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Old April 30th, 2010, 10:39 AM   #1
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I've heard that TRW was the only manufacturer that hammer forged their barrels. Is that true? With all things being equal, were TRW barrels any more accurate than say HRA, WRA, or SA chrome lined barrels? How did SAK chrome lined barrels stack against the rest? Thanks in advance.

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Old April 30th, 2010, 11:11 AM   #2
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In my experience, {USGI** TRW barrels, both chrome and NM were superior to all others in accuracy. All the other parts were equal in performance. Art

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Old April 30th, 2010, 03:47 PM   #3
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In my experience, {USGI** TRW barrels, both chrome and NM were superior to all others in accuracy. All the other parts were equal in performance. Art
I concur, in my experience the TRW Barrel on my Standard Rifle is more accurate than any other GI Barrel that I have ever shot, but to answer the Question and (I am not Bill Ricca )All GI Barrels AFAIK were Hammer Forged!

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In my experience, {USGI** TRW barrels, both chrome and NM were superior to all others in accuracy. All the other parts were equal in performance. Art
Even better than SAK (Saco-Lowell) barrels?

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Old May 1st, 2010, 05:34 AM   #5
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Even better than SAK (Saco-Lowell) barrels?
It's close in some cases, but the TRW's were all excellent, not a Stinker in the bunch. One of the reasons is, TRW did a better job of machining, some SAK barrels the bore was not consistent with the OD nor were the muzzles at 90 degrees when parted off. This an opinion only, but everyone wanted a TRW if possible. There were far more SAK's to be had at that time. Art

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Even better than SAK (Saco-Lowell) barrels?
I can't say that, I have never shot a Sako Barrel other than on an M 60!

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Old May 6th, 2010, 12:42 PM   #7
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I have a TRW barrel. It shoots well, but I never considered just how well it shot until I stumbled on to this thread. Hmmmmm. Something to look into.

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Old June 25th, 2010, 05:31 AM   #8
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Ive got a TRW barrel on my LRB receiver built by Andy at SEI. The rifle holds 1/2" groups out to about 600yds and about 1" at 800yds.

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Old July 20th, 2010, 02:52 PM   #9
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usmc 1488 are you trying to say you have 1/2" groups at 600yards? open sights and standing too?

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Old July 21st, 2010, 08:11 AM   #10
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I think he means 1/2 MOA and 1 MOA.

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Old September 27th, 2010, 05:14 AM   #11
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I like my Winchester barrell but you guys make me question why I like it now. It came with my standard but are they that much different for accuracy?

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Old December 26th, 2010, 05:17 PM   #12
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Winchester were the least accurate...... No I'm just fun'n ya, I've always heard SAK and TRW were the two best GI barrels.. to be had. I'd love to see a guy shoot 1/2 inch 5 shot groups at 600 yards, I'd put money against it.. with a GI barrel using the M-14.. I've shot a 8" 5 shots group at 1000 yards...and I can prove it.. It was during a 50 BMG match.. I've got the paperwork.. but that was shooting in the prone off a Bi pod.. now MOA is a Different story.. that is about .8 moa.. B2B

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The TRW barrels also have a wider outside diameter at the chamber, than other G.I. barrels, by a full ten thousandths. This makes the barrel shoulder wider in area which is resting up against the receiver. More bearing and more mass would automatically ( pardon the pun ) lend itself to more accuracy through the laws of physics.

I was chatting on the phone with Claude shortly after I made this discovery, and we had come to the conclusion that this was the reason that TRW barrel chambers were more prone to flaking of the chrome at the very end of the chamber, more than other makers.

This is due to the temperature readings taken during the chroming processes, and thicker metal will read different temperatures due to heat transferance rates through a thicker medium.....Actually Claude derived at this solution to the long mystery, and I concur....I am not Bill Ricca

As for the OP's question...geez, I guess we have to wait on Bill......

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Old December 31st, 2010, 01:59 PM   #14
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I've only had and shot one TRW barrel and it did have flaking in the throat,but it still shot fine .I never measured the shoulder though,TRW did machine the barrels on tracer lathes which would have made them consistent on the outside contours.

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Winchester were the least accurate...... No I'm just fun'n ya, I've always heard SAK and TRW were the two best GI barrels.. to be had. I'd love to see a guy shoot 1/2 inch 5 shot groups at 600 yards, I'd put money against it.. with a GI barrel using the M-14.. I've shot a 8" 5 shots group at 1000 yards...and I can prove it.. It was during a 50 BMG match.. I've got the paperwork.. but that was shooting in the prone off a Bi pod.. now MOA is a Different story.. that is about .8 moa.. B2B
Don't worry about that Poster, He was Dreaming when He shot those Groups, He is no longer among us anyway!

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