Tag: Rifle Build

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308 Shorty Build: Machining, Chambering, Cerakote

Before chambering my 308 Shorty build, I had to decide what length to cut the barrel to and what color to Cerakote it. I put out the poll, and you all answered! Now that the results are in, we’ll cover the end-to-end process in this story.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: […]

How short? 308 Shorty Build Kick-Off

Though I typically feature more modern cartridges in my rifle builds like the 7mm PRC, I’ve recently developed an affinity for the 308, partly due to testing the Bergara B-14² Crest. I’ll be basing my next rifle build (a 308 shorty) around the Foundation Dominion stock and BAT Igniter action, but need some help deciding on […]

Silencer Central’s BANISH 46: Our Most Versatile Suppressor Yet!

The BANISH 46 from Silencer Central is our most versatile suppressor yet! Read on to find out why! 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, ammunition reloading data, technical articles, gunsmithing and other […]

338 Lapua Build Start to Finish

If you liked the 7mm PRC Freedom Rifle Build, you’re going to love this 338 follow up! 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, ammunition reloading data, technical articles, gunsmithing and other information) […]

AWESOME Light-Weight Rails from SRS (Arca, Picatinny, Combo)

Salmon River Solutions (SRS) makes a number of specialty rails — let’s take a closer look.    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, ammunition reloading data, technical articles, gunsmithing and other information) […]

6GT Precision: From Reloading to 1000 yard Shooting

It’s time for some insane precision with 6GT! In this story we get hands on with the load, the gear, and the process from start to finish. 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, […]

XLR Bottom Metal + Hawkins Hunter Mag (Upgrading my 22GT)

Hawkins Precision and XLR Industries have worked together on a Hunter DBM and magazine upgrade for the XLR Chassis system. Let’s get hands on with it. 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, […]

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 […]

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