I'm sure this may have already been discussed, but i could not find a thread so i thought i'd start one. Fortunately we (Americans) do live in a country that allows us to keep & bear arms. Being able to buy the weapons used by not only our fathers/grandfathers, but our allies as well as their adversaries is a privelage. Over the years i've owned a number of these & have enjoyed shooting most of them in the process. My initial intention of this thread was to get feedback from those who have done the same, esp. regarding the bolt action variety. The best, i.m.o., & i may be biased was the 1903 Springfield. It is of course based on the Mauser, which i find to be a very close second. The action on the 03 feels more fluid than a 98k, but of course this all depends on the quality of the individuals rifle. The ballistics on the 2 are close with the 8mm edging the 30.06 a little bit. The sights on the Mauser 98k are better to see through & has an edge in that dept. As for carrying, they both feel equal as far as weight & distribution are concerned. The other two, the Enfield Mk4 & the Mosin Nagant 91/30 are not as enjoyable i feel. Both are heavier & the Mosin is so much more cumbersome in length. The British rifle is far superior as for action comparison, while the Soviet weapon's right angle bolt is very stiff to operate no matter how many times you've shot & cleaned it. Same can be said for the other Mosin variants as well. I will say though the MN (91/30 model) is a tack driver on a bench as far as mil-surplus weapons go & i can see why in the proper hands it was extremely effective. As for enjoyment, they're all fun to shoot at the range & in most cases are economical (for the time being) to feed as well. There are other rifles to compare, but i think these are the most common that are out there that most people can get their hands on & shoot regularly.