HB, Good input all around. I would add that for 150.00 you can pick up a lightly used CVA, TC, or Traditions inline rifle on sites like Gunbroker.com. If you want to start out at the very lowest cost that's how I would proceed.I use Black Horn loose powder as it has additional weather coating on it. One thing to be careful using pellets is not to crush them when seating the bullet. I like 250gr TC shock wave bullets. I'd put a scope on it and know that you have a rifle that will shoot 150 yds no problem. Just make sure the inline fires with 209 primers. BP rifle recoil is mostly a straight push back and virtually no barrel kick up. Pellets have the least recoil vs loose Black Horn powder but for me I get the best of everything using it. Let us know what you get and we can help out on the loads ect. Most in-lines fire a 1- 28" barrel twist. I like 90-100 grain load of Black Horn. However, you could start out using 80 grains and work up. 50 cal is the most used caliber.
Last edited by Hunting Man; 06-09-2016 at 12:56 PM.