First let me say that i would like to go the more traditional route with a cap lock but because of cost i think I'm going to go with a Lower price HR or CVA inline 50 cal. i have read good things about the HR Sidekick and the CVA Wolf leaning more toward the HR because i like the wood better then composit and it sorta looks like a Hawken's. I have never shot a muzzeloader with a projectile ( fired rev war re-enacter flint lock once) i know very little about the characteristic about different projectiles but i fell i would rather go with a Slug or Ball than a Sabot conical to be a bit more traditional and the slug because of more weight. the style of hunting i have grown up with is shotgun in the thick with sporadic open lines of sight mostly taking stands waiting for the deer to get close.
Also what do people know about the kits. I find allot of Traditions but i was leaning more toward getting a Cabin Creek Especially after reading Traditions is off shored. I want to get one that is 54cal when i do ( i have a 54 cal mini ball mold).
thanks for any insight