1-year limited warranty
List Price $209.99 Save $30.00 (14%)
Want it delivered 12-19-2013
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Things I liked:This low buck rifle is a good way to learn how to shoot off hand with peep sights. It is so fun to shoot that I went through a 500 pellet tin in four days. I found the gun and the magazine feed worked well although it is like many things made in Russia, it is roughly made and you might have to do a little tinkering to work the bugs out.
Things I would have changed:The rear sight is not made in Russia, it is made in red China. Parts were missing and it was not put together right. I was able to get it working right but had I known of the poor workmanship I would have looked for a better one.
What others should know:This is not a match rifle, more of a gun to get the basics and have fun. When I was testing pellets for this gun they were all over one inch at 10M until the 10th one shot 3/16" so it is picky about pellets.
Things I liked:The synthetic stock is lightweight and surprisingly strong. The Auto - indexing 5 shot magazine enhances the fun of this "Lil-Comrade". Just over 1000 pellets sent down range (10 meters/ 32 ft)with the Diopter (Peep) sight setup and the groupings, when the shooter doesn't muck it up, are consistetly in the nickel and even dime sized range. The ratcheting mechanism in the cocking lever is a nice addition and helps prevent pinched fingers should your hand slip from the cocking lever. The Diopter (Peep) rear sight and interchangeable front sight inserts enable customization of the sight picture to suit a wide range of shooters. You also have the option of removing the Diopter and going with the open sights. This rifle has a lot of features found on more expensive rifles and will provide hours of funs for novice and experienced air gunners.
Things I would have changed:Rework the pellet holes in the magazine/clip to reduce the their diameter by 0.2mm to maybe 0.4mm to enable the magazine to have a slight interference fit/grip on the pellets. Provide adjustment for Trigger weight along with the existing free travel adjustment.
What others should know:Before you fire it for the first time. Carefully read the manual from Baikal paying attention to the Figures indicated for the breakdown of the rifle and do the "Field Strip" of the gun. Carefully wipe the heavy storage oil from the surfaces of the piston and piston seal. Use a long wooden dowel and a clean cotton rag to clean the cylinder bore. With the piston seal cleaned put two drops of Silicone based air gun oil on the piston seal and spread it around evenly. Avoid using anykind of a degreaser solvent as the residue might damage the piston seal or worst case explode under the heat of compression when the rifle is fired. Re-assemble the rifle again paying attention to the Baikal manual and you are ready to fire. Any dieseling will be greatly reduced and will settle down very quickly. Once broken in and you get the easy hang of inserting the mags without losing a pellet in the process this is a solid hitting and very accurate springer. It is definately a springer which benefits exceptionally well from the "Artillery Hold". When retightening the retaining collar on the Front Sight after swapping the insert. The insert can move off centre resulting in a shift from the original Pint of Imact (POI). Easily resolved by monitoring the relationship of the insert to the centre line of the barrel while tightening the retaining collar and adjusting/maintaining the desired position as the collar is tightened.
Things I liked:Easy for younger kids to cock than many other guns you could choose. Seems quite well made.
Things I would have changed:I think I'd rather try the IZH-60. The arrangement of the five shot clip mechanism makes it very difficult to know when you're out of pellets in the clip, and of course you don't want to dry fire this gun.