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    rockymtbiker
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    Vulcan .25–6.3 lbs.  Air Arms Slayer Pup listed as weighing 6.6 lbs but Tom says it will probably be lighter.  Light weight comes from using quality materials like titanium for reservoir tubes and (at the risk of repeating what has been said over and over and over by many), replace those darn bulky wooden stocks and cheap fiberglass boat anchors with carbon fiber.  

    Look at the Cricket, for example.  From my understanding all the Cricket models use the same inletting.  So Kalibrgun could go to a CF manufacturer and say I want, what, 2000 stocks in CF, and if that CF manufacturer were located in China I’m hypothesizing a per unit cost comparable to current monstrosities.  But they don’t bother.

    But I agree that reservoirs, regs and breech assemblies will always add weight.  However, look at the Modroc–uses an aluminum barrel to make a 51″ long gun weigh 7 lbs.  Aluminum barrel, titanium reservoir, CF stock–I would postulate a 5 lb weight or less.   

    That’s my point; the manufacturers aren’t listening; they’re not trying.
     

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

    
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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    FukoChan
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    “Tactical”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

    
I have to agree with tactical on this one. It is very displeasing to my eye. He didnt even use one word now that i think about it lol!

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    Scott_MCT
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    I think it looks pretty good.  However the gap between the barrel and air tube gets to me.  It’s like someone who has a big gap between their front teeth.  Please go to the dentist, they can fix that!

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    Ginuwine1969
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    Yeah the gap is a deal breaker for me as well.  I also read somewhere yesterday that the regulated version is 12 foot pound version only, the FAC versions where not regulated.

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    HauntedMyst
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    It’s….unique.   Not as straight out fugly as the Daystate Pulsar but it is pretty close.   It looks like a Frankengun.  None of the parts flow from on section to the next.  It looks like a super soaker mixed with a Brocock Contour G6

    Life is too short to carry an ugly gun.  Too many nice looking, great performing guns out there to use an ugly gun.  

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    Lou
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    It sure is ugly. Airarms are know for making beautiful guns, this one is not. You can kinda tell that they switched hands recently. I think they should work on that huge gap between the barrel and the air cylinder, it might look more appealing then.

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    pcpgunman
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    And probably laid off a bunch of good people also.

    The all black version looks not bad. Forward cocking lever is clever. Asking 1600 euro is a bit much for these however. I hope between now and May when these do to hit the stores we will see a revised version. Or just keep them all black like FX does with their Wildcat and remove that barrel band and add wider diameter baffled shroud. It can work with just a few tweaks and lower selling price for them.

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    NMshooter
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    If their goal is to compete with the Wildcat it needs to be regulated and and shrouded at $1200-1300. If the they mean to compete with the pulsar at $1800 and up they may be in trouble. Not sure about the rest of you guys, but, I just can’t see paying over $1500 for a bull pup.  I probably would have gone with Vulcan but when they went with the cheap wood stock, I was out. I do believe the manufacturers need to make a profit and I really don’t mind paying when they spare no expense, but don’t expect me to buy when you they have  scrimped along the way! You want top dollar give us your best, otherwise, we might as well get a Hatsan or Marauder and trick it up!

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    scubajeeper
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    I  concur with most of you, they missed it on looks. It’s not appealing to me at all. When Matt did his interview with the lady at AA, I got the feeling they were coming out with a pup and I expected it to be something really special. I’m sure it’s of typical AA quality, I just wish it didn’t have the gap.

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    NoMan
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    “NMshooter”If their goal is to compete with the Wildcat it needs to be regulated and and shrouded at $1200-1300. If the they mean to compete with the pulsar at $1800 and up they may be in trouble. Not sure about the rest of you guys, but, I just can’t see paying over $1500 for a bull pup.  I probably would have gone with Vulcan but when they went with the cheap wood stock, I was out. I do believe the manufacturers need to make a profit and I really don’t mind paying when they spare no expense, but don’t expect me to buy when you they have  scrimped along the way! You want top dollar give us your best, otherwise, we might as well get a Hatsan or Marauder and trick it up!

    
Agree with all of the above.  Especially the Vulcan stock comment.  At their price range the wood stock is junk.

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    Gunnertrones
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    Guys, this is something ELSE! In its way it differ from all the rest, and I think AA have an exciting contribution to the pcp segment with the Galahad. The question now; How does it preform?

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    Rogvi
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    It’s not nice to look at!
    But how it shoots i don’t know?

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    Dan25
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    First look, awkward, odd looking.  I am sure the fit and finish is first rate but for $1800 you can do better.

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    Strikey
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    I have never been a fan of bullpup rifles, air or powderburners, the Wildcat nearly swayed me but that AA offering is giving me a good reason to stay with traditional style rifles, That air rifle is ugly!

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    Crutcherro1
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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I personally like the  looks of the Galahd. It isn’t a classic rifle look, but no bulpup is. I really love that AA now has an options for a regulated and truly ambidextrous rifle. If it lives up to its S510 heritage of being accurate and the price is competitive, I think AA has a winner.    

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    Michael
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    I for one think the stock looks very ergonomically. I’ve found that some of the “other” stocks that look nice, simply aren’t comfortable (kind of like when a woman wears high heels that look great, but she ends up kicking them off half way thru the night because they hurt).

    I also read somewhere that AA decided it was more important to keep the scope as close to the barrel as possible. I don’t mind the “gap” some of you are referring to. Looks like you could fit a shroud/LDC combo very well.

    I’ve always wanted an Air Arms, and I think they really stepped outside of their traditional comfort zone to make this. I applaud them, and I am very much looking forward to getting my trigger finger on this bullpup and trying out that unique cocking lever.

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    aa_limited
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    how much will it be costing? what is the suggested price?

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

     

    
This to me, looks better. Quick photoshop edit. If I were real picky, I woulda slapped on a dove tail instead of a pickatinny. Looks better in my opinion.
    I very much like the stock and the cheekpiece but it stops there. The original picture makes me feel like it is(with the scope) taller than it is long. That may be fixed with another scope but still. The barrel in proportion to the rest of the gun looks flimsy. I have the same issue with the FX Boss for example. I would prefer a shroud all the way instead of that really thin barrel.

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    NoMan
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    The photoshop does look better.  The stock looks good and would really look great on a Vulcan.

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