Very Nice!!!........I'm also interested in which is the most accurate. I'm going to buy a perc. .54 pistol but have to do the homework first. I want the best I can get for the money but know very little about these type guns. I was hoping for some help from you guys who "been there-done that". I have A .54 CVA St Louis hawken, .54 Thompson long gun, a ROA revolver, and a CVA .32 squirrel gun, around 50 modern rifles and a half dozen modern pistols............but definatly enjoy the BP guns the most. This deer season didn't bother to take a high power out of the safe............clocked an 8 pointer opening morning with my .54 Thompson (old) long gun.......80 Gr. 2F goex / .535 hornady RB / .010 pillow ticking patch. An awesome combination and very Accurate. I'm envious of your pistols though, Thank you kindly for sharing. That one third from the left, top photo is like the one I want. Would you describe to me/us what they all are?
It's the Ardessa Patriot or also known as the Trapper. Ardessa marketed the .45 version as a Patriot and the .50 as a Trapper initially. Then they started marketing as "Traditions" in the US and as Ardessa everywhere else, and seeing as the two pistols are identical except for caliber, the lines got blurred - so the Patriot is the Trapper is the Patriot - no difference...
Mine is the .50, very accurate 2" groups up to 30m with rb's and 35g black powder.
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