I'm stating the process of getting my first M-1 through the CMP. I want a Winchester and I don't want to go Danish, but money is an issue, so I am considering rack grade. I'm not planning to compete seriously, but I do want a gun that shoots ok (at least better than I do ) So here's the question: if I gamble on rack grade and get a poor shooter, will replacing the barrel with a better one help? If so, what is involved in changing barrels? Is it a job I can do myself, or is there serious gunsmithing required? I hope some of you experienced guys can help a new guy with dumb questions.