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.
From the books that I have read, there is a lot of importance in knowing every nook and cranny of your hunting territory as well as the animal that you are hunting. So scouting as much as possible, just walking the land, will give you a good idea of what's around the corner or what's on the other side of a hill. Which can be very beneficial.
Making your own maps of human and deer trails, and different types of foliage such as group of pines,...