I live and hunt in the great state of Illinois... The reason I consider it great is because of the whitetail population and size. The gun law's here are awful. We can hunt them with Shotgun Muzzeloader and certain handgun's. I picked my favorite gun of all for the performance. It is a Savage.50 smokeless muzzeloader that I have replaced the barrel with a custom PacNor.45 a Bell & Carlson Duramax stock. Repillared and bedded. A Leupold 3.5X10 sit's atop of her. It is the most accurate gun you can imagine. I shoot a 200gr SST with a harvester light blue sabot sitting on top of 62 gr of H4198. This gets me 2700fps and sub moa out to 200 yds.. And further I am sure just havent got to shoot it further yet. Yep this is my version of a 30-06 muzzeloader! best group I have gotten thus far is 1.25" at 200 yds. Sighted in 1.5" high at 100 and hit's 2.5" low at 200 yds It took a while to get it all done. But she is well worth the effort.