In more years of muzzleloader hunting than I care to admit, I've either had, or shot, about every make of gun there is, and never have had one to let me down. Just find one you like, and don't worry about who makes it, or what somebody else thinks about it. Most guns these days are good. If it fits you, and is within your budget, go for it. Just do your part by careful loading, and proper cleaning, and maintenance, and you'll be fine.