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Regarding the hardware on board the Puncher Jumbo utilises a silky smooth sidelever cocking system which is much easier to operate than the standard bolt action seen on many other PCP's on the market. Your email address will not be published. The 2-stage trigger offers adjustability for both stages and besides that, the trigger blade can also be altered to suit your own preferences. As I stated right at the start of this review, the Kral Arms Puncher Jumbo is a genuinely remarkable rifle, and the more so when its price is considered. I can already assure you that this rifle deserves every enhancement possible. The safety catch operation on the Jumbo is very good indeed, really adding to the experience. The result was a trigger that released each shot with practical precision, devoid of creep and satisfyingly safe. Kral Puncher NP03 . Definitely useful at on-ticket spec’, but not universally so at sub-12, it has to be said. I’m also impressed with the fact that two magazines are supplied with the Jumbo, plus a single-shot adaptor, hex wrenches, a comprehensive instruction booklet and the charging adaptor. The Jumbo’s side-lever action isn’t as slick and effortless as something electronic, or the ‘mechanical’ top guns, but everything does what it should in a strain-free, spring-assisted style, and again, if you want more ‘slick’, I’m sure a specialist airgunsmith could smooth things out a treat, with no more than a bit of precision polishing and a re-lube. KRAL PUMP. Kral Puncher Jumbo Hi-Cap CamoThe brand new Kral Puncher Jumbo Hi-Cap is the latest exciting product to come from the high end Turkish firm.A solid synthetic build with an adjustable stock, adjustable cheekpiece and a weaver rail below the bottle.Shouded … Just as the Kral looks heavier than it is, it looks far more expensive, too. Fits all Kral Puncher rifles. I already know that this rifle shoots precise holes in its price tag, and that Range Right has a best-seller on its hands. I’d always prefer consistent velocity at a slightly lower power rather than a higher muzzle energy that might deliver wayward shots. The Jumbo’s barrel is a fine example of its kind, but the shroud system is a tad puzzling. A good trigger can really help a shooter extract optimum accuracy from a rifle, and the Jumbo’s trigger didn’t disappoint in this area. ... 1 Review. As expected, it was a breeze to fit to the dovetail section of the rail. Model: Kral Puncher Type: Side-lever action PCP Multi-Shot Stock: Ambidextrous Turkish walnut sporter Sights: Yes Grooved for scope mounting: Yes Overall Length: 37.5-inches Barrel Length: 19-inches Weight: 7lbs un-scoped Trigger: 2-stage, adjustable Safety: Manual Calibre :.177 and .22 Price: SRP £475 inc. 2x magazines, fill adaptor and open sights Contact: Range Right Ltd www.range … I shot it ‘thumb up’ for most of my testing and its performance was outstanding, so consolidating this would be a priority. Shooting a 10-shot string of Air Arms Diabolo Field over the chrono returned an average velocity of 765.9 feet per second, and an extremely pleasing spread of just seven feet per second. As I said, others disagreed and preferred the grip exactly as it was, but this is my review and I’m reporting as I found. Add to Wish List Add to Compare. I’m not a trigger freak; never have been, never will be, but I do prefer a precise, creep-free trigger mechanism, and that’s what the Jumbo offers … eventually. Kral Puncher Breaker. But the name ‘Jumbo’ actually refers to the size of its elephantine buddy bottle rather than its overall dimensions. The test rifle’s trigger arrived set a little too generously toward the ‘sturdy’ side, so I removed the Kral’s stock – one fixing bolt, no problem – and did the necessary according to the instructions provided. As it stands, the Kral Arms Puncher Jumbo has already shocked me, and I’m keen to see if there are yet more pleasant surprises to come. Tuning in the Kral puncher breaker - PCP, C02, and Helium Powered Airguns - The AirGun Guild The AirGun Guild A friendly place to share one's interest in all things airguns. The special CAP screws on the barrel threads and holds the shroud in place. My latest contact with suppliers, Range Right, confirmed that valve cover options are already being produced, so resolution should be close at hand. Again came the head shaking, the arched eyebrows and the exclamations of ‘blimey’, and other, more robust, reactions. The Jumbo’s enormous 425cc air reservoir is sure to satisfy shooters craving relentless shot strings. You’ll probably want to fit one too, because although the beefy shroud looks cool, there’s no sound-deadening material inside. Range Right is working on a moderator option right now, so watch this magazine for developments. For once, I was blessed with near-still conditions and the .177 Jumbo took full advantage of them. The Kral Puncher Jumbo Hi-Cap pcp air rifle is available in either.177 or.22 caliber. We’re living in an airgun age when many manufacturers seem to be downsizing their products, as witnessed by the plethora of bullpups that are currently available. More air means more shots. If the answer to that seemingly simple question is, ‘something graceful, classically sporting, understated and elegant’, well you can look away now. LEARN MORE. Muzzle energy with these pellets was 10.94 foot pounds, which is plenty. It’s capped at the rear end by a semi-ventilated butt pad made of a type of rubber that’s grippy without being too squishy. I was a tad miffed when I couldn’t beat the ‘cut out and keep’ standard, 22mm diameter, five-shot group at 48 yards, put in by my mate, Steve, but every dog has its day … especially the flukey ones, it seems. KRAL ARMS produces shotguns, air rifles and blank pistols in 18.000 square meter production facilities with more than 250 people. The oil-finished, Turkish thumbhole walnut stock contributes to that, of course, but the overall quality of the Jumbo certainly plays its part, too. Stained walnut thumbhole stock, raised cheekpiece, and finely checkered grip. In an ideal world, perhaps the pad and cheek piece would be adjustable, but for this price, and considering the performance on offer, there may well be room for a post-production upgrade or two. Basically, it’s way lighter in the hand than it appears to the eye. For me, although it should be said others disagreed, the cut-out at the rear of the grip panel does a job looks-wise, but nothing for the rifle’s handling. There’s even a little stippled indent into which the fleshy part of your hand can fit. DISCLAIMER: This video is meant for educational & documentary purposes only. It retails for £175 and is well proportioned for this rifle. As with the majority of other multi-shot magazine designs, it does stand proud of the action, in this case by about 12mm, so be mindful of this when choosing a scope. This air rifle features an air bottle to the Front and a spare 500cc air bottle. Kral Puncher Quiet Kit. The barrel proper extends the full length of the shroud, which means the shroud provides no reduction in muzzle noise, unless a silencer is threaded onto the muzzle. While the stock has been very nicely formed, two areas may need your attention. In use, the Jumbo isn’t actually that noisy, but the usual impressive suppression of a silenced PCP isn’t available as standard. The magazine – two of which are supplied with the Jumbo – has a capacity of 14 shots in .177, 12 in .22 and 10 in .25 calibre – the test rifle was .177. The lever does rattle a bit in use, but nevertheless still functions well. The magazine is made of a tough polymer case with a clear faceplate so you can easily see whether it’s been loaded. The curved magazine looks as if it should be inserted into the rifle from the left, but in fact it’s loaded from the right-hand side, with the flat area of the mag ending up flush with the action. The brand new Kral Jumbo is the latest exciting product to come from the high end Turkish firm. At 105cm long it’s a fairly sizeable rifle, although with a scope mounted its centre of balance is near perfect, being just forward of the trigger guard. This shroud doesn't cover the barrel and is shorter than the barrel. Required fields are marked *. Cocking and indexing the Jumbo is easy thanks to the biathlon-style handle that’s fitted to the end of the lever, making it quick to locate with your hand. I have an 80-gun order due January 2020 of Kral PCP air rifles. The action also contains a power adjuster that’s controlled using a dial on the right-hand side, with a corresponding display on the left. Kral Puncher review: going open The Kral’s supplied open sighting option offers a tremendously long sight base of 530mm which, coupled with the Puncher’s recoil-free firing cycle, makes accurate shooting without a telly very possible. In the interim, check out the review below for one opinion on this awesome budget PCP rifle now available in Australia. 7 warning ! Those shocks, and I’m talking genuine, eyebrow-raising, head-shaking surprise, here, came from several directions, the first of these being the Jumbo’s weight and balance. I wasn't the only one who was shocked by the Kral Puncher Jumbo. At this price, the Kral Puncher Armour competes against a number of Hatsan PCPs, together the many Kral models which are cheaper. As with every rifle, there are features of the Kral Puncher Jumbo I believe could be improved upon, starting with the grip design. The barrel is also encased in a fat shroud, adding to the Jumbo’s purposeful looks. Once the first couple of surprises had registered, the Jumbo’s £500 price tag provided the next one. Next Kral Order in December 2019. The lever is also spring-assisted on the rearward stroke. LEARN MORE. in FAC .22. After visiting the 2017 Shot Show in Las Vegas the United States was introduced to the Kral line of rifles and bullpups.The initial reviews were all very exciting, Krals looked to be a great entry level Airgun that offered many features of even the higher end Airguns.The Krals seemed to flood the market almost overnight, several distributors even had them on pre-order. AG36/22MAG/MS.22 MULTISHOT PUNCHER MAGAZINE. If I owned this rifle, I’d get a clever person to rasp out a rest for my thumb as soon as possible. LEARN MORE. Kral redefines their Puncher Pro PCP Air Rifle with this new 500 cc tank version. The price. Out of the box, first-stage travel was short, and second-stage let-off was fairly crisp, breaking at a hunting-friendly 1lb 12oz. I haven’t a clue if such an upgrade is even possible, but I think Kral should think seriously about offering this as an option. Kral Puncher Jumbo Walnut. At 35 yards, I ‘Punchered’ those target cards, time after time, with the average group size an effortless 14mm. Drop-in Shroud Kit for KRAL Puncher Jumbo Rifles and Puncher BigMax Rifles This kit is especially carved for Rifles that were sold without shroud in Canada. LEARN MORE. As previously mentioned, the Jumbo has a longer than normal 425cc buddy bottle with a claimed shot count of 150 pellets. Moving forward, the drop-down pistol grip features plenty of palmswell and some very aggressive stippling. AG36/177MAG/MS.177 MULTISHOT PUNCHER MAGAZINE. The forend also comes pre-drilled, with a threaded brass insert into which you can fit the supplied Picatinny rail, which is great for attaching a bipod. Fully shouded barrel keeps your shots quiet, with the option to add an additional silencer. Featuring a composite stock with a pistol grip and stippling to the grip. The Puncher Armour is selling at $569.99 at the time of this review, although that price could increase in future if the Turkish Lira continues its exchange rate slide against the US Dollar. £379.96 £316.63. 18; 36; 54; View all; 1 ; 2 ; 3 ; STAY IN TOUCH. KRAL PUNCHER PCP .177 WALNUT. Accuracy was similarly good, with the rifle turning in repeatable sub-five pence piece-sized groups at both 30 yards and 40 yards using Air Arms Diabolo Field, Weihrauch F&T Special and QYS Domed, with the Diabolo Fields being slightly more accurate at 30 yards, and the Specials performing marginally better at 40 yards. As I stated right at the start of this review, the Kral Arms Puncher Jumbo is a genuinely remarkable rifle, and the more so when its price is considered. The sound of the Kral Arms Puncher Super Jumbo Walnut is partly silenced by the full length barrel shroud. 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