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Thread: Do You Remember Baikal Rekord Cartridges ?

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    Do You Remember Baikal Rekord Cartridges ?

    Well I was given about 75 in 12G black plastic cases with the head-stamp 'Made in the USSR', so it seemed a shame not to use them.
    Went out tonight shooting rabbits in the harvest field whilst my pal was combining. For those who remember the Rekord (fondly or painfully), I can confirm that despite their 30 or 40 years of age, they still bang like an artillery piece, kick like a mule and put enough burning crud in the air to risk setting the stubble alight.
    Oh and they kill rabbits very well too. Despite ear defenders and using a Browning Fusion gas operated self-loader, I have a headache, ringing ears and sore shoulder. Whatever did the Soviets load them with ? Jolly good cartridges though..... anyone want to try a few, just for old-times sake ?

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    Used to love 'em for vermining but yes they were harsh.
    ​And then there was the old Smoke & Bangs (S&Bs)

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    They were in a class all of their own. ohh the memories .. I can feel the bruising coming back. But If anybody still has a 1000 in no 6 I'll have them

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    Oh great memory's !
    Right where's those stones , I'll start !

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    Fabulous memories of the 80's shooting down the line, local farm shoot on Cae Glas ( with a bloke/boy in the trap house mind! Manual traps back then) with the chap next to me shooting baikals while I looked sideways to watch the 18" flames out of the end of the barrels. Bloody noisy! I used to stuff tissue paper in my ears. Not many ear defs about.
    still got half a dozen in AAA bought for god knows what in my odd and sods box.

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    Great cartridge, they are all used to use for duck and geese on the 100ft washes they worked very well, long before the days of lead free.

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    I shot my first ever fox on a fox drive with one of these. Upon pulling the trigger and seeing the flash i thought something was wrong, but they got the job done. Soviet efficiency!

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    if you missed with the shot the flame would get em!

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    yes happy days, clay nest bottoms didnt stand a chance ,remember the S&B paper 7/8 oz roll turnover ,now they could realy put up a smoke screen on a still day at the woodies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce w View Post
    yes happy days, clay nest bottoms didnt stand a chance ,remember the S&B paper 7/8 oz roll turnover ,now they could realy put up a smoke screen on a still day at the woodies.
    Have to agree Bruce, as I recall both Baikal & S&B were also sold in boxes of 10.
    "let him without sin cast the first stone"





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