Date: 26/2/2024 0:2

PY-5159-10620

Benjamin Akela PCP Air Rifle

Main Product Rating 4.54.5 (73 reviews)
Benjamin Akela PCP Air Rifle

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The Benjamin Akela PCP Air Rifle is a bullpup hunting rifle with attractive Turkish walnut stock and refined craftsmanship that includes Benjamin's typical reliability. Shorter and lighter than similar models in the Benjamin lineup, the Akela still has up to 32 FPE of power in .22 caliber, making it ideal for small game hunting or pest control.

The Akela offers adjustability and flexibility with an adjustable cheek rest, external power adjuster, and integrated manometer. Combined with the shrouded barrel, this airgun allows shooters to get relatively quiet and dependable shots.

The checkered grip and thumbhole stock combine with the rubber recoil pad to create a comfortable gun that allows accurate shots, and the unique sliding feature of the cheek rest offers a compact method of getting proper eye relief and cheek weld. When filled to 3000 PSI, the 280cc air cylinder gives up to 60 shots, and the 2 included rotary magazines mean less stopping to reload.

This rifle features a long Picatinny optics rail for mounting scopes, and includes a vertical and horizontal shoe adjustment for the 2-stage trigger. With a convenient sidelever and a quick-disconnect Foster fitting, it's also simple to fill and shoot.

For a maneuverable and powerful bullpup air rifle to hunt small game that's both beautiful and precise, get the Benjamin Akela PCP Air Rifle now from Pyramyd AIR.

Tech tip: Akela was tested by our tech department in .177 caliber with 8 grain pellets and shooting an average of 679 fps, it was dialed down to an impressive 8-10ftlbs muzzle energy, making it a great choice for basement plinking

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Benjamin Akela PCP Air Rifle

  • Precharged pneumatic
  • Sidelever action
  • 3000 PSI/206 BAR fill pressure
  • 280cc air cylinder
  • Turkish walnut thumbhole stock with checkered pistol grip
  • Externally adjustable power
  • Up to 60 shots per fill
  • Male Quick Disconnect Fill Fitting
  • Long Picatinny optics rail
  • Integral manometer
  • Shrouded barrel
  • Rubber buttpad
  • 2-stage trigger with adjustable shoe
  • Adjustable cheek piece
  • Rotary magazine 12 rounds (.22), 14 rounds (.177)
  • Length: 32.9 in.
  • Weight: 7.71 lbs.
  • 5-year limited warranty

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Benjamin Akela Specs

Max Velocity1100 fps
Overall Length32.9"
ButtplateSoft rubber recoil pad
FunctionRepeater
Weight7.71 lbs
ScopeableWeaver/Picatinny
SafetyManual
Suggested forSmall game hunting/target practice
Caliber.177 (4.5mm)
Loudness2-Low-Medium
Barrel Length18.9"
Shot Capacity14
BarrelRifled
Front Sightnone
Rear Sightnone
TriggerTwo-stage adjustable
ActionSidelever
PowerplantPre-charged pneumatic
Body TypeBullpup
Fixed/adj. powerMultiple settings
Cylinder Size280 cc
ShroudedYes
Operating Pressure3000 PSI / 206 BAR

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Things I liked:

This rifle does seem to have decent accuracy, certainly enough for pest control but maybe not for target shooting. It has a nice, light trigger pull (when the trigger works works).

Things I would have changed:

The pressure gauge is incorrect. It reads 3000 psi (full) when my known good pump gauge reads about 2500 psi. The trigger would cease to function after several shots. It had a "nylock" nut on the trigger transfer bar, but it was working loose. I had to use threadlocker to get it to stay in place. The picatinny rail slots are too narrow (I had to file my scope riser, which fits on my other rifles with a picatinny rail, to get it to secure to the rail on the Akela) The wood is really ugly on the replacement. It has little or no wood stain. The color is more like beech wood rather than Turkish walnut. Because of the light coloration, there are burn marks from the router bit that are visible. It requires a very tall scope mount. I had to use a fairly tall riser block to mount the UTG Bugbuster scope. Tall rings alone would not have positioned it high enough for comfortable shooting.

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The first rifle was beautiful, but it was a "lemon". The pressure gauge would jump (up or down) with each shot. The trigger stopped working. It was hard to chamber pellets. It leaked air from the chamber with each shot. Both magazines were cracked and had dimpled exit holes. The only good thing was the nicely finished walnut stock. I returned it to Pyramyd and Pyramyd quickly replaced it. However, the replacement is only a little better than the original. The pressure gauge does not jump, but it shows incorrect pressure. Both magazines were cracked (again). The trigger would stop working after about 50 shots. The stock, though solid and functional, seems to be unstained. It is very lightly colored with a couple of large, router burn marks clearly visible on the wood. Of the many wood-stocked rifles that I own, this is the ugliest. Overall, I am very disappointed with this purchase.

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Things I liked:

This rifle is simply amazing, weight, accuracy and is backyard friendly.

Things I would have changed:

Would be perfect if it had a better magazine and was regulated.

What others should know:

Buck-rail makes a lot of upgrades for this rifle.

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Things I liked:

Great looking and easy to operate. Many shots per tank.

Things I would have changed:

Mention in manual which scope and rings give enough height to see through scope comfortably as there are no iron sights.

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  • Jmc51@ix.netcom.com from USA asked:

    How do you remove the gun stock so I can refinish with coats of Tru Oil to bring out the beauty of the wood?

    • Aaron from USA answered:

      unscrew the allen bolt under the grip with the included allen key

  • Steven from USA asked:

    does akela make an adjustable buttpad or maybe an after market?

    • Scot from USA asked:

      do the strap connectors on the gun (for attaching strap) come off?

      • Aaron from USA answered:

        Yes they are just wood screws. Put a small allen wrench or screwdriver through the hole and turn them out. I removed mine.

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