I have a lovely sporter used Mauser 98 in 6.5x57. It has a double set trigger, which is so light that I would say it is set at about 2oz! The scope is an old Hensoldt with a German No 1 reticle. The barrel is made by Hammerli and it looks very clean. It is superbly accurate with a variety of different ammunition. I have yet to stalk with it but that will change this Summer.
I am am considering changing the scope because as bright as the optics are, I want to put a decent a more modern scope on it, such as a S&B 6x42. The claw mounts and base are the problem. My dealer in Zh doesn't want to do the work as he thinks the rifle should be left as is! Perhaps I should leave it alone but I think this rifle with a new scope would be the business. What kind of price should I expect to pay for removing the old mounting base and installing a weaver style base?
Some photos for your perusal.