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Loading and Shooting Procedures

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Suggested loading procedures for your Model 700 Ultimate ML

Loading and Shooting Procedures:

For suggested loading data for your Model 700 Ultimate ML visit Remington's website at www.remington.com

WARNING! Only use Black Powder or Black Powder Substitutes such as PROOFED ™ or Triple Seven™ in your M700 Ultimate Muzzleloader. Never use modern smokeless gun powder even if it is black in color. The use of any other propellant besides Black Powder or Black Powder Substitutes may cause property damage, personal injury or death.

Black Powder, Pyrodex and Triple Seven

Black powder is the name that identifies the type of powder that is safe to use in muzzleloading firearms and does NOT refer to all powders that are black in color.  Some modern smokeless powders are black in color but are designed to be used in modern centerfire rifles and shotgun shells.  Identify the powder by name and NOT the color.  Pyrodex and Triple Seven are black powder replicas in powder or pellet form, that are intended for use in percussion type muzzleloading firearms and are the only black powder replicas that are  recommended for use in the Model 700 Ultimate ML.

PYRODEX powder or pellets are intended to be used as a volume-to-volume replacement for black powder.  It will produce similar performance characteristics as the same volume of the appropriate black powder.  A volumemetric powder measure set to 100 grains of Black Powder can be filled with Pyrodex powder instead to achieve similar results.  Pyrodex is used on a volume-to-volume replacement basis and NOT a weight-to-weight basis.

Triple Seven powder is NOT intended to be used as a volume-to-volume replacement for black powder or Pyrodex. To obtain similar velocities and pressures as black powder or Pyrodex powder, you must decrease the volume of Triple Seven powder by 15%. On a volumetric basis to replicate the same pressure and velocity of a 100 grain of black powder or Pyrodex load, you must calibrate your volumetric powder measure to 85 grains for Triple Seven.

For the latest information for Pyrodex or Triple Seven powders visit the Hodgdon's website at www.hodgdon.com.

WARNING! The use of ANY quantity of smokeless gun powder in this muzzleloading firearm will produce dangerously high pressures which may result in property damage, personal injury or death.

Black Powder is available in four grain sizes which are identified by a series of 'F's' marked on the container.  2Fg or FFg is used in .45 caliber or larger black powder firearms. This is a granulation recommended for use in this muzzleloading rifle.  FFg black powder granulation is recommended for use in this muzzleloader.  Do not use any other granulation of powder.

Pyrodex is available in two grain sizes: 'RS' or 'P' on the container. 'RS' stands for rifle and shotgun and is designed to be used with muzzleloading rifles and shotguns.  PYRODEX RS is recommended for use in this rifle.

Triple Seven FFG is designed for use in all calibers of percussion type muzzleloading rifles and shotguns.  Triple Seven FFG is recommended for use in this muzzleloading rifle.

NOTE: The Model 700 Ultimate Muzzleloading rifle is designed for use with a maximum powder charge of 200 grains of Triple Seven FFG granular powder, or 200 grains of Triple Seven pellets.

WARNING! Never exceed the maximum powder charge for this muzzleloading rifle. Failure to comply with any of these warnings could result in property damage, personal injury and/or death.

Projectiles:

There are two types of projectiles that can be used in the M700 Ultimate ML to provide accurate results.  Remington recommends for safety and performance to use only "Remington" branded Sabot Conical projectiles.

The Saboted Conical:

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The sabot of the saboted conical, engages the barrel rifling (rather than the projectile or conical itself) to provide a gas seal as well as to provide the rotation necessity to stablaize the projectile in flight.  A smaller-than-bore-size projectile is used with a sabot resulting in higher muzzle velocity and flatter trajectory.  The sabot is self-lubricating, there is no need to use additional lubrication when shooting saboted projectiles.  Never use a patch with a saboted conical type projectile.  Never use a sabot with a round ball.

The Lubed Conical:

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The lubed conical is the projectile which engages the rifling to provide a gas seal and stabilizing the bullet in flight.  Never use a patch or sabot with a lubed conical projectile.  Always use lubricant with any projectile that is to be used without a sabot.  Ensure the lubed conical is the correct caliber for the rifle used.

WARNING! Never use a jacketed bullet without a sabot.  Use only pure lead lubed projectiles designed for muzzleloaders. Do not use a sabot with lubed projectiles.  Not following these rules may lead to property damage, personal injury, and/or death.

Ignition Source:

The ignition source or primer is used to ignite the powder charge.  The Model 700 Ultimate Muzzleloader (UML) uses a special primed case for the ignition source called the Remington U.M.L. Ignition System. This source of ignition provides a hotter, more powerful ignition, for an extremely clean burning system.  Only use Remington's U.M.L. Ignition System in the M700UML.  The Remington U.M.L. Ignition Source case markings are "Rem UML R-P".

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To Load the Firearm:

WARNING! Always ensure the projectiles and powder are correct for this firearm.  Discharging an incorrect load may cause property damage, personal injury and/or death.

Preparing to Load:

Note: The bore should be cleaned before loading the firearm the first time.  Follow the cleaning instructions shown on "To Clean the Barrel".

  1. Always keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction.
  2. The firearm is in good working condition.
  3. Engage the safety mechanism by moving the safety arm fully rearward to the "SAFE" or "S" position.
  4. Open the action by raising the bolt handle, then pulling the bolt fully rearward.
  5. Ensure the firearm is not primed by looking into the ejection port, visually checking the loading port and breech plug nipple for an ignition source.  Remove the ignition source from the firearm.
  6. Ensure there is not a powder charge and a projectile in the barrel or any obstruction by inserting the ramrod with jag provided unto the bore until it stops. If the single wide notch near the end of the ramrod is even with the muzzle, then the firearm is unloaded and does not have an obstruction.  See Picture A.

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  1. If a load or a barrel obstruction is detected, see "To Remove a charge and Projectile" and "To Remove a Barrel Obstruction".

To Load the Powder/Charge

WARNING! Always wear safety glasses when handling firearms and firearm components.  Not wearing safety glasses may lead to personal injury.

  1. Saturate a clean patch with MZL™ Bore Cleaner or use a Remington pretreated MZL™ Patch & Bore Cleaner.
  2. With the barrel pointed up and away from the body or face, place the cleaning patch on top of the barrel.
  3. Using the ramrod and jag provided, place the jag onto the patch and push it fully down the barrel several times to remove all oils and fouling.
  4. Remove the ramrod from the barrel. Ensure the patch comes out of the barrel when the ramrod is removed.  If the patch does not come out with the ramrod, attach a patch remover jag to the ramrod.
  5. Insert the ramrod with the patch remover jag attached into the bore until the patch is located.
  6. Remove the patch from the barrel.
  7. Place a clean dry cleaning patch onto the barrel.
  8. Using the ramrod and jag provided, place the jag onto the patch evenly and push it fully down the barrel several times.  Repeat and replace the patch as required until the patch comes out of the barrel clean and dry.

To Clear the Flash Hole

  1. Place a Remington's U.M.L. Ignition Source onto the loading/ejection port.  See Picture 14.

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  1. Close the bolt by pushing it fully forward then rotate the bolt handle down, locking the bolt into position and the ignition source onto the nipple.
  2. Disengage the safety mechanism by moving the safety lever to the "FIRE" or "F" position.
  3. With the firearm pointed in a safe direction pull the trigger.
  4. Unlock the bolt and pull it fully rearward, extracting the spent U.M.L. Ignition Source.
  5. Remove the U.M.L. Ignition Source from the loading/ejection port. See Picture 14A.

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  1. Repeat steps 16 through 21.
  2. Engage the safety mechanism by moving the safety arm fully rearward to the "SAFE" or "S" position.

WARNING! Wait one full minute before attempting to load any powder into the bore.  This will allow time for any residual spark to be extinguished.  Not following these instructions may lead to property damage, personal injury and/or death.

To Load the Powder

  1. Place the rifle onto a solid firm surface with the muzzle pointed up, well away from your face and body.
  2. Using the recommended powder, pour the correct amount into a powder measuring device.  See "Black Powder, Pyrodex, Triple Seven" for the correct amount of black powder or black powder substitutes. Never exceed the maximum charge listed.
  3. Pour the measured powder into the bore of the barrel.

WARNING! Never pour the powder directly into the bore from a powder flask or container.  A lingering spark could ignite the entire container of powder. Always use an individual measuring device. Not following these instructions may lead to property damage, personal injury, or death.

To Load the Pelletized Propellant

  1. Place the rifle onto a solid firm surface with the muzzle pointed up, well away from your face and body.
  2. Using the recommended pelletized propellant, drop the correct amount of pellets into the bore.  See"Black Powder, Pyrodex, Triple Seven" for the correct amount of pelletized propellant. Never exceed the maximum charge listed for the powder used. See Picture 15.

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WARNING! Never exceed the maximum charge listed in the manual.  Only use propellants approved for use in the Model 700 Ultimate ML. Not following these rules may lead to property damage, personal injury or death.

To Load the Projectile

  1. Keep the rifle pointed in a safe direction. Keep the rifle on a solid firm surface with the muzzle pointed up, well away from your face and body.
  2. Insert the sabot into the bore by hand.
  3. Using a loading starter, push the sabot down the bore as far as possible. See Picture 16.

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  1. Remove the starter and place the ramrod into the bore.
  2. Push the ramrod down the bore until the sabot is firmly seated against the powder or charge. See Picture 17.

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WARNING! Do not pound on the ramrod to seat the projectile. Black powder and black powder substitutes are impact sensitive and may ignite from impact. Pounding the ramrod may also deform the projectile, possibly effecting accuracy. Not following these instructions may lead to property damage, personal injury or death.

Note: Reference marks are provided on the ramrod for a full load depth. Use these markings as a reference after each loading.

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  1. Remove the ramrod from the bore and place it back into the holder under the barrel.

To Prime the Firearm

  1. Place a Remington U.M.L. Ignition Source onto the loading/ejection port. See Picture 14.
  2. Close the bolt by pushing it fully forward then rotate the bolt handle down, locking bolt into position and the ignition source onto the nipple.

WARNING! The firearm is now cocked and fully loaded. Make sure the safety mechanism is still engaged in the "SAFE" or "S" position.  Always keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction. Failure to control the direction of a firearm when it is discharged may lead to property damage, personal injury and/or death.

WARNING! Always wash hands after handling ammunition components. See The Ten Commandments of Firearm Safety. Not washing after handling ammunition components may lead to personal injury.

To Discharge the Firearm:

WARNING! Always wear eye and hearing protection when discharging your firearm. Failure to use proper protective equipment may lead to property damage and/or personal injury.  See The Ten Commandments of Firearm Safety in this manual.

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  1. Point the muzzle at your intended target.
  2. Disengage the safety mechanism by moving the safety lever to the "FIRE" or "F" position.
  3. With the butt of the firearm firmly mounted against your shoulder and target acquired, pull the trigger.
  4. Engage the safety mechanism by moving the safety lever rearward to the "SAFE" or "S" position.
  5. Open the action by raising the bolt handle and then pull the bolt fully rearward.
  6. Remove the ignition source from the loading port/ejection port. See Picture 14A.
  7. Ensure the firearm is not primed by looking into the ejection port, visually checking the loading port and breech plug nipple for an ignition source.  Remove the ignition source from the firearm.

WARNING! If a firearm does not discharge when the trigger is pulled (misfire or hang fire), keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction and wait one numute before opening the bolt. Failure to control the direction of a firearm when it is discharged may lead to property damage, personal injury and/or death.

WARNING! If the "report" of the shot is noticeably softer or louder or in any way irregular, keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction; unload the firearm and check for bore obstructions. See "To Remove a Barrel obstruction". Discharging the firearm with a dirty and/or obstructed barrel may lead to property damage, personal injury and/or death.

How to Handle a Misfire

The Remington Model 700 Ultimate ML has been designed to discharge the instant the trigger is pulled.  A hangfire is when the charge does not ignite for several seconds after pulling the trigger.  A misfire is when the powder charge or the primer does not ignite after pulling the trigger.

  1. Always keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction. Be prepared for the rifle to discharge at any instant.
  2. Engage the safety mechanism by moving the safety arm fully rearward to the "SAFE" or "S" position.
  3. After one minute, open the action by raising the bolt handle, then pulling the bolt fully rearward.
  4. Remove the Remington U.M.L. Ignition Source from the loading port. See Picture14A.
  5. Place a new Remington U.M.L. Ignition Source onto the loading port.
  6. Close the bolt by pushing it fully forward then rotate the bolt handle down, locking the bolt into position and the Remington U.M.L. Ignition Source onto the nipple.
  7. Disengage the safety mechanism by moving the safety lever to the "FIRE" or "F" position.
  8. With the butt of the firearm firmly mounted against your shoulder and target acquired, pull the trigger.
  9. If the rifle does not discharge, repeat steps 1 through 8 several times while keeping the firearm pointed in a safe direction at all times.
  10. If the rifle does not discharge after several attempts the charge must be removed manually.  See "To Remove a Charge and Projectile".

To Remove a Charge and Projectile:

WARNING! NEVER assume your firearm is unloaded to justify careless handling. Always control the direction of the muzzle of your firearm, even if you think it is completely unloaded. Failure to always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction may lead to property damage, personal injury, and/or death.

  1. Always keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction.
  2. Engage the safety mechanism by moving the safety arm fully rearward to the "SAFE" or "S" position.
  3. Open the action by rotating the bolt upward then pulling the bolt fully rearward.
  4. Ensure the firearm is not primed by looking into the ejection port, visually checking the loading port and breech plug nipple for an ignition source.  Remove the Remington U.M.L. Ignition Source from the firearm.
  5. Remove the bolt assembly from the receiver by pushing the bolt release button while pulling the bolt assembly rearward until the bolt is clear of the receiver. See Picture 9.

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  1. Deactivate the powder charge by filling the barrel with clean water. Keep the barrel at a 35 to 45 degree angle so that any water passing through the breech plug will not run out the ejection port, and not into the trigger assembly.  See Picture 18.

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WARNING! Never attempt to remove a projectile from the bore until the powder has been fully deactivated. The powder has to be saturated with water. Not following these instructions may lead to property damage, personal injury or death.

  1. Remove the water from the barrel.
  2. Attach a screw type puller (not provided) to the ramrod or a cleaning rod.
  3. Insert the rod with a screw type puller attached, into the bore until the projectile is detected.
  4. Screw the projectile remover into the projectile.
  5. Keep the rod and barrel away from your body or face and pull the projectile from the barrel.
  6. If a sabot was used. reinsert the cleaning rod with the screw type puller and attach it to the sabot and remove from barrel.
  7. Clean and lubricate the complete firearm. See "Cleaning, Lubrication and Maintenance".

To Adjust Sights

WARNING! Before adjusting sights or mounting or adjusting sights or mounting or adjusting any telescopic sight, make sure the firearm is completely unloaded and the safety mechanism is engaged by placing the safety in the "SAFE" or "S" position. Failure to follow these instructions may lead to property damage, personal injury and/or death.

The firearm may be equipped with adjustable open sights. The rear sight is adjustable for both windage (left to right) and elevation (up and down).

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To Adjust the Rear Sight:

Elevation Adjustment:

  1. Loosen the elevation screw by turning it counterclockwise.
  2. Slide the rear sight slide in the direction you would like the point-of-impact to move.
  3. Secure the elevation screw by turning it clockwise. do not over tighten.

Windage Adjustment:

  1. Loosen the windage screw by turning it counterclockwise.
  2. Slide the rear sight aperture in the direction you would like the point-of-impact to move.
  3. Secure the windage screw by turning it clockwise.  Do not over tighten.

Telescopic Sights:

Some configurations of the Model 700 Ultimate ML may have a telescopic sight or mounting holes for mounting telescopic sights. If your telescopic sight requires adjustment, see the instruction sheet provided in the packaging.

NOTE: The mounts used on the M700 Ultimate Muzzleloader are the same mounts used on the M700 bolt action rifle.

 

 

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