An unexpected product announcement from Remington is the Model 700TM Ultimate Muzzleloader. Remington used to make muzzleloaders but abandoned the market a few years ago. They have returned to the market with an innovative new design that incorporates a brand new ignition system called the AMP (Accelerated Muzzleloader Performance).
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.
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. With Remington’s patented breech plug technology, shooters can now experience centerfire-like performance and accuracy out of a muzzleloader.
The Model 700 Ultimate Muzzleloader will be available with either a synthetic Bell and Carlson Medalist M40 stock or a Laminate Stock. Both are have an MSRP of $1295, and both are shipped with a hardcase and 24 Primed Cases and 24 Projectiles.