I have been reading these posts and have gathered some good info on makers, brands, calibers etc. And now I'm very interested in a traditional long rifle. I have no experience which is making this even more fun (in my mind anyway). So I figure I'll buy a kit assemble it this winter shoot it over the spring and summer then hopefully be ready to try it out during hunting season. That's the goal anyway.
I'm leaning towards a Pennsylvania long rifle, a far second would be a hawken.