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Old 04-03-2014, 10:00 PM
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Re: Ultimate Muzzleloader......

Looking good the fun begins! Any time you fiend money and end up with groups like that you should be pleased! Let's see the 500 yard groups now! ;)
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Old 04-04-2014, 07:12 AM
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Re: Ultimate Muzzleloader......

Pretty amazing for a Muzzle loader and the gun isn't even broken in. Are you doing a throrough cleaning on the rifle, nipple and such at the end of the range session? How's does that cleaning go compared to a rifle?
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Old 04-04-2014, 07:59 AM
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Pretty amazing for a Muzzle loader and the gun isn't even broken in. Are you doing a throrough cleaning on the rifle, nipple and such at the end of the range session? How's does that cleaning go compared to a rifle?
According to Ultimate and all the other owners I've talked with, there's no cleaning of the "nipple". That's actually a pretty unique design and different for a muzzleloader and what we're used to. I looked over the spent .45 Win Mag cases very well and they're as clean as before being fired. When discussing it with Ken, he stated that if I wanted, I could clean around the breech but, cleaning the flash channel/hole was completely unnecessary and never needed.

As for cleaning, its easier and faster than any other muzzleloader I've ever owned. I remove the brake and put that in a container of Butch's BP Bore Shine. Then using two (2) patches with the bore shine, run them into the barrel and spin each around at the breech. A third dry patch came out as clean as it went in. Lube the inside of the barrel with another patch and its cleaned. Remove the brake from the container, wipe it off dry, lube and reinstall it. The whole process, even though it was the first time, took less than 5 minutes, which included a light coating of corrosion protection to all outside exposed metal. The entire action was COMPLETELY SPOTTLESS.

This weather in northern MI has limited me to just the one session so far, it doesn't look very good for the next few days either. I lightened the trigger pull when I cleaned it and am excited about trying that next time.
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Old 04-04-2014, 05:19 PM
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Re: Ultimate Muzzleloader......

If I get a membership at the local gun range your welcomed to come down and shoot here in the great state of Nebraska! Range is good to 600 yards. As of right now shooting in my grandparents corn fields only good to 400. you could shot there if you want also. ;)
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Old 04-04-2014, 07:13 PM
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If I get a membership at the local gun range your welcomed to come down and shoot here in the great state of Nebraska! Range is good to 600 yards. As of right now shooting in my grandparents corn fields only good to 400. you could shot there if you want also. ;)
Thanks for the offer.
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Old 04-12-2014, 08:02 PM
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Re: Ultimate Muzzleloader......

Hey Guys, I'm an inch away from pulling the trigger on either a black widow or a carbon barreled one. I want it drilled and tapped for sights as I will potentially hunt colorado with it, but also will use it mostly with a scope. What is your take on the fluted steel barrel vs the carbon barrel? I will be mountain hunting with it, so weight is an issue, but I don't think the weight difference is that big. Any reports or accuracy/durability on the carbon barrels? I'm leaning away from the thumbhole as I dont like the ergonomics of it, is the regular mcmillan stock as good as the thumbhole?
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Old 04-12-2014, 09:15 PM
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Re: Ultimate Muzzleloader......

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Hey Guys, I'm an inch away from pulling the trigger on either a black widow or a carbon barreled one. I want it drilled and tapped for sights as I will potentially hunt colorado with it, but also will use it mostly with a scope. What is your take on the fluted steel barrel vs the carbon barrel? I will be mountain hunting with it, so weight is an issue, but I don't think the weight difference is that big. Any reports or accuracy/durability on the carbon barrels? I'm leaning away from the thumbhole as I dont like the ergonomics of it, is the regular mcmillan stock as good as the thumbhole?
I didn't handle either the carbon or widow, so I'm out on answering that. How much weight difference there may be, I don't know. As far as the thumbhole McMillan, I'm happy with it. I have a Leupold VX6 with a 50mm scope and my cheek is in the proper position on the stock.

Ergonomics........... Well as a retired Ergonomist, if I were working with McMillan I would ask them to move the thumbhole forward about 1/4". It would then be anthropometricly closer to the 50th percentile males thumb base (purlicue) to trigger finger position.
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