Markesbery is a newcomer to the muzzleloading community and there is little to tell at this point. The Markesbery company may be making a great product, but at the price, I'd pick something more along the lines of a Thompson Center Encore. It's about the same price and you can change barrels to make it a rifle or a 20 Ga. shotgun. The cheapest I've found them is at www.sportsmansguide.com.
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