This is a legit question. I have never shot a blackpowder rifle or a musket. I just found this section of the forum actually, but I truely am wondering what is so awesome about these type of guns? Why not shoot a normal cartridge gun???? Is there something extra exciting about a blackpowder gun??? It seems like there is a cult following amoung you type, and I am about to buy a black powder gun to try to find out what all the fuss is about.