I got this rifle about 4 years ago and have really enjoyed it. I have taken many deer and hogs with it, as well as a Black Bear. it is a remake of the old Indian fighting rifle that Jim Bridger used, and I still think that the point of muzzle loader hunting is to do it the old school way, I feel that I am one of the few left that thinks in that school of though, but I have a good time doing it the way our setteling forefathers did. I only shoot real Black and round balls. There is a great wedsite out there that sells kit rifles like mine and in many other styles.