Thoughts on KRAL PCP Rifles Please.
im looking to get into the PCP world this summer. I can’t afford $1,000 for an air rifle. I started kinda nosing around a tiny bit and read about the KRAL brand of air rifles. Many of them look really nice and they aren’t near as expensive as what many others are.
Im a bit curious about them. What do you all think about these rifles? Do you own and shoot one? If so, please tell about your experiences.
How accurate are these rifles typically? If I’d get a 0.177, I’d like to shoot out to 40-50 meters. I don’t hunt and all I enjoy is punching paper.
I really like the looks of their bull pup designs. If all things being equal, I’d likely go for a bull pup over a standard rifle or carbine. They just look like they are more comfortable to shoulder.
Anyway, anything you care to add would be appreciated. Thank you for your time and help.
Can't add anything cause I've never even seen one. How ever curious if you shoot spring piston or what ever else.
I currently shoot a Diana 34 Classic Pro Break barrel in 0.177
Benjamin Akela, made by Kral for Crosman (they own Benjamin) so you'd get the bonus of a 5 year warranty. Don't own one but reading across different forums, they're apparently very well liked by their owners so maybe one to consider.
I can offer some first hand on the Benjamin Kral-Man models. There are three, Akela bull-pup, Cayden "classic" rifle style with same slimline air tank as the Akela, and Kratos, which is essentially the Cayden but with a big 50cc air tank.
All three have the same trigger, sidelever action, and magazines. I've got the Kratos and it is a very well put together set up. Once I got my scope dialed in, I can get many pellets through the same hole. It's a great bang for your buck. The barrel is shrouded and it's pretty quiet. a Donnyfl adapter is availble so I added a Tanto suppressor, and now it's really quiet!
I had been looking at the Kral Puncher Pro 500,. but when the Kratos came out, it seemed like slight improvement on functionality, and with the great Crossman warranty and customer service for those in the States, it seemed a no brainer. I have not been disappointed. I believe the Cayden tends to be the lowest priced option of the three, but I really wanted the big air tank of the Kratos.