome a new family of American-made rifle scopes, the Mark 4HD series. Does it really have something for everyone?  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 […]

.22 LR at 511 Yards: What it Takes to Get on Target (22 ELR)

We took the challenge to see if we could get on target at 511 yards with a .22 LR rifle! We pulled in help from heavy hitters to rise to the challenge, and learned some essential processes in order to have the best chances possible. Watch the video to find out what happened. Shop the […]

Head to Head: .357 SIG and .40 S&W

Next in our head-to-head series: .40 S&W vs. .357 SIG. Both of these cartridges were incredibly popular with law enforcement in the 1990s. Today, not so much. What happened and which of the two is superior? Watch or read on to find out!  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this […]

INSANE Performance: Pushing the 308 Win into 300 Win Mag Territory (Bat Machine, Alpha Munitions)

DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME. I’ve joined forces with BAT Machine and Alpha Munitions to truly test how hard we can push a .308 Winchester.  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, […]

Flashbangs from Caldwell! (Awesome Target Hit Indicators)

A huge part of shooting steel is the resulting “ping.” Sometimes it’s hard to hear, especially when the targets are far away. Caldwell’s Flash Bang target hit indicators solve this problem, providing visual feedback for the shooter, spotter, and any spectators. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or […]

New 22 ARC ELR Config with the Ultradyne UD5 Chassis

We’ve shown the UD Chassis in its shortest configuration with .308 Shorty in the UD3 and in its longest form — the UD7. Now we’re taking a look at the last variation of the UD chassis: the UD5. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content […]

PSA AK-47 Overview

I love the AK platform. It’s a lot different from the precision bolt guns you typically see on the channel, but is still a source of great enjoyment. I’ll be doing a Boyds hardwood stock upgrade, just like I recently did with an AR-15. This time with the PSAK-47 from Palmetto State Armory! Disclaimer Ultimate […]

AMAZING 308 Subsonic Loads (and fun too)

Hornady produces a bullet specifically for subsonic use, the Sub-X. We’re trying it in the short barreled 308 Winchester, “Shorty.” Berry’s offers a fine inexpensive bullet as well. 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 […]

Rock Chuck Olympics E9: Winner and Awards Ceremony

With all shooting complete, it’s time to announce the winner of the 2023 Rock Chuck Olympics!  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 […]

Rock Chuck Olympics E8: Rock Chuck PRS

Several of our competitors have considerable experience in PRS including Piet Malan and Erik Cortina. This final stage of the Rock Chuck Olympics gave them their best shots at the title.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The content on […]

2023 Rock Chuck Olympics Episode 7: Rifle ELR

After taking the Canik Rival-S long distance, it was time for our RCO competitors to take on Harold the evil rock chuck during our rifle ELR stage.  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, […]

2023 Rock Chuck Olympics Episode 6: Ridge Trail 2-Gun

The  Ridge Trail 2-Gun stage proved to be one of the most challenging stages yet. As it involved switching between carbines and pistols over tough terrain, it really mixed up the standings. Watch to see what happened!  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you […]

2023 Rock Chuck Olympics Episode 5: Pistol ELR

Stage 3, Pistol ELR, was designed to be challenging for everyone. You hear about long pistol shots, but most have never attempted them. This stage put competitors on the spot.  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 […]

Rock Chuck Olympics E4: Pistol Run-N-Gun

Stage two, Pistol Run N’ Gun depended largely on speed and was aimed at world champion Nils Jonasson.  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 […]

2023 Rock Chuck Olympics Episode 3: Hidden Rock Chucks

Each stage of the Rock Chuck Olympics was designed to be fun and challenging, but also cater to the strengths of one or more of the competitors. Stage one, Hidden Rock Chucks, was designed with our hunters in mind, Who-Tee-Who and Backfire.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article […]

2023 Rock Chuck Olympics E2: Training & Sight In

Day one of the Rock Chuck Olympics began with training and sight-in as each competitor readied themselves for the competition. 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 […]

2023 Rock Chuck Olympics Episode 1: Kick Off & Meet the Competitors

You’ve seen the trailer, but today we’re officially kicking off episode one of the 2023 Rock Chuck Olympics. Meet our five world-class competitors and watch to join the experience.  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 […]

270 Weatherby -vs- Steel Target!

When I was a kid, my friend Chris’s dad had a Weatherby Mark V he got from opening a bank account. To this day, I still remember how beautiful it was. The ammo came in a box decorated with a safari theme and I believe it was a .300 Weatherby magnum. Forty years later, I […]

Official Trailer: 2023 Rock Chuck Olympics Series

It’s here everyone! 5 world-class competitors have come together at Ultimate Reloader to celebrate shooting sports, teach and learn, and compete for the Golden Rock Chuck Award. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll see in the entire series:   Please stay tuned and make sure you’re subscribed to the Ultimate Reloader YouTube Channel to catch […]

400 YARDS 22LR: NEW Lapua Long Range and Super Long Range

Interest in pushing rimfire to its limits has skyrocketed in recent years. This year Lapua announced two new rimfire products — Long Range and Super Long Range — designed specifically to optimize .22 LR performance past 100 yards.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content […]

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 […]

500 S&W Mag with Hornady 350gr XTP Bullets

Nearly twenty years ago, Smith & Wesson introduced their huge new X-frame double-action revolver along with the 500 S&W cartridge. Hornady loaded the first 500 S&W ammunition, sending a 350 grain hollow-point XTP bullet at an advertised 1900 fps! We recently tested some 500 S&W ammunition handloaded with the 350 grain Berry’s plated flat nose […]

HEAD-TO-HEAD: 4.6x30mm Ballistics Gel (three ammo SKUs)

Tiny but Mighty! You’ve seen us tear up ballistics gel with a variety of big cartridges, but what about something small?  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, […]

TESTED: Henry Big Boy All-Weather (357 Magnum)

After reviewing Henry’s X-model 30-30 rifle, we found ourselves eagerly awaiting the delivery of another Henry lever action. In the past year, we’ve taken a closer look at the 45-70 and 30-30 cartridges. The crew here at Ultimate Reloader is quite taken by lever action rifles, as are all our visitors! Henry recently shipped us […]

Caldwell Ballistic Precision LR Target Camera System

Manual target camera systems can be taxing, especially when shooting far distances. Over the years, the Ultimate Reloader team has used a variety of target camera systems to capture targets under fire, and provide immediate feedback without leaving the firing line. Today, we add the Caldwell Ballistic Precision LR Target Camera System to the mix.  […]

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