Tag: Reloading Press

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NEW: Athlon Cronus 10×50 UHD Laser Rangefinder Binoculars

I use my binoculars ALL the time. Whether it be for spotting game, spotting for a fellow shooter, or finding targets on a hillside, they are an everyday tool for me. I also use a rangefinder very frequently. So what if I could consolidate these two tools into one? That’s the subject of this article: […]

Hornady Lock-N-Load Neck Turn Tool: Unboxing/Setup/Turning

When you’ve advanced beyond the reloading basics, it’s time to think about “the next level”. And one of the things you can do to improve accuracy for your rifle reloads is to turn case necks. Why? Because inconsistent case neck thickness will prevent perfect bullet alignment with the bore, and that can be a problem! […]

6.5 PRC Load Development: Bergara Wilderness HMR

If you’re looking for a rifle to hunt big game long-range, there are many factors to consider. Knock-down power, recoil, ammunition and component availability, velocity, ballistics, rifle weight, and many more. At the end of the day, many hunters have settled  on the 6.5 Creedmoor and similar cartridges to hunt big game. And 6.5 PRC […]

Ultimate Reloader is on Instagram!

Ultimate Reloader is now on Instagram! I’ll be sharing a bunch of cool photos, and give people a preview/teaser of things to come now and then… Please follow us to find out more! https://www.instagram.com/ultimatereloader/ If you have an Instagram account you want to share including your own, please leave a comment! To visit Ultimate Reloader […]

WARP SPEED! Loading 9mm on the Dillon RL 1100 with Mr. Bullet Feeder

You all asked for it, and here it is! A follow-up to the Dillon RL 1100 Unboxing / Overview / Loading 9mm story– this time with a powder check and bullet feeder added to speed things up. All I can say is: mission accomplished! Let’s Load Up the Stations! Quick Review: RL 1100 Stations as […]

Breaking: Hodgdon Powder Company Acquires Multiple Brands

Exciting news today! Hodgdon Powder Company has announced that they are acquiring multiple powder brands, including smokeless powders, and more! Here’s the full press release: Press Release October 1, 2020 Hodgdon Powder Company Acquires Ramshot Powder, Accurate Powder and Blackhorn 209 from Western Powders Hodgdon Powder Company is pleased to announce the acquisition of the […]

LOW-BUDGET RPR Accurizing: Amazing Results (6.5 Creedmoor)

Have you ever looked at a rifle and thought: I think this rig is capable of “more”. That’s what I thought recently when looking at my Ruger Precision Rifle chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. It’s been a consistent ~0.6 MOA rifle with a variety of quality ammunition and handloads, but I was not satisfied with those […]

NEW! Dillon RL 1100 Unboxing, Setup, Loading 9mm

2020 has been a CRAZY year for the reloading industry, and that has caused some shortages and delays for components and equipment. And that was the case with the new Dillon RL 1100 reloading press. It’s taken a while longer to get ahold of compared to what I planned, but it has been worth the […]

Insane! Loading 223 / 5.56 with the Mark 7 Evolution + Mr. Bullet Feeder

I’m back at it with the Mark 7 Evolution 10-station progressive reloading press! In case you’ve missed the previous stories, you can check them out here: Mark 7 Evolution: Unboxing, Overview, Setup, Loading 9mm Mr. Bullet Feeder: Unboxing, Setup, Loading 9mm Mark 7 Evolution Caliber Change 9mm to 223 This time I’ll be picking up […]

Creedmoor Polecat V2: Solid Spotting Scope Stand (Made in USA)

If you’re looking for a top-quality USA-made support system for your spotting scope, the Creedmoor Sports Polecat system is definitely worth a look. And that’s what we’ll do in this article! I’ll show you the new Polecat V2 system, and some of the accessories you can use with it. What’s Included The Polecat V2 system […]

Neglected Kel-Tec PF9 Reliability and Ammo Test (Informal)

My Kel-Tec PF9 has been a super-reliable concealled carry pistol for the ~14 years that I’ve owned it. It’s fed many different types of ammunition without complaint over the years. Recently, I have neglected this pistol in some adverse conditions. This neglect has included summer sweat every day, a lack of cleaning, and a lack […]

UFO Press Lights: New Dimmer, Updates, Save 10%

If you are looking for a press light, you’ll want to check out these latest updates from KMS Squared, maker of the UFO Press light family of products! NEW Dimmer KMS Squared just released their new dimmer, and what’s great is that it will work with all UFO press lights (even the older models). Improved […]

RCBS Rebel Plus Reloading Kit: Unboxing and Overview

The RCBS Rebel press is new for 2020, and it’s also available as a part of two reloading kits: the Rebel Master Reloading Kit, and the Rebel Plus Reloading Kit. In this article and video, I’ll show you everything that’s included in the plus kit! RCBS Rebel: New for 2020 If you haven’t already read […]

Mark 7 Evolution Caliber Change 9mm to 223

If you’re interested in the Mark 7 Evolution 10-station progressive reloading press, you’re probably wondering: “How difficult are the caliber changeovers?”. In this post, I’ll cover that in detail by looking at a 9mm to 223 caliber changeover with my Mark 7 Evolution. Evolution Caliber Change: What You’ll Need Just like with any progressive press, […]

How It’s Made: Bat Custom Rifle Actions

Have you ever wondered how a custom rifle action is machined and assembled? I certainly have, and in this article (and video) I’ll take you on a tour of the shop at Bat Machine in Post Falls Idaho and in the process show you how they build world record setting rifle actions! About Bat Machine […]

Winner Announcement: RCBS Rebel Master Reloading Kit Giveaway

Hello everyone! In this post, I’m pleased to announce the winner of the RCBS Rebel Master Kit Giveaway contest sponsored by RCBS and Midsouth Shooters Supply! Congrats Arnold! As you saw in the video, the winner of this contest is Arnold O. from Maryland! Some info from Arnold: I hunted small game and deer growing […]

Where have all the primers gone? (2020 Edition)

Seriously? Another reloading primer shortage? Unfortunately, YES. In this story I’ll talk about the “Great Reloading Primer Shortage of 2020”, and give you some ideas regarding where to find them. Let’s Break Down What’s Happened Well, this is going to be a familiar story for anyone who’s been lamenting the year 2020. Here’s some high-level […]

TESTED: Athlon Ares BTR GEN2 4.5-27x50mm Riflescope

I recently put together an “ideal” hunting rifle setup that could also serve as a great long-range target shooting rifle. This setup incorporated both the Bergara B-14 HMR Wilderness 6.5 PRC rifle, and the Athlon Ares BTR GEN2 4.5-27x50mm Riflescope. In this article, I’ll take an in-depth look at the Athlon Ares scope including tracking, […]

150,000 Subscribers on YouTube, BOOM! (and what’s next)

This week “gavintoobe” (my YouTube channel that hosts Ultimate Reloader) had the odometer “roll over” 150,000 subscribers. WOW! I wanted to take a moment to celebrate this milestone, and also thank all who have helped me make it to this point. To put this in perspective, in the picture below you can see approximately 109,000 […]

Micro Cabin Ultimate Reloader Bench Build

Over the past month, I’ve completely transformed my mountain-top shooting facility. Some of the developments include finishing an illuminated 100 yard shooting range with Concrete Shooting Bench, building a micro cabin, and building a reloading bench inside that micro cabin. Now I have a shooting and reloading facility that will take my shooting and content […]

TESTED: Bergara B-14 Wilderness HMR in 6.5 PRC

Bergara rifles have seen a drastic increase in popularity in the last few years, and for good reason. Precision, features, quality, and value are all strong points, and that’s certainly true of the rifle I’ll be covering in this article. It’s the Bergara B-14 HMR Wilderness– a rifle equally fit for long-range shooting and hunting. […]

Delayed: Progressive Press Shootout Update and Specifics

Hello everyone! I wanted to provide a quick update as to what I have planned for the “Progressive Press Shootout”, talk about some delays I’ve encountered, and update the estimated date for the publication of this “mega story”. What Happened to Spring/Summer? Originally, I had planned to publish this story in either the late Spring […]

Enter to Win an RCBS Rebel Master Reloading Kit!

Like the new RCBS Rebel? You’re in LUCK! I’ve teamed up with RCBS and Midsouth Shooters Supply to giveaway an RCBS Rebel Master Reloading Kit, but don’t wait to enter, the giveaway ends on 08/14/2020! Don’t wait! Enter HERE: If You Haven’t Seen the RCBS Rebel Here’s the video from my story covering the new […]

NEW: Universal Bullet Seating Die from Frankford Arsenal

One bullet seating die for pretty much any bottleneck rifle cartridge from 22 cal to 338? Is this possible? Yes- and it’s one of the new products for 2020 from Frankford Arsenal. Let’s get hands-on! About the Universal Bullet Seating Die From the Midsouth Shooters Supply product page: Frankford Arsenal Universal Bullet Seating Die by […]

Hands-On: Lyman Case Prep Xpress

The Lyman Case Prep Xpress is one of the most popular motorized case prep tools out there- and in this article, I’m going to get hands-on with this machine! What’s In the Box The Lyman Case Prep Xpress is a fully-featured case prep solution. In the above image, you can see clockwise from top-left: Power […]

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