First of all am I not saying that all Blaser guns are crap or dangerous. In fact, I think many of them are great guns, but I seriously don't trust the R93. What I really like to comment on, is about Mauser actions blowing up. I have witnessed 2 Mauser actions "blow up" because of mistakes done by the shooter/handloader. They far from acted like grenades. Some wood and small metal parts flew around, but one without any injury to anyone. Neither to the shooter or the shooters besides him. The second got some bruising on his lower left arm. The Mauser actions that blew up like hand grenades was as far as I know mostly spoils of war that US soldiers brought home after the war. These Mausers were in general made rather late during the war and the metal and hardening quality of them were poor at the best. The metal in those actions are very often brittle. Some also claim that the hardening process was sabotaged by the workers in the factories making them. I don't know if this is true or not. We learned that many of them were brittle very well here in Norway as the military used them for some years here after the war and the home defence forces used them for many years til they started to use H&K AG3. They made sure to pressure test every one and rather many of the late war ones didn't do so well and got melted down. When people ask me about what Mauser 98 actions to buy, I always recommend them to get pre 43 ones and even better pre 40 ones. Specially the ones from Czechoslovakia and Argentina if they could get their hands on that.