Don’t sell Traditions short. I think their products are excellent entry level guns. The quality has greatly improved over the years Their barrels are pretty accurate shooters & the locks have improved. The kits are an excellent way to get into gun building.Hello! I am new to this community but am always getting more interested in joining it.
I've already asked a black powder subreddit on what to get but I came here to hopefully get more/different advice.
Like I said, I am brand new to this community/hobby so please let me know if I have unrealistic expectations.
I need some advice on as to what I should get to use and take care of a black powder rifle.
For budget I was hoping to get a rifle around $500-$700 USD and spend $100-$200 USD on accessories, balls, powder, etc.
As for a rifle I'm just looking for a .50 caliber percussion cap rifle that shoots relatively precise to shoot targets and maybe small game. I was thinking of either getting a Traditions rifle or waiting until I find a used Pedersoli for cheap. I'm hesitant to choose a Traditions because I'm wary of buying the cheapest option since I've heard they feel cheap and are fairly cheaply made, also in my other hobbies cheap-ing out will end up costing more in the long run in upgrades/repairs.
Also some advice on what other accessories I should get other than the rifle would also help greatly.
Again, please let me know if my expectations are unrealistic.
Any and all advice is greatly appreciated.
Pedersoli guns are excellent but they have priced their products too high, IMHO.