Benjamin Airguns, a pioneer in premium airguns with a rich history dating back to 1882, unveiled the M257 Bulldog, a pre-charged pneumatic hunting air rifle at Booth #72939 in Caesars Forum at the 2024 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Chambered for .25 caliber slugs and pellets, the M257 is the newest addition to the popular Bulldog line, which includes the powerful M357 and the M457 models.
The M257 launches a 105-grain slug at 775 feet per second with 140-foot pounds of striking energy. The pre-charged under-barrel cylinder gives the ability for several consecutive full-power shots as quickly as the shooter can work the cocking handle, which operates the 5-shot rotary magazine.
“We’re very excited about the M257 Bulldog,” said Phillip Guadalupe, senior product manager for Benjamin Airguns. “It offers more choice and capability in our Bulldog line of air rifles. With Benjamin, air gun hunters can now hunt just about any species from varmints and smaller game all the way up to deer, hogs or even African plains game.”
Using 27.9 grain pellets, the M257 can reach 1,160 feet per second.
It has a full-length Picatinny rail for optics mounting, and its bullpup design makes the air rifle compact and easy to maneuver in tight spaces like a hunting blind or in thick cover. Its M18 muzzle adapter readily accepts moderators and other devices.
Its big bore older brother M357 Bulldog was released earlier in 2023 and fires .357 pellets and slugs, giving multi-shot capability at power levels suitable for large game.
The M257 Bulldog retails for $899 and is scheduled to be available soon at the Benjamin webpage.
About Benjamin Airguns:
Established in 1882, Benjamin Airguns has remained at the forefront of airgun innovation for over 141 years. Based in the USA, the company takes pride in producing top-quality air rifles and pellets, beloved by shooting enthusiasts and professionals alike. With an unwavering commitment to precision and craftsmanship, Benjamin Airguns continues to shape the future of airgun shooting.