I recently moved to Iowa, where my 3 deer, elk, and bear rifles are now simply conversation pieces;Q . I had a CVA .54 cal. Mackinaw traditional muzzleloader that I haven't shot in 10 years, so I decided to use that to hunt this season, rather than buying a shotgun. I took the ML to the range and after an hour of getting 8-12" groups at 50 yds. I decided that a scope was in order. I ordered a CVA scope mount and scavanged a 3x9 off of my .257 Roberts and mounted it on my ML. Now I feel like I commited an atrocity;g . I was capable of 3" groups at 70 yds. with this gun 10 years ago. Now, my eyes are only capable of horrid groups that I don't feel comfortable going into the field with. What would you do? Would you keep the scope for the sake of humane and accurate kills? Or would you just buy a shotgun for deer hunting and scope that, leaving the traditional-weapon season to people who can use them as intended?