Seneca Aspen Multi-Pump PCP Air Rifle, welcome to the pyramid insider I’m Tyler.patner today we have a brand new multi.pumped PCP in 25 caliber from air.venturi the Seneca.[Music].[Applause].so the Aspen was announced in 2018.actually and this 25 caliber version was.announced at shacho 2019 so kind of.updating the 177 and 22 offering that.are actually already available online.now now we were gonna review a 22 but we.had the opportunity to give you guys.kind of a first look at the 25 here so.it’s very interested to see how this.performs compared to the 1:7 sevens and.22s that I’ve already tried there are a.lot of features here in the Aspen so.let’s start at the front as we always do.we have a fully shrouded rifled barrel.now inside of the shroud there are not.any baffles now I have personally put.some baffles in there to see if it helps.quiet it down at all the guns pretty.quiet from the factory and it honestly.doesn’t make too much of a difference so.something to know it’s about as quiet as.it’s gonna get and it’s not really loud.but we’ll obviously get that over the.sound meter for you guys out at the.range and dropping down below the shroud.we have our air cylinder and you’ll.notice the air cylinder is very thin on.this gun and that is because you have.the onboard pump here at your disposal.to keep the gun aired up we’ll talk.about filling the gun here in just a.minute but let’s hit some of the other.features we do of course have a barrel.band keeping everything nice and secure.and you’ll notice on the side here we do.have a rotating swivel stud to match a.swivel stud at the back of the stock for.those of you that are gonna be toting.this gun around and might want to sling.and you’ll of course notice that the.Aspen has a full synthetic stock which.does have some texturing on the fore end.as well as the grip area pretty.comfortable stock I have no gripes with.it myself so far using it and of course.the pump arm kind of drops down here to.give you a little like a nice off hand.palm shelf on the gun which I like from.a standing chop perspective it’s.actually pretty comfortable to bring.into the shoulder nice little feature.there as well the stock ends in a rubber.butt pad and you do have an ambidextrous.raised cheek piece here as well molded.in and talking about the breech there.are a lot of things going on here on the.breech you of course have your pressure.gauge which is really important on this.gun because as you shoot you’re actually.going to see it move in pretty.significant increments now we’ll show.you that when we get out on to the range.but that’s going to be important because.you’ll want to know where you’re at when.you pump this thing back up you don’t.want to pump more than you need to and.also you don’t want to shoot to a point.where you get outside of that usable.pressure range of this gun now as it.says on the breech of a thirty six.hundred P.maxvill pressure so 250 bar for those of.you dealing in european units and of.course you have a side lever action.which is nice and smooth kind of have.this long lever here which is actually.really nice to grip down it’s not a very.hard cocking after it works very well.and with the gun you are going to get a.single shot trainer yours is going to be.black this is actually a prototype one.that they had to send with this gun and.then an eight round magazine basically a.marauder gauntlet style mag and those.will work I can’t confirm that for you.now and just below your cocking lever we.do have a hunter style safety that is.easy to flip on and off it’s actually in.the shape of a pellet or a little copper.pellet here which is kind of a nice.touch I guess it’s a little weird but.it’s it’s alright you get the red dot.when you’re getting hot and since we’ve.already cocked the gun we can go ahead.and decock it just by holding that lever.back pulling that trigger and letting it.go forward pretty easy to do and.flipping the gun around here on the.other side of the breech we do actually.have a two-step power adjuster so this.is a transfer port adjustment like we.see on the air arms guns you have a high.and a low setting very easy and of.course we’ll test it see what it does.the shot count and of course power on.top of the breech you have an 11.millimeter dovetail now the rifle does.come with a 4 by 32 adjustable objective.scope with a mil dot reticle not a bad.scope option before our testing since.we’re purely paper punching here to see.the guns accuracy I went with a mantis 4.to 12 a budget-friendly scope and would.be a good option if you’re looking for.something with a little bit more.magnification didn’t mount it in some.high rings here just know that if you do.have a larger than 44 millimeter.objective bail scope you are definitely.going to want to go with high rings on.that and you may also need them to clear.the magazine depending on the saddle.height of your scope as well last thing.I want to hit on before we talk about.filling this gun here you do have a.hammer spring tension adjustment at the.back of the action here simple allen key.adjustment you put it in there and.you’re able to turn it clockwise.counterclockwise just know that that is.going to allow you to play with the.velocity of your gun a little bit for.your chosen pellet but it may have an.impact on shot count and how many shots.are getting before you have to pump this.guy up again so keep that in mind as you.adjust dropping down to the trigger we.do have a two-stage adjustable trigger.out of the box feels like it’s about.three pounds but a nice clean first.second.stage wall and it’s breaking nice and.crisp for me so I have no complaints.with the triggers so far out of the box.but of course we’ll test it for you as.well and then just in front of that.you’ll notice this locking mechanism now.what that is is a pump lockout so right.now this is in the locked configuration.and it will actually keep you from.opening the pump arm so we’re gonna.press that on through and you see it pop.out on the other side there that’s gonna.allow us to go ahead and open this pump.arm now this is really the meat and.potatoes of the gun guys this is why.this gun is significant an inexpensive.pcp we’ve seen this before an.inexpensive PCP with a built-in onboard.pump that’s well it’s a game changer all.right so this is what makes this gun.significant that onboard pump now one of.the things I do want to show you while.we have this open here now don’t worry.if you don’t want to fill this with the.pump you don’t have to you actually have.a little cover here for your fill port.comes with a probe and this is actually.has a quick disconnect machined on to it.so nice little stick probe here that.you’re gonna insert into that hole and.then you can air it up with your tank or.for whatever reason if you were crazy.enough to use a secondary pump to fill a.gun with a pump on it you could do that.too now my recommendation for those of.you out there that have accessory fill.equipment if you have a tank go ahead.and fill this with the probe and your.tank beforehand get it up to thirty six.pressure and then use the pump arm to.keep yourself topped up that would be.the way I would do it and that’s how.we’ve done it so far.talking about the pumping effort this is.actually in my opinion easier to pump.than a hand pump is especially when you.get to high pressure I can pump this all.the way to 3600 psi doing just this.right here at a lower effort and I can.do it.with a handle now I’m not actually gonna.fill it all the way in front of you guys.but I can tell you it takes about 80.strokes or at least for this gun it took.about 80 strokes to fill it from empty.with just the pump arm so it can be done.it’s not exactly the most fun thing in.the world but you can do it if you have.to if you don’t have other fill.equipment and that’s really the beauty.of this gun it has everything you need.with pcp accuracy quiet all the features.with an onboard pump this is a one-time.cost gun.I love that this is like the springer or.the multi pump of the PCP world because.it has everything built-in that you need.now that we’ve run you through the.features we’re gonna head out to the.range today we’re gonna start on the.chronograph though that’s gonna be.really important for this gun we need to.figure out what our pressure range is.that’s usable before we go ahead and.extend our range and see what kind of.accuracy the Aspen can produce so before.we go ahead and put this on paper at 45.yards to see what kind of accuracy it’s.producing I need to figure out what my.usable range is from a pressure.perspective so what we’re gonna do is.we’re gonna shoot an entire chronograph.string now it’s gonna be pretty short.because the on board cylinder on this.gun is very small so what I’m gonna try.and determine here is between what.pressure ranges on that gauge I need to.keep the pressure between to get my most.consistent results so let’s see what.happens over the chronograph we decided.to test with the jsb King 25 4’s they.performed well on our pre testing so.figured that was our best option here.and they’re running right above 800 feet.per second producing about 37.foot-pounds and as you can see I’m.getting four or five shots here within.10 to 20 feet per second and so that’s.really telling me I have to keep this in.a nice tight range so I’m gonna take.three shots pump it up so I can keep it.as close to that you know 800 to 805.mark as I can for all five of these.shots for the group on my gauge right.now I’ve taken eight shots and I met.about 2400 psi so I know I need to keep.this between roughly like 3300 and 2500.to get good consistent shots now because.that only amounts to four shots or so.I’m gonna take three and I’m gonna pump.up like eight or ten times to keep this.thing topped up as we’re shooting and.that’s really the whole point of the.Aspen here it’s a self-regulated pcp.meaning that you as the person pumping.it and filling it are regulating it as.you’re shooting.[Music].so with the Aspen in 25 caliber at 45.yards we did all five shot groups as we.showed you guys over the chronograph on.that high power setting we’re getting.three to four good shots and then I’m.gonna pump up a couple times make sure.it stays within that good usable.pressure range get my fourth and my.fifth shot typically so that was for.every group same procedure all fired.from the magazine starting with the H&N.baracuda is out there at forty five.yards one point one inch group had this.one got to go on me a little bit but not.a bad pellet certainly didn’t seem to.pellet picky as we were going along also.the predator poly mags grouping in there.right about an inch so a solid hunting.option especially closer range this is.gonna be a very devastating pellet on.live game then coming in at.three-quarters of an inch the King.heavies those jsps at thirty three point.nine s now we did also try the mark twos.they didn’t group as well not sure why.but the standard king heavies were.definitely better but the best one of.all the standard Kings from jsb five.eighths of an inch about point six this.is a dime size group they’re 45 yards.out of the Aspen good stuff now we’re.gonna go take it over the chronograph on.low-power and show you guys what you can.expect from a shot count in an energy.perspective testing on low power with.the jsb King 25 fours the Aspen here in.25 calibers doing about 17 foot-pounds.of energy off of a fulfil now I really.want you guys to key in on those first.10 shots because you’re going from about.550 feet per second down to about 535 or.so so you’re within 20 feet per second.so you’re gonna get good enough.consistency with the velocities to.maintain good accuracy and that’s really.what we’re looking for here so for those.of you that are doing close range pest.elimination or even some target shooting.you know low power is going to be a much.more conservative and easy to use.setting for you and it’s going to keep.you from pumping all the time like high.power is.the Seneca Aspen in 25 caliber a.questionable name to be honest with you.but solid performance quiet gun decent.power about 36 37 foot-pounds dime-sized.accuracy obviously out at 45 yards and.for a gun in this price point that’s.really all you can ask for it’s got a.solid trigger that’s fully adjustable.comes with the scope that’s going to be.usable for you hunters out there.although personally for me I upgraded it.you’ve got hammer spring tension.adjustment the transfer port adjustment.magazine-fed single shot tray the.ability to fill it with the on-board.pump or a tank of course this thing.doesn’t lack for features and for the.money you’re talking about if you are a.hunter a prepper or just somebody likes.having a gun by the door ready to go.this is a great option that fills a void.right now in the market an affordable.entry-level option that doesn’t require.you to purchase extra fill equipment.that’s where the aspen comes in so if.you’re on the verge of getting into PCPs.you want that super nice accuracy.without having to buy all the extra.equipment boom here’s your answer guys.take a look at the Aspen and a little.bit more detail on pyramid air comm.right now for the insider i’m tyler.patner we appreciate you guys joining us.today as always don’t forget to Like.comment and subscribe.we’ll see it the next one. 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