Tag: Ultimate Reloader

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How It’s Made: Bat Custom Rifle Actions

Have you ever wondered how a custom rifle action is machined and assembled? I certainly have, and in this article (and video) I’ll take you on a tour of the shop at Bat Machine in Post Falls Idaho and in the process show you how they build world record setting rifle actions! About Bat Machine […]

Winner Announcement: RCBS Rebel Master Reloading Kit Giveaway

Hello everyone! In this post, I’m pleased to announce the winner of the RCBS Rebel Master Kit Giveaway contest sponsored by RCBS and Midsouth Shooters Supply! Congrats Arnold! As you saw in the video, the winner of this contest is Arnold O. from Maryland! Some info from Arnold: I hunted small game and deer growing […]

Where have all the primers gone? (2020 Edition)

Seriously? Another reloading primer shortage? Unfortunately, YES. In this story I’ll talk about the “Great Reloading Primer Shortage of 2020”, and give you some ideas regarding where to find them. Let’s Break Down What’s Happened Well, this is going to be a familiar story for anyone who’s been lamenting the year 2020. Here’s some high-level […]

TESTED: Athlon Ares BTR GEN2 4.5-27x50mm Riflescope

I recently put together an “ideal” hunting rifle setup that could also serve as a great long-range target shooting rifle. This setup incorporated both the Bergara B-14 HMR Wilderness 6.5 PRC rifle, and the Athlon Ares BTR GEN2 4.5-27x50mm Riflescope. In this article, I’ll take an in-depth look at the Athlon Ares scope including tracking, […]

150,000 Subscribers on YouTube, BOOM! (and what’s next)

This week “gavintoobe” (my YouTube channel that hosts Ultimate Reloader) had the odometer “roll over” 150,000 subscribers. WOW! I wanted to take a moment to celebrate this milestone, and also thank all who have helped me make it to this point. To put this in perspective, in the picture below you can see approximately 109,000 […]

Micro Cabin Ultimate Reloader Bench Build

Over the past month, I’ve completely transformed my mountain-top shooting facility. Some of the developments include finishing an illuminated 100 yard shooting range with Concrete Shooting Bench, building a micro cabin, and building a reloading bench inside that micro cabin. Now I have a shooting and reloading facility that will take my shooting and content […]

TESTED: Bergara B-14 Wilderness HMR in 6.5 PRC

Bergara rifles have seen a drastic increase in popularity in the last few years, and for good reason. Precision, features, quality, and value are all strong points, and that’s certainly true of the rifle I’ll be covering in this article. It’s the Bergara B-14 HMR Wilderness– a rifle equally fit for long-range shooting and hunting. […]

Delayed: Progressive Press Shootout Update and Specifics

Hello everyone! I wanted to provide a quick update as to what I have planned for the “Progressive Press Shootout”, talk about some delays I’ve encountered, and update the estimated date for the publication of this “mega story”. What Happened to Spring/Summer? Originally, I had planned to publish this story in either the late Spring […]

Enter to Win an RCBS Rebel Master Reloading Kit!

Like the new RCBS Rebel? You’re in LUCK! I’ve teamed up with RCBS and Midsouth Shooters Supply to giveaway an RCBS Rebel Master Reloading Kit, but don’t wait to enter, the giveaway ends on 08/14/2020! Don’t wait! Enter HERE: If You Haven’t Seen the RCBS Rebel Here’s the video from my story covering the new […]

NEW: Universal Bullet Seating Die from Frankford Arsenal

One bullet seating die for pretty much any bottleneck rifle cartridge from 22 cal to 338? Is this possible? Yes- and it’s one of the new products for 2020 from Frankford Arsenal. Let’s get hands-on! About the Universal Bullet Seating Die From the Midsouth Shooters Supply product page: Frankford Arsenal Universal Bullet Seating Die by […]

Hands-On: Lyman Case Prep Xpress

The Lyman Case Prep Xpress is one of the most popular motorized case prep tools out there- and in this article, I’m going to get hands-on with this machine! What’s In the Box The Lyman Case Prep Xpress is a fully-featured case prep solution. In the above image, you can see clockwise from top-left: Power […]

Different By Design: Hornady Vibratory Trickler

I have a LOT of powder measures and powder tricklers, but this is totally different: it’s the Hornady Vibratory Trickler! In this video/article I’ll show you this unique trickling system in-depth! What’s In the Box The Hornady Vibratory Trickler comes with the following: Base unit Trickler assembly Instruction sheet Before using the Hornady Vibratory Trickler, […]

Hands-On: NEW CMMG Endeavor 6mm ARC AR-15

If you’ve been curious about the all-new 6mm ARC cartridge, you’re in the right place! I’ve been having a great time getting hands-on with this new cartridge: both with my own handloads, and with factory ammunition. In this article I’ll give you an in-depth look at CMMG’s new Endeavor 300-series AR-15 chambered in 6mm ARC! […]

Please Welcome Creedmoor Sports, Save $$$

Today I have some exciting news to share: Creedmoor Sports has come onboard as an Ultimate Reloader partner, and together we’ll be focusing on precision rifle shooting sports. Here’s more about this new partnership! Explore Creedmoor Sports Creedmoor Sports has been in business a LONG time (since 1979), and has a lot to offer for […]

Quick Look: Hornady Lock-N-Load Case Prep Trio

Looking for  a versatile-yet-affordable case prep tool? The Hornady Lock-N-Load Case Prep Trio could be the solution, and that’s the topic of this article! What’s In the Box The Case Prep Trio comes with the following: Case Prep Trio power head (power switch and DC socket are on back of unit) Power adapter (USA plug […]

TESTED: Starline 6mm Creedmoor Brass (Large and Small Primer)

Starline brass has performed really well for me, and 6mm Creedmoor is no exception! I’ve spent quite a while loading and shooting 6mm Creedmoor Starline brass with both large and small primer pockets, and in this article I’ll share both my first hand experiences AND a bunch of lab data quantifying the consistency and performance […]

NEW RCBS Rebel Press: Unboxing, Overview, Loading, Comparison

There’s a new single-stage reloading press in town from RCBS, and it’s called the Rebel! I was fortunate to get my hands on the first “public copy” of the press, and in this article I’ll tell you all about it! A more massive successor to the RCBS Rock Chucker Supreme, this press is built like […]

Hands-ON: Rimfire KYL Rack from D-M Targets, AR500 Steel Fun

If you are looking for a great rimfire training tool, or just a really good time you have to check out the Rimfire KYL Rack from D-M Targets! What is a KYL rack? It’s from what’s called a “Know Your Limits” stage in rifle matches (like PRS). The idea is to shoot at multiple targets […]

6mm ARC: Fact or Fiction? Real Performance Results, From-Scratch Experimental Load Development

6mm ARC is so new that as of the writing of this article, published load data did not exist! But I wanted to get some real-world results with my new CMMG Endeavor 300 6mm ARC AR-15 published as soon as I could, and therefore embarked on an exciting journey. And that’s the subject of this […]

Overview: Sinclair Competition Shooting Rest

As a part of my recent shooting facility upgrades, I just finished building a concrete shooting bench (see this article). To complement the shooting bench, I recently got an amazing rifle rest: the Sinclair Competition Shooting Rest. In this article I’ll give an overview of this rest, and share some great initial results from shooting […]

DIY Concrete Shooting Bench and Slab for Under $300

A concrete shooting bench has been high on my list of priorities for a while, and I’ve finally completed my first such installment. This has already made a huge difference in the quality of data and results I’ve observed when testing rifles and ammunition, so I feel like I’ve accomplished my “mission”. In this post […]

Win a Mark 7 Evolution! (LIMITED TIME)

Do you REALLY want a Mark 7 press, but don’t have one? For a limited time, you can enter to win one of these amazing machines! You must enter before the end of June, so enter NOW! Enter NOW! It takes only a couple minutes to enter, just click here: Official Giveaway Page (terms and […]

NEW 6mm ARC: What it is, Announcements, What Should I Show?

Today Hornady introduced a new rifle for the AR-15 platform called 6mm ARC (Advanced Rifle Cartridge). In this post, I’ll summarize what I know about this new cartridge, help to make an industry announcement, talk about my plans with 6mm ARC, and request your thoughts and input for content ideas! 6mm ARC is HERE! 6mm […]

5 Shots, One Hole: 6 Dasher Load Development Initial Results

Load development is a critical pathway that leads to “great things” for those of us that are obsessed with precision and accuracy. What’s difficult about load development is how time consuming it can be. Variables include brand of brass, powder type, powder charge, primer type, bullet type, bullet seating depth, and more. If you multiply […]

NEW Expanding Mandrel Die from L.E. Wilson

I do a lot of shooting with loads using brand new brass. And the results can be downright impressive! One challenge I’ve had with loading new brass (a frequent issue) is excessive neck tension. New brass necks tend to come a tad undersize (0.001″-ish). There are also situations where you’ll find dented or imperfect case […]

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