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Benjamin Armada Semi-Auto PCP Air Rifle Now Shipping

The Benjamin Armada Semi-Auto PCP air rifle was announced at the 2022 SHOT Show. HAM readers will also have seen a first glimpse of it in a previous post in March.

But now it’s available and shipping from Pyramyd Air. The company has limited numbers in stock as this post is written – and they’re likely to sell very fast!

Benjamin Armada Semi-Auto PCP Air Rifle Now Shipping

Mechanically, the Armada Semi-Auto has an action that’s very similar to that of the Semi-Automatic Marauder.

The main difference is that it uses a shorter HPA tube than the Marauder. This tube has the pressure gauge on the side, like the recently-introduced Crosman Challenger. (It may actually be the same part – that would make a lot of sense).

The benefit of this, Benjamin Product Manager Phillip Guadalupe tells HAM, is that the shorter HPA tube allows for a superior balance and handling compared to the Marauder in Semi-Auto (SAM) form. The downside is that the number of effective shots per fill falls from 60 in the SAM to 40 in the Armada.

Benjamin Armada Semi-Auto PCP Air Rifle Now Shipping

The fill pressure remains at the traditional 3,000 PSI for the Marauder platform and – like the SAM – the Armada Semi-Auto is available in .22 caliber only. Maximum power specification is 29 Ft/Lbs. That represents 950 FPS with regular 14.3 Grain Crosman lead pellets.

As with the SAM and the new Challenger, the Benjamin Armada Semi-Auto PCP air rifle includes an internal regulator. Both are shrouded, of course, for a backyard-friendly report.

The multi-adjustable, tactical stock is very similar to that of the recently-released new Challenger PCP target rifle. However, it’s a darker color and the Challenger’s “hamster” is replaced by a Picatinny rail on the underside of the stock. No doubt this will be well-used for attaching a bipod.

Overall length is 42.8 Inches and weight is 7.2 Lbs – plus the necessary scope, of course.

The price at Pyramyd is $829.99.

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