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First Impressions: Escort's 3 New Budget-Friendly Pump-Action Shotguns

First Impressions: Escort's 3 New Budget-Friendly Pump-Action Shotguns

Escort Shotguns has long specialized in providing American shooters with reliable, affordable shotguns for hunting, clays shooting and even home defense, so their recent release of three new wingshooting shotguns (just in time for the season!) is great news. Although all three are classified as hunting guns, the remarkable versatility of the pump-action shotgun (combined with Escort's famous commitment to providing guns suitable for Americans of any statur)e, means that your Escort shotgun will serve you and your family's needs for decades to come. So whether you're chasing a wild turkey tom, calling in the next gaggle of geese or investigating something that went "thump" in the night, the FieldHunter, WS and Youth shotguns promise accuracy and reliability. 

The FieldHunter (above) is available in 12 or 20 gauge with a 3" magnum chambering and a brass bead front sight, giving it maximum versatility across a wide variety of species. When turkey hunting, the FieldHunter can be configured with any number of fiber optic sights or optics thanks to an integral 11mm groove on the receiver and a standard 7mm vented barrel rib for mounting. For whitetail season, the  FieldHunter's barrel can be swapped out with an optional rifled slug barrel, giving you the option to hunt four-legged or winged game with the same shotgun. The FieldHunter also comes with stock shims to adjust the drop and cast, providing a custom fit for every hunter. Likewise, a durable, synthetic stock and black anodized finish will stand up against inclement weather and decades of abuse in the duck blind. MSRP: $279.99

FieldHunter Features:

  • Anodized aircraft alloy receiver
  • Synthetic polymer stock and forend with textured grip surfaces
  • Rubber buttpad to reduce recoil
  • Stock shims for drop and cast adjustments
  • 7mm checkered and ventilated anti-glare rib
  • Mounted sling studs

FieldHunter Specifications:

  • 12- or 20-gauge
  • 3" Magnum chamber
  • Pump action
  • 4+1 or 2+1 capacity
  • Anodized aircraft alloy receiver
  • Synthetic stock
  • Sights: front metal bead
  • Black chrome-finished Ni-Cr-Mo steel barrel
  • Safety: manual cross button
  • Chokes: F, IM, M, IC, CYL
  • Barrel Length: 28"
  • Overall Length: 48"
  • Weight: 6.8 lbs. (12 GA), 6.2 lbs. (20 GA)


The FieldHunter is also available in a Youth model, made specifically for smaller-framed shooters. 7" shorter than the full-size FieldHunter, this Youth model features a 22" barrel and smaller buttstock. The stock incorporates Escort's recoil absorbing TrioPad with included length of pull spacers for just the right size fit.  The FieldHunter Youth is also considerably lighter, at 6.2 lbs., making it ideal for smaller hunters to carry in the field more easily. Available exclusively in the recoil-friendly 20 gauge, shooters of all sizes will have the confidence they need to conquer a variety of game hunting and shooting disciplines.  Like its full-size brother, the FieldHunter Youth comes with F, IM, M, IC, and CYL chokes and also includes a migratory bird plug for doves, ducks, and geese. MSRP: $339.99

FieldHunter Youth Specifications:

  • 20-gauge
  • 3" chamber
  • Pump action
  • 4+1 or 2+1 capacity
  • Anodized aircraft alloy receiver
  • Synthetic stock
  • Sights: front metal bead
  • Black chrome-finished Ni-Cr-Mo steel barrel
  • Rubber recoil pad
  • Safety: manual cross button
  • Chokes: F, IM, M, IC, ICYL
  • Barrel Length: 22"
  • Overall length: 41"
  • Weight: 6.2 lbs.


For hunters looking for a more classic look and feel, the WS delivers with a finely crafted Turkish walnut stock. The WS is available in  12 or 20 gauge with a 3" chamber and features a brass front bead sight. The shotgun is capable of firing 3" or 2¾" shells, as well as steel shot, which is an ideal pairing for upland game or waterfowl. The WS features a manual cross button safety and stock shims for maximum customizable adjustment to the shooter. MSRP: $339.99

WS Features:

  • Long forend
  • Rubber buttpad for recoil absorption
  • Oxidation proof
  • Proof-tested barrels
  • Includes magazine plug for 2+1 capacity
  • Includes four shims to adjust stock drop and cast
  • Mounted sling studs 

WS Specifications:

  • 12- or 20-gauge
  • Pump-action
  • Black anodized aircraft alloy receiver
  • Turkish Walnut Stock
  • Black chrome finished Ni-Cr-Mo steel
  • Rubber recoil pad
  • 3" Magnum chamber
  • Magazine capacity: 4+1
  • Sights: front metal bead
  • Safety: manual cross button
  • Chokes: F, IM, M, IC, CYL
  • Barrel Length: 28"
  • Overall length: 48"

Average weight: 7.5 lbs.

All three shotguns are available for purchase now. To find your Escort shotgun, click here!

 

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