How many of you guys have switched strictly to in-line muzzle loaders, or do ya still take the old traditional side lock or flint lock rifle out in the field for the feeling of true primitive weapon hunt??? I have an old side lock or two that I still take to the field with from time to time. I guess it's just the feeling of being more on the level with the pioneers that settled this great country that makes me do this. I have an old CVA Plainsman 50 cal. that has a 1 in 66 twist rifling in it , I also have a T/C Renegade 54 cal.with 1 in 48 twist in it. They both shoots very true. From time to time my sons and I will get them out and shoot them a bit on the range and we all love it. The 54 cal. is my youngest favorite of the two. while the oldest prefers the 50 cal. They are very proficient with their gun of choice. I am glad they enjoy getting out this way. It gives me great pleasure when we get out like that as a family. We have all taken squirrels and deer with the traditional equipment. My sons enjoy being able to say that they know somewhat how Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett felt, while wondering through the wilderness hunting for food for their families. Even though the in-lines are a much more proficient piece of equipment,I feel it is important we as hunter not forget the tradition from where we came.