Detachable magazines on an Alaskan big game rifle give me the creeps as I alays picture them getting lost and being a pain to load as compared to a regular magazine rifle. My son-in-law received a Savage 30-06 from his father many years ago and never has found the detachable magazine. I know they have been used on .22 rim fires and battle rifles for a long time and for the most part work fine. But, how many carry a spare magazine in the field for a hunting rifle? Any way I would be interested in hearing your stories. I also wish some one like Winchester or Ruger would make a bolt action 5.56 and .308 Win. and I would want them to use the 10 round AR magazines and the MIAI magazines and have a 21 inch barrel and a good pop up receiver sight and short rail for scopes. Maybe some day.