Escort shotguns?

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Re: Escort shotguns?

Postby 10gaOkie » Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:39 am

Back before I bought my Escorts, I was searching for any and all info I could get my hands on concerning the Escort. The number of Escort owners on DHC being limited because of limited availability. I needed a broader search. During my online search, I came across a website that is called "Review Centre". If you go there, key in Escort Magnum. They rated numerous popular 12ga shotguns. Among their rated top five, the Escort rated #1 and Win SX3 was #2. There was 66 reviews on the Escort. The Escort had a 91% satisfaction rating and the Win SX3 a 80%.

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Re: Escort shotguns?

Postby Yuchi1 » Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:52 am

Back in the mid-1960's, the cheap, crappy, sheetmetal shotgun was the Remington 1100 as Browning A-5 owners attacked this "poor man's" shotgun like a pack of rabid dogs. Today, after ~6 million of them have been produced, they are held in a totally different regard by many shooters.

Given that most all of today's production S/A shotguns appear to have a degree of the throw-away DNA in them, Chris may have discovered a real value in his Escort shotguns, considering you can get 3-5 of them for the price of one "top-of-the-line S/A shotgun, and if you get five seasons out of each, thats 15-25 years of service for the same amount of $$'s expended on one of the "thoroughbreds".

IMO, could be a part of the reason(s) guys are either going "retro" with 1100's, A-5's, etc. or taking the path Chris has chosen.
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Re: Escort shotguns?

Postby 10gaOkie » Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:18 am

Yuchi
My problem has been, guns that I have thought I liked well enough to hunt with, have turned out to be safe queens. I like the guns but just dont shoot them. The reason is they just dont have that special feel, balance or pointabilty. Not that they are not reliable. I just dont grab them on the morning of a hunt as I pass them by. My SBE and the Escorts have not been this way. Example, I have a like new matte finish 1100 that is all decked out with a Hastings WLB, Rem supercell pad, sling swivels, a duck killer for sure and all ready to hunt. It just sets in the safe and doesnt do it for me. It does have a great feel to it but does not have the balance due to the extra weight of the Hastings barrel and its steel action. I enjoy having a choice and you might say I am spoiled from having a choice. My SBE and Escort have so far proven to me to not be guns that I leave at home.

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Re: Escort shotguns?

Postby mudpack » Sun Apr 06, 2014 2:11 pm

Shoot what ya' like. :thumbsup:
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