I started with a .243 when i was twelve and then moved to muzzleloader and went muzzleloader only i dont even own a rifle other than my .22 i use to squirrel hunt with. I started bow hunting about 6 or 7 years ago my freshmen year in college then went away to college and didnt get much chance to hunt at all last year was my first year back home and got a nice 7 point with my moms rifle because me and my muzzleloader wasnt getting along. so this year i vowed to not pick up the muzzleloader till i put a deer down with my bow and tuesday came along and downed the biggest buck ive ever shot and put it down with my bow at that. what a rush Ill be using the muzzleloader this weekend to put down some good doe meat on the table cause my 200 lb buck is prolly gonna be all hamburger and sausage but from hear on out only buck i take will be with a bow but will be taking some does with the muzzleloader each year im sure. But the buck on tuesday made it real hard to pick up the muzzleloader this weekend for sure never had a rush like that except missing a nice 8 pointer as my first deer i ever shot at when i was twelve.