Introduces Model 700TM Ultimate Muzzleloader

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).

remington Accelerated Muzzleloader Performance

Remington says….

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.

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  • sianmink

    That’s innovative. I’d worry about the proprietary (?) brass, but it should reload easy and almost indefinitely considering it’s not taking the chamber pressure.

    • Steve (TFB Editor)

      It looks easily reloadable to me. Someone will make a die for it.

      Still, it will probably make Remington some coin. Muzzeloaders are not belting out rounds like AR-15 shooters, many will happily just pay Rem for primed cases for the few rounds they shoot every year.

      • Michael Bergeron

        Most of the owners will probably take a few years to go through the provided brass and sabots. And it is a standard primer so all you would need is the right die to reload the primer when you run out of brass in a couple of years.

        • Anon. E Maus

          Given how the brass isn’t exposed to very much pressure, as long as you have primers available, they should last pretty much indefinitely.

    • Kovacs Jeno

      Proprietary brass: this will kill the entire concept. Why wasn’t good a standard pistol brass with magnum primer?

  • Guest

    remember back when muzzleloaders loaded through the muzzle? 😛

    • Steve (TFB Editor)

      Or shotguns had smooth barrels? 😉

    • macanizales

      Did you not read the article? It’s a muzzle loader with a enclosed primer system. All modern muzzle loaders use a primer, this one just utilizes a shell casing for easy handling/being able to lock it down with a bolt, for higher pressure loads.

    • Anon. E Maus

      Are you suggesting this gun doesn’t? You still pour in the powder through the barrel, as well as the bullet, it’s just designed to be as efficient as a muzzle-loader can be, the bolt-action lock ensures a good gas seal, and while I would have preferred that it used regular percussion-caps instead of proprietary Remington cases, I can see their reasoning for designing them the way they did.

      I prefer exposed hammers and percussion-caps when it comes to muzzle-loaders, but this rifle could be an excellent fit for certain niche roles, and I wouldn’t turn one of these down (if Remington can keep up with QC this time).

  • Any bets whether the brass is a shoulderless .30 RAR?

  • Raven

    So…it’s a Smith carbine. Someone wanna explain to me the attraction of muzzleloaders, and what exactly separates this thing from a single-shot bolt-action? I mean, I can understand shooting historical replicas. But at a $1250 price point in this style, what possible reason is there to not use a Model 700 BDL or any other centerfire?

    • Skokie

      It’s all about hunting tags and seasons. Hunting with a muzzle loader allows you to take advantage of different open seasons than a centerfire rifle tag. It’s a way of kind of gaming the system to put more meat in the freezer.

      • Michael Bergeron

        Yep for example in Missouri there are two separate firearms Deer seasons in the fall. One in November that is for your standard Centerfire rifles and shotguns and another in December that is muzzleloaders and Handguns only. So to hunt both seasons you need a muzzleloader or Handgun unless you want to use a bow.

  • AAHS

    You load the powder and bullet through the muzzle.
    The bolt action is just for the primer which is attached to a brass casing. Its just a very creative way to use existing rifle primers on a black powder rifle.

    • Motor-T

      Rifle primers exist? I’ll alert my hand loading friends.

  • I have seen it up close and personal at the NRA Show. Report to follow.

  • Markus

    Somehow I think there are just a few too many acronyms associated with the word ‘muzzle loader’.

  • opie

    so is this an FFL item or not, im betting it is, because its not a primitive ignition system, and built on a R700 action. id just rather a standard rifle as im betting this costs more than an older 700 with actual good quality control. you know when remington made quality guns, not pumping them out fast as possible glancing over QC. it is a cool and innovative idea, but honestly i dont see much of an advantage vs a standard 209 primed system, this just seems to require more work and more cost for shooting. im betting it takes “proprietary primer cartridges” another way to suck more money from consumers.

    • Michael Bergeron

      Won’t be an FFL item since you still have to load powder and bullet from the muzzle.

  • gunslinger

    neat little design.

  • Charles P

    And if they (Remington) again decide to “leave the market”, will these primers still be available?
    Not spending MY money for a big MAYBE/MAYBE NOT!

    • kodyiceman .

      They are regular 91/2 magnum primers and don’t half to be resized all they half to do is deprime and reprime. They make hand primers and deprimers the gun shoots well and it is very nice I have the bell and carsons stock and it will hold 2 inch groups at 350 yards I use 4 pellets and it sends them threw the 2 c.graphs at 2428 with a 250 grain at 50 yards out and it sends get this guys a 300 grain sst boat tail at 2576 with 4 777 pellets with a very impressive grouping I’m confident with my rifle I will shoot out to 400 yards. This gun has exceeded there statements in my testing and we use a 3rd c graph to see it posted the exact same and they all 3 have been calibrated for uspsa shoots and for archery so they are did on each shot only had a 20 fps spread in velocity! !

  • Chad

    I think the ignition system is nice!For sure no” blow back”, with the primer being “push” fed and inclosed.The only thing that concerns me is the primer being set in a brass casing,if Remington steps out of the industry again people who don’t reload or have a press could have a problem finding primers and some stores may not stock them anyway with demand being low.There is two well known outdoor supply stores in my area that dont have the primers in stock now and it’s September! This muzzleloader also is under FFL because it’s a regular 700 receiver and a .308 barrel is easily installed,with the crazy gun laws our country have…this could keep some good sportsmen from buying one.What I mean by crazy laws is…if you were arrested for a joint(marijuana) at age 19 you can’t legally own a gun! TC ENCORE is still the best!