The Traditions® Buckstalker™ is a compact, maneuverable firearm that combines many of Traditions™ best features into one rifle. The Buckstalker™ has a 24" blued barrel making it perfect in any hunting situation, from shooting in dense brush or taking long shots across draws and open fields. This gun comes equipped with the Accelerator Breech Plug™ that is removed by hand in just three turns, without the use of tools. In addition, the one-piece stainless steel breech plug permits you to fire both loose and pelletized powder.
The Speed Load System allows for easy loading and more consistent groups, while the Premium Blued Finish helps protect against corrosion and all weather conditions.
The Dual Safety System makes the Buckstalker™ one of the safest guns on the market by equipping this rifle with both a trigger block safety and internal hammer block safety. The Buckstalker™ represents one of the best values in muzzleloading.
.50 CALIBER MAGNUM
BLACK COMPOSITE STOCK
Accelerator Breech Plug
1:28 RATE OF TWIST
Ambidextrous Hammer Extension
Sling Swivel Studs
Drilled and Tapped for Scope Mounts
Fiber Optic Sights
TRUGLO™ FIBEROPTIC SIGHTS
40" OVERALL LENGTH
209 PRIMER IGNITION
Accurate up to 200 Yards
Rifle Frame Construction
LT-1 ALLOY FRAME
Speed Load™ System
WITH QUICK-T™ HANDLE
DUAL SAFETY - REBOUNDING HAMMER & TRIGGER BLOCK
Solid Aluminum Ramrod
Traditions Lifetime Warranty
Traditions Buckstalker Rifle.
Rating: 5/5 based on 2 review(s)
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Excellent first muzzleloader review by Ben W on 11/24/2019
"Picked up this rifle on sale after a lot of research and deliberation about how to dip my toe in muzzleloading - and couldn't be happier! There are a couple other options out there in this price range, primarily the CVA Wolf and entry level Thompson Center, but when I went to a couple local gun shops to shoulder and play with the action, I chose the Traditions. It felt sturdier than the Wolf and the break action worked much more smoothly than the TC. Making no claim this is universal, but in the examples I saw, the Traditions felt much better in hand.
Since then, I've been to the range half a dozen times, learning how this whole smoke-pole thing is done and tinkering with different combinations of bullets and powders. In ~100+ shots, I've had one misfire - my fault. I was using pre-saturated cleaning patches between each shot, and they're just too wet if you don't wring them out first. This gummed up some of the poweder in the fire channel and caused the misfire. The great part, though, is with this break action design it's a simple thing to clear!
So far, I've had the most success with 80grain loose 777 FFG and XTP bullets + Harvester crushed rib sabots (2" groups at 50yds, no support). Weirdly, I found the standard Traditions XTP bullets + sabots (which I think are just re-branded Hornady products) to be an enormous pain to load, not that accurate, and filthy. I also loved the Hornady FPB - just a little pricier than bulk sabots + bullets.
I've just picked up some BH 209 from a gun shop going out of business nearby and am looking forward to giving that a go. I ordered the Traditions 209 breech plug, so will also be able to see if you really need another breech plug.
All in all, a perfect place to start muzzleloading! Start here, play around at the range as much as you can and then figure out what you like. "
Quality Muzzleloader review by Steve K. on 8/3/2015
"Out of the packaging, the Buckstalker is lightweight but solid. The fit of the barrel to the action when closed is very tight, and the action closes firmly and holds strong. Overall, the nickel finish is smooth with no nicks or marring visible. The stocks are a Monte Carlo style, black synthetic with checkering in the grip areas---nothing fancy but durable and functional. The trigger pull is crisp and smooth out of the box. Nothing feels loose or out of place. While a value-buy they put plenty of quality workmanship into these firearms. Field stripping is very easy, requiring only one screw in the fore-stock to be removed...The Buckstalker has a light 3 lb. trigger pull that is surprisingly smooth for what Traditions considers a budget rifle...The Buckstalker lives up to its billing as a compact, lightweight and feature-packed budget in-line muzzleloader. The quality and features that can be found on rifles that retail for twice as much as the Buckstalker make it a steal. The Buckstalker allows you to hunt for less with the confidence you have a durable rifle that will last season after season. It is a quality muzzleloading brush gun that won't break the bank."
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WARNING: This product can expose you to Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
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