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BARREL PORTING

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Steve W, Apr 22, 2013.

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  1. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    Let me put it this way, I never understand the need to modify factory barrels, and I wouldn't spend my money to have barrels ported, back bored, forcing cone removed. But I certainly will not reject a good gun solely because of these works.

    I have no scientific proof these things work as they claimed, but I didn't feel any thing negative shooting a gun that had these works done to it (including cleaning).

    There're many factory guns (including Perazzi) that are ported, and almost all Olympic shooters shoot ported shotguns these days.
     
  2. EuroJoe

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    short bbl.2 shot games, very good. Long bbl singles, waste of money. It's about bbl bounce, not recoil.
     
  3. OldGoat

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    Steve W. said it best in post above...excellent comments!! Regards, Ed
     
  4. W.P.T.

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    I won't buy a gun that is ported, have shot them and cannot tell any difference ... Smoke and Mirrors ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  5. Unknown1

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    Put ports in it...it pisses off the cranky old guys who wanna think they make the rules and want everything their way, distracts them and makes them miss!!

    Keller
     
  6. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Thats funny Keller but oh so true
     
  7. kgp912kgp

    kgp912kgp Active Member

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    Porty Port Port Port...


    Is that what Keller sings as he strolls down the line??

    Me I do not notice any difference in either and do not mind shooting either as long as it Breaks em all.
     
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    Stev e said it right. If you think you will shoot better, you won't. Decreases value also.

    Good Shooting.
     
  9. timberfaller

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    Shot both, ported and non ported only difference I seen or felt was:

    Ported's are noisy!! nothing more nothing less
     
  10. Redcobra

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    Annoying
     
  11. hmb

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    There are good ports and there are bad ports. You should learn to tell the difference, if you want to become a good trapshooter. HMB
     
  12. merlynstrapguns

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    Even though I shoot doubles with a ported gun, I feel that the porting helps the "porter" much more than the shooter.....JMHO....merlyn
     
  13. hmb

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    That's because you have bad ports. Next time get good ports. HMB
     
  14. LDAddi

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    I have several ported guns by different 'smiths, as well as Browning factory. I see no apparent advantage to the process and as was said above, if any, it's barrel bounce, not less recoil we would hope to obtain. One type, the original Tom Seitz drilled pattern became so problematic to keep clean, I just let the holes plug up and ignored them. Two other types I have don't plug, but they certainly cause soot buildup on the upper barrel, on and under the rib on an un-single. I believe that states my opinion of porting. Although quite rare, I have seen three different barrels that cracked or split between the ports. That's a bad deal.

    JMO

    Larry
     
  15. Saxman

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    Just something more to keep clean.
     
  16. hmb

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    You should have spent a few dollars extra and gotten self cleaning ports. HMB
     
  17. likes-to-shoot

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    The idea of porting advantages started with a snake oil salesman. Can you see where this is going?
     
  18. grntitan

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    Whats with the "ALL CAPS"??

    Below the box where you make a post there are posting suggestions listed by the forum owner. Included in those are:

    "Avoid shouting: Responses written with all capital letters symbolize shouting. Use capital letters sparingly. A message in all caps is considered rude."
     
  19. kgp912kgp

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    grntitan,

    That was loud... kind of like standing next to a guy using 37.5gr of longshot with ported barrels. I don't think he realized it but hey it is his thread.
     
  20. Stl Flyn

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    I thought maybe his hearing was so bad after standing next to guys shooting ported guns, that he did not realize he was shouting. Caps lock?
     
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