That's interesting. I think Ruger did a run of their Compact Magnum rifles, ie. 20" barrel with open sights, and chambered them in .308. I had the can't helpits for one of them for a short while, but talked myself out of it.
Lots of folks aren't fans of the Savage bolt guns. I wasn't for a long time. I have one now that I won't part with. For a truck gun they make alot of sense.
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