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    Escort shotguns. Good, bad or ugly?

    Who's had experience with the escorts before? The field hunter specifically.

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    Not being a gun snob , but if you can stretch your budget beretta ,benelli, you will never regret the purchase . Get a used one that's not done much work , it won't cost much more than a new escort I'd be thinking .
    I have never seen a escort in the field , so I don't no there capabilitys . I've owned benelli and beretta and they have never let me down . Make sure a gun fits you firstly .
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    My first shotgun and the one Ive definitely used the most is a feild hunter, put hundreds of rounds through it without fault. Taken out anything from sparrows to cows. Cant compare to anything as Ive had very little experience with others, definitely one of the best $400 Ive spent though

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    I have found with semi autos you tend to get what you pay for, unfortunately. But what is your budget
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    My escort come's out of the safe once every year since 2008 and bags out no fuss everytime, but I never wanted a flash shotty for that reason it dose the job for me Dundee rubs the camo paint job of his they seem to keep charging.

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    The Escort I had got used as a post rammer, boat oar, and as a duck and pheasant killer. Never missed a beat.
    I got so much crap when I bought it, as they had a bad rep, but it was more reliable than my mates brand new Browning Gold Fusion.
    Eventually sold it to get a motorbike.
    But if I had the choice to get another - nah. Now I know a bit more, than then, I'd go for something a bit better quality and fit.
    The EGE brand is supposed to be quite good (a step up from Escort anyway) and are a reasonably priced.

    Mate has a Escort Pump action. Goes well. He did have to make a spacer to make the LOP better for him though.
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    As somebody else stated, make sure it fits you. Thats important.

    The older escorts (like 4 or 5 years ago) had a reputation of jamming up. Thats seems to be fixed now. A friend who works in a gun store had alot of the older generation come back with feeding issues and it tarnished escorts name around here but since the problem was fixed in the newer guns he hasnt had one return on any of those. Nothing wrong with them at all as shotguns go. Im not sure if they are all like the one ive got but i dont like the way you have to push a button to feed rounds into the tube. Its not a 3 gun shotty by any stretch of the imagination but it works.

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    Kotoku swears by his Escort, at least when he's not swearing at it (though that is usually due to him dropping it in the lake). Another option other that the Italian B guns is the Fabarms. Very well made and reliable, extremely soft shooting and 2/3-1/2 of the B guns.
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    You get what you pay for escorts seem to have got better over the years as have most turkish guns for a little more money a Weatherby sa 08 or a Mossberg 930 i think would be a better bet and plus 1 on the fabarm h4 these are sleepers in the shot gun world and good buying if you can spend a little more again ive got one and just as good as my browning winchester franchi and the other dozen or so ive got

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    You can't go wrong with an ATA. I've wore one out and bought another two.

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    Cheap guns can be handy sometimes. I found when you and your gun are laying in the gravel after arsing up from a drainage ditch, your second thoughts are, "thank frig I was hunting with my $250 Tardme gun"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chupacabra View Post
    Cheap guns can be handy sometimes. I found when you and your gun are laying in the gravel after arsing up from a drainage ditch, your second thoughts are, "thank frig I was hunting with my $250 Tardme gun"
    Yep, I have $350 Remington 870 just for such excursions, for example if its raining
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    Got two pump action escorts in synthetic black,did have a camo one like Neckshot said but the camo wore off.

    Mine get thrashed and no problems
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chupacabra View Post
    Cheap guns can be handy sometimes. I found when you and your gun are laying in the gravel after arsing up from a drainage ditch, your second thoughts are, "thank frig I was hunting with my $250 Tardme gun"
    I have no problems scuffing up a quality firearm , if the damage was honestly earned will using the gun for its intended role in life .
    Damage to a quality tool of any kind through stupidity or careless actions are a different thing .
    My firearms all carry battle scars of some description which I kind of like . Every nick or dent has a story behind it , and bring back memories of good times .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ground Control View Post
    I have no problems scuffing up a quality firearm , if the damage was honestly earned will using the gun for its intended role in life .
    Damage to a quality tool of any kind through stupidity or careless actions are a different thing .
    My firearms all carry battle scars of some description which I kind of like . Every nick or dent has a story behind it , and bring back memories of good times .
    You make a great point that I agree with. I guess I am a bit anal with my Sunday best shooters.

 

 

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