I'm moving from Dillingham to Juneau this October and am thinking of adding a new gun to my rather limited arsenal. My only centerfire rifles are a single shot blued 270 (NEF) and a LH stainless Savage 116 in 338, shortened to 20" with open sights, quick release rings and a burris 1.75x5.
While the 338 would certainly work, and it's stainless, and it's not all that heavy....I still like the idea of a smaller, fast shooting (handling not velocity) open sights, stainless lever rifle for sneaking around the woods of South East. I carried a model 94 in 32 special as a kid and young man in Wisconsin and it was a great quick shooter and an easy carry to boot.
Alas, it seems there are no stainless Winchester model 94's, but what others are available. And despite my seemingly leading comments as to what I want, I'm open to ideas, have flirted with the pistol calibers, but would rather a 30 30 plus, emphasis on easy carry and quick shooting.
Thanks in advance