They are a great gun. I don't like the trigger on them - too stiff of a pull. But that can be fixed.
My black mountain magnum is a 12 gauge. I can't get the pattern to center well on paper, so I am going to install some rifle sights on it this year. If I decided to leave the bow home, I may take it turkey hunting.
Have you tried shooting pellets out of yours? The black mountain mag was designed to shoot pyrodex pellets...I'm a Goex guy but always wondered if anyone tried the pellets.
One of the things I struggle with when afield is keeping my rifle clean and in good working order. Small amounts of dust and dirt collect moisture; moisture can freeze rendering your action immovable when you need it most. I have seen this happen on multiple occasions, and over time, I’ve learned the cause and how to prevent this from happening.
The first thing that you need to avoid before going afield is leaving excess oil on the gun. Oil will trap dirt and sand in all the wrong places....