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Thread: Baikal IZ 61
06-21-2011, 08:06 AM #1
Baikal IZ 61
My old Daisy from about 35 years ago has been keeping my Mom entertained in her backyard for a while now. Recently, she has reported that the thing has finally stopped holding air and she wants a new rifle.
At 73 and a diminutive 5' 3", I feel that some of the standard and magnum pumps are really too much for her to handle. Based on the light force to cock (spec'ed at a tad over 10 pounds) and an OK 500fps, I recommended the Russian-made IZ-61. I do not have one myself, but the very few that have been reviewed by owners on the internet lead me to believe that this would be a good rifle for her to plink with.
Are there any actual owners here that have had experience with this particular rifle, good or bad that I can tell her about before she plunks her money down?
06-21-2011, 02:15 PM #2
- Join Date
- Jun 2011
- Upstate, SC
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I have the IZH 46 target pistol and it is a quality piece. The 61 should be of similar quality. An alternative might be a PCP approach where no cocking is required - periodic refilling with a scuba tank and several have variable power settings. They come in several calibers with .177 and .22 the standards.
06-22-2011, 06:54 AM #3
Thanks, I'll pass the recommendation on to her.