After changing the muzzleloading industry in 2020 with the introduction of the NitroFire® in collaboration for Federal Premium® and Hodgdon®, Traditions® is excited to announce the next innovation – the NitroFire® with the VAPR™ Twist.

The award-winning NitroFire® features a 1:24” VAPR™ Twist barrel. The faster twist helps to better stabilize bullets, increase accuracy, and expands the bullet options that can be used.

The NitroFire® is available in .50 caliber and has a 26” Chromoly steel fluted and tapered barrel. The NitroFire® is also equipped with Traditions® Elite XT™ trigger system. The Elite XT™ trigger is a crisp, clean breaking trigger optimized for hunting and features a rebounding hammer and cross block trigger safety.

The NitroFire® from Traditions® is the first and best muzzleloader on the market that uses the Firestick™ encapsulated powder charge from Federal Premium®. The benefits of this revolutionary product include:

•            Polymer charge filled with clean-burning Hodgdon® Triple Eight powder

•            Charges from the breech of Traditions NitroFire rifle

•            Bullet loads from the muzzle

•            Totally impervious to moisture and the elements

•            Same tight tolerances and quality controls as loaded ammunition

•            Fast, effortless loading and unloading

•            Shooter inserts 209 shotgun primer (not included)

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Loading is as easy as 1-2-3.

1. Load your saboted projectile, such as a Smackdown® Carnivore™ bullet, through the muzzle with your ramrod. Push it down the barrel and seat it on the shelf within the barrel. You’ll feel the bullet stop with resistance. This provides a consistent starting point every time.

2.  Break open the action on the NitroFire® with the release button located near the trigger guard and insert the Federal Premium® Firestick™ into the breech area.

3.  Place a 209 primer into the primer pocket of the Federal Premium® Firestick™. Close up the NitroFire® and your muzzleloader is fully loaded.

This model has Realtree Edge camo OR black synthetic stocks and Premium CeraKote Finish. It does not come with sights or scope bases. All NitroFire® muzzleloaders must be purchased through a Traditions® dealer or distributor. Pick up the NitroFire® and feel the difference!

NitroFire® Specifications:

  • The first and best muzzleloader on the market that uses the Federal Premium® Firestick™
  • 26″ Ultralight Chromoly Steel Tapered & Fluted Barrel coated in Premium CeraKote Finish
  • .50 Caliber, 209 Ignition
  • 1:24″ VAPR™ Twist Barrel
  • Elite XT™ Trigger System
  • Fast Action Release Button
  • Speed Load System – easy loading and perfect centering of the bullet within the rifling which leads to more consistent groups.
  • Drilled & Taped for a Scope
  • Drilled & Taped for Sights
  • Solid Aluminum Ramrod
  • Quick-T™ Ramrod Handle