Tiny but Mighty! You’ve seen us tear up ballistics gel with a variety of big cartridges, but what about something small? 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, […]
Long-range rifle shooting has become a LOT more popular over the last five years or so, and the industry has taken notice! Now you can buy a 1/2 MOA rifle suitable for long-range shooting starting at about $1000.00 or even less. There are also a lot more great resources for long range shooting, including the […]
What’s better than shooting your AK-47? Shooting your AK-47 with tracers! That’s what I’m going to cover in this post. If you haven’t already done so, you’ll want to get caught up with things by reading and watching the following resources I’ve published recently: Light Up the Sky: Reloading and Shooting .308 Tracers High-Performance 7.62x39mm […]
For value-minded rifle buyers, there’s never been a better time than right now! Over the last 10 years, the “standard equipment” list of features and attributes for entry-level rifles has gotten better and better. If you told me 10 years ago that I’d be able to buy a rifle for $350-ish that was loaded with […]
If you want to build a precision rifle, you need precision tools. In the same way, if you want to load and shoot precision ammunition, you need the tools that will produce *and* validate the precision of your loads. A good chronograph is one of those tools! In this post I’m going to introduce you […]
One of the most important aspects of reloading rifle ammunition is correct brass prep. This is especially true when you are reloading military brass like 5.56 NATO (similar to .223 Remington) and 7.62x51mm (similar to .308 Winchester). These military cases are a great deal, and in some cases you can buy once-fired machine gun brass […]
If you are like me, you’ve been waiting for the highly-anticipated Hornady Rifle Bullet Feed system to arrive on the market. A big fan of the Hornady pistol bullet feed system (especially the all-metal collet die system), I can’t wait to get going with the rifle version of this system. And I won’t have to […]
In this article I’ll build on my last post which listed all of the items that you’ll need to start reloading rifle ammunition. Here are some additional resources here on Ultimate Reloader that will help you get off the ground reloading: Hornady Case Prep Center Hornady Case Prep Center – Rifle – Part II Hornady […]
Continuing with our discussion on Pistol Brass Prep Basics, in this post I’ll cover the “other half” of brass prep, rifle brass prep basics! Rifle brass prep tends to be a bit more involved, to take longer, and also to be more critical to the reloading process for rifle cartridges than pistol brass prep is […]
If you’re like me, as soon as you get a new rifle, you start to anticipate reloading for it. There’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of seeing your groups shrink after careful planning and successive batches of reloads. For most of us, there’s a particular rifle cartridge that we tend to reload most frequently. Which […]
In this video, you’ll see how to load .223 / 5.56 NATO ammunition for your AR-15 or other rifle with the Lee Loadmaster progressive reloading press. You’ll see die placement, press setup overview, and progressive reloading operation. Stay tuned! We’re going to be covering more Lee Loadmaster reloading here on Ultimate Reloader!
If you’re like me, you really appreciate quality tools and equipment. Furthermore, a good value for your hard-earned dollar is always a good thing! For a long time, I’ve had my eye on the Redding Competition series bullet seating dies. Perhaps like me, you’ve spent a while dialing in your COL when loading rifle, and […]
Part 2 of the rifle brass trimming walkthrough using the Hornady Case Prep Center.
Part 1 of the Hornady Case Prep Center Video series covering rifle brass trimming.
I’ve been testing and shooting videos of the RCBS Pistol Bullet Feeder- an exciting new product that was announced and demo’d at last year’s SHOT show. As of this writing I’ve tested it on the Dillon XL-650, The Hornady Lock-N-Load AP, and the RCBS Pro 2000. It’s a great product, and it really enhances pistol […]
This second video in a two video series finishes the demonstration of how to change calibers and load .223 reminton ammo on a Redding T-7 reloading press. In this installment, you’ll see the case charging process with the Redding #BR3 benchrest powder measure, and the bullet seating process. Note that for high-volume .223 Remington reloading, […]
This first video in a two video series demonstrates how to change calibers and load .223 reminton ammo on a Redding T-7 reloading press. In this installment, you’ll see the process of setting up the press for sizing and depriming, cleaning primer pockets, primer pocket chamfering, and priming on the Redding T-7 Turret reloading press.
The third and final part in a series of videos demonstrating how to setup the T-7 Turret reloading press and load 30-06 rifle cartridges.