I hunt exclusivly in brushy woods, mostly squrilles some times deer. Now I have read that a lot of hunters hunt with their break actions empty, bolt actions, levers, autos, pumps etc with empty chambers. It seems to me that you would have difficulty making a timely shot that way on jumped up game. I know some BS but others seem to be telling the gospel truth. I usually carry a brake action with a hammer, but some times another action. Is any gun safe to carry with the chamber loaded? What is the safest type? Which is to be avoided? Other comments are welcome. I would like to hear evaluations of cross bolt, tang safeties, trigger blocking, sear blocking, hammers, hammerless, bolts strikers, inertial fireing pins etc.