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Benjamin Kratos Reviews

Benjamin Kratos PCP Air Rifle

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4.5 (26 reviews)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:

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By chris from USA on 2020-09-01 15:11:56

Things I liked:

I like everything about this air rifle. The wood is GORGEOUS. Excellent fit and finish. 50 yard accuracy is a tack driving machine using JSB 18 gr and pretty darn nice at 50 yards using NSA .217 HS-HP slugs at 24.8 gr The rifle feels perfectly balanced for off hand shooting and bench resting it feels like it was made for it. VERY QUIET in the .22 cal. So far I am liking this thing very much. Cocking is super smooth and easy. Shroud feels stiffer than the marauders shroud with less flex if touched. Outstanding shot count too!!

Things I would have changed:

I received my kratos yesterday, bought direct from Crosman and shot almost 500 JSB 18s through it and about half a box of the NSA slugs through it. So far I have not found anything about it I would change. I was initially off put by hearing it was not going to be made in the USA, but whoever put it together in Turkbenjistan did an excellent job and I have no complaints so far.

What others should know:

Not American made, but very very very nice quality. Beautiful wood, powerful and accurate. Stock up on ammo because this thing gets a TON OF SHOTS on a single fill. I think i am getting almost 50 shots before it seems to start losing steam at 50 yards. Seriously you will burn through a 500 count can of JSBs in no time. Groups with JSBs have been about 1/2 inch at 50 and the NSAs are doing about an inch maybe 3/4 inch for 5 shot groups. Buy one of these, you will love it.

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

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By William from USA on 2020-09-28 12:40:54

Things I liked:

Good looking tack driver

Things I would have changed:

Received with just under 2,600 psi. On first attempt to fill The compressor shut off at 3000 psi and rifle went to 2,900 and as I disconnected rifle went to 2,650. Retried and again rifle went back to 2,650 psi.

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  • 5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Accuracy, quiet report, beautiful walnut stock

    Things I would have changed:

    External trigger adjustment instead of having to remove the stock to access the screw. Needs a barrel band but luckily I was able to purchase one on Ebay for $35. Owner's Manual is useless. Nothing is covered as far as tuning the rifle and maintenance. A pellet tray should come with the rifle.

    What others should know:

    I have only owned this rifle for two weeks and have found no issues.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Great accurate gun & it gets lots of shots & id buy it again but mine had a problem with it in zeroing so after trying 3 scopes on it & trying to get itright I had no choice but to return it & I just decided on upgrading to another rifle of my choice Ive had on my list anyway but I may return to this gun later as it is a very accurate rifle with many shots per fill. It was no fault of Pyrimid air just a fluke that it had a problem I could not Handel myself so I opted to send it back but in all the years I have purchased many air rifles from them its the first time Ive Sent any thing back. Go for it as its A great rifle. I had the 25

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing just not having to send it back. Great rifle

    What others should know:

    Can not say anything but get lots of ammo.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    1.0 1.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Quality, good amount of shots out of air tank, like everything about it except accuracy

    Things I would have changed:

    Filling port, hard to get to, got an extension for the foster fitting helped

    What others should know:

    Gun was really not accurate, first couple of shots ok, then they went everywhere, tried everything, nothing helps. Goinyto exchange it, hope the next one is good

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Everything is perfect

    Things I would have changed:

    Maybe have it already finished with linseed oil

    What others should know:

    Its so worth what they are asking for the price

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Beautifully balanced and accurate air rifle. Competes with air rifles 2 to 3 times its price. Performs like a regulated air rifle for the first 48 shots on full power, as the capacity of the tank exceeds the amount of air required for 48 shots. Somewhere between 49 to 60 shots the velocity finally begins to fall off, but the Kratos holds 900 to 920 fps with 18.13 grain pellets for the first 48 shots, and the velocity doesn't fall off below 900 fps until the mid 50 shot range.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Easy maintenance.

    Things I would have changed:

    Single shot tray.

    What others should know:

    Really powerful factory settings. My favorite old air rifle (over 20 years) which is similar design have to retire.

  • 4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Well made, heavy duty. Reliable so far.

    Things I would have changed:

    Make it a little lighter. Smooth/round the edges ot the wood.

    What others should know:

    Works well with the different ammo that I've used. I would recommend it...

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    I like the accuracy along with the weight of the gun at first I thought it would be extremely heavy but its actually really light didn't take long to site it in.

    Things I would have changed:

    I would change nothing

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    This is a wonderful rifle. Price and aesthetic no. 1 the quality of wood and finish on the rifle is high quality no. 2 Accurate and powerful no. 3. Thank you Benjamin and Kral

    Things I would have changed:

    Barrel band to support possible barrel droop.

    What others should know:

    5 year warranty from Benjamin. Sold me.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    first pcp the power is great wow pcp is the way to go

    Things I would have changed:

    nothing

    What others should know:

    five stars to pyramyd air

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Well first it has a beautiful walnut stock. The fit and finish and balance with a scope are right on. Accuracy is on par with guns costing twice or more. Likes FX 18. Pellets. Bought this for the higher shot count and Im Not disappointed getting 60 full powered shots in 22.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

    What others should know:

    The five year warranty a big plus. Needs a barrel band and I put one on. The quick fill port under the stock another plus next to the air gauge.

  • 3.0 3.0

    3.0 3.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Powerful

    Things I would have changed:

    Better quality control. The power adjuster was Frozen, unable to turn. Every place on the stock that had a threaded brass fitting was over sanded leaving the fitting sticking out past the wood. This made it impossible for the pic mount to ever sit flush. The cheek rest has suck sharp edges you had to avoid touching.

    What others should know:

    I have bought three items from Pyramyd Air and all three items have had some significant issues. Nomad ll Compressor failed, Kratos had very poor build quality with frozen parts, and even my FX dreamline is on its way to a repair facility for numerous issues. Im going to start shopping other air gun sites for big purchases and only use Pyramyd Air for ammo and other small stuff.

  • 5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Fit and finish are very good, the side lever loading bar is handy, accuracy is amazing for a .25 caliber, one hole constantly out to 35 yards and near perfect to 50 yards , using JSB 25 gr pellets. The picatinny rail is full length of the receiver and holds a 14 Inch scope with room to spare. The trigger is smooth enough and the pull is acceptable but not adjustable. I haven't kept count but shots before refill are somewhere north of 40.

    Things I would have changed:

    Fill valve is short an extra 1/4 - 3/8 inch would better. A adjustable trigger should have been included at this price point. The lever loading bar isn't very smooth better ones are available. I could have bought a CZ varmint rifle in dark walnut for the price of these air rifles.

    What others should know:

    Fun and extremely accurate gun that competes well with other guns in this price range. Not disappointed and think Benjamin has a winner in these new guns from Turkey.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Function, air capacity, sidelever and handling of this airgun are amazing. Its pretty too. Seems much lighter than my Marauder and has more punch than my Marauder. Shoots over 850 FPS with heavy pellets. Still working on breaking it in and finetuning accuracy. Maurader 3/8" ctc groups at 35 yds and Kratos over 1/2" groups at 35 yds. BTW sidelevers rock vs bolts.

    Things I would have changed:

    I'm happy with the gun.

    What others should know:

    Not a great gun for hand pumpers. Its a big tank.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Feels great to shoot. Quiet, powerful, amazing accuracy, and high shot count

    Things I would have changed:

    a replaceable bottle would be nice.

    What others should know:

    Consistent same hole groups at 30-50 yards. Dial the power back just a little and you'll get 100 shots over 800 fps with JSB 18.13. Just a really nice gun to shoot.

  • 5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I like almost everything about the rifle. The raised cheekpiece and picatinny rail were my deciding factors between the Benji and the Kral that I was considering. I especially like the trigger shoe being adjustable. Such a small detail, but I really like it. Also, who doesn't love the high shot count that a bottle gives you?

    Things I would have changed:

    First and foremost, I would be more careful in manufacturing to make sure that the forward-most barrel o-ring didn't get cut in two when assembling. Shotty to find that on a brand new rifle. Secondly would be the price point. How can powder-burners have an entry level price of ~300 USD and have a LOT more steel and machining costs, as compared to an air rifle like this. Manufacturers are making bucks.off of airgunners. Most might not agree with this, but how about a creep-free single stage trigger? Almost any accuracy criteria one looks at, should get inspiration from the Benchrest powder-burner industry.

    What others should know:

    I would buy this rifle again. I'm getting 70 usable shots before accuracy suffers. P.O.I. drops by only 1/2" between shot number one and shot number 70. Impressive. Also, 26gr Polymags are leaving the barrel at 903 at max settings. I would like the upper end of the adjustment range to offer more speed. Only so I can shoot heavier pellets without dropping below 850-ish.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Extremely quiet, extremely accurate, quality build, quality parts.. Benjamin reliability through and through. It’s a tack driver at 75yds, 1” groups at 85yds 2.5” groups at 120yds... YES 2.5” @120yds! (Measured with accurate caliper, from bench rest in <2mph wind, 74°f weather, 72% humidity, 760 elevation) cabellas “AR” scope, 4-16x40sfp. Rifle comes well packaged, with molded (cutout) foam inlay, 2 magazines, tool kit (all the Allen wrenches you need) and a Foster Quick Connect.. plus a few spare o-rings).

    Things I would have changed:

    Only thing I would change is the single screw hold on the forward lower picatinny. Ive experienced the occasional spin of my bipod due to only one screw holding the rail to the stock. Definitely warrants a second screw.. Also, its isnt really needed, as you can tune down the power on the turn-dial, but Id still like to see a regulated version come out. Although, shot string 1-48 are all within 38 FPS of each other. So there again- regulation isnt all that necessary at this point

    What others should know:

    My set up is as follows: I shoot 3 different weights of pellet, all H&N.. -I shoot 18gr barracuda hunters and Barracuda 18 at 3/4 power (best groups at this speed, tunes out to just over 830FPS) and they are 1/4 groups at 35yds 21 grain (.218) slug HPsand 21gr barracuda match pellets, at 100% power (910fps) and they are hole in hole at 35yds.. these like the faster speed and by far the match pellet is literally 5 shots/same hole.. amazingly accurate lastly is the 27gr Slug HP, back down to 3/4 power.. the groups open up at higher speeds and Ive found 3/4 power delivers about 780fps on the 27gr, and the group closes up to hole in hole at 35yds Stepping out to distances of 100yds or more, I prefer slug only. The match pellets even began to stray at this distance The 21gr (.218) fly true @100% power out to 120yds leaving 2.5 groups The 27gr (.218) at 3/4 power produce just over 1.5 groups at 120yds. I havent tested beyond 120 but feel a 4in group at 150 is easily accomplishable. Cheers!

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Like pretty much everything. The ergonomics could not be better. This thing fits me like a glove. The accuracy is maybe a little better than expected.

    Things I would have changed:

    While the stock is beautiful, it almost feels unfinished. I am considering adding something to it. The owners manual definitely needs help. Crosman/Benjamin obviously spared every expense when producing it. At first look it appears substantial. Then you discover it is written in six languages. It contains only three pages of on the gun and a page of warranty information. Most of the gun pages are filled with safety messages that any air gunner already knows. It contains very little useable information on the gun. I recommend YouTube!

    What others should know:

    My gun has a sweet spot in the pressure range. From 3000 to around 2500 psi the accuracy was what I would considered good. (3/4 To 1 inch) Somewhere around 2500 psi the pattern tightened up. From 2500 to 1500 psi this thing is a one hole shooter. The sound level was was reasonable but I added a DonnyFL Ronin and brought it down more. I is not quite mouse fart level but definitely backyard friendly. I am elated with my purchase!

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Beautiful wood. 480 cc bottle. Quiet report. Nicely balanced in hand. Adjustable power. Hard hitting.

    Things I would have changed:

    The first stage of the trigger's travel has a minor bit of creep. I currently only have about 600 pellets through it, so I suspect it will smooth out more with use.

    What others should know:

    I'm very pleased with this air rifle. The wood is gorgeous. It was dry when I first received it, so I wiped it down with some orange oil wood polish, and that did the trick. It is very well balanced in hand, and the side lever action is a joy to use. The two features I like the best are the power adjuster and the 480 cc bottle. The power adjuster actually works. I have it set on low power for target practice in the garage, and it throws 14.3 grain pellets at roughly 550 fps. Yet when I turn it all the way up, it propels 18 grain pellets at nearly 930 fps. And those are just the high and low power settings. You can also adjust it anywhere in between. As for the bottle, I couldn't be happier. It supplies 55-60 good shots on high power; however, on low, it provides over 150! To refill, I use a Benjamin handpump. If I shoot the gun all the way down to 1500 psi, it takes about 180 pumps to refill. That's not bad, but I rarely shoot it down that low. Bottom line: Highly recommended!

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Fit and finish for the money that is paid. It is a sub MOA shooter for me with the FX .25 pellets and the H & N Hunter Extreme. I get 900fps with the 25.4 grain pellets. I'm in love with it, all I need now is a future release of a regulator for this beast.

    Things I would have changed:

    (mod) adjust the trigger to pull under 2 lbs.

    What others should know:

    Nothing more to say

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