Don't have as many Mausers as i used to. In the time I have left to hunt, I plan to use just my favorites and I've been getting rid of what my family isn't interested in. I've owned many over the years and have seldom been displeased with them.
Robtattoo, I was shooting my 9X57 this morning before it got too hot. I decided to make it into a dedicated cast bullet rifle and am zeroing in on my hunting load. Looks as though it will be a 250 gr FP with powder coating at a little over 2000 fps. Don't have elk in Alabama, but I think it'll work on our whitetails! Unfortunately, mine is not a fine old original like yours. It has a Shilen .358" barrel on a FN action. It worked well with a Hornady 250 RN on this buck: