Well boys and girls here's the Mauser I got from bellson all ready to go. Put a 4x16x42 Nikon on it with side focus and have to go sight it in now, I think???? I'm not really sure I'm going to keep the scope though, I was very disapointed in it, no screw in lens caps, the power ring is very sloppy and loose, the side focus lock only sorta locks( puts it into a detent type mode w/clicks) but a bump would move it for sure. Philippienes manufacture too???? What happened to the japaneese quality optics of the past?? No sun shade included $35 extra. For $350+ shade I don't really think it's all THAT much better than one of the $130 Bushnells I've got, a little better but I don't have anything else comprible to compair it to, but it's only slightly better. The finish is weird too the slightest touch leaves a mark and it collects dirt like crazy, almost like an old, dry, rubber armored scope, durability?????. Pretty disapointed in it over all and I'm not sure I'll keep it, it might just might go back. A couple pics of my fancy shooting bench I built a couple years ago are in there too 4 ft long 3 ft wide, NICE. I hate those little scrunched up shooting benchs ya can't get commfy on and have no place for your ammo and such. Of course it weighs as much as the Queen Mary but it's a very stable shooting platform. 1 1/2" thick top, 1 3/4" black iron pipe legs with caps on the ground side and stainless hardware, pretty rugged and stable. As you can tell, I've never been accused of "under building" anything!!!! The only thing left to do on the Mauser is to do the engine turning/jeweling on the bolt and bolt relese face and to get the engraved scope rings here now I know the hight requirement and replace the floor plate with an ingraved one, there's a couple spots on the stock I don't care for so I'll redo that also, then she'll be done, done! PHEWWWW lots of fussing around for a new gun, I just can't leave things well enough alone I guess, YEA RIGHT, look who I'm talking to, you guys are as bad as me!!! I've seen that already with you all!! What makes us act so???