Tag: Scope

What is the Leupold Optics Academy?

Did you know that Leupold Optics has their own academy? I recently visited their impressive range in Central, Oregon to test their Mark 4HD line. Watch or read on to learn more!  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The content […]

Quick Look: Leupold’s NEW Mark 4HD Scope Line

I recently attended an event at the Leupold Optics Academy to welcome a new family of American-made rifle scopes, the Mark 4HD series. Does it really have something for everyone?  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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Boyds XX Walnut stocks for the Marlin .45-70

Did you know that Boyds offers nice walnut stocks? Boyds is well known for their colorful, laminated rifle stocks, but it’s not as well known that they also offer walnut and maple in standard, X and XX grades.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content […]

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 […]

TESTED: Athlon Argos BTR 8-34×56 Gen 2 Scope

The Athlon Argos BTR Gen 2 8-34×56 recently topped our Boyds Pro Varmint Stock .22-250 upgrade. This time, we’re taking an in-depth look at the optic.  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, […]

Leupold Mark 5HD 5-25×56 Scope

We’ve covered the Leupold Mark 5HD 7-35×56 and the Mark 5HD 2-10×30. This time we’re looking at the Leupold Mark 5HD 5-25×56 we tested on the new 7mm PRC Bergara B-14 Squared Crest! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The […]

TESTED: Leupold Mark 5HD 2-10x30mm Scope

While we’ve featured a number of Leupold optics, today we’re taking an in-depth look at Leupold’s Mark 5HD 2-10×30.  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 […]

Leupold VX 5HD 3-15×44 Scope

I recently reviewed the Bergara Ridge Carbon Wilderness, a lightweight hunting rifle. I paired it with Leupold’s VX-5HD 3-15×44 riflescope. Here’s a closer look at the optic.  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, […]

New Optics from Leupold at SHOT Show 2023

John Snodgrass, marketing communications specialist at Leupold & Stevens, took a few minutes to walk us through the new optics announced at SHOT Show 2023, the Mark 5HD 2-10 x 30 and BX-4 Range HD rangefinding binoculars.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you […]

NEW Area 419 Match Scope Rings

Area 419 has just released their own scope rings. Craig Arnzen of Area 419 joins us to explain why these are different!  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 […]

Do Rimfire Suppressors Affect Accuracy? (let’s find out)

How do rimfire suppressors affect accuracy? We did some testing with the Anschutz 54.18 BR50-U7 to find out.  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 […]

Hands-On: Ultradyne C4 Dual Aperture Sights

If you’re looking for iron sights that allow fast target acquisition and precision- you’ll want to look at the C4 Dual-Aperture sights from Ultradyne. And there’s more to these sights- they also feature ballistic drop compensation! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept […]

What bolt action hunting rifle for just under $900.00 ?

My youngest son John has been hunting for 20 years, using a nearly 50-year-old 6mm Remington and a 100-plus-year-old 30-06 rifle! He’s done well with them, but mentioned that he’d like a rifle better suited for long range use, on game up to the size of an elk out to 500 yards.I told him I’d […]

Loading the 25-06 Hunting Loads with the MEC Marksman Press

We’re going step-by-step on how to handload reliable and accurate 25-06 hunting cartridges on the MEC Marksman single stage press. 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 […]

TESTED: SK Long Range Match 22LR (to 400 yards)

SK Ammo recently introduced the SK Long Range Match 22LR. Is it accurate enough for ELR style shooting? In this story, we put it to the test. 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, […]

TESTED: Leupold Mark 5HD 7-35x56mm Riflescope (Part 2)

We are back with part two of this two-part story featuring the Leupold Mark 5 HD Riflescope! In part one, we covered unboxing, features, installation, and bedding the rings to the scope tube. The Mark 5HD has 32 variations, ours being the 7-35x56mm version with the Leupold proprietary CCH reticle. For this  story, we’ll pick […]

Leupold Mark 5 Part 1: Unboxing & Bedding Rings

The made in the U.S.A. Leupold Mark 5HD has been a workhorse of a scope for us here at Ultimate Reloader. In this first part of a two part series, we’ll cover what’s in the box, features, installation, and Gavin’s experience of bedding the scope rings. In part two we’ll cover laboratory and field testing […]

AR-308 – Millett TRS-1 Scope Install

Following up on the last post covering the Millett Tactical TRS-1 scope, in this video I’ll cover the mounting procedure for this scope using a pair of Millett tactical scope rings (medium height). I’ll also demonstrate the use of the Wheeler Engineering Firearms Accurizing Torque (FAT) wrench. This is a simple scope mounting procedure where […]

AR-308 – Millett TRS-1 Scope Specifications and Details

In my last post, we took  a look at the features and overall fit/finish for the Millett TRS-1 tactical scope. In this post, we’ll get into more details and look at the specs for this scope. When you purchase the Millett TRS-1 scope, you get the following: Scope Dust caps (for objective and eyepiece) – […]

AR-308 – Millett TRS-1 4-16x50mm Scope Overview

One of the most important components of a good long range rifle is the scope. It goes without saying that a scope must hold zero in order for a rifle to shoot tight groups. The quality of the optics, the repeatability and accuracy of the windage/elevation adjustments, and other factors also play a key role […]

AR-MPR: Mounting Nikon Monarch Scope and M-223 Mount

In this post, we’ll look at what’s involved in mounting the Nikon Monarch 6-24 x 50mm riflescope to our AR-15 using the Nikon M-223 scope mount. Before we get on with the video, let’s take a look at the finished product: What’s nice here about using the Midwest Industries quad rail handguard, is the “continuous […]

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