Tag: Reloading Videos

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AR-MPR: Build Part 5 – Lower – Magazine Catch Bolt Catch Pivot Pin

In this video, we’ll start the assembly of the lower by walking through the installation of the magazine catch, the bolt catch, and the pivot pin. You’ll see a trick for installing the pivot pin that makes use of a dulled razor blade, and a modified section of drill rod. From the video, in this […]

2011 SHOT Show Starts Today in Las Vegas!

Hey everyone, hope some of you have the opportunity to attend the SHOT show this year… I we won’t be attending, but I do want to cover as much reloading product information as possible from afar… For starters, here’s some booths you may be interested in visiting: Hornady Manufacturing: Booth 13145Redding Reloading: Booth 16151Dillon Precision: […]

Hornady Lock-N-Load Bullet Feeder – Overview

In my last related post –  Hornady Bullet Feed Dies – Overview I covered the basics of the bullet feed die that is integral to the new Hornady Lock-N-Load Bullet Feeder system. In this post, we’ll take a step back and look at a “high level” feature overview of this new product. The Complete Hornady […]

AR-MPR: Build Part 4 – Upper – Bolt Carrier Group and Headspace

In this video, we’ll put the final touches on the upper assembly by walking through the assembly of the Bolt Carrier Group (BCG), checking headspace, and finally installing the BCG and charging handle into the upper receiver. Note: Here, I show you how to check headspace with the extractor installed. You can also do this […]

AR-MPR: Build Part 2 – Upper – Barrel, Gas Block, Gas Tube

We’re continuing here with the upper build process for the AR-MPR rifle. In this video, we’ll walk through the process of disassembling the barrel assembly, replacing the barrel nut with the custom aluminum unit that came with the Midwest Industries freefloat handguard, install the barrel, install the gas block and gas tube, and finally replace the muzzle brake. In the next […]

Weekend AR-15 build – Gary Wood’s A2 Style Carbine

    Gary Wood’s A2-style AR-15 (click for larger version) – Image Copyright 2010 Ultimate Reloader This weekend, we (some friends and myself) put together a lower from scratch, and mated this assembled lower to a pre-assembled 16″ barrel upper. This was both a fun project, and good practice for the upcoming videos on lower […]

AR-MPR: Build Part 1 – Upper – Ejection Port Cover and Forward Assist

Now that we covered planning, the parts lists, and the tools list, it’s time to get going with the AR-15 build process! We’ll start with the upper assmbly, and then move on to the lower assembly. In this video, we’ll start with the upper receiver casting, and install the ejection port cover and forward assist. […]

Hornady Bullet Feeder – In The Shop!

You may have noticed that retailers have finally started stocking the new Hornady Bullet Feeder for pistol reloading. This is an exciting release, because this is the first bullet feeder that’s the same “color” as the corresponding press and electric case feed system that it’s designed to work with. I have actually spent some time […]

AR-MPR – Upper Receiver Parts List

The AR-MPR Upper Assembly shown here during test fitting of components – Click here for larger view – Images Copyright 2010 Ultimate Reloader Before we actually start with the build process for the AR-MPR rifle, I want to post some information about the parts and tools that are required for such a build. In this […]

AR-MPR: Planning your AR-15 build

Planning an AR-15 build can be more than a bit overwhelming! In this video I’ll walk you through some of the high-level decisions that you’ll need to make in order to get your AR-15 plans underway. Did I miss anything important here? Please leave a comment if you have something to add. Next, we’ll take […]

AR-MPR: .223 Remington -vs- 5.56 NATO – What’s the skinny?

One of the first things people ask when it comes to the AR-15 platform is: “What exactly is the difference between .223 Remington and 5.56 NATO (5.56mm x 45mm), and why should I care?”. Here, I’ll give you the essential facts related to the differences between these cartridges and the corresponding chamber dimensions. This understanding […]

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