- Model: IZH-46M
- Caliber: .177
- Velocity: 460 FPS
- Ammo Type: Pellets (Lead Only)
- Body Components: Metal with Wood Grips
- Overall Length: 16.8 in
- Barrel Length: 10 in
- Barrel Style: Rifled
- Fire Mode: Single Shot
- Cocking Effort: 18lbs
- Trigger Pull: 1.1 lbs
- Trigger Adjust: Two-Stage Adjustable
- Action: Bolt-Action
- Power plant: Single-Stroke Pneumatic
- Gun Weight: 2.86 lbs
- Front Sight: Post
- Rear Sight: Adjustable
- Warranty: 90-day limited repair warranty on factory defects of metal parts & 30-day warranty on seals & stock
- Country of Origin: Russia
Baikal IZH 46M Pellet Pistol
- Caliber0.177 cal
- Velocity460 fps
- Ammo TypePellets
- Barrel StyleRifled- Fixed Barrel
- MechanismSingle-stroke pneumatic
- Warranty30 Day Limited
This pistol is amazing. I have had it back at Camp Perry a number of times at their indoor 10 meter range. Using CMP (Vogel) pellets and shooting off a support hitting inside the ten ring is no problem. After talking to the CMP staff I may enter some of their competition matches, when/if I become more proficient.
Out of the box the sights were right on at 10 meters and the trigger was very crisp and light. The changes I made were: 1) sanded off the sharp edges on the grip and added finger grooves to better fit my hand. 2) reduced the trigger over travel 3/4 turn. 3) installed the smallest front sight blade. 4) put thread lock on the rear sight mounting screw.
I'm very new to this game and have a lot to learn but with this pistol the journey should be fun.
Mine arrived with the mount and a BSA scope on it, but later removed it as it looks more intimidating without one.
So easy to maintain, great adjustable sights and trigger. I hand-fit mine with a dremel; a little fine sanding; and covered it with a clear coating.
It will be with me until nature do us part :)
Over the years I consistently get very good 10M scores with it...better on average the my FWB.
The only negative is that you will need to do some filing and sanding of the handle to get it to fit as well as my FWB stock grips. But it has plenty of material so easy to take off and shape where necessary.
The version I have is the original...the 46M is the newer model which has slightly higher velocity but in a target pistol that is irrelevant.
The only reason I wouldn't give it a 5 star rating is the finish is a little less fine than the high priced stuff but that is really irrelevant too!
I shoved new seals into the grooves but they are a bit crooked and I am not sure they will stay in place. Nevertheless, this is a good gun, worth the money. Just be sure you find out how to repair the seals before they pop out. But for this problem, which is partly my lack of knowledge, I would give this gun a 5 plus rating.
Near dark, I rushed to the back yard where my bulllet trap had been set up to get off a few shots before it got plum dark in Savannah. I eagerly cocked the pistol, carefully aimed at the bullseye and NOTHING! Over the next couple of days, I read, re-read and read again the manual. Tried and tried again, but the thing just wouldn't fire. Finally, in frustration I emailed EAA in Florida telling them that my 46M "won't fire". Next morning shortly after 0700 I had a message from EAA telling me to call the 800 number extension 15. Immediately jumped on the land line only to reach a recording telling me to leave my message and phone number and they would call back between 3 and 4 pm in the afternoon. After hanging by the phone each of the next three afternoons without hearing anything I again turned to an email just after 3pm the next business day complaining that I was being neglected. That must have done the trick because within minutes I was talking to a 'real person' in the gunshop who told me to ship it to the Florida address. Within minutes I had a shipping label from my FedEx account and was on the way to Kinko's to drop the shipment. Next morning I tracked the package in Cocoa Beach, 'Out for Delivery'. By 2 that afternoon the package had been delivered.
EAA didn't waste any time with the repairs, they must have repaired it the afternoon they received it. Little more than an hour ago the door bell rang and there was 'Brown' with my 46M, the first day after the long 4th of July weekend.
EAA action had been "REPLACED AND FIT NEW VALVE ASSEMBLY O-SEAL AND BUSHING, TEST FIRED OK."
So, rushing to the backyard again I had time to get off ten rather quick slow fire shots at 10 meters in the fading light. Perfect, this beauty shoots much better than my seventy-three year old trembling limbs can hold.
So wish I could have enjoyed a pellet pistol of such fine quality fifty years ago when I was a competitive pistol shooter.
Late as it is in my life I am going to really enjoy the pistol I'm certain that I will never be able to take full advantage of this fine Match Pistol but with the price of fuel I can't afford to drive the sixteen miles to the range more than a couple time a month.
My small and somewhat arthritic hands don't handle the generous grip as well as they once might have. Once I have finished fitting the grips I'm certain the targets will look better to me.
Out of the box, the trigger is better than any match pistol I ever owned as a competitor. Better that the K-38 wheel gun that was always my favorite for slow fire.
Will run it through the chrony after I've put a hundred or so pellets through it just to see how consistent the velocity is.
While I was initially greatly disappointed when it would not initially fire I am really comfortable to know that It has just been checked out by the gunsmiths at EAA and appears to be nothing less than "perfect".
I would recommend this beauty to all without reservation. Can't say too much about the quality service from EAA.
By thor from sacramento on February 6, 2012
By Jason from Loveland, CO on June 17, 2012
Answer:I've had mine for better than 10 years, though in storage for 5. I've yet to have a part break. Just got it out the other day, still super accurate.
The trigger on this gun is phenomenal! I have it adjusted to about a half-oz pull, very little movement at all.
Its been a while since I chronographed it, but my chrony showed about 416 fps, +/-2.
Pumping is very easy, adjustment is good to great and the grip is super comfortable.
Anyway, buy it. You'll like it.
By Jim from Hampton Roads, VA on February 7, 2012
By Carter from Washington on February 15, 2012
Answer:A hand pump I think....
By Lee from wny on May 24, 2012
Answer:Mechanism: Single Stroke Pneumatic
one pump does it...amazing pistol