i am curious as to what everyone prefers. bolt? revolver? semi? break? also if you were getting someone a first gun what action/model would it be? i have shot semi and revolver hand guns as well as lever and break rifles (actually, the break is a combo rifle/shotgun) and i prefer the break partly because that is the one i own (the other 3 were my uncle's) and partly because you have no choice but to take the gun out of shooting position to reload whereas you have several more shots with the other 3. if i was shopping for someones first gun it would likely be a break as well but that has nothing to do with the number of rounds per loading, its because they are very simple and easy to clean.