This is a very durable shotgun. This was one of my first guns that I owned and it was given to me by my uncle who retired it. I shot pheasant, rabbit and even wild boar with slugs. Occasionally I use it for Skeet shooting.
After the initial 100 round break in period (using 1.25oz or great shot), the Baikal will not let you down. I've used mine for everything from turkey to dove, rabbit to sporting clays. The black finish and black furniture hold up well to the elements. It's not too hard to take apart for cleaning either. It may not be the best looking shotgun out there, but you can't beat the value anywhere.