Akron 4,5 mysterious lady
Hello my friends.
When I saw an Akron air rifle for sale at ac.net forum, the truth was I couldn´t resist, all the more knowing it would came from a seller that I already knew personally and who is “all a gentlemen” and a great air gun fanatic.
The Akron air rifle is a single-shoot carbine, bolt action, and variable muzzle velocity by multi-pump energy source made in Navarra between the years in which Artés stopped Setra production and before Cordovilla brothers made as fabulous Precisa. For all off, we can say this air rifle is dated early 80´s. It took up the space for “strange” and “elitist” air rifles at the air rifle national industry horizon those years.
The Akron air rifle is a rifle oriented to obtain accuracy. A real “rara avis” those years of so relaxed Weapon Laws application about “those little carbines for little birds” in which almost all users only were looking for some “energy” and some “accuracy” in order to enjoy a rice (pigeon, rabbit) or make the house kids happy. It was not the case of this rifle. Reach the brutal Setra´s energy was not the idea with it was designed. Setra were rifles plenty faced to hunting and pest control with energies above 36 ft/l in their big calibers including amazing 6,35 and 7mm models. This rifle is made for rifling indoors comfortably, as show its properties and tests made about.
Bolt action single shoot. Bolt is impressive soft when manipulated and really seems like it were flying in our hand. Space for pellet loading is enough even for fat fingers like mine. It´s good idea to use two pieces mounts for the scope in order to not having space problems, since this air rifle is absolutely recoilless.
From the forty inches the rifle has as total length, 24 of them are from the barrel, a long barrel made for squeeze the maximum accuracy from a recoilless air rifle. What can I say. It is The main actor in this Spanish accuracy film. Blue, as logical for an air rifle which has three decades of use, shows typical rust spots but in general we can see it is spectacular quality and has many iridescent brilliances.
Completely steel made, fixed adjustment by screws. Needing contrast elements with front sight, both of them are black. For casual shooting could be enough, for ask the Akron to work seriously we must use the 0.43 inches rail for scope mounts of the breech.
Pasted touch. Simple. Able to be one error on this rifle. Not much heavy –remember now the soft bolt- but very “long”. We could not be talking about a fully target air rifle but in my humble opinion the Akron deserves a better trigger. It´s no more than a piece and a little spring. Completely direct. In a extremely light carbine as this, is difficult not to move all the weapon with our finger while shooting.
Shooting with the Akron:
At the shooting field The Akron plinks comfortably against pale ale juice cans with its fabulous open sights at 50 yards (about 45 meters) at maximum energy, we are talking about, with optimizing ammunition, 10.3ft/lb (14Joules), after six pumps. Note that the Akron reaches useful energy 5 ft/lb with only three pumps, which result in no effort. However, “nature” is not what the natural ambient for a Akron. Indoor conditions and scope use are obligated in this air rifle clearly faced to an indoor use in our winter pavilion during bad weather days. Naturally is supposed that everyone of us has one winter pavilion for air gun shooting.
In my case I have the “hall” and, trough one door, a little stable, in a very old house I´m restoring. Real weird shoot gallery. Exactly, 13 yards (12 mts). Rifle resting on a chair. I decided to use a vintage old gamo 4x20mm, more or less the same age scope.
Four pumps for the RWS r-10 air pistol, great for short distances. The pumps are equal in effort needed for each one, different than Sheridan 392.
After adjusting the simple scope and despite the trigger, I found out this targets.
What, being from a senior air rifle with simple scope and bad trigger get me perplex. Need to say I ´m a very bad shooter.
Like I said previously, The Akron air rifle was a qualitative jump at Spanish air pump rifles panorama, leaving brutal energies and looking for precision rifles. The same way was continued by amazing Precisa, sourced by pumped air or co2, and even both at the same time real 100% hybrid, but this is a different history… Curiously, no one of the most popular factories (Gamo, Norica, Cometa) does ever made a multi-pump air rifle system.
How much mysteries is this air carbine hiding?
Original text: http://antac.mforos.com/1616462/8479...ma-misteriosa/
Traduction by Eduardo Laporta (ThisCharming)