Tag: machining

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How Do You Properly Use a Borescope?

How often do you look at the inside of your barrel? When you do, what do you look for? In this video, I’ll cover basic borescope how-to’s as well as barrel troubleshooting!  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The content […]

Complete Rebuild: Transforming a .308 Mossberg Patriot

I recently took apart Jim Harmer’s troublesome Mossberg Patriot just to take a look. I agreed it was the worst-performing bolt-action rifle I’d ever fired. Since then, I got to work and completely transformed it!  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these […]

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 […]

22 ARC Rifle Build: Chambering, Threading, Break-In

Last fall Hornady announced the 22 ARC (Advanced Rifle Cartridge), a round optimized for performance from an AR-15, but also powerful in a bolt action. 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 […]

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, […]

Alpha Munitions Legacy Reamers

I’ve built several rifles using Alpha Munitions legacy reamers. Alpha Munitions is a USA-based company focused on perfection, and their reamers are no exception.  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 […]

Salmon River Solutions: Ultra-Light Brakes, Rails, and more

You’ve seen the gear, but who is Salmon River Solutions? Co-owner Ken Trapp joins us to share his 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 videos, articles, ammunition reloading data, technical articles, gunsmithing and […]

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