I have a Mauser 98 in 8mm. Bought it when I was younger. Had already been sporterized with a nice stock. I had the bolt handle cut off and reset and a Romney trigger installed. Gun has served me well but I would like to have some more work done to it. My thoughts Rebarrel in 30-06 or the ackley variant Turn bolt handle more since there is little room between handle and scope Horizontal swing safety Thinking a 24" barrel I know this is a rather vanilla build compared to most you see on here but I would like your opinion. I already have a sendero in 25-06 that is very accurate so I was thinking a 30 caliber to tackle larger jobs. Is the 30-06 AI worth the extra speed you get? Any other suggestions? I do reload and this gun would be used mainly for hunting.