Just to be different, I'm picking up a 7.65x53 Sporterized Mauser 91 this evening. Can't wait. Been wanting to do one of these for years, but when I found someone had already done the metal work, leaving just some stock work for me to do, I was sold! Always thought the 91s were the best looking of the old military bolt actions. I know they aren't as strong as a 98, but they look good and 150 grain .303 bullets at 2750ish or 180s at 2600 will do plenty of good things.
And Richards has exhibition claro walnut stocks on sale for $350!