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Benjamin Rogue .357 – The world’s most powerful production air rifle


So I’ve heard it all before, airguns are just
little toys that little boys play with until they get real guns. It’s a line I’ve heard
some so-called grown up shotgun and fore bore shooters use to pour scorn on air gunning
and the community that surrounds it. Some of these guys truly believe that airguns
are weak, ineffective and positioned firmly at the bottom of the hunting scale. Well,
that myth may have been well and truly blown out of the water. So let me introduce you to this, the Benjamin
Rogue .357, the world’s most powerful production air rifle. This devastatingly powerful .357 multi-shot
pre-charged pneumatic ultra-quiet hunting air rifle from Crosman will surely redefine
the boundaries of modern airgun hunting. The Benjamin .357 Rogue was designed for the
US market where more is always considered better. But it’s also being imported into
the UK by ASI limited. I’ve managed to get my hands on the very first Rogue to hit the
UK shores and I promptly whisked it away to put it to the test. And what better place to test this gas powered
behemoth than the global home of big game hunting, South Africa. So I took the Rogue to Nduna Hunting Safaris
in South Africa’s East Cape. Nduna is Team Wild’s official South Africa
Hunting destination and home to a wide variety of game. Surely there is something here to
test the Rogues mettle? But the Rogue is not only a powerful rifle;
it’s also pretty sophisticated and contains a number of cool air gunning innovations. The Benjamin Rogue has a variety of new technological
gizmos squeezed into it. Crosman says it’s providing a new category of hunting air rifle,
boasting might and versatility. And who am I to disagree with them. The new e-VALVE technology provides the Rogue
with a precise regulation of pressure in the air reservoir and thus provides more shots
per fill. Crosman’s thinking is more shots equals more
hunting, this all sounds great but we’re pretty spoilt here in the UK when it comes to efficient
regulator design. After all, we are the home of international air gunning, right? Or perhaps not any more. But the Rogue also has some highly practical
features, this include a Picatinny Rail built into the fore end which can fit a bipod and
other accessories. An adjustable stock and a unique safety system that completely disables
the bolt, preventing accidental discharge. The overall styling is a little contempory
but it’s absolutely bomb proof. The marketing speak says the Rogue has a surprising
amount of accuracy and stealth, I’m not sure about the latter as muzzle report is quite
pronounced when compared to a sub foot 12 pound air rifle. But I can’t argue with the
pint about accuracy. The shrouded barrel makes the Rogue quieter
than most other fire-arms and because it has virtually no recoil its accuracy is pretty
impressive. The recoil is similar to my .22 Rimfire rifles
but the Rogue is kicking out at least double the muzzle energy. The Rogue produces muzzle velocities of between
700-1000 feet per second depending on your choice of ammunition. I’ll be carrying out a full group test for
each ammo type and power setting in an upcoming episode of Team Wild Gear. However the ammo
I chose for this trip was the awesome Nosler 145 grain ballistic tipped bullets. On the high power setting these monstrous
pellets produce up to 300 foot pounds of muzzle energy and a tonal performance beyond any
airgun ammunition I’ve ever see. If you connect with the Rogue, your quarry
is going down, period. Although the Rogue is brimming with technological
advances, it is a little unwieldy, weighing in at a slightly lardy 9.5 pounds un-scoped
and a whopping 48 inches in length. It’s a little bit like carrying a scaffolding
pole around in the bush. But boy does it feel good knowing its capabilities. For the technophiles amongst us the Rogue
also has a LCD screen on the side, this lets you choose between the power or pressure used
with each shot and also select the different types of ammunition. Crosman say that two AA batteries should last
you for at least 10,000 shots, so regular recharging is not necessary. Although the gun is not water proof it is
weather resistant so be careful on the conditions you use it in. The Rogue has a classic bolt action mechanism
with a six shot auto indexing rotary magazine. The Rogue will only take soft lead bullet
without lubrication. Crosman have worked closely with Nosler to create their own specially
built ammunition with ballistic tip. The 145 grain Benjamin Extreme Bullet has
a red polymer tip designed to resist defamation and increase downrange terminal velocity. The trauma caused by these bullets really
is something to behold, and you need to place you shots carefully to avoid unnecessary meat
damage. So the Rogue promises much, both for traditional
airgun quarry species and for bigger game. But I’ve been keen to put it to the test,
so be sure to keep watching Team Wild TV and see exactly which animals I’ve managed to
harvest with this. The world’s most powerful production air rifle.
You might just be surprised For more information about the awesome Benjamin
Rogue .357 Air Rifle visit crosman.com

100 thoughts on “Benjamin Rogue .357 – The world’s most powerful production air rifle

  1. Did you kill a wild cat? Why in the hell did you do that, those animals are not a pest nor a vermin, why to kill them? Fucking poeple!!! Ok kill rabbits, those are tasty and a vermin but a wild cat? Seriously…

  2. i guess all the people that came to a gun / hunting channel then seen hunting and game getting wacked then because shocked over it should just keep quite and don't tune into this type channel i mean really get a life what did you think was gonna happen , oh cats are cute ok the cute cat is dead. get over it.

  3. The Brits have strong gun laws hence this even though this air rifle is American made. Move to the US mate and gun up with real guns and the best state to move to is Texas.

  4. Haha. It was not designed for the USA market, "where more is always considered better", because we can. It was designed for the USA market, well, because we can. Talk to your legislatures, and accept the "bigger" growth. Or stay small. It is your choice.

  5. The stealthy low profile camouflage on his truck is bad ass! You'd be hard pressed to find any big game with keen enough eyesight to spot that baby creeping up. All that worthless wildlife never had a chance! Nothing gets my blood pumping like watching a fellow master tactician getting in the zone as he prepares to stop some beating hearts….. Will he bag it with his rifle or maybe switch gears at the last second and choose one of his many concealed carries to whisper deaths sweet message from afar? The suspense is eating at me like a swarm of mosquitos boys! TALK ABOUT FEELIN' FRIGGIN' PUMPED OUT OF MY MANLY SKULL! AM I RIGHT FELLAS OR AM I RIGHT?

  6. Ridiculous part time wannabe Marines jumping around in Camo.. Join the troops, you can wear that all day in the middle east plus you get someone sniping you. Sounds like fun, right ?

  7. Americans…?! You're really spoiled, and even that i sometimes tebd to envy you, i woudn't like ti trase places. Ok, here's my connent on hunting (pcp).
    First of all, in my opinion, hunting should make you tired, thirthy, and weary.. Using physical andurance and at the same time enjoy it. As for the rifles: here in west papua (manokwari) indinesia, only cal.117 is to be used. One could apply for a purchasing letter for a 22cal. and that's it. In the us you simply pick up a 22 lr or another fire arm, or even a crossbow. You see, we have a huge hunger for better (bigger) but allas, we just have to do with what is available here.
    So, even that i like you video's and explanations a very lot, it leaves me with sadness and little envy.
    So here us what i use since more than 15 years: first i was hunting succesfully with a sharp ace pneumatic and later i purchaced a huntingmaster ar6 man. by eu gin (?). I shot many wild boar, kanguru's, turkey like bush chicken, big wood pigeons, marsupial possums (very delicious), monitor lizzards, and more. And even, believe it or not, wild deer. Altgough sometimes have to finish him off with my knife or drown him in the river. From where i live i have to go on my motorbike far from the city limits to go on foot up mountain into the fast densed jungle. No special american gear or what. You inmagine the difference. Ok, now i would like from your response what i can hope for if i am looking for a pcp in 22 (if i can obtain the permit to buy it in jakarta. You see, your main concearn is accuracy, while my concern is the most possible power with accuracy that can slloe me to hit a target the size of een egg at 75 mtrs. I am very interested in the evanix hunting master that us supposed to deliver 60 fps in 22. Is there a more powerful one in that caliber. I tunen my old one (that i don't longer have) by cutting fown on the volume of valve to reduce to easuer overcome pressure. With that i could shoot at 50 mtrs right through a rock hard D-cell battery. I preverably use the heavier samyang pellets. But i like you to tell me if the huben bullets would be a better choice. This is my comment and plea for a relevent advice.
    Here's my e-mail adress:
    [email protected]
    I am a crazy dutch with a beautiful papuan wife. Living just outside of the city of manokwari, west papua. Thank you for your attention. I'm also on whatsup.

  8. This video is a joke, 50 caliber air rifles have been produced for over 500 years. The latest one (Umarex Hammer) has the same ballistics as a 357 magnum pistol, a 550 grain lead slug is responsible for the generation of its 705 foot pounds of energy at the muzzle. . Lewis and Clark had a 45 caliber air rifle with them on their journey to the Pacific over 200 years ago, that air rifle is still around in a private collection.

  9. Watching these ass holes kill for fun is a little weird……..so what next……..go to the local school yard and kill a few fat bitches…….yea…….watch that little hoer go down……..blood and guts are so much fun with an air rifle………these shitheads never went hungry a day in their worthless lives………how about trapping? no……too much brains required.

  10. The rogue ,357 was too heavy to be very practical, and a lot of the bells and whistles on it were unnecessary. Benjamin discontinued it in 2013. It had a lot of power, but there are better ones with comparable power on the market.

  11. If it’s only a 1000 feet it’s not the most powerful air gun. I’ve seen em higher than that. I think it was 1,300 or 1,800 I forgot which one but definitely a good deal without the hassle of a background check 🙂👍

  12. Doesn't matter much what your opinion is as long as it's legal . Chances are good that some of your habits would piss off the hunters . It all evens out in the end . First Amendment gives you the right to complain but Second Amendment trumps it . So piss and moan all you like , but doesn't change anything .

  13. I use an air rifle to hunt hippos, rhinos, buffalos and elephants on the Florida beaches. We are being over run by these pests.

  14. If u don’t like the stuff on here don’t be stupid don’t watch it or fuck off i have enough common sense to Chang the program

  15. Hunting since 11 I learned to be humane and only kill for food or pest animals.I have let more deer go than not beacause wounding one is not the way to hunt.My goal is to turn them off like a light.We were also overrun with feral cats when i was a kid an my grandfather furnished me with ammo but woud get mad if i missed .

  16. I guess he's not heard of the airforce texan, it's more than twice as powerful as that, hurling 300 grain slugs at 1000fps!

  17. The airgun is cool. The mentality of the twit who shoots a beautiful caracal is not. I'd like to test the new airgun on his skull.

  18. man i was with you utill you shot that cat, if your not going eat it dont shoot it !, nice rifle bad pray.

  19. If you don't enjoy killing animals you are pathetically weak, and are more of a prey animal than an actual human. You'd better hope that someone strong is constantly there to protect you, you patheitic weak assed sissies. I enjoy killing because I am not a pathetic weakling and prey is there for predators to take pleasure in killing.

  20. Do you eat the meat you shoot with the (poisonous lead bullets)? 😷
    Or do you only use it, for animal regulations ?
    That's a beautiful hardcore weapon! 👍

  21. Proverbs 3:30 … Strive not against a man without cause who has done you no injury …

    Why the cat ?
    Why the fox ?
    Why jacking with a light ? Seriously. That means you’re hunting after sundown. That’s illegal on 2 counts.

    Show respect for these animals. This is sniping, not hunting. Take what you need only.

    Likewise, I’m tired of seeing hunters attempt to take deer, elk, mule deer from distances of 500-800 yards, with a Leupold scope because he was told that he could simply “dial it in” with his Mossberg LVR.

  22. F#@king idiots. I understand shooting for pests or for food, but for the trophy to kill such beautiful animals? A bunch of assholes

  23. 300 ft lbs? You can the same energy out of a 22 mag and shoot many more shots instead of having to stop and refill for pressure. Waste of money.

  24. its so so annoying and upsetting I bet you need s f.a.c firearms certificate to own one of these yes??? I want airforce Texan suppressed 45 caliber but not allowed to have it in the UK why is this?

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