Tag: Reloading Data

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Gavin’s First PRS Match: The Gear

In my last post, I talked about what an amazing experience it was preparing for and shooting in my first PRS match. It was fun, it was challenging, and it changed the way I think about shooting a rifle. In this post, I’ll talk about all of the gear that I used to compete in […]

MEC 600 JR Mark V: Loading 20 Gauge Shells

It feels really good to be loading shotshells again. I’ve been so busy with metallic reloading and shooting recently that I haven’t made shotgunning a priority. A recent trip with my brother-in-law skeet shooting has motivated me to get the shotguns out more frequently. I’ve also used up much of my 20 gauge shells taking […]

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”. […]

Ultimate Reloader Deal: 10% off Fully Processed Brass at Capital Cartridge

Buying fully processed brass can take the “headache” out of reloading- and for a limited time, you can save 10% on all fully processed brass at Capital Cartridge! In case you haven’t checked out the selection at Capital Cartridge, it’s extensive, you may be surprised to see their extensive lineup of pistol and handgun brass, […]

MEC 600 JR Mark V: Unboxing and Setup

It’s been a while since I’ve done a lot of shotshell reloading, and I’m feeling the “call” – so it’s officially time to kick-off a bunch of shotshell shooting ad reloading content here on Ultimate Reloader! First, up, the MEC 600 JR Mark V shotshell reloading press. In this post, I’ll cover unboxing and setup, […]

Budget Precision .223: Priming, Charging, Seating

In my last post, I covered the first half of the precision reloading process using the LEE Deluxe Challenger Kit. In this post, we’ll finish off the process by covering priming, charging, and bullet seating. When these steps are complete, we’ll have ammunition we can take to the range and shoot in the .223 TC […]

Budget Precision .223: Case Prep and Sizing

Now that we’ve setup and tested the TC Compass Rifle and un-boxed the LEE Deluxe Challenger reloading kit, it’s time to start loading some budget precision .223 Remington ammunition! I’ve already fire-formed some loads using Starline .223 Brass, and now it’s time to take a look at sizing/de-priming, checking our sizing setup, trimming brass to […]

Concentricity King: L.E. Wilson Chamber-Type Micrometer Bullet Seater

A wobbling football doesn’t fly very straight. In the same way, a wobbling bullet will not group well at range. There are two major factors in eliminating bullet “wobble”: stabilizing the bullet properly (a function of bullet weight and rifling twist rate), and bullet/case concentricity. In this article, we’ll focus on concentricity, specifically bullet concentricity […]

Taming the Beast: 500 S&W Special

Even Dirty Harry needs an occasional day off from the intensity of magnum handgun recoil. And I’m presuming that’s when he reaches for his box of 44 Special cartridges. Fast forward 46 years and today’s “most powerful handgun in the world” is even more intense: the 500 S&W Magnum. This is where 500 S&W Special […]

TriggrCon 2017: Freedom Munitions and X-Treme Bullets

Have you ever discovered a company in your “backyard” that you had no idea was so close? At TriggrCon 2017 I met Jansen Jones from Freedom Munitions, and learned that they were in driving distance from where I am located in Washington. Not only that, but Jansen told me all about HMT (Howell Munitions & […]

Budget Precision .223: LEE Deluxe Challenger Kit Unboxing and Setup

Have you ever taken a “leap” hoping that things would work out, and then they did? That’s how this project (Budget Precision .223) has turned out so far. Would the TC Compass shoot as good as my other one in .308 Winchester? Could this scope live up to the reviews I read on Amazon? Yes. […]

Let There Be Light: KMS Squared UFO Press Light Kit

I’ve been accused of overkill when it comes to lighting. Yes, I like a LOT of light- it makes almost any job in the shop easier and more enjoyable (even if it’s just looking for that open end wrench you can’t find). When it comes to reloading ammunition proper lighting becomes a safety issue. Spotting […]

Ultimate Reloader Deal: 10% Off Forster Accessories at Inline Fabrication

If precision loading is your thing, you absolutely need to check out the FORSTER Co-Ax single-stage reloading press. I recently got this press setup, and have been using it for all kinds of things- I really like the amazing mechanical advantage (leverage) built into this press, and the quick-switch die arrangement is awesome. Check it […]

Budget Precision .223: Project Kick-Off and TC Compass Setup

It’s a common misconception that you HAVE to spend big bucks to put together a precision shooting setup. Yes, a Porsche will have better fit and finish compared to a Subaru WRX STi, but the Subaru can still match the performance of some Porsches at a fraction of the cost. The Subaru may not be […]

TriggrCon 2017: Event Overview

TriggrCon is THE shooting sports event in the Pacific Northwest USA. TriggrCon 2017 was the biggest year ever for this event, and I was fortunate enough to be there. As a media professional I had the opportunity to attend both the “Range Day” and the “Industry Day” which were held July 27th – 28th. Let […]

Use Standard Muzzle Accessories on your AK

Owning AR-15s and AK-47s can be a bit like owning a Ford and a Toyota. If you want to fix and accessorize both vehicles, you’ll need to think in both Metric and SAE. It’s a bit of a pain to haul around multiple tool sets, but it’s something you need to do when owning both […]

FORSTER Co-Ax Press: Unboxing and Setup

Ever have something that’s been on your list for years, and you finally get to it? I’ve been asked numerous times to show the FORSTER Co-Ax press on Ultimate Reloader, and finally it’s time to get hands-on with this press! Ed and Steve from the 6.5 Guys have talked about the Co-Ax, and I know […]

Ultimate Reloader Deal: 10% Off Your First Order at Capital Cartridge

Hey everyone! There’s one thing you can’t get enough of for reloading, and that’s brass! If you aren’t already a customer at Capital Cartridge, you can save 10% on  your first order! Just use the following coupon code: Reloading is about saving money, and hopefully you find this deal helpful! Thanks, Gavin

Hands-On: New RCBS Vibratory Case Polisher

Cleaning cases is where the ammunition reloading process starts. Cleaning, sorting, and final brass prep are critical activities if you want great results with your ammunition. However fundamental these processes are, they are seldom characterized as the “fun part” of reloading- more like chores to get to the more satisfying activities. Having the right tools […]

Del-Ton AR-15 Rifle Build Part II: Free Float Handguard Upgrade from Midsouth Shooters Supply

Building your dream AR-15 is really only the beginning of the “journey”. It’s only a matter of time before you’ll want to start the upgrade process. And that’s fine, because upgrading your AR-15 is part of the fun of owning it! Recently, I built an AR-15 from a Del-Ton kit from Midsouth Shooters Supply, and I’ve been […]

Ultimate Reloader is now Ad-Free on YouTube

Ever since starting my YouTube channel for Ultimate Reloader, I’ve been *really* underwhelmed with the earnings YouTube ads bring. It’s a fact that YouTube doesn’t pay well, but when you’re a shooting sports channel, things are really pathetic. Add to that recent political blacklisting and demonetization issues related to YouTube, and things just get worse. […]

Father’s Day Savings from Hoppe’s and Champion

Father’s Day is coming up quick, and the entire outdoor industry is offering great deals to help you celebrate this occasion with your family! If you’re planning some shooting on Father’s Day (I hope you are) you can save on two things you’ll need: targets and cleaning supplies! Here’s a couple of deals from Hoppe’s […]

Ultimate Reloader is Moving to the Country!

Have you ever had a dream that was so compelling that you just *knew* it was your calling? Four and a half years ago I had a dream- to stand on my own acreage on my 40th birthday. After looking all over the place, we found the “perfect” opportunity- 31 acres of land with a partially […]

.308 Tracer 7.62x39mm Reloads for the AK-47

What’s better than shooting your AK-47? Shooting your AK-47 with tracers! That’s what I’m going to cover in this post. If you haven’t already done so, you’ll want to get caught up with things by reading and watching the following resources I’ve published recently: Light Up the Sky: Reloading and Shooting .308 Tracers High-Performance 7.62x39mm […]

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