im new to the shooting world, but have wanted to get a rifle for a while. I'm one of those people who obsesses about something for a while, finds out all the info I need to know, then something comes along and I forget about it. As this is the 3rd round for the "I want to get my FAC and learn" obsession, I feel I've paid my dues to have it.
So, I've looked at a few rifles and their costs, ammunition and costs, licensing (and usually more costs), and think I want something along the lines of a mosin (ammunition a cheap, easy to maintain etc) or a lever action .357/.44 (still cheap rounds and they look pretty interesting). However, I realise that in saying "I want this" without having ever owned or even fired one. So what's everyones thoughts, opinions or suggestions? Does anyone have any experience with anything like these?