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Top Muzzleloaders for 2016
The muzzleloading industry has seen great innovations throughout the last decade. Today's inlines are improving each year, and the accuracy and long-range performance has grown to levels that were never thought possible. With all of the products coming out, we decided to build a list of the latest and greatest muzzleloaders that have been added for 2016!
While 2015 had some small changes, the only big news was the CVA Accura Long Range. This model took the industry by storm, producing excellent accuracy and velocity to take game at up to 300 yards. This year, there are not many new models however, there are some serious upgrades over previous models. Check out our list below!
Traditions™ Vortek StrikerFire LDR - Nitride
The Traditions Vortek StrikerFire Long Distance Rifle has been the flagship model for Traditions for several years. The Vortek StrikerFire has removed the external hammer and replaced it with an internal StrikerFire System. This StrikerFire System creates an extremely efficient muzzleloader by creating faster lock times, creating more options for scope mounting, shortening and quieting the de-cocking stage, and making cocking easy, especially for those wearing gloves! The Traditions Vortek LDR comes equipped with a near “corrosion-proof” Nitride-treated chromoly barrel, which can withstand thousands of shots, while maintaining accuracy and performance. The StrikerFire LDR features a creep-free, TAC2 two-stage trigger, a Stow-N-Go butt pad, that can be removed with the push of a button, and a premium Soft-Touch Realtree Xtra Camo stock. The Vortek StrikerFire LDR is outfitted with a Dual Safety System and a Speed Load System which promotes easy loading and more consistent groupings. The one-piece Accelerator Breech Plug allows both loose and pelletized powder to be fired without having to change the breech plug! If you would like more information on the Traditions Vortek StrikerFire LDR Nitride, CLICK HERE
Thompson Center Strike
Introduced September 2015, the Thompson Center Strike continues to be an innovative and successful muzzleloader in 2016. While not an entirely new muzzleloader, the Strike is the successor to the LHR Redemption, but with the TC branding and a better price point. The Strike is loaded with great innovations such as the Adapt Breech System, which provides an efficient cleaning process and eliminates seized breech plugs by removing the threading on the inside. Optimizing ignition performance is easy by simply changing out the primer adapter to different configurations. The patented Stealth Striker cocking system is revolutionary, as it replaces the traditional hammer with an ultra-silent mechanism that doesn’t interfere with the scope. The precision 24” barrel optimizes performance with high-performance projectile and sabots with its 1:28” twist rate. Each barrel has an Armornite corrosion protectant metal finish, which protects the barrel on the outside and the INSIDE (where most corrosion and pitting occurs). This rugged Nitride coating increases accuracy, and combined with the match-grade trigger, the TC Strike will boost consistency and confidence for years to come! If you would like more information on the Thompson Center Strike CLICK HERE
Traditions™ Pursuit G4 Nitride
The Traditions Pursuit G4 Nitride has many features that deliver a great value. The Pursuit G4 is extremely lightweight, at just over 5 pounds, and sports a 26” Ultralight Chromoly barrel combined with the LT-1 Alloy frame to reduce weight. The Chromoly barrel is Nitride coated inside and out, combining its lightweight design with an almost “corrosion-proof” shell which boosts accuracy and performance. The Pursuit G4 Nitride has a wider fore stock and integrated grips which gives more stability in the harshest of weather conditions, as well as the innovative Accelerator Breech Plug that can be removed in 3 revolutions. The Traditions Pursuit comes with a Quick-T Ramrod Handle which works like a palm saver and t-handle, making it easy and comfortable to load your muzzleloader and easily slides onto the ramrod for storage. If you would like more information on the Traditions Nitride Pursuit G4 Ultralight CLICK HERE
CVA™ Accura MR SOA Package
The CVA Accura MR has already brought a lot to the table, and the brand new SOA package brings even more! The Steve's Outdoor Adventures TV Series has teamed up to offer this top-of-the-line muzzleloading package. The Accura Nitride MR SOA Combo features a mounted and bore-sighted 3-9x40mm Burris C4 Plus turret scope, shipped with an official Muzzle-Loaders.com soft rifle case. The C4 Plus is the ultimate long-range muzzleloader scope, which can easily adjust from 100 to 300 yards with the turn of a dial. Also, the C4 Wind MOA reticle is easy-to-use for precise aiming. Each Accura Mountain Rifle boasts an extremely accurate 25” Bergara Barrel that is coated with Nitride inside and out, making it more “corrosion-proof” than ever before! The Accura MR combines balance, maneuverability, and simplistic operation to make it one of the most versatile muzzleloaders on the market. The easy operating Quick-Release Breech Plug (QRBP) requires NO tool and can be easily removed by hand, and the ergonomic stock design is fully ambidextrous and features Realtree Max 1 camo. The full Accura MR SOA package comes with a DuraSight DEAD ON one-piece scope mount, Burris C4 Plus 3-9x40mm scope, Muzzle-Loaders.com Rifle Case, and Camo Quake Claw Contour Sling. If you would like more information on the CVA Accura MR SOA Package CLICK HERE
Traditions™ Pursuit G4 Ultralight - Northwest
The Traditions Pursuit G4 Northwest Nitride is new to Traditions, and offer some of the biggest changes to Northwest muzzleloaders in several years. Traditions understands this under-served market and has recently released the Pursuit G4 Northwest in three different configurations. The Northwest Pursuit G4 comes with the same great features as the standard Pursuit, including the 26” Ultralight Chromoly barrel and the LT-1 Alloy frame, which make it one of the lightest guns on the market, weighing in right above 5 pounds. The optional Nitride coated chromoly barrel creates a near “corrosion-proof” barrel that increases accuracy and performance. The Northwest Pursuit G4 sports an ergonomic stock that is ambidextrous to accommodate both left and right-handed shooters. The Northwest Accelerator Breech Plug can be removed in three rotations and has been redesigned to be Northwest legal. A major advantage of the Traditions Northwest firing system is that these guns have been optimized for both pellets and loose powder. The Traditions Pursuit Northwest also features a Quick-T Ramrod Handle which makes loading your muzzleloader comfortable and easy. If you would like more information on the Traditions NW Nitride Pursuit G4 Ultralight CLICK HERE