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IZH 61 Target Pro Air Rifle

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  • IZH 61 air rifle
  • Spring-piston
  • Sidelever
  • 5-shot repeater
  • Hammer-forged barrel
  • Globe front sight accepts inserts (4 included)
  • UNMOUNTEDrear peep sight adj. for windage & elevation
  • 11mm scope dovetails (rear sight sits in the dovetails)
  • Trigger adj. for pull length
  • Adj. stock length (31" to 33")
  • No safety
  • Includes owner's manual

Your gun may be marked IZH-61 or MP-61 and may have any one of these mfr names: IZH, IZH-Baikal or Baikal. They all come from the same plant and are manufactured to the same specs. The guns are identical.

Good things come in small packages, and the Russian-made IZH 61 is no exception!

You'll have to mount the enclosed peep sight, as the gun with the mounted sight will not fit in the gun's original shipping box.

This 5-shot air rifle is so much fun to shoot, you'll definitely have a tough time putting it down. A spring-powered gun, the IZH 61 is easy to cock and can be used by adults and youngsters (with adult supervision).

The trigger is adjustable for length of pull. The synthetic stock is adjustable for length (31" to 33"). The rear sight is a fully adjustable notch. The front sight is hooded. Load a pellet, cock the sidelever and start having fun!

You can add a red dot sight on the 11mm dovetails to get even more accuracy from this rifle. Speaking of accuracy -- you probably won't outgrow the potential of this gun!

Unlike most other peep sights, the circle in the front globe will not be centered when looking thru the peep sight.
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Caliber0.177" (4.5mm)
Max Velocity490 fps
Barrel Length18.5"
Overall Length33.0"
Shot Capacity5
Front SightPost globe
Rear SightAdjustable for windage & elevation
Scopeable11mm dovetail
Suggested forTarget practice/Fun
Trigger Pull1.4 lbs
Body TypeRifle
Weight4.3 lbs
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By Kent from USA on 2016-05-02
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Things I liked: Have not tested it that much yet. It seems to be very accurate. Had a jam up in the 1st couple of magazines (clips) but with the help of a friend who is a gun smith who showed me how to get into the back side of the barrel, because the jam didn't let the pellet go all the way into the barrel, so I had to tap the pellet forward to release the clip, then I was able to unjam it. Loaded a couple of more clips (which I don't like) and didn't have any more issues. I think my Great-grandkids will have a good time with this gun, at the pellet gun league they're in.

Things I would have changed: The clips (magazines) don't hold the pellets in very well, I have a couple of Crossmans which use clips and when you load them, they hold the pellets in, and they don't seem to have any problems shooting. I would like to know if there are any after market mags (clips) that will work, or should I be using another brand of pellets. I've used Beeman's. Crossman's and Swiss Arms. The gun smith said maybe I should put a little oil on my fingers when I load the clips and maybe the oil will help the pellets stay in, but I don't want to have an oily mess of maybe foul up the barrel.


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By micheljgaudet from USA on 2016-03-19
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Things I liked: So, at first I was NOT too enthusiastic regarding the 'diopter' sight. People, it is a FANCY peep-hole sight with elevation & windage. But man, lemme tell ya', once you get to using it along with the front globe sight, it ALL comes together and starts making sense why CHAMPIONS use the thing instead of a magnified scope. Oh, other than the regulations, I mean... no scopes allowed for 10-meter. Any who, at 10-meters I am getting DIME sized groups... I mean CONSISTENTLY. Sure there's the occasional flyer, but I am using Crosman flatheads. This is ONE ACCURATE LITTLE PUPPY! I am really looking forward to outside 20-30 meter shooting with this. And that SIDE-LEVER is SO smooth and EASY to load that next pellet. Wow, I am SO GLAD I found out about this rifle. PLUS, I am very happy I went for the 'Pro' version with the 'peep' sight. Oh, and the trigger! I have the screw all the way down as I LOVE the INSTANT SNAP it provides, but be careful; like a HAIR trigger this way!

Things I would have changed: Gee, I really can't think of too much I don't like about this puppy. Being able to choose which 'globe' to use is SWEET. OH!!! I KNOW! I would do something about how, when you have the stock on the FARTHEST screw-point and all the way out, it can be a tad bit wonkey, in that it is NOT a rock-solid connection., but it is not enough of a bother to detract from how great the overall experience is for me.

What others should know: You should KNOW this. Regarding the complaining about how THE PELLETS FALL OUT - YOU CAN'T STICK FILLED CLIPS INTO YOUR POCKET AND GO WALKING AROUND!!! Well, if a body is gonna be using this as a TARGET rifle for shooting paper, WHY would it be a concern to fill the pocket with loaded clips? PLEASE REMEMBER that this is a GREAT TARGET rifle, not meant to go outside and shoot squirrels, birds or rabbits. Now, if I had something like my .22 Hammerli 850 I use for squirrels, and the clips had the pellets always falling out, THAT would be something to complain about. Nothing worse than missing DINNER 'cause you 'reached in' for a clip, and NO PELLETS!!! Take care, y'all, and shoot safe.

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By Unknown Infidel from USA on 2014-08-10
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Things I liked: I converted my MP-61 to this version. I found I like the closed dot front sight and the diopter. It took a bit of fiddling around but eventually I got the gun dialed in and am getting very tight groups that I would be hard pressed to keep up with on a more expensive target rifle.

Things I would have changed: Nothing. It's a fun little gun

What others should know: There's not much that you can upgrade on these. Find out where the sight is hitting, get it dialed in and enjoy. They are fun. Be sure to count your shots and be sure you don't dry fire.

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  • Craig from USA asked:

    This is an air rifle I was considering when it went "out of stock", "unavailable", et al. Are there efforts to get these back?

    Item Description

    AV-AS061 [PY-2895-5615]
    Air Venturi IZH 61 Target Pro Air Rifle, .177 Cal
    Caliber0.177" (4.5mm)
    Max Velocity490 fps