Traditions Firearms Introduces the new Pursuit XT .50 Caliber Muzzleloader

Eric B
by Eric B

So you like muzzleloaders? Traditions Firearms have you covered with their next-generation Pursuit XT. It comes with a VAPR Twist barrel, which has a fast 1:24″ twist rate to stabilize a larger range of bullets. The 26″ barrel is made of Chromoly steel. You also get their Elite XT trigger system and according to Traditions, you can expect 200+ yard accuracy. The weight is around 5.75 pounds.

Below: Some models come with a 3-9×40 Traditions Duplex matte black scope, mounted and boresighted.

Here’s what Traditions have to say:

Old Saybrook, CT (January, 2021) – For 2021, Traditions® introduces the Pursuit™ XT – the next generation of the popular Pursuit series.

The Pursuit™ XT is outfitted with a VAPR™ twist barrel which has a 1:24” twist. This faster twist rate will better stabilize bullets, increase accuracy, and also expand the range of bullet options that can be shot out of this muzzleloader.

Additionally, the Pursuit™ XT is has been upgraded to include the Elite XT™ trigger system. This system has a precise and accurate trigger pull, along with a rebounding hammer and manual cross block trigger safety.

This mid-level muzzleloader is packed with many additional features including a 26” Chromoly steel barrel, Premium CeraKot Finish, Dual Safety System, Accelerator Breech Plug™ which removes by hand and allows for use of loose or pelletized powder, Speed Load System, and more. The Pursuit™ XT will be available in many configurations for 2021 including Veil Wideland camo, Realtree Edge camo, Mossy Oak Break Up Country camo, and black as well as scoped and non-scoped versions. For those hunters in Idaho and Oregon, there will also be Traditions® Pursuit™ XT Northwest Magnum which will fit the requirements of those states which includes a musket ignition, open breech, and open sights.

For more information on the Pursuit™ XT visit Traditions® products can be found at all retail levels nationwide and on our website. For more information on all of Traditions® products, please visit

Known for their accurate, innovative, and dependable firearms, Traditions® has a reputation of providing quality firearms for over 35 years. A leader in the industry, Traditions® offers black powder rifles and pistols, cartridge rifles and revolvers, blank pistols, Build-It-Yourself rifle and pistol kits, and cannons as well as a full line of accessories and optics. Traditions® has long been the experts when it comes to muzzleloading and has continued to expand their line up to include a wide range of products. As hunters and shooters themselves, the Traditions® team remains focused on creating quality, innovative products that make time in the field enjoyable and strive to meet the needs of their customers.

The prices of Pursuit XT muzzleloaders start from $349.00.

Eric B
Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6x6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.

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