I'll be using my Ruger .454 equipped w/ a Burris 1.5-3 power scope. My ammo of choice is 240 grain Winchester Silvertip, I ahve used 300 grain Hornaday, but found out that it goes straight through w/ out mushrooming. My dad just got a real nice Thompson Center .45-70 that he'll be using. The gun doesnt come w/ sights (scope only) so he sent it to Thompson Center & they put a real nice set of sights on. The total cost was only $40.