We highly recommend Blackhorn 209 powder and Remington STS 209 primers in our Patriot rifles. A good starting point is typically 100 grains by volume. We offer several bullets that offer excellent performance on game as well as more accuracy. The best all around choice is the 225 grain star tip.


The Patriot™ Muzzleloader From Woodman Arms

Mark Woodman is an expert in software engineering, mechanical design, manufacturing and CNC machining. Mark is also a Northeast whitetail tracker. This second passion became the catalyst that caused Mark to become frustrated with the muzzleloaders he took into the woods each fall.
With more than 20 years in the machining profession and a natural enthusiasm for tracking big woods bucks.
Mark had the perfect background, understanding, and expertise to build a more accurate and more reliable muzzleloader than the current crop of rifles being mass-produced for the box stores. Because of the frustration he felt in using inferior muzzleloaders while hunting in the big woods of the North, he decided to build a better muzzleloader and to make that new design emulate the quintessential trackers' rifles: the Remington 760’s and various lever actions that have been the tracker’s predominant choice for many decades. He desired the balance and portability qualities of those lever and pump guns, while also making his design the most reliable smoke pole in history. Mark succeeded with these high goals with his first Patriot™ design in 2010. Over the past decade, the Patriot™ has gone through small incremental improvements, but the strength of the original design’s foundation remains as strong as the day it came off the Fremont, New Hampshire factory floor for the first time so many years ago.
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