Traditions Performance Vortek muzzleloader

Traditions Performance Firearms have developed a new muzzleloader called the Vortek.


The rifle utilizes a break open action and has the proprietary Accelerator Breech Plug installed, which allows the user to quickly dump an unfired load. The barrel is ported 360 degrees to reduce muzzle rise and has Williams fiber optic sights installed.

MSRP ranges from $390 for the blued, standard stock model, to $470 for the soft touch camo stainless model.

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  • Dom

    That removable breech also makes cleaning soooooo much easier. I love my Hawken but I would change that about it if I could. Cleaning it is sort of a hassle – though it does kinda smell good. This doesn’t seem that different from the Pursuit II XLT (which costs less) but it does appear to have some kind of fancy feature at the muzzle. I’m not clear if it’s a short length of bore-diameter barrel, which does really help with loading, or something else.

    • the trigger group can also be removed for easy cleaning. I forgot to mention that in the blog post.

  • Freiheit

    Stupid questions, I’ve not shot blackpowder before:

    1. If the breech opens does that mean you can just breechload your blackpowder rifle? I would guess not since the guns shown still have ramrods.

    2. If the breech does not open, how do you clean the bore?

  • Dom


    1 – Nope. It might be possible but it would be more difficult. Well, patched ball might be possible. Conicals, you could…but why would you want to.

    2 – I like this guy’s method:

  • @Freiheit

    Being a muzzle loader lets you use it during some states primitive weapons season. Also, it would be difficult to get the powder/projectile seated right without an air gap from the breach to the powder/projectile and that could cause enough pressure to bulge the bbl.

  • tod derkas

    I hear this is a good gun. how good is it not based onn the web page blog?