Nearly all my deer hunting is with a muzzleloader. Gun: .50 Encore Muzzleloader Scope: 4X Zeiss Bullet: 300 Grain .452 XTP Magnum Powder: 120 grains of Black MZ Distance: 120 yards. Attitude: Broadside Was in a stand looking down a long trail when this buck came out at about 120 yards distance and stopped. Deer went <15 yards after being shot. There is a bumper crop of pecans at our deer lease and the buck was very fat.