Curious what setups you’re all using and the results your getting shooting for accuracy and success in game animals. I wouldn’t consider myself a newbie to muzzleloaders but rather just inexperienced. I have a CVA Staghorn I got for Christmas around 1998 and it has always been acceptable but not great and has accounted for more than a few deer. I used to shoot 44 cal XTPs over 2 Pyrodex pellets to give a 4” group at 100 yds. I rarely shoot past 100 so this has always been OK. I have read a bit apparently granular powder can produce better groups. I now shoot 44 cal Nosler Sportings in the same sabots with the same powder and same results. I know there are more advanced design muzzleloaders out there than this but really, I am uninterested in buying another one. This Staghorn cost around $90 at K-Mart back then and it owes me nothing but at the same time has been reliable and has brought home the game.