Originally Posted by Brute
A little off-topic but I'm experimenting with 209 in my Rem 700 ML. Ignition is iffy with the factory vented nipple ,as was predicted by the manu. My question is: Does the nipple screw out of the breech plug on the Rem or is it made in one piece ? A couple of places offer replacement nipples to work with the BH 209 but damned if I can get the nipple removed from the breech plug without fear of Bubbaing it up. Help or info would be deeply appreciated.
Brute, Forgive the long post but I have a lot of time with one of these "guns". RANT MODE ON.
A friend picked up a 700ML in .54 cal out of the bargain barrel at a local gunshop. After hundreds of dollars of powder (including BH209), sabots & primers, countless trips to and hours at the range, it's been relegated to flagpole duty. To say it had inconsistent ignition is an understatement. Additionally, one needed a faceshield to keep from getting blasted by the blowby. Unless you are in to massive amounts of self abuse & wish to waste money, I'd put that thing (it's not a
on a rack over a fireplace mantle somewhere and spend the time on a good book.
For a good photo of ignition taken by a reviewer, go here:
Defining the Sealed Action Muzzleloader
His words? The remington 700ml was "mercifully discontinued". I'm with him 100 percent. RANT MODE OFF. Good Luck. You're gonna need a lot of it.