Tag: Reloading Dies

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Mark 7 Apex 10 Caliber Conversion Overview Step-By-Step

Continuing our series of videos on the Mark 7 Apex 10, we have John Vlieger, a master tech from Mark 7 showing us caliber conversion techniques.  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, […]

AMP Press: SW Update, Neck Brushing Experiment

Annealing Made Perfect just released software updates for the AMP press — here’s a hands-on look!  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 […]

RCBS Dies from 1968, Will They Work? (30-30)

Gavin handed me an old set of RCBS dies in an equally vintage cardboard box. He had gotten the 1968 set from a friend and tasked me with cleaning them up and reloading some 30-30 ammunition. I think he knew that my RCBS set dates back to 1974 and I would enjoy the project.  Disclaimer […]

TESTED: 357 Magnum Hornady 140 grain FTX Bullets

The 357 magnum cartridge has been around for a rather long time. It was developed in the 1930’s by Elmer Keith, Phillip B. Sharpe, and Douglas B. Wesson. This group intended to make a high-velocity revolver cartridge which could pierce automobile bodies and early ballistic vests. The 357 magnum has since established a good track […]

Loading PRECISION 308 Hunting Ammunition (MEC Marksman)

Can hunting ammo be as accurate as match ammo? Let’s find out!  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 purposes only. […]

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 […]

375 H&H HAMMER Load for African Plains Game

Story by Guy Miner In case you didn’t already know — I’m beyond excited about my upcoming trip to Africa. I’ve already showcased load development for my 30-06 and threading the same rifle for a suppressor, but I’m also taking another rifle, a Ruger Number One 375 H&H.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with […]

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 […]

Have a Need for Speed? Try the 204 Ruger!

What happens when two firearms industry giants put their heads together? The 204 Ruger, brainchild of Ruger and Hornady, is known for its high velocity, accuracy potential, minimal recoil and flat trajectory. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The content […]

TESTED: Hornady 7mm 150 grain CX Bullets w/Ballistics Gel (7mm Rem Mag)

Curious about Hornady’s new monolithic hunting bullet? Let’s take a look at the CX in 7mm Rem Mag!  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 […]

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 […]

Loading the 25-06 Hunting Loads with the MEC Marksman Press

We’re going step-by-step on how to handload reliable and accurate 25-06 hunting cartridges on the MEC Marksman single stage press. 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 […]

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 […]

419 ZERO Modular Shell Holder System

Do you want precise control over shoulder bump? In this story we check out Area 419’s ZERO Modular Shell Holder system, and how it can help decrease variability and improve efficiency. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The content on […]

Does Chamfering Your Brass Effect Bullet Seating Force – AMP Press Test

Lately we’ve been seeing the AMP Press used for tight quality control from precision reloaders around the world. While you’ve seen our tests on the AMP Press before, in this story, we single out 1 variable: Chamfering Case Mouths. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video […]

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 […]

30-30 in the 21st Century?

This article was written by Guy Miner Is the 30-30 lever action rifle still a worthy hunting rifle in the 21st Century? Oh my goodness yes! I do love my lever action rifles, and in this story I’ll both expose Gavin to the lever action 30-30 *and* walk through the reloading process as well. Let’s […]

Hands-On: SAC “The” Seating Die

Short Action Customs has a seating die like no other: “THE” Seating Die. Geared towards 308 case rim cartridges, this die has some unique features and construction details you’ll want to see. All that in this story! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you […]

Hands-On: SAC Modular Sizing Die

Short Action Customs (SAC) is literally changing the game with their innovative products. In this story, we’ll take an in-depth look at the Short Action Customs Modular Sizing Die using 6 Dasher as an example. How is this die different than others? Read on to find out! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal […]

What? Fast 308 Winchester Loads?

This story was written by Guy Miner A fast 308 – who ever needed that? What started out as a search for a low-recoil hunting load ended up as a flat shooting deer load, with great accuracy and high velocity. In this story, we get into it! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal […]

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