I have been thinking about this for a long time. Witch do you prefer in a muzzleloader, the modern inline or a more traditional side lock?
For me it is the side lock with open sights and lead bullets that I mold myself. It just doesn't seam right to head out during a muzzleloader hunt with a modern inline that can shoot 250 yards and use pellets instead of loose powder and a copper coated bullet along with being scoped. I know that not all game and fish departments do not allow some of those parts if you are using a muzzleloader during a muzzleloader season but a lot of them do. There is just something about having to keep the cap or fizzen dry when you are out in a rain storm that adds to the hunt. Not to mention the delay from when you pull the trigger to when the powder goes off after the spark having to travel a couple of inches instead of a 209 shotgun primer shooting directly into the powder.
Now I want the just to be about muzzleloaders and not get into the argument of long bows vs compounds that is for another thread.