April 24th, 2014

New Remington 700 High-Velocity ‘Ultimate Muzzleloader’

Remington has just introduced an all-new series of “Ultimate Muzzleloaders” that promise to “raise the bar” for muzzle-loading performance. These rifles, based on Rem 700 actions, feature a new type of ignition system with a special breech plug and a primed, brass case. The magnum-primer-fitted ignition casing is pushed onto the breech plug by the bolt (see illustration below). This creates a tight gas seal for the magnum primer, allowing reliable ignition of up to 200 grains of powder. That translates to higher velocities and more energy.

Remington Ultimate Muzzleloader

Video Shows How New AMP Ignition System Works:

Remington reports: “The Ultimate Muzzleloader sets a new performance threshold with the use of a closed breech system that provides a cleaner and hotter ignition. The AMP (Accelerated Muzzleloader Performance) ignition system uses a uniquely-sized brass case with a Remington 9 ½ large magnum rifle primer that is push fed into the breech plug creating a gas seal in the flash hole of the primer (see cutaway below). The result allows the shooter to load up to 200 grains of powder for increased range, energy, and on-game performance.

Remington Ultimate Muzzleloader

Using 200 grains of Triple Seven® Pellets in combination with Barnes’ Spit-Fire T-EZTM 250-grain muzzleloader bullets, the Model 700 Ultimate Muzzleloader gives the shooter the ability to reach velocities over 2400 fps. [A 300gr bullet can travel 2200 fps with 3300 ft-lbs. of energy.]”

Remington claims its new system yields “centerfire-like performance and accuracy out of a muzzleloader” with “higher velocities, greater energy, and further effective range.” In addition, the primed casings are easier to handle in the field compared to small 209 shotshell primers. Spare primed cases can be stored in a compartment below the receiver (see below).

Remington Ultimate Muzzleloader

Two stocks are offered — a gray/brown laminated stock or a gray Bell & Carlson M40 fiberglass stock. Both versions come with a 26″ stainless barrel. On the laminated model the barrel is fitted with rifle sights front and rear. The Rem 700 muzzleloader features an adjustable X-Mark Pro trigger, factory-set at about 3.5 pounds pull weight.

M700 Ultimate Muzzleloader – Synthetic
26-inch SS Fluted Barrel
Bell & Carlson Medalist M40 Stock with Storage
X-Mark Pro® Adjustable Trigger, 2.5-5 Pounds
24 Primed Cases and 24 Projectiles
Ships in a Hard Case
MSRP – $1295
M700 Ultimate Muzzleloader – Laminate
26-inch SS Fluted Barrel with Rifle Sights
Laminate Stock with Primed Case Storage
X-Mark Pro® Adjustable Trigger, 2.5-5 Pounds
24 Primed Cases and 24 Projectiles
Ships in a Hard Case
MSRP – $1295
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June 6th, 2011

National Muzzle Loading Rifle Assn. Spring Shoot, June 11-19

NMLRA logo Muzzle LoadingThe National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association (NMLRA) hosts its annual Spring Shoot from Saturday, June 11 through Sunday, June 19. The 9-day gathering will take place at the 600-acre NMLRA facility in Friendship, Indiana, with shooting events at the Walter Cline Range. Events will include daily black powder shooting competitions, early American living history demonstrations, special museum displays, youth activities, vendors’ displays, gunmaker demonstrations and much more.

NMLRA Muzzle Loading Shoot

NMLRA Muzzle Loading Shoot

Competitive shooting with muzzle-loaders is the focus of the NMLRA Spring Shoot. Matches include competition for every kind of front-loading firearm: rifles, pistols, shotguns, slug guns and chunk guns. As in recent years, the NRA National Muzzle Loading Championships will be held in conjunction with the NMLRA event at Friendship’s expansive Walter Cline Range.

NMLRA Muzzle Loading Shoot

The NMLRA National Firearms Museum located in the historic Rand House (circa 1876) will host special museum displays throughout the event. The exhibit will feature numerous Civil War-era carbines. In addition, the NMLRA Gunmaker’s Hall will be open daily during the week, exhibiting some of the finest examples of modern gun building by today’s master craftsmen.

NMLRA Muzzle Loading Shoot

Highlighting this year’s event will be the dedication and grand opening of the NMLRA Education Building, a project that has been years in the making. The new NMLRA Education Building includes an auditorium, several shops, classrooms, a kitchen, machine- and wood-working shop, and library/museum.

The NMLRA Complex in Friendship, Indiana
As the historic national center of muzzleloader shooting, education and competition in the U.S., the NMLRA headquarters and range complex are located on nearly 600 acres in rural and scenic southeastern Indiana. The Friendship facilities are an easy drive from nearby Cincinnati, Ohio, as well as the metropolitan areas of Louisville, Kentucky and Indianapolis, Indiana.

Photos courtesy National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association, all rights reserved by NMLRA.
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