I did a little bit of fondling, and decided to go with a Traditions Vortek Northwest Magnum, specifically designed to be legal in Oregon, Idaho, and, well, Washington.
It's break action instead of the slightly more traditional 'in-line bolt action', but I kind of like that. I figured it would be easier to clean, and it makes it a bit lighter. The model I went with has a 24" barrel instead of a 28", but after shouldering one of each, I thought it just felt better.
The downside of the shorter barrel are the same for a muzzle loader as for a normal rifle...gonna lose some FPS out of the muzzle. I'm not sure if there is a whole lot of difference between 1500FPS and 1400FPS...my max shot is 100 yards, maybe 120 on a perfectly stationary elk. Trajectory isn't a big deal to me. It's still a 300gr half-inch projectile. If I do my job of putting it in the right place, the animal isn't walking away.
I think it looks kind of sharp, and very all weather too.