Sometimes you gotta go different, and it's hard to get much more different than a Johnson.
Even though it's a $129 sporterized model from the mid 50's, it's still a Johnson. It was designed by Melvin Johnson, a Marine, and it was used by Marines in the Pacific. Many of who preferred the design over the M1 Garand. The barrel is easily removable for a compact size, such as for paratrooper use, and it can be reassembled in just a few seconds. Also Johnson assisted Stoner in the design of the AR, the bolt of this is very close to the locking action and bolt on an AR. It uses standard M1903 strippers to load 10 rounds in a rotary magazine, so the need for the enblocs was gone. You could also load 1 round, 2 rounds 5 rounds or what ever instead of 8 or nothing. The weight and size while comparable to the M1, the Johnson design produced less felt recoil than a Garand as it absorbed some of the recoil in the action, when fired the barrel will move backwards about 5/8s of an inch.
Winfield was a big sporterizer of the Johnson in the early mid 50's when a majority of them got surplused, a .270 and 7mm sporter model was also available, as was a scoped model. This rifle has the 6 groove aftermarket Johnson manufactured barrel installed. I guess in the end, being a hunter with 10rds of semi auto .30-06, in the woods, Bambi had a good reason to fear it.