Traditions Firearms Expands Crackshot Rifle Line With Multiple Barrel Length and Calibers


Traditions Performance Firearms announced two new Crackshot rifles. The new rifles have a 20″ barrel and are chambered in .22 LR and .17 HMR respectively. Both rifles are single shot models that weigh a little more than four pounds.

Introduced late in 2015, the Crackshot line of rifles are all single shot, break action guns chambered for rimfire cartridges. The original guns were also chambered in .22 LR and .17 HMR. However, they were only available with a 16.5″ barrel.

Original 16.5″ barrel models are available in a wide range of color options. Additionally, they have youth models with a shortened length of pull and packages with fixed magnification, bore sighted scopes.

The new 20″ model rifles will only be available with a black synthetic stock and blued metal. I’m sure the company would be happy to make more color and camo patterned guns if customer demand is high enough.

These rifles are able to be taken down for easy storage and transportation. These could make for decent survival rifles, tucked under a plane’s seat or in the cab of a truck.

The new rifles are now shipping. Depending on the model, the suggested retail price ranges from a low of $219 to a high of $354. If your local dealer doesn’t have them, he or she should be able to order one for you.

Richard Johnson

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  • Makes me miss the H&R single shots even more. Still sad I didn’t get one in .300Blk when they were under $250.

    • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

      The H&R pattern is my favorite single shot design. My first gun was a H&R 12ga I paid $70 for. I ran it for the second half of an unofficial 3 gun match the other day (when my borrowed shotgun jammed) and surprised myself at how fast I was and how much I enjoyed it.

    • HenryV

      Have they stopped making them?

      • The company closed it’s doors(last year I think?). I haven’t heard about anyone buying, selling or reopening them.

        • Porty1119

          H&R basically only exists as an importer for the Pardner Pump now. Screw Freedom Group.

        • HenryV

          Shame. 🙁 You only see them rarely here in the UK.

  • wetcorps

    Cute. I love break action rifles, shame thay don’t seem to make them with iron sights.

  • mazkact

    These sure do smell a lot like a CVA. I wonder if CVA makes these for Traditions. That would be good thing. My Grandson took his first deer with a CVA Hunter rifle. I am really impressed with CVA break open single shot rifles. CVA uses Bergara barrels and that is what makes them shoot so well.