Benjamin 392 LE 22 cal Reviews



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Benjamin 392 LE Limited Edition [ limited-to-500-22-cal ]


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Reviewer: Keanu K.
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Benjamin 392LE “Revisited” 2011.

In Mid 2007, I did a review on a newly released .22 Benjamin 392LE. The “LE” stood for Limited Edition,and came

with all the normal amenities of a regular 392 but, also featured it’s receiver tapped for a 3-9X40 scope which was included with the rifle.I opted not to use the included

high-mount scope and, elected to use a 1968 vintage .22cal 4X Weaver Model C-4, 3/4″ Tip-off scope which was a perfect fit.The scope sits low on the rifle and actually is very

balanced. Once zeroed in, and locked in, you will have a very accurate and lethal Benjamin.22 that will perform beyond any of your wildest expectations.

Four years later, I know I made the right decision to buy this rifle.Those of you that have this Benjamin 392LE already know this. Happy New Years and Safe Hunting.


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Benjamin 392 LE Limited Edition [ limited-to-500-22-cal ]


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Reviewer: Ken Hunt
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I have number 12 out of 500. When I first got it I zeroed it in at 50 yards. To me if it wasn’t accurate at 50 yards it was not worth having. Not to worry in no time at all I was shooting 1 inch groups. This is with benjamin 14 gr pellets. Shooting the same pellets at a tree roughly 75 yards away I buried the pellet deeper than the length of the pellet in the tree bark. During this same shooting session I hit a tree branch that was between 1/4 to 1/2 inch in diameter. The pellet broke the branch in half. This was at 8 pumps but that is still a lot of power at 75 yards for a “little” pellet gun. Buy it you won,t be sorry.

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Benjamin 392 LE Limited Edition [ limited-to-500-22-cal ]


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Reviewer: Keanu K
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All you Airgunners out there fortunate enough to have ordered the “Limited Edition” .22 cal Benjamin 392LE.

Know that the LAST copy of this “500” issue rifle is now sold-out. As of June 01,2007,The Crosman Website has ended taking orders and want to say thanks

to all that bought one. (or two) 🙂

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Benjamin 392 LE Limited Edition [ limited-to-500-22-cal ]


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Reviewer: Keanu K
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I read with great interest, some of the testimonials regarding the Benjamin multi-pump, “limited edition” 392LE.

As one who has enjoyed airgunning from the 1970’s till now,

I was glad to see that this .22 cal pellet air rifle has, for the most part, remained a high quality and deadly accurate performer.My 392LE (#425 of 500) arrived 3weeks after ordering it direct from the Crosman factory. For those of you out there wondering if this air rifle is a worthwhile investment, I will tell you that you will be more than satisfied with this 392LE (limited edition).

Notwithstanding the custom dark hardwood stock and newly designed,3/8 dovetail scope rail,and the jet-black brass barrel with gold-lettering stating “Benjamin #425 of 500”,

It came with a certificate of authenticity stating its limited issue # and signed by a representative of the Crosman Airgun Corporation.

All 392LE rifles are test-fired on a bench rest at 33ft. to insure that each of these rifles are dead-on accurate prior to leaving the assembly plant.

The actual target,with your 5 shot,1/2inch grouping is enclosed along with your 392LE documents.

My own shooting at 35ft with open sights on a stable benchrest confirms this rifle’s accuracy.

I can only imagine how much more accurate this rifle will be when I attach the included 3-9/40mm scope.

Do yourself a favor, Buy this special-edition, Benjamin 392LE. It is a work of art.

I would buy another one in a heartbeat…:)

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Benjamin 392 LE Limited Edition [ limited-to-500-22-cal ]


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Reviewer: Dave
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First of all I absolutely love air rifles. I grew up with airguns since I was 7 years old. My first air gun was the crosman 760 pump master(smooth bore)not very accurate. My second was the crosman 66 powermaster(accuracy fair to good and power fairly decent). I’ve had 3 of them total. I’ve killed 156 squirrels,2 wild turkey,4 rabbits,2 grouse(not flying) lifetime with the 66 power master. O.K. now for the Benjamin LE. I’ve always read about them being solid, high quality guns. But never had one. Plus I’ve always shot .177 caliber. I went on a two week research to find the best .22 caliber air gun. After all the research I found PCP’s to be powerful and accurate. But expensive especially with the accessories(pump,scuba tank,adapter,clamp,etc… With springers I found many that seemed great but had mixed reviews on many of them. Although some of them had consistent positive reviews,and those were on the higher dollar ones. But I probably will get a springer someday. The benjamin 392 LE I bought from Crosman for $215.00 is by far the most beautiful rifle I have. It is the most powerful air rifle that I have ever had. And MOST IMPORTANTLY it is the most accurate air rifle I’ve had. This gun is rediculously accurate and flat shooting. I sighted it in at 10 yards with 5 pumps. With 8 pumps I can hold dead on at 50 yards and do what I thought could not be done with a pump up air gun. I had a 2 inch circle and I was just trying to hit it 3 out of 5 shots. I ended up taking 14 shots and never missed it, I just got up from the bench and said,”This is crazy, This aint right. Then measured my 14 shot group. It grouped just a little bit less than 2 inches. Think about that; a 14 shot group at 50 yards with an air rifle measuring 1 7/8 inches. I love the scope that it comes with. It’s a 3-9 but I leave it on 9 power. The reason I can do that is due to the front part of the scope that you can turn to focus it in at any distance up to 300 yards. I was going to give this secret away but here it is. USE FTS PELLETS AND YOU TO CAN SHOOT LIKE THIS.Crosman premiers are very good. Benjamin diabolo’s are almost as good,Crosman hollow points the same, But THE BEEMAN (FIELD TARGET SPECIALTY)FTS PELLETS ARE JUST INSANE IN THIS RIFLE. THEY SAY 1/2 INCH GROUP AT 10 AND 20 YARDS. tHAT IS AN ACCURATE STATEMENT. But with FTS pellets with 7 pumps I shot a 1/2 inch group at 39 yards. It was a 5 shot group. The heck of it was the first 4 shots cut each other big time that group measured 1/5 inch if you take away a pellet size. But I was nervous on my 5th shot and kind of slung it. I more than highly recommend this rifle. It is harder to pump especially after the 5th pump,and the pumping forearm is fairly long, But good grief what an amazing rifle. I am 110% fortunate to have picked this rifle. I wish I had all 500 of them. Thanks for reading this and God Bless, and Happy Hunting.

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Benjamin 392 LE Limited Edition [ limited-to-500-22-cal ]


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Reviewer: K Rihanek
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I was expecting to be disappointed but I�m impressed by the 392LE. You have to mount the 3-9×40 scope. The scope has no covers on the adjustment dials but it comes with lens covers. At first I thought the scope was damaged/scratched, it wasn�t. They center punch a mark on the scope next to each adjustment. These marks are not well centered. The scope is not AO. There is a fast focus ring on the front and it is marked for distance. I mounted the rings as far apart as possible with the front ring just in front of the breech. It was shooting high so I installed 2 strips of camera film negative in the front ring under the scope. That was close so I finished my zeroing using the scope adjustments. It comes with a test target from the factory that looked better than the claimed .5� at 33ft. My shooting confirmed this, the accuracy is good.

The checkering is obviously stamped and not very deep. It looks cheap but it�s ok. The butt pad is a very hard plastic with sharp edges. Don�t rest the butt of this gun on anything you don�t want to scratch. It could be used as a paint scraper. The finish on the wood is good but I think I�ll be touching it up a bit. It needs more protection on the front forearm where you hold it to pump. The black paint on the metal parts all looks good. The gold lettering has some flaws.

The trigger is long and heavy but also smooth and it didn�t pull me off target. It was easy to hold my target center from the start to the end of the shot. When I heard this gun had a 4lb trigger I thought I was going to hate it. After using it the trigger is fine, I like it.

All of my shooting with this gun has been limited to a 10m indoor range. At 10m 4 pumps gives me plenty of power. I have shot it with 8 pumps but pumping this gun,� well it sucks. Pumps 5 through 8 can be very hard. It detracts from the enjoyment of the 392LE. Shots take longer and it feels like work.

This one is a keeper; accurate and powerful. I won�t be selling mine.

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Benjamin 392 LE Limited Edition [ limited-to-500-22-cal ]


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Reviewer: Kirby
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I just got mine in the mail. It showed up pakaged like a cheap toy but despite it’s 2,ooo mile trip it arrived in perfect condition, without a scratch. Well… The rifle did. The scope which came in the same package had a broken front lens cap and the whole scope was no longer straight. Its new angle was an obvious 190 degrees. NOW YOU WILL HAVE TO REALIZE THAT I AM THE MOST PICKY/OBSERVANT PERSON THAT HAS YET TO RATE ON THIS WEBSITE, BEAR WITH ME. The wood stock and pump arm are made from the same piece of wood and the grain lines up. It looks great but there is a slight and I mean slight color difference from the staining, with the pump arm being lighter than rear stock. The matte black painted metal has a few small flaws such as bumps, but the whole thing was painted decently. The “extended bolt handle” that the LE has could be alittle longer and angled down more such as in a centerfire rifle. Mine seems to like to unscrew itself from the bolt. Under the bolt handle on the pump barrel it says “BENJAMIN” followed by a slightly smaller “250 of 500” or whatever number you happened to get, and under that for some reason they included the cerial number that is 9 digits long; these all are written in gold. The checkering is great with the exception of the “B” for Benjamin. There are 2 of these “Bs” one on each side of the stock just behind the trigger guard centered in the checkering. One “B” is dark and stands out from the checkering while the other matches. Its a good thing that you cannot see them at the same time or this difference would be highly noticeable. Now the scope which I roughly bent back had to be intalled. I had already waited 4 weeks for the rifle and unfortunately it came with only a front sight. So this rifle needs the scope or a rear sight. I installed the scope rings and now only slightly crooked scope. How you see the scope and rings installed in the above picture is exactly how it has to go, even though there are ring grooves all the way down the breech. This is becase the rear scope ring interferes and inables the bolt from opening and cocking. The scope for me had to be brought as far back as possible due to where I rest my cheek. The scope is great but has an ugly 3-9X40 and CHINA written on it in white lettering. There also are no altitude and windage adjustment covers. It does although have a distance adjustment that goes from 10yds to infinity with intervals in between. Overall the scope seems to be great, it comes with clear elasic connected lens covers (see through) and I cant wait for one that is not bent. Cocking the gun for me is easy for one pump a pain up to three pumps and then is gets hard…really hard. My girlfriend who is not a whimp cannot pump it once without straining and almost loosing her fingers. Which reminds me about the pump arm. It upon slow closure will travel to the bolt handle side of the rifle allowing the wood arm to hit the bottom of the barel. This worrys me the most because although it is very unoticeable and most likely unimportant, the slam that the wood recieves in the three to eight pump range is severe. Hopefully if the wood cracks it will crack within the warranty period. Loading a tiny .22 cal pellet into the bolt is fairly easy but with the scope interfering you better have decently dextrous fingers. My 392LE is extreemly powerful (shot through a half inch wood fence on 3 pumps with 4 different pellets at 10 yards). It is also accurate even with my bent scope. My favorite part however was not the power and accuracy but it was something that I hadn’t forseen: beauty. It is on the couch right next to me right now and god it is beautiful. I would recommend this rifle to men and strong women who want to have one of the best quality pellet guns on the market. If you want to spend less then buy the 392 or 397 but I am very happy with my 392LE.

More accurate ratings than above would be a 4.75 and just under “highly recommended” because nothing is perfect.