Tag: lathe

NEW Precision Matthews PM-1440HVT-2 Lathe In-Depth Hands-On Overview

Back in November, I set up the Precision Matthews PM -1440-HVT-2 at Precision Rifle Concepts, promising an in-depth overview once I spent some time with it. That time has come!  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 […]

Gordy Gritters: How I became a leading rifle gunsmithing instructor

I’ve learned a tremendous amount from Gordy Gritters. I’ve not only attended his precision rifle building class at the Extreme Accuracy Institute but relied on him for advice as I’ve started Precision Rifle Concepts. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). […]

Setting Up the Precision Matthews PM-1440HVT-2 Lathe

Manual machinery has always interested me. I’ve used the Precision Matthews PM-949TV Precision Mill, PM-1440GT, and TL-1660 on a variety of projects and they’ve served me well. While I still use these lathes, I needed something more—enter the PM-1440HVT-2. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video […]

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) […]

50 BMG Rifle Build: Barrel Work (Machining / Chambering)

I recently showed how to make a rigid reamer holder in preparation for chambering for my 50 BMG. Today, we’re highlighting the barrel work.  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 […]

How-To: Machining a Rigid Reamer Holder (Rifle Chambering)

I’ve mentioned rigid reamer holders many times, most recently in my 50 BMG build kickoff. Today, I’m showing you how to make your own!  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 […]

[INSANE] 50 BMG Full-Custom Build Kick-Off!

I’ve been wanting a 50 BMG for 10 years. I originally planned content around an OEM rifle, but now, I get to build one!   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 […]

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 […]

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