I'm more of a marlin guy myself... that said, I don't see where people get hung up on safeties. I don't think a Ruger M77 with the tang safety is any uglier than the new style. I do take issue if they put them in crappy spots like beretta does with all their handguns but I have never said "I will never buy that gun because of an ugly safety".
if you want one with a different safety then wait for one... just don't wait too long, those mausers are appreciated rapidly.
ignore my complete lack of capitalization. I still have no problem correcting your grammar.
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