posted by admin on Oct 13
Every once in a while a product comes along that has a perfect name and this is one of them! Ultimate Firearms has been in the custom weapon building business for over 30 years and it shows. When you meet owner, Ken Johnston, you get the immediate impression that if his weapons are as solid as his handshake, you’re in luck. Getting right to the good stuff on the BP Express, we have to start with its looks. You may choose a thumbhole style or regular styled stock with gorgeous laminated durable wood finishes. Stainless, thick barrels, with bolt actions finish off this one of a kind weapon.
If looks aren’t enough to set this one apart from everything else out there, then its performance will be. Every time I pull mine out of the case, most of the guys in camp gather around. And, after I squeeze off the first round, the rest will make their way over. The first time I dropped 5 pellets down its gaping maw, a murmur fell over what was left of the crowd as others scurried for large trees. Peeking around like Red Squirrels, they barked high pitched warnings at me, while my grin just widened. Throwing open the bolt and dropping in a primed .45 Win Mag casing only brought forth more squeals and leaf rustling. The 2lb. trigger on the Howa action broke clean and yet another hole appeared in the center of the paper plate at 300 yards.
When at the range, you may only get two shots off in a row before you have to hand it over and explain all the details to the crowd. They will look at you like your trying to sell them snake oil out of a covered wagon. You explain to them, that the breech pressure is tested at 125,000 P.S.I., which would destroy most smoke poles on the market today, so don’t worry when I squeeze the trigger. The patented breech plug design allows for a described two-minute cleanup, which can easily be trimmed down to more like one minute, when you get set up and are familiar with your equipment. The ignition system does not ignite the powder, like all the others. The BP Express ignition detonates the powder fast, very fast. I shoot a 275 grain Ballistic Extreme from Parker Productions. Dean Parker knows his bullets and he was not surprised at how tight his bullets shot out of this quality firearm. At 2500 fps, I have witnessed incredible knock down power. I have flipped two 400lb. plus Black Bears end over end with head on chest shots, and when the smoke cleared (which takes a second), it is game over. My BP Express has notched 14 Whitetails, including a 180 inch “Booner” at 269 yards that would have never made my wall otherwise. The longest shot to date has been 345 yards on a late season doe (on camera). That was incredible! Shooting paper at long range is one thing but actual hunting conditions separate hunters and weapons.
After spending time with Randy Johnston of Ultimate Firearms, you will realize that he is one of the most knowledgeable guys and crack shots, you will ever meet. He will make you aware of this weapons potential. Randy will take the time to talk with you and he genuinely cares that you are the best shot you can be with one of his guns. “You get what you pay for!”
To be able to replace my shotgun here in Michigan for a serious long range weapon, which is capable of delivering over 1000 foot pounds at 500 yards, is priceless. If you are ready to step up to possibly the last high quality custom weapon, you will ever need, then, this is the one! When I think back to my Booner walking across that weed field at 269 very long yards, only one thing comes to mind, “Thank goodness I had the Ultimate”. And, boy does he look good on the wall! Please contact our friends at www.ultimatefirearms.com and www.parkerproductionsinc.com and tell them Jed sent ya.