August 26, 2003, 02:42 AM
Just seen on OLN tv a portion of the SHot Show clip and it showed EAA coming out with a camo pattern 12 guage semi shooting 2 3/4 to 3 1/2" loads with 3 screw in chokes going for around $400. Anyone got any intel on these? Didnt see anything on the EAA website. I didnt get the model number since I caught the tail end of the clip.
Also, whats the word on EAA and long guns. I have read alot of reviews on the EAA handguns but havent heard anything on the long ones.
August 26, 2003, 02:59 AM
It's the model MP153 - see here (http://www.eaacorp.com/firearms/longguns/semiauto/mp153d.shtml) for a description. The camo version you mention must be a new model: it's not on their Web site yet.
I bought one of these, in the wood version, and found it to be a very good shotgun indeed for the price. It's big and heavy (massively over-engineered, like the Baikal doubles), and doesn't handle as well as the better-balanced Winchester Super X2 or Remington 11-87, but it's extraordinary value for money (you can buy almost 2 of these for the price of a Remington - they're usually in the $350-$380 range at local gunshops), and can handle all sizes of 12ga. shells. I ended up selling mine, because I found I didn't need 3½" shells, and carrying all that weight around became tiring! It was extremely reliable, except with the very light-loaded clay shells, which sometimes wouldn't generate enough pressure to operate the action. This was another reason I got rid of it - I want a gun I can use with cheap practice ammo.
More photographs below, all from the EAA Web site.
August 27, 2003, 02:28 AM
Looks about right. I have seen them on the website just not in the camo pattern. Did notice the heavy weight of the shotgun. Just thought it might be a cheap alternative for duck/turkey hunting since it goes up to 3 1/2 ".
Being that Im not a rich guy (Air Force enlisted), Im always looking for good guns at a reasonable price.
Of course that is until my teenage children move out.;)
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