View Full Version : Russian Shotguns
December 23, 2006, 04:23 PM
So which of the above poll choices reflect you view on russian made shotguns (SxS, OU, etc--Baikal, etc)?
December 23, 2006, 06:30 PM
I only have experience with the one russian shotgun I have which is a baikal. Havent had any problems. It is well built and a good value.
December 23, 2006, 10:00 PM
What about the Saiga?
I just ordered a Saiga....overall opinion is they are good guns....
December 23, 2006, 11:10 PM
Have a shotgun, shoots well, I do not like the fit and finish.
Good field gun when one doesnt want to bang up a finer gun
December 24, 2006, 12:28 AM
saigas are very good/reliable shotguns. check out saiga12.com if you haven't already done so. i've got a tromix converted 12 guage. i really like it.
December 24, 2006, 01:34 PM
I have a Baikal "Remington Spartan" 210 SxS. The metal to metal fit is perfect where it counts, and finish is terrible where it doesn't. The stock is oil finished, which I like, and my particular specimen has a very solid, dark tiger striped walnut buttstock, which naturally is not fit flush to the reciever as this is an inexpensive Russian gun. The checkering is not crisp, and appears to be rolled on. It has a rather stiff action, triggers are acceptable, bores perfectly smooth and shiny.
IMO, these guns are fantastically solid, will never wear out, and are absolutely great for the money. In terms of pure performance, not looks, this gun is worth twice it's price. Owing to the fact that it is about over 7 pounds, recoil with 23/4 dram sporting clay loads is not even noticeable to me. Also because it fits so well, as I am around average.
If you want to hunt things that can be hunted with a shotgun, shoot clays, have a pest control gun, and have a nice home defense shotgun for very little cost, this is great.
If you want a specialized anything, get a single barrel trap gun, or a 28 gauge OU for skeet, or a fitted 12-20 gauge for the field, all of which will cost you a lot of money, but will be more suited to those areas.
PS does anyone know where I can buy a second cylinder bore choke for this gun?
December 25, 2006, 12:00 AM
I used to shoot competetive skeet with a girl who used an EAA shotgun. Her father was a gunsmith and had all the stock adjusters built into it.
She was a very good shooter, far better than I and she was able to do some very fine shooting with that EAA, granted it had been modified.
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