You need to go to a smith and have the bolt handle turned down, or replaced. It is not scope friendly. It is a small ring action. The 1898 was the 1st large ring action. They are also out there in a small ring configuration. This was a basket case M38 Swede. I had it made into a hunter for my middle son. The bolt handle is about $10.00 at Brownells. A smith cuts off the old one and wields the new one on. He wanted see through rings so he could use it for close shots. The metal has since been woodland camo'ed to match the stock. Rifle is in 6.5x55. '95 and '96 action are almost identical. The stock took a bit of inletting to fit correctly. Weaver style bases work great.