Benjamin Airguns Introduces the Bulldog .357 Trophy Game Hunting Air Rifle

Benjamin Airguns Introduces The Bulldog .357 Trophy Game Hunting Air Rifle
Benjamin Airguns Introduces The Bulldog .357 Trophy Game Hunting Air Rifle

Bloomfield, NY -( Benjamin Airguns, the premium hunting brand of Crosman Corporation, takes the leash off what’s expected from an airgun with the announcement of their new big bore, the Bulldog .357 air rifle.

Lighter, more maneuverable and featuring over 30 inches of rail space for accessorizing, the Bulldog is lethally effective on predators, large hogs, trophy whitetail, and as professional hunter Ian Harford has proven, even African plains game.

“The Benjamin Bulldog performed flawlessly on my safari in South Africa. We were successful on several species, all with a single shot and none requiring a track of more than 70 yards. The Bulldog is an amazingly compact, powerful weapon and surprisingly affordable,” said Harford.

The Bulldog is offered in a bullpup configuration that allows for an overall length of only 36 inches and a weight under eight pounds. And created for the Bulldog is the Benjamin SoundTrap, a trapezoid shaped shroud designed for big bore sound suppression.

“We created the Bulldog to respond to the growing demand for more powerful, higher caliber airguns,” said Jennifer Lambert, VP marketing for Crosman. “The Bullpup style allows us to give hunters that power, but still offers maximum balance and maneuverability.”

By moving the breech rearward, the barrel length necessary to generate large game-capable power is preserved while reducing the overall length for balanced handling. Today’s trophy hunters outfit their rifles with a range of optics, cameras, night vision gear and bipods. The Bulldog can accommodate all these and more with 26 inches of picatinny rail above the barrel and 5.5” inches below the muzzle

An all new 5-shot magazine design is easier to load and provides visual confirmation when full or empty. The flush fit into the stock means no interference when aiming. An efficient sidelever bolt enables a single cocking motion, providing quick followup shots, and a crisp, two-stage trigger delivering the predictability hunters demand. The side-mounted pressure gauge is conveniently located for reading during filling and for monitoring while in the field. The Bulldog includes standard sling posts for easy carry.

Jim Shockey, professional hunter and host of “Jim Shockey’s Hunting Adventures” and “Jim Shockey’s UNCHARTED”, is excited about hunting with the Bulldog, “the Benjamin Bulldog is a versatile, accurate, and affordable option for hunters interested in the challenge of airgun hunting. The range of game that can be taken with the Bulldog will have you hunting all year long.”

The Benjamin Bulldog delivers consistent five-shot groups of nearly 800 feet per second (FPS) and with a stunning 200 foot pounds of energy (FPE) when using the Benjamin eXTREME airgun 145 grain hunting bullet by Nosler. Shooters can expect up to 10 usable shots on a single charge.

The Bulldog .357 is better suited than any firearm for hunting small parcels where noise and limited range are factors. And when adventure beckons, the Bulldog is the one rifle that has a permanent spot in the pickup. The Benjamin Bulldog is available now at an MSRP of $999.99.

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About Crosman

For over 90 years Crosman has led the world in the design and manufacture of airguns and airgun ammunition, along with airsoft, optics and shooting sports accessories. Headquartered in Bloomfield, N.Y., the company sells its products worldwide under the Crosman, Benjamin, CenterPoint, Game Face and Undead Apocalypse brands. For more information about any of these brands or products, please contact Crosman Public Relations at (800) 7-AIRGUN or visit

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PyramydAir , Sam Yang , Evanix , DayState , Quackenbush also all make hunting air rifles in various calibers from .177- .50 caliber . Different models from single shot , semi auto and revolver types are made .These fire at 700-1200 fps using precharged pneumatic air. 3000 psi is common fill tank pressure. Different types and ammo weights from platinum .177 pellets to copper jacket 50 cal bullets are used. A lot of research is required by buyers since they cost $500- 2000. Research PCP hunting air rifles you will be surprised at big game hunts with air rifles. Of… Read more »


More details, please…deer sized game? What shape is the bullet, or arrow…how fast is the follow-up shot? How loud, actually is it? I live on a farm, and would love to be able to eradicate pests, without scaring the laying hens to death.

More, please…

Nelson blues

If you are looking for accurate, quiet pest control up to raccoon size, try an AirForce Condor SS in .25 caliber. It’s not cheap, but it is rock solid and accurate out to a few hundred feet. And the hens won’t get their feathers ruffled with the sound . Mine makes a solid “pachunk” sound. If you buy a regular condor, very loud. Also the Benjamin Marauder is a good choice. If you need rat and pigeon control for a third of the price, get a good nitro piston NP2.