Hey Guys...My name is Rich and I have been a member for a while now. I was ....in a former life...Lol, an online chat rep for Pyramyd Air but my Mom passed away on the 8th of October and
lets just say that things went down hill from there. Not with Pyramyd....with the chat room company....NEEDLE. BUT ...I will not go any further than that. Lets just say it was a MUTUAL seperation!!! LOL
ANYWAY.....I will be posting results and a reveiw of the new Hunter Extreme .45 caliber PCP air rifle from EXTREME BIG BORE AIR RIFLES in Michigan. This is the most powerful big bore pcp I have tried to date.
I have 2 other big bore rifles...my Will Piatt tuned Sam Yang 909 Big Bore in .45 caliber and my Sam Yang Recluse in .357 caliber, ALSO a Will Piatt tuned rifle. Both of these rifles are powerful, accurate and are very well made for the money. The stock triggers are OK...but could use some improvement, which Will was kind enough to take care of when I sent him the rifles.
My 909 has about a 2.5 lb trigger pull ( very light ) and the Recluse is about 4 lbs..which is a good place to have it. Both rifles started out at around 10 pounds of pull so the trigger work that Will did was a GREAT improvement over the stock settings. I have always preferred a light trigger, but at 4 lbs the Recluse trigger is fine.
Both of these Korean rifles are VERY ACCURATE! I practice at 50 and 100 yards and at 50 I can get almost hole in hole accuracy with a 2 shot group. When I go out to 100 yards I can hold about a 1" group and sometimes better if I really try. Shooting form really comes into play when you are trying to hit a ping pong ball at 100 yards....but I can do it. It just takes concentration and finesse.!!!
As for my preferred ammunition...I ONLY use hollowpoint projectiles from none other than Mr. Hollowpoint himself...Bob Vogul. I have tested many of Bob's designs and have found all to be accurate and well made.
I harvested my first deer this season with my 909 using Bob's 250 grain HP. It was a doe about 120 lbs. The shot was 60 yards and I hit her high in the shoulder through both lungs. She ran about 60 yards before expiring. That rifle shoots a 250 grain HP at 780 FPS. It did a great job of creating enough kinetic energy and damage to quickly and humanely harvest the deer.
I have not used the .357 RECLUSE as of yet to harvest a deer but I have no doubt that it can. It will shoot a 140 grain Hornady Flat Nose bullet at just about 1001 FPS. That equates to roughly
311 ft. lbs of kinetic energy. In comparison...the Benjamin Rogue was used by TEAM WILD in Africa to take a Red Heartebeest at 53 yards. Now after speaking with Chip at Crosman I found out that the Rogue is designed to use the air in the gun as efficiently as possible and to get as many full power shots as possible. Therefore...with a 145 grain Nosler Ballistic Tipped bullet they only get about 750 fps.
That is what it is designed for. Now...that animal was hit in the heart and went a very short distance and was done. The kinetic energy produced by the Rogue is roughly 181 ft lbs.
So if the Rogue can take a Red Heartebeest at only 181 ft lbs...then the Sam Yang Recluse at 311 ft lbs should be more than adequate for most deer sized game here in the United States.
NEXT POST..........ON TO THE EXTREME HUNTER .45 BIG BORE PCP !!!!!
Here is the link to the Heratebeest hunt by TEAM WILD..