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Thoughts on the Baikal IZH94?

Anyone had any experience or heard anything about the Baikal IZH94? I'm considering a 12gauge/.223 combo for varmits.Are these hard to come by? Thanks

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Thoughts on the Baikal IZH94?

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.

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Thoughts on the Baikal IZH94?

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.

Here are a couple of links I found.
http://www.predatormastersforums.com/baikal.html
http://www.baikalinc.ru/eng/prod/rifle/izh94/

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Thoughts on the Baikal IZH94?

Hmmm... interesting, 7mm mauser with a rim. Now that's an uncommon cartridge. These guns look like a poor mans drilling.

Does anybody know whether these are being imported currently in the states? If so who is the importer?

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Thoughts on the Baikal IZH94?

It is not a Rimmed Mauser; its a 7mm Rimmed Russian...which is even stranger. The bullet is a .284 and compares well to both 270 and .308.

EAA is importing them now, but I have heard rumors they may have stopped brining in this model.

My "older" model is a Saiga Baikal IZH-94 and I think they call the newer models EAA Baikal IZH-94.

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Thoughts on the Baikal IZH94?

7x57 is 7mm mauser. 7x54 and 7x54R (w/ or w/o rim) are traditional russian cartridges.

I view the relationship between the two much like rimmed and unrimmed 45 acp. The rimmed variety being used in older military revolvers, w/o the need for half or full moon clips.

Thanks for the info.

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