This question may seem odd....and I guess it is but I'm wondering about the opinions of those learned riflemen who appreciate the Mauser and who would prefer to build rifles on the Mauser actions. What are your reasons?
What are the characteristics of the grand old Mausers that appeal to you the most. It seems they have enormous merit around the world and are the rifle to use. But why? Certainly rifles of today would have better steel and the CNC machines can maintain tighter tolerances than any hand fitted Mauser. So....what give? Why would you want a Mauser or why would you not want a Mauser rifle? Also is an old military Mauser superior to a modern rifle?