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I’m not a bolt action guy, although I do own a few bolt .22’s. It seems to me the the Mauser and it’s variants, the Krag and a notable few others seem to be highly coveted because of the smooth actions. If these are so smooth in a 60-125 year old design and the machine work is so smooth, why aren’t there much better ones today? Our machining is certainly better. Barrels are better. Designs are improved and our knowledge of function and computer analysis of cartridge and harmonics is much better, so why wouldn’t manufacturers just build a better gun? With modern manufacturing technology, it should be able to easily make these better guns affordable to the average shooter and sportsman.