Traditions has partnered with Federal Premium and Hodgdon Powder to create a muzzleloader which promises added safety, reliability and consistency. The NitroFire is a .50-caliber muzzleloader, with a 26-inch ultralight chromoly steel fluted and tapered barrel, with 1:28" twist rifling. The rifle also comes equipped with Traditions Elite XT trigger system, designed with a rebounding hammer, a captive half cock and a manual cross block trigger safety. The Elite XT trigger allows the action to be broken open with the cross-bolt safety engaged, which allows one to load or unload the muzzleloader and view the chamber. To further safeguard the firearm, the NitroFire comes with a Dual Safety System, which incorporates a hammer block safety (alongside the aforementioned trigger-block safety), which prevents the hammer from engaging the firing pin unless it has been manually cocked.
The NitroFire's most unique feature, however, is it is the only muzzleloader on the market (as of press time) that uses the new FireStick, from Federal. The Firestick is a new technology that uses an encapsulated polymer powder charge filled with clean-burning Hodgdon Triple Eight powder. One loads the bullet down the muzzle of the NitroFire, before inserting the FireStick into the breech, making for quick and easy loading and unloading. Check out americanhunter.org's First Look on the product here.