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#1 novaman64

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 09:59 AM

Anybody ever had any experience with or hear anything about the Escort Semi-Auto shotguns? Price looks reasonable, looking at getting a synthetic 12ga, they have it chambered in a 3.5 and 3.. Buds has the 3.5 for $433 and the 3" on closeout for $388, comes with M IC C&F chokes.Looking for something fun to shoot some clays with and occasionally go pheasant hunting with...Should I spend the extra $$$ and get a 3.5" or with a 3" do?http://www.budsgunsh...oducts_id/86054

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 10:05 AM

The 3.5 would best be used for ducks from what I understand. Three inch will kill a pheasant and both with kill clays.

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 10:46 AM

The 3" is plenty. I've been shooting ducks for 40+ years and shoot 2 3/4" shells. The biggest Goose (14#) I ever shot was with a 20 ga. 2 3/4" shell at 20 yds. I've got Escort pump shotty's that I use for Home defense and they work fine but I fortunately don't have to use them. The Escort is a field grade gun and not meant for the high volume shooting of clay's. IMHO I think they are made in Turkey.
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Posted 22 December 2008 - 10:54 AM

only things i have heard about escort shotguns is from Predator Quest. Les Johnson uses one,but they are also one of his sponsors.he uses them in the field all the time.
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Posted 23 December 2008 - 12:47 PM

When buying a shotgun it is REALLY important to know how the gun feels before you buy. That's something you can't do when you mail order a gun that isn't common on local shop racks. Go to a gunshop and mount a couple guns that are in your price range. You'll be better off spending an extra hundred dollars on a gun that you can hit with than getting a screaming deal on a gun that doesn't fit.
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Posted 23 December 2008 - 01:05 PM

. . . . You'll be better off spending an extra hundred dollars on a gun that you can hit with than getting a screaming deal on a gun that doesn't fit.

Very good point.Woo
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