I'm excited and had to share. I just took delivery of a new Merkel double rifle. I was unable to handle it before purchase, and was a little worried about the fit, but I am extremely happy with how it turned out. It fits me perfectly, the bead is nestled in the bottom of the V when I snap it to my shoulder. Just like a well fitted bird gun, but a lot heavier! It has also been equipped with a Burris red dot sight, and has EAW 30MM swingmount. It is a plain, entry level model but is the best I could afford and I'm thrilled. I have a hundred Hornady cartridges for it, so as soon as I get the Easter family gatherings out of the way I'm going to the range to try it out. Wish me luck!