I tried muzzle loading in the sidelock era, not too impressed. So I waited till everyone was using the in lines before I jumped back in. I have a 209 ignition system on my gun, but was wondering on the No. 11 cap in lines; are the Pyrodex, and triple 7 pellets ok ? Lots of the older style guns floating around. Loose powder better? And is a 1 in 32" twist enough for shooting sabots or would a Maxiball be a better choice? Have a buddy who ask me to take him out, and he needs everything. All he has is 2 used in lines of the No. 11 ignition type. Hate to advise him wrong, so when in doubt, ask the experts. I know he would not be wasting money buying loose powder, but he wouldn't need to worry with a measure and funnel, etc, using pellets. I can, but don't miss spilling powder on my boot toes. If the no 11 is hot enough for pellets and the twist is cool for sabots, all he needs is a starter kit. Like to see him "hooked up" correctly without too much expence. He's an avid hunter, killer with a bow, but wants to go to black powder for the extra season here in Indiana.