New PCPs At The 2019 IWA Show
In this post, we’ll look at new PCPs which are being shown at the 2019 IWA Show. Actually, there were so many new PCPs that this will be the first part of an at least two-part report!
One very interesting new introduction was the Steyr Pro X. This new bullpup PCP air rifle has a semi-auto action based on that of the Steyr Hunting S.
Waltrud Branstetter from Steyr showed me this new introduction – she’s in the heading photograph above. Waltrud explained that the Steyr Pro X has 10-shot rotary magazine.
It’s also available in two overall lengths: short and even shorter! The Steyr Pro X uses a true semi-automatic action. It fires the pellet directly from the magazine. Steyr says that this is an additional safety factor, as this means that a pellet cannot be left in the magazine when the magazine is removed from the gun.
We’ve looked at new PCPs from the Turkish manufacturer Huglu before. But now they are in full production and also have a new model.
Huglu’s Ridvan Yaka was kind enough to show me the Effecto PX-5, the company’s latest model. This is a regulated PCP air rifle, currently available in .22 caliber only. There’s a 10-shot rotary magazine and Huglu is claiming 75 shots per fill from this air rifle.
The stock is – of course – in a very nice Turkish walnut.
Hard Air Magazine has carried pre-show information on the new Norica Dark Bull bullpup. Now we get to see it for the first time!
Neria from Norica showed me the Dark Bull and explained the functionality of the “multi-shot tray”…
In fact this multi-shot tray is a manually-indexed and loaded “open” magazine. It can be used instead of the regular magazine if required by the user.
The Norica Dark Bull will be available in .177 cal, .22 caliber and .25 also. There is also planned to be a choice of natural wood and camo-dipped stock, like the one shown below.
Finally in this report on new PCPs, we’ll take a look at the latest updates from Edgun.
Below, Oksana Kovalenko from Edgun shows us the new, short, short Leyla 2.0 PCP air rifle.
This version of the Leyla has the receiver manufactured from a single piece of Aluminum. There’s a regulator, of course, and the Leyla 2.0 is available in .177 cal, .22 cal, ,25 cal and – most unusually – also in .20 caliber.
An unusual feature is that the Leyla 2.0 has dual cocking levers – one on either side. Now there’s no reason to choose left- or right-handed cocking in an air rifle. With this gun you have both!
Oksana explains that the short length of the Leyla 2.0 gives it outstanding handling characteristics and that – in her opinion – it’s ideal for hunting. Like other Edgun models, the pressure gauge at the end of the HPA tube is actually pressure-sensitive and will display information like ambient temperature, number of shots remaining and last muzzle velocity.
Very clever! This pressure-sensitive indicator is also fitted to the innovative Leshiy carbine.
The Leshiy is available in multiple anodized colors. It features a folding stock that automatically sets the safety when folded so that the gun cannot be fired in this condition.
And here it is, full-length in flame yellow!
In the next post, we’ll look at more new PCPs from RTI Arms, Umarex and more…