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The New Way of the Wilderness, 1958 by Calvin Rutstrum

"Guns and ballistics have fascinated me since boyhood, and I hope this elemental pleasure will endure, for it has offered me a great deal of pleasure as well as kinship with others that only ballistics and a cozy campfire could possibly create. Such cartridges as the .270 Winchester, .300 H&H magnum, .30/06, and even some for the big-bore British favorites are as interesting to me as though magic were contained in these combinations of figures....

What has been the result? I have reached up to the gun rack and taken down the .30/30 carbine by some process of natural selection, not condoned perhaps by many experts by easily explained by those who spend long periods in the wilderness areas. The .30/30 Winchester carbine is light, short, easily worked through dense forest areas and, when carried over arduous trails, lends itself well to canoe, pack-horse, and dog-team travel. Also it is vested with the crowning glory-the open hammer and the lever action, which symbolize the outdoors as do the pattern of a snowshoe or a canoe."
 

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My personal quote ...

"Very few problems in life can't be solved with the proper application of more horsepower, more bullets or more high-explosives."


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Way of the Wilderness, 1946 by Calvin Rutstrum

"Gun lovers have their own guns and it is not well to argue with them. For many years I carried restocked Springfields, Mausers and others. Now I carry a 30-30 Winchester carbine with sling. The much improved cartridge in this weapon will stop a moose or a bear without trouble. The gun is small, light, has good balance for carrying, and is convenient. For safety the sling is looped around a thwart in a canoe and around a cross bar or a lash rope on a dog sled"

http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles2/ayoob95.html
 

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BALANCE , round and rifle both have it , and it sounds good when it rolls off your tongue ! what else is needed ?
 

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Swampman, great link to a great article on my favorite 2 rifles
 

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"Democracy is two Wolves and a Lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed Lamb contesting the vote!" Benjamin Franklin
 

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Oddly enough this wasn't about quotes but about the leveraction .30-30.
 
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