Well I broke my TC Hawken stock today while attempting to swab the barrel. I knocked it from its' cradle when I withdrew the cleaning rod and the rifle fell backwards and hit the floor (wood, no concrete), I tried to catch it but totally missed. This was my first outing with this TC .45 Hawken that I purchased recently from another forum member off the want adds section. I did manage to fire two(2) twelve(12) round shot strings. The first 12 were testing for function and rough sighting. Mostly just a function test. The second string of 12 were from a bench rest to set the sights before I started into load testing. The starting loads I was using was 50 grains and 75 grains of FF Kikk BP and a .430 PRB. I use these loads in another .45 that I hunt with. The sights were close enough that I went straight to the 100 yard range and was on paper with the first shot, I only had to make a slight vertical adjustment with 75 grains of FF. I managed to keep all the shots within three inches group after the sight adjustment. This is my first TC muzzle loader and I was looking forward to using it for the upcoming deer season. Darn the Luck... I posted a wanted to buy in the forum want ads if anyone wants to help?!?