It seems a little counter-intuitive for Remington to introduce a new version of their Model 700 rifle literally weeks after announcing one of the biggest recalls in all of firearms history of that exact same model. And yet, here we are.
The rifle is a bog-standard Remington 700 with a muzzleloader barrel pressed into the front of it. The gun uses pre-formed or loose powder and commonly available muzzleloading caliber bullets, but the nifty part is at the back. Instead of needing to slide small primers onto yet smaller nipples, the gun uses modified .308 Wnchester brass with standard rifle primers to touch off the powder charge. It makes for a much easier loading experience, and those who already reload modern cartridges will be able to replace the primers on these as well. Or you can just buy them pre-primed.
The only problem with this gun is that you still need to visit your local FFL to pick one up. Because the action is still a standard short-action Remington 700 and you can easily crank the barrel off and replace it with a .308 Win tube it doesn’t meet the requirements to be sold NICS-free. Muzzleloading hunters might overlook that small inconvenience, but for those whose past history might preclude them from purchasing anything but “antique” firearms it will definitely keep them from buying one.