Hello all, To start, I don't have much experience with bolt action and hunting rifles so I have some what might seem like amateur questions. I've only worked with semi's before and during my time in the military. Last November I purchased a Mauser K98 and fired it on two separate occasions both during cold weather (32 and under) and less than 10 rounds each time. A few days ago I fired 30 rounds of surplus russian ammo through it about 90 degrees outside and I noticed the rifle seemed to sweat. The wood between the rear sight and the front clamp was especially "wet", I figure its caused from a hot barrel. I was just wondering what exactly it is, and if it's something I need to care for in future use. Also, I'm looking for a new bolt action rifle for big game and to start shooting at longer ranges. I have a Remington 710, that's probably about 12 years old now, in 30-06 and I've been looking to upgrade. It seems like everyone I served with that were moose and deer hunters talked on and on about the rem 700 and just hated on my 710 I got when I was a young teen. Honestly never had a problem dropping a deer with it, but now I'm looking for something to shoot at greater distances and more than 2 - 3 times a year. I really enjoy the '06 over my dad's .308 so I'm partial to staying with the '06. Any recommendations?