The Nonresident’s Guide to Michigan Deer Hunting

September 22, 2014

Michigan has a lot to offer nonresident whitetail hunters, including ample amounts of public land.

For decades, Michigan has played host to an army of out-of-state, orange-clad, deer hunting warriors every November. October brings in a plethora of camouflaged archers as well. With a large deer herd, and readily available over-the-counter tags with a reasonable price point, the Great Lake State is a destination for nonresident deer hunters from across the country. As with any hunting trip, there are some definite things to plan on and some significant rule changes for this year. Look no farther than this article for (almost) everything a nonresident hunter will need to know in Michigan...

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5 New Deer Hunting Rifles to Help You Fill Your Freezer This Season

September 17, 2014

Come gun season, hunters will be taking to the field with a variety of muzzleloaders, shotguns, and rifles. Here's five that we think you should consider.

Rifle season’s just around the corner, and you’re still fiddling around with the lawn mower. A whitetail isn’t going to serve itself on a platter, so if you plan to get the family some steaks, you better get in gear. Here are five new guns that offer zero excuses for buying meat from the grocery store again. CVA Accura MR Nitride ST In several Booner-buck-producing Midwestern states you must choose a shotgun or muzzleloader for the firearm season. I opt for the muzzleloader---specifically CVA’s Accuru MR Nitride ST---because it...

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Traditions Performance Firearms Receives Muzzleloader of the Year from the NRA’s American Hunter Magazine

April 28, 2014

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Traditions Performance proudly accepts the Golden Bullseye Award for Muzzleloader of the Year by the NRA’s American Hunter magazine for the Vortek StrikerFire. The award was presented at a breakfast presentation at the 2014 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits on Friday April 25, 2014. Of the award, Traditions President Tom Hall comments, “We are so honored to have been awarded the Golden Bullseye Award for Muzzleloader of the Year by American Hunter. To have the Vortek StrikerFire nominated makes us extremely proud, but to now have this rifle...

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Remington Introduces Model 700 Ultimate Muzzleloader Setting the New Standard for Ballistic Performance and Reliability

April 23, 2014

Remington's Model 700 Ultimate Muzzleloader.

Remington Arms Company, LLC, (“Remington”) is pleased to announce the Model 700 Ultimate Muzzleloader – the most technologically advanced in-line muzzleloader on market today. The Ultimate Muzzleloader sets a new performance threshold with the use of a closed breech system that provides a cleaner and hotter ignition.  The AMP (Accelerated Muzzleloader Performance) ignition system uses a uniquely-sized brass case with a Remington 9 ½ large magnum rifle primer that is push fed into the breech plug creating a gas seal in the flash hole of the primer (see cutaway below). The result...

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Traditions Firearms Presented with Reader’s Choice Award by Game & Fish/ Sportsman Magazine at 2014 SHOT Show

February 4, 2014

Tom Hall of Traditions accepts the the 2013 Reader’s Choice Award for the Vortek Ultralight.

Traditions Performance Firearms, known for their extremely accurate and dependable muzzleloaders, was presented with the 2013 Reader’s Choice Award for the Vortek Ultralight by Game & Fish/Sportsman Magazine at the 2014 SHOT Show. The award was presented to Traditions President Tom Hall by Publisher Peter Gross and Special Product/Gear Editor John Geiger. Appearing in the July/August 2013 issue of Game & Fish/Sportsman magazines are the Reader’s Choice Award winners, outlining Traditions Firearms’ Vortek Ultralight as the winner in the muzzleloader category.  Publisher Peter...

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Tips for Cold-weather Gun Care

February 3, 2014

D'oh! Dropped the shotgun in the snow? It happens to all of us. Make sure you clean and thaw it out before using it!

Man, it’s cold. Seems to be a common topic of discussion this year, doesn’t it? If you’re like me, hearing about the polar vortex is getting old, and if one more person says anything about global warming, you just might slap them silly. The good news is that there is still hunting to be done and it doesn’t matter how cold it is, you’re going. Hopefully your gun still works. Keeping your gun, be it a rifle, pistol, or a shotgun, working properly when the mercury drops below the freezing mark isn’t all that difficult. It just takes an extra step here and there to make sure...

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CVA Introduces ACCURA Muzzleloading Mountain Rifle

January 23, 2014

CVA's ACCURA MR muzzleloading Mountain Rifle.

The new ACCURA MR muzzleloading Mountain Rifle from CVA joins the company’s expanding ACCURA V2 lineup, which is famous for its accurate Bergara barrels. The rifle is designed to handle extreme weather conditions and rough handling in tough terrain. CVA borrowed the action style and stock design from its APEX, the company’s muzzleloading/centerfire interchangeable model. Even so, the gun weighs just over 6.35 pounds, a full pound lighter than the APEX, because of its aluminum frame. This weight advantage, combined with the compact 25-inch barrel, makes the ACCURA MR more maneuverable...

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Traditions Performance Firearms Partners with ‘Crush with Lee and Tiffany’

January 13, 2014

Meet Lee & Tiffany in Traditions booth #16532.

Traditions Performance Firearms, known for their extremely accurate and dependable muzzleloaders, is proud to announce that they have partnered with the TV show ‘Crush with Lee and Tiffany’ which airs on The Outdoor Channel. “We are extremely excited about our partnership with Lee and Tiffany. They truly are great ambassadors to the hunting industry and we know that working together will help grow the muzzleloading category and support our sport,” states Tom Hall, President of Traditions Firearms. “We feel that this partnership is a...

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Ohio Muzzleloader Hunters Bag More than 16,000 Deer

January 10, 2014


Ohio hunters braved record-setting cold temperatures and howling winds to harvest 16,464 white-tailed deer during the state’s four-day muzzleloader season, Jan. 4-7, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The extreme cold that moved across the state during the final two days of the season did not deter some hunters as more than 3,800 deer were checked on Monday and Tuesday. Counties reporting the highest number of deer checked during the 2014 muzzleloader season include: Guernsey (652), Coshocton (630), Muskingum (593), Tuscarawas (592), Belmont (561), Harrison...

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Traditions Performance Firearms Introduces the Vortek StrikerFire LDR

January 8, 2014

Extend your range and accuracy with the Vortek Strikefire

Traditions Performance Firearms, known for their extremely accurate and dependable muzzleloaders, is proud to introduce the next innovation in muzzleloading - the patent-pending Vortek StrikerFire LDR. The Vortek StrikerFire LDR can go the distance when you need that long range shot. With a 30” barrel, you get a more complete powder burn translating to increased velocity, better consistency, and better downrange accuracy. Outfitted with a Chromoly barrel, this barrel material is known among centerfires as being extremely strong and accurate. With no external hammer, the Vortek StrikerFire...

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