Not to be a wet blanket here, but way back in post #26, the OP asked some pretty good questions that somebody with a lot more experience with BP Smoothbores than me (none yet) should answer. While I have learned a ton from this thread, it went pretty far afield
Well Walk, you gotta do what you gotta do. I’m just glad you’re still going to go hunt elk, no matter what you’re gonna use. Perhaps you could post results in the non muzzleloading section. Have fun brother.