Hi All, I've been a member for a while, but this is one of my first posts. I am interested in learning anyone's experience with the M1896 vs. M1938 Swedish Mauser. I really like these old rifles, and I already have a hunting rifle chambered in the 6.5x55mm cal. Love it. Does anyone have an M96 or an M38 military Mauser? Which do you prefer? I'm leaning toward the long 'smoke pole' M96 with the straight bolt handle. Still, the M38 looks a little less clumsy. Maybe I'm missing the point - clumsy might be the new cool. I plan to shoot at 100 yards mostly, but if I could get out to a 300 yard range I'd be all about it. Anyone's experience would be appreciated.