Benjamin Air Rifles Reviews [The Armada BTAP22SX Model]

If you are serious about target shooting, getting rid of pests, or hunting, it is essential that you choose the best premium air rifle.

Included in this Benjamin air rifles reviews are some helpful facts and reasons why you should select the Benjamin BTAP22SX Armada PCP. Here is a quick recap on what we think of this air rifle.

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The Benjamin BTAP22SX Armada is a versatile PCP rifle that shoots out of the box. The first thing that strikes you about it is its military-style assault-rifle look. To go with the tough look, it also comes with bipods that makes it a great choice for prone shooting.

The Armada comes with a scope which is incredibly well-made! It has 4-16x magnification and comes with a mil-dot reticle. Combine this with the Armada’s rifled barrel and 1100 fps force and you should be able to shoot birds, rabbits, and other small animals accurately even at distances of 50 yards out.

It generates power using compressed air at a pressure of 2000 to 3000 psi. Although pre-charged, it is recommended that you pump it regularly using any available scuba/air tank with a female Foster quick-disconnect adapter.

When it comes to safety, there is a manual release safety trigger latch. Reloading is quick and smooth. You can fire up to 8 or 10 shots per round depending on the caliber you choose. Made from composite material, it weighs about 10.4 lbs with the scope and bipods attached. That would put it on the heavier side among PCP rifles in this segment but it comes sling-ready with a sling slot.

Overall, the Benjamin Armada is a great air rifle to have in your collection. Read the review below for a complete analysis of all features that make it a wonderful buy.

What makes this Air Rifle stands out?

  • Has a tough, military-style assault-rifle look
  • Comes with Bipods that enable prone shooting
  • Has an excellent range of around 50 yards
  • Reloading is quick and easy
  • Easily customizable with extra components 


Dimensions: 3.8 x 45.5 x 9.1 inches

Weight: 12.3 lbs

Lead pellet velocity: Up to 1000 FPS

Action: Bolt Action

Benjamin air rifle has brought some significant innovations to the PCP market for many years. The first one to develop PCP is the Discovery. The Marauder brought it to the next level and is one of our top selling rifles of all time. The Benjamin Armada adds more diversity on the weapon by adding a modular, customized the platform, and now it is available in .22 caliber.

You can use the Benjamin Armada for hunting, or range shooting. These accurate and rugged rifles are fast becoming the favorite among all types of air rifles, and since the known reliability that is Benjamin backs them, Armada air rifle is a contemporary classic in the making.

The Armada could be the most accurate repeating airguns in the market today. It’s because of the technology- barrel- sound suppression and the trigger are based on the Benjamin Marauder rifle.

If you are one of those users who complained about air rifles not having enough rails – this type of Benjamin air rifle has more than enough Picatinny rails. It combines all the gears you need to complete the job successfully.

Benjamin Armada .22 Air Rifle Review

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Based on the famous Benjamin Marauder, this air rifle is a tactical black gun that will load on pellet over another. If you prefer accurate guns, but you do not want to fool with a wood stock, this version is designed for you. Something that is on Armada that you cannot find on a wood-stocked gun is plenty of Picatinny rails. It has rail space to load up your rifle with tactical gear.

Loading this type of Benjamin air rifle to not over 2,600 psi may provide accuracy. We suggest you try different loading levels between 2000 and 3000 psi to determine the maximum pressure level of your rifle. Each rifle is unique. A chronograph can help you determine the maximum fill levels for PCP or Precharged Pneumatics


  • 20" barrel
  • 215cc air reservoir
  • 30+ shots per fill (in .22 caliber)
  • 7.30 lbs. (10.40 lbs. with bipod and scope)
  • Ambidextrous stock
  • AR-15 pistol grip and telescopic buttstock
  • AR-compatible airgun
  • Bolt-action
  • Built-in air pressure gauge (manometer)
  • Can be adjusted for different velocities
  • Can be dry-fired
  • Choked barrel delivers superior accuracy.
  • Includes depinger, bipod (can be adjusted from 6" to 9")
  • Licensed air rifle for the Magpul M-LOK modular accessory process
  • Machined receiver with 5" of Picatinny rail space
  • Magpul M-LOK slotted all-metal handguard with 15" of Picatinny rail space
  • Precharged pneumatic
  • Raised aluminum breech for easier loading of circular magazine
  • Reversible bolt - switch from right to left side
  • Sling-ready
  • Two-stage adjustable match trigger - and the trigger is metal
  • Uses compressed air: 2,000 to 3,000 psi
  • 4- 16x56mm AO scope with 4" sunshade and co-witness rings


A Modular, Flexible Design

The best feature of Benjamin Armada air rifle is its design. It has a realistic modern weapon design. The air gun is also known for its AR-compatible components. These include a Magpul; MOE grip, and an M-LOK licensed handrail and an adjustable bipod. The components give the air rifle an attractive, realistic look, which makes shooting enjoyable.

Pre-Charged Pneumatic System 

The air gun is powered by a Pre-Charged Pneumatic system, which provides you fantastic firepower. 

At optimum pressure, you can fire .22 caliber pellets up to 1000 fps velocity. This provides enough knockdown force to take down small and large game easily.

Superb Optics for Maximum Precision

This air rifle comes one of the best telescopic sights today, a powerful 4-16x56mm scope from Centerpoint. With this scope, you will not have a hard time getting and hitting your targets. You can also hit your targets even in a long distance easily.

A Two-Stage Adjustable Trigger

If fired accidentally, a powerful air gun can be dangerous. But, with the Benjamin Armada, you don’t have to worry since it has a two-stage trigger, which helps lessen the risk of discharging it prematurely.

The trigger has a broad, flat metal blade, which keeps your firing finger comfortable. And because of this, you will not feel tired even after long sessions of firing. The trigger is likewise adjustable, which enables you to adjust it according to your preference.

Collapsible Stock

The Benjamin Armada wears a collapsible buttstock. It is made from a synthetic, hard material which means that the checkered butt pad is slippery and flat. You need to be very careful if you place the rifle against a wall, so it won't slip down and get broken.

The buffer tube runs directly from the action; the cheek piece is high in relation to the scope, which we think is a good thing. The Armada's stock has a raised cheek which makes it even better, as you can get onto scope fast and consistent. This feature is essential in combat rifle.

The Pros and Cons


  • It is easy to use and require less maintenance.
  • Its accuracy is high and can easily hit the targets.
  • It has high-quality components that are compatible with AR weapons.
  • You can customize it, which makes it more enjoyable to use.
  • Modular design
  • Scope is included.
  • Picatinny rail
  • Accepts AR-15 grips and stocks


  • It is quite expensive

Why Should You Choose Benjamin Air Rifles?

All of the Benjamin air rifles have a fantastic look that features several designs taken from tactical rifles and contemporary sporting guns. The Benjamin Brand provided the internals of their famous Marauder rifle as the center of the Armada. With proven reliability and performance, it was a clear choice.

The developers at Benjamin included the Magpul M-lok rail process to develop an utterly modular chassis with AR-15 style grip frame and six position stock. Whether it is flashlights, bipods, vertical grips, the Benjamin Armada is the first complete air rifle that enables the consumers to use common, off the shelf accessories without using modification or adaptors.

Some of the benefits of choosing the Benjamin Air Rifles are as follows:

  • Consistency and solid accuracy shot-to-shot
  • Pumping system was more efficient as compared to other guns tested. Still, do some work
  • Magazine-fed action feed reliably and keep the pellets protected sufficiently
  • It is not a long-range scope, but it is sufficient for the planned usage. The scope has parallax adjustment for the short-ranges usually used for Benjamin airguns


Benjamin Armada (.22) Air Rifle

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Gun manufacturers are increasing in number which makes selecting the right gun a bit strenuous than before. However, there is no doubt that the Benjamin Armada is considered an elite rifle. Its design, power and accuracy are definetely top notch.

As detailed in our Benjamin air rifles reviews, this rifle is one of the best air rifles when it comes to hunting and shooting practice. It is very accurate and you can hit almost all of your targets. We score it 4.8 out of 5.

If you find this air rifle too expensive for your budget, no worries. There are still some great air rifles you can choose from. 

Roderick Harrington

Hi, Roderick here! I love to hunt and shoot. I started hunting at a very young age of 18 when I used to go with my father to hunt deer. As time passes, my interest in hunting kept increasing. With all the knowledge and experience, I thought that I should write insightful and thoroughly researched content on hunting equipments for my readers.

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