I've had a Sako 85 in 308 Win for nearly 8 years and although I'm really happy with it I'm starting to think about a change. I like the idea of a switch-barrel rifle and the Mauser M03 appeals the most.
I shoot woodland Muntjac, Roe and Fallow and go up to Scotland once a year for the hind cull. I'd also like to have a go at boar one day. So I'd like to plumb for barrels in 243 and 280 Rem (or 7 by 64 or 30.06).
So, I have a few questions to those who own or have owned a Mauser M03; have you found it to be an accurate (precise) rifle? What do you use it for and which cartridge combination do you use? What length barrel? Is your rifle moderated?
Finally, I prefer the wood stocked variant. Those I've seen advertised seem to have a varnish finish which to my mind means it looks great when new but small marks can't be as easily removed as with an oil finish - one scratch and you've had it!