Porting barrels

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ZIMM, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. ZIMM

    ZIMM Well-Known Member

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    Is there any advantage in doing this to a shotgun barrel?
     
  2. chillippr

    chillippr Member

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    Mossberg has shotgun barrels with ports (a series of round holes) on the top near the muzzle. They do keep the barrel down so that follow up shots are quicker. I guess I can perceive a slight reduction in felt recoil also, but I believe limiting muzzle jump is the main purpose.
     

  3. wapiti13

    wapiti13 Well-Known Member

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    Zimm, I've had MagNaPort do their "ProPort" on a Rem 1100 shotgun. I use this shotgun on bowling pins and hunting. The ProPort does help muzzle rise (very notable), and supposedly recoil (can't really tell the difference). On rifles, MagNaPort has tests showing a 20% reduction of recoil, and I would guess the shotgun would be similar. Call MagNaPort and talk to them. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
  4. bcd

    bcd Well-Known Member

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    Two of my shotguns are ported both are over and under, one for skeet and one for trap. I can mainly tell the difference in muzzle rise. Once I relieved the forcen cones I could tell the difference in recoil. I also have a compensated 1911 which is kinda like a muzzle break on a rifle, except I still get the felt recoil straight back with very little muzzle flip.
     
  5. sniper2

    sniper2 Well-Known Member

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    I have the Browning Gold 12ga. ported and has long forcing cone and has very little felt recoil.Porting does work in shotguns if it is done properly. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif