Remington had the chance to use Lothar Walther barrels, yet chose to use a much lessor barrel, theirs. Shame....I'll second Hankins conversions. 5 or 6 years ago he converted the Rem muzzleloader on a 700 action to smokeless. New barrel and ignition system. Great gun. Shoots 3" 5 shot groups at 350 yds. It is heavy. Best suited to stand hunting. Using 275 gr Parker bullets (no sabot) anIMR 4198 pwder.
It was Remington's Ultimate muzzleloader, just released about 5- 7 years ago. I never fired it as built. Just bought one and sent it to Hankins for conversion. Got back a great barrel, bedding, a good ignition system and a die to form bullets to the barrel. My load produces 2800 fps out of the barrel.
Although SML may not be legal during a dedicated muzzleloader season, if your state has a general season where CF rifles are allowed, it very well could be legal then.I wish smokeless ML's were legal for ML hunting seasons in my state.
I wish I could find power and primers to buy for it.
There's one for sale on MM.still looking for a smokeless muzzleloader
I strongly suggest the Hankins conversion. I have one that was a CVA scout V2 and it shoots amazing. Ragged 1 hole groups at 100 yards. I personally have taken a whitetail with it at 302 yards last year. 275 grain Pittman bullet allegedly going 2550. (Chrono says a bit otherwise) but not to far off. Love the gun. Cleaning is a breeze. I’ll never go back. ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE GUN. Have taken deer at 165, 208,233 and 302 yards. Good luckI am want a smokeless muzzleloader. I’m looking for around 300yds
I have a tc encore with pellets
I have looked into the arrowhead barrel
Axisworks builds a mean ML.
Sitting here at the range as we speak with one. To be honest, I was a bit nervous to shoot it at first. I have had it in my safe for about 2 months and have shied away from bringing it out.
A buddy has one, and he brought it to a local steel range, and let me load it shoot it several times, and really eased my mind. We were hammering steel out to 717 with it. So talk about a boost in confidence.
So, here I sit at the range, I have my checklist so I don't blow my rifle up or face off. I triple checked everything, and shots #1&2 are high, but touching at 100.
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Those are some big holes...
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Dial down 14.25MOA and right 5.25MOA, and shot 3 more. Adjusted up 2, right 1 and called it good.
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View attachment 279400Very nice.