Rooster59 wrote:Well it isn't an English double but the buttstock wood grain does have some character to it.
I take enough heat from my friends by using an iron sighted 45-70 lever gun for deer hunting. I can just hear them if I whipped out that double gun.
Nice rifle. It would go well with my Stoeger 12ga SxS.
Wherein lies the rub is finding a sweetheart load and regulating the 2 barrels to hit the same POI @ 50 yd or whatever with that load.
Very ammo specific..........the rifle may shoot loads other than the one it is regulated for into 2 different counties from the same bench spotting.
The necessity of barrel regulation is a PITA.
Right now it is doing a great job of collecting dust in my big steel safe.
One friend suggested converting one of the barrels to 410 gauge shotgun & creating a "Jack-of-all-trades" SxS 410/45-70...........an interesting idea.
It is surprisingly light and well constructed for a cheapskate double...........Baikal guns have a very high rep for reliable functionality, quality & durability in South America where the low price makes them popular as a "get-the-job-done" utility saddle gun.
I am not new to Baikal & am very pleased with my Baikal IZH-94 12 gauge/308 Win O/U which I've had for many years that has taken both deer & grouse in the same afternoon.