One important thing to consider when contemplating a bullet feed system is – “How am I going to setup my dies and powder measure, and do I really have room and enough stations to make this thing work?”. Well, those are good questions, and this post will discuss a few different die configurations on the […]
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 […]
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 […]
At the heart of the new Hornady Lock-N-Load Bullet Feeder is the new bullet feed die system. The rest of the bullet feed system is important, but without a good die, it does no good to stack up bullets if they can’t be reliably placed on flared case mouths time after time. This […]
In this video, we’ll walk through the process of installing a free-float hand guard. The handguard we’re using here is a Midwest Industries 12″ free float quad rail unit. In the next video, we’ll assemble the bolt carrier group, and check headspace.
Merry Christmas from the folks here at Ultimate Reloader! Hoping that you all are having a great day with family celebrating all that this season is about. Anyone get anything great that they want to share about? Thanks and safe holidays, Gavin
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 […]
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 […]