Tag: scope mounting

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What Do You Need to Chamber Rifles?

Ever dream of chambering your own rifle barrels? Not just barrels, but benchrest-quality barrels capable of incredible precision? In this video, brought to you by the Colorado School of Trades and OTM Tactical, I walk through the equipment, machinery, training, and investment you’ll need to do just that! (Use code UR5 to save 5% on […]

New 22 ARC ELR Config with the Ultradyne UD5 Chassis

We’ve shown the UD Chassis in its shortest configuration with .308 Shorty in the UD3 and in its longest form — the UD7. Now we’re taking a look at the last variation of the UD chassis: the UD5. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content […]

Arrow Products Rock Vise

Made in the USA is the new Arrow Products Rock Vise, a compact tool designed for gunsmiths!  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) […]

ATN ThOR LTV 320 4-12x

After working with the ATN X-Sight 4K Pro and the ATN X-Sight 5 5-25x, we’re taking a look at ATN’s ThOR LTV 320×240 4-12x thermal rifle 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, […]

Athlon Cronus ATS Thermal Scope 50-640

Thermal scopes and predator hunting are things I’ve taken a recent interest in. In pursuit of those, I’m testing the new Athlon Cronus ATS Thermal 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, […]

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: 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 […]

Hawkins Heavy Tactical One-Piece Scope Mount

I took the opportunity to test the Hawkins Precision Heavy Tactical one-piece mount on the 7mm PRC Freedom Rifle.  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 […]

Inside Look: Colorado School of Trades Programs

We previously announced we are now working with Colorado School of Trades (CST)! If you are interested in becoming a professional gunsmith, watch or read on to learn about their curriculum!  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The content on […]

Hawkins Long Range Hybrid Scope Rings

Scope mounts are generally an afterthought after you buy the rifle and the optic, but what you select matters. Today I’m taking a look at Hawkins Precision’s Long Range Hybrid Rings. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The content on […]

Bergara Ridge Carbon Wilderness Lightweight Hunting Rifle

This year at SHOT Show, we saw Bergara’s newest offerings. The Bergara Ridge Carbon was one I thought offered great value at an affordable price, warranting 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 […]

Colorado School of Trades Partners with Ultimate Reloader

We’ve just on-boarded a new gunsmithing school partner, the Colorado School of Trades (CST)! 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 for demonstration […]

SDI: Extreme AR Accurizing

Most don’t think of AR’s when it comes to precision rifle builds. Rick Casner from the Sonoran Desert Institute joined us to explore AR accurizing.  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 […]

SDI: Show and Tell Rifle Builds

We’ve shown  how online gunsmithing works, what SDI is, and their programs. This time we discuss actual rifle builds with Rick Casner from the Sonoran Desert Institute.    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 […]

SDI: What Does a Degree or Certificate Get You?

Previously we discussed how online gunsmithing works and what SDI is. Today we talk to Rick Casner from the Sonoran Desert Institute about what their programs get you.  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 […]

SDI: How Does Online Gunsmithing Work?

Ever wonder how online gunsmithing classes work? Rick Casner from the Sonoran Desert Institute fills us in.  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) […]

50 BMG Rifle Build: Barrel Work (Machining / Chambering)

I recently showed how to make a rigid reamer holder in preparation for chambering for my 50 BMG. Today, we’re highlighting the barrel work.  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 […]

How-To: Machining a Rigid Reamer Holder (Rifle Chambering)

I’ve mentioned rigid reamer holders many times, most recently in my 50 BMG build kickoff. Today, I’m showing you how to make your own!  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 […]

[INSANE] 50 BMG Full-Custom Build Kick-Off!

I’ve been wanting a 50 BMG for 10 years. I originally planned content around an OEM rifle, but now, I get to build one!   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 […]

Common Bolt Faces Demystified (Bolt Action Centerfire)

The array of bolt faces and dimensions available can get overwhelming and confusing. Today, we’re clearing it 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 […]

Area 419 Orange Vise Maintenance and Barrel Change Jaw Kit

I previously shared a video of our “Ultimate Reloader red” Orange Vise. This time, we put it to work with the Area 419 jaw kit.  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 […]

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: […]

The Orange Vise: Next-Level Work Holding

I first heard of the Orange Bench Vise from some friends at Area 419 who said it is the best bench vise out there. I decided to investigate and found the orange vise is likely the coolest bench vise on the market with lots of aftermarket options. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal […]

7mm PRC Freedom Rifle Build (Chambering, Cerakote, Laser, more)

I wanted the ULTIMATE 7mm PRC rifle, and this story covers what I envisioned, why 7mm PRC was chosen, and how I built, Cerakoted, and laser engraved this rifle! Because this rifle has “1776” in the serial number, we decided to name it the “Freedom Rifle”! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: […]

7mm PRC Bergara Premier Build (Chambering, Cerakote, Stock, more)

For a long time I’ve wanted to build a rifle from-scratch with a Bergara action, and now is the time, and a 7mm PRC no less! 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, […]

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