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Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: In the Woods Pa
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.