Re: New to Black Powder
I treat inlines like kryptonite, to me it's just a lazy man's black powder gun to get around hunting regulations to maximize season (oops, did I say that out loud?) sorry, I just hate in lines but to each their own on that one, I suppose they have their purpose like any other gun, just not my cup of tea.
A nice flint or percussion .54 rifle would serve you well for moose using good conicals. I've only used Goex black powder but I'm about to experiment with some of the newer BP propellents to see if they are a viable substitute or not. Someone else hopefully can shed some light on the different (newer) propellents out there.
There are BP specific scopes, they are usually listed with shotgun scopes but not necessary; a standard rifle scope will also work just fine. A good peep sight is plenty for BP ranges though IMO, unless you have a cartridge BP gun for sillouhette or something, I wouldn't shoot much past 200m with the old smoke pole for hunting, especially big suckers like moose.
lots of folks hunt elk here with .50 cals though too so that's always an option, slightly more common than the .54 but both have decent selection of bullets and accessories.
"Loud noises don't end gunfights.... well placed shots do."