I finally had some fair weather today. Got a chance to shoot some of my 1938 Nazi ammo from the Steyr. From what I have read and the lightweight of the rifle with a steel buttplate (I think its sharper than the bayonet) I was a bit skittish on the first pull of the trigger. I must say I was pleasantly surprised. The rifle functioned flawlessly and the recoil was not at all bad. The straight pull turns some heads at the range. Long trigger pull, I was at 25yds and it shot 6-8" high. When the range isnt so crawded I will give it some time at the 100yd line and see if I can make a group.
Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.