Thanks for the encouragement Mr. Flattop41. I had a stainless Marlin 30-30, and it served me well, till I swapped it in on a Ruger. Now I have about a 150 rounds of brass, dies, and about 400 rounds of cast lead bullets with gas checks, and with the price of components, it seems such a waste.
I have also noticed many of the dealers are selling this caliber at a reduced cost. Consequently, they must not be selling very good. I do not see Ruger making another batch of these anytime soon.