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Marshall, I have a Ruger Super B.H., with 7 1/2" bbl., that I had Magna Ported, years ago.  Today, on another site, I read where one should not shoot lead bullets through "ported" revolver barrel. He didn't say why.

Wonder what's your opinion. (?<!--emo&???--><img src="http://beartoothbullets.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt='???'><!--endemo-->?<!--emo&???--><img src="http://beartoothbullets.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt='???'><!--endemo-->)

Thanks. L.W.
 

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Hello Leanwolf,

I have a SBH chop barrel which is magna-ported. The only thing I see is some lead "spray" on the barrel at the ports which is no big deal, comes right off with cleaning. Technically, you could have some gas cutting at the base of a plain base cast bullet as it passes by the barrel ports. This can technically affect accuracy. With checked bullets the argument is moot do to the hardness of the check.

Try both plain base and checked and see how they work for you.

I shoot mostly checked bullets in my pistol with cast.

There is no danger in using either from a safety standpoint provided the normal precautions are taken to be clear of the ports which is true for any projectile.


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Many thanks, Contender. For years I've used JHP and JSP bullets in my Magna Ported SBH.  Now want to use the lead hard cast bullets, and will do so  with alacrity and dispatch!

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He there Leanwolf,

I think you are in pretty good shape with your Magnaporting in 44 mag.  With my Magnaported 44 mags I have gotten very good accuracy with both plain based and gas checked bullets.... remember not to drive plain based too fast.  Personally I prefer gas checked for any serious work where the bullet is doing over 1200 fps.  

From what I recall, the problems with lead bullets causing a dangerous problem is with the type of porting that has a gas expansion chamber before it vents.  The lead eventually builds up and causes a pressure spike or something like that.  

Overall, I find Magna Porting and lead bullets to get along quite well.

God bless.................  Bill M
 

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LeanWolf

As you can tell by the posts you won't have any problems shooting lead from your MagnaPorted SBH!   All you might have to deal with is a little lead wash on the front sight, nothing more!   Accuracy should be excellent, especially with gas checked bullets.

Enjoy the benefits of your porting, and don't worry about the lead pills... they go very nicely together!

God Bless,

Marshall
 

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My FA .454 C, .458 Win Ruger, and 1895SS .45-70 Marlin are all Mag-Na-Ported and I have seen no ill affects of the porting on shooting lead bullets.  
 
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