I have been doing a fair amount of reading lately, here and other places, in order to get a sense of whether a traditional muzzleloader will fit my intended usage vs. modern inline version but, I am still at an impasse. I apologize in advance for the appearance of "beating a dead horse".
The foremost question I have is ; what can I expect to be a reasonable, reliable, accurate and effective (maximum) range of a patched LRB in .54cal for big game up to moose ?
Which type of projectile would be considered the best medicine for big game ?
Does the 1-48 twist actually stabilize LRBs and conicals as intended ?
I am leaning toward a traditional version such as a Hawken, Great Plains or Kentucky/Blue Ridge type. I would like to use the rifle mainly for moose and small game, perhaps black bear.
That being said, for a newbie to muzzleloader hunting/shooting looking for an "all around" muzzleloader, which would you recommend ?
Would an inline make for a better "all around" ?
I am also looking for recommendations on a good book concerning muzzleloading.
Thanks for your responses.