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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 […]

Head to Head: .357 Magnum and .38+P

I recently compared .45 ACP and 10mm. Today I’m pitting .357 Magnum and .38 Special + P against one another!  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 […]

Head-to-Head: .45 ACP vs. 10mm For Self Defense

10mm and .45 ACP are the heavy hitters of the self-defense handgun world. Which is better?  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 […]

Reloading 6 Creed with the Frankford Arsenal Essentials Reloading Kit

Frankford Arsenal announced their new reloading kits at SHOT Show 2023. Running low on ammunition, I recently spent some time reloading 6mm Creedmoor with the Essentials Reloading 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 […]

Berger Factory .223 Ammo Compared!

We’ve previously recreated Berger’s 77 grain OTM Tactical load and had great results with our .223 trainer. This time we decided to directly compare Berger’s two .223 factory loads: 77 grain OTM Tactical and 73 Grain BT Target. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content […]

Economical .223 Loads: Berry’s 62 grain FMJ

I’ve spent many many hours with the AR-15 through decades of military and law enforcement 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 (including videos, articles, ammunition reloading data, technical articles, gunsmithing and other information) is […]

Hornady 410 Grain Sub-X .45-70 Hunting Rounds

The 150-year-old .45-70 has retained its popularity with a variety of new ammunition and reloading components available. Hornady’s newest jacketed hunting bullet is a big one! The 410 grain Sub-X is a large bullet intended for a specific hunting niche. Let’s take a closer look! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by […]

Boyds XX Walnut stocks for the Marlin .45-70

Did you know that Boyds offers nice walnut stocks? Boyds is well known for their colorful, laminated rifle stocks, but it’s not as well known that they also offer walnut and maple in standard, X and XX grades.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content […]

Boyds At-One 6.5 Creedmoor Upgrade

We decided to give our Bergara Ridge Carbon Wilderness in 6.5 Creedmoor a target stock upgrade with the Boyds At-One, a stock designed for extreme versatility.  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, […]

Economical .45-70 Loads with Berry’s 350 Grain Bullets!

Berry’s makes a wide range of reloading products. Their plated bullets offer an interesting and affordable alternative to either jacketed or cast bullets. I’ve used their bullets in various handguns for many years. Here at Ultimate Reloader, we’ve used Berry’s bullets in other handguns and rifles including the .30-30 Winchester. This was our first use […]

Hands on with the Dillon RL550C: .308 Tracers, and .308 Subsonic Loads

After bulk-processing .308 brass with the CP 2000 and DA 3000, we’re bulk loading tracers and subsonic rounds on the Dillon RL-550C. 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 […]

TESTED: Hodgdon Titegroup

We recently tested Berry’s .357 125 grain FP-TP bullets over Titegroup from Henry’s Big Boy Revolvers. Happy with the performance, we decided to take a closer look! 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, […]

Berry’s 125 gr FP-TP .38/.357 Bullet

We’ve loaded .38 and .357 with Berry’s before, but if you’re looking for a high velocity .38+P or .357 magnum load with modest recoil, Berry’s 125 grain Flat Point Thick Plate bullet is a great option! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept […]

Rock Chucker Supreme Master Reloading Kit

I thoroughly enjoyed looking over the items in this Rock Chucker Supreme Master Reloading Kit and putting them to work. My familiarity with RCBS gear dates back to the 1970s with my father’s RCBS press. In the mid-1980s, I bought my own Rock Chucker press which I still use 40 years later!  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader […]

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 […]

Finally – Guy Miner Hunts with a 6.5 Creedmoor!

You all know how much I love the .30-06. Thanks to Gavin, I have the opportunity to work with a new rifle, new scope, and a cartridge that’s new to me! That’s a lot of “new” for me to deal with, but I am enjoying every bit of it.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making […]

Ultradyne UD Launch Pad Overview

There are times you need to steady your rifle as much as possible. Ultradyne offers a unique alternative to a traditional rest with the UD Launch Pad!  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, […]

TESTED: Ramshot Hunter, Versatile Rifle Powder

I’ve had great success with Ramshot’s Hunter Powder. It has been around for some time, and it still holds 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 […]

High Power Versatility: .45-70 Henry X Model

We have enjoyed working with several Henry rifles as well as their new Big Boy revolvers. We’ve highlighted the .30-30 X Model tactical lever action. This time, we’re looking at the .45-70 X Model.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). […]

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, […]

Henry’s New 360 Buckhammer Steel Lever Action Side Gate In-Depth

We’ve been fortunate to review several different Henry firearms over the past couple of years including the X-Model .30-30, Big Boy .357 Magnum, and Big Boy .357 Magnum Revolvers! Today we’re looking at Henry’s new .360 Buckhammer – released this year!  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or […]

NEW Henry Big Boy Revolvers In-Depth (357 Magnum)

We’ve featured a few of Henry’s lever action rifles on the channel (and have more coming!). This year, Henry released their first handguns, Big Boy revolvers in .357 Magnum/.38 Special!  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 […]

7 Shots, 7 Kills: Hunting South Africa Part 3-of-3 (Rifle and Ammunition)

After harvesting a springbok, impala, and Oryx (Gemsbok) on day one and my Kudu bull on day two, Piet and I decided to take a closer look at the 6.5 Sherman Short custom rifle I did it all with.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video […]

7 Shots 7 Kills: Hunting South Africa Part 2-of-3 (Kudu + bonus)

In Part One of Hunting South Africa, I detailed my wife and I’s travel to South Africa as well as my first harvests there: a springbok, impala, and Oryx (Gemsbok). Day two brought new excitement and challenges in my quest for a Kudu bull.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading […]

7 Shots 7 Kills: Hunting South Africa Part 1-of-3

One of the wonderful things about shooting, hunting, and the outdoors is that it can connect you to a network of friends you’d otherwise never meet. I met Piet Malan of Impact Shooting at the SHOT Show several years ago, and despite being 10,000 miles apart, we’ve maintained a close friendship. He came to the […]

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