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I bought a Puma 44mag with a ported barrel.....The noise makes it uncomfortable to shoot. Is there anything other than ear plugs that can quiet this down?

If not, I may sell it for a non-ported gun.


















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How about several wraps of duct tape around the ports?

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Seal the ports with JB Weld? :eek:
 

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duct tape will blow out and JB Weld may create accuracy problems by getting into the bore.

I have a Winchester Timber Carbine in 444 that is very loud with its ported barrel. I think your best bet, ther than having a sleeve made to cover the ports, is more ear plugs. JMTCW. Mikey.
 

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Now I never said it was a good idea! ;D
 

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If it bothers you that much, have a gunsmith tap threads in the ports and locktite some short, headless, filler/setscrews in the holes - flush on the outside and not protruding into the bore/rifling inside.
 

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1 cut the barrel off behind the ports
2 sell the gun and buy a non ported one
3 live with it.
 

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Why would anyone port the barrel of a 44 long gun? The recoil is nothing a good recoil pad can't easily handle. Sounds like someone was working on the wrong end of the gun. My2 cents sell it and get a non-ported gun. If recoil bothers you on that one have a limbsaver put on it. It solved my wife's problem on our Marlin 44.

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Wear the best roll up ear plugs you can find, then put on some good 29 db muffs. It will help. Used to double up on a 10" barrel 223 I owned. It was a ear splitter.SN
 
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