I have no doubt that Brent would love to tell you all about his adventures with traditional muzzleloaders. If you read his posts in this thread he has been pretty much begging someone to pay attention to what he has to say. So far you are the only one buying what he is selling.Well, I've always found Brent's insight on traditional firearms interesting. From what I've read he's pretty much an expert on the topic and I trust his opinion. Plus, I still shoot a basic blackpowder muzzleloader with percussion caps because that was all that was legal when I started back in Washington state. I have a slight disdain for the fact that muzzleloader seasons, in some areas, offer very little restriction over typical rifle seasons due to the allowance of "newer" equipment.
I'm actually kind of hoping the thread derails a little more so Brent can further explain the ong range blackpowder shooting he's been talking about.
This happens quite often, but most people stop after the first few tries. Like jumping on a thread about 6.5 CM and telling everyone they need to shoot a 45 70, the true long range gun while rambling on with some stories about buffalo, cowboys, and indians. Or jumping on a crossbow thread to claim there are no advantages and that recureves will do anything a crossbow will do. So now Brent wants you to believe that there are no advantages to modern muzzleloaders and he can't figure out why they are so popular and nobody is interested in his traditional way of shooting anymore.
It comes off more as being desperate for attention than being a amabassador for traditional muzzleloaders. But if you are interested by all means go for it. But for what the OP asked this has nothing to do with his question about smokeless muzzleloaders and Brent pretty much derailed the thread.