Ultimatum U300 Production Halted

Ultimatum Precision U300

Ultimatum Precision announced the company was halting all production of the U300 bolt action. The U300 action is shown above.

According to a press release published on The Shooting Wire, the company’s CEO, Christopher Ng, decided to end the U300 action in favor of developing a new Deadline bolt action that will offer a number of enhancements. The press release stated that Ng, who began with the company earlier this year, recognized “some obvious shortfalls…in the action.”

The new Deadline action will offer a number of new enhancements. These are just a few:

  • compatibility with¬†custom handloads
  • the use of twin¬†ejectors
  • compatibility with double stack magazines
  • additional real estate for mounting scopes

Ultimate Precision will offer a full refund to anyone who has deposited money on the U300. Additionally, these shooters will have the opportunity to buy a Deadline at a “special price” when they become available.

According to the company’s website, a U300 replacement – presumably the Deadline – will be replaced by a new model that should be ready in the fall of this year.

The U300 had a retail price of $998 – $1,098 depending on options. No word on pricing of the new action. I would expect it to be in the same neighborhood, but the company may have to increase costs due to the additional R&D.

Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


  • PK

    Interesting! I do love to see more options when it comes to building bolt actions.

    • Jared Vynn

      I’d like to see more budget oriented offerings.

      • Frank

        If you want a budget one then go for a ruger.

  • Raptor Fred

    In a time when you can buy two 1MOA rifles for the price of this action………

    • Sunshine_Shooter

      The you can be assured that this action will shoot much better than 1 MoA.

      • Raptor Fred

        That’s usually the work of the barrel. But ok.

        • Sunshine_Shooter

          Weird. I wonder why competition shooters have been spending so much money on actions all these years… I guess they just don’t know what they’re doing.

        • Tox

          Yeah, Ar15.com called and said that in a bolt gun, the action matters…

  • Haulin’ Oats

    I think the U300 has been around less than a year and is now discontinued. Either it’s too expensive for what it is, or the company has some serious (or lack of) marking issues when it comes to demonstrating it’s capabilities to us (the general public).

  • jonp

    hmmm…$1,000 for an action that won’t be an improvement on Mr. Mauser’s.

  • Klaus Von Schmitto

    I’d love to know what “compatibility with custom handloads” means. Could you only shoot factory ammo with this thing?

    • JMR

      Yup same here. That was a huge wtf are you talking about moment.