The Paramount HTR is the new addition to the PARAMOUNT Series for 2021, and it will be offered in both .40 and .45 calibers.
Like all of the Paramount models, the HTR is designed to handle “super-magnum” charges of Blackhorn® 209. When using the maximum recommended propellant charges, the Paramount HTRs can provide muzzle velocities comparable to centerfire rifles.
Paired with PowerBelt ELR 225 grain .40 caliber
or 285 grain .45 caliber bullets,
which were specially designed for the PARAMOUNT™, the HTR can produce muzzle velocities previously thought unattainable from a muzzleloader -- like 2740 FPS in the .40 and 2560 FPS in the .45, which are comparable velocities to a .30-06 and a .308, respectively. But speed is worth nothing without the accuracy to put those shots where they belong, and with its nitride treated, stainless steel Bergara® barrel, sub-MOA groups are easily attainable.
Unlike the original Paramount, the HTR (which stands for “Hunter”) has a more hunting-oriented stock design, and it is dipped in the new Realtree Hillside camo pattern for excellent concealment capability in a variety of terrains. While this stock is slightly lighter than that of the original PARAMOUNT, it still has an adjustable comb for perfect eye-to-optic alignment and the internal aluminum chassis that provides a rock-solid foundation for the action and free-floating barrel.
Truly, the Paramount HTR provides serious muzzleloader hunters with the most long-range capable hunting muzzleloader ever developed.