Vortek StrikerFire LDR Muzzleloader


Traditions Performance Firearms is now shipping a striker-fired muzzleloading rifle called the Vortek StrikerFire LDR.  The gun allows the shooter to cock the striker by pushing in a button, and to de-cock it by pressing a recessed release button.

According to Traditions, the striker fire system is quiet, has a faster lock time and allows the owner to mount a scope lower on the gun.

The Vortek StrikerFire LDR has a 30″ barrel, two-stage competition-style trigger and a breech plug that allows a shooter to use both loose and pelletized powder.  MSRP is $693 and comes with a 3-9x 40 scope.

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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  • JumpIf NotZero

    I understand that some states have very specific hunting laws that don’t allow rifles in some areas but do allow muzzle loaders (inexplicably really). So I get the appeal for those people…

    But to everyone else… Why would anyone bother with a muzzle loader? Seems like some people surely like the old timeyness of it aspects of the function… But to me it seems like booting up an Apple IIc with a usb keyboard and large flatscreen.

    If you’re in the US you live in a country with more options than you could ever fully utilize. I don’t really “get” it.

    • iksnilol

      More economical to shoot? per shot and because you shoot so few shots.

    • Anonymoose

      If I was to own a muzzleloader it would be something classical, like a Springfield rifle or flintlock replica. These new inline muzzleloaders only exist because of goofy hunting laws.

    • Dubbs

      I reside in a state where there is a ‘muzzle loader only’ season for deer, for that reason alone I own one … Outside of that I have no idea why anyone would voluntarily own one (unless it was a collector gun or a hobby gun or something). They are cumbersome, heavy, expensive to shoot, and In my opinion – a giant pain in the ass. That being said, I own a TC Omega and it is a damn tack driver.

  • Mr Evilwrench

    Layers of preparation. If, and I mean IF, things go sufficiently pear-shaped, though I’ll be among the last to run out of modern ammunition (and reloading materials) for my modern firearms, I’ll be able to fall back to black powder, crossbow, recurve bow, longbow, sword, pointed stick, knife, rock. Have you practiced your pointed stick order of arms?