Post by desertbikes on Jan 12, 2020 17:15:47 GMT -7
Well, by a Benjamin .357 PCP Bulldog. Possibly the best large caliber PCP hunting rifle on the market. Got a deal one one. Had been returned without being fired after someone decided it was too hard to fill using a hand pump. No doubt a novice to the sport/hobby/whatever. His learning experience is my gain. The unique baffle system & scads of Picatinny rail are what makes it look like a SciFi laser gun. Pellets are 81 to 150 grains in a 5 round rotary mag. As a bull-pup, it could double as a home self defense weapon, although it would never be a primary weapon.
Post by desertbikes on Jan 12, 2020 20:45:54 GMT -7
This one was about 1/2 that. I had no use for the full package. Yeah the Realtree version with case, bipod & scope is $1,100 or more. I'm going for feral hogs on a trip next month but it may be used on coyotes before then. I've got Gen1 night vision & the darn things are real ballsy this year. It has been used on deer at bow distances. And it evolved into the air bow which is legal for game in many states now.
Post by desertbikes on Jan 13, 2020 21:50:57 GMT -7
It's now lost in FedEx hell. Was in Phoenix on Sat. Was "out for delivery" yesterday. Never showed up. Today, "No delivery date at this time". And later, "Delivery date not available". There was a time if you wanted something to be someplace on time, it was always FedEx, not UPS. The past few years UPS is #1, DHL #2, with USPS & FedEx tied for third. I suppose my airgun is on a deserted island somewhere with Wilson & Tom Hanks...
Post by desertbikes on Jan 18, 2020 23:37:54 GMT -7
This isn't like any Crosman I've seen before. Thought the guts might borrow from the Benjamin Marauder line. Not even close. It also has a 5 year parts & labor warranty. That's not the usual Crosman/Benjamin 1 year boiler plate FU fare. Good to know they take this rifle seriously. More construction details later. Pretty interesting design.
Post by desertbikes on Feb 9, 2020 18:32:06 GMT -7
Took out the Bulldog today. I'm astounded. I never use that word. The manual says it's factory set with a 3-4 lb trigger pull. Not this one. I need to measure it but I'd put it at 1.5# or so. It's not a 2 stage trigger like most air rifles. It's single stage with zero take-up. Crisp & consistent tho. I just need to get used to it. The next thing is the side-lever cocking. It takes so little effort even your arthritic granny could manage it. Report is louder than my other suppressed PCP rifles but quieter than a .22 short in a rifle oe an unsuppressed break barrel rifle.
I used a laser in the muzzle to bore sight it before shooting. Pretty close. Thats 5 shots to the left of the bullseye @ 20 yards, standing unrested rifle. Only one round didn't vaporize against the 3/16 steel back plate. It's the splat of lead lower right. All the other marks are lead shrapnel. The back plate is dented at the strikes.
This started as 145 grain .357 poly-tip hollow point. There's about 55 gr left here.
The camo tape gave it some texture on the super slick surface. Don't think it will stay. Safety is manual.
That's a Diana branded 4-16x40 AO mildot with exposed turrets. No illumination.
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Jun 3, 2020 7:02:09 GMT -7
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May 31, 2020 11:52:36 GMT -7
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May 29, 2020 19:58:40 GMT -7
lurker: i am an atheist. always been one. whole notion is silly. i won't know for sure until i die, and only if i'm wrong, because if i'm right i won't be knowing or doing much of anything (i'd say decomposing, but the plan is cremation) we'll see. or we won't.
May 28, 2020 12:26:27 GMT -7
desertbikes: Philosophers & physicists are rarely right, but never in doubt.
May 28, 2020 7:49:18 GMT -7
desertbikes: And for the record, Richard Dawkins is an arrogant prick too. He's part of the in-your-face atheist crowd whose religion IS literally, Atheism. Again, it take a huge amount of faith to presume you have all the answers.
May 28, 2020 7:48:04 GMT -7
desertbikes: I've got nothing against religion. How some sects of the major 3 faiths conduct themselves is another story. The bottom line tho, religion is faith, & you can't reason with faith. If God were proven, faith wouldn't be required. Poof! No more religion
May 24, 2020 12:05:37 GMT -7
lurker: DB, you want to start a religion thread i'll be right there but i suspect we'd just agree and that would be boring.
May 24, 2020 9:39:58 GMT -7
desertbikes: Yeah, misplaced anger aside, the devout Christians, while well-meaning, became the most annoying. Almost like they're picking that time to proselytize and know better than you what's beyond death. Truth? Life's a demolition derby. Wear a frickin helmet.
May 24, 2020 7:03:45 GMT -7
desertbikes: Thanks for the words guys. I don't say much to the ones left behind. Everything sounds like platitudes. A few days after my dad died, I wanted to throttle the next person that said, "I'm sorry for your loss" or, "they're in a better place now".
May 24, 2020 6:53:00 GMT -7
tomcat65: Those whose children are terminally ill, pay a huge price for our lessons in the value of life. For some, it's more than they can bear. In the end, the lesson changes. Favor is also not fair. God's gonna God, People gonna be human. Blessings on your family
May 23, 2020 7:09:58 GMT -7
desertbikes: The cousin died. At least she's not in pain anymore. A hospice always says how the person died peacefully. What else would one expect when the patient is pumped full of adivan & morphine.
May 22, 2020 14:50:10 GMT -7
lurker: there's a lot of death going around lately. yes, some of it is we're getting older, and the people we know are getting older too. lost two acquaintances myself in the last week or so. it seems especially unfair when it takes children.
May 20, 2020 12:02:22 GMT -7