Benjamin Bulldog Air Rifle Prototype Sneak Peek at Crosman
During practice day at the recent Northeast Regional Field Target (NRFT) match held at Crosman’s Bloomfield NY headquarters, a couple of interesting new prototype air rifles appeared very briefly.
Chip Hunnicutt, Crosman’s PR and web chief, suddenly appeared with a couple of new, tactical-looking airguns and fired them during a quiet period just after Lunch. I managed to grab a couple of photographs of this one.
This prototype was a new side lever cocking .357 caliber big bore air rifle. It appeared to be a modified, mechanical version of the now-defunct Benjamin Rogue, using the same magazine. Name is to be the Benjamin Bulldog air rifle, apparently.
Chip also briefly showed a new version of the Marauder air rifle. This again had a tactical look and appeared to be a bullpup configuration of the Mrod. Sadly I missed seeing this myself, so no photographs, but the product name could be Benjamin Armada. There’s a photograph of this on the Crosman Facebook page.
Crosman has used the NRFT match as a venue to display new prototypes as a “work in progress”. Some years ago there was a tactical Marauder prototype shown that eventually appeared as the MAR177 conversion kit.
So these “sneak peeks” may not be what actually comes to market next year, but they give a clear indication of the thinking in Crosman’s product development organization.