Air Arms Galahad

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    Michael
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    This is a pretty far departure from their traditional line.

    No specs yet, but according to the description & pictures here are some features:

    • unique forward mounted cocking lever
    • multi axis adjustable butt pad
    • either a picatinny or dovetail scope rail
    • fully ambidextrous and includes the ability to transfer the cocking arm from the left or right hand side 
    • pistol grip
    • threaded muzzle
    • integrated bubble level
    • fill port dust cover

    http://www.air-arms.co.uk/products/sporter/galahad

    Is it regulated?
    Length?
    Weight?
    Size of airtube?
    Calibers offered?

    More please!

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    gixxer3000
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    Looks very interesting for sure. Airtube looks to be going pretty far back so they could loose a bit of length on the tube and remove the barrel band at the same time, atleast on the short version. Cocking lever looks very different aswell from other brands, and with point of gravity behind the grip it might actually be usefull to have it on the left side of the gun even if youre right handed.

    Now for AA to post some decent numbers and i could find a spot in the far corner of my safe for it. Looks very nice.

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    Michael
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    Looks like Hard Air Magazine (HAM) just answered one of my questions 

    It will be offered either regulated or not. 
     

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    NMshooter
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    Way to go AA!!!!! Matt Dubber just showed you what is possible with a regulator and you listened. Just doing a few modifications like a regular could result in a huge increase in sale here in the US. I really like the carbine version of the Galahad. I think this could be a winner for them. Keep us posted with further details. This may be the bull pup I have been waiting for!

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    Tactical
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    One word. Very ugly looking! If Air Arms keeps this up they will be competing with Huben type of rifles.

    This is what they should have gone for

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    pcpgunman
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    They are already been laughed at over on the Czech forum :) http://forum.gunshop.cz/air-arms-bullpup-galahad-t26766.html

    Já bych to viděl takhle

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    mobilemail
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    I like it, and I generally don’t like bullpups. And its the first LH friendly one I have seen.

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    Matt_Dubber
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    “Michael”Is it regulated?
    Length?
    Weight?
    Size of airtube?
    Calibers offered?

    More please!

     

    
I am at the SHOT Show at the moment, so I can answer a few of these questions…pictures will have to wait though (no laptop with me).

    Carbine:
    -8lb
    -31.6″
    -15.5″ barrel length
    -28 ft.lb (.22)
    -20 shots/fill UNREGULATED
    -30 shots/fill REGULATED (only tested at 200 Bar, so can probably do more if filled to 230:)

    Full-Length:
    -8lb 6oz
    -35.5 in
    -Available in .177, .22 and .25
    -32 ft.lb in .22, 35 ft.lb in .25
    -45 shots/fil

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    Ginuwine1969
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    Matt can you check out if there is anything new with the Vulcan Tactic, anything new exciting at FX booth, and if there are any new Air compressors coming out?
     

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    cubo
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    mats400
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    It’s not very pretty but either am I.

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    gamyrick
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    I expected better.

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    spinj
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    Although I commend Air Arms’ attempt to widen their PCP line of air rifles, I personally think the design of the Galahad is a slight miss.  The huge gap between the barrel and air tube looks slightly awkward.  To lessen that gap, I think AA should have increased the diameter of the air tube.  This would increase shot count and may give the gun more front-end weight (though it might be negligible) and add to a more balanced bullpup since the weight of most bullpups is biased towards the rear.  If AA chooses to leave the Galahad the way it is, then I think they’re going to need a regulator fitted as standard to achieve a decent shot count from the small air tube.  That said, given AA’s reputation for quality products, I’m certain that the same quality is inherent in the Galahad as it is on their traditionally-styled rifles.   

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    AAS510_IRL
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    I’m a little disappointed (I think) I must say. As stated above the large ‘gap’ between the barrel and air tube doesn’t look good IMO.
    Most disappointing is the fact that they have remained with the safety button on the trigger, I hate this feature on my current S510.
    That said, I will wait to see further reviews before making up my mind.
    60 regulated shots at 32FPE is very good and If it has the same accuracy as existing products then it wont be bad.
    Congratulations to them though for their first attempt into the BP market.

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    cj_86
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    At first glance it didn’t appeal to me…but the more I look at its kind of growing on me. 

     

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    rwsmike
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    That thing is silly looking ….I just picked up a edgun r3m and it has show stopping looks lol

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    rockymtbiker
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    I would concur that the styling is awkward:  Overly large barrel/cylinder gap, a breech that looks like it was inspired by the steam-punk movement, an overly-small shroud that seems designed for inefficiency of function.  The stock has some lyrical lines.  Overall I am almost irritated by how the airgun manufacturers in general ignore the information available from consumers.  Ever since the bullpup craze hit the airgun field we’ve been asking why do these short, handy little guns weigh so much.  It’s paradoxical; you design a short, maneuverable carbine seemingly intended for field use and then weigh it down with overly bulky wooden stocks or equally massive cheap synthetic stocks.  Now we see three additional bullpups enter the fray (Ataman, Hatsan and AA) and the lightest entry weighs 8 lbs.  It’s almost insulting; we know that company reps visit some of the forums from time to time and yet no one listens (never mind the customers, we’re the experts).

    Like I said, I’m getting irritated; think I’ll grab my 5 lb Ruger 10/22 and go for a walk and cool down. 🙂

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    NMshooter
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    If you look all the pictures, it looks more balanced with a moderator on the Bullpup or in the carbine version. I will admit the shortest version looks likes it s missing something but I kinda like the carbine version. I agree that having a shrouded barrel would really help the appearance as well.
    http://www.dominoguns.com/files/AA/GALAHAD/FLYER.pdf

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    cj_86
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    I agree that airguns are beastly heavy compared to firearms, but how can you avoid the weight on a pcp? When I disassemble my ar15 the barrel seems to me to be the heaviest single part on the rifle. On a pcp, like the FX Royale and Bobcat for examples that I’ve owned, the air cylinder/bottle is the heaviest piece. In my opinion, the trend seems to be that customers want more power and more shots per fill and unless we find a more efficient system to propel these pellets, I don’t think we will see these guns getting as lightweight as firearms that most people are accustomed to. 

    CJ

     

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    NMshooter
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    Anyone have the starting cost of the regulated version?

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