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MUZZLELOADERS

 

This page is a list of custom muzzle loader builds. 

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Ken Johnson Converted Muzzle Loader

 

This muzzle loader was orinionally built by Ken Johnson in a .50 caliber BE Express. I converted this rifle to a .45 caliber smokeless muzzle loader using the origional Hankins Large Rifle Magnum Primer Ignition System. The rifle is now a smokeless muzzle loader in .45 caliber and wears a new muzzle brake with a loading funnel.  It is furnished with a three piece ram rod and spin jag. The rifle is topped off with a Nightforce scope and Talley rings. 

 

DEADEYE  (45 CALIBER SMOKELESS MUZZLE LOADER)

 

This is the winning rifle from the Spring 2018 Kentucky Challenge. 

 

This handsome rifle was built using a Remington 700 stainless steel short action and a hybrid-fluted Brux 1-18 twist barrel. The stock is a McMillan Tooley MBR with a custom paint job done in my shop; Black with Cobalt Blue candy over silver.  We have a Jewell trigger and an ADL Bat trigger guard on this rifle.  It has a custom muzzle break designed for the smokeless muzzle loader and all metal has been bead blasted to a matte gray finish.

 

45 CALIBER SMOKELESS MUZZLE LOADER

This rifle was built using a Remington 700 stainless steel short action and a Brux 1-20 twist barrel. The stock is a Boyd's Varmint Thumbhole in Forest Camo.  It has a Jewell trigger and an ADL Bat trigger guard.  It also has a complete custom ram rod system and a custom muzzle break designed for the smokeless muzzle loader.  All the metal has been bead blasted to a matte gray finish. 

 

45 CALIBER SMOKELESS MUZZLE LOADER

This rifle was built using a Remington 700 blued short action and a Brux 1-20 twist barrel. The stock is a Manners MCS-T2 with a custom paint job done in my shop in olive drab green with black spider web.  It has a Jewell trigger and an ADL Bat trigger guard.  It also has a complete custom ram rod system and custom muzzle break designed for the smokeless muzzle loader.  The barrel has been bead blasted to a matte gray finish.  

 

45 CALIBER SMOKESLESS MUZZLE LOADER DUO

Both of these rifle were built using a Remington 700 stainless steel short action and a Brux 1-20 twist fluted barrel. The stocks are Boyd's Laminate in Tawny Brown; 1 is a Thumbhole Varmint and 1 is a Pro Varmint.  They have a factory Remington 700 X-Mark Pro triggers and ADL Bat trigger guards.  These rifles also have a complete custom ram rod system and all the metal has been bead blasted in a matte gray finish.  

 

TOTAL CHAOS  (45 CALIBER SMOKELESS MUZZLE LOADER)

This rifle was built using a Remington 700 stainless steel short action and a Brux 1-20 twist hybrid fluted barrel. The stock is a Bell & Carlson Modified Varmint Tactical with a orange marblized and gold leaf custom paint job done in my shop.  We have a Jewell trigger and a BDL trigger guard on this rifle.  The one also has a high gloss mirror polish on all metal parts and the flutes are painted black.

 

45 CALIBER SMOKERLESS MUZZLE LOADER

This rifle was built using a Remington 700 stainless steel short action and a Brux 1-20 twist barrel. The stock is a McMillan Sporter in a gray marble finish.  We have a Timney trigger and an ADL trigger guard on this rifle. A complete custom ram rod system and all the metal has been bead blasted to a matte gray finish.  This rifle also has a Vortex scope mounted in Vortex Precision Matched rings.

 

45 CALIBER SMOKELESS MUZZLE LOADER

This rifle was built using a Remington 700 stainless steel short action and a Brux 1-20 twist barrel. The stock is a Boyd's Laminate Thumbhole in Nutmeg.  We have a Jewell trigger and an ADL Bat trigger guard on this rifle.  A complete custom ram rod system and all the metal has been bead blasted in a matte gray finish. 

 

45 CALIBER SMOKELESS TC ENCORE

Here we have a Thompson Center Encore with a camoflauge stock, stainless steel action, and a Brux/MGM barrel utilizing the Hankins Break Action Ignition System.  Barbed wire fluting gives this rifle a unique look.

 

45 CALIBER SMOKELESS MUZZLE LOADER

This rifle was built using a Remington 700 stainless steel short action and a Brux 1-20 twist fluted barrel. The stock is a McMillan with a custom paint job done in my shop; black with toxic green spider web.  We have a Jewell trigger and a BDL trigger guard on this rifle.  A complete custom ram rod system, barrel band, TC power rod, and custom muzzle break designed for the smokeless muzzle loaders are also part of this build.  

 

40 CALIBER SMOKELESS MUZZLE LOADER

This rifle is a little different from my standard builds.  This is a purpose built rifle and that purpose is for long range target shooting.  The rifle is built using a Bat action, Rock Creek 40 caliber barrel with a 1-16 twist, a Shehane laminated stock finished with 12 coats of clear and polished to a glass like finish. The picatinny rail is also a Bat creation and the muzzle brake on this rifle is a custom self timing brake I manufacture in my shop. The scope is a Delta Stryker second focal plane 5-50X56 power with a 34 mm tube, mounted ina set of nightforce rings. 

 

  45  CALIBER SMOKELESS MUZZLE LOADER

This rifle was built using a Remington 700 stainless steel short action and a Brux 1-20 twist barrel. The stock is a Manners T4 with a custom paint job done in my shop, we have a Jewell trigger and an ADL Bat trigger guard on this rifle. A complete custom ram rod system and all the metal has been Cerakoted in tactical black. 

 

 

45 CALIBER SMOKELESS MUZZLE LOADER

This rifle was built using a Remington 700 short action stainless steel action and a Brux 1-20 twist barrel. The stock is a Manners T4 in a midnight camo, we have an ADL Bat trigger guard, a complete custom ram rod system and one of my custom muzzle brakes designed for these muzzle loaders.

 

45 CALIBER SMOKELESS MUZZLE LOADER

This rifle is built on a Remington 700 stainless steel short action, Brux stainless steel Hybrid fluted barrel, one of my custom muzzle brakes designed to be used on these muzzle loaders and a Boyds Laminated thumbhole stock in forest camo. The scope is a Trijicon mounted in Nightforce rings and on a 20 MOA nightforce base. 

 

45 CALIBER SMOKELESS MUZZLE LOADER

This rifle was built using a Remington 700 stainless steel short action, Krieger barrel with a 1-20 twist, a jewell trigger and a Richards Micro Fit stock with 12 coats of clear applied. 

 

45 CALIBER SMOKELESS MUZZLELOADER

This rifle is built on a Savage Target action, right bolt left port.  The barrel is a Brux stainless steel custom contour with a 1-20 twist and comes with a muzzle brake and thread protector.  (Muzzle brake not pictured.)  The trigger is a factory Accu-trigger set at a clean and crisp pull 2.5 pounds. The stock is HS Precision Varmint custom painted black with toxic green spider web.  The scope is a Vortex PST 6-24x50 mounted in Vortex Precision Match rings and Picatinny rail.

 

 THOMPSON CENTER ENCOR 45 CALIBER SMOKELESS MUZZLELOADERS

These two rifles were converted to the Hankins Ignition System (HIS).  One rifle was originally a 45-70 and the other one was a 45 caliber muzzleloader.

 

REMINGTON ULTIMATE 700 MUZZLELOADER 45 CALIBER CONVERSION

This rifle is built on a Remington 700 ultimate muzzleloader.  The barrel is a Brux stainless steel #17 modified contour with a 1-20 twist with a muzzle brake installed. The trigger is a Remington X-Mark Pro adjusted for a clean and crisp pull of 3 pounds. The stock is factory Remington laminated wood with alternating layers of black and grey.  The scope is a Leupold mounted in Leupold rings and Picatinny rail.

 

45  CALIBER SMOKELESS POWDER MUZZLELOADER

This rifle is built on a Stiller Predator stainless steel short action, Brux modified #17 contour barrel finished at 26 inches.  The trigger is a Jewel set at 2 lb., The stock  is from a Remington 673 Guide gun, and the barrel channel was opened up to accept the larger barrel.  

 

45  CALIBER SMOKELESS POWDER MUZZLELOADER

This rifle is built on a Remington 700 stainless steel short action, Brux modified #6 contour barrel finished at 26 inches plus muzzle brake, with a custom barrel band and ram rod ferrell.  The trigger is a factory Remington set at 3 lb., The stock  is a Boyd's Thumbhole Varmint dark grey laminate.  The scope is a Zeiss Hensoldt ZF 4-16x56 FF LT mounted in Precision Match rings and a 20 MOA Picatinny rail.

 

Remington Ultimate 700 Muzzleloader 45 Caliber Conversion

This rifle is built on a Remington 700 ultimate muzzleloader.  The barrel is a Brux stainless steel #17 modified contour with a 1-20 twist.  The trigger is a Remington X-Mark Pro adjusted for a clean and crisp pull of 3 pounds. The stock is factory Remington Bell & Carlson. 

 

45  CALIBER SMOKELESS POWDER MUZZLELOADER

This rifle is built on a Remington 700 stainless steel short action, Krieger modified #17 contour barrel finished at 28 inches plus muzzle brake, with a custom barrel band and ram rod ferrell.  The trigger is a factory Remington set at 3 lb., The stock  is a McMillan Varmint.  The scope is a Nightforce 8-32X56 NXS mounted in Nightforce rings and Picatinny rail.

 

REMINGTON ULTIMATE 700 MUZZLELOADER 45 CALIBER CONVERSION

This rifle is built on a Remington 700 ultimate muzzleloader.  The barrel is a Brux stainless steel #17 modified contour with a 1-20 twist with a muzzle brake installed. The trigger is a Remington X-Mark Pro adjusted for a clean and crisp pull of 3 pounds. The stock is factory Remington laminated wood with alternating layers of black and grey.  The scope is a Leupold Mark 4, 4.5-14x50 LR-T Mill Dot reticle mounted in Nightforce rings on top of a Nightforce Picatinny rail.

 

45  CALIBER SMOKELESS POWDER MUZZLELOADER

Remington 700 stainless steel short action, Krieger modified #17 contour barrel finished at 28 inches, custom barrel band and ram rod ferrell, Jewel trigger set at 1 lb., Richards Microfit Modified Thumbhole Target stock in a black laminate high gloss clear coat and a Pachmayr recoil pad, Nightforce 5.5-22X56 NXS mounted in Vortex Precision Matched rings and a Nightforce 20 MOA Picatinna rail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 shot group from 100 yards with Parker 275 grain BE bullets shot with rifle above.

HANKINS 45 SMOKELESS POWDER MUZZLELOADER

Remington 700 Short Action, Krieger 45 Caliber 1-20 Twist 30 Inch Fluted & Bead Blasted Barrel, (Modified Sendero Contour), Richards Mico Fit Stock, (Modified Tactical Thumbhole), Clear Coat Finish, Custom Made Barrel Band And Ram Rod Holder, Millett 4x16x56 Side Focus Long Range Tactical Scope, Burris Rings And Bases.  This Muzzleloader Shoots 250 Grain Bullets At 3000 FPS And groups Under 1 Inch MOA. 


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