As I had said, I am new to the board and this is my first posting. What I was wondering is, I have a CVA bobcat 50. Caliber Muzzleloader, and don't have the first clue of what load I should use or projectile. Deer season is 2 months away, and I was going to see what loads and projectiles you use if you have this gun, any info will help. I have done ruled out one load, I have used 90 gain pyrodex and hornaday 290 grain sabots, and they don't hold a pattern for nothing, so I gave up on them. One of the guys I work with says he has an old CVA 50. Caliber, and when he used his, he said he used 90 grain pyrodex and about a 230 grain sabot, not sure what brand it was, but he said he took a 6 point buck 2 years ago at about a 150 yards. I also have some Thompson center maxi-ball conicals which work good, but they are heavy and drop pattern after 3 shots. Any information you can give me would be great!