When using a bp rifle as a "brush gun" I rebuilt a TC 50 cal NewEnglander. It's light weight and good for up to 100 yrds. I do have one TC 50 cal inline left. I like it. You can load and reload it pretty fast. I don't see anything wrong with using the inlines I have a lot of fun shooting this one. I never put a scope on this one I like the open sights on it in the woods better right handi rifles. My go to " brush gun" smokless powder rifle is the old 35 cal model 336 still a good rifle up to about 200 yrds. All depends on the kind of loads used.