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Welcome to the Pyramid Insider. I'm Tyler Patner. And today we're going to be talking about the Benjamin Bulldog in 457.
So the Bulldog in 457 comes to us straight fresh from Shot Show 2022. And really you could see the writing on the wall for Benjamin and Crossmen. They wanted to get a bigger boar gun in there. That 35 cal. 357 Bulldog was always a great gun for them, but needing to go bigger kind of keeping up with the rest of the market.
So we're going to run down the features, take it out to the range, put it over the chronograph, do everything that we normally do and see if this Bulldog 457 is one that you need to have in your hunting Arsenal. Now, starting at the front of the. 457 Bulldog, we have a threaded muzzle. Now this is an M 18 thread. So obviously you got to go bigger because you have that larger bore on the gun.
So if you want to thread on a Donny OFL or something like that, you certainly can drop him back just a little bit. We have a slightly longer air cylinder. This is 440 CCS compared to the 340 CCS we see on the 357. Now moving on back, you'll notice we do have our front sling swivel stud here. There is one in the back of the gun as well.
Now, we don't have a piccatiny rail on this one, which is a little disappointing for me personally because obviously it's nice and easy to add a bipod there, but not a huge deal. You can if you want to Mount an Overthetop mounted rail bipod onto the Picatinny rail up here. And speaking of this Picatinny rail up top, you have 26 inches of pick rail here to work with. So whether you want to add a smaller scope than this and maybe go with some other accessories, lights, lasers, whatever you think you need out in the field, you have the ability to Mount it here, which is awesome. Now dropping down, we do have your traditional pistol grip here.
You also have the same two stage trigger, which is real solid right around three and a half pounds or so and the same manual safety that's very easy to operate, nice and conveniently located. Working our way back, you do have your pressure gauge here. This gun fills the 3000 PSI, which I like a lot for those of you that are hand pumping or maybe working off a tank and you don't have a compressor or a shop local to you that can fill your tank. You're going to get a lot of fills on this guy. And I like that 3000 PSI fill pressure quite a bit as we see the rest of the industry kind of go higher than that.
So this is a nice little feature in my opinion, that they've been able to keep that 3000 PSI pressure. Now working our way back, just a hair further is the side lever. What I will tell you guys about this gun from an operational perspective, this has a heavier hammer spring in it. That's how they got more power out of it. Part of the reason, anyway.
So when you're operating this from your shoulder, it is a little bit difficult to cock that back every time, but it's not unbearable. This is very doable, but just a little bit awkward. So something to keep in mind there. You may have to take the gun out of your shoulder to cock it. Now, as we work to the breach of this gun, a little bit of a departure from the.
357, which has a five round Mag. This is your three round gravity fed magazine clip, whatever you want to call it, just drops right in. Now, what you will notice here is that you can't push a slug in from the top and that's to prevent them from falling out when you do have them loaded in. So Loading. This is really simple.
You're just going to take your slugs and stick them in, right like so until you have three stacked up like that. And again, the nice thing is I'm going to dump them over here. You can't actually drop that out. So when it's in the gun, if you do flip it over, you're not going to lose your rounds. That's a really nice, easy feature.
And I can tell you this works like a charm. I was a little skeptical of this at first. I wasn't sure if it would work so well, but no feeding issues. Using it for our accuracy testing. All of our pre testing as well.
And really nice and easy to just slip into the breach there. Dropping down from the breach. We do have our mail quick disconnect fill fitting right here. Obviously, everybody knows quick disconnect fittings all the rage. Way to go.
No fill probes makes it nice and easy to fill this gun up to that 3000 PSI Mark. And you just replace the cover by pressing it in. Pretty easy to do. They're a little bit finicky to get off for what it's worth. Rubber butt pad at the back.
Other features here you have a 28 and a half inch rifle barrel. Seems to be doing quite well in our pretesting. But I think it's time we head out to the range and go see what she's got.
All right. So accuracy at 45 yards. Obviously, the Bulldog and. 357 does quite a good job out to these distances. Let's see how the.
457 does with the new Benjamin. 279 grains an inch and 8th. Not bad. Certainly hunting friendly at that distance, but by far better. Those air Venturi 300 grainers are a stud five eight inch.
That's like zero six inches. Great grouping there at 45 yards. This is going to probably do very well. A little bit further out. Also, one thing I should say is we did not have the new Benjamin 350 grainers at the time of our testing so we didn't have an opportunity to test those but we went through pretty much everything else that we currently offer in this 457 size and these were the two best so let's see what they do over the chronograph.
We're also going to chronograph one of our heavier slugs of 400 plus grain slug to see what the Max energy of this guy is. From a full 3000 PSI fill, the 279 grains and the 300 grain slugs you're looking at about 364 to 366 foot pounds of energy and just for kicks, we shot those 405 grain slugs as well. We're topping out at 415 foot pounds well short of Benjamin's rating of 450 foot pounds but still plenty for medium and big game, there's no doubt about that and I definitely agree that three shots is the absolute maximum you're going to want to do from a full fill with the Bulldog 457.
Let's wrap up the Benjamin Bulldog 457, one that I'm really happy to see Benjamin and Crossman finally come to market with. It was time they did something bigger than the 357 and I think this fills that niche nicely. I'm not getting quite the 450 foot pounds of energy that they're rating this gun for but for what's out there those 300 grain shoots phenomenally well at the 50 yards and you're going to get plenty of power. You're talking three good solid shots that are going to be capable of taking game. This gun is a stud and one you definitely need to check out Especially if you're in the market for a shorter, big bore gun that is going to be much more size friendly if you're in a blind or a tree stand when I like a lot, check out the Benjamin Bulldog 457 next time you're on Pyramid air.com for the Insider, I'm Tyler Patner as always.
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Welcome to the Pyramyd Insyder. I'm Tyler Patner. And today we're going to be covering seven things that you need to know about air gun Ammo.
Now, if you're new to air guns, this video is for you, we're going to be deep diving a little bit into the various calibors, the different types of Ammo options that are out there, what they're good for, what they're not. If you're an experienced air Gunner, maybe this video isn't for you, but if you stick around, you might learn something. Let's do this. Now, a lot of folks ask, how many different calibers of Ammo does Pyramid Air sell? Well, the short answer is eight.
We have 177, 20, 22, 25, 30, 35, 45, and 50. The long answer is a bit more complicated than that. We also have 308. You have a couple of different sizes of 45 Ammo, so it's actually a little more than eight. But eight is what we're going to focus on today.
And one of the common questions we get, especially with the growing popularity of air gun hunting, is what is a big bore round? What calibers does that reference? So basically, folks, anything from 177 up to 25 is considered small bore. Now, personally, I consider 30 and most 35 calibers in a mid bore category, but really, anything that is a big bore. We're talking about 35 and larger.
And right now, your predominant guns are going to be 35, 45 and 50 caliber in that big bore category. Now, the third thing you need to know are the different pellet shapes that are out there. Now, this is kind of excluding round balls or BB's. Your first one is going to be your domed pellet. Now, this is also referenced as a round nose pellet.
These are great for target shooting, also good for hunting as well. You have hollow points up next, like this JSB Hades here. And these are going to be best suited for hunting. Good expansion, usually out of most of your hollow point designs. You also have pointed pellets, which are probably the least common pellet, but a nice point there obviously made for penetration.
And then, of course, you have your flat pellets, flat nose or wad cutter. Now, these are really purpose for target shooting and punching clean holes in paper. And number four, we're going to talk about BBS. Now, most folks think BB's are strictly 177 caliber little steel ball bearings. That's not quite right.
We have a couple of other materials out there that are typically used for BB's. On top of your steel and zinc, you have the HNN Excite Smart Shot BB's. Now, this is actually a lead core, copper coated BB, so much like a copper jacketed bullet. This is going to deform quite nicely and flatten, mostly when you shoot a hard target. So this is what we would consider a low ricochet BB.
And you also have these Dust Devils right here from Air Venturi made in the USA that actually are frangible. And what that means is that they break apart when they hit a hard target. And these are really cool because it's a very safe training tool for those BB guns out there. You can shoot your steel, you get the nice ring, but you don't have to worry about shooting your eye out like Ralphy, ricochet is not a concern with these guys. So BB's have definitely developed over the last couple of years.
This is relatively recent, despite them being around for so long and one other tidbit about BB's, they are a little bit smaller than their 177 caliber counterparts in the Pellet world. So just something to know if you're trying to use BB's and a Pellet gun, pellets and a BB gun doesn't always work. So keep that in mind as well. At the five spot lead free pellets. Now, most pellets out there these days are lead based pellets, almost pure lead for the most part.
But you do have your non lead option, like the Predator GTO line of Pellets, the H&N Green line of pellets as well. And there are a handful of others. And these are great for those of you that are trying to be a little bit eco conscious. Or maybe if you're worried about a young shooter having lead exposure, things like that, these are what those lead free pellets are going to be great for. They're usually made out of tin, zinc, a couple of other materials as well.
They can be a little barrel particular, so something to keep in mind, you do want to test them, especially for those of you that are going to be using them for small game hunting, and they are usually a bit lighter. So I don't tend to recommend them in use in spring piston and gas piston guns, although there are some exceptions to that rule. But for CO2 guns for your PCPs, they are absolutely phenomenal. Your multi pumps as well. They're a great option for those of you that are looking to get the lead out.
Now at number six, we're going to talk about slugs. Historically, in the air gun world, slugs are really referring to big boar ammo like this. 45 Cal here, and they come in different shapes, of course, but in the recent past the last couple of years or so, small bore slugs have become a real thing in the air gun world. This is a. 25 caliber H&N HP slug here and really great option.
But H&N JSB and a bunch of other manufacturers have come to the plate with small bore slugs in 177 all the way up to 30 caliber that offer you a higher ballistic coefficient than your Pellet counterparts. And these are really great for PCPs. That higher BC means you're going to get more retained energy and velocity down range. And they're really phenomenal for reaching out and touching things at those long distances. Whether it's pest control or just general target shooting as well.
They buck the wind really well. And if you have a gun that shoots them, they can be a real advantage of distance. Now. Last but certainly not least, one of my favorite things in the air gun ammo world are arrows. Yes, you heard me, right.
Arrows from air guns. It's a thing, and it's a thing you need to be aware of now. This is a Seneca air Bolt. This is a. 45 caliber.
These guys will fit in most of your 35, 45 and 50 caliber PCP air guns and shoot very fast. I'm talking over 500ft/second. They are awesome. There are also a host of other air guns from companies like FX, Hatsan, Umarex, Benjamin, where they have Arrow systems that slide over a barrel. So a little bit different than this AirBolt here, but shoot just as fast.
Awesome. Awesome use of air gun technology to fling an arrow. Really cool something you need to check out, especially if you're into big game hunting. Thanks for joining us today. As we covered seven things that you should know about air gun Ammo.
Hopefully, you learned something. If you're new to air guns, I'm sure this was a lot to take in. There's even more stuff that we could go in depth on, but wanted to keep it relatively high level overview for you guys. So like I said, hopefully you learned something. Hopefully you enjoyed the video.
We appreciate you a ton for watching. Don't forget. As always to like comment and subscribe. Go follow us on Facebook and Instagram and for the Insider, I'm Tyler Patner. We'll see you at the next one.
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Welcome to the Pyramid Insider. I'm Tyler Pattner. And today we've got a brand new one for you. The Air Venturi Avenger Bull Pup in. 22 caliber.
Now, as I'm sure all of you know, the Avenger, obviously the original the synthetic stock rifle came out 2020. Extremely popular gun, followed up by a wood stock. And now we have a Bull Pup version now pretty much the same action. You've got a lot of the same features. There are some changes, differences on this in particular that we're going to go over for you.
But as many of you know and have experienced for yourselves, the Avenger is a highly adjustable gun and also a very good performer. It has done really incredibly well out in the market and shoots very well. We've shown you all this stuff in our original review. You've seen a ton of others as well that have sung the praises of this gun. And I think the Bull Pup will be no different.
But let's dive into the details and check this thing out, tip to tail, and then we'll get it out to the range and shoot. Now, running down the features of the Avenger. Obviously, we have our quick disconnect fill fitting here at the front with that protective fill cap on there to keep your dust and debris out. One change that we've seen so far on this Bull Pup and on the other Avengers as well is actually a new baffle system that is threaded onto this end cap. Here, let me get this out and I'll show you.
There you go. You can see that baffle stack there. This does not contact the barrel. So keep that in mind. You might still want to consider that.
Donny foxtender that we sell, which is a really great upgrade, but this is going to keep things just a hair quieter than the original Avengers. That just have the end cap. No baffles. So that's a nice upgrade. I know a lot of folks were asking for a way to quiet this down and Air Venturi seems to have answered the call on that one.
Now, as we're moving our way back on the gun, you still have the same 180 CCS of air capacity. We do still have that air cylinder hidden in the stock here on that bottom portion fills the 43. 50 PSI that is unchanged. Spec wise. All of this is going to be the same from a performance perspective as that original Avenger and your enhancements are really going to come in the stock for the most part.
Here at the front of the stock, you have a kind of Tri rail picatini set up here. So we have picatini rails on both sides and then one on the bottom. The nice thing about this one on the bottom compared to the original rifles is that this is not connected to a barrel band or anything like that. So if you do Mount a bipod on here, it shouldn't have an influence on your point of impact. Now, moving back.
We do have a relatively tall Picatinny scope rail. Now, this is Picatinny only, not the dovetail picatini setup that we saw on the original Avengers. Personally, no problems for me. It is on the long side. So if you do want to Mount a more compact optic, you have room to get that back closer to your eye.
Or if you want to Mount something a little bit bigger or longer like I have with this UTG four to 16, you have plenty of room to do so and use really, whatever Mount setup you want. Of course, that is accompanied by two separate barrel bands here and again, nothing on the stock is influencing those barrel bands, so it shouldn't have any point of impact shift issues, rather or anything like that to speak of, which is nice. And again, you have some nice texturing on the stock.
As I mentioned before, completely different material moving back to our breach. We do still have our regulator gauge on the right hand side of the rifle and your fill pressure gauge on that left hand side.
Now, as far as your adjustments go, when you flip the stock over, you are going to find this little rubber cap here. You Peel that back and you are going to find your regulator adjustment and your degassing screw all unchanged. So again, if you do want to make adjustments to this rifle, remember, if you want to adjust that pressure down, you do need to Degass the rifle. First, go ahead, reset that regulator and then you're good to fill it back up and you can adjust it up at will to 200 bar right around 3000 PSI rather.
Now another cool little feature that's been built into the stock here is some extra magazine storage.
The Avenger comes with two Mags. There are ten shots here in 22 and 177 as well. Of course, 25 is an eight round Mag, but these fit right into this little stock section and have a nice positive snap when they lock in so you can carry extra Mags ready to go whenever you need them right on board. You do still have your swivel stud attachment points, your sling mounting points here on the front and the back of the rifle, although it's very compact, so I'm not sure you guys are going to need them.
Another little bit of a different enhancement feature here that's built into this butt pad is a tool free adjustment.
So basically you're just going to pull back and you can slide it up. There are little individualized slots that's about as high as it goes. This is about as low as it goes, but you can set it for really almost anywhere in between there or right back at the center. Nice textured rubber butt pad. And like I said, all you got to do, pull it back, move it up or down wherever you want and adjust it.
You do still have your hammer spring adjustment point at the back of the action there. And the only other real change here is that cheek piece. You take a pen or something like that, you grab a hold of this cheek piece on top, you'll see those four holes in there, you're just going to slide that detect down and then you can actually move your cheek piece backwards. Or if it's in one of those slots, you can move it forwards. So you do have that adjustability in tandem with this long rail to really get this gun set up to be most comfortable for you to give you the best results and rounding things out here, of course.
Still side lever action. Personally, I'm not a fan of Bull Pups when they have that action back at your face, it's not difficult to work at all, but it is a bit of an inconvenience to have to reach back there to operate that each time. Not a huge deal. A personal gripe of mind you guys, your mileage will vary as it always does. But really, everything else is standard.
Avenger here. So we're going to get this thing out on the range, shoot it, see how it does. One other thing I will mention before we head out the trigger system because you are adding a linkage in now for this Bull Pup trigger to move everything forward. The trigger definitely is not the same nice, crisp feel that the original Avenger had. Now, I'm not saying you can't adjust it to that, but out of the box, as we test all things, this one is not quite as nice as I was expecting it to be, but it's still pretty good.
It's relatively light and predictable. Easy to shoot for sure. Just different. So I'm letting you guys know up front, but let's get this thing out to the range. We'll go ahead, shoot it for accuracy.
I'm sure it's going to be good there as the Avengers of past have been, we'll get it over the chronograph, see what shot counts. Like at our current settings. I'll let you know what those settings are. Also sound testing. We'll see how that new Baffle system is working, and then we'll put that trigger to the test and see how it performs before we recap the accuracy that this Avenger Bull Pup put out.
I wanted to show you guys, since you can't see it while I'm over there at the bench. Just how this thing operates without having to really move out of the way so you can talk. It just like that.
So at least for me, pretty easy to operate without having to move my body. Not a huge fan of a side lever at the back of the action, but certainly workable. Not too cumbersome. Should be easy enough for you folks out there to get behind. All right, 45 yard accuracy results.
Ten rounds for each of these groups all fired out of the magazine. No single shots. Right. And again, this is no tuning. This is out of the box, so maybe not ideal velocities for all of these pellets.
But looking it over, H and N. Barracuda matches 21 grains. These are five point 51 mm, just under an inch at .9 inches. Solid ten shot group. Not the best.
Jsb 1589 jumbo is a point 85 inch group, so we're getting a little bit better there. Our FX hybrids were the only slug. They grouped under an inch at 45 yards and probably shooting them a little slower than they want to go. But zero point 85 inches for all ten there as well. Certainly not bad.
Crossman Premier Dome is a little bit of a surprise at three quarters of an inch. A very good ten shot group there for a relatively inexpensive pellet. But our two best, the H and N. Barracuda 18s and the JSB 18. One three exact heavies both of these at 0.6 inches.
Absolutely phenomenal accuracy for all ten shots at 45 yards. The Avenger Bull pumps got the goods. Let's take these 18s and get them over the chronograph. So taking our JSB 18, one three Jumbo heavies to the chronograph with a regression of 2200 PSI and just one turn in clockwise on that hammer spring one out of five turns, you are looking at an average velocity of 856ft/second. That's just under 30 foot pounds and over 88 shots within an 18 foot per second spread.
Those are absolutely fantastic numbers out of 180 CC cylinder from a 43. 50 PSI fill. And you can see we dropped off the rag pretty quick after that. Of course, as you tweak and tune this gun to your liking, you're going to see some variants in that shock count. But really, this is great right out of the box for me, for a backyard pester.
Nice baseline numbers. If you wanted to go with a power tune, you certainly can. You could certainly drop that rag pressure down a little bit and get yourself even more shots if you want to shoot a lighter pellet, the possibilities are really endless. One of the great things about the Avenger, but right out of the box some awesome numbers.
So I'm sure most of you will remember when we originally reviewed the. 25 caliber Avenger when it first came out. Obviously very impressive results. And with a little bit of tuning, we got some very impressive shot count numbers out of that gun at good power. And the 22 we had never reviewed before.
Tons of other people have done it. So for tuning and all that stuff, you guys know where to go check out all that stuff. But from a straight out of the box performance perspective, this 22 has been nothing short of phenomenal. Obviously, the accuracy that we saw with that 25 when we originally reviewed it, the 22 is just as good. You have a lot of great pellet options out there that are performing well out of this gun and the ability to set it up wherever you want for whatever your application is is really a huge benefit.
And one reason why the Avengers been so successful in the market and so well received because it gives you kind of the ability to set it up the way you want to do whatever you want to do. And the gun performs at pretty much all of those places in terms of how you're going to set it up. It's been really nice to see air Venturi answer some of the calls that folks have had as far as like adding these baffles, changing up some of the attachment points for your bipods and things like that so that they're not changing the performance of the gun out of the box while adding some of these enhancements like this adjustable butt pad as well as your Mag storage.
These are all nice things to see in my opinion. And overall, this gun is a real value in that $400 price point range for a Bull pump.
There's not many affordable Bull pups out there, so for air Venturi to throw the Avenger into a Bull pump stock and have this out for you pretty much just a year or so after the original rifle came out is really great to see. And one I think you guys are going to enjoy a lot. So next time you're on pyramidaire. Com, don't forget to check this one out. As always, we appreciate you watching.
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Welcome to the Pyramid Insider. I'm Tyler Patner. And today we are going to be going in-depth on the Umarex Gauntlet 2 in. 22 caliber.
Now, the Gauntlet two was announced right around just before summer of 2021. And obviously as the successor to the ever popular Gauntlet, it has a lot to live up to, and, Umarex, has done a pretty good job of enhancing the original gauntlet to give you quite a bit more power and also add in some other very much needed features that a lot of you guys asked for with the original Gauntlet. I think the best way to compare, though, and talk about some of these upgrades and enhancements is to pull out an original gauntlet.
So I have that here. Now.
Looking at the original Gauntlet compared to the Gauntlet two, you have some striking difference, obviously, in the looks of the stock. The stock is Umarex's tactical precision stock, and it has a lot of nice enhancements over this original Gauntlet one stock, the biggest one being a lot thinner, a lot easier in the hand, not as bulky answering a lot of the calls from folks out there that just didn't seem to love this stock. They've still kept the adjustable cheekpiece, and they've also added a number of m-lock slots onto the far end of the stock for your accessories, your bipods and what have you?
One thing they have done away with, though, is this adjustment wheel for the cheekpiece. The cheekpiece piece on the Gauntlet two adjusts with two allen screws.
Very simple to do, and it's cut out a considerable amount of weight. That's an important enhancement here as well. Umarex wanted to keep the weight of the gun right about the same as the original Gauntlet. And considering what they've added in a bigger bottle and a much beefier breach block assembly, you are talking about the same eight and a half pounds, which is very impressive. Now starting at the front of the gun.
When we're talking about the differences between the original Gauntlet and the Gauntlet, too, let's start with that bottle. So on the original Gauntlet, you will remember in. 22 caliber, you are talking about a 13 cubic inch, 3000 PSI fill bottle with an 1100 PSI regulator. Now in the Gauntlet, too, they have nearly doubled the size of the bottle. This is a 24 cubic inch bottle, and the regulator pressure has been boosted to 1900 PSI.
Here in the 22. It's a little bit higher in the 25. Just something to keep in mind there. Now again, the original Gauntlet filled the 3000 PSI, which is great for you. Hand pumpers.
The biggest change here for those of you out there that maybe don't have a tank or a compressor yet is the Gauntlet two fills to a full 4500 PSI, so a much higher fill pressure. And they've done that not only to go along with that higher Reg pressure, but also to maintain the stellar shot count that the original Gauntlet was known for. They claim over 70 shots in the. 22 caliber here. Of course, we're going to go ahead and put it to the test over the chronograph.
So we'll see how it comes in when it all shakes out. Now, another big change that they've made between the original Gauntlet and the two is the Bolt handle. Now, one of the big complaints with the original Gauntlet was it was kind of stiff cocking. If you were trying to pull it back like a Bolt action rifle, it can be a little difficult personally, not a big problem for me, but I understand why most folks had that issue. So what Umarex has done with the G Two is actually gives you an upgraded Bolt handle, which is nice and beefy.
You have a nice neural end here. And they've also managed to reduce the caulking effort by about 15%. That's what they say. Anyway, I don't have a good way to measure it, but one thing I will tell you is that while it was a little stiff out of the box, we put about 1000 shots through this now and it is super smooth and a lot easier than the original. A little pro tip for you guys.
If you're having trouble caulking this gun, put your thumb at the back of the action here, wrap a couple of fingers around that neural knob and just pull straight back. Super easy. If you try and operate this gun like a Bolt action rifle and just holding that Bolt, you're going to have some difficulty so that'll make your life a little bit easier. But this is a very nice upgrade for Umarex. Now, the last two changes we're going to talk about here are a bit more subtle.
You've probably noticed already that the Gauntlet Two sports a Picatinny rail on top here. Personally, I like Picatinny mounts a lot. It's a little bit easier to swap on and off. Take it off if you need to travel. What have you?
But the nice thing about this is, Umarex has actually secured this picatinny rails on with set screws. So the original Eleven millimeter Dovetail is still present. Now, what that's going to allow you to do is run your scope just a little bit lower to that board if you want to. Personally, I'm going to stick to the picatinny mounts. But like I said, it's a nice little option to have if you think you need it.
The other change that they've made is to the Baffle system. Now. Same shroud set up. But obviously with the Gauntlet Two, you're talking about a lot more power. So without redesigning the Baffles, they would have had a much louder gun.
So in order to keep that nice low sound profile that the original Gauntlet was known for, they've redesigned the Baffles, and you are still getting a very quiet experience will obviously put it on the sound meter for you and you'll see for yourself. But I think you will be impressed when we talk about how much power this is putting out and how little noise that's coming out of this thing. Now, the rest of the features on the G two are largely the same as what you had on the Gauntlet one.
You still have your quick disconnect fill fitting, you have your pressure gauge on the other side. Your trigger safety is the same setup.
You still have the same trigger, which can be adjusted, but you do need to remove the stock. You also have your de-gassing port and the tool for that is the same cocking function is the same as well. So when you want to go ahead and load your magazine, you go ahead, throw that Bolt into the back section. You take your ten round Mag and 22 and you load it right into the breach there from the right hand side. Very simple.
And these are the same Mags so you can reuse your original Gauntlet Mags, which is a nice touch. Also decocking procedure exactly the same. You hold that Bolt back, you go ahead, pull the trigger and you are safe. Decocked. Good to go.
Now again, as I mentioned before, the cheek piece is still adjustable, although the method to do that is a bit different, and your sling swivel studs are also a bit different on this version. You have a QD mounting point at the back and then here at the front, you're going to want to use one of those mlock slots to get an adapter and Mount your sling that way. Other than that, that's about the differences, the similarities between the one and the two. Now let's get to the nitty gritty stuff and head out to the range and see how the Gauntlet Two performs.
All right, so accuracy on the Gauntlet Two and. 22 caliber. Pretty solid results overall. You have the JSB standard Monsters. Now, these are the 25.4s, the heavyweights, not the redesigns, though.
Just under an inch here for all ten shots moving on to JSB 18.13. You can see I threw one there, but you have a seven, eight inch group in total and three quarters of an inch nine out of ten. Very solid. The H&N Baracuda matches also did pretty well at a one inch group as well, but the very best is the monster redesigned JSP five, eight inch for all ten shots. This is a stellar group, exactly what we've come to expect from the Gauntlet line of guns, and it's going to create a ton of power.
But speaking of, let's put the gun over the Chronograph and see what these are doing. So taking our JSB Jumbo Monster redesigns over the Chronograph with the Gauntlet Two, you are looking at over 90 shots on a fill from 4500 PSI down to the regression of 1900 PSI. That's really impressive. They're only rating the gun for 70 or over. So to get another 20 on top of that's really phenomenal, obviously.
Meaning you don't need to fill this gun all the way up to 4500 PSI to get a ton of shots. So for you, hand pumpers out there, for those of you running on setups that maybe don't output 45 or 43. 50 or something like that, you're still going to get plenty of shots, but obviously almost 44 foot pounds of energy coming out of those monster redesigns with an extreme spread of just 10ft/second and the standard deviation of just 1.7ft/second, the numbers are very impressive. And if you compare them back to the original Gauntlet, you are getting more shots.
And obviously that's coming with a higher fill pressure.
But you're getting way more power and way more shots. And really, that's what the Gauntlet two is doing for you. It is building upon what was already pretty impressive.
So let's run down the Gauntlet two here. Personally, guys, I think, Umarex, has done a great job of following up the original Gauntlet very hard thing to do with such a game-changing rifle, but they've taken this in a very cool direction. They've created a real powerhouse airgun at just a few dollars more, right around $400 or so. This gun packs a ton of power, a ton of shots as you saw into a pretty nice package. The gun is still eight and a half pounds.
It is on the heavier side of the market, but it's not too bad to manage get around with and the stock changes. While personally, the aesthetic is not my favorite, I like the color. I just don't like the blockiness of the stock, but it does feel good and it handles well. Also, I love the incorporation of the unlock slots, the fact that they've still managed to keep it quiet while upping the power to nearly 45 foot pounds of energy in 22 is pretty insane. And like I said before, the shot count is phenomenal as well.
And most importantly, this thing is damn accurate. Basically, a little over a half inch group of 45 yards is stellar. I mean, that's exactly the high standard that the original Gauntlet set that the Gauntlet Two is certainly carrying on. So overall, for me guys, the Gauntlet, too, is a definite winner. One I'm glad to see hit the market, and one, I hope you will all check out if you are looking to get into the PCP game and looking for a gun that can really reach out and touch something with authority, as always.
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Join Tyler Patner for this Pyramyd Air Insyder video where he gets you up to date on the latest news about the Russian made Ataman AP16 PCP Air Pistol. Learn about the new add ons like the P2C Conversion Kits and how to customize your very own with Pyramyd Airs exclusive Build Your Own Airgun feature!
Welcome to the Pyramid Insider. I'm Tyler Patner. And today we are going to give you seven reasons why you need to check out the best PCP pistol on the market, the Attaman AP16. So for those of you that are not familiar with the Attaman AP16, this is Russian-mades is a Russian made PCP pistol, available in .22 caliber. Packs plenty of power for small game pest control, things like that. But it's a very unique pistol in the PCP market just because of its size and some of its features and really a phenomenal gun.
We've done a full review of this in the past, but there have been some changes in the last year or two that we wanted to kind of update you with. So let's get into it. Reason Number One Accuracy Attaman uses Lother Walther barrels in these pistols, and they are fantastic. Typically, with your JSP Pellets, your 15.89, you're 18.13. These guns are capable of shooting out to 50 yards. And that is saying something, considering you've got a small barrel. Now, this is a customized one here, but you're talking about standard length barrel, what you see.
And then there's also a compact edition, which is about an inch shorter. So you're not having a lot of barrel there to work with. So getting that kind of accuracy is very impressive. Reason Number two is power. The AP16, whether you get it in the standard length or the compact, is putting out depending on pellet weight, between 12 and 17 foot-pounds or so. And it does so very well, like I said, with great accuracy. So you're gonna have plenty of power for those small game interactions.
And, of course, good enough accuracy to take head or vital shots on any of those small game animals, squirrels, chipmunks, pest, birds, whatever you want. The AP16 is going to get it done. Reason Number Three, the Attaman AP16 is fully regulated. Now, that has not changed. One of the nice things about this gun, actually is you can swap cylinders, and because they screw directly into that regulator, you can actually swap them under pressure. So no real issue there. If you run below the Reg pressure, you can unscrew it, swap another cylinder on really easy to do, but going to give you extremely consistent velocities.
This is a 300 bar filled gun, so it does fill that higher pressure. You don't have to fill that high but that's where you're going to get your Max shot count. Now, with the compact cylinder that you see here, you're going to be looking at about two to two and a half Mags, so 14 to 18 shots or so. And with the full size, standard length cylinder, you're going to be looking at about three Mags, so 21 shots roughly. And it does so with great consistency. Guys, that's the important part.
And that's going to lead to great downrange accuracy. Reason Number four, the AP 16, while this is a custom version, is offered in two sizes. So if you do want a more compact pistol, you can buy the full compact gun, which the barrel ends right where you see the air cylinder on this guy. Or if you want a little bit better performance in terms of velocity and power and shot count, you can swap the standard length parts onto it, which you see the standard length barrel.
You throw a standard length cylinder on there and you're going to get roughly another mag, mag and a half worth of shots. So that's one of the nice things about this. And the parts are all interchangeable. So if you buy it as a compact, you can buy a longer barrel or a longer cylinder and swap them when you want. Reason Number five is the sleek side lever. Just looking at the gun here at the profile, you would never know where the side lover is.
Let me give you a hint.
It's right here. So it's kind of dished out. You go ahead and reach your finger in there, operate it like so we've had tons of people give us calls on the phone and say, how do I make this gun work? Because people don't read the manual anymore. We know that. But the side levers are super easy, super simple, and the sleek design placement of it really sets this gun apart and doesn't detract from the looks. That's one thing that a lot of other manufacturers of PCP pistols kind of lack.
Where you get this big side lever, bolt action type of deal hanging off of the gun. Attaman, and has done a really fantastic job of integrating it into the gun nicely. Reason Number six, and this is one of those new features I wanted to tell you guys about.
As you can see.
I've got some gold parts on my black pistol and I have some nice black Pearl grips as well. We actually started offering custom builds of the AP16 last year in 2020, so you can build this out to your heart's content. You can swap the grip frame you can pick from different color actions. You can get different color trigger guard cylinders and barrels. And of course, as far as barrels and cylinders are concerned, you can swap the colors as well as the size. So you can do what I've done here and go with a full size standard barrel on a compact cylinder, or you can flip it so that you have full compact, full standard.
We won't let you do the standard cylinder and the compact barrel just because, well, I don't know why you'd want to do that. It looks funny, but anyway, you've got definitely a lot of grip options as well. I think there's four or five right now, so a ton of different stuff you can do with this and really get an AP16 that is built for you and last, but certainly not least, reason number seven is this beautiful P2C kit. Now, the P2C kit stands for pistol to carbine.
And that is really the kind of chassi housing that you see here. Lots of picatinny rails. And, of course, one of my favorite features folding stock. This makes the AP 16 probably one of the better backpacker guns out there. You get yourself a compact scope you throw on your extra Mags like I've done here with these 3D printed holders. We don't sell these, but they're out there. You can find them. You can put lights, bipods lasers, whatever you want onto this thing. We sell the Donnyl Suppressor adapter so you can throw a can of your choice onto the gun as well.
And you can really turn the AP 16 into a beautiful, compact, little pesting rifle that is still very, very small, very easy to backpack and really just enhance the experience. Now, I know we told you guys this was going to be seven reasons why you need the AP 16.
But I'm going to give you an eight.
No matter what you think of Russia or Russians in general. Our good friend Rustam over at Attaman is a pleasure to deal with one of my favorite people in the industry. He's a really nice guy and hooks me up with sweet swag and vodka Shot Show, which is the reason in and of itself, why this is being included because he's the man and we like to support good people. So by the AP 16 because it makes everybody happy. Rustam is happy.
I get vodka.
I don't see the problem.
It's great to close out the video today. We must say thank you to our good friends at Attaman.
And really again, seven.
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Tyler Patner is here to show you why adding the compact Air Arms S510 XS PCP rifle into your arsenal is a great idea. In this in-depth product review, he'll explain why it's called the Take-Down or TDR, how simple it can be for even beginners, and go over all those awesome features which make these rifles so popular worldwide!
Welcome to the Pyramid Insider. My name is Tyler Patner, and today we're going to give you seven reasons why you need the Air Arms S510 XS TDR.
Now, reason number one that you need to check out the TDR is because of what TDR stands for take-down rifle. And as you can see, it comes in two separate pieces. So it's meant to be easily and quickly broken down. And we're going to show you just how quick and easy that is here. So you take your butt stock section, you align it with the back end of the front half, go ahead and press them together, and then you're going to just spin this dial here at the back clockwise until you set yourself down.
The great part about this is it goes together or comes apart in right about 20 or 30 seconds. So in the field, it's really easy to throw these parts into a bag or carry them in this case, you can get it assembled right there. There's even a cutout in the case for your scope, so the guns ready to go all the time whenever you need it. Now reason number two, you're going to want to check out the S510 TDR.
Is this Q Tech moderator? The barrel is fully shrouded, and that does help for sure. But the addition of this Q Tech moderator on the end from Air Arms has made this gun silent. Previous versions just came shrouded. The addition of that Q tech is huge guys, this gun puts out about 30 foot pounds or so in 22. It is also available in 177. But the Q tech edition is a beauty if you're a backyard shooter going after pets or you just want the quietest gun possible. Really phenomenal moderator there now reason number three is the adjustable power of the S510 series as a whole button specific the TDR.
Now you have a transfer Port style power adjustment, which has five positions and you get a nice positive click detent when you drop into each position. At the most, you're looking at about 30 foot pounds of energy. But when you do choke that off, you're going to be able to get this gun in a. 22 down into the 4500 foot per second range. So you can really do just about anything whether you want to go after rats or pigeons in an enclosed space and you don't want to over penetrate or if you're looking to stretch this guns legs and shoot long range.
Now, Reason number four to check this out is that XS model now in the US here those XS guns. That means it's regulated. Now, this is the first iteration of the TDR that has a regulator in it. And let me tell you guys, it's going to offer you a ton of consistency and a few more shots than TDRs of years past. Regulators really a long time coming for Air Arms. We talked about it in past reviews of their guns, but to see it in addition to the TDR in the smaller platform is really fantastic.
And I think a lot of you guys were asking for it all along. Air Arms has delivered and we now have a regulated TDR. Reason number five is the side lever action. Now, Air Arms was really one of the first PCP manufacturers to move everything over to a side lever and they do a fantastic job of it. It is just so smooth and easy to operate.
I mean, you guys can see it there. It's just so easy and really a phenomenal system. One, they have really stuck two and done a great job with over the years. It's so good, they really haven't needed to change it and super easy to get that quick follow up and you don't even have to move your cheek. Well, when you're on target, which is really phenomenal, they've done a great job with this system.
It's going to make your shooting a little bit smoother, a little bit easier. Love the side lever. Now, Reason number six is the stock itself. Now, this is a two piece stock system. You do have an adjustable butt plate for elevation, which is rubber at the back here.
One of my favorite features of the stock is the kind of magazine holders here you have two of them. The gun comes with two. So if you want to purchase an extra, you have two Mags. There one in the gun. You're ready to go.
That's 30 rounds on deck at any point in time. You got a nice pistol grip, which doesn't have any features to it in terms of finger grooves or stippling or anything. So you don't have to worry if you have larger hands, this is going to fit you just fine. There's not going to be anything getting in your way like those finger grooves might. You have your gauge underneath inset and then you have a on shoot style UIT rail.
Now, if you want to throw a bipod on this gun, it's actually really simple to do. We sell a Harris Bipod adapter, which is going to slide right into this rail, gives you a swivel stud and you can go ahead and Mount most of your bipods right onto that. Super simple. Not a whole lot to this stock. It's very lightweight, very minimalist and really feels great.
Now, if the tactical black soft touch look is not for you, the gun is also offered in a beautiful Walnut as well. So that's something to check out if this black soft touch, like I said, isn't your cup of tea, but either way, tons of features built into the stock. And Reason Number Seven, in my opinion, the most important is accuracy. Air Arms uses Lother Walter barrels in all of their guns, and they are fantastic. Typically with JSB 16 or 18 grain pellets, you are gonna be able to shoot roughly half inch groups.
If you can do the part at 50 yards without a problem with this gun, 177 is just as good. I'm kind of preferential to 22 because it offers you a lot of different things that you can do well, especially once you integrate that power adjuster. But not only does this guy have a phenomenal barrel, but it also has a phenomenal trigger, and that's going to help you in terms of accuracy down range really makes this kind of pleasure to shoot. And obviously the whole package as it comes together, is just really a smooth and flawless system and works phenomenally well.
The addition of that regulator is only going to help your downrange potential as well.
So overall, the S510 XS TDR is just a fantastic choice and one you should check out if you're looking for a more compact PCP to add to your Arsenal. I hope you guys enjoyed the video today. We appreciate you joining us for seven reasons why you need to check out the Air Arms S510 XS TDR next time you're on the website. Hopefully you guys enjoyed it. If you did throw us a like down below.
If you disagree or thought there was anything we left out, shoot us down in the comments below. Let us know what you thought of the video as a whole. And as always, don't forget to subscribe. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more air gun content. I'm Tyler Patner.
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It's time to grow your airgun knowledge again and forget your carbon fiber tank! In this video learn exactly how the mechanics of a Multi-Pump Pneumatic Air Rifles work.
The Seneca Dragonfly Multi-Pump Pneumatic Pellet rifle operates by means of a pump lever assembly that attaches to a piston rod. This is called the pump mechanism. Each time the pump mechanism is employed, it engages a piston assembly, which compresses a small amount of air into an air reservoir. The number of pumps executed by the user determines the amount of air stored in the air reservoir. The amount of air stored then determines the power output of the air rifle.
Operating the Dragonfly is done in the following steps, beginning with lifting the bolts and pulling back. Doing so opens the breach and engages the trigger seer. These actions complete the cocking sequence before beginning to operate the pump mechanism. The user should engage the manual safety if it is not already engaged. Pulling the pump handle forward to its maximum angle and then pulling back to its original position creates the first pump.
The Dragonfly can be pumped up to eight times for maximum power. Once pumping is completed and the breach open, either a single projectile or a magazine that allows for multiple projectiles can be inserted. After insertion is completed, the Bolt handle is then pushed forward and down, thus Loading a pellet into the barrel and making the rifle ready to fire. To complete the firing process, the user disengages the safety, takes aim, and pulls the trigger. The Seneca Dragonfly employs a single-stage nonadjustable trigger.
Pulling the trigger disengages the sear, allowing the compressed air to escape from the firing valve, propelling the projectile from the barrel. The Seneca Dragonfly Pellet rifle employs a single-stage nonadjustable trigger. The trigger is held by a spring and sear. Pulling the trigger releases the sear, initiating the firing sequence. The Seneca Dragonfly Pellet rifle employs a manual cross Bolt safety.
It is mechanically designed to serve as a button. Lateral force exerted on the button to either the right or left locks or unlocks the trigger mechanism when the button is slid to where no red coloring is showing, the trigger mechanism is blocked when the button is slid, exposing the red coloring. The trigger is unblocked.
Airguns aren’t just your grandpa’s BB gun anymore! They’re powerful enough to take down large game and more cost-effective than you might realize, but it can be hard for beginners to know exactly what they need. Watch this video and learn seven HUGE facts you should know when buying your first airgun!
Have you ever wondered exactly how an underlever spring-piston airgun works? We've put together this series of How Airguns Work to answer such questions! Watch as we demonstrate the mechanics of Air Venturi's Springfield M1A Pellet Rifle in detailed 3d rendering.
The Springfield Armory M1A by Air Venturi underlever spring piston pellet rifle operates by means of a spring-loaded piston assembly contained within a compression chamberseparate from the gun barrel. A coil spring is used as the powerplant main spring. Cocking the gun by utilizing a lever connected to the piston assembly pulls the piston rearward while compressing the main spring until the rear of the piston engages the trigger sear. When a pellet is placed into the barrel, it forms an airtight seal. Pulling the trigger disengages the sear, allowing the main spring to decompress and release its stored energy, pushing the piston forward, thereby compressing the air stored in the pump cylinder. Once the air overcomes the pellet’s resistance and the air pressure has risen enough to overcome the static friction and/or barrel restriction holding back the pellet, the pellet is propelled forward by an expanding column of pressurized air. This takes place in a fraction of a second.
The Springfield Armory M1A by Air Venturi underlever spring piston pellet rifle employs a two stage non adjustable trigger. The trigger is held by a spring and sear. The trigger requires two separate "pulls," or mechanical actions, before the sear can release the firing operation. Initial pressure causes the trigger to travel slightly, this is the first stage, also referred to as “taking up the slack”. At the end of the first stage, the shooter arrives at the second stage wall. Gradually applying more pressure to the trigger until the sear breaks which releases the piston and initiates the firing sequence.
The Springfield Armory M1A by Air Venturi underlever spring piston pellet rifle employs two different safety mechanisms. The first is the anti-bear trap safety. This safety prevents the loading chamber from closing while the shooter is loading the rifle. The anti-bear trap safety can be released after loading the rifle by depressing the lever on the left hand side of the action, allowing the cocking lever to be returned to the closed position and making the rifle ready to fire.
The second is the manual trigger safety. This safety is known as a latch safety and is located at the front of the trigger guard. The latch safety is mechanically designed to allow for forward and rearward travel within the trigger guard. When the latch is moved by the shooter to its forward position referred to as "Safe" it blocks the trigger sear from moving rearward thus preventing the firing mechanism to function. When the latch is moved rearward the block is removed allowing the sear to be released when the trigger is pulled. This is referred to as the "Fire" position.
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