I don't know anything about that particular model. However the Baikal's I'm aware of (imported by EAA) have in general been well made, although they are priced far lower than a comparable "name brand" long gun of similar configuration. Their russian made.
I just bought an older used model IZH-94, it is a 12Ga./7X57R. I am going to mount a scope on it tonight and I am going to sight it this weekend. The only issue I have is the rifle round. I think there are only two manufactures for this round, although it is still cheap. Mid-South Shooting Supply had Sellier and Bellot 20 round boxes for sale at $11.00 in 139gr and 175gr.
Mine has never been used at all and it was very sticky to break open. I hear that is common and that it goes away after the first 100 rounds.
I could not be happier about this gun, I was originally going to get a Savage Combo but the Baikal was only $300 and the Savages are about twice the price. I am sure mine is cheaper becasue it is older but I have read of people getting great deals on new ones.
I think Guns America has a couple up for auction. I used google to find similar models and compare prices with a variety of search terms. You should be able to find somthing with google.
I love this gun. I am not sure that I will ever need another gun after buying this one.
So you've booked an outfitted hunt this year. And you're going to get to ride horses into the mountains to save your legs and your back.
I've met lots of guys who've been in this same situation. They figure, "heck, how hard can it be?" But, I assure you, if you don't learn to get along with your mount for the week, it's going to be a bumpy, scary, noisy, and life threatening experience.
First, let's start with the horse itself. A horse trained under western style has 4 gears. The walk, trot,...