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★★★★☆

“REALLY IMPRESSIVE TARGET PISTOL ”

Written on: 29/11/2013

I have been shooting the IZH-46M for over two years from new - the pistol has been accurate for competition shooting for myself and my grandson - we have been shooting postal competitions at our local club achieving a 1st 2nd & 3rd in our class - the only hic-up was a sudden drop in power due to worn seals after 3000+ shots - after servicing back to the usual performance - The hand grip has plenty of excess material for personalizing the hand grip - an excellent starter and competition pistol… Read Full Review

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“Baikal IZH46M - The best match air pistol money can buy!”

Written on: 06/03/2012 by Baelian (3 reviews written)

Well, my title perhaps does seem a bit over-enthusiastic, considering the fact that you won't see any SSP pistol at the Olympics anymore, its participants mainly preferring a PCP match pistol over the SSP system. But for me it's right-on! IZH46M is the successor of IZH46, which is practically the same pistol, the -M version being different only in having a slightly larger compression chamber, resulting in an overall higher muzzle velocity. Its SSP (Single-Stroke Pneumatic) system is largely… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Addicting target pistol”

Written on: 15/01/2012

This is not one of those shiny and showy match pistols. Rather, it is a practical match pistol that focuses on accuracy, ease of maintenance and functionality. The factory grip is intended to be customized, I did it with a Dremel and a sanding drum. It is addicting because the pistol itself is very accurate, and it is not very sensitive to the pellets being used (in my experience). You can shoot 10M or 10y targets all day long with just the pistol and a tin of pellets. As a single pump… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“simply an outstanding airpistol...”

Written on: 10/12/2011 by weiho (6 reviews written)

I am a big airpistol fan and I had to have a IZH46M/MP46M in my collection. The Izzy's accuracy is amazing and it can hold it's own against my Steyr and FWB pistols. The overall build and design is a bit rough and not so refined as the higher end guns, but it is very solid and functional. When I started using the pistol, I thought my gun was defective because the breech latch did not completely pop open when the handle was cocked all the way to the end. I later realized that the moving metal… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Good, but flawed”

Written on: 24/10/2011

Normal reservations apply, but accuracy very good. However, mine has problems with the sights. The foresight is held in place with a grub screw that locates in a dimple that is off centre. This means that my foresight leans to the left and required full deflection of the rearsight to compensate. I have since araldited the foresight in a vertical position, and although this fix works it's a bit Heath Robinson. The trigger is great, but I expect I'll buy a Morini of Steyr when I've got the… Read Full Review

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Rayhart's Comment

Written on: 04/12/2012

A year on and I've moved up to a Steyr LP10E. It is lighter, has a much nicer grip and is beautifully finished. It has not significantly changed my scores though!

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★★★★☆

“I picked up a 46M a few months ago, and have been...”

Written on: 02/07/2011 by Dehouser (11 reviews written)

I picked up a 46M a few months ago, and have been using it regularly, so time for a bit of a review and some thoughts. This is billed as an entry-level, single-stroke, pneumatically-charged 10m target pistol, and is priced very attractively compared to the European PCP pistols that dominate the competitive 10m landscape. If you compare the 46M (which is built in Russia, by IZH, who manufacture, among other things, farm implements) to a Steyr LP1 or a Morini CM 162E, it looks rather… Read Full Review

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Dehouser's Response to Dehouser's Review

Written on: 17/07/2011

Just wondering where the rest of my review went?

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★★★★★

“ As an entry level compition Pistol the IZH 46M...”

Written on: 29/12/2010 by ADC Trapper (1 review written)

As an entry level compition Pistol the IZH 46M cant be beat for the money. Excellent trigger, Excellent accuracy, Mine has held up well with a years worth of practice shooting. Out of My 35 or so Airguns this is My favorite. The only down side is shapeing the Grips to fit Your hand. The Upside is if You do it right they do make Your Pistol fit Your hand. And Any grip needs some customizeing… Read Full Review

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“I've just got one of this IZH 46M Baikal...”

Written on: 24/09/2010

I've just got one of this IZH 46M Baikal Single-Stroke-Pneumatic Pistol a month ago. That is, after a year of waiting to have one, as there are no importer gunstores here in our country.

Anyways, it is realy true that after you start firing this pistol, you couldn't sleep peacefully without getting at least a hold of it in a day. It is always right on that one rugged hole; with the BSA scope on it :), and rested.

If I will have the opportunity to buy another one, I'll grab it immediately. It… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“As many have stated, the Baikal IZH-46M is an...”

Written on: 23/06/2010

As many have stated, the Baikal IZH-46M is an excellent air gun for the money. It is quite accurate, easy to pump, handle, aim and shoot. Compared to other air pistols I have owned, it is fairly quiet as well.

The downsides are that it is not luxuriously high quality at all. The barrel, air chamber, and trigger are pretty much the only precision parts of the gun. Any part where it is not absolutely necessary for the gun to be precision, it is not. Clearly, cost is reduced in that the look… Read Full Review

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“The Baikal IZH-46M is the best pellet pistol I have...”

Written on: 12/09/2009

The Baikal IZH-46M is the best pellet pistol I have ever had. Trigger is very good. I do think the red dot sight option is good for these old eys. The price to value is very good JTC… Read Full Review

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“The Baikal IZH-46M is fine value for its price.”

Written on: 10/09/2009

The Baikal IZH-46M is fine value for its price… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“I have enjoyed using this Baikal IZH-46M gun. It is...”

Written on: 01/05/2009 by magnusd (1 review written)

I have enjoyed using this Baikal IZH-46M gun. It is the first air pistol I have owned so I am still having difficulty keeping it on target… Read Full Review

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Caxtell's Response to magnusd's Review

Written on: 18/07/2009

The IZH-46M probably doesn't develop enough air pressure to "blow" the seals, per se, but if you don't securely close and latch the bolt before firing it, the breech and air transfer port seals can be "blown" out of the bolt, literally. I've read several people's complaints of this, and I've done it myself, once. I don't think it's a design flaw, either; you just have to be methodical about making sure that the bolt is completely closed and latched--and 10-meter match shooting is nothing if not a methodical exercise, anyway. And as for accuracy, if you're not getting good groups, rest assured: It's not the guns fault, it's yours...you'll just have to keep practicing until you get better. As it is, I often can get better groups shooting freehand with the IZH than I can get shooting from the bench with some of my other air pistols. You need to make sure you develop the correct stance, breathing, and technique to improve your shooting. Check out B.B. Pelletier's tips on 10-meter match shooting on the Pyramyd Air Blog site for more info.

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★★★★★

“Baikal IZH-46M is extremely accurate, easy to use,...”

Written on: 07/03/2009 by donc (1 review written)

Baikal IZH-46M is extremely accurate, easy to use, rather inexpensive (comparing to analogs). Grips need to be adjusted (though this made intentionally). Rather heavy. Cool thing! Couldn't stop shooting after getting it out of the box… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“if you are going to get into the competition of air...”

Written on: 26/02/2009 by jonathan becker (1 review written)

if you are going to get into the competition of air pistol shooting, then this is THE PISTOL TO BUY. I have been in marksmanship competitions for over 30 years and have won my share of tropies. I have never owned a gun that shot so well out of the box and had as sensative trigger as this pistol. It costs 1/3 that of the "professional" pistols. AND......it shoots the same as the big name pistols do (morini,hammerli,styer, aeron...) easy to load, very accurate, This air gun is giving… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“extremely accurate and well made with a great trigger,...”

Written on: 25/01/2009

extremely accurate and well made with a great trigger, but somewhat bulky and haven't located appropriate scope mount yet for the Baikal… Read Full Review

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“I'll keep you posted on the help if any that I recieve...”

Written on: 31/12/2008 by slcrcflyer (1 review written)

I'll keep you posted on the help if any that I recieve if any. why can't I get a replacement?… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“It took me a long time to find one here in the UK. The...”

Written on: 04/09/2008 by teddybruno (1 review written)

It took me a long time to find one here in the UK. The long wait was worth it and I use it in the back garden whenever I get the chance. After hours of reworking the oversize grips it now feels part of my right hand.

I have never been able to justify spending £500 plus for a target air pistol. This beauty does not require Co2, diver's bottle or hand pump, just lower the cocking lever, reset, load pellet, close the breech block lever, take aim and release excellent trigger and I call my shots… Read Full Review

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P Harris's Response to teddybruno's Review

Written on: 26/12/2008

Hi teddybruno,just a couple of questions, by the way good reveiw, where did you buy your pistol from and how much, if thats ok. many thanks.

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★★★★☆

“I used this pistol in competition for many years. ...”

Written on: 14/08/2008

I used this pistol in competition for many years. It's surprisingly accurate and a great value. You couldn't ask for a better entry/mid-level air pistol. I also agree that there is no need for anything else until you're consistently shooting over 560-565. And by then, you'll want to purchase a $2000 pistol to be 'cool' like the other shooters ;)

I believe that you could shoot this pistol competitively at all but the highest level. The desire for air tanks and such will drive a new… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Paid $350 new for it, I cannot complain about the IZH...”

Written on: 04/08/2008 by SpacePilot (1 review written)

Paid $350 new for it, I cannot complain about the IZH as an excellent target air pistol. The enjoyment and possibilities that the gun brings is certainly worth more than its price. The following remarks are just some tips and observations from me, and are not meant to detract from the quality of the gun.

There are some machine marks, asymmetries and rough edges in parts, as expected from the lower price (and Russian workmanship?). Although such imperfections usually don't prevent the gun from… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“I like this gun very much,Once you get used to...”

Written on: 02/07/2008 by DRESSBLUES (12 reviews written)

I like this gun very much,Once you get used to handling it it makes for a target pistol that is equal to the much more expensive German models,it is a least a third of their cost,as an added bonus this gun comes with extra seals,some spare parts,an over size wooden grip that can be shaped to your hand,nice bluing,and best of all the cost is about $ 360.00/ $390.00 without scope or mount… Read Full Review

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P Harris's Response to DRESSBLUES's Review

Written on: 05/07/2008

Hi there DRESSBLUES just a couple of questions, where did you get 46M from and how was it delivered ??.

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