I don't know about you lot but the look of a rifle is almost as important to me as the way it shoots and handles. As I'm sure you all know the basic utilitarian bolt action repeater has been around for over 100 years. The only real accepted new kid on the block is the Blaser R93 and that isn't an oil painting. Walnut and blued steel have their devotees and stainless/synthetic float others boats.
Manafacturers are queing up to jump on the Blaser bandwagon, the problem is to me, personally at least they're all pig ugly. Some examples
Merkel KR 1 and Helix
And although they are conventional bolt actions the Steyr Pro Hunter series do nothing for me, unlike the SSG variants.The Mauser MO3 gets the thumbs up as does the Sauer 202 series, being bolt guns with interchangeable barrels and a cock/decock(MO3)
What do you think? How long will the uber technical new super duper rifle remain popular compared to the humble bolt? Me, personally I have 2 Sako 75's and a Rem 700.