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Learn the important components of your Model 700 Ultimate Muzzleloader.
The serial number is located on the shooter's left side of the receiver. See Picture 2.
Specifications for the correct projectile caliber intended for use in your firearm is located on the shooter's left side of the barrel. See Picture 3.
WARNING! Only use the specified cartridge type and caliber of projectile specified for your firearm as designated on the barrel. Use of an improper caliber or ignition component in your firearm could result in property damage, personal injury and/or death.
The manual safety mechanism of your bolt action firearm provides protection against accidental or unintentional discharge under normal usage when properly engaged and in good working order.
This safety mechanism is not a substitute for following the rules of safe firearm handling. The safety mechanism blocks the trigger, preventing the trigger from being pulled when fully engaged in the "S" or "SAFE" position.
The safety mechanism is located on the shooters right towards the rear of the receiver. To engage the safety mechanism, pull the safety lever fully to the rear toward the "S" position until the safety arm stops. See Picture 4.
Always engage the safety mechanism by moving the safety lever fully rearward before handling, loading or unloading the firearm.
Do not touch the trigger while moving the safety mechanism. Your fingers and all other objects should be kept outside of the trigger guard and away from the trigger until you are actually ready to discharge the firearm.
Never attempt to pull the trigger when the Safety Mechanism is activated in the "S" or "SAFE" position.
When you are ready to discharge the firearm, disengage the Safety Mechanism by pushing the safety arm forward to the "FIRE" position, marked with a "F". You have now disengaged the Safety Mechanism and the firearm is ready to FIRE. Se Picture 5.
WARNING! The firearm will discharge when the trigger is pulled and the safety mechanism is OFF or in the "F" or "FIRE" position. Failure to control the muzzle direction of the firearm when it is discharged may result in property damage, personal injury, and/or death.
Even when the safety is engaged in the "S" or "SAFE" position, careless handling may cause the firearm to discharge. See the "Ten Commandments of Firearm Safety".
In addition to the manual safety mechanism, the Model 700 Ultimate ML rifles incorporate passive features providing additional protection against accidental or unintentional discharge under normal usage and when in good working order. These passive features such as the firing pin system, steel alloys and/or their metallurgical treatments, the sear, the trigger engagements, the bolt lock-up system, the breech lock-up system, head space, and the trigger guard all work without direct input from the user as long as your firearm is kept clean and in good working order.
WARNING! Do not alter, modify, bypass, or render these safety features inoperative. Altering the firearm's safeties may lead to property damage, personal injury and/or death.
This firearm was originally sold with a key operated locking device to assist the owner in protecting against unauthorized use. These are storage locking devices. The firearm should be completely unloaded when stored or not in use.
These locking devices DO NOT eliminate the need for safe firearm handling and storage, including keeping this and every firearm unloaded and locked in a secure place when not in use. Read and follow these and other safety rules in this instruction manual. Failure to read, understand, and obey these rules can result in serious personal injury or death. See The Ten Commandments of Firearm Safety, in this manual.
Keep your locking device engaged when your firearm is not in use. Keep the keys in a secure place, inaccessible to others. DO NOT leave your keys or any ammunition components with your firearm, which should be kept unloaded and locked in a safe place. See Picture 6.
To secure your firearm with an external locking device, See instructions provided in packaging.
The bolt assembly locks the ignition source into position, containing the ignition pressures. The bolt assembly is a striker system, manufactured specifically for your firearm to maintain proper head space (distance between breech plug and the bolt head).
With the bolt handle to the shooter's right, align the bolt lugs with the receiver's lug cuts then slide the bolt assembly forward. See Picture 9.
Pulling the trigger DISCHARGES the firearm.
The Model 700 Ultimate ML rifles are equipped with a custom designed adjustable trigger assembly, the X-Mark Pro. The trigger assembly is a single action system which has been set at the Remington Factory for Optimal trigger pull weight. The factory settings provide a crisp, clean trigger pull for superior out-of -the-box accuracy for hunters, plinkers, and general target shooting. Rifles with trigger pull weight settings lower than the factory setting (below 3 lbs) are considered "Target" firearms, used only for precision competition shooting,under firing range or bench firing conditions. The Model 700 Ultimate ML rifles trigger pull force (weight) can be adjusted within limits.
All repairs to the trigger assembly must be made by the factory or a Remington Authorized Repair Center.
WARNING! Never place your finger on the trigger unless you are ready to discharge or fire the firearm. Careless placement of a finger on the trigger may lead to an unintentional pulling of the trigger and discharge of the firearm. This may lead to personal injury, property damage, and/or death.
WARNING! Never manipulate, adjust or change any of the internal components of your firearm unless specifically directed to do so in this instruction manual. Improper manipulation of any internal component may effect the safety and reliability of your firearm and may cause property damage, personal injury, and/or death.
WARNING! Changes from factory trigger settings may cause accidental discharge which may lead to property damage, serious personal injury and/or death.
Trigger adjustments may be made ONLY in the following circumstances:
WARNING! Never carry an adjusted rifle with an ignition source in the loading port or on the bolt plug nipple. Trigger pull on rifles used for hunting or for noncompetitive target shooting must never be adjusted. Carrying an adjusted rifle with a live ignition source on the breech plug nipple may lead to property damage, personal injury and/or death.
WARNING! If the proper trigger pull force is not maintained from trigger pull to trigger pull, then see "How to Obtain Parts and Service". Using a firearm with a trigger pull force which cannot be maintained may lead to property damage, personal injury, and/or death.
Note: The trigger force can be increased until the trigger will not move ar release the sear.
WARNING! The inside of the barrel must be clean and free of any obstructions. Discharging the firearm with a dirty and/or obstructed barrel may cause property damage, personal injury, and/or death. See "The Ten Commandments of Firearm Safety" and the "Muzzleloading Safety Rules," in this manual.
WARNING! NEVER try to remove an object from the barrel by loading another charge or ignition source and firing. Discharging a firearm with an obstructed barrel may lead to property damage, personal injury and/or death.
The breech plug holds an ignition source known as a primer and maintains the chamber pressure within the barrel. The Model 700 Ultimate Muzzleloader (ML) uses a special primer called Remington U.M.L. Ignition Source, which burns cleaner and reduces the overall cleaning effort. Since the Model 700 Ultimate Muzzleloader is a clean burning system it is not required to remove the breech plug for normal maintenance. The breech plug is located at the rear of the barrel in the receiver. See Picture 11.
Do not remove the breech plug under normal conditions or maintenance.
WARNING! Never attempt to remove a breech plug with a primer attached to the breech plug. Not following these instructions may lead to property damage, personal injury and/or death.
WARNING! If a load is in the barrel, do not attempt to remove it by discharging the firearm if you are (1) unsure the powder charge is safe, (2) unsure of the powder charge. Discharging the rifle with an unknown or unsafe charge may lead to property damage, personal injury and/or death.
WARNING! The breech plug must be seated correctly in the barrel to ensure the proper and safe operation of the firearm. Do NOT attempt to discharge the rifle if the breech plug wil lnot thread in smoothly and or tighten snugly to 100 in-lbs. If the breech plug cannot be seated or secured correctly, see "Repair Services". Discharging a firearm with a breech plug not secured correctly may lead to property damage, personal injury, and/or death.