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.
January: Last years Season has ended.Time to start focusing on next year's season. You will need to find out what bucks might still be alive that made it through the last years hunting season. After the hunting season sometimes bucks and does might leave your area and go to another traditional winter yarding area. But they will return to the area around late February early march to spend the rest of their summer there. At this time of year, the use of scouting cameras will be the tool in...