IMHO, you can't go wrong with a Lyman. They are the best commercially made black powder rifle out there.agent00 said:Thx for your answers. I will start with an Lyman Hawken. But which caliber would be the better choice for deer? .50 or 54?
Green Mountain makes the same thing for the Lymans Chili.Chili Willi said:If I was in the market for a new one, I would opt for a Thompson Center .50 to start. Then I would have the option of buying a extra barrel from a company like Green River in .54 or 58 if I ever wanted to shoot a moose or an elk, or a .45 for smaller game, and have the same lock and stock that I'm already famaliar with. But thats just me.