We all have guns we won’t ever part with. The first time I realized this was the day I shot my first deer with this Remington 700 muzzleloader. My dad bought this sometime in the mid-1990s when we were still living in Nebraska; however, it had never seen any serious use until we moved to Iowa. I hunted unsuccessfully for a couple of years before I finally got a shot a doe and missed with a smoothbore slug gun. After that, I suggested to Dad that I use something with rifling. Two days later I got a nice 5x4 whitetail buck for my first deer with this muzzleloader. I’ve never read a good review of these guns and it’s not the most accurate smoke pole I’ve seen come down my side of the Mississippi, just don’t tell that to the bucks that adorn my wall. Technically, Dad still owns this muzzleloader, but it lives in my safe until I bring it out for another season and I won’t ever part with it for as long as I’m on the right side of the dirt.