Vortek StrikerFire

Vortek StrikerFire

The Vortek StrikerFire is a hammerless muzzleloading rifle from Traditions Performance Firearms.  The StrikerFire does not have an external hammer, which the company claims offers four distinct advantages:

  • faster lock time
  • ability to mount scope closer to the bore
  • ligher weight
  • crisper trigger

To shoot the rifle, the shooter slides a striker button forward, which cocks the internal striker.  There is a recessed de-cocking button which quietly and quickly de-cocks the striker.

The gun has a 28″ fluted barrel, one-piece stainless steel breech plug and a two-stage trigger.  The butt pad removes with the touch of a button to allow for storage in the stock.


Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


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  • Axel

    The cheek rest looks kinda low for a gun with this marketing…

    • http://www.facebook.com/john.daniels.9484 John Daniels

      Just like every other optic-equiped rifle ever made, it needs a cheek riser that’s adjusted to fit the end user.

  • Poopfeast420

    That name sounds kinda familiar. . .

  • Tony

    Why does it have exactly the same name, less one letter, as the Vortex Strikefire red dot? That’s confusing.

    • John

      I read the title, immediately looked at the scope in the pic and was like, tell me Vortex didnt just go full retard with their product names

  • jogo

    another piece of garbage

    • Zane

      Its a $500 piece of garbage. You can get a similar piece of garbage for $150.

  • http://www.facebook.com/CookerT David Cook

    How much?

  • Chris B

    The first thing i think of is – is it as strong as the Savage – ie., is it strong enough to shot using modern powder ? We are in the 21st century using still using blackpowder which is great but the metal work should be 21st century not restricted to 19th.