So the majority of the muzzleloading experience I have is flintlock and round ball. I am wanting to try conicals. So that is either a Lyman side lock or an inline, considering a Knight. I bought my oldest son a littlehorn so I have a little inline experience. We shoot 3f goex and Hornady sabot FTX. Anyway I go I will still shoot goex, as I need it for my flintlock. I have been trying to read up on the Plunger vs Bolt designs, but I am not sure about the main advantages of each. I am not to worried about weather as it will be most likely snowing in December. I'm kind of leaning toward "western" Ignition as prying the FPJ off of the nipple kind of sucks on the littlehorn. The reason I'm leaning toward the inline is the ability to scope and the not crescent butt plate (also made in America doesn't hurt). Though a peep sight is not out of line. So any thing I missed to help my decision?