Tag: Reloading Press

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RCBS Grand Shotshell Loader Part I: Unboxing

Today I’m excited to launch another series of content: reloading shotshell with the RCBS Grand progressive shotshell reloading press. In this series I’ll take you through the entire process with this press including unboxing (this post), setup, and progressive reloading of 12 gauge shotshells. It’s going to be fun, and it’s always awesome to learn […]

2014: What’s Coming on Ultimate Reloader

Hi all- I’m excited to launch a new year of content and stories on Ultimate Reloader, and wanted to take this opportunity to give you all a preview of what’s coming this year! These stories and themes will give you an idea of what’s coming, but there will be much more content that I can’t […]

Free Reloading Data Ledger – Keep Track of your Load Data

In my last post, I provided some tips for finding and managing load data. Since posting that post, I decided to take my own advice to keep better records. Call it a New Year’s resolution for 2014 or what you will, it just sounded like a good idea to me. As a part of this […]

AR-15 Build DVD Black Friday Weekend Sale!

If you have been waiting to build an AR-15, now is the time! Order your parts now and you can complete your AR-15 for Christmas! If you want complete step-by-step guidance to show you how to put your rifle together, check out the AR-MPR precision rifle build DVD, now priced lower then ever and only […]

By Request: Generic Ammo Box Labels (PDF)

It’s great to be able to print out your own ammo box labels, this is a super-important part of keeping track of your ammunition. A while back I posted free ammo box labels for a variety of cartridges. Based on some requests from all you readers, I’ve included a “generic” ammo box label  in this […]

Awesome 308 Loading Setup Allows Monitoring of Brass Length While Loading

Ever since I started the AR-308 project here on Ultimate Reloader, I’ve been scheming up and crafting the “ultimate” (pun intended) reloading setup for precision 308 ammunition. I really enjoy shooting the LR-308B rifle, and I know exactly what I’m looking for in a 308 loading setup for everyday precision shooting: Efficiency in brass prep […]

Tips to Optimize Progressive Rifle Loading

If you’ve loaded rifle ammunition with a single-stage, you know just how long this process can take. Separate sizing, priming, charging (sometimes weighing each load), seating, and crimping can really take a long time. In some cases, this extra time and effort is worth it (long-range competition shooting for example). It’s also possible to crank […]

Poll: Zombie Stuff: Yay or Nay?

There’s a HUGE trend of popularity for zombies in popular culture right now. From The Walking Dead series on TV to art festivals/events to shooting products – if you’re into zombies, likely you’ll find an experience or product to entertain your fancy. I understand movies, shows, and comics featuring zombies, but here’s the question: Do […]

Where to Find Reloading Primers In-Stock

Hey everyone, I know it’s been a HUGE challenge to find primers lately, so I thought I’d send some links to online sources that have primers in-stock. Hopefully this is a sign of things becoming less scarce! Powder Valley is now processing orders within 3 days of placement! This is down from a month I […]

Featured Article: Going heavy and suppressed with the .32 H&R Magnum

“The soundless death coming from the ‘nowhere’ always shattered the guerrilla morale. The initial shock and the ensuing panic usually prevented the enemy from executing necessary defensive measures. By the time their leaders decided what to do, it was too late for them to do anything but flee or perish. So whenever given a chance […]

A few Hornady 366 Tips and Tricks: Bench Integration, Primer Shutoff

I’ve been using the Hornady 366 for a while now, and have tweaked a few things and completed some setup tasks that I thought I’d share with you all. Now that I’ve completed these setup work-items, the 366 is running smooth, and operation is super-convenient. UR Reloading Bench Integration I’ve gotten a ton of requests […]

Video: Hornady 366 Shotshell Press Loading 12 Gauge

In this video I show loading 12 gauge previously fired shells and give you a few setup tips. The Hornady 366 press has a total of 8 primary stations, and a 9th station to the side for full-length sizing. There’s a *lot* to keep track of when loading shotshell, and I’m hoping that the video […]

RCBS introduces Summit single stage press – now this is different!

Single stage presses are all pretty much the same, right? There are some exceptions like the Forster Co-Ax press, but for the most part these presses have the same basic design. RCBS has recently introduced a new take on the single-stage reloading press: The Summit. You can see in this picture how the base of […]

How to weigh the costs and benefits of reloading your own ammunition

We’ve all been there- walking past that neglected tool in the garage or exercise equipment in the den with accumulated dust so thick you could write your name in it. Then, you think back to the weeks that you agonized over which make/model to go with, and the rush of excitement when the delivery truck […]

Poll: Where are you finding reloading primers and powder?

It appears that the reloading component shortages are not easing up any time soon. This makes it really hard on us shooters that reload ammunition. So my question for you is: where are you finding reloading components? I’ve deployed a variety of tactics to keep my shelves stocked, primarily looking in obscure places online (for […]

New! Ultimate Reloader Shotshell Reloading Cost Calculator (free)

Wondering what it will cost to load your own shotshells? With this calculator, you’ll be able to evaluate the cost and benefit of loading new shells or reloading your used hulls. Happy loading! -Gavin

Hornady 366 Shotshell Loader – first shells

Ammunition reloading is a process that may seem simple and straight-forward to the seasoned sportsman, but usually involves many challenges at first. I enjoy these challenges, and that was my primary motivation for branching out into shotshell reloading here on Ultimate Reloader. After lots of planning and painful component acquisition delays, I now have completed […]

Powder and Primers in Stock: Ballistic Products

  It’s an understatement to say that it’s “really hard” to find reloading components right now! It takes extra work, searching, and creativity to find acceptable components for the reloading that you want to perform (in many cases favorite primers and powders are just not available). This week I had an unfortunate occurrence, a pink slip […]

Hornady 366 Shotshell Press – Unboxing

I’m excited to formally kick off shotshell reloading content here on Ultimate Reloader! In this first post, I’ll walk through the unboxing of a Hornady 366 shotshell reloading press. In the included video you’ll experience this unboxing experience along with me for the first time. The Hornady 366 shotshell reloading press was actually introduced as […]

QuickTip: Fast shellplate changes on the RCBS Pro-2000

If you reload for multiple cartridges, chances are you’ll be removing and replacing shellplates quite often. I’ve discovered a fast way to perform shellplate changeovers on the RCBS Pro-2000 and wanted to share with you a QuickTip that will help you speed up shellplate changes. This tip is a simple one- in order to speed […]

Introducing Digital Downloads: Get the full Hornady Lock-N-Load AP Review!

Becoming an expert with all of the popular 5-station reloading presses has been a fun but HUGE project- with approximately 3600 hours invested, over 125 videos published, and 300+ blog posts and pages published here on ultimatereloader.com (all free content)! Today, I’m launching a new service- Ultimate Reloader Digital Downloads. Don’t worry: I’ll continue to […]

Poll: What Shotgun Gauges Do You Reload Most?

Hey everyone- as I recently mentioned, I’m gearing up for some great shotshell reloading content this year! In order to prioritize my content, I’d love to hear about what shotgun gauges you reload most! This will help me prioritize content. This time you can pick more than one answer! (just fill in all that you […]

5 Tips for Reloading Accurate Rifle Ammunition

There are many reasons to handload your own rifle ammunition. It’s fun, it’s economical, and you can attain maximum accuracy by carefully loading custom ammunition for your rifle. If you’re new to handloading rifle ammunition, here are some basic considerations for accuracy: Start with proven loads and load data Fire form your brass Optimize bullet […]

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