RE: Got my new Apex :)
Nice looking set-up there.
Now some news you may not want to hear. -- Sorry!
Why didn't you consider the 50-cal? That caliber allows you to shoot EVERY bullet the 45-cal does. In doing so, the 50-cal is less finicky with powder charges - less finicky finding the proper grain sized bullet. Plus... when you go accessories-shopping, most aisles are filled with 50-cal merchandise.
The 45-cal promotes more speed... but that's the only advantage it has. With 50-cals, finding 10 different bullets to shoot well is generally not a problem. With 45-cals, finding only 2-3 bullets to shoot well is the norm.
Even thou you may have cleaned the bore already, you can still exchange that gun for a 50-cal.
Just my opinion.
Make Smoke - Not War with those using a different style muzzleloader than you.