Hi everyone. Sorry It took me some time to be back. I´m still in to process of making my decision.
Rail's Hot Rize wrote:
Well, it didn't quite work out as I had planned, as after patterning and shooting the thing, I realized that the gun not only fit me perfectly, but that at upland distances the patterns were awesome. Also it would cycle light 7/8 oz. loads right through heavy waterfowl magnums, including brands of shells that cause trouble for other brands of guns. I owned a steel receiver Browning B80 (Beretta 303) some years ago, and I feel that ATA/Weatherby fixed everything that I didn't like about Beretta.
I have gone three seasons without any kind of failure to fire, eject, or cycle. My stepson bought one as well and his experience has been similar.
Mine weighs 6 lbs. 8.4 oz. and I do feel it is a tad light for repeated firing of heavy shells, due to a little recoil (I have other guns for that anyway), but for an all day carry and exceptional balance and feel, I don't think it can be beat.
I am always fiddling with a GPS or training collar, or video camera, and I have to say I almost forget I have a gun with me, it is that handy.
Thanks Rail's Hot Rize. That´s the kind of stuff I wanted to hear.
Both are good guns. Parts for the MP-153 are becoming hard to find. Might be a good time to unload the Baikal and switch.
Good point Cubsfan. Hopefully they will be available soon anyway.
If you want the Baikal to go to a good home, please pm me, as I would be interested.
I´ll be happy to do so Trapperjohn01. I´m afraid that will be hard to achieve since I don´t live in North America.
Maybe some other folks will share there experience anytime soon. Thanks again everyone.