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Guide Gun: Ported vs Non-ported

5655 Views 9 Replies 8 Participants Last post by  Marshall Stanton
Does anyone here have actual experience comparing the Guide Gun in the ported vs non-ported configurations? I love my GG but those ports scare me for hunting use. My ears ring bad enough as it is without subjecting them to even a shot or two without hearing protection (I'll never even feel it in the heat of the hunt). I see guys displaying their machismo by walking around the range without ear plugs/muffs all the time. Most of them will be deaf at an early age...if not already. Hearing is one of those gifts that you don't really begin to appreciate until you start hearing crickets chirping in the winter, or have to keep saying "huh?" all the time. Loud music doesn't help either.

Anyway, to get back to the subject, do the ports really do that much for recoil reduction? Seems I recall someone around here having their barrel lopped off behind the ports at one time.
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I think changing the angle of the gas blast any way but from it's natural forward motion will increase what you hear from the delivery end. The difference between a break and ports may not seem the same to everybody. All I know is that what I "feel" with hearing protection in place indicates a much louder blast than shooting a rifle without the ports. Bystanders have been in agreement. This is a subjective thing I guess.

I'm just wondering if it's worth ditching the ports but living with the extra recoil.

I remember seeing that about the replacement barrel from Marlin. Was just wondering if anyone could shed light on the actual difference before shelling out any cash. Also I wonder if you get your ported barrel back. Probably could be sold on eBay and help reduce the cost.

Maybe I'll move this over to the Marlin Talk site.

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