My local gun store was showing me a Traditions Panter side lock 50 cal for $99. Looks like a good deal too me but I aint never even shot a muzzle loader so what do I know... I plan to use it for plinking and maybe a few informal attendances at black powder shoots my club has. I know it has a 1 in 48 inch twist. The store owner said to just shoot lead balls and use black powder or FFG... Any info would be appreciated. Thanks all.