More Air Gun Hunting Stuff With The Benjamin Rogue
July 12, 2013
So, in keeping with the conversations about the big-bore air rifles (and because I don’t really have anything else particularly interesting to write about), I figured I’d share the followingvideo . These guys have been all over the place with the Benjamin Rogue .357, and have shot a lot of animals with it.
I’m still not completely sold on the approach (“well, let’s see what it will do to this critter”), but it is illuminating. At almost 60 yards, he achieves near pass-through on a red hartebeest, which is a lot bigger than a whitetail. From my slight experience with the African and Eurasian plains animals (oryx, axis, blackbuck, and fallow), these things are also pretty tough, and can tote a whack with aplomb. That says an awful lot about the capabilities of this rifle.
Of course, it also shows the value of precise shot placement. In these videos, the shots you see are damned near perfect. The use of a good bullet, such as the 145gr Nosler used in these hunts is also pretty critical. Even so, if you watch through the post-mortem in this vid, you’ll see that there’s not a heck of a lot of expansion. That bullet better hit something important.
Anyway, there’s a lot more on the Team Wild TV YouTube channel if you’re interested. It looks like they use the Rogue in several episodes, including hunts for Barbado sheep, Jacobs (4-horned) sheep, and wild hogs… as well as some smaller game.
Overall, it’s intriguing, to say the least.