Tag: TL-1660

Part 3: 7 PRCW Bedding and Break In

Ever since I met Erik Cortina, I’ve been curious about F-Class. It’s finally time to shoot my very own 7 PRCW! 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, […]

Setting Up the Precision Matthews PM-1440HVT-2 Lathe

Manual machinery has always interested me. I’ve used the Precision Matthews PM-949TV Precision Mill, PM-1440GT, and TL-1660 on a variety of projects and they’ve served me well. While I still use these lathes, I needed something more—enter the PM-1440HVT-2. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video […]

7 PRCW Build Part 2: EC Tuner V2 Machining/Install

I recently kicked off my 7 PRCW build. Today, I’m going through all the steps to machine and install an EC Tuner V2!  *Note: For the O-Ring to work properly you should not go below the 0.935″ on the EC Tuner V2 tenon print. It is suggested that you cut a separate thread narrow relief […]

7PRCW Build Part 1: Woox Titano Chassis and Barrel Chambering

Some time ago, Erik Cortina challenged me to start shooting F-Class. I’m finally starting my F-Class build, a 7mm PRCW. 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 […]

Loading Precision .338 with Triebel Dies

It’s incredibly rewarding to build a rifle, load the ammo for it, and shoot it to measure the results. I decided to take out the .338 Lapua Freedom Rifle and do some load development with it.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept […]

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 […]

Re-creating Berger’s AMAZING 77 OTM 223 Load

The 223 trainer build we completed here on Ultimate Reloader is a one hole shooter with the factory loads from Berger: The Berger Match Grade 77gr OTM Tactical loads that is! In this story we’ll try and duplicate this load from some reverse-engineering and with some shooting. This will be fun! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC […]

22GT Ultra-Light Weight Build (Start to Finish)

Ever since I heard about the 22GT I thought to myself: I need to build one of these! And that’s exactly what I’m going to cover in this story- my ultra-light-weight 22GT build start to finish. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept […]

223 Trainer Build: My Most Accurate Rifle EVER?

Few things are as rewarding as shooting the rifle you just built on  your lathe. This satisfaction is compounded when your rifle’s performance exceeds your expectations! And that is what this story is about: my long-awaited 223 trainer build. For background, this rifle is based on the 6 Dasher PRS rifle I built here on […]

Precision Matthews TL-1660 Lathe Has Landed!

My dream lathe has finally arrived, and I wanted to take the opportunity to give you a quick preview! It’s the Precision Matthews TL-1660 Ultra-Precision metal lathe. Gordy Gritters and I show the “uncrating”, and also perform some quick demos. Stay tuned for the full review! Lathe Arrival Precision Matthews is on the spot with […]

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