I have a Marlin 1895 XLR that I had cut back to 20". I most often shoot it from the standing, sitting, or kneeling position, but occassionally shoot from the prone for longer shots. I've noticed the muzzle flip to be a bit excessive on heavy loads when shooting from the prone. Normally I wouldn't mind so much, but this gun gives me a bit of cheek slap and it's starting to cause a flinch when shooting prone.
I'm looking for someone to machine in ports in the Fairbanks area. I don't want to thread the end of the barrel and add a brake. I'm looking for something similar to the factory ported guide gun. Has anyone had something like this done in the Fairbanks area, how pleased were you with it, and can you post a pic? Thanks.