Yep, am taking the plunge. I am 27 and have never hunted, been wanting to since I was 21, and now that I'm finally done with grad school, I have the time, at least on weekends.
Here in OH, we have muzzleloader and regular gun season (shotguns and handguns only, no modern rifles, though you can also still use muzzleloaders.)
The only suitable muzzleloader I have is a .58 Enfield 2 band replica. It shoots the Lyman 575213 OS fine with 45-50 gr. of FFG. A 460 gr. soft lead .58 bullet moving at rather slow velocity should prove devestating to any deer that comes my way... perhaps a bit overkill, but I don't want to invest in a new gun for a first hunt, I want to see how I like it first.
Wish me luck!