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|
|Weight (Out of Box)||5.5 lbs.||6.8 lbs.|
416 STAINLESS STEEL
|Pull Wt.||3.5 lbs.||2 lbs.|
|Primer||209 BLACK POWDER||209 BLACK POWDER|
|RAMROD||DELRIN ROD||SOLID ALUMINUM ROD|
|Chuck Hawks.com||On Woodman||On Traditions Vortex|
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