I was given a CVA Hawken in .54 cal years ago and actually took it hunting in `94 in Iowa. I used round balls and 100 gr. of black powder. I haven't shot it since;g . I was getting around 3" groups at 70 yds. with some upgraded adjustable sights. I also replaced the nipple with one that was supposed to be more reliable. I now live in Iowa, and have gotten permission to hunt some exclusive deer habitat, with one stipulation; I have to use either a bow or muzzleloader. The land owner doesn't like shotguns, and when I told him that I had a traditional muzzleloader, he agreed to let me try and get one of the "huge bucks" that he sees all the time on his 40 acres of timber, surrounded by corn and bean fields. I would really like to figure out the best combo of powder, bullet, and charge to get the most out of my cheap muzzleloader. I tried and failed to find any blackpowder or .54 cal. bullets within 20 miles of my home. So, it looks like I'll have to travel about 50 miles to find a place that sells blackpowder accesories. What should I use?