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Truckr6969

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Benjamin Akela
« on: August 01, 2020, 02:35:57 AM »
Just ordered Karen's Benjamin Akela in .22 cal can't wait for it to get here and get her shooting again will add to post when it gets here and as she shoots it... will post pics ..... it has arrived
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Re: Benjamin Akela
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2020, 08:25:04 AM »
I’ll be interested in reading your report. A BullPup certainly is attractive to me and the one type of Airgun I do not own.

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Re: Benjamin Akela
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2020, 04:35:22 PM »
ok the Akela is a tack driver right up to the point Karen cycled the safety and the gun would not fire sending it back for repair or replace
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Re: Benjamin Akela
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2020, 05:04:16 PM »
It is an amazing little gun for sure. Great wood, excellent weight distribution, highly accurate, and very efficient with air. Shame it broke down. Feel real bad for y'all about it.
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Re: Benjamin Akela
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2020, 05:12:14 PM »
What a crock...!

Another friend of mine, bought a Gauntlet. Yes, it is only a $300 airgun, but out of the box (!) it would not hold air. Replaced and the replacement  leaked! Long story short, on the fourth one, and apparently it is doing okay. It seems to me, that in all of these cases, quality control was lacking. Nonetheless, we're (collectively) out the shipping, time delay, etc., instead of enjoying the fruits of our labor. Doesn't bode well for the industry!
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Re: Benjamin Akela
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2020, 03:12:41 AM »
Update .... Sarge got in touch with the Tech/engineer last night and he wants the gun in his hands
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Re: Benjamin Akela
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2020, 04:54:24 AM »
I'll be eagerly following along on this.  I hope it all gets worked out favorably.  I have a Cayden coming, it should arrive later this week.  Hopefully, what happened to yours is just a fluke and will be resolved quickly.
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Re: Benjamin Akela
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2020, 01:43:41 PM »
Karen's gun will be home Tuesday and shooting it again by next weekend
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Re: Benjamin Akela
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2020, 11:16:14 AM »
My Cayden arrived this past Tuesday.  So far, I'm very happy with it!  Beautiful stock, whisper quiet with a monster Neil Clague LCD, and very accurate with the 15.89 and 18.13 grain JSB's! 
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Re: Benjamin Akela
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2020, 04:20:24 PM »
Karen got in some shooting time today ...target was at 50 yards
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Re: Benjamin Akela
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2020, 03:57:35 AM »
One of the things I'd like to see.... We have (had!) all sorts of airgun shooting contests. Utah Airgun's Rocky Mountain challenge is one of the better ones. But what we don't have, is a screamer group award!

Currently, the official 100 yard, bench-rest screamer group is .0077" CTC, shot by Mike Stinnett, in 2013 using a .30 Stewart (wildcat based on the 6.5 Grendel). The group was so small, they had to use a 60 power microscope to measure it!

The point here is, why isn't there a screamer group award for airguns??
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