One of the most powerful pellet guns available is the Benjamin/Crosman Bulldog .357 Cal Pellet gun. It shoots a .357 cal lead pellet up to 800 fps. .357 cal pellets range in weight from 100 – 160 grains. This pellet gun was designed for hunting big game like deer, hogs, black bear, elk, etc.
The Gamo Coyote PCP air rifle is attractive, well made and powerful. The wood stock is classy and very functional with checkering and a rubber recoil pad. The Coyote holds enough compressed gas for 30 shots and features a 10 shot rotary clip. Just cycle the bolt and pull the trigger. It weighs only 6.6 lbs which is fairly light…which I love. I have shot other PCP air rifles that were much heavier, like 8-9 lbs. That’s too heavy for me. I like a lightweight rifle. The wood stock does add considerable cost to a rifle but the Coyote is still affordable at $650.
Gamo has been busy with new innovations in the air rifle arena. The biggest news is the Gamo Coyote PCP rifle. It’s Gamo’s first Pre-charged Pneumatic air gun. PCP air guns have the advantage over break barrels in that they can continue to shoot after only cycling the bolt. It’s much faster than a break barrel gun. The Coyote is available in .177 and .22 calibers and features a beautiful wood stock. The .22 caliber Coyote has a muzzle velocity of 1,000 fps and a capacity of 30 shots before recharging. This is a high end target or hunting gun. It retails for $659.
Gamo is certainly a leader in the air gun industry and 2015 looks very exciting.
Crosman has really stepped up to the plate with 2015’s introduction of the Bulldog .357 Pellet Gun. This is a brute of a pellet gun, firing .357 cast bullets…NOT PELLETS. It was designed for big game hunting like deer, elk, wild boar, black bear, African plains game, etc. The Bulldog is very accurate…1″ groups at 50 yards depending on the cast bullet.
The Bulldog is a PCP gun which means you have to charge it with compressed gas. It has a 5 shot magazine and can shoot 10 rounds between recharges. Cast bullet velocities reach 800 fps. The Crosman Bulldog is a serious pellet gun for serious hunters, It retails for about $999.00.
Watch this Crosman Bulldog review by Shooting USA.
Yes, air rifles do come in .50 caliber and they are very powerful. The 500 Nitro Express air rifle fires a 350 grain hollow point at 910 fps and a 525 grain hollow point at 789 fps. That’s serious power!
Watch this demonstration of the 500 Nitro Express Air Rifle. It’s a super custom rifle with lots of power. The great thing about air rifles is you can buy them with out an FFL. Order one online and it will be delivered to your door step. You can shoot them in your backyard too. Noise levels are very low.