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    Hi guys,
    I noticed today that a particular shop in QLD has the 28in escort at a dirt cheap price. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with these?

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    Originally posted by Malarkey" post=37921
    Hi guys,
    I noticed today that a particular shop in QLD has the 28in escort at a dirt cheap price. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with these?
    I have not used the shotgun but why a synthetic escort, there are plenty of real escort agencies around Qld.
    45-70 Government. The only Government I trust........................Period.

    THE OLDER I GET THE BETTER I WAS.

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      Originally posted by moofy07" post=37979
      Originally posted by Malarkey" post=37921
      Hi guys,
      I noticed today that a particular shop in QLD has the 28in escort at a dirt cheap price. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with these?
      I have not used the shotgun but why a synthetic escort, there are plenty of real escort agencies around Qld.
      Excellent contribution.

      If you're after a cheap knock around gun that you're happy to treat like $-hit, then go for it

      I've pondered these as a duck gun... some mornings can be damned if I see the sense in taking a $2-3K shotgun out into a swamp (aside from fit/function)

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    I have the short barrel version, never had any real issues with it (sometimes a shell will not come all the way out of the auto ejectors (probably just needs a clean)... I would bust clays with it in the paddock but am now converting it into a dedicated slug gun (pic rail on top for an optic).

    They are made in Turkey. Apparently this can be hit & miss on quality? (Mine has been pretty damn good though).

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      It's very "front heavy" so the balance is up the creek.
      Shooting moving targets is sporting at best. It's alright for stationary targets however.
      BTW to the guys that don't want to take their $3K guns to the swamp, why the hell do you buy them...snob value no doubt. When I spend that sort of money I want to get the most out of them.

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    To throw my 2cents in,
    When it comes to the escort, if engravings on the stock mean a lot to you then look elsewhere. The escort has a few decorative scrolls engraved along the side top and bottom and a nice piece on the trigger guard, other than that its just the basic metal and synthetic stock.
    Now on to the trigger, its not a light pull (something that i prefer) its quite meaty, needs a sold pull/squeeze to go boom :P and follow up shot is pretty swift.
    The break-action to begin with is not the smoothest ass in the business, however after a little bit of use and couple of drops of lube (ive only done it twice, been 800shells since ive oiled) the action softens up and is smoother to break open but still needs a little muscle but you get used to it.

    The sights are fairly basic, green fibreoptic at the front and the brass bead in the middle, they work reasonably well both day and night.
    The stock is like every other synthetic out there, reasonable feel interchangeable recoil pads (i left mine completely stock) it has nice soft knobby grip pads along the trigger grip and foregrip which works well specially when the gun get wet/dewy and is virtually non slip and allows for a solid grip on the gun.

    The ejectors operate as expected, ejects spent casings about 50cm outwards so reasonably high enough to do a few pirouettes before catching :lol:
    weight has a solid feel, don't expect a wafer thin feel. the escort is the matilda of shotguns she is no megan gale, not the prettiest lady or lightest but good enough to get the job done without crushing you in the process.
    I'm a tall fellow 196cm, and personally don't regard it as front heavy as MrCarbine mentioned (im able to balance mine one finger mine pretty much in the middle) im able to swing it side-to-side quickly for fast game without being hindered by either the length of the barrel or overall weight. i find it quite nicely balance, but then its all to personal preference.

    So ive had the 28inch ejector for about 1 1/2 years now, shot just under a 1,000 shells and is still in perfect working order with absolutely no cleaning or concern when thrown in the back of the jeep/ute. i bought it as a work horse gun (mainly for small game shooting and the odd occasional clay), for value for money i cant say much beats it.
    The synthetic stock has a few markings along the grips and the stock colour has slightly faded as expected with use.

    If youre looking for a relatively inexpensive new shotgun with 5 chokes the adjustable blah blah blah.. read the catalog , and are not fussed about the aesthetics and wont a decent functioning shotgun then i recommend the escort. If youre in vic and want a trial and feel no probs asking for a try of mine

    Bear

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      and I thought this thread was for a blow up doll.....

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        Thanks bigbear that's the info i was after. Be aware guy's if your looking at getting one the $550 is for extractor model, it's $595 for ejectors according to an email from Jade.
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