Mine was a 20 gauge Mossberg Bolt action with Select-A-Choke. My father wanted to get me a single shot, but the sales guy talked him into the bolt action. He took the magazine away and kept it with his guns so I had to use it as a single shot, said it would teach me to wait and make the best shot. That worked pretty well until he was cutting firewood and a nice buck came running by when I was with him. I had #3 buck and took carful aim and knocked him down. He got up up and was limping away and Dad was hollering "Shoot him again", my response was that I couldn't because I didn't hav another shell. After that, I was allowed to use the magazine. We tracked the deer for a while before it encountered another hunter on the next property who finished him off. The next week I was in the same spot and dropped a nice six pointer with one shot. That was 55 years ago, but it taught me well.