What brand of porting for 454 Casull

Discussion in 'Specialty Handgun Hunting' started by Jayhawk, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. Jayhawk

    Jayhawk Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    65
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2009
    Was wondering if anybody had any good suggestions for porting a super redhawk in 9.5" barrel ? This gun shoots really nice with 45 lc ammo but flat out hurts my hand when shooting Hornady 300grain bullets....you definately know you just shot something:).
     
  2. ROBSTER

    ROBSTER Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    443
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2009
    Magna port worked fine for mine I got the twin port they also offer quad port If I remember right it was about 85.00 in 2002.
    robster
     

  3. Jayhawk

    Jayhawk Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    65
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2009
    Thanks Robster.... I am assuming the porting has made the felt recoil less and the muzzle blast more?
     
  4. ROBSTER

    ROBSTER Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    443
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2009
    The blast is a little more but does not seem bad when shooting at deer.Felt recoil was reduced quite a bit and made the blast worth it.
    robster
     
  5. MachV

    MachV Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,385
    Joined:
    May 31, 2001
    I pickt up this 7½"SRH already mag-na-ported so I cant say how much it helped? What seams to work best in the beast is to download it to mid to low book, the accuracy is better and not one of the critters (whitetail buck,porkupine, a stripped squirrel, finishing off a goat and numerous prairie dogs) that have taken with it knew the difference :D I definatly lost a little more hearing when I finished off the antelope,the downward angle made me wish I had put in earplugs!!!
    [​IMG]

    The load I used for the buck where just over 45lc max but blew him right off his feet!
    [​IMG]

    Fullhouse loads are cool to hand to your friends but??????
     
  6. oldreliable45120

    oldreliable45120 Active Member

    Messages:
    39
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2010
    All 3 of my Freedom arms are Magna ported. 2 are 454'2 and the 3'rd is in 50AE. I plan on having a 500 Wyoming Express cylinder made when a little more cash is avail.
     
  7. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,522
    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2001
    I had the quad port done on my 454 SRH but wasn't very impressed with the recoil reduction. While the muzzle climb is reduced the recoil was still not acceptable. I don't think you can compare "ports" with "brakes". Brakes make a BIG difference in felt recoil.

    Just my observation.
     
  8. oldreliable45120

    oldreliable45120 Active Member

    Messages:
    39
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2010
    Yes I do agree a break is better for recoil But most pistols are a little harder to put a break on. If you dont want tp add extra length to your pistol then porting is the way to go, but if you have a single shot like a T/C buy all means use a break. My Contender in 45-70 has a break and it does help with my heavy loads.
    The great part about reloading is you can tailer any load for any rifle/pistol you want. In my 454's I normaly shoot heavy 45 Colt loads in it. When I use it for hunting I switch to the heavy 454 loads.
     
  9. pricedo

    pricedo Active Member

    Messages:
    32
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2010
    I don't find the recoil from my 7.5" barrel Ruger Super Redhawk in .454 Casull that bad even with the factory Winchester 300 grain FPs.

    It's not a plinking gun by any means but I can pop off 10 or so full power rounds at the range with no problem.

    A friend ported his Freedom Arms .454 and regretted it after. He said porting helped the recoil but now his eardrums are only 1/4" apart after he shoots the bloody thing from the concussion and noise.