Howdy y'all. My son and I just took the plunge into muzzle-loading, something we've wanted to do for a while. We found a good (I hope) deal on a TC Hawken 50 caliber rifle. Bought it and most of the supplies we will need to shoot. Took it apart to clean and become familiar with how it operates. Just looking for someone close by who can give us some hands-on training to insure that our first, and subsequent, range trips are safe and fun. I also hope to get some education and guidance from the more experienced muzzle loaders here. I am retired AF, still making a living doing emergency planning for local boards of health in Worcester County. Hope to move out west in a year or two, looking closely at Wyoming.