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.
Over the years I have seen several elk and deer hides left in the woods by hunters and I have to wonder why they do this? I fully understand and agree about getting the hide off the animal as soon as possible to cool the meat, but why not pack out the hide with you and use it? As far as I know there are no state laws that require you to take the hide home, but to me why waste such a beautiful part of the animal? Some might think they have no use for the hide or it costs too much to tan....