I like my H&R Ultra. You'll end up having as much in it as you would a new Savage but it will be stainless rather than blued.|
The 50 cal. boys have an advantage over us .45 guys when it comes to bullet selection. Pretty much use XTPs for initial sight in then swap to 200 gr. SSTs. Never could get the Barnes 195s to group in my gun. Some people's barrels are tighter than others but they all seem to be on the large side of the tolerance specs.
Smokeless Muzzleloading: It ain't your Grampa's flintlock