As requested, I have started a thread for the eyebrowless and soot smutted black powder burners... I shoot a variety of BP weapons including Brown bess, Snider, Chassepot and a variety of shotguns.. oh and a small cannon.. I hate Pyrodex - no substitutes allowed! A quick question to start the ball rolling... I have beeninvolved in a discussion about licencing of Muskets.. My force considers them to be shotguns, and have no problem with me shooting ball out of them. Other forces seem to get their knickers in a twist about loading less than 5 shots..! What's your experience?