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.
Out here in Colorado, and in the units that I haunt, it is a tricky game to figure out how far to pack in on a rifle hunt. You want to get away from the masses that have moved game away from the roads but might want to stay close enough that you are taking advantage of the animals forced movements. There is no universal distance but I like the 1.5 to 4 mile range for day hunts where I am not planning on bivying out. This keeps you in that productive buffer zone where the animals are really...