Thompson/Center's Pro Hunter muzzleloader will forever change how we think about muzzleloading rifles. The Pro Hunter muzzleloader features the same Swing Hammer design, engraved receiver, and precision barrel as the Pro Hunter rifle. Like today's high tech muzzleloaders, the Omega and Encore, it's simple to operate, easy to load, and quick to clean. Every Pro Hunter comes with the FlexTech stock, a T/C advancement that features a soft touch comb to take the bite out of muzzle rise and a smooth surface finish that allows the cheek to slide forward during firing. Overmolded finger grooves in the stock and rubber grill pads in the forend give you firm control of the rifle in both wet and dry conditions. The fluted stainless steel barrel has increased stiffness and also allows for an increase in the cooling rate of the barrel. Like the famous Speed Breech, the XT plug reduces fouling by 95%, needs no cleaning, never seizes, and can be removed by hand. Every Pro Hunter uses 209 primer.