I am like Jon, if I did not like them they would not be in my safes. The one that is above the others for it's intended purpose is my 1943 M46a Husqvarna 9.3x57. Like Cottons 8x57 it is a commercail '96 receiver.
If a scoped hunter was needed, it would depend on the game. Still love the old Savage 110 in 7mmRem Mag, but for more practical hunting in New England My 1962 M1600 Husqvarna in 6.5x55 or 1955 Husqvarna 640 in 8x57 do the trick. The 1st is a small ring '98 and the latter a large ring '98.
For Military rifles nothing beats my 1945 DOU.