porting or muzzle brake or neither?


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Texas Tony
August 21, 2004, 11:28 PM
Looking for better patterns. Read an interesting article in a guns and gear magazine on porting the barrel. Sounded good. I also remember reading something about muzzel breaks. Which is better or are both a crock? Anybody have any experience or opinions with either of these?
Can you add a muzzel break to a Winchester model 70?

Tony

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Redlg155
August 21, 2004, 11:46 PM
Unless recoil isn't a major problem and you don't have any other considerations such as flash supression or dust signature, I'd venture to say that you would do just as well with a "naked" barrel.

Regardless of muzzle brake, porting or "naked " barrel, consistency is the key word for accuracy. I've seen rifles with muzzle devices shoot just as well as ones without. Careful ammo selection and proper bedding is more important than what you hang off the end of your barrel.

And yes, you can add a muzzle brake on a Win Mod 70 with no problems.

Good Shooting
Red

P95Carry
August 22, 2004, 02:01 AM
Unless up toward .50 cal ... no port - no brake .... just original. Big expense for minimal return (IMO).

kudu
August 22, 2004, 07:40 AM
I have used Magna-Port on my .338 to tame the muzzle jump and knock a small bit of recoil down, and have used other muzzle brakes that really help with recoil, .375Weatherby, .416 Weatherby. Muzzle brakes will do little for accuracy, but may help you stay down on the gun better which will result in better groups.

WARNING brakes make it much louder everyone around you when you shoot.

If the guns are any smaller than I have mentioned, the expense would not be worth the gain. Trigger work and proper bedding of the gun will be your best bet if you haven't already done so.

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