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Making Power Factor (NRL Hunter)

How do you make power factor for NRL Hunter matches? What even is power factor? I decided to take an in-depth dive to make this concept easy to digest.  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 […]

INSANE Precision: 223 Loads using Forster Equipment

Knowing how accurate the 223 trainer rifle Gavin built is, especially when combined with Berger’s factory 77 grain OTM ammo and Travis’ handloads, it seemed natural to also build that same load using Forster’s unique Co-Ax press and associated equipment.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching […]

Have a Need for Speed? Try the 204 Ruger!

What happens when two firearms industry giants put their heads together? The 204 Ruger, brainchild of Ruger and Hornady, is known for its high velocity, accuracy potential, minimal recoil and flat trajectory. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The content […]

Uncrating and Assembly: SnapSafe Titan XXL Double Door Modular Safe

If you want a safe that’s easy to move, and can get into basements, upstairs rooms or other hard to access areas, a modular gun safe is the answer! Snapsafe (a Hornady company) offers a variety of modular safes: In this story, we take a look at the Titan XXL! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / […]

Reloading 223 / 5.56 with Berry’s 55gr FMJ Bullets (Dillon RL-550C)

Recently, Berry’s Manufacturing released their first Jacketed Bullet- the classic 55 grain FMJ 22 cal bullet for the AR-15! In this story, we’ll take a 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, […]

TESTED: Hornady 7mm 150 grain CX Bullets w/Ballistics Gel (7mm Rem Mag)

Curious about Hornady’s new monolithic hunting bullet? Let’s take a look at the CX in 7mm Rem Mag!  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 […]

IN THE SHOP: X-10 Progressive Press from Frankford Arsenal

My near-production-model Frankford Arsenal X-10 10-station progressive reloading press has arrived at the Ultimate Reloader shop! In this story, I’ll give you a preview of what the final shipping model will look like, do a quick 9mm loading demo, and disclose plans for the X-10 here at Ultimate Reloader. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making […]

TESTED: IMR 8133 Smokeless Powder

Last year I was unable to find my old favorite slow burning powders locally, but I found a couple of pounds of IMR 8133 and decided to investigate. Since then, I’ve become a fan of this powder, which we’ll take a close look at in this story! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal […]

Like No Other: Foundation Genesis 2 Rifle Stock (In-Depth)

Foundation rifle stocks are unlike any other rifle stocks you’ll see on the market. Made from Micarta, these stocks have a unique appearance and differentiated features. In this story we’ll go in-depth on the Genesis 2, one of the most popular rifle stocks from Foundation. About Foundation Foundation Stocks is a family business run by […]

Hands-On: Rifle KRAFT Marksmanship Evaluation System

Your reloading bench has the best equipment and components. You produce top-quality ammunition. Your rifle is top shelf. The question remains, are you able to shoot as good as your gear? The Rifle Kraft test has some answers.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content […]

TESTED: Hodgdon’s CFE Pistol Smokeless Powder

If you’re looking for a versatile powder for revolvers or semi-auto handguns, CFE Pistol certainly deserves your attention. That’s the powder that’s front and center 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 […]

TESTED: MDT Gen 2 CKYE-POD Triple Pull

I’ve been a fan and user of the MDT CKYE-POD since it first came out and have been desperate to test the MDT Gen 2 CKYE Triple-Pull Bipod. Here we take a closer look at its capabilities for both small and large calibers.  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this […]

Now Available: Wheeler F.A.T. Stix

A while back, I showed you a preview of Wheeler’s new F.A.T. Stix- and now you can buy them! In this story, we’ll take a look at what you can do with them! Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The […]

TESTED: Hodgdon’s CFE-223 Smokeless Powder

Have you used Hodgdon’s CFE 223 ball powder? CFE stands for Copper Fouling Eraser and is designed to provide greater accuracy for longer periods of time with less cleaning, making it ideal for competition and varmint shooters. It’s also not just for 223!  Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this […]

EXTREME Powder Temperature Testing: Varget -vs- TAC

Temperature affects powder and velocity— but how much? Take a look at our extreme temperature testing for answers.  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: RCBS Turret Press

The RCBS Turret Press is a 6-station cast iron press with on-press priming. Interested to see the press in action? That’s what we’ll cover 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 […]

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: Hodgdon Retumbo

If you’re loading magnum cartridges, you may be familiar with Hodgdon’s overbore cartridge powder — Retumbo. To learn more, read on and watch the video! About Hodgdon’s Retumbo From the manufacturer’s product page:  This magnum, extruded powder was designed expressly for the really large overbore cartridges such as the 7mm Remington Ultra Magnum, 300 Remington […]

TESTED: CMMG Radial Delayed Blowback

A lot of people don’t realize how challenging it is to develop an AR pistol or SBR that will feed and function reliably. In this story, we’ll look at CMMG’s Radial Delayed Blowback technology, learn why it was developed, and how it has a drastic taming effect on recoil. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making […]

Forster Co-Ax Bench-Mounted Primer Seater

I’ve used handheld primer seaters and press-mounted primer seaters, but I’d never tried a bench-mounted unit. Let’s take a look at the Forster Co-Ax Primer Seater!  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, […]

Ultimate Reloader CMMG AR Recap

CMMG is updating their full line of AR’s, so I thought this would be a great opportunity to “look back” at my CMMG AR stories before looking towards new experiences with the refreshed lineup. Today I’ll walk you through each of Ultimate Reloader’s CMMG ARs, what I’ve done with each, and why I like each […]

Plated vs Jacketed Bullets: Load Data and Considerations

Reloading with Plated Bullets can save you money, help you shoot in more places, and help you with shooting characteristics – but what about load data? I recently had the chance to speak with Berry’s Manufacturing about plated bullets and special considerations. In this story, I’m sharing the insights I gleaned from that conversation. Disclaimer […]

419 ZERO Modular Shell Holder System

Do you want precise control over shoulder bump? In this story we check out Area 419’s ZERO Modular Shell Holder system, and how it can help decrease variability and improve efficiency. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The content on […]

Berry’s QD-500 Vibratory Tumbler

Berry’s QD-500 Vibratory Tumbler is different from other vibratory tumblers because of its Quick Detach bowl feature. In seconds the bowl can be popped off and replaced by another bowl. In this story, we show you how it works. Disclaimer Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video […]

Mark 7 APEX 10 Autodrive Unboxing, Setup, Overview, Loading 45 ACP

Do you want to load ammunition with more efficiency and ease on your Mark 7 APEX 10 or Evolution? Enter the Mark 7 Auto Drive! Mark 7 has charted new territory with their intuitive, powerful Autodrives for their presses. Check out this story as we walk through the unboxing, assembly, and set up on our […]

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