As a 50-year black powder hunter and competitive shooter I have seen this sport go in two directions. It started out as people reenacting the ways of the past. patch and round ball, craftsmanship of building a working firearm - the thrill of the stalk.one shot one kill. 20 years ago, the divide started. The inline, 300-yard shooting, scope mounted, pellet powered, copper jacketed bullets. For many it added another hunting season --For me it lost the meaning of a muzzle loader.