Moreover, Remington says on its website that the muzzleloader “consistently shoots groups rivaling centerfire rifles.”
Welcome to the era of the 300-yard muzzleloader—at least, this is what Remington has claimed with the introduction of its new blackpowder rifle.
As John Travolta’s Vincent Vega said in Pulp Fiction: “That’s a bold statement.”
Bold indeed. How does Remington justify it?
Because the rifle is built on the strong M700 action, a shooter is safely able to use 200 grains of powder to propel the bullet, giving the Ultimate Muzzleloader a velocity advantage over most blackpowder rifles, which max out with 150-grain charges.
Caliber .50 cal.
Weight 8 lb. 14 oz.
Trigger Pull 4 lb. 15 oz.
Barrel Length 26 in.
Overall Length 44 ¾ in.
Getting more specific, Remington says that with four 50-grain pellets of Hodgdon Triple Seven powder behind a 250-grain Remington AccuTip sabot, the rifle generates 2,400 fps of muzzle velocity and a trajectory with 23.8 inches of drop at 300 yards using an initial zero of 1 ½ inches at 100 yards.