After 5 days of not seeing anything legal to shoot during the 2010 Missouri Rifle Deer Season I decided to take a young button buck for some freezer meat. I decided this season to use my Knight KRB7 .50 Caliber Muzzle Loader instead of my regular center fire rifle. The deer offered me a head on chip shot for this rifle. He stopped at 50 yards and looked in my direction. Unless it is a nice buck I usually try and take a head shot to save on loosing any meat. I'm very confident in my accuracy with all my center fire rifles and I've shot this rifle enough to know exactly where the bullet will hit clear out to 100 yards. A 3/4 inch 3 shot group attest to that from the bench. I had a shooting rail to steady my shot so I knew it would be deadly.....but I didn't know just how deadly the .50 Caliber 250 grain bullet would be when it met up with a deers head. After the smoke cleared I climbed down from my wooden tree stand and walked the 50 yards and found the top half of the deers head gone. I looked beyond the deer and there was a black oak tree with the remainder of the deers brains splattered along the trunk. I found a 1 inch by 2 inch piece of skull plate laying 15 yards beyond where the deer dropped. Needless to say I don't think the deer knew what hit him.