Back when I bought my Blue Ridge they were relatively inexpensive. But today, for about the same money you can get a custom rifle "in the white" meaning fully assembled and ready to fire but needing only the final sanding and finishing of wood and metal. You'll get more for your money, have lots of options as to style of rifle, locks, triggers, barrels and sights. Check out "Tennessee Valley Muzzleloading" and "Sitting Fox" online sites. Both offer finished rifles, rifles in the white, and kits. Or, you could just get a Lyman Great Plains Rifle for considerably less money than the Blue Ridge and while it is a half-stock "Hawken style" it also is a reliable and accurate rifle which can handle heavy loads. For moose you certainly will want at least a .54 caliber.