Tag: PRS

TESTED: Leupold Mark 5HD 7-35x56mm Riflescope (Part 2)

We are back with part two of this two-part story featuring the Leupold Mark 5 HD Riflescope! In part one, we covered unboxing, features, installation, and bedding the rings to the scope tube. The Mark 5HD has 32 variations, ours being the 7-35x56mm version with the Leupold proprietary CCH reticle. For this  story, we’ll pick […]

6.5x47mm BR Build Part 2: Custom Stock Work

In this story, I’ll pick up where we left off with barrel work. This time I’ll show barrel channel and receiver inletting, machining custom pillars, bedding, trigger guard installation, and profiling. 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 […]

HANDS-ON: NEW AMP Press from Annealing Made Perfect

It’s HERE! The AMP Press from Annealing Made Perfect allows you to profile bullet seating force when seating bullets. This capability will help you validate and increase the consistency of your ammunition, and that will help you get on target. In this story, we’ll get hands-on and put this machine through its paces! About the […]

TESTED: Athlon Midas TAC 5-25x56mm FFP Riflescope

If you’re looking for a quality First-Focal Plane tactical scope that won’t break the bank, this story is for you! We’ll be taking an in-depth look at Athlon’s Midas TAC 5-25-56mm riflescope! About the Midas TAC 5-25x56mm FFP Riflescope From the Athlon Product Page: The big brother in the Midas TAC family, this 5-25×56 first […]

TESTED: NEW EC Tuner Brake

Many of you in the Precision Rifle community have seen the new Patent Pending EC Tuner Brake from Erik Cortina, and have probably been thinking: “Does it work?”. In this story, we’ll find out by testing the EC Tuner Brake with three different rifles, with factory ammunition, and with handloaded ammunition. About the EC Tuner […]

Weighing Down the XLR Element 4.0 Magnesium Chassis

In my last story covering the new XLR Element 4.0 Magnesium chassis, we saw just how light-weight this chassis can run with both centerfire and rimfire rifles. This time, we’ll weigh things down, swap buttstocks, and put a Bergara 6.5 PRC rifle in this chassis. Element 4.0 Magnesium From the XLR Product Page: The Element […]

TESTED: Hornady 110gr A-Tip 6mm Bullets

One of my favorite things to do is testing components like bullets. In this story, we’ll take a hands-on look at Hornady’s new 110 grain A-Tip 6mm bullets. Both at the range, and in the “laboratory”. If you’re curious about these bullets, you’re in the right place! Please Welcome Travis Fox I recently enlisted the […]

NEW: XLR Element 4.0 Magnesium Chassis In-Depth

XLR, a leader in the rifle chassis space has just launched the latest version of their ultra-light hunting-oriented chassis: the Element 4.0 Magnesium. In this story, I’ll get hands-on with this new chassis and try it out both with rimfire and centerfire rifles. Let’s go! Element 4.0 Magnesium From the XLR Product Page: The Element […]

Reloading 223 / 5.56 From A to Z

223 Remington and 5.56 NATO rifles span a wide variety of uses and scenarios. Reloading for 223 / 5.56 is very much worthwhile, but there are some special considerations to think about before you head to your reloading bench. We’ll cover the entire process from planning to loading in this story! 223 -vs- 5.56 Ammunition […]

HANDS-ON: NEW SK High Velocity Match 22LR

If you’re looking for speed and precision for your rimfire rifle, SK’s new High Velocity Match ammunition is a new product worth looking at, and that’s exactly what we’ll do in this story! About SK High Velocity Match Ammunition From the SK Ammunition product page: The new SK High Velocity Match exits the muzzle at […]

TESTED: Forster Bench Rest Powder Measure

When you’re loading precision ammunition, measuring powder charges is both critical to good accuracy, and time consuming. So it’s important to select the right powder measure with the right features. Forster has re-introduced their Bench Rest Powder Measure, and in this story, we’ll take a hands-on look! About the Forster Bench Rest Powder Measure The […]

Competition Primer Seater by Primal Rights

Primal Rights makes the world’s finest primer seating tool: the Competition Primer Seater (CPS). In this story, we’ll take an in-depth look at this tool. I’ll cover everything from unboxing to setup to priming cases. Let’s get to it! About the CPS From the Primal Rights product page: The Patented CPS was designed to address […]

Area 419 Maverick: More than Just a Suppressor

Ever since the Area 419 Maverick was announced, I was curious to get hands-on with one. And when Craig Anrzen from Area 419 came for a visit, I had that opportunity! In this article and video, Craig and I will give you an “in-depth tour” of the Maverick platform, and also do some shooting to […]

Gunsmithing Books from Fred Zeglin

If you are looking to learn more about gunsmithing, and want to learn from one of the best, you’ll want to check out the books and other resources from Fred Zeglin. In this article and video, we’ll look at four of Zeglin’s books that I have in the shop! Who is Fred Zeglin? Fred Zeglin […]

5 Shots, One Hole: 6 Dasher Load Development Initial Results

Load development is a critical pathway that leads to “great things” for those of us that are obsessed with precision and accuracy. What’s difficult about load development is how time consuming it can be. Variables include brand of brass, powder type, powder charge, primer type, bullet type, bullet seating depth, and more. If you multiply […]

NEW Expanding Mandrel Die from L.E. Wilson

I do a lot of shooting with loads using brand new brass. And the results can be downright impressive! One challenge I’ve had with loading new brass (a frequent issue) is excessive neck tension. New brass necks tend to come a tad undersize (0.001″-ish). There are also situations where you’ll find dented or imperfect case […]

TESTED: NEW Bergara B14-R Precision Rimfire Trainer

Recently, I had some GREAT times shooting with Seth Gardner of D-M Targets. Towards the end of our shooting trip, Seth setup a precision rimfire rifle, one of his Rimfire Spinner targets, and some small targets out to about 85 yards. 10 minutes later I exclaimed: I’VE GOT TO GET SETUP FOR PRECISION RIMFIRE! The […]

Spotlight on D-M Targets: AR500 Steel Targets and Hangers

Anyone with acreage and long-range rifles needs a bunch of steel targets! And that’s what I’ve been working on lately, getting the UR Ranch setup for some serious shooting and training. Recently, I’ve become friends with Seth Gardner of D-M Targets from Washington State. He shoots in the same circles, and is super-involved in the […]

Overview: Lyman Long Range Reloading Handbook

Long-range rifle shooting has become a LOT more popular over the last five years or so, and the industry has taken notice! Now you can buy a 1/2 MOA rifle suitable for long-range shooting starting at about $1000.00 or even less. There are also a lot more great resources for long range shooting, including the […]

NEW from PROOF Research: Discussion at SHOT Show 2019

PROOF Research is known for their carbon wrap barrels, their steel barrels, and their awesome light-weight rifles. While at the SHOT Show this year, I caught up with Chris Gittings (Pro Staff Manager) and Ben White (Weapons Development Engineer) to hear the “latest and greatest” from PROOF! I’m hoping to incorporate some PROOF products into […]

Blog Spotlight: Cal Zant and PrecisionRifleBlog.com

If you are interested in long range shooting, PRS, Extreme Long Range (ELR) or anything related: there’s a blog you need to check out. It’s called the Precision Rifle Blog (PRB), and it’s run by a well respected member of the shooting community: Cal Zant. Check it out: Why I Like the Precision Rifle Blog […]

Reloading the 22 Nosler: An Overview

This article is a conclusion of a multi-part series covering 22 Nosler from “start to finish”. I started with 22 Nosler by shooting a PRS match, and then worked through loads and fine-tuned my setup to get maximum performance, longevity, and reliability out of my loads. If you haven’t already, you’ll want to check out […]

Gavin’s First PRS Match: The Experience

For a long time I’ve talked with friends about trying out a PRS-style match. Life has been busy, but when the right opportunity came, I decided to give it a try. My friend and shooting partner Jim Findlay offered to help me prepare, and told me it would be “fun to shoot gas guns together”. […]




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