well as the title says im new to muzzle loading. a couple weeks ago i bought my first muzzle loader. thompson center omega .50 cal with a simmons scope. i couldnt pass it up for $150. wish i would have offered $100 now:smile2:. anyways i plan on taking it elk hunting next fall if i can draw a tag and would like to know if anyone else has this gun and what are some good load combinations. i plan on shooting it a bunch this summer to find what i like the best, but it would be nice if i could get it narrowed down a little first so i dont waste my money on tons of different kinds of bullets. right now im shooting 2 pyrodex pellets with 250 grain sabots. when i go for elk i'll bump it up to 3 pyrodex pellets. any tips will be greatly appreciated. also for anyone who might have the omega, what is the effective range for these guns? tomorrow is opening day of muzzle loader season here in MO so hopefully ill get lucky!