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This is a discussion on 329 with porting within the Wheelguns forums, part of the Armory category; I have a new to me scandium 44 magnum with 4 inch barrel. I would like to have an extended barrel installed with porting to ...


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Old April 11th, 2016, 06:14 PM   #1
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I have a new to me scandium 44 magnum with 4 inch barrel. I would like to have an extended barrel installed with porting to reduce the recoil. Is this something S&W could do or is there a source for such a thing???
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Old April 11th, 2016, 07:59 PM   #2
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Welcome to our little corner of the web!

You might talk to the Performance Center, or it might be cheaper to trade it for a different gun. I've got a 629 with about a 7" barrel that came ported from the factory.
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Old April 11th, 2016, 08:43 PM   #3
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You might talk to the Performance Center, or it might be cheaper to trade it for a different gun. I've got a 629 with about a 7" barrel that came ported from the factory.
I really like the weight savings with the Scandium frame. I should have bought a Taurus 454 though, just didn't think it through at the time!
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Friends don't let friends buy a Taurus, their quality control is terrible, and in general they don't last very long. There are exceptions, but overall you couldn't sell me a Taurus at any price.
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I would simply port the barrel you have, since 4 inches gives you most of the velocity you are likely going to need for most situations. (Unless you are doing some long range hunting.)

I have my porting done by Mag-na-port in Michigan. This is also where Jerry Miculek has his all his guns ported as well. I like Mag-na-port because of their EDM process that leaves absolutely no burr in the barrel, unlike milling. You can expect that there would be no adverse effects to the accuracy of the firearm once the porting is done... Just less muzzle flip.


Here is my 11-year old daughter firing my PPQ 9mm with ease due to the porting by Mag-na-port:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldII...&nohtml5=False
She will not shoot my other 9mm pistols because she feels that she can't handle them.
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Old April 13th, 2016, 08:26 AM   #6
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I would simply port the barrel you have, since 4 inches gives you most of the velocity you are likely going to need for most situations. (Unless you are doing some long range hunting.)

I have my porting done by Mag-na-port in Michigan. This is also where Jerry Miculek has his all his guns ported as well. I like Mag-na-port because of their EDM process that leaves absolutely no burr in the barrel, unlike milling. You can expect that there would be no adverse effects to the accuracy of the firearm once the porting is done... Just less muzzle flip.


Here is my 11-year old daughter firing my PPQ 9mm with ease due to the porting by Mag-na-port:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldII...&nohtml5=False
She will not shoot my other 9mm pistols because she feels that she can't handle them.
My concern is twofold> The gun is so light it actually feels rear weighted and I assume the added length would make up for that-making it easier to hold my aim, and I would not want to surrender any velocity as my understanding of physics tells me that porting would reduce velocity given the same length barrel as a non ported barrel. The gun would still fit my open holster for woods carry.
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The gun is made from lightweight materials and is designed for the length and weight to be the lightest 44 magnum to carry. Porting the barrel as it exists will slow the velocity some, but make it more controllable. But, out of a 4" barrel, powder is still burning long after the bullet leaves the end on magnum loads, so the loss is mute.

I personally would not wrap my hands on a gun made by Taurus in 44 mag and expect to see all of my fingers after I pull the trigger. You own the best and lightest 44 mag on the market. You will have to learn to take the punishment it will deliver on the backside because it is the lightest 44 mag on the market.
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