Tag: Suppressor

New Rifles from Bergara at SHOT Show 2023

Bergara’s Collin Russell took the time to walk us through Bergara’s new offerings released at the 2023 SHOT Show. We’ve already had hands-on experience with the all new Bergara B-14² Crest and fell in love with it.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you […]

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 […]

Hands-On: New Bergara B-14 Squared Crest

Bergara just announced the B-14 Squared Crest, an ultra lightweight hunting rifle with long range features. In this video, we’re giving you a hands-on 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 […]

From 223 to 300BLK: Insane Dillon Conversion and Loading Setup

Previously we showed how to set up the DA3000 with the CP2000 and convert 223/5.56 brass to 300 blackout. To load the new brass, we have the Dillon RL1100 set up to load 220 grain subsonic 300 blackout ammunition and some machine guns to test it with. This is going to be FUN!  Disclaimer Ultimate […]

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 […]

Longshot LR-3 Two-Mile Target Camera

Tired of walking downrange to check your targets? Longshot Camera’s LR-3 two-mile target system allows you to see your shots in real time!  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, […]

Area 419 Maverick Recoil Quantified! (7 configurations)

Ever wonder exactly how much shooting suppressed affects recoil? We put the Area 419 fully modular Maverick suppressor to the test on our recoil rig and got some surprising results.  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 […]

IN-DEPTH: BANISH 30 Multi-Cal Suppressor from Silencer Central

Ultimate Reloader has recently partnered with Silencer Central. Today, we’re taking a closer look at the BANISH 30 suppressor in various configurations and with multiple calibers. In traditional Ultimate Reloader style, we’re also collecting and analyzing some specifications and data.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching […]

Threading a THIN Sporter Barrel for a Suppressor (30-06 Example)

That barrel is too thin to thread! I’ve heard that said multiple times, and I’ve even said it myself. So what do you do when you want to put a suppressor on your sporter rifle, and don’t have enough “meat” on your barrel? I’ll cover that in this story! Be sure to check out my […]

TESTED: Hornady Sub-X 190gr 300 Blackout

Hornady’s SUB-X bullets are optimized for expansion at subsonic velocities. How well will these bullets perform for 300 AAC Blackout? That’s the question we’ll answer in this story! 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 […]

Subsonic 9mm with Berry’s 147gr Plated Bullets

Once you start shooting suppressed subsonic 9mm on steel you won’t want to stop! In this story we’ll look at an economical subsonic load using Berry’s 147 grain plated bullets, the Dillon RL 1100 reloading press, and more. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content […]

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 […]

TESTED: Berry’s 220gr 300 BLK Bullets

There’s no doubt: Suppressed 300 Blackout Subsonic shooting is a TON of fun! When I think of close-quarters shooting with an AR-15, 300 Blackout subs are my go-to ammunition. The problem? These subsonic 300 Blackout loads require 30 caliber bullets in the 190-250 grain range which can get real expensive real quick! In this article […]

SilencerCo Hybrid: Overview and Setup

A suppressor is a very valuable “tool” for your firearms. But it’s REALLY REALLY expensive and difficult to obtain a suppressor in the USA. First you have the tax stamp ($200), the cost of the suppressor and accessories, and then you have up to a year wait (or even more). With all of the hassle […]

SilencerCo Products Overview

Most shooters know about SilecncerCo Suppressors, but there’s more to SilencerCo than just “cans”. In this article, I’m joined by Austin Harlan, owner down at The Range LLC in Yakima Washington. Austin is a SilencerCo dealer, and just the person to talk about SilencerCo products, reliability, and customer service! Here, we’ll discuss some of SilencerCo’s […]

SilencerCo Omega 30: First Range Day

Some of the great things in life take a long time to achieve. For me, the dream of having suppressors is one of those things! Having a “can” will open up exciting new capabilities, like being able to hunt without hearing protection (or hearing damage!). Here on Ultimate Reloader, I’ll have a bunch of content […]

Use Standard Muzzle Accessories on your AK

Owning AR-15s and AK-47s can be a bit like owning a Ford and a Toyota. If you want to fix and accessorize both vehicles, you’ll need to think in both Metric and SAE. It’s a bit of a pain to haul around multiple tool sets, but it’s something you need to do when owning both […]

Ruger Precision Rifle: Shooting 6.5 Creedmoor Suppressed

The Ruger Precision Rifle has become one of the most highly sought after firearms of 2015 and 2016. A big part of this soaring popularity is the fact that these rifles come standard with many features that today’s rifle shooter has come to want or even expect in a new rifle. One of these features […]

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