Been a purest ML guy for years. Have 3 rifles. A caplock I built from a CVA hawkin kit in highschool and 2 flintlocks (50 &45) and a Lymon Planes Pistol in 54 cal. Have shot nothing but 2 and 3 F, black powder and patched round balls.
Have been considering an inline for a few years now, you know somtimes you just NEED a new gun . Well have been looking and compairing. Almost bought a Lyman Mustang but did not like the way it hung? Was very intreaged with the Savage 10-ML, a ML that can shoot black powder or any of its substitutes OR Smokeless powder (perfectly leagle in NYS). Using smokeless turns the gun into a "high pressure" gun something none of the other mfg's can claim. Has been a very hard gun to find. All the shops say I could order on (payment in advance) but I am not big on paying for a gun without holding it.
Was buy a new shop in the area I work in not to long ago and went in to check out the guns. There were 2 Savage 10-ML II on the rack! I bought the better looking one.