Personally, I think black powder season has strayed from it's original intention.
I got into it because I enjoyed playing Daniel Boone. I was squirrel hunting in Saint Regis Mgt Area one day in the 80s and ran into a guy in the woods carrying a 50 cal. TC Hawken. I thought it was the coolest thing I'd ever seen so I bought one the next week.
Somehow, these in-line guns with scopes and this AR just don't fit my idea of "primitive" weapons. But I've never been in it for the meat so I don't mind having a disadvantage by carry a Hawken.