etisll40, smokeless does not smell much at all and requires virtually no cleaning either!
It is much cheaper to shoot too.
You could buy a used Savage, a new one, a custom smokeless, convert a centerfire with a custom barrel, etc. It all depends on how much you want to spend.
You can convert a 45-70 Handi rifle to ML for about $125 over the cost of the rifle which makes a very light platform.
Some States do allow single shot rifles to be used during ML season but I do not think that NY is one of them.
If you are interested in converting a rifle or for loads, etc I would recommend Doug's.
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