It took a long time, but I have checked two boxes that needed it in the past 3 years ; the rifle barrel (and stock, and forearm and appropriate scope) for my Encore, then a .223 (and appropriate new stock, scope, reloading kit and bipod) for target work. Now that these have been satisfied, like every human, I am creating myself a new need. I must be getting older with time, I find myself lurking at the idea of a side by side. I would not have thought getting there only a few years ago. Turning forty did no do me any good! Even worst, I am attracted to a 410. The 223 made me realise I don’t need recoil to be happy. No budget for fine jewels here, I am reaching out for suggestions, and if possible comments on the 26” Baïkal. Thank you all in advance.