Anyone tote an over and under shotgun/rifle combo in the winter?
Considering that a long receiver is non existent, some of these guns might do well under a snow machine seat. It's a bummer that Savage no longer makes one. Does anyone have any experience with the Bakail MP94 versions? I noticed they make a cheap one (only $250) and it's chambered for 22 magnum/ 3" 410. The barrel is only 20 inches and I think the overall length was only 36". I think It might be the only gun that will fit under my snowmachine seat. With a few 410 rifled slugs, some 3" #6 birdshot, and some 22 magnum fmj's, this might make a very versatile trapline/snowmachine type rifle.
I would have no qualms cutting both barrels down to 16", and taking another 1.5" off the buttstock since it's such a cheap rifle. Put the end cap back on, and be done with it. Cylinder bore for 410 would be no problem. The overall length would be under 32". With such a cheap gun, you could probably do it at home and still have decent accuracy from the 22 mag barrel if you took care to squarely cut the barrel with a good metal cutting saw. Some "bubba gunsmith way to crown the end of the rifle barrel and.......... 2.5-3" groups at 100 yards would be fine with the 22 magnum barrel.
A link to a bunch of hunting photos with Baikal combo guns:
The 410/22 magnum is much smaller than this model but very similar: