Vortek StrikerFire LDR .50 Cal
Tradition Firearms has done it again with The Vortek StrikerFire LDR. This new 2014 Black Powder Rifle has a 30 inch rifled barrel that comes in CeraKote or Camouflaged finish and is hammer-less. It has more range and accuracy than the Traditions Pursuit II XLT making those 300 yards shots and beyond even easier.
Improved Accuracy For Big Game Hunting
The Vortek StrikerFire LDR Rifle comes with a 30 inch Chromoly barrel, which offers favorable advantages. The advantages of these two extra inches over the standard 28 inch barrel are; increased accuracy, improved downrange accuracy, further distance, increased velocity, and improved consistency. The only disadvantage is the extra 8 ounces of weight it adds to the rifle.
In my article on the Tradition Pursuit I was shooting 100 grains of Blackhorn 209 powder with a 300-grain sabot round. With the Vortek StrikerFire you can up your powder to 110 grains of Blackhorn 209, which will produce 2,015 fps (feet per second) and 2,685 fpe (foot pounds of energy). If you are looking for more on Muzzleloader Rifle load data you can visit the Blackhorn 209 website.
Vortek StrikerFire LDR Specifications
This rifle comes equipped with the TAC2™ Trigger System – a two stage competition-style trigger set at 2 pounds. The Stow-N-Go Removable Butt Pad allows the butt pad to be removed with the press of a button for convenient storage inside the stock. The StrikerFire™ also has the 1-piece Accelerator Breech Plug™, Dual Safety System (also automatically de-cocks when opened in case you forgot to before breaking the breach), Premium CeraKote Finish, and a Speed Load System. The recessed cocking button allows for quick and quiet cocking and de-cocking of the rifle and eliminates the external hammer. This advantage allows the scope to be mounted closer to the bore and helps reduce weight. Without the Rangefinding Muzzleloader Scope included the Vortek StrikerFire™ LDR .50 Cal weights in at only 6.8 pounds.
30″ Ultralight Chromoly Tapered, Fluted Barrel
LT-1 Alloy Frame in CeraKote or Realtree Xtra Camo
StrikerFire™ System – no external hammer!
StrikerFire™ Button – simply slide button forward until it locks to cock the gun
Recessed De-Cocking Button
TAC2™ Trigger System – 2 stage competition-style trigger set at 2 pounds
Accelerator Breech Plug™
Speed Load System – easy loading and more consistent groups
Dual Safety System
Soft Touch Synthetic camouflage stock with Hogue Comfort-Grip over-molding
Stow-N-Go Removable Butt Pad
1:28″ twist rifling
Drilled and tapped for a scope
Sling swivel studs
209 shotgun primer ignition
Solid aluminum ramrod