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Old January 2, 2009, 06:43 PM   #1
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baikal/remington double rifle is on its way

just finished ordering one.have heard a lot on this rifle for many years .good and bad.....figured i might as well find out for my self .i have waited 5 years for these to import to this country.i seen some pics,wood might not be great but that can be fixed very quickly,i got it in 45/70 should be here Wednesday.it is going to be a long weekend.if there is any interest in it (double rifle for under $1000) ill post back on how it performs.i did talk to 2 guys that just picked them up and they said after tinkering they got 3 inch groups at 75 yds,that will work for me.have heard guys say you could never hunt dangerous game with it in africa.i said i have a CZ 550 in 375 h&h and one in 458 lott why would i bring a double in 45/70.that is the guides job .LOL
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Old January 5, 2009, 09:48 AM   #2
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Baikals are built like tanks,I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
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Old January 15, 2009, 01:36 AM   #3
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Baikal 45-70

Hi I am interested in how you like it. I like 45-70's. Where did you order it from? Thank You.
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Old January 15, 2009, 08:01 AM   #4
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i ordered it from guns america,i like it .i have always liked the double rifles but couldn't see spending $5000 or more,its not quite as big as most double rifles,but its not in a giant caliber either so it doesnt have to be,i took an old for end off a stoegar 20 ga coach gun and fit it to the rifle ,i like that for end better.the original was just too skinny for me.but the wood on the rifle is nice,it shoots good,all in all im happy with it.heres a few pics http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/e...a/Picture3.jpg
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Old January 15, 2009, 02:56 PM   #5
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Snuff: Thank You for the photo's. I just checked GA, they only have a 30-06 o/u for sale. The rifle looks great. I do not want to pay 5000-50,000$ for a SXS rifle, but under 1000 this would be great. I will keep looking and post you if I find one and send photo's. Thanks again.SH500
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Old January 15, 2009, 03:19 PM   #6
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guns america has a few of them .http://www.gunsamerica.com/Search.aspx?T=spr22 search for spr22
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Old January 15, 2009, 05:00 PM   #7
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Sorry dumb question, but can you shoot 410 out of it? Nice rifle btw, very unique.
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Old January 15, 2009, 05:40 PM   #8
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no 410s,its chambered in 45/70
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Old January 17, 2009, 08:37 PM   #9
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Hey, good to hear they are finally showing up.

Past few years our local sporting goods stores and the wholesale catalogs have advertised them but are "Out of stock".

OH man...Just today my uncle blew the money he had been saving to get a Baikal on another gun.....He's gonna be ticked to hear they are finally around
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Old January 19, 2009, 06:28 PM   #10
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I like my Baikal. It's not a double rifle but an O/U rifle/shotgun combo. The rifle barrel is pretty acurate but the gun was very stiff to open until I took it apart and polished the heck out of the joints.
Let us know how you like the double rifle. I would like one as well, especially in a 45/70, 30/06.
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Old January 20, 2009, 08:35 AM   #11
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i like it very much,it was a little stiff opening,not to bad though,im pretty happy with it,i changed the fore arm with one from a 20 gauge coach gun,it gave it more of a meaty look.
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Old January 20, 2009, 11:08 PM   #12
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Awesome. How is the accuracy?
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Old January 21, 2009, 08:52 AM   #13
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not sure yet it has been very cold a snowy here,have only fired 2 rounds at tree quickly to see if it worked.lol it did.i will hopefully put some into a target this week.
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Old January 21, 2009, 09:19 AM   #14
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I never shot one, but I saw one in a gun shot in Rapid City a while ago.

The sucker seemed like it fit like a glove. I'd throw it up and no matter what, the sights always seem to line up perfectly. This one was in '06. I was sure tempted. If I could have gotting it in 257 Roberts I would have got it. It seemed a little light, but I think it would be a fun shooter.

The action seem to lock up pretty tight, appeared well made, but like I said, I didnt get to shoot it.

Maybe I'll go back, guess it can't hurt to have another 06.
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Old January 21, 2009, 10:32 AM   #15
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yes i thought it was too light,i added a top and bottom rail to it and a different forearm,now its meaty and added 2 lbs to it
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Old January 21, 2009, 11:55 AM   #16
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So, compared to a $5,000+ double rifle, what is wrong with it?

It sounds like a helluva deal to me and like great fun.
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Old January 21, 2009, 02:43 PM   #17
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i have said the same thing,first off no doubles shoot with great accuracy.2 inch groups at 75 is good even for doubles in the $40,000 range.this remington double is the same quality as a rifle at the same price,it has very good wood on it,opens good,feels very comfortable,bluing is better then some of the higher end guns i have.it was a little light before i modified some of it.the barrels are not massive because its shooting a 45/70 not a 577 nitro express.it has no engravings nor is it hand made.but it is a decent double rifle for less then the price of a few boxes of ammo for most other doubles.
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Old January 21, 2009, 09:31 PM   #18
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Man it would sure be sweet if they offered it in a configuration with a 30-06 chamber on one side and a 45-70 in the other.
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Old January 22, 2009, 08:27 AM   #19
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Double rifle

Looks promising.
Do they give you any info about HOW the barrels are regulated?
For what load are the barrels regulated? At what distance? I was thinking that that info would be part of the documentation.
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Old January 22, 2009, 08:44 AM   #20
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there is a little jack screw in between the barrels ,when you turn it one way it puts pressure on the right barrel,which in turn makes bullet go left or right.the left barrel is sighted for around 75 yds,you have to match the left to the right according to which ammo you use.i have not had time to play with it yet .there is nothing about it in manual,i have heard that if you call them,they will tell you a little about it .i was told to run standard remington(of course.LOL)405 gr sp in it .
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Old January 22, 2009, 11:07 AM   #21
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I'd been looking at one of the 30-06 doubles at my local toy store... if they had one in 45-70 I'd have one...

awesome gun... probably the only Remington on my wish list...

I'll be keeping an eye out for one...
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Old January 22, 2009, 11:44 AM   #22
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guns america has a few 45/70s left.at least couple of days ago they did
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Old January 22, 2009, 09:35 PM   #23
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COOL! An affordable double rifle. No real use for one right now, but I'm going to have to get one. Wish it just said Baikal on it like the 12 guage I bought back in the early '70s
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Old January 22, 2009, 09:45 PM   #24
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says baikal on the bottom in big letters,the Remington will come off easily.its only gold ink.
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Old January 22, 2009, 10:12 PM   #25
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Snuffy...Bought that SXS 12 guage in '74 I think it was. My local gun dealer had never heard of Baikal. Should have seen his face when we opened it and it had stamped in the receiver..."Made in USSR"!

Last thing I "NEED" right now is a SXS rifle. But I've always wanted one. You say the "Remington" will come right off? Not stamped into the metal? I really want to go to Gunsamerica and check it out....but I'm afraid to. I get in all kinds of trouble on gunbroker and auctionarms. What calibers does it come in other than 06 and 45/70?
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