Benjamin Bulldog Air Rifle
– Big Bore From Crosman
Benjamin Airguns, the premium hunting brand of Crosman Corporation, has announced their new big bore: the Benjamin Bulldog air rifle in .357 caliber.
The Bulldog is lighter, cheaper and more maneuverable than Benjamin’s first big bore gun – the Rogue. Crosman claims that the Benjamin Bulldog is lethally effective on predators, large hogs and trophy whitetail.
The Benjamin Bulldog air rifle is offered in a bullpup configuration with an overall length of only 36 inches and a weight under eight pounds. And created for the Bulldog is the Benjamin SoundTrap, a trapezoid shaped shroud designed for big bore sound suppression.
“We created the Bulldog to respond to the growing demand for more powerful, higher caliber airguns,” said Jennifer Lambert, VP marketing for Crosman. “The Bullpup style allows us to give hunters that power, but still offers maximum balance and maneuverability.”
By moving the breech rearward, the barrel length necessary to generate large game-capable power is preserved while reducing the overall length for balanced handling.
Today’s trophy hunters outfit their rifles with a range of optics, cameras, night vision gear and bipods. The Bulldog can accommodate all these and more with 26 inches of picatinny rail above the barrel and 5.5” inches below the muzzle
An all new 5-shot magazine design is said to be easier to load and provides visual confirmation when full or empty. The flush fit into the stock means no interference when aiming.
An efficient sidelever bolt enables a single cocking motion, providing quick followup shots, and a crisp, two-stage trigger delivering the predictability hunters demand. The side-mounted pressure gauge is conveniently located for reading during filling and for monitoring while in the field. The Bulldog includes standard sling posts for easy carry.
The Benjamin Bulldog delivers consistent five-shot groups of nearly 800 fps and with 200 Ft/Lbs of muzzle energy when using Benjamin eXTREME airgun 145 grain hunting bullet by Nosler. Shooters can expect up to 10 usable shots on a single charge.
The Benjamin Bulldog air rifle is available now at an MSRP of $999.99.