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Seneca Recluse Air Rifle

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Seneca Recluse Air

Sam Yang Recluse all dressed up with optional equipment...Leapers UTG bipod, Leapers Bug Buster scope and Leapers rings. (Shown without Quick Disconnect)

8-shot group @ 14 yards from a vise using 77.8-grain Eun Jin pellets

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Seneca Recluse .357 Cal. Air Rifle

  • Precharged pneumatic (PCP)
  • Single-shot
  • Bolt-action
  • Rifled steel barrel (0.3543" to 0.359" diameter)
  • Single air reservoir (244cc)
  • 11mm scope rail (use only compact scopes)
  • 2 power levels (first bolt stop is low power, second is high)
  • 3000 psi max fill pressure
  • Built-in manometer (air pressure gauge)
  • Hardwood Monte Carlo stock with checkered forearm & grip
  • Raised RH cheekpiece
  • Includes quick-disconnect male Foster fitting

The Seneca Recluse precharged pneumatic air rifle will become your go-to hunting machine. Take this gun and humanely and easily take possums, foxes, woodchucks, nutria, raccoons, rats, crows and similarly sized animals.

Our tech department tested this gun with a 72-grain projectile (gun filled to 3000 psi):

Shot No. 1: 983 fps
Shot No. 2: 969 fps
Shot No. 3: 933 fps
Shot No. 4: 896 fps
Shot No. 5: 809 fps
Shot No. 6: 740 fps
Shot No. 7: 655 fps
Shot No. 8: 579 fps
Shot No. 9: 484 fps
Shot No. 10: 365 fps

Our tech department also tested this gun with a 77.8-grain Eun Jin pellet (gun filled to 3000 psi):

Shot No. 1: 952 fps
Shot No. 2: 897 fps
Shot No. 3: 834 fps
Shot No. 4: 745 fps
Shot No. 5: 654 fps
Shot No. 6: 565 fps
Shot No. 7: 473 fps
Shot No. 8: 353 fps

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Caliber.357 /9mm
Max Velocity983 fpsMeasured with 72-gr. ammo
Muzzle Energy154 ft/lbsMeasured with 72-gr. ammo
Barrel Length21.6"
Overall Length42.1"
Shot Capacity1
Front SightBlade & Ramp
Rear SightAdjustable for windage & elevation
Scopeable11mm dovetail
TriggerTwo-stage non-adjustable
Suggested forHunting
PowerplantPre-charged pneumatic
Max Shots per Fill9
Body TypeRifle
Fixed/adj. powerFixed
Weight7.5 lbs
Cylinder Size244 cc
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By Edward from USA on 2018-10-31
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Things I liked: Beautiful stock, solid, well crafted construction. Very accurate using everything from 75 grain to 190 grain bullets. I recommend .357 and .358 caliber, but it shoots my 126 grain .356 just fine. Very accurate. With only an inexpensive 4 x 30 scope I was easily able to put a group of five shots within a 1 inch diameter circle at 25 yards. 75 gr. est 900+ ft/sec. 190 gr. est 680 ft/sec. Nice rifle.

Things I would have changed: Packaging. Rear sight arrived broken because of poor packaging. Pyramyd kindly sent me the part, but Sam Yang needs to pack this rifle in styrofoam peanuts. The packaging rings they use suck and do not work. They fall off of the gun during shipping and the gun then gets banged around. $2 worth of peanuts would solve the problem.

What others should know: Best Sam Yang caliber for the power they have. Wide range of ammo that will keep you in the 700-1000 ft/sec range. Nielsen ammo is favored by this rifle in .358 caliber. The AV 190 gr. .358 performs well as do the Drill Dog 128 gr. .358 (actual measured weight is 132 gr.) Remember that the single tube is more powerful than the double tube and will throw a 400 grain bolt 50 ft/sec faster than the double tube. I do not recommend shooting below 160 bar if you want full power.


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By William from USA on 2018-10-22
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Things I liked: Very nice gun shoots very well very accurate very pleased with it. Fact I liked it so much I order the 59cal and it just as nice now am waiting for my Double shot 50 Cal

Things I would have changed: Shiping a little faster but it was on time I was just hoped it would come early


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By Roger from USA on 2018-10-15
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Things I liked: Great rifle , shoots very good.recommend this one to anyone wanting a big bore.357 cal. It's really nice in finish and bluing.

Things I would have changed: smoother trigger with a little less pull. and auto safety would be nice.

What others should know: Hits very hard, and does very well at 100yds , Just take your time to find what shoots best out of it. Great price for what you get.

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  • Jeffrey from USA asked:

    When will a left handed model become available??

    • Mark from USA:

      There is no left handed model at this time.

  • stephen from Canada asked:

    Has anyone tried shooting 000 buckshot thru the recluse? I've read that the 000 buckshot is .360 and works well in the recluse. Was looking for some feedback before I try it.

    • Mark from USA:

      yes yes

  • Jeremy from USA asked:

    What is the barrel twist rate for the .357 recluse?

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    Item Description

    SY-R00030U [PY-2501-7879] - Item Condition: Refurb

    Refurbished Sam Yang Recluse Single Tank, 9mm

    Caliber.357 /9mm
    Max Velocity983 fpsMeasured with 72-gr. ammo
    Muzzle Energy154 ft/lbsMeasured with 72-gr. ammo

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