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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-19-2011, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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Porting a rifle??

Can anyone direct me to a gunsmith in upper Maryland or southern York county that does porting? Thanks
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Re: Porting a rifle??

I don't think that you'll find a gunsmith who will port a rifle barrel, but I could be wrong. Adding a muzzle brake would be the way to go.

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Re: Porting a rifle??

You can send it off to be magna-ported or have a muzzle break installed.
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Re: Porting a rifle??

porting is actually holes cut in the existing barrel, as opposed to a BRAKE. A brake is a device that is screwed onto the barrel. Brakes usually have more holes, and are more effective in reducing recoil, and results in louder sound.

The advantage of a brake over a ported barrel is the sound is controlable; a brake is removed easily and a thread protector is installed. With a ported bakkel, you MUST wear hearing protection all the time (field and on range).

I have a ported barrel that was done by Magna-Porting. Porting is usually done by EDM process, so NO gunsmith has the equipment to do it. A local 'smith will send it out for you, that is all. If you send it to Magna-port arms, yourself you save the 'smith commision and the local tax.

Magna port does a fine job if that is what you want. just mail the barrel and the action, no stock/bolt/scope/etc. Turn around is good.
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Re: Porting a rifle??

Thanks for the info.
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Re: Porting a rifle??

I have a magna ported 30-06 Remington 7600 carbine that is a great deer deer. I had it done not for the recoil reduction but more from the muzzle rise when shooting. With the ports the barrel rises very little and for a situation where quick shooting is required - is just perfect - and you get back to center alot quicker than without the ports
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