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Escort 3 inch magnum semi auto thoughts ? Thinking of it for geese. Like most folks money is tight so need to make sure i don't buy some thing I will regret. Basically are they reliable ?

 

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I have had three of them, never missed a beat. My mate has two, his have had  literally thousands of carts through them and apart from a split seal, again they have stood up to the test. They are not the nicest to look at but as far as value for money goes you can’t fault them. Shop around for the best prices as there seems to be a huge variation depending on where they are purchased.

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I’ve got the FAC 8 shot one. 1000’s of cartridges put through it and never failed me. Just keep it clean and use the correct length cartridge to avoid it jamming.

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I have one. Very solid gun. Had one minor breakage but it was quickly replaced under warranty. Other than that it's been faultless. Bought it for pigeons, ended up being my clay gun too.

Shop around, you can find them new under £300.

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I’ve had one for years , bought as a hide / rough gun , now I use it more than the o/ u , buy it you won’t regret it , I’ve the synthetic and it’s out in all weathers and has never missed a beat , cycles all I’ve tried and accounted for many pigeons ! 

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I know of two in my wildfowling club, not used a lot but they shoot them well and both like them.

Another lad at same clay club I go to has a Hatsan extreme for his wildfowling, good with heavy loads but won't shoot clay carts without a jam.or two when he gets it to practice.

I prefer the fit and feel of the Armsans in the budget semi autos.

There is a Nice wildfowling semi automatic for sale by a wildfowling forum member. It's Armsans version of a Beretta extrema 2 and 31/2" chambered.

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42 minutes ago, sam triple said:

Got one £260 new don’t like 65mm length cartridges ok with 2 init jams with 3 otherwise spot on 

70mm are the ones to use, irrespective of shot size.

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I have had one for about 2-3 weeks, cleaned and put a seal on it and shoots 30g 6s no problem. Make sure you get plenty of ammo as you can shoot a box at nothing just for fun. Dont try and put a seal in thats too big or it wont fire. Get 2mm seals and you cant go wrong

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I picked up a first gen one with a 3.5” chamber cheap to use for rough/fox shooting and I love the thing, use it more than any of my others now.

Gets used and abused in all weather and has never failed me.

Loads of people told me being a 3.5” it wouldn’t cycle lighter loads or anything less than 75mm, however it’s more than happy with a 29g 70mm Cart after a good clean, new o-ring and a tweak to the cart lifter.

 

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i had one there good for the money, mine never jammed, but i do like my armsan A 612.it will throw out 65 mm carts.but i use 70mm.

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