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Crosman proudly displayed the 362 Anniversary multi-pump.

Half 1
Half 2

This report covers:

  • Crosman
  • Vortek
  • AirForce
  • Subject goal pistol
  • Hatsan
  • Pyramyd A.I.R. sales space/vary
  • Subject Goal
  • Shhhh!
  • Banquet
  • Abstract

Glad Labor day to my American readers.


In the present day we return to the report on the 2023 Pyramyd A.I.R. Cup. We’ll begin on Vendor’s Row. On the Crosman Sales space the massive information was the brand new Benjamin domed pellet that I began reviewing for you in the midst of August.

New Benjamin pellets
Crosman was proud to show the brand new Benjamin domed pellet.

I met Crosman’s new Vice President of Advertising, Joe Brown. And the airgun they have been most passionate about displaying was the brand new Crosman 362 Anniversary multi-pump proven above!

That is the primary time I’ve had the chance to carry one and study it intently. And I did look intently. The wooden is easily completed in a darkish walnut matte stain with even stippling on the firearm and pistol grip. It’s a lovely rifle that I hope to evaluation for you quickly!


Okay guys, when you didn’t attend this yr’s Cup you missed Tom Gore promoting most of the spring-piston air rifles he has examined and modified through the years. One in every of these was a Gamo Hunter Excessive that he by no means took out of the field. It’s nonetheless sealed in its authentic delivery container and I purchased it to evaluation for you. It is a breakbarrel rifle that promised 1650 f.p.s. in .177 caliber. He offered it to me dust low cost, simply to get it off his palms.

Vortek Gamo
Boring, proper? It’s till you notice there’s a model new Gamo Excessive Hunter from 20 years in the past inside. This delivery field has by no means been opened! We get to open it and expertise it collectively.

There was a second Hunter Excessive that Gore had unboxed, in addition to not less than one Webley Patriot made in the UK (I feel there have been two). And, if I’m not mistaken, there have been a pair Weihrauchs as effectively. He had a truck mattress filled with airguns to do away with at incredible costs. I hope you didn’t snooze!


Do not forget that fortunate shot I made on the Vortek sales space with a Weihrauch Tom Gore referred to as a blondie? I informed you about it in Half 2. Effectively, after visiting with Vortek I wandered over to the AirForce sales space/vary and picked up a RAW MicroHunter just like the one I’m testing for you. This one had a scope and was sighted in and John McCaslin requested me if I’d wish to shoot it. Duh!

He pulled two strings and two area targets stood up on the base of the berm. I sighted on the nearer one which was about 30 yards away. Simply as I shot the goal fell, so it will need to have been faulty, as a result of there isn’t a approach I can hit a one-inch kill zone offhand with a rifle I don’t know. Ian McKee mentioned it was a great shot; I say I used to be fortunate. Perhaps it’s good that I’m fortunate?

Subject goal pistol

The opposite factor I noticed on the AirForce sales space was a brand new area goal pistol that was made out of a RAW MicroHunter receiver and chassis. It’s 12 foot-pounds and can little question be fairly correct.

AirForce field target pistol
The AirForce area goal pistol relies on the RAW MicroHunter.

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Then we have been off to the Hatsan sales space/vary. We noticed a person test-fire the Hammer carbine and Ian commented how large the kick was. Then each of us settled all the way down to shoot the brand new Notos PCP carbine. For the value it’s quite a lot of airgun.

Hatsan Notos
Ian attracts a Notos down on a Firebird explosive goal on the Hatsan vary.

The Firebird goal of us had a sales space on the vary and Hatsan had laced their vary with Firebird exploding targets.

Pyramyd A.I.R. sales space/vary

I headed towards the Pyramyd A.I.R. vary and sales space a number of instances however by no means made it. I used to be at all times distracted by an electrical bicycle that whizzed by. Pyramyd calls them Ebikes, so use that time period to look their web site.

I then noticed one parked at a distinct vendor’s sales space and one in all Pyramyd’s employees requested me if I’d wish to take a trip. And that’s when each I and Pyramyd found on the similar time that my weak point, which can be my power. I’ve quick little legs. My inseam is barely 28 inches, regardless of a peak of 5 ft 10 inches (inseam 71.12 cm, peak 177.8 cm). Meaning I can’t mount most bikes, even when their seats are adjusted as little as they’ll go. So I couldn’t trip the Ebike they supplied.

I lately traded in my bike, a Harley Street King named Miss Peach, for a Harley Avenue Bob whose seat is an inch decrease.

Miss Peach
Miss Peach was a shade too tall for my stubby legs.

Bob’s saddle is an inch decrease than Miss Peach’s and rides like a bike for me. It doesn’t harm that he’s additionally near 200 kilos lighter!

My quick legs meant Pyramyd A.I.R. must ship me a step-through Ebike to check. In fact I’m going to check one for you! I’ll most likely take a look at a Rambo PURSUIT (in orange, please, trace, trace). What it additionally means is a lot of their prospects have the identical quick inseam concern and so they want to consider that in the event that they wish to promote Ebikes.

Subject Goal

We have now seen the Benchrest and the Gunslynger competitions, now let’s take a look at the sector goal match. Often Tyler Patner would compete, however he was too busy operating all of the matches, so he needed to be the match director.

The FT opponents checked their sight-in earlier than coming to the match, as a result of any scope can change zero when it travels.

FT sight check
Subject goal shooters verify their sights earlier than the match. The shooter on the proper is sporting a 10-meter capturing jacket.

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One other take a look at the FT competitor sporting a 10-meter leather-based capturing jacket. The jacket retains the shooter nonetheless for offhand pictures.


A area goal match is so quiet that the game of golf seems like a raucous occasion by comparability. Reader Cloud9 talked about that he conversed with a You-Tuber through the match, however his squad had 4 shooters and there have been instances when he was capable of speak as a result of he had no different duties on that lane.

FT Jeff
Jeff Cloud adjusts his elevation for his first shot within the area goal match.


On Saturday night Pyramyd A.I.R. hosted a banquet for all who got here to the Cup. After the meal the awards for competitors have been handed out and in addition a pile of raffle prizes got away. Tyler Patner and Emily Phillippi  ran the present. Money prizes and cups have been awarded for Benchrest and for Gunslynger. There have been 15 prizes for Benchrest and all shooters competed for them. The highest prize was a cup and a verify for $7,500. That went to Thayne Simmons who posted a rating of 232 with 8 Xs.

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Thayne Simmons took first in 100-yard Benchrest.

The Gunslynger Match has three divisions — Springer, single-load PCP and PCP. And I’ve to say this. Ian and I each noticed a person who had what seemed like a breakbarrel Gamo springer. He held his personal for a number of heats, loading as quick because the higher-end springers and he appeared simply as correct. So it doesn’t take a fortune to compete in these matches. It take need and a information of your gear. We additionally noticed a single-load PCP competitor with a thousand-dollar plus rifle who by no means acquired off one shot!

Awards for Gunslynger have been to the highest three placements in every division. Ian completed seventh in his division of PCP, for causes we’ve got already mentioned.

Subject goal competitors continued on Sunday and the awards have been made on the registration constructing. Winners in every class acquired a cup and, as an alternative of money, they acquired to decide on a worthwhile prize from a big number of prizes. You possibly can see all of the winners over at Hard Air Magazine.


I went approach longer than I ought to have right now. However I wished to complete my report. Ian McKee has his personal Cup report coming very quickly. My recommendation is to plan to attend subsequent yr!

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