I say this kinda jokingly but think about it. It takes depressing the trigger guard lever to drop the barrel for loading and reloading. Yeah I know it not a true lever gun, but all in all they are fine built guns and very practical single shot guns. I once had a Thompson center and it was a very fine gun with very good accuracy. The one I had was SS and in 7MM-08. I just came across a new old model TC in 300 Winchester with the old style stocks in cammo that I like. It doesn't have all toughs plastic or rubber inserts. It also does not have the thumbhole stock that I don't like. This very well may be the perfect single shot rifle for me. As far as the big caliber, I can cheat by having it down loaded or just buy Remington's managed recoil ammo for about 32.00 a box. At 2650 MV and a 150gr. bullet, it will probably feel like a 30-30 and out perform it. The one I came across is new and can be bought for under $700.00. If I want I can always shoot regular ammo, in case I go hunt Elk Or larger game than whitetails. What do you think. I know every gun is different but I haven't read any problems with accuracy with these guns and I use to have one.