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Forwardpointing barrelporting? More effective?

#1 User is offline   SirHitalot 

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 01:34 AM

Wouldnt forwards pointing the barrel porting making the air equalize the pressure faster, since the air-stream goes forward?
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 05:08 AM

you mean angle the holes?

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 05:09 AM

exactly
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 08:50 AM

Not really. If you think about it scientifically, the gas behind the ball expands out behind it, pushing out in every direction, trying to find an exit. When it comes to the end, it's already pushing outwards, so when it hits the porting, it escapes. If the porting is angled away from you, towards the front end of the barrel, it'll just do the same thing. Also, if you're a sniper, there might be a chance that the gas that escapes from the porting makes that mist, which'll project it towards your target, giving the possibility of giving you away.

That's my 2 cents.
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 10:10 AM

hunter's right, gas expands in whatever direction it can. direction of gas flow really has nothing to do with it, because the expansion of gas is what propelling your ball to begin with, and all the holes do is let the gas expand enough to not be as loud when the seal between the ball and the barrel is broken.

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 10:14 AM

I know what the ports do, i just thought i would be more effective, i still do, since the air stream is going towards the muzzle...
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 10:23 AM

Actually you have it backwards, the air will go straight out in any direction unless there is enough material to guide it but what it will do is cause the sound traveling through the barrel to go out in front of you. HH has already done tests on this, that's why their porting is toward the shooter, less sound going straight out.
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