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Old 09-13-2020, 09:08 PM   #1
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I have shot ported and non-ported guns. The only difference I can claim is one is louder than the other. What is your take?
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Old 09-14-2020, 07:37 AM   #2
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I've only got one ported gun and I like it, but not because of the ports.
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Old 09-14-2020, 08:37 AM   #3
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Exactly! As someone who has reffed tournaments where I have to be close to the shooter, I can always tell a ported gun by the extremely loud blast noise I receive. My Brownings have them and I wish they didn't
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Old 09-14-2020, 03:33 PM   #4
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Have a 16 gauge bolt action Mossberg that had a poly choke set up with the factory porting. Used it one season for partridge and pheasant. Cut it down to a 20 inch barrel and have used it for deer hunting the last six years. It was LOUD!
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Billylee you got that right!
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Old 09-17-2020, 06:16 PM   #6
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Have a ported gun, Browning 725, and see no benefit. It just makes for extra cleaning.
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Old 09-21-2020, 05:27 PM   #7
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My Beretta 682 O/U tournament gun is ported, and I like it for the recoil reduction. I can get on the track for the second shot faster because of that.
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Old 09-21-2020, 08:03 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by JimH View Post
My Beretta 682 O/U tournament gun is ported, and I like it for the recoil reduction. I can get on the track for the second shot faster because of that.
Porting has NO effect on recoil, the recoil impulse is generated and completed before the shot clears the forcing cone. However, the porting CAN reduce muzzle jump which will allow you to recover quicker, as you stated.

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However, the typical muzzle jump from a heavy target gun is minimal at best. On a high pressure rifle, it can help with that, but not from a shotgun. Look at it this way; if it really did work, Perazzi, Kreighoff, Kolar, Beretta would be porting all of the target guns, yet none do. Only browning does. And if it truly worked, you would think they would port their lighter field guns which tend to shoot heavier field loads, yet those guns are not ported.
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Old 09-24-2020, 06:52 PM   #10
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work for doubles.
they get dirty.
i only have one gun ported and havent shot it in 25 years.
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