EAA's .45-70 Baikal double rifle


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duelist1954
August 25, 2013, 09:02 AM
I own a Baikal double rifle in .30-06, but there is no doubt that big bores are more fun to shoot.

I got lucky this year when Rifle Firepower magazine asked me to write an article on EAA's .45-70 version of the Baikal side by side. After finishing the article I the test and evaluation gun long enough to do a short video.

I'm not going to tell you that this is the most practical rifle to buy, but it sure is fun to shoot! If you can watch the video without wanting to try one of these guns, I'll be surprised.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbIM8Yy396c

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duelist1954
August 25, 2013, 09:33 AM
A few pictures
http://i.imgur.com/UvNfkj6.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/NeXDQSX.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/CKZ9gW2.jpg

jj1962hemi
August 25, 2013, 10:00 AM
Nice video! What does an EAA/Baikal double cost? I don't own any 45-70s, and have been interested in a Marlin (because I don't want to drop $1,300 on a Browning 1886....a real beauty!).

jj1962hemi
August 25, 2013, 10:01 AM
I have also admired the Navy Arms Enfield 45-70 converted rifles.

DM~
August 25, 2013, 11:12 AM
Keep in mind, you can NOT shoot heavy loads in these 45/70 DR's, they are for factory equivalent pressure loads only.

BTW, i like my Baikal, except like all of them, it has horrible triggers that need to be addressed.

DM

Sun Tzu warrior
August 25, 2013, 12:12 PM
Used one on GB @ $405 right now.
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=360818757

goon
August 25, 2013, 12:17 PM
How's the barrel regulation? I think the skill required to regulate barrels to shoot more than less to the same POI at "X" number of yards is part of the high price of some doubles.

Cocked & Locked
August 26, 2013, 10:25 AM
I like it!

xtphreak
August 26, 2013, 12:25 PM
How's the barrel regulation? I think the skill required to regulate barrels to shoot more than less to the same POI at "X" number of yards is part of the high price of some doubles.

There's the usual under barrel adjustment
I'm curious too, I was looking at one of their SXS double 12ga with a set of .45/70 barrel inserts that slipped in and tensioned with a "choke tube" at the muzzle (like a Dan Wesson revolver)

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VA27
August 26, 2013, 01:59 PM
Thanks Mike, great review as always.

DM~
August 26, 2013, 08:13 PM
You can regulate it "horizontally" with the "adjustment wheel", BUT, if you need "verticle" regulation, you got a problem!

Can it be done? YES, but it takes some "kinda" drastic steps to get it done.

DM

planetmobius
August 26, 2013, 08:27 PM
I'm not sure. That regulating screw doesn't look particularly robust. I'm not sure I would trust it's durrability. What are those circular marks around the chambers? It almost looks as thought this rifle incorporates sleeves of some sort.

lobo9er
August 26, 2013, 09:24 PM
gonna check out that video thanks for reviewing this rifle!

dprice3844444
August 28, 2013, 05:53 PM
that would likely change somebody's socks on the receiving end.duelist,every year towards the end of the year,davidsons wholesalers out of Arizona has a special deal on marlin 45/70's guide guns with the 16 inch instead of the 18.5 barrel, if your interested

coyote315
August 28, 2013, 10:28 PM
i got a 30-06 baikal and I love it! As long as you're shooting the proper heavyweight bullets for the twist, it's pretty accurate!

DPris
August 29, 2013, 01:54 AM
Hey, mon, where da magazine? :D
Denis

lobo9er
August 29, 2013, 04:56 PM
just watched the video. I have to admit I had higher hopes for the regulation of the barrels than what was shown in your groups.

sappyg
August 29, 2013, 07:19 PM
7 lbs.... Ouch! Those barrels look aweful thin. I think another 2-3 lbs and you might have a proper double gun in 45-70.
I watched the1st video staring the 30-06 a while back. Excellent content. Nice gun to review.

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