As of right now I only have one muzzleloader that being my Parker Hale .577 Two band. I love it but I dont want to take it into the deer woods. I would like to get a nice flintlock long rifle like what used to be the norm in the late 18th/early 19th centuries. A local gun and pawn shop across the border in Virginia has a Dixie Tennesee Mtn Rifle it has a very lare toe repair and the repair is very visible and the buttplate does not sit flush. Looks almost like the rifle on GB but that rifle has a smaller repair area. The shop is asking $600 for it and they will through in a box of Speer .490 roundballs and a bag of .010" patches so 100 balls and patches. I have 2f and 3f powder as of now. My question is should I jump at this or wait for a contemporary build to show up. Also what calibers are good to use for deer ? I hunt in Maryland, the woods on our property are dense but our property is also a lot of rolling hills. The state minimum is .40 cal. I personally like a rifle with as little ornamentation as possible, less brass the better. That is why I am drawn to these DGW Tenn Mtn rifles. If anyone knows of a better rifle and caliber please feel free to share. I would like to get a flintlock rifle and maybe later a smoothbore.