I am looking to get a jump on the Whitetail season with a muzzleloader. I have it down to the two models listed. I do want to get a synthetic stock and stainless barrel. I guess that is the way to go. I have shouldered both models at Gander Mountain and both feel about the same. Is there one better then the other, and why? Is the stainless barrel woth the extra money versus the blued barrel? My shots will be around 60 to no more then about 100 yards, and it will be a .50 caliber I will use. Any help would be greatly appreciated. This is the first for me in Muzzleloading.