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Re: hammer forged vs cut or button rifling

13 Jun 2017
@ 07:38 pm (GMT)

Andrew Murray

Hey guys,

Sorry to dredge up an old thread... I wanted to know if there is any truth to the idea that hammer forged barrels do not need a break in process...

My thoughts are that this idea has no merit, in fact a hammer forged barrel I saw recently had more visible burrs and tool marks than my Howa.

Either Howa have picked up their game and are finishing barrels like they did pre-2011 (see the rifles book) or hammer forging has no great benefits to bore finish (assuming the tools used to cut the bore and rifling were on the same level).

Would love to know any experience you all have here.[b]


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