I don't have any problems with the old patch and round ball, but if its raining can't get the darn flint to throw many sparks. Sorry guys I had to throw that one in I know most are using inlines and 209 primers. Heck I have one too but I still use the old TC maxi-hunters and get great 1.5" 100yd groups. It's all fired with the musket cap primer and never lets me down. I really believe that the more simple you keep things the better off you will be.