Originally Posted by FrontierGander
a smokeless rig shooting BH209 IMO is the better way to go than being stuck with pellets.
Because you're not aware, some owners ARE shooting BH209 from the Ultimate rifle. I've done months of research on the differences in smokeless and the Ultimate. I'm not knocking smokeless and won't. However, even with the best built smokeless rifle, there's a limit to the BH209 you can use and what it will do. Both have pretty much been defined by all the smokeless shooters already. You'll find that those smokeless shooters are shooting smokeless powder for a reason.
So just having a smokeless rifle and shooting BH209 from it, won't give any more significant advantage than shooting a Pro Hunter or Apex.
Oh don't get me wrong, I don't like shooting pellets either, having shot BH209 since it became available here. I've always said that I'd never shoot pellets again but, I didn't have a custom rifle with these capabilities either. But the more you research and discuss shooting the Ultimate, when shooting 3 magnum T7 pellets the entire charge is completely burned in the first 9" of barrel at ignition. This eliminates any crud rings that shooters experience with every other muzzleloader.