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12-02-2016, 19:08   #1
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MP-153

Hi Lads,

I'm interested in a Baikal M-153. I'll probably go for a second hand one. Is there anything I should be looking out for?

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12-02-2016, 20:12   #2
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I have one and can't fault it as a reliable 'shot any cartridge' gun. The finish is a bit rough compared to other marquee brands and the bluing is a bit thin but I've had it in salt marsh with no ill effects.
I bought mmine from New and put a hundred 32g 5 through her and haven't had a hiccup since. She'll handle 28g loads all day and 36g without skipping a beat. No need for gas adjustments.
She'll let you know when to clean her when the first shell may not eject probably, then it's a strip down and lick of the oily rag and your set for hundreds more shots.
The only issue I had was fibre wads as I found them dirtier and require more frequent TLC.
The chokes here in Ireland are all rated for steel shot so the original set leaves you with CYL, IC & M. I bought after market flush mount tubes, my own preference and regularly shoot it with improved modified (3/4) for my rough shooting and Mod for decoys.

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I have one and can't fault it as a reliable 'shot any cartridge' gun. The finish is a bit rough compared to other marquee brands and the bluing is a bit thin but I've had it in salt marsh with no ill effects.
I bought mmine from New and put a hundred 32g 5 through her and haven't had a hiccup since. She'll handle 28g loads all day and 36g without skipping a beat. No need for gas adjustments.
She'll let you know when to clean her when the first shell may not eject probably, then it's a strip down and lick of the oily rag and your set for hundreds more shots.
The only issue I had was fibre wads as I found them dirtier and require more frequent TLC.
The chokes here in Ireland are all rated for steel shot so the original set leaves you with CYL, IC & M. I bought after market flush mount tubes, my own preference and regularly shoot it with improved modified (3/4) for my rough shooting and Mod for decoys.
Thanks Cookimonster, that pretty much tallies with what I've read. Nice to hear from someone firsthand.
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Hi I've got the mp155 which is the newer model and I have to say I totally agree with what cookimonster said absolutely great shotgun. Horses out any weight cartridge 24-36gr have been through it. Well built Gun barrel is chromed same as beretta
will take a slab or two before needing tlc depending on cartridge type
I found FOBs filthy
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......I found FOBs filthy......
That's the ones, rotton dirty f*ckers, I think I swapped mine out as quickly as possible, never bought them again.
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Got two boxes free when I bought the gun shot. One box and gave the other away
Put a lot of eley superbs 28gr and fiochi f black 28gr through it never a problem
Shot a lot of gamebore clear pigeon aswell

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Took the plunge today anyhow. Try and get the license swapped quick now and I'll see what impact I can make on the vermin!

I'll let ye know how I get on. Thanks lads.
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Took the plunge today anyhow. Try and get the license swapped quick now and I'll see what impact I can make on the vermin!

I'll let ye know how I get on. Thanks lads.
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