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.
ALL ORDERS ARE PROCESSED WITHIN 2 TO 10 BUSINESS DAYS (EXCLUDING WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS) AFTER RECEIVING YOUR ORDER CONFIRMATION EMAIL. PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR JUNK/SPAM FOLDERS IF YOU ARE MISSING YOUR ORDER CONFIRMATION EMAIL.
ALL RIFLES AND BARRELS HAVE SIGNIFICANT LEAD TIMES AND WILL NOT SHIP WITHIN 2 TO 10 BUSINESS DAYS. CURRENTLY WE ARE ESTIMATING UP TO A 20 WEEK LEAD TIME ON RIFLES AND BARRELS.
A CONFIRMATION EMAIL WILL BE SENT FOR ANY ORDER PLACED THAT IS BEING SHIPPED CONTAINING TRACKING NUMBERS. THESE TRACKING NUMBERS WILL NOT PROVIDE ANY INFORMATION UNTIL THE PACKAGE/S ARE SCANNED BY THE CARRIER.
IN THE EVENT SOME ITEMS ON AN ORDER ARE BACK ORDERED, WE WILL NOT SPLIT THE ORDER INTO MULTIPLE SHIPMENTS. WE WILL HOLD THE ITEMS ON THE SHIPMENT UNTIL ALL ITEMS ARE READY TO SHIP. IN THE EVENT YOU WOULD PREFER SPLITTING AN EXISTING ORDER PLEASE CONTACT US. WE CAN CREATE ANOTHER SHIPMENT HOWEVER THERE WILL BE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES.
SEPARATE ORDERS MUST BE PLACED TO CREATE MULTIPLE SHIPMENTS TO AVOID DELAYS DUE TO BACK ORDERED ITEMS.
WHEN YOUR ORDER SHIPS WE WILL SEND A NOTIFICATION. IT CAN TAKE SEVERAL HOURS BEFORE TRACKING INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.
CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS
CREDIT CARDS ARE PROCESSED ON THE DAY OF YOUR ORDER. WE DO NOT REQUIRE ANY ORDER BE PAID VIA A CREDIT CARD. WE OFFER A PAY BY CHECK OR CASH OPTION. ORDERS WILL NOT SHIP UNTIL PAYMENT IS COMPLETE. IF YOUR ORDER HAS NOT BEEN PAID YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED WHEN YOUR ORDER IS COMPLETE. PLEASE SEE DETAILS WHEN CHECKING OUT.
WE CURRENTLY OFFER PICK UP AT OUR SHOP. WHEN YOUR ORDER IS COMPLETE, WE WILL NOTIFY YOU VIA EMAIL USING THE EMAIL PROVIDED ON YOUR ORDER. PLEASE PLAN ON PICKING UP ORDERS DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS, 7 AM TO 4 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. WE ARE NOT OPEN ON WEEKENDS.
WE OFFER UPS AND USPS SHIPPING ON CERTAIN ITEMS. RATES ARE DETERMINED THROUGH THE CARRIERS AT THE TIME THE ORDER IS PLACED. SHIPPING COSTS WILL BE SHOWN ON YOUR ORDER.
SHIPPING INSURANCE/SIGNATURE REQUIREMENTS
IT IS OUR POLICY THAT ALL RIFLES ARE SHIPPED WITH INSURANCE FOR THE FULL COST OF THE ITEM AND AN ADULT SIGNATURE WHEN DELIVERED. THE INSURANCE AND SIGNATURE REQUIREMENTS ARE AUTOMATICALLY ADDED WHEN PLACING AN ONLINE ORDER.
WE WILL ONLY REMOVE THESE REQUIREMENTS IF A WAIVER HAS BEEN SIGNED AND RETURNED. PLEASE CONTACT firstname.lastname@example.org IF A WAIVER IS NEEDED.
REFUNDS AND RETURNS
IF THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH YOUR ORDER OR YOU NEED TO RETURN ITEM/S PLEASE EMAIL email@example.com WITH YOUR NAME, ORDER NUMBER AND DETAILS.
We have added some info below to answer some common questions so we can focus on manufacturing and reducing lead times for everybody.
Please browse the FAQ's for answers to common questions that may not be covered here.
Our webstore has screws, sling studs, ramrods and other things that may get lost. These can easily be ordered via the online store.
General Patriot muzzleloader common questions.
If you are experiencing difficulty loading there are several simple solutions. New rifles have very clean barrels. When using sabots, they will load harder on the first shot.
If you are cleaning between shots, you may experience this on every shot.
Lube such as bore butter will help this. We offer .45 and .50 cal Harvester crush rib sabots, these will also reduce loading force significantly.
Black powders and substitutes with the exception of Blackhorn 209 are dirty and will likely require cleaning frequently.
Not cleaning with dirty powders/pellets may result in difficult loading.
What one muzzleloader may like might not be what the next one likes. It may take some "load development" to find the best accuracy.
There is a 99% chance that our .45 caliber, 1-24 twist will shoot 1 moa with our 225gr & 250gr saboted bullets with 100 to 120 grains by volume of Blackhorn 209.
Be sure NOT to use muzzleloader specific primers with Blackhorn 209. You must use a standard shotgun primer with Blackhorn 209.
We now offer several high quality bullets for our .50 calibers on the webstore. If you are shooting a .50 caliber, we recommend trying these if there are issues with other bullets.
If you feel that your rifle will not group and has a problem, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your rifle serial number, name, address, phone number and a brief description of what loads you have tried.
We will discuss the best option to get it returned to us. Statistically, 99% of the rifles returned have grouped within 1 moa when we shoot them here. Please double check your load, primers and shooting rest etc.
Loads/bullets/powder/primer questions/What should I shoot out of my muzzleloader.
Please visit the load data page
Lead times/order status.
We estimate lead times as best we can. After covid-19 we face many challenges such as skilled labor shortages, broken supply chains and unforeseen extended delays with vendors and service companies we use.
It is important that we do not get inundated with status inquiries prior to the lead time we provide when ordering. We build orders as fast as we can provided we have parts.
If we have not completed an order, we do not have parts or a part to complete it, otherwise it will be completed.
If an order is placed on our webstore, an email receipt will be sent to the email provided. If you do not receive the confirmation email, they commonly go in the junk mail.
Please check the junk mail folder. If you still cannot find it, please email email@example.com and we will further investigate.
Pick up & shipping.
We currently allow orders to be picked up at our facility. We do not have a "store", it is our shop were we manufacture. We will send an email when an order is complete. If we don't receive a response, we will call. Ideal pickup times are Mon-Fri between 7-4.
If you need to change your order from shipped to pickup, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your order number, name, address and phone. We will make note of it and at some point need to issue a refund for the amount paid for shipping. This is best done over the phone via credit card when we have completed the order.
If you need to change your order from pickup to being shipped, please email email@example.com with your order number, name, address and phone. When the order is complete, we will call with a shipping total that is best paid via credit card.
Returning items for repair.
In the event you need to ship something back. Please be sure to include your name, phone number and email.
Woodman Arms Inc.
79 Beede Hill Rd.
Fremont NH, 03044
For general product questions please call Tim Bolduc at 603-608-7218
For all other technical questions, issues, complaints, status updates, please call Mark Woodman at 603-234-7968. Be sure to leave a message with a name and number.