I have never shot a muzzleloader before. I would like to start hunting with one. I took plenty of deer with a rifle and for the last few years have only bow hunted, and now would like to try muzzleloading. Wanting to use the older more traditional style rifles and not the new inlines.
I am thinking of getting the lyman trade rifle in .54 caliber.
I don't know anything about black powder rifles, where can I get an idea of teir maximum effective range on deer? Id like to at least be able to be accurate and effective kill a deer at 100 yards, but is 150 yards possible? How much bullet drop would there be from 100-150 yards and are their ballistics tables available to help me get an idea?