I decided on a buckhorn over a slug gun or a shotgun. I need a ml anyways because it's getting hard to find ammo for my rifle, and I can hunt all season if I get a ml (regular firearm + muzzleloader), I also bow hunt. I am familiar on how mls work and how to clean and load one. I have never fired one and I don't know what the recoil is like. Do they kick fast like a modern rifle or is it like a really heavy push like with slug guns? I plan to shoot 100 grains of powder (pellets) with powerbelts. Please help!!
CVA makes some fantastic guns, so you made a great choice with the buckhorn. The kick isn't much like modern rifles, I would compare it more with the slug guns. The modern muzzle loaders do have a big quicker recoil, but it is still more of a push. Happy hunting, and let us know how you like it.