One of the most talked about guns of 2019, the CVA Paramount, isn’t really a modern rifle at all, but it certainly does shoot like one. This .45 caliber boomstick includes features found on many rifles aimed to please the long-range shooting crowd, like a muzzle velocity of 2,200 fps, and a lethal range that stretches to 300 yards. But the features that set this model apart from others rest in the stock, with adjustments for both length of pull and cheek height—not something you typically find on primitive or modern muzzleloaders. If you’re gift shopping for a muzzleloader aficionado, he or she may notice the lack of a ramrod under the barrel, but don’t fret, CVA designed a rod that is easy to stash on a belt or in a pack that makes reloading fast and easy. Also, remember the federal government doesn’t classify muzzleloaders as firearms and a 4473 (background check) isn’t required. Translation: you can likely order, ship, deliver, and gift a smokepole to your favorite late-season hunter. However, as always, it’s in your best interest to check all federal, local, and especially state laws before ordering.