Re: One More 98 Mauser Question for Country Gunsmith
I prefer a relatively fine checkering, especially if the idea is to open the bolt with the palm. I would go with 20 lpi or 22 lpi. That should provide enough of a surface to grip, yet not abrade.
The autonomic nervous system provides for involuntary muscle function - the work of breathing, digestion, and so forth. On some folks, that's a pure waste of ingenuity.