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Benjamin Bulldog Reviews

Benjamin Bulldog PCP Bullpup

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By Stuball56 from USA on 2017-10-24 10:34:26

Things I liked:

The accuracy, because accuracy is king. The power, this rifle is extremely powerful, I had to build a large dirt back stop in order to fire this thing comfortably with no worries of where The bullet/pellet could end up. 2 inch groups at 50 yards, shooting off a rest, using either Polymags or JB kings.

Things I would have changed:

Nothing at this time

What others should know:

I have taken some very large groundhogs, and other than targets thats the only thing I shoot. Like I said, this thing is amazingly powerful, and the same care you would use with a firearm you must use with this rifle as well. Mine shoots the most accurately with Polymags or JB Kings. I tried airventuri 95 grain hollowpoints, but they produce flyers often.

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By JOSEPH R BAKO from USA on 2020-08-29 13:24:43

Things I liked:

Bought two new benjamin bulldogs .

Things I would have changed:

One of the guns will not hold air .

What others should know:

Waiting to hear back from pyramid air . when i was in the process of ordering i actually spoke with someone from pyramid air , and i asked if i should i should get the ten for ten test on this gun . They told me it wasnt necessary on the bulldog , because it is so reliable . wish i would have got the ten for ten test .

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  • 5.0 5.0

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    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    everything was good

    Things I would have changed:

    nothing

    What others should know:

    no .

  • 5.0 5.0

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    5.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    This rifle turned out to be a lot more flexible for shooting a variety of targets and bullets than the advertising indicated. I use pressures of 2200-2500 psi for shooting on a 50 yard range in my backyard. Group size varied from .5 to 2 inches depending upon bullet type and pressure. I altered my magazine with two small notches so round balls could also be shot. 300 grain soft cast 45-70 bullets sized to .457 and lee liquid lubed were shot and compared to round balls at 50 yards. Both shot fine for small game an plinking applications. 10 shots with each type of bullet were taken, with the initial pressure being 2300 psi and the final pressure being about a 1000 psi. The slugs used an average of 120 psi per shot, the round balls used an average of 155 psi per shot. Its odd the slugs used less air, usually its the other way around. The slugs were accurate over the entire 10 shot string - assuming you've learned to compensate for the changing pressure as you shoot. The round balls

    Things I would have changed:

    were particularly accurate in the 1800 psi range. It is a much better rifle than the advertising indicates. CONS- The rifle shape can be a little slippery to handle. The fill cover needs to be replaced, it's too hard to use as is. Its shape is unconventional, but a forward mounted pistol scope or folding ar-15 sights work just fine. I really like the fact that it is economical with it's air consumption.

    What others should know:

    With a 3000 psi fill, the rifle will be more than adequate for most American game , big and small, at any reasonble range. The gun is little awkward, but it's performance more than makes up for it!

  • 5.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    This is the Airgun to buy. I have two! One is set up with a Pulsar thermal scope, the other is equipped with a Leupold 3-9x40. The Bulldog is a great 100 yard gun. Perfect for coyotes at that distance. For deer I would limit distance to 75 yards. Wide selection of projectiles are available for 357. Because it operates at 3000 psi, it is hand pump friendly. With a standard hand pump, each shot cost you about 30 pumps. So if you fire all ten shots (magazine holds five) you will need 300 pumps to refill. For comparison, the Airforce Texan requires about 60 pumps per shot to refill. (Again, this is my experience) Mr. Hollowpoint makes the best bullets I have tested. His 140 grain hollowpoint is accurate to 100 yards and has a flat trajectory. It is a little loud, but noise reduction is provided by adding a device from DonnyFL. His Airgun suppression is Hollywood quiet. Without a suppressor, the gun sounds like a high power rifle. Bulldog is a solid platform.

    Things I would have changed:

    I would like for the safety to have a little more resistance. Although it has never happened, I could foresee the safety working to the FIRE position if the rifle is handled roughly. Otherwise, I am 100 percent happy with the Bulldog. It is a great gun for a shooter that wants to buy a gun and start shooting. There is no adjustments to the hammer spring, valve, etc. Any tuning you wish to do must be done with ammunition selection of weights and bullet types. Again, Mr. Hollowpoint makes the best I have tried. Great expansion.

    What others should know:

    Once loaded, the Bulldog can not be Unloaded. (An Airforce Texan can be) You must discharge the loaded round and then remove the magazine to render the gun SAFE. Even then the action is re armed because the cocking lever has been actuated. I prefer to: open bolt and remove magazine, close bolt (gun is still loaded) fire the loaded round in safe direction. Leave bolt closed. Put gun on SAFE. This leaves the gun unloaded and the hammer spring decocked. Benjamin includes a nice ramrod for unloading, but I find my method safer. Treat this Airgun with the same rules and respect as a high powered rifle. It is lethal to anything you shoot.

  • 4.0 4.0

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    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Not backyard friendly at all. Very powerful. Only real issue which is a serious issue is ammunition.

  • 4.0 4.0

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    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Powerful. Balanced and accurate.

    Things I would have changed:

    Something to dampen the spring noise right by the shooters ear.

    What others should know:

    The noise of the spring and air entering the barrel is literally right under the shooters ear! VERY VERY loud. Definitely wear ear protection. Especially on the ear closest to the gun. I added the Donny FL emperor and extension, and the noise coming out of the barrel is tamed down a lot, but the noise by your ear most definitely is NOT. Needs to be a warning.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    Watching things explode when 145 grain nosler red tip hits it and picking up a full mushroomed 95 grains hollow point from air venturi, the Benjamin bulldog makes these things happen.

    Things I would have changed:

    Grip texture

    What others should know:

    This is my first big bore airgun and it gets more shots per fill then most .35 cal other than the Seneca recluse but with 5 shot magazine and smooth side lever cocking.

  • 5.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    This gun dialed in super easy, first shot is always high, 2 through 10 are in a 3/4" group. I have the umarex hammer and hatsan blitz along with this rifle and the bulldog is my go to. I love this gun!

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

  • 5.0 5.0

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    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Shoots a lot of different ammo very accurately. Even round balls.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing I can think of.

    What others should know:

    Lots of power and a great variety of ammo.

  • 4.0 4.0

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    Things I liked:

    Very consistent, if there is a pellet "flier" it is due to me and not the rifle. I have shot hundreds of pellets which include diabolo, predator type and even 142gr cast lead hollow points. It consistently shoots 1-inch groups at 75 yards and could probably tightened if I were a better shooter (my bench is somewhat wobbly). Never had a pellet get stuck, no problems of ANY sort with this, ALWAYS works. Had it pumped up to 200 bar and sat in my closet for 4+ months sometimes and it is still holds air, etc. The gun is also balanced for the type of gun it is, not front heavy like many break-barrel types.

    Things I would have changed:

    The picatinny rail is not level, it is at a slight right to left slant and appears to have been molded that way. It is not a deal killer as I was able to get it zeroed fairly easily, but I do which it were more of a "precision" type of rail. The fill port cover is plastic and tore off the first week I had it. Not a bid deal but... Also, the trigger is not horrible and does a reasonable job. However, it is going to be much different if you are used to Weihrauch, Air Arms or heck even m-rods (actually have great triggers in my opinion). Maybe a little smoother action. Overall, most of these things are nit-picking as if I were offered my money back to purchase something else I wouldn't do it as for the cost, power and consistency it is difficult to find something else to buy.

    What others should know:

    I have used this for nearly 2 years now and am very pleased overall. The sheer power out of the box is something to behold. Was used to 22 or 25 cal "tink" and this made a "boom" when I shot it. NOT quiet at all and certainly NOT backyard friendly. However, I didn't purchase this gun to plink cans or targets, I got it to hunt deer. OK...if anyone really wants to know how to make this better. I purchased a DonnyFL Emperor/Ronin moderator with the 6" extension and got the bulldog adapter, cost me $360 and took me 2 minutes to install (not kidding). OH MY GOODNESS, what a difference, the pellets make more of a sound hitting the wooding backstop than the gun itself. Holy cow, one can almost stealth hunt with this. Also, I purchased and installed a pitbull depinger and that took the "thwang" out of the tank. This has made me shoot more and more than ever before. Highly encourage anyone to consider this to deer hunt with if legal in your state. It is in KY anyway!

  • 4.0 4.0

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    Things I liked:

    More power than I expected though last pellet shooter was a 10 pump from childhood. Scope is decent and will come in handy along with the included accessories.

    Things I would have changed:

    Thought it would be lighter but if it holds up all is well.

    What others should know:

    Not as loud as an actual 357 Happy with my purchase.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    What a beast! Cant wait to shoot it again.

    Things I would have changed:

    Ammo is a little expensive.

    What others should know:

    Power upgrade is amazing.

  • 3.0 3.0

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    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Received well packaged and 3000psi in air tube.

    Things I would have changed:

    Only comes with 1 mag. Should ship with 2. Also include picatinny riser rail with it. Would make it easier to mount a scope without having to use hard to find Xtra High scope rings. Also move the side lever forward to a more ergonomic location. With it's current position, it is behind your head when rifle is shouldered. And finally, add baffles to dampen decibels.

    What others should know:

    Does NOT give listed velocities. 20 percent below listed muzzle velocity, according to my competition electronic DLX chrony. This airgun is LOUD!!!! As loud as my 4" bbl 357 mag shooting 38 spl +P.

  • 5.0 5.0

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    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Everything

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I like everything about the rifle it a great hunting rifle thanks pyramid air.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing.

    What others should know:

    My rifle like the 127gr ,135gr and 147gr slugs.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    With the right scope, this baby is very accurate. It was off exactly 3 inches from the sighting in a pyramid (The $20 deal--which is still worth it for the effort and quality assurance). So I zeroed it in myself. It took 6 shots at 50 yards. The first 3 zeroed it in. The last 3 were dead on and within 1/4" of center (at 50 yards). I LOVE this gun.

    Things I would have changed:

    I can't think of anything.

    What others should know:

    I used Predator Polymag, .35 Cal, 81.01 Grains, Pointed pellets and the ATN X-Sight-4K, 3-14x Pro Edition Smart Day/Night Hunting Rifle Scope, which I love as well. The scope cost more than the gun and was well worth it. When charged to 2900 PSI, it is much more powerful. At 2900 PSI it blew through and splintered a 2x12. After 5 shots, the pellet would only embed in the front side. If you're hunting anything large, you will want to refill the air after 5 shots.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    With the right scope, this baby is very accurate. It was off exactly 3 inches from the sighting in a pyramid (The $20 deal--which is still worth it for the effort and quality assurance). So I zeroed it in myself. It took 6 shots at 50 yards. The first 3 zeroed it in. The last 3 were dead on and within 1/4" of center (at 50 yards). I LOVE this gun.

    Things I would have changed:

    I can't think of anything.

    What others should know:

    I used Predator Polymag, .35 Cal, 81.01 Grains, Pointed pellets and the ATN X-Sight-4K, 3-14x Pro Edition Smart Day/Night Hunting Rifle Scope, which I love as well. The scope cost more than the gun and was well worth it.

  • 5.0 5.0

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    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    bought two of these . one of them wouldnt hold air , but the great folks at pyramid air are replacing it . love everything about this gun . hits so hard . i got much more gun than i expected . magazine loads with ammo smooth and easy , inserts into gun easy and clean . cocking lever smooth and easy . gun is easy to charge with air . i put a red dot with one inch riser on it . love this gun .

    Things I would have changed:

    better quality trigger . works perfect , but feels like it could be made out of better materials .

    What others should know:

    large reputable company . you will always be able to have this gun serviced . defects are not common with this gun , but if there is a problem ( like i had ) pyramid air will take care of it . this should be your first air gun if you are getting into pcp's .

  • 1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Bought two new benjamin bulldogs .

    Things I would have changed:

    One of the guns will not hold air .

    What others should know:

    Waiting to hear back from pyramid air . when i was in the process of ordering i actually spoke with someone from pyramid air , and i asked if i should i should get the ten for ten test on this gun . They told me it wasnt necessary on the bulldog , because it is so reliable . wish i would have got the ten for ten test .

  • 3.0 3.0

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    3.0 3.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Feel, optionability. The magazine is well designed.

    Things I would have changed:

    Fix the leaks on a brand new gun. Make a better fill port guard.

    What others should know:

    Just here to confirm, in summer 2020, they are still shipping these things out BRAND NEW with the bad leak from the bleed valve screw. Thankfully previous reviewers from MANY YEARS AGO have instructed to use teflon tape on the screw which worked for me. I was losing 200 psi/day. How can they continue to churn out this slop? Take some pride, Crosman. Brand new, at this price, made in the USA. It is embarrassing, honestly. It's too much hassle to return, but if that teflon tape hadn't worked I would have. If you buy this gun, prepare to have to make repairs before even shooting it once.

  • 4.0 4.0

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    Things I liked:

    So far pretty much everything has been good, shoots well, especially with the Nosler slugs, or some Griffin boat tail slugs I tried.

    Things I would have changed:

    Fill port cover and put in a depinger.

    What others should know:

    Regular AR type handle and front sight works pretty well so far. Same goes for a red/green dot type sight. I was surprised that the AR sights would adjust enough for the not so flat trajectory of an air gun. Only had 30 yards so far, might have a different experience with longer ranges and run out of adjustment.

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