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  • There are three types of muzzleloading rifles: Flintlock, Caplock and Inline. Flintlock muzzleloaders, often referred to as "black powder" guns, employ a flintlock and blackpowder system. Flintlock muzzleloaders require more effort to prep and shoot than more modern muzzleloaders. Caplock muzzleloaders employ a cap which is held by a nipple on the side of the gun's barrel. When this cap gets wet, the caplock muzzleloader becomes more difficult to shoot. With its cap located directly behind the charge, Inline muzzle loaders tend to be the most reliable of the three types of muzzleloaders. Hunting with a muzzleloader requires more skill and work than hunting with a traditional rimfire or centerfire cartridge, but it's a truly unforgettable experience.