Thud. That’s not a sound generally associated with airguns, now is it? However, it was precisely that noise that had the whole rifle line laughing hysterically at my local range recently. I was there lobbing large lead slugs with the Gamo TC-45 big bore air rifle. Initially, the space-age looks and shockingly quiet operation (compared […]
Stepping up things significantly, the Gamo TC-45 delivers massive power in a lightweight and quiet platform. The integrated moderator dampens the sound of the report, and the carbon-fiber tank removes unwanted weight. Producing more than 400 foot pounds of energy when shooting 350 grain cast slugs, there’s very little that the Gamo TC-45 can’t put […]
Big bore airguns and arrow guns are now legal in Texas for big game animals. This past week, I used my 45 caliber ‘Texan’ with a big 350 grain lead bullet to harvest my first whitetail deer with the power of air. I was hunting up at Ranger Creek Ranch which has been one of […]
FX Airguns adds a .30 caliber option for the FX Wildcat MKII line of bullpups. The Wildcat is considered one of the finest bullpups ever made. It’s beautifully balanced, light weight, powerful and has a smooth cocking side lever positioned perfectly over one of the most amazing bullpup triggers you will ever have the pleasure […]
We’ve been testing a few different big (huge? gigantic? epic?) bore airguns over the past few months. Models like the Gamo TC-45 and AirForce Texan SS require serious big bore airgun pellets. As a result, we’ve developed a deep and meaningful logistical relationship with the kind folks over at Hunters Supply. The company makes gajillions […]
Sound suppressors are often referred to as “cans.” In the case of the AirForce Texan SS Airgun, that seems to be a literal engineering goal, but I mean that in a loving and complimentary way. You see, the raison d’être of the Texan SS is big bore performance without the noise. The standard AirForce Texan features […]
Bulldogs have a storied history even if they do look like they lost a game of chicken with a parked mail truck. According to Wikipedia, they’re “a muscular, hefty dog with a wrinkled face and a distinctive pushed-in nose.” That’s a much kinder way of describing that unfortunate postal vehicle accident, but I digress. Bulldogs were also associated with Winston Churchill’s heroic posturing back in the big war. Described by BBC, “to many, the Bulldog is a national icon, symbolising pluck and determination.” You know it’s a legit British quote because they spelled “symbolising” with an “s”.
A while back, I got my hands on a Benjamin Bulldog and its fraternal twin, the Benjamin Pioneer Airbow. While the Airbow is a nifty tool for hunting applications and perforating trees with arrows, the Bulldog has many practical applications too. While, like the Airbow, its looks are non-traditional, it’s got everything you’d expect in a big bore air rifle, even if it shares that flattened nose with our iconic English canine.