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Old May 11th, 2017, 05:10 PM   #1
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I'm looking for advice I just purchased a new m1a about a month ago I've added a trw trigger group to it and a trw bolt and a NM flash hider , I have a Wilson NM barrel that came off an older m1a I was thinking of putting on,should I take off the new barrel and add the Wilson barrel ,would it be a better quality barrel or just leave the factory one on.I can get a 1" group at 80 yards with the factory one .

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What do you mean by new? Unfired in the box?


Why change a new bolt to a TRW bolt did you head space it?

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Old May 11th, 2017, 05:20 PM   #3
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I had two complete Israeli IDF m14 parts kits I figured the trw parts would be better than the factory Springfield ones ,bolt was headspaced . It was new a month ago .i was just wondering if I should add the older Wilson NM barrel to see if it would shooter better

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Old May 11th, 2017, 06:49 PM   #4
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If you're getting 1 MOA with your rifle now, I wouldn't change a thing.

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Old May 11th, 2017, 07:26 PM   #5
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I agree that if it's shooting that well as is, then leave it alone. While it is possible the barrel swap will improve the groups, it's also equally possible it could do the opposite. The 1/2 to 3/4 MOA M1A is the exception, not the rule.

The Wilson barrel can be used for a future build.

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If you're getting 1 MOA with your rifle now, I wouldn't change a thing.
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Old May 11th, 2017, 08:28 PM   #7
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Ok thanks I'll leave it alone

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Old May 12th, 2017, 08:46 AM   #8
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i just can't understand why you would change it at all? no seriously... i can't understand because i am a newbie... as you can see i just have registered and i am a newbie here... i don't know much but i just can't understand why to change it. anything would be appreciated.


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Old May 12th, 2017, 08:56 AM   #9
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The old saying "if it's not broke, don't fix it..." applies here. As mentioned, with the finest barrel on the planet you would only realize a small improvement in accuracy from what you are getting now. These rifles require fair amount of tweaking and mods to gain a whole lot in the accuracy department for they were never designed to be a sub moa rifle on a regular basis, but for military applications, dependability, fire power, knock down energy from the round, and the normal accuracy realized is more than adequate for those purposes. Just a suggestion.

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I figured the trw parts would be better than the factory Springfield ones
Not necessarily so. But go ahead, a few variables at play, experience will make you wiser about these rifles.

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