Re: Best Military Bolt action of all time?
My two cents, the M1917 is actually proven more accurate then the 1903. But as far as smooth,,, not, kock on the close is a bit odd if you're not used to it. As far as smooth, I had a 1911 Schmidt Rubin (straight pull bolt) that was a sweet running little rifle.
My vote for best all around bolt gun, personal favorite is 1903. But I'll bet you that statistics will argue that the Mauser will oust it. They had so many of them serving in so many countries.