Tag: Reloading Primers

NEW! PrimaFill from Double Alpha Academy

I’m always looking for ways to simplify primer handling when bulk loading ammunition. In this article we’ll look at an all-new system for loading primers from the Double Alpha Academy called PrimaFill. Will this make your life easier when reloading? Check it out! PrimaFill from Double Alpha PrimaFill is a stand-alone primer tube filling machine […]

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 […]

PRIMER-PRO: Unboxing, Overview, Loading Primers

What’s the biggest hassle when loading bulk ammunition? Loading primers. Not only do I not like to load primers, I also don’t like how much time it takes when reloading. The solution? An automated primer loading machine. These machines have been on the market for a long time, but have had some shortcomings: unreliability and […]

Christmas Gift Ideas for the Reloading Enthusiast

Has your wife, girlfriend, mom, or grandma been asking you “What do you want for Christmas”? Well here’s some ideas to make your list easier to write! Reloading Components OK, it’s a bit obvious, but who can’t use more powder, primers, or bullets? If you take 5 minutes to look over your inventory, I’m sure […]

Poll: What Reloading Components Can’t You Find?

Seasoned ammunition reloaders are used to shortages, but every shortage looks a bit different. Reloading component shortages are influenced by f political climate, tragedies, military and government component buys, and many other factors. So I’m wondering- what are you all having trouble finding at this time? Hoping you all can find what you need to load […]

RCBS Grand Shotshell Loader Part III: Preparing to Load

In this series covering the RCBS GRAND, we’ve performed an unboxing, covered mounting and press basics, and in this post will be getting ready for full-progressive shotshell reloading. The first step getting ready to load is to load is to decide on load specifics (data and components). Here’s the basic load that I decided to […]

Frankford Arsenal Vibraprime Speeds Up Primer Tube Loading

So how many rounds per hour does your press load? It’s a question we’ve all been asked. Well let’s see, if I can keep moving I can do about 700 rounds per hour, but I have to stop and refill powder, load primers, let’s figure about 500 rounds per hour with all of the stoppages […]

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 […]

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 […]

Video: Hornady 366 Shotshell Press Overview

In this video, I give an overview of the Hornady 366 8-station progressive shotshell reloading press. You’ll see the press up close and personal, and also learn what each of the stations are used for. This is a very cool piece of machinery, and I’m looking forward to demonstrating 12 gauge and 20 gauge reloading […]

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 […]

Preparing for Shotshell Reloading: Components

Just like everyone else right now, I’m having to exercise much patience when shopping for reloading components. Shotshell components are typically much easier to find than some other more popular reloading components (small rifle and pistol primers, 9mm and 22cal projectiles, etc) – but it’s been a challenge to get all geared up for shotshell […]

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 […]

Versatile Powders: W231 Load Data

Being able to use a single powder for multiple applications is a great benefit. This standardization can allow you to keep your powder measure loaded with the same powder, make bulk powder purchases more equitable, and generally make your life easier. One great example for pistol loaders is Winchester W231 and Hodgdon HP-38 (the same […]

Obtaining Reloading Primers

It seems like a familiar pattern- a disruption in the political environment or shooting industry (large military order for instance) results in a supply chain issue for ammunition reloading components. As a private citizen, this means you can’t buy what you need to reload ammunition. These component availability challenges vary depending on the type of component […]

Dealing With Reloading Component Shortages

We’re all feeling the squeeze: a volatile political climate related to guns leads to a surge in gun-related purchases, which inevitably leads to reloading component shortages. It can be really disheartening to see bare shelves at the local gun store and “out of stock no backorder” when shopping online. I wanted to take a moment […]




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