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Rifle Reloading Basics Pt1: Safety and Brass Tumbling

Here at Ultimate Reloader, we use a lot of sophisticated equipment, but every person needs to start with the basics. In this series, we’ll review the basics of reloading for all the beginners out there, starting with cleaning brass! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video […]

From 223 to 300BLK: Insane Dillon Conversion and Loading Setup

Previously we showed how to set up the DA3000 with the CP2000 and convert 223/5.56 brass to 300 blackout. To load the new brass, we have the Dillon RL1100 set up to load 220 grain subsonic 300 blackout ammunition and some machine guns to test it with. This is going to be FUN!  Disclaimer Ultimate […]

NEW Adaptive Press Head from Creedmoor Sports

Creedmoor Sports recently released the Adaptive Press head for the Redding T-7 press. It’s different from anything else on the market — here’s why.  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 […]

NEW Dies from Area 419: M-Series Sizer (In-Depth)

Brand new dies from AREA 419 and something never seen before! Learn more about them below!  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 […]

Double Alpha Academy Gear We Use Frequently

I’ve featured a lot of gear from the Double Alpha Academy, and have more coming, but here are some of our favorites.  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 […]

Considerations when Loading Hunting Ammo

You’ve made that careful stalk, gotten within range and selected your animal. The crosshairs are steady. You press the trigger and “click!” Ears and tails come up, hoofbeats sound, and they’re gone. Sighing in disappointment, you try to figure out what went wrong. Make sure your ammo is perfect for your hunting trip!  Here are […]

TESTED: Hodgdon LEVERevolution Powder

If you want more zip from your lever action 30-30, seriously consider loading with Hodgdon’s LEVERevolution powder! Combining LEVERevolution with Hornady’s pointed Monoflex and Flex Tip bullets results in ammunition that has a higher velocity and flatter trajectory than conventional 30-30 cartridges.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article […]

Hands-On: Inline Fabrication Ergonomic Roller Handle

In terms of reloading press ergonomics, the handle is one of the most important parts. Ensuring comfortable and consistent strokes is key to good ammo and an enjoyable experience. Inline Fabrication has a line of ERGO Roller Handles for a variety of presses to assist with this!  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal […]

30-30 Subsonic Loads with Berry’s 150gr Plated Bullets!

A lever gun isn’t always something you’d think of as subsonic. Just for fun, we loaded the 30-30 Winchester to subsonic velocity for plinking. This cartridge is already fun to load and shoot anyway — these loads make it even more fun. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article […]

INSANE Precision: 223 Loads using Forster Equipment

Knowing how accurate the 223 trainer rifle Gavin built is, especially when combined with Berger’s factory 77 grain OTM ammo and Travis’ handloads, it seemed natural to also build that same load using Forster’s unique Co-Ax press and associated equipment.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching […]

TESTED: Hodgdon’s CFE Pistol Smokeless Powder

If you’re looking for a versatile powder for revolvers or semi-auto handguns, CFE Pistol certainly deserves your attention. That’s the powder that’s front and center in this story! 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 […]

EXTREME Powder Temperature Testing: Varget -vs- TAC

Temperature affects powder and velocity— but how much? Take a look at our extreme temperature testing for answers.  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 […]

HANDS-ON: RCBS Turret Press

The RCBS Turret Press is a 6-station cast iron press with on-press priming. Interested to see the press in action? That’s what we’ll cover in this story!   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 […]

TESTED: Hodgdon Retumbo

If you’re loading magnum cartridges, you may be familiar with Hodgdon’s overbore cartridge powder — Retumbo. To learn more, read on and watch the video! About Hodgdon’s Retumbo From the manufacturer’s product page:  This magnum, extruded powder was designed expressly for the really large overbore cartridges such as the 7mm Remington Ultra Magnum, 300 Remington […]

Lyman ULTIMATE Reloading System – Unboxing and Overview!

In this story, we take a look at what’s included with Lyman’s “Ultimate Reloading System” kit. Oh, and we also give Guy Miner some homework using this setup! 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 […]

CAVEMAN Reloading (No Press Required)

This article was written by Guy Miner The compact and inexpensive Lee Loader has been available for decades. I still have the two I bought in the 1970’s when I had little money or space for handloading. In contrast to some of the advanced loading equipment seen here on Ultimate Reloader I thought It would […]

High-Velocity 7mm Rem Mag Loads with IMR Enduron Powders

7mm Rem Mag is a VERY popular hunting cartridge, and for good reasons! With this cartridge you get more velocity compared to 300 Win Mag, and less recoil as well. With enough power to stop almost any game animal in North America, it’s hard to go wrong with this powerful “platform”. In this article, we’ll […]

Budget Reloading with Lyman Gear

This article was written by Guy Miner. Here on Ultimate Reloader we showcase some very sophisticated, high end handloading equipment. But, do all reloaders need such expensive gear? Guy say’s no. That’s right – I’m primarily a hunter these days and am content loading about 50 cartridges for each of the rifles my son and […]

Is 30-06 Boring for Big Game Hunting? (Results)

Written by Guy Miner I often hear from other hunters that they don’t like the 30-06 cartridge because it’s “boring.” Well, they must have a different definition of the word, for I find it to be an exemplary hunting cartridge with an impressive track record. Leaving out the two world wars, Korea, some of Vietnam […]

NEW DAA Mini Case Feeder for the Dillon RL550

The Double Alpha Academy just released their new affordable mini case feed system for the Dillon RL550, and in this story I’ll show you how it works! About the DAA RL550 Mini Case Feeder From the Double Alpha Academy product page: The DAA 550 Mini Case Feeder will greatly improve the efficiency of your Dillon 550 […]

45-70: Intro to Reloading and Shooting (Marlin 1895 Lever Gun)

Written by contributing author, Guy Miner. In this story, Gavin introduces Guy to the MEC Marksman press! Guy introduces Gavin to the Marlin 1895 rifle and the 45-70 cartridge. It was quite a change using a blunt nose 350 grain rifle bullet. The rifle and cartridge have been in use for a long time and […]

9mm Brass is IN STOCK at Creedmoor Sports (Limited Time)

For a limited time, Creedmoor Sports has a special shipment of 9mm Parabellum brass in stock! Rare Opportunity You may not know about Lapua pistol brass, and that’s because the majority of this brass gets sold in Europe for both military and law enforcement agencies/entities. Creedmoor Sports had a rare opportunity to buy up a […]

Pistol Case Expanders: Overview, Comparison, Setup

Case expansion is critical when loading pistol ammunition. Too little case mouth expansion, and you’ll fail to place/retain bullets, and you’ll also shave the bullet if you’re loading hard cast lead bullets. Too much case mouth expansion, and you’ll over-work the brass and cause it to fail prematurely. So let’s take a look at some […]

LEE New Auto Prime Tool: Overview, Priming .223 and .308 Cases

Priming cases is one of the most important steps in the ammunition reloading process. It can also be the most frustrating! If you want to optimize your reloading workflow, it’s imperative that you have a priming setup that’s easy to use and performs up to your expectations. In this post, I’m going to show LEE’s […]

Poll: What pistol dies do you like most?

One of the most important components when loading pistol ammunition is the dies that are used. Different die sets offer different features and finishes, so selecting the right dies can be a difficult purchasing decision for sure! So, please take a moment and let us all know what dies you prefer, and please leave a […]

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