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porting or muzzle brake or neither?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Texas Tony, Aug 21, 2004.

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  1. Texas Tony

    Texas Tony Member

    Aug 18, 2004
    San Antonio, TX
    port or muzzel break or neither?

    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?

  2. Redlg155

    Redlg155 Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    NW Florida
    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
  3. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

    Jan 3, 2003
    South PA, and a bit West of center!
    Unless up toward .50 cal ... no port - no brake .... just original. Big expense for minimal return (IMO).
  4. kudu
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    kudu Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 17, 2003
    north central indiana
    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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