Jon Bergren wrote: Still shooting my plastic one and it has never missed a beat in 5 yrs.
mudpack wrote:Jon Bergren wrote: Still shooting my plastic one and it has never missed a beat in 5 yrs.
That might be because you only hunt it about three times a year.
If I were shooting that gun, it'd be a small pile of broken parts before the first season was over.
If I wanted a duck gun and had a max of $400 to spend, I'd be looking for a well-used Wingmaster.
mudpack wrote:Yuchi1 wrote:Our group has eight (8) of them with most starting the 12th season of useage. No hiccups thus far.
You might want to think about running with a higher-class group of guys, yuch.
mudpack wrote:Yuchi1 wrote:Most of these guys could buy you (successful businessowners) and never even blink.
You are equating guys who have money with guys who have class.
z51 wrote:Can someone explain about the "sleeve to shoot 3" deleted part? What sleeve? How does it work?
Yuchi1 wrote:z51 wrote:Can someone explain about the "sleeve to shoot 3" deleted part? What sleeve? How does it work?
They had a chromed sleeve (situated on the magazine tube) that you set one way for light loads and reversed it for magnum loads, somewhat like the friction ring arrangement on Browning A5's.
Jon Bergren wrote:You can still buy the Excell like the one I bought only they are up $100. Ned S
solway gunner wrote:Chris
Id be very ,very careful before you part with your cash on one of those Turkish Escorts.They over saturated the UK gun market 8yrs ago and were sold as cheap semi auto wildfowl/knockabout guns and have the worst reliability reputation ive ever known.,from general quality control to chokes warping with steel shot,they jam and misbehave like you wouldnt believe .Initialy they sold well because they were cheap and were available in 3.5".Within months the complaints were incredible.I stupidly bought a 3.5" for my Mrs,it behaved for a season then went downhill fast,it had a new barrel ,firing pin and spring and chokes re fitted by the importer under warranty as they all failed one by one.The final straw came and I threw it into a rough ebb tide after she lost a teal that id tried to finish off for her due to it misfiring 2 times in succession.Ihad to wait 3hrs for that damn tide to ebb before i could recover it.
Theyve done more good for the 2nd hand market over here than any marketing could ever do as people are buying used 3" 1100s ,old 300 series Berretas ,Benellis m90s etc as the pennys finaly dropped that these guns CAN handle steel shot and they are tried and tested reliable and because of this these guns are now commanding premium prices,but are still cheaper than a new Turkish lottery auto .