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Old 06-01-2020, 08:13 PM   #1
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What do you suggest for cleaning these ports out besides a pipe cleaner?
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Old 06-01-2020, 08:19 PM   #2
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Don't own a ported gun...

No easy fix for this. Brownell's sells a port cleaning kit.

All the best and good luck.
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Old 06-01-2020, 09:59 PM   #3
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I clean the inside and the outside of the barrels..............I do not waste my time on the ports
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I wish I didn't have a gun with ported barrels. The bunch I shoot with are all the time telling me how loud it is. Thanks for your support!
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I use a round toothpick now and then.
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Old 06-02-2020, 11:08 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by ramblinrebel View Post
What do you suggest for cleaning these ports out besides a pipe cleaner?
I use copious amounts of bore cleaner designed to attack fouling from wads along with pipe cleaners. There are a couple of different types of pipe cleaners. Some with bristles and some without.

No solution I have found other than either chemical and mechanical removal or just leaving it as is and don't worry about it.

I like to clean them just because I couldn't stand to know I left something dirty. Even after cleaning it will still have wad that you can't get out. JUst have to live with it to some extent.

I am sure with regular cleaning you would not even have to worry.
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Old 06-02-2020, 01:49 PM   #7
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There is no sense to cleaning the ports as the very next shot will deposit crud right back there. Ports have ZERO use and as of now, only Browning still does ported target guns.

Face it, IF porting was the cat's meow for recoil reduction and muzzle jump, wouldn't you think Perazzi, Kolar, Kreighoff, Beretta, Blaser, et al would have their guns ported? Also, IF was so great why doesn't even Browning do it on their lighter field version where recoil reduction and muzzle jump would be more intense?

Stop worrying about it; clean your barrels inside and out. Spend the time cleaning your choke threads instead; THAT'S important............
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Ported guns are loud and can sometimes tick off your shooting partners.

I "am" one of those guys. Not really. I shot with guys in the 70's that all had Cutts.
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Old 06-02-2020, 05:37 PM   #9
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Way back when I had a back bored and ported shotgun , I used Shooters choice bore solvent as it will melt the plastic out .

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Old 06-04-2020, 04:48 PM   #10
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I use welding Tip cleaners they look like tiny round files come in all sizes. First spray with brake clean then find the right tip and carefully insert into port.
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