- Sep 19, 2017
Okay, so now I’ve got to ask the stupid question.... What is UF? I thought you were talking, and I was looking, at a Remington Ultimate. I evidently missed something somewhere....You're right, the UF rifle breech plugs are non-removable. That whole issue was intentional, because of two reasons, one, it was thought that shooters would damage the threads if the breech plug was removable. The other, was more money was to be made by replacing breech plugs. The breech plug threads wedge themselves into the barrel threads on the UF. Very little fouling continues to get into the threads after its wedged in place, after only a few rounds shot. To remove them, the nipple almost always breaks, then it has to be drilled. Once a hole is drilled in the plug, a large EZ-out is used to remove the remaining threads of the plug. Remington made their plugs much harder, thus removable.
Yes, it ends up being like a sidelock and quite easy to clean.