Tag: Rock Chuck Olympics

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Backfire: What to Look for in a Rifle (Jim Harmer Interview)

What makes a good bolt-action rifle? With so many choices, what should you look for? Jim Harmer from Backfire lays it all out for us.  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 […]

Precision Rifle: Get On, and Stay On Target! Fundamentals From a World Champ!

Ever wonder how to get started in long range precision shooting? Today, we’re getting tips from F-Open champion Erik Cortina! 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 […]

World Champion Pistol Tips: Become a Better Shooter with Nils Jonasson

Nils Jonasson is a talented competitive shooter for CANiK and the winner of the 2023 Rock Chuck Olympics! Want to improve your pistol shooting? Watch the video and read on!  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 […]

TESTED: Longshot Hawk Spotting Scope Camera

Rather than a downrange camera system, today we’re looking at the Longshot Hawk, which attaches directly to your spotting scope. 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 […]

Flashbangs from Caldwell! (Awesome Target Hit Indicators)

A huge part of shooting steel is the resulting “ping.” Sometimes it’s hard to hear, especially when the targets are far away. Caldwell’s Flash Bang target hit indicators solve this problem, providing visual feedback for the shooter, spotter, and any spectators. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or […]

NEW: Wheeler Pro Series Gunsmithing Tools

Some time ago, I attended a Wheeler Tool rebranding in Moab, Utah. The toolset I brought home with me has since been my most frequently used tool set and the one everyone at the Rock Chuck Olympics grabbed to mount and swap scopes. Wheeler’s Professional Gunsmithing tool sets neatly contain everything you need!  Disclaimer Ultimate […]

NEW! Bergara Premier Competition: Now in 6GT

Bergara’s Premier Competition Rifle — all set up for PRS/NRL right out of the box — is now offered in 6 GT!  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 […]

Through the Lens: The Rock Chuck Olympics with Longshot

While the competitors got the glory, it was the behind the scenes media crew who really made the Rock Chuck Olympics. A huge part of the action was captured with Longshot LR-3 cameras and gave us a way to review shot footage to ensure accuracy!  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by […]

NEW: ATN X-Sight 5 LRF 5-25x

ATN’s offerings are quite different from the traditional optic. They have a number of features and capabilities like custom reticles and recoil-activated video recording that set them apart. We’ve been using the ATN X-Sight 4K Pro on an AR for a number of years, but are taking our first look at the ATN X-Sight 5 […]

Top Three Budget Hunting Rifles with Who-Tee-Who

Adam Wies, Mr. Who-Tee-Who, competed in the 2023 Rock Chuck Olympics and earned the Bronze Rock Chuck award. While in Washington, we talked budget rifles!  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 […]

5 Ways to Get on Target with Piet Malan

Piet Malan of Impact Shooting had quite the performance at the 2023 Rock Chuck Olympics. I took some time during the event to ask him about ways to get on and stay on target.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). […]

TESTED with 45 ACP: Berry’s 185 grain HBRN Bullets

We recently showed Kyle Shields loading .45 ACP on the Dillon XL-750 with the Double Alpha Academy Click-Adjustable Powder Knob. Today, we’re taking a closer look at the bullet we used—Berry’s .45 ACP 185 grain hollow base round nose bullets!  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching […]

.45 ACP Loading Session on Dillon XL-750 (New User)

While Kyle Shields has spent lots of time with single-stage presses, it was time to get him up to speed on progressives. I tasked him with loading .45 ACP on the Dillon XL-750.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The […]

7 Shots, 7 Kills: Hunting South Africa Part 3-of-3 (Rifle and Ammunition)

After harvesting a springbok, impala, and Oryx (Gemsbok) on day one and my Kudu bull on day two, Piet and I decided to take a closer look at the 6.5 Sherman Short custom rifle I did it all with.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video […]

7 Shots 7 Kills: Hunting South Africa Part 2-of-3 (Kudu + bonus)

In Part One of Hunting South Africa, I detailed my wife and I’s travel to South Africa as well as my first harvests there: a springbok, impala, and Oryx (Gemsbok). Day two brought new excitement and challenges in my quest for a Kudu bull.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading […]

7 Shots 7 Kills: Hunting South Africa Part 1-of-3

One of the wonderful things about shooting, hunting, and the outdoors is that it can connect you to a network of friends you’d otherwise never meet. I met Piet Malan of Impact Shooting at the SHOT Show several years ago, and despite being 10,000 miles apart, we’ve maintained a close friendship. He came to the […]

Rock Chuck Olympics E9: Winner and Awards Ceremony

With all shooting complete, it’s time to announce the winner of the 2023 Rock Chuck Olympics!  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) is […]

Rock Chuck Olympics E8: Rock Chuck PRS

Several of our competitors have considerable experience in PRS including Piet Malan and Erik Cortina. This final stage of the Rock Chuck Olympics gave them their best shots at the title.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The content on […]

2023 Rock Chuck Olympics Episode 7: Rifle ELR

After taking the Canik Rival-S long distance, it was time for our RCO competitors to take on Harold the evil rock chuck during our rifle ELR stage.  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, […]

2023 Rock Chuck Olympics Episode 6: Ridge Trail 2-Gun

The  Ridge Trail 2-Gun stage proved to be one of the most challenging stages yet. As it involved switching between carbines and pistols over tough terrain, it really mixed up the standings. Watch to see what happened!  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you […]

2023 Rock Chuck Olympics Episode 5: Pistol ELR

Stage 3, Pistol ELR, was designed to be challenging for everyone. You hear about long pistol shots, but most have never attempted them. This stage put competitors on the spot.  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 […]

Rock Chuck Olympics E4: Pistol Run-N-Gun

Stage two, Pistol Run N’ Gun depended largely on speed and was aimed at world champion Nils Jonasson.  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 […]

2023 Rock Chuck Olympics Episode 3: Hidden Rock Chucks

Each stage of the Rock Chuck Olympics was designed to be fun and challenging, but also cater to the strengths of one or more of the competitors. Stage one, Hidden Rock Chucks, was designed with our hunters in mind, Who-Tee-Who and Backfire.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article […]

2023 Rock Chuck Olympics E2: Training & Sight In

Day one of the Rock Chuck Olympics began with training and sight-in as each competitor readied themselves for the competition. 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 […]

2023 Rock Chuck Olympics Episode 1: Kick Off & Meet the Competitors

You’ve seen the trailer, but today we’re officially kicking off episode one of the 2023 Rock Chuck Olympics. Meet our five world-class competitors and watch to join the experience.  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 […]

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