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    Hatsan Escort semi auto (with 5 chokes)

    Good day to you all,this subject has probably been covered on many occassion so I apologise in advance for going over old ground on the forum.I purchased yesterday a new Hatsan Escort semi auto 12 bore shotgun to keep my over and under company in the gun cabinet.Anyway the gun came with 5 different chokes 2 I can make out from the markings being Skeet and lead only,the others I have not got a clue.I am one of the lucky ones who has 110 acres to shoot over which include vermin,ducks,and I also attend the local club for skeet shooting.I fire buck shot regularly for the big game and 32-36g for the ducks etc this is fine with the over and under as it is capable of firing them all but with this new Hatsan it has the lead only choke fitted and I am a bit worried about what to use.Sorry to sound a bit of a novice but I have had shot guns for years which were side by sides and these did not have any choke problems with these thank you all in advance all the best.

    Dorza
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    Re: Hatsan Escort semi auto (with 5 chokes)

    Where do you shoot? I'm so jealous :P
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    Re: Hatsan Escort semi auto (with 5 chokes)

    The lead only choke will have 1 notch cut into the end.

    1 notch = full
    2 = imp mod
    3 = mod
    4 =imp cyl
    5 = cyl skeet.

    The more notches the looser the choke.

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    Re: Hatsan Escort semi auto (with 5 chokes)

    Right then so if I was to say which Chokes to fit in this Hatsan and leave in (only to remove for cleaning)would I be right in saying the lead only and Skeet choke,I fire SAGA Buck SAGA 32g-34g
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    Re: Hatsan Escort semi auto (with 5 chokes)

    A skeet choke is as open as you'll get. If you find that it is too open, just put in a tighter one until you're happy.

    Personaly, if I had to choose just one for a semi between 1/4 and 1/2 (imp cyl & mod) I would go for the 1/2 as it gives me the best mid range pattern but, as it's been said before, if you stick in a skeet and you hit everything, leave it in.......apart from cleaning!

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    Re: Hatsan Escort semi auto (with 5 chokes)

    you can shoot lead through all the chokes and steel except the lead only one i have a escort and love it had no problems except once when it jammed thats because i didnt clean it

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    Re: Hatsan Escort semi auto (with 5 chokes)

    I thought you shouldn't shoot steel though a full and 3/4 choke!?

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    Re: Hatsan Escort semi auto (with 5 chokes)

    on the escorts you can not shoot steel through the full choke all other chokes not a problem in the manual under chokes it tells you what you can use for steel i thought that as well you couldnt use 3/4 and full for steel thats why i got intouch with them and asked the question thought it might be a typing error but no

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    Re: Hatsan Escort semi auto (with 5 chokes)

    If a gun and its chokes are proofed for steel,then there shouldn't be a problem.The problem arises when the gun is not proofed for steel,when it is unadvisable to use tighter than half(as far as I know)for steel shot.

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    Re: Hatsan Escort semi auto (with 5 chokes)

    Thanks for all the replies guys very helpful and I am a bit wiser on the chole set up.Used the Hatsan on Sunday and let off a few shots with the lead only choke fitted,could not hit a bloody thing so will fit the Mod choke and see if my shooting improves.

    I did 15 years in the reserve forces and was a pretty good shot with a SA80,Bren,Lee Enfield .303 etc,hope I have not lost my touch.
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