The barrel is, of course, of paramount importance in any gun and it is one of the key features of our first PCP. Featuring a choked 450mm long unit supplied by reputed German manufacturer Lothar Walther, the accuracy of the Dark Bull BP on the barrel side is guaranteed. So far accuracy tests have been performed in open field at 100m and, according to our sources, results are impressive. The barrel is semi-shrouded and integrates suppressing functions in order to keep the Dark Bull impressively silent. Following the current trend in the market we decided to include a 1/2 UNF male adaptor to make their rifle even quieter.
The Dark Bull BP features a regulator in order to provide die maximum shots per fill at a constant velocity. The regulator is a high-performance in-house design, developed by our technical team. Working pressure of the regulator is 135 Bar (1,959 PSI) and die maximum filling pressure is 250 Bar (3,620 PSI). The user can easily monitor the pressure by checking the WIKA colour-coded pressure gauge. WIKA is the global market leader on pressure measurement. The gauge is located at the front side of the 340cc aluminum air cylinder, where the quick-fill port is found as well.
Action and magazines
The side-bolt action has been designed to provide an easy and smooth cocking of the air rifle for all marksman. A self-indexing automatic magazine is supplied as a standard and there is also a unique Multi-Shot tray. The concept of the Multi-Shot tray was developed while thinking about retaining top accuracy provided by a single-shot tray and enjoying the comfort of magazines.
The trigger unit on the Norica Dark Bull BP is fully adjustable on both weight and travel length. As with other bullpups, though, adjustments require you to disassemble die European beech wood stock from the action. We also revealed that the trigger pull weight is between 200g and » 400g, making it a pleasure to shoot but very easy to control at the same time. The safety is manual and works with a lever located in front of the metal trigger blade.