Ordered this muzzleloader for my 2 granddaughters. Both 9 yrs old.They arrived so fast 1 of my grandaughters has already killed 2 deer with it.Arrived so fast and pleased with quality and service from this company.
I purchased this rifle for my 12 year old daughter. I live in IL, so for deer season we are pretty limited here for choice of weapon. I was either going to get her a 20 gauge or a muzzleloader. I wanted to tailor the loads and wanted the accuracy of a rifle, so we went with the muzzleloader. I also needed something with a relatively short length of pull. This muzzleloader is great in all regards- accurate, easy to clean, breech plug is easily removed, and the ramrod is very convenient the way it is designed. I have used a variety of bullets with this gun and I find that the most accurate is a combination of the orange sabot (MMP?) with a 300grn Barnes spitzer bullet. I love the fact that the Federal Bore Loc are so easy to load, but I simply don't get the tight groups with those (out of this gun or my Remington Ultimate). This rifle is tremendous bang for the buck (no pun intended) and if I didn't already have my Remington I wouldn't mind using this muzzleloader myself.
I bought this little rifle for my 14y/o daughter to use since this was one of only two rifles I could find that was designed for youth. The only other option being a Knight that was questionable whether it will work with BH209 powder and costs twice as much as the Traditions. So I went with this Buckstalker and I am glad that I did. I started with 80 gr. of Blackhorn and a crush rib sabot with 250 gr. Hornady xtp but these would not shoot well. The 100 yard groups were around 3" after getting it dialed in on target. I then tried the 300 gr. xtp with the exact same load, and now I had 3 shots touching in the same hole at 100 yards. This comfirmed the same thing I have seen with 4 different manufacturers of muzzle loaders, they all seem to shoot the 300 gr. bullets much better than anything lighter I have tried. This little gem shoots better than my $800 muzzle loader, it is light and handy, yet does not kick too bad with this load at all. Great buy!
Bought this muzzleloader for my daughter. We sighted it in and it held a nice group at 100 yds. She got her first deer with it a couple of days ago. Really happy with what I got for the money.
Fast and efficient service. Rifle arrived about 6 days after order placed.