I've had this gun now for about 10 months, but had a long delay in getting it set up. I found the installed open sights, a set of fiber optics by Williams to be useless. At anything over fifty yards the sights obscured most of the target. They were aso barrel mounted and set very close together. I have switched to a rear peep, a custom setup made by Skinner in Montana and was finally able to start shooting and working up hunting loads. I am currently still using the stock front blade, but will be switching to a globe front. The very shotgun like stock design is fine for use with a scope and the rifle came with a weaver rail mount. The stock has a high narrow center ridge. Mine has the camo composite stock, but all the stocks are the same. The high ridge on the stock makes it difficult to get down on the stock and view the sights properly and right now I am forced to put my cheek bone directly on the ridge in order to view the sights. I will probably remedy this by ordering the wood stock and custom fit it for my sight setup. I have found the gun to be accurate so far at 50 yards, having fired a couple of 1.5" groups despite the difficulty of sighting the rifle properly. The trigger pull is superb and the rifle shoots consistently when changing loads and powders. I got it on the paper using Pyrodex pellets and saboted .45 handgun bullets, then switched to a similar weight powerbelt and Blackhorn 209 with only a minimal adjustment for height and none for windage. I would recommend this rifle if you are going to hunt it with a scope. If you are hunting in muzzleloader seasons that require open sights, make sure you can properly use the open sights or be willing to take some time and effort to set up custom sights.