Remington Model 700 Ultimate Details 8/7/2014


1) The Remington breechplug has a 5/16 socket; requiring about 80 ft. / lbs. to break loose. Under normal use, the Remington breechplug does not have to be removed at all. According to Remington, "On our design, the hole closest to the primer is a 0.062”, while the flash hole is a 0.041.”

2) Subject to change, Remington uses Permatex #91343 Anti-Seize (that part number is for the 1 oz. tube) for the breechplug: “A highly refined blend of aluminum, copper and graphite lubricants. Use during assembly to prevent galling, corrosion and seizing due to weathering or chemicals. Anti-Seize assures easier disassembly. Temperature range: -60°F to 1600°F (-51°C to 871°C). Salt, corrosion and moisture resistant – ideal for marine use. Non-aerosol version meets Mil Spec #907E.”
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3) The green Remington sabots have 25-30% higher tensile strength than any other previously released sabots.

4) Some previous attempts at using rifle primers in pistol brass have only been able to be reprimed properly a couple of times. This is due to the incorrect primer pocket depth when using parent pistol brass. Barnes Bullets reports up to 12 proper reprimes with the Remington rifle brass. Your mileage may vary and likely will. Remington says, "As far as repriming, it is recommended to reprime 5 times, but we have reprimed up to 10 times with absolutely no issues."

5) Remington testing of their Model 700 Ultimate against several other production muzzloaders, with 3 pellet “150 grain” loads, the Remington averaged 1 inch tighter 100 yard groups.

6) The Remington Ultimate ignites Blackhorn 209 superbly well. The folks at Blackhorn 209 / Western Powders will be publishing “Remington Ultimate Only” loading information.

7) Spinjag now offers a drop-in replacement ramrod for the Remington Ultimate, that includes the patented, rotating Spinjag for more consistent bullet seating and better accuracy. Contact Gun Innovations, see .

The above graphic shows why the moderate recoil load of 136 grains by volume of Blackhorn 209 (95 grains weight) combined with the 300 grain Parker Match Hunter is an outstanding long range load for the Remington Ultimate. See .

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