Wife got me a Traditions Kentucky rifle for Christmas. Gave me something to do the week off I had between Christmas and the new year. Blued the barrel with Laurel Mountain Forge browning solution then a boil in distilled water in a trough I made from rain gutter. Stock was finished with Watco dark walnut Danish oil. It was a very rewarding experience and one I highly recommend if you have the slightest bit of mechanical aptitude. Learned a lot over at the Muzzleloading gun builder's forums. Those guys know their stuff. You can see my thread there for a much more detailed overview of my experience. First target at 30 yards to see how much I need to adjust the sights. Bottom left was a shot I really didn't aim as the first time I shot it I had oil in the drum and I couldn't get the charge to fire. Tried several caps and it just wouldn't light. At that point I was just trying to get the charge out of the barrel Ended up pulling the nipple off and pouring a little BP into the drum and I got it to fire off. Bottom right was the second shot which was a hang fire where I lifted my head from the shot. Cleaned out the drum really good after and didn't have any more problems. Bottom center was the 3rd shot. Knocked a little brass off the front sight and the two just low and to the left were the 4th and 5th shots. 6th shot was at a 9" steel target at 100 yards and I was able to ring the steel using a little Kentucky windage. Not going to take off any more from the front sight until I work out what charge the rifle likes. Very rewarding and fun kit for a first time gun builder. Highly recommend it even though the parts are not the highest of quality. Inletting the rifle and getting everything lined up and assembled taught me a lot about building a muzzleloading rifle I wouldn't have learned if I had a kit that just bolted together and all I had to do was a little surface sanding and finishing.