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Hello fellow Ruger fans.
I am looking at a used Super Redhawk 9.5 that is Maga ported. Does anyone if you could get them from the factory that way or is it more than likely done by a gunsmith after purchase? Also does it affect the value if done after purchase?
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Hello fellow Ruger fans.
I am looking at a used Super Redhawk 9.5 that is Maga ported. Does anyone if you could get them from the factory that way or is it more than likely done by a gunsmith after purchase? Also does it affect the value if done after purchase?
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OP : I have one as well but I don't think they come from factory like that. I would say someone has had it done or maybe he asked Ruger and maybe they did do it but it is a valid question and I'm sorry I don't have the right answer for you. One thing I can tell you is it shoots wonderful. I don't know why they would have it ported because recoil is next to nothing and I have shot some heavy hitters through it. Mine has a scope on it and that reduced it down a little but even with it off I didn't see a difference . I think my gp100 357mag bucks more than the SRH does. Just my opinion. Congrats on your SRH 9.5 and enjoy it
 

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Magna port is a proprietary process using electrical discharge machining. It was done after leaving the factory.
 

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Thanks ngashooter for the information. I wasn't sure. I know the factory can do certain things if requested.
 

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I don't think you mentioned the caliber. If it's a 454 or 480, there's a risk that porting will make it less comfortable to shoot. It sends some of the gasses and blast back toward the shooter in some cases. It's probably better without porting.
 

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I think if I'm not mistaken the SRH 9.5in barrel only comes in 44mag.
Current catalog, yes, it is only in .44 mag, but in the past it has been available in both 454 and 480.

Plus, with Ruger, you never know when a variant might slip out of the factory and not be in the catalog.
 

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I think if I'm not mistaken the SRH 9.5in barrel only comes in 44mag.
Current catalog, yes, it is only in .44 mag, but in the past it has been available in both 454 and 480.

Plus, with Ruger, you never know when a variant might slip out of the factory and not be in the catalog.

Thanks Brnwlms. I wasn't sure if they made past model's or not an your right on one slipping out of the barn.
 

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What ngashooter said "Magna port is a proprietary process"

Personally I will not buy a firearm that has been ported as the reduction of how the revolver rolls during recoil just feels unnatural to me.

Others will see it as a positive, so I don't think it negatively effect the value of the gun.
 

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I have a SRH 9.5 in .44 magnum with a good scope on it. Very accurate, and the long barrel really tames recoil. One of my favorite revolvers. Deadly on deer out to 100 yards.
 

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I don't think you mentioned the caliber. If it's a 454 or 480, there's a risk that porting will make it less comfortable to shoot. It sends some of the gasses and blast back toward the shooter in some cases. It's probably better without porting.
Strongly disagree with this statement, having a .480 that is magnaported.

No problem with anything coming back at my face. The gasses are directed more upward than back. Also, magnaporting helps reduce muzzle rise which is a great feature in the .454 or .480.
 

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Oldag, strongly agree with you, it definitely helps recovery of each and every shot.
It really does.

My own ported use is limited to middle range charge, medium wt. bullets but still very powerfull rounds.

Even with slower powder but using maximum Full House 250g over w296 in a magnaport 4.75 bbl., 454casull .... still found it unpleasant having my wrist shoved inward, plus for me - a long bbl. just pushes even more, tho still really like long barrels, just use'm differently.

When its Full House and Heavy, I WANT THAT ROLL, I NEED THAT ROLL. 😉

Another identical yet unported SA rolls just fine when I am relaxed, with heavy bullets, same powder.

So keep different guns for this & that, etc. I do wish still had my SRH 9.5 though.
 
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