I am interested in Greek Military Rifles as made by Steyr. These are in the classic 6.5 x 54 caliber. I have two of them with strong and VERY dark rifling. I am interested in getting them up and running but despair of getting these dark bores to shoot well.
Of special interest would be any information on getting a replacement military barrel in excellent or better condition.
An alternative is anyone who has gotten some of these with very dark bores to shoot well. What cast bullet is best etc.
I have two sporting Mannlicher Schoenauer rifles by Steyr. One is in 6.5 x 54 and the other is 8 x 56, but want to get the military rifles shooting to their potential.