Hi all, I am getting into muzzleloading this year. I have been lurking a bit and trying to learn all I can through posts here and research elsewhere as well. To say it is information overload is an understatement. I am still in need of some guidance that I was hoping to find here. Thanks in advance for any advice you can give! Disclaimer: I understand that all rifles are a bit different and you need to work up the load to your specific rifle. I am mainly looking for some good starting places. I have viewed the stickied topics here + numerous others and I still find myself with the questions below. Biggest question: -I'm looking for a bullet that won't break the bank, perform well between 50-250/300 yards and has reasonable availability at most retailers. From what I have seen most places stock Powerbelts and a couple other saboted type bullets. I don't think I want to shoot Powerbelts from the research I have done so far. The other types of bullets are usually inconsistent in what is offered on the shelves. -Best type of sabot to use with recommended bullet. -Who do you use for a bullet supplier? Is the best to just use someone online (Midway, Natches, ML.com)? Does shipping kill the price point from online retailers? Below are the parts that I think I have myself settled on for reference: -CVA Accura plains rifle -Weaver Grand Slam 2-8x36 shotgun/ML scope -Blackhorn 209 -T/C U-view powder measure Others that I could use recommendations for: -Range rod -?bullet starter - is this needed? -Jags for rods (both range and/or included rod) to get the best bullet seating -Other pieces of "can't live without" gear for muzzleloading?