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A stupid question????????

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by fritzi93, Mar 11, 2008.

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  1. fritzi93

    fritzi93 TS Member

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    My opinion: Porting is a gimmick, the benefits claimed for it are, shall we say, minor. But that's just my opinion, so everyone can suit themselves. [wink]
     
  2. BDodd

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    The only reason is to anger the poor fellow(s) next to you. Well, there is to support your gunsmith....Bob Doidd
     
  3. ljutic73

    ljutic73 Well-Known Member

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    Mike...I've been asking myself that same question ever since I spent a pile of money and Magnaported a whole bunch of shotguns and rifles back in the 80's.....pisses me off to think how many cases of AA's or Blue Magics I could have bought for the same money!!...loved them Peter's Blue Magics!! Gimick indeed!!....
     
  4. ec90t

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    There are a couple of Brownings that I'd own if I could buy them without porting!

    I have shot numerous guns with and without porting and can't tell a difference in felt recoil or muzzle flip. My biggest gain in quickening up the second shot in doubles was to go with a 7/8 oz load on my first shot. This also saved me money at the same time. It's hard to beat 7/8 oz of 8.5's going 1250 fps for the first shot on doubles.

    ec90t
     
  5. tcenfarms

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    it hasn't made a difference for me
     
  6. blizzard

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    Porting a shotgun barrel does nothing except make them louder than hell! None of my barrels are ported and I stay in the gun and see the target break just fine.
     
  7. Little Dog

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    Making them loud is as good a reason as any to port your shotgun- plus it looks really cool.
     
  8. ec90t

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    Mike,

    I might be able to diprove your theory about making a Model 50 feel like shooting a .410. I found a box of Federals that I loaded a long time ago that have 37.5 grains of Blue Dot and 1 1/4oz of Kentucky 9's! LOL.

    ec90t
     
  9. Old Cowboy

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    The purpose of porting is to reduce muzzle rise therefore reducing cheek slap. You might question whether or not porting does this effectively but I'm having a hard time following your logic that it might be beneficial for the first doubles shot but not otherwise??

    John C. Saubak
     
  10. Little Dog

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    Bigbore, have someone take some video of you shooting and I think you'll see your muzzle rise even with your perfectly fitted stock.
     
  11. SirMissalott

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    My Grandfather once told me liquor was made to sell not drink! Could porting be the same theory??
     
  12. Old Cowboy

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    OK Mike------so if YOU don't like porting then don't get it, you pays your money & you makes your choices.

    So------why'd ya bring the subject up?

    John C. Saubak
     
  13. Old Cowboy

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    Am I the only one who gets sick & tired of the monthly "porting" thread??

    At least the monthly "7 1/2's or 8's" thread has a little humor to it for chri$$ake

    John C. Saubak
     
  14. Mike Michalski

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    I used to have a Mauser conversion in .270 Winchester. Had it Magna Ported (they are just down the road) and the next time I took it to the range the guy next to me swore it was a .300 mag!!
     
  15. X Trap 2

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    Mike.......My 101 did not kick any more then my Perazzi, so if it had been ported I would have said it helped.

    I have had Angle Port do some for me, maybe because it looks good and might help also.

    My TMS was already ported when I bought it.

    Then again my late model Cole is not ported and shoots smooth. Ray.......
     
  16. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    I tested this recently using my two Citori Plus guns...both are as new and tight 32" barrel guns...1 ported and 1 unported(pretty rare)and can honestly say there is not one bit of difference..not even on doubles...but them holes sure look sexy don't they?
     
  17. Old Cowboy

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    deckart,

    yeah----gettin cabin fever here, not much snow tho'. Might fly down to Billings this saturday for the Darryl Graff shoot weather permitting?

    John
     
  18. BIGDON

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    John the constant repeat of some threads is that some feel the need to continue to put their presence in front of you for what ever dumb reason.

    Don
     
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