Its been a while since I have posted. I have been quite busy and now I have returned to a matter which has been on my mind for months and that is muzzleloading. I still do not own a muzzleloader and I want to get a nice one. I also want to go through this year's entire Deer Hunting Season with only a muzzleloader during both the muzzleloader and firearms seasons. I know off the bat that a smoothbore is off the table cause for one I probably wouldnt be able to hit the broadside of a barn and for two a rifle can extend the hunting range. However now I am left at a crossroads. On one hand I would like to put together a .54 caliber Kibler rifle but I doubt I will have it done in time for hunting season in October. On the other hand a local gun shop has an 1858 Enfield Parker Hale Model its a good looker .577 caliber, the shop also has a Thompson Center Pennsylvania Hunter .50 caliber (flintlock). I was wondering which rifle of the three would best suit all year hunting and to that regard what other forum members use for a muzzleloader for an all year muzzleloader only hunt if any member has done that. Thanks for the input ahead of time.