...Id rather not have the bolt take out my eye...
Has any 73 bolt ever taken anyones eye out under any circumstances?
The Ubertis are very good rifles. The Miroku made Winchesters are outstanding rifles. The new 73 has the same half cock hammer as the originals, unlike some of the other models that had different actions, like rebounding hammers and tang safeties.
"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat." -Theodore Roosevelt-