Glade to see you don't go around 1/2 cocked
I have both and I do prefer my Remmy over the open top but that is for shooting only.
The open tops are prettier.
I also have both caplock and flint rifles, and I am way more into in the flint.
I only use black powder, (had some 777 and gave it away Sunday).
I have nothing against substitutes, but just don't care to use them. I love the cloud given off by BP.
Go slow, Go steady,
Sunday was a great day, We spent the afternoon shooting and I am sure $10.00 would cover all shooting supply's.
Monday afternoon with another friend and 3 hours shooting, well the fuel to go shooting was much more