There is no comparison to the Patriot™ Muzzleloader rifle.  U.S. made  Patriot™  versus the Vortex Strikerfire® LDR made in Spain by Traditions firearms.  The two rifles are poles apart when it comes to engineering, design and long-term investment upon which a one-shot hunter can rely.

Weight:  The  Vortex Strikerfire® LDR is comparable in weight to the Patriot™ Muzzleloader out of the box.

Caliber:  The Patriot™ Muzzleloader out-does muzzleloaders on the market with an interchangeable barrel available in .40 & .50 caliber. The Vortex Strikerfire® LDR muzzloader comes in .50 caliber.

Durability:   The Patriot™  Muzzleloader rifle features a high-quality Melonite QPQ interior and exterior treated stainless steel barrel.   While the Vortex Strikerfire® LDR comes with a Nitride coating,  but it is unclear which method is used.   The Patriot™  Muzzleloader barrel treated with Melonite QPQ which takes an extra step in the nitride process to alter the entire barrel surface, inside and out.

Maintenance:   While Vortex Strikerfire® LDR boasts easy breech removal and cleaning, extensive maintenance is not necessary to keep the Patriot™  Muzzleloader rifle performing with accuracy and reliability compared to the Stainless steel Vortex Strikerfire® LDR.

Stock Style:  The Patriot™ muzzle-loading rifle is available in five different hardwood laminated stocks.  Vortex Strikerfire® LDR is available in silver/black and camo.

Warranty:  All  Woodman Arms muzzle-loaders and rifles are backed by a Lifetime Manufacturers Guarantee.  Vortex Strikerfire® LDR by Traditions Firearms offers a limited warranty, which may be voided by removing specific parts like the breech plug and bolster drum.

 

PATRIOT Vortex Strikerfire® LDR
Starting
Price
$899.99 $524
Origin U.S. Spain
.40 cal YES NO
.50 cal YES YES
Weight (Out of Box) 5.5 lbs. 6.8 lbs.
Rifle
Length
40 46″
Barrel
Length
24″ 30″
Barrel Type

416 STAINLESS STEEL

MCGOWEN BLANK

Chromoly
BARREL
COATING
QPQ MELONITE Nitride
CLEANING
REQUIRED
NO YES
Double
Safety
YES NA
Length of
Pull
13.5″ 13 3/8
Pull Wt. 3.5 lbs. 2 lbs.
External
Hammer
NONE NONE
Primer 209 BLACK POWDER 209 BLACK POWDER
Stock HARDWOOD
LAMINATE
HARDWOOD
LAMINATE
Stock
Options
5 2
Recoil
Pad
YES
RAMROD DELRIN ROD SOLID ALUMINUM ROD
LIFETIME
WARRANTY
YES LIMITED
LIFETIME
GUARANTEE
YES NO
REVIEWS
Chuck Hawks.com On Woodman On Traditions Vortex

 

Patriot Distributors

The Patriot™ Muzzleloader is exclusively available from Big Woods Bucks™  authorized retailers.

Address

79 Beede Hill Rd, Fremont, NH 03044

Call Us

603-608-7218

Email Us

info@woodmanarms.com