The Vortek StrikerFire Backcountry has all of the outstanding features of the Vortek StrikerFire except it features a 26" barrel. This makes the rifle easy to carry, more maneuverable, and lighter when weight counts. This is the perfect muzzleloader for hunts in the back country when you'll walk mile after mile and don't want to be weighed down. Small framed shooters can also use this rifle more comfortably thanks to the reduced barrel length.
Traditions has upped the ante by coating this Vortek StrikerFire Backcountry with a finish designed to protect your rifle both inside and out. Nitride Coating, a well-recognized finish used by many manufacturers, provides a layer of protection both on the outside of your barrel and inside your barrel. The finish protects your rifle from rust and pitting caused by weather and corrosion. While protecting your rifle, it also provides increased accuracy and extends the life of your muzzleloader. Traditions is a game changer for you and your muzzleloader season!
The Vortek StrikerFire Backcountry comes with the StrikerFire System . To cock the gun, simply slide the striker button forward until it locks and the rifle is cocked. The recessed de-cocking buttons allows for quick and quiet de-cocking of the firearm and the gun is also equipped with an automatic de-cocking mechanism - when the gun is opened, it is automatically de-cocked. By eliminating the external hammer, this allows for faster locktime, the ability to mount your scope closer to the bore and allows the gun to operate with less weight.
This rifle comes equipped with the TAC2 Trigger System - a two stage competition-style trigger set a 2 pounds. This trigger is an upgrade from triggers on other muzzleloaders currently on the market. The Stow-N-Go Removable Butt Pad allows the butt pad to be removed with the press of a button for convenient storage inside the stock. The StrikerFire also has some of the same features you have come to depend on like the 1-piece Accelerator Breech Plug, Dual Safety System, and Speed Load System. With features meant to get you out to 200+ yards, you'll never worry about accuracy with this rifle!
This gun also comes with the Quick-T Ramrod Handle. It functions like a palm save and t-handle all in one, maling it easier and more comfortable to load your rifle. The Quick-T Ramrod Handle has a t-shaped piece with brass jag that can screw in, allowing your ramrod to function like a work or cleaning rod. The Quick-T Ramrod Handle sits on your ramrod when it is in the storage position on your rifle.
The StrikerFire Backcountry weighs 5.8 pounds (non-scoped). This gun comes with a 3-9x40 Duplex scope mounted and boresighted by a factory-trained technician. This gun does not come with iron sights. This rifle will give you confidence for that long distance shot. We invite you to join the hammerless revolution and pick up the Vortek StrikerFire to feel the difference!