Thompson/Center Strike Muzzleloader

posted on January 18, 2016

Inline muzzleloaders have come a long way in the last 20 years in terms of convenience, and now Thompson/Center makes it even easier for smokepole hunters with the new Strike. Featuring a top-mounted opening lever similar to an over/under shotgun, the Strike is a cinch to break open for inserting a 209 primer. And, it’s among the safest break-action muzzleloaders on the market, thanks to a striker-fired mechanism that remains uncocked until the safety/cocking mechanism on the tang is slid forward before taking a shot. There is no exposed hammer on the Strike. 

The .50-caliber muzzleloader’s Adapt Breech system moves the threads for the breechplug to the outside of the barrel, rather than inside, to minimize fouling and ensure easy removal by hand. A nitride finish applied to the exterior of the barrel as well as the bore resists corrosion from both the elements and fouling produced by firing.

The Strike has a 24-inch barrel with a 1:28-inch twist. It comes with adjustable fiber-optic sights and a Weaver-style rail for mounting optics. The Strike is available with a walnut stock, as well as a synthetic stock with a black or G2 camo finish.

Technical Specifications:

• Caliber: .50
Barrel Length: 24 inches
Rate of Twist: 1:28 inches
Finish: Armornite nitride
Sights: adjustable fiber-optic
Stock: walnut, black or G2 camo synthetic; 13.5-inch LOP
Length: 41 inches
Weight: 7.5 pounds
MSRP: $499-$599

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