This year, Traditions Performance Firearms, based in Old Saybrook, Conn., is celebrating its 40th anniversary. In those four decades, it has earned a reputation for offering some of the industry’s most innovative muzzleloaders and associated gear, while refusing to abandon the historic designs and DIY projects enthusiasts crave.
Bergara’s emergence as major player in the industry began modestly in 1999 when BPI was established and purchased famed muzzleloader manufacturer CVA. The company thrived and learned that the barrel was the most important ingredient in any quality gun.
Muzzleloading rifles and muskets using blackpowder are a fun and intriguing throw back to the earlier days of firearm technology, but also have a more involved process than simply loading a cartridge.
Very likely the new hot rod of muzzleloaders, CVA’s Paramount Pro in .40 cal., pushes beyond what is known of blackpowder rifle performance.
The Traditions Firearms NitroFire inline Muzzleloader series provides hunters with a package ready for use and reloads made easy with Federal Ammunition FireStick cartridges.