Depends on the type of muzzleloaders you're speaking of. I have been doing business with Track of the Wolf ( http://www.trackofthewolf.com ) for two and a half years now. They deal mainly with civil war and earlier period items both replica and original. I've never had a problem with them. If you're looking at an inline, then go with a local outfitter.
For brand name percussions you can always go directly to the manufacturer, like Traditions, CVA, or Lyman. TC makes a great hawkens too. Beware though, I've heard some bad things lately about CVA and Traditions (regarding max. loads), but I think that applies to the older inlines.
Hope this helped.
By the way I just got a new TC Omega with the weather shield barrel. It is a nice gun!
I actually already have the rifle, I am looking for the cleaning supplies bullets,ect. I can get some of that locally but it involves going to about 3 stores to get everything I need. It would be nice just to get it online.
I heard the same thing about cva, dont know all the specifics. I found one article that talked about 3 different muzzleloaders blowing up in peoples faces. Im not sure how much truth there was to it but It did detour me from purchasing anything cva. Whether its true or not I'd rather be safe than sorry.
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I'm too tight to be buying a bunch of scent loc, which I don't believe in. So this is a good and cheap alternative. I like it so much I even toss one in my backpack to help cover the...