Escort SupremeMAX & Escort XtremeMAX Features

Flawless performance on all 12 gauge shot shells, from 24 g to 66 g. (7/8 to 2  3/8 oz)

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SmartMAX Piston

The new SmartMAX piston is specially designed for 3 ½” (89 mm) chamber Escort SupremeMAX and Escort XtremeMAX. The SmartMAX piston automatically adjusts the exact & reliable gas pressure needed for a wide range of loads from 7/8 oz (24 gr) shot load to heavy 2 3/8 oz (66 gr) load double magnum shells. When firing light loads almost all of the gases are used to operate the action and only a small portion is exhausted. When firing heaviest magnum & double magnum loads most of the gases are exhausted and only a portion of the gases are used to operate the action. Escort’s patented SmartMAX piston automatically self adjusts this reliably even if you mix different size & weight shot shells in the magazine and allows the shooter to fire any 12 gauge load in seconds. Also, thanks to the SmartMAX Piston, most of the recoil is eliminated before it reaches your shoulder giving shooting conformance, reduced barrel rise and faster swing on targets.

When firing heaviest magnum & double magnum shells; excess gas pressure opens the front valve of the SmartMAX piston and excessive gas pressure is exhausted. SmartMAX piston automatically self adjusts the necessary gas pressure needed to operate the action and the excess gases exhaust upwards from the sides of the forend. As the majority of the excess gas pressure is absorbed due to SmartMAX Piston, most of the recoil is eliminated before reaching your shoulder and other inner parts of the shotgun are protected against high pressure impacts.

When firing light loads; almost all of the gas pressure is used to operate the action and only a small portion is exhausted. Because the gas pressure is relatively smaller in light loads, the gas pressure cannot open the front valve of the SmartMAX piston. Hence only a small portion is exhausted and the majority is used to operate the action.