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anyone have one ? and how do you like it, i am thinking of getting one , any input will be appreciated. thanks
 

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I bought one, but haven't shot it yet.

I really like the way this gun feels between the hands. It balances real well. I'll probably hunt with the open sights this year, as the fiber optic sights that came with it are very nice.

I posted a thread like this one when I got mine, but nobody really responded. I don't know if people just don't like them, or if maybe there's something about these rifles that I don't know about.

The only thing that I don't care for right now is the trigger pull. It's crisp with very little creep and over travel, but very heavy.

I'm going to tear mine down and lighten the pull.

Anyone been inside one of these? Is there anything in particular that's a pain to deal with once you've got it apart?
 

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I bought one last fall and I found it was as accurate as my buddies new T/C encore with Hornady sst's and 100 gr of triple 7 at 100 yards.. the Pursuit pro obviously does not have near the quality of the T/C but I find I like mine for the price I paid. The Pursuit pro works well. I did find the gun balanced well but got a little heavy after a couple of days carrying it in and out of the bush. I don't think it has the problems that CVA has with their Optima and I like the feel of the Pursuit Pro better.
I hunt with it and will take it out a dozen times throughout the off season. I think it is a fine peice of equipment for what I do with it!!! I did find that the powerbelts were inconsistant but that may just be my gun. I put a bushnell 3x9 on it that I had kicking around and that also works well. Some people may disagree that you should even buy a Traditions and go with a better quality but there are some that think they are the cats meow for the price and have had no problems.

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Wlscott said:
I bought one, but haven't shot it yet.


The only thing that I don't care for right now is the trigger pull. It's crisp with very little creep and over travel, but very heavy.

I'm going to tear mine down and lighten the pull.

Anyone been inside one of these? Is there anything in particular that's a pain to deal with once you've got it apart?
I have one of the early Pursuit LT rifles and mine had about a 12 to 15 pound trigger pull when I got it. I took it apart (requires a special metric star shaped tool but can substitute a torx bit on a 1/4 inch extension and socket set to get the stock off. Once there you can push out the pins that hold everything together. Be careful when removing the trigger guard as there is a correct way to assemble things and it is a little easy to make a mistake reassembling which makes the rifle unusable. The take down tab in front of the trigger guard is a little tricky to get reassembled so that it works. The trigger assembly is not too difficult to figure out where a little smoothing with a stone will help the pull. Reassembly is not easy but I managed to get mine together the first time OK. Not good enough so I did a second set of polishing and on reassembly everything went wrong. It took me a fair amount of time to figure out what was wrong and correct it. If I had the time I would send it back to Traditions and let them correct it. They gave me that option but I was limited on time so I had to do it myself. It is now fair but still no where close to my Omega for trigger smoothness or lightness of pull.
 

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Keith Lewis said:
Wlscott said:
I bought one, but haven't shot it yet.


The only thing that I don't care for right now is the trigger pull. It's crisp with very little creep and over travel, but very heavy.

I'm going to tear mine down and lighten the pull.

Anyone been inside one of these? Is there anything in particular that's a pain to deal with once you've got it apart?
I have one of the early Pursuit LT rifles and mine had about a 12 to 15 pound trigger pull when I got it. I took it apart (requires a special metric star shaped tool but can substitute a torx bit on a 1/4 inch extension and socket set to get the stock off. Once there you can push out the pins that hold everything together. Be careful when removing the trigger guard as there is a correct way to assemble things and it is a little easy to make a mistake reassembling which makes the rifle unusable. The take down tab in front of the trigger guard is a little tricky to get reassembled so that it works. The trigger assembly is not too difficult to figure out where a little smoothing with a stone will help the pull. Reassembly is not easy but I managed to get mine together the first time OK. Not good enough so I did a second set of polishing and on reassembly everything went wrong. It took me a fair amount of time to figure out what was wrong and correct it. If I had the time I would send it back to Traditions and let them correct it. They gave me that option but I was limited on time so I had to do it myself. It is now fair but still no where close to my Omega for trigger smoothness or lightness of pull.
I did mine last night. Took it down (Mine used a 6MM Allen head wrench in the buttsock screw), and polished all of the parts in the reciever. Then went about twenty strokes with a fine stone on the sear/hammer. Put it back together and had only lightened it a couple of pounds. I'm going to put a few more strokes with the stone tonight and see what happens.

If you've ever been inside an H&R/NEF you shouldn't have much trouble with this gun :wink: The major difference is how the transfer bar interacts with the hammer. It's much less complicated in a Pursuit.
 
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