Tag: Rifle Build

In-Depth: Boyd’s Agility Remington 700 Stock Upgrade (224 Valkyrie)

I saw the new Boyd’s Agility gunstock, and thought to myself: “I need one of those”. In this story, I’ll document my process upgrading my 224 Valkyrie Remington 700 with a Boyd’s Agility stock including pillar bedding job from A-Z! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching […]

Gordy Gritters’ Precision Rifle Building Class Overview (Extreme Accuracy Institute)

Ever dream of building your own custom rifle? Do you want to take your gunsmithing skills to the next level? Gordy Gritters’ Extreme Accuracy Institute is worth a closer look. In this story, I’ll review my experiences taking this class! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching […]

6GT Build Part 3: Barrel Break-In

I’ve always wanted a 6GT. Now that it’s complete, it’s time to send rounds down range! In this story, I’ll cover optics, break-in, and some first loads! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The content on this website (including videos, […]

Hands-On: Short Action Customs Barrel Vises

Changing barrels can be easy, or a bit tricky. Having the right tools helps, and that’s where the Short Action Customs barrel vises come in handy! Today we take a closer look at two vises from Short Action Customs, the modular vise and Bravo vise.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by […]

Modular Action Wrench from Short Action Customs

I very frequently use a variety of Short Action Customs (SAC) equipment in my gunsmithing shop and on the channel. I often use one action for multiple barrels, so a barrel vise and action wrench are everyday must-haves for me.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching […]

6GT Barrel Chambering, Polishing, Laser Engraving (In-Depth)

I’m building my first 6GT- and in this story we’ll cover the barrel work: muzzle threading, breech-end machining, chambering, and then barrel polishing and laser engraving! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms) The content on this website (including videos, articles, […]

6GT PRS Rifle Build Kick-Off!

It’s finally begun! My next rifle build is a super precision 6GT with an MDT ACC chassis and Bat TR action. Let’s kick off the series!  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The content on this website (including videos, articles, […]

Like No Other: Foundation Genesis 2 Rifle Stock (In-Depth)

Foundation rifle stocks are unlike any other rifle stocks you’ll see on the market. Made from Micarta, these stocks have a unique appearance and differentiated features. In this story we’ll go in-depth on the Genesis 2, one of the most popular rifle stocks from Foundation. About Foundation Foundation Stocks is a family business run by […]

Thousands of Reamers YOU can Rent From (and save 10%)

If you need a reamer or gages for a gunsmithing project, you need to check out 4D Reamer Rentals! In this story I’ll give you a quick look at the various reamers that are available from 4D Reamer Rentals. Rifle Reamers There are so many rifle reamers available from 4D Reamer Rentals that I can’t […]

22GT Ultra-Light Weight Build (Start to Finish)

Ever since I heard about the 22GT I thought to myself: I need to build one of these! And that’s exactly what I’m going to cover in this story- my ultra-light-weight 22GT build start to finish. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept […]

BUDGET 300BLK Ruger American Build with Fred Zeglin (Extended)

During a recent visit with Fred Zeglin of 4D Reamer Rentals at the Ultimate Reloader ranch, Fred and I decided that a “guest rifle build” was in order! In this story, I’ll tell the story of watching Fred re-barrel a 350 Legend Ruger American rifle to 300 AAC Blackout. What’s more: with simplified tooling. About […]

Weighing Down the XLR Element 4.0 Magnesium Chassis

In my last story covering the new XLR Element 4.0 Magnesium chassis, we saw just how light-weight this chassis can run with both centerfire and rimfire rifles. This time, we’ll weigh things down, swap buttstocks, and put a Bergara 6.5 PRC rifle in this chassis. Element 4.0 Magnesium From the XLR Product Page: The Element […]

NEW: XLR Element 4.0 Magnesium Chassis In-Depth

XLR, a leader in the rifle chassis space has just launched the latest version of their ultra-light hunting-oriented chassis: the Element 4.0 Magnesium. In this story, I’ll get hands-on with this new chassis and try it out both with rimfire and centerfire rifles. Let’s go! Element 4.0 Magnesium From the XLR Product Page: The Element […]

25 Creedmoor PRS Rifle Build: Start to Finish

Competitors will stop at nothing to have an advantage, and nowhere is this more evident than in the PRS shooting community. And that’s where 25 Creedmoor was born from. In this article I’ll chronicle a start-to-finish 25 Creedmoor build with some amazing parts, components, and tools. I hope you have as much fun reading this […]

300 PRC Budget Build part 2: Barrel and Stock Work, Break-In

This “300 PRC Budget Build” has been one of my favorite builds so far, and a perfect follow-on to taking Gordy Gritters’ Precision Rifle Building Class. I used this build as an opportunity to take on some new challenges, and to see what I could do with a factory Remington 700 rifle. If you haven’t […]

300 PRC Precision Loads Step by Step

300 PRC is a precision long-range cartridge and shooting platform. And when precision counts, the reloading process and capability becomes super-important. Match-grade loads can make the difference between a hit and a miss when you’re stretching out to 1000 or even 2000+ yards. In this article I’ll give you a complete walk-through of my current […]

300 PRC Initial Load Development: 225 grain ELD-M and Ramshot Magnum

Yes it’s tedious, and yet it takes a lot of time, but I really enjoy load development! And this time with 300 PRC, I’ll have two nearly identical barrels to perform load development  with. Both are match-grade barrels from Benchmark! One will be 1:9.5 twist (the custom 300 PRC used in this article), and the […]

300 PRC Custom Build: Optics and First Range Trip

Putting together this 300 PRC custom rifle has been a slow and meticulous process, and I’ve enjoyed each moment. There have been numerous details to work out, lots of research and time on the phone with various companies- and now it has all come together as a complete rifle. I spent the “quality time” necessary […]

300 PRC Custom Build: Benchmark Tactical Brake Machining and Install

When you’re talking magnum calibers, a brake is one of the best investments you can make! Sure, the guys shooting next to you may not like it, but it’s a GREAT way to take the edge off heavy recoiling rifles and cartridges. Benchmark is known for world-record-setting barrels- but they also make muzzle brakes! In […]

300 PRC Custom Build: MDT ACC Chassis Assembly, TriggerTech Diamond Install

This full-custom 300 PRC build has been a long road. I’ve spent hours on planning, research, building, and now assembly. The anticipation to see this rifle come together has been thick. And now it’s time to assemble the complete rifle! In this article I’ll cover trigger installation, assembling the MDT ACC Chassis, and putting the […]

300 PRC Custom Build Overview

It’s taken a lot of planning and preparation, but now it’s time! It’s time for the most in-depth rifle build I’ve ever taken on: my 300 PRC full-custom. This will be a rifle that I can reach further with, and every detail will be exactly what I want for maximum precision and accuracy. So in […]

HOWA 1500 Barreled Actions from Brownells: 6mm Creedmoor Build Kick-Off

For a LONG time I’ve wanted to build my own HOWA 1500 rifle, and I decided now was the time! HOWA actions are known to shoot really well- they are made in Japan, and the quality shows. But what if you want to build something “just the way you want it”,  and you don’t want […]

Seven Minute Del-Ton AR-15 Kit Build Step-By-Step

Are you like me? Do you have a few spare AR-15 stripped lower receivers laying around that need rifles built from them? Now is a *great* time to build an AR-15 because component prices are low, and kits/parts are in stock! For years I’ve been wondering about Del-Ton kits, and I’d like to share with […]

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