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Old 06-16-2019, 06:59 AM
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after disassembly and cleaning I can say that this is not a clone . their are many internal diffrences. the flash hider hides a threaded barrel 1/2 by 28 thread , looks pretty bad without without it and probably cheaper than an invisible line thread proctector. the bolt has several diffrences the bolt does not lock on the handle root but has a locking lug on the opposite side that engages the receiver. the fit of the butt pad is poor however thats an easy cure. over all the rifle may resemble a cz trainer it is its
own thing , an attractive steel and walnut rifle made to a price point . my thing is to take a entry level something and make it shoot lights out. the escort is far and above a marlin 795 and some others.
the shooting eval will have to wait for the scope to arrive.
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Old 06-16-2019, 10:44 AM
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I have always had a weakness for an inexpensive but serviceable .22 bolt action. I have owned quite a few, and I like my CZ 452 FS, but have traded away or sold way more than I have kept.

I look forward to reading reviews and user reports. It doesn't need to be or resemble a CZ to be useful. If it works well, it is worthy of consideration.
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Old 06-19-2019, 02:09 PM
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I just picked up my Hatsan Escort last night.
I wanted to purchase a CZ, but for plinking and killing paper the Hatsan was in my budget.
I gave it a good cleaning last night and will be taking it to the range today.
I am an amateur and not a bench rest shooter, so I am not going to bother posting my "groups". I thought the fit/finish of the Hatsan was pretty darn good, especially considering the cost. I'm hoping the bolt breaks in a bit and the safety was extremely stiff out of the box. I should know more in a couple hours
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Old 06-19-2019, 06:22 PM
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Range report!!
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Old 06-21-2019, 11:33 PM
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Not much to report. The range I went to at lunch is an indoor, 25 yard range.
At 25 yards with the fluorescent lights I couldn't see the holes in the target, so I would just run a clip through the gun and then pull it in to see what happened

All of my groups were within a couple of inches of the bullseye. All shots were taken standing with no sling, using the factory fiber sights. The gun fed perfectly through 3 different brands and types of ammo. One bullet casing got stuck in the barrel, I had to pop it out with a pocket knife, but other then that it fired CCI standard velocity, Winchester Hollow Points, Federal something or others and a few mystery rounds with no issues.

It was pretty funny because when I pulled the Hatsan out of its case the range officer immediately stepped in and said "whoah, what caliber is that?", which is funny because he didn't look twice at the AK-47-22 that my coworker brought (it's a short indoor range, they don't like get a lot of long guns in there).
I still need to clean the gun again after our range outing. I will try to post some detailed pictures tomorrow.
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Old 06-23-2019, 04:46 PM
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Couple of pics.
If anyone is interested in something specific let me know.

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Old 06-23-2019, 05:47 PM
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I have one & contrary to the negative Nellies who have never owned or shot one, they're well worth the money they cost. CZ uses Turkey gunmakers to make some of their guns. Most rimfires take about a brick of ammo to shart shooting well. IMHO I think people who have never shot or owned one should stop being internet experts.
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Old 07-11-2019, 10:36 AM
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Congrats Chasocreature; you may have a pretty good shooter at a great price. And as Flylo mentioned, they are in his experience, good rifles. I'd like to try one.
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Old 07-11-2019, 11:26 AM
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Interesting that my Escort requires the same diameter cleaning rod as my 452.
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Old 08-04-2019, 02:17 PM
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Interesting that my Escort requires the same diameter cleaning rod as my 452.
Might have something to do with the bore being the same... something to do with standards?
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Old 08-06-2019, 08:28 PM
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I dunno. I have suspected CZs relationship with Turkish arms manufacturing may extend further than we know. Wanna bet 455 & 457 barrels are made in Turkey? No proof, just a hunch.
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I went to the range today with a co-worker. We were mostly messing around with hand-guns, including his little 22 Walther and my High Standard Sport King.

The last group of the day was 20 rounds through the Escort @ a whole 20 yards, off a front bag.
10 rounds are Winchester box ammo and 10 rounds are thunderbolts.
Please keep in mind I am an amateur and this is in essence my first rifle (not counting my pellet gun).

So far I am super happy with the rifle. I did have to remove the sling studs and grind them down to make my QD sling swivels fit.

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