I have been thinking about the Mauser for a while now. The price is still kind of ouchy for a collection rifle I won't shoot much so I have not pulled the trigger on it yet. My understanding is that the Mauser design was the basis for most other copies (including allied) of military bolt guns that followed.
You need a modern bolt rifle in a suitable chambering.
I waver on this a bit. I am thinking an AR15 in 6.5 would be lighter, as accurate and almost as capable as the .308 AR and do just as well as a bolt gun of equal cost. Am I off base here?
I will say they if do get a bolt gun it would almost certainly be in .30-06. I find this huge cartridge to be very capable.
ETA: Lower recoil too.