The Remington Model 700 Ultimate Muzzleloader changed the muzzleloader hunting world forever when it first came on the scene a few years ago. Here's why.
Though many of the muzzleloaders typically used by hunters these days have really come a long way from those used by Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett, most still can't hold a candle to modern centerfire rifles chambered in cartridges like the 7mm Remington Magnum.
However, things are starting to change with new offerings like the Remington Model 700 Ultimate Muzzleloader.
Indeed, more companies are starting to offer more muzzleloaders designed and marketed for long range hunting. While "long range" is certainly a relative term for a muzzleloader, the Remington Ultimate Muzzleloader was one of the first so called super magnum muzzleloaders and is capable of performance that muzzleloader hunters could only dream of a few years ago.
The Remington Model 700 Ultimate Muzzleloader incorporated a few unique features that originally set it apart from the rest of the pack. They say that imitation is the highest form of flattery, and a number of other models (like the CVA Paramount) now incorporate many of those same features.
Watch the video to see what makes the Remington 700 Ultimate Muzzleloader special.
Pretty impressive right?
By using a modified Remington Model 700 bolt action with a special breech plug and primed case that could accommodate a magnum rifle primer and safely shoot up to 200 grains of a black powder substitute, the Remington Model 700 Ultimate Muzzleloader can shoot at a higher velocity than typical muzzleloaders. This results is a relatively flat trajectory for a muzzleloader.
When that relatively flat trajectory is combined with the high degree of accuracy and precision that this muzzleloader is capable of, the result is a pretty long effective range.
The 26-inch stainless steel barrel contributes to the 47-inch overall length, with a 13 3/8" length of pull. When the innovative U.M.L. Ignition System and 50-caliber Premier AccuTip bullets combine, it's a force to be reckoned with.
Muzzleloading truly did change for the better when this gun came out. If 300-yard performance is more achievable, come muzzleloader season, you've got a whole new world of possibilities.
Though newer offerings like the CVA Paramount give the Remington UML and its MSRP of $1,015 a good run for its money, the Remington muzzleloader is still considered one of the best muzzleloaders for hunters these days. I don't see that changing any time soon either.