Weight: The Patriot™ Muzzleloader is a lightweight powerhouse, weighing about two pounds less than the Knight TK 2000.
Caliber: The Knight TK 2000 is a 12 Gauge shot whereas the Patriot™ Muzzleloader out-does all muzzleloaders on the market with an interchangeable barrel available in .40 & .50 caliber. The required full plastic jacket/discs add an extra expense to the TK 2000 that some argue is unnecessary.
Durability: Melonite vs Chrome Lined- One of the most distinguishing characteristics of the Patriot™ Muzzleloader rifle is its Melonite QPQ treated stainless steel barrel. Compared to the Knight TK 2000 barrel constructed with 4140 Steel Alloy- containing chromium, molybdenum, and manganese, the Patriot™ Melonite barrel has clear advantages for accuracy and a longer barrel life. The Patriot™ Muzzleloader treated barrel is harder than chrome lining and offers a lower coefficient of friction, so metal-metal wear and bore friction is reduced. The Patriot™ Muzzleloader barrel treated with Melonite QPQ alters the entire barrel surface, inside and out, rather than chrome plated treatment onto the bore/chamber of the barrel.
Maintenance: Built to run and gun, regular cleaning is not necessary to keep the Patriot™ Muzzleloader rifle performing with accuracy and reliability. The Knight TK 2000 Chrome Alloy Steel barrel requires regular cleaning after each shot to maintain accuracy and performance.
Stock Style: The Patriot™ muzzle-loading rifle is available in five different hardwood laminated stocks. The Knight TK 2000 comes with a composite stock.
Warranty: All Woodman Arms muzzle-loaders and rifles are backed by a Lifetime Manufacturers Guarantee. Knight offers a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
The Knight TK 2000 has received a 1 out of 5 star rating from muzzleloader customers at Muzzleloaders.com. Hunters have noted that the Knight TK 2000 “striker will cut a path thru your thumb if you do not wear a glove and the camo pattern literaly washe(s) off.”
|PATRIOT™||Knight TK 2000|
|.50 cal||YES||NA (12 GAUGE)|
|Weight (Out of Box)||5.5 lbs.||7.44 lbs.|
416 STAINLESS STEEL
|4140 STEEL ALLOY|
(INTERIOR & EXTERIOR)
|Pull Wt.||3.5 lbs.||3.5-4 lbs.|
|Primer||209 BLACK POWDER||209 FULL PLASTIC JACKET|
|RAMROD||DELRIN ROD||EASTON ROD|
|Chuck Hawks.com||On Woodman||On Knight|
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