Re: Single shot for bear
A single shot, break open type gun like the H&R/NEF is really a quick reloading gun. Bolt action guns aren't all that fast, although there is no fumbling with the cartridge. Even a lever gun requires taking the hand off the trigger and wrist of the gun. If you have the next cartridge handy with a break open, you can reload in very few seconds, and unlike a bolt or lever gun, it isn't necessary to move your hand off the wrist of the gun. The NEF thumb catch can open the gun, the positive ejector spits the spent cartridge clear and place the next in with the LEFT hand and close the action while raising and pulling back the hammer with the right thumb. It is a surprisingly fast operation.