Would you shoot a coyote with an airgun? How about a wild hog? Better yet, could you kill them with an airgun? Wouldn’t it be nice to have the ability to shoot these animals without the loud blast of a rifle or shotgun, which scares away other would-be victims to your marksmanship?

You can if the airgun you’re shooting is a Crosman Bulldog .357.

I know what you’re thinking – an airgun is underpowered, and it would be irresponsible to shoot such animals with one. Fair enough, if you’re talking about the airguns we used as kids, but airgun technology has come a long way, and the Bulldog is the result of Crosman stepping outside the box of what the word “airgun” typically means.

To put it simply, this gun has big game power, and it’s not just relegated to shooting the nuisance animals named above. Professional hunters Jim Shockey and Ian Harford have used this same gun to take down trophy whitetails and big African plains game animals like wildebeest, and they killed these animals with a single shot.

While the Bulldog .357 is not as whisper quiet as a more traditional airgun like the Benjamin Summit, it’s definitely more quiet than standard hunting rifles, thanks in part to the trapezoid-shaped shroud, as well as it operating on air.

And it’s not just an airgun with a strong punch. The Bulldog has other features that make it attractive to hunters across the Carolinas. Hunters have never had more accessory options for their guns, and the Bulldog’s 26-inches of picatinny rail above the barrel offers an easy way to add any number of them. There’s also 5.5-inches of railing below the barrel, making it easy to add a bipod, flashlight, or other accessories.

It’s also built on the bullpup configuration, which moves the breech and magazine behind the trigger mechanism. What does this do? It allows the gun to be shortened without changing the barrel length. The Bulldog is 36 inches in length, while most rifles are 44 inches long. But the barrel length is unchanged. So you can ease your way through briars, bushes and brambles, and more easily hop in and out of hunting vehicles with the shorter profile, while still maintaining the accuracy that comes with a full-sized barrel.

The Bulldog .357 weighs 7.7 pounds, shoots at 800 feet per second with 200 foot pounds of energy, has a 5-shot magazine that sits flush into the stock, and features standard sling posts. Click here to find out more about the Crosman Bulldog .357, and change the way you look at airguns.