Benjamin Legacy 1000-RM [ 177cal ] Reviews



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Benjamin Legacy 1000-RM [ 177cal ]


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Reviewer: Ratite
Recommended: Highly Recommended
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I�ve bought a few remanufactured Legacy and found them to be just as good as the new.

I wouldn�t refer to the Legacy as a magnum although 1000 fps is very attainable with the 177 and 900 can be done with the 22cal.

As with any airgun where the manufacture tries to achieve the maximum fps there are there draw backs, What I noticed the most with the legacy is the cocking lever rubs on the main spring, the diameter of the spring is at its maximum.

The trigger is a tuff pull but the trigger is designed in such a way the spring can be made lighter to give a much better feel and crisp pull and remain safe.

http://www.airgunsmith.com/legacytune/Legacy1000triggertune/Simple_Legacy_1000_trigger_tune.htm

http://www.airgunsmith.com/legacytune/legacytune.htm

I reduced my Legacy to just under 500 fps my sons use the gun for local competition and bring home the ribbons.

I think the Legacy it�s a great gun and worth every penny and the remanufactured Legacy makes it an even better deal


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Benjamin Legacy 1000-RM [ 177cal ]


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Reviewer: Vince
Recommended: Recommended
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Actually, the “recommended” has to be clarified… I recommend this gun IF you’re smart – and send it back for warranty adjustment if it’s not exactly right out of the box. Just like I didn’t.

I’ve had brief periods of its working properly – AFTER I modded the cocking arm link so that the breach would close all the way, and AFTER I replaced the spring and seal (at my expense) to bring the velocity up from the original 800 to a more reasonable 900 fps with CPL’s.

Yes, for a brief time it shot decently – a little harder to cock and a little jumpier than, say, a Gamo – but it was nonetheless a very passable rifle.

And then the gouging recurred – the top rear of the piston was always gouging the inside of the compression tube, and despite several efforts to smooth the tube and the piston – and despite the use of moly paste – it always comes back, and the cocking becomes very difficult and rough. At the moment it appears that Crosman is not willing to address the issue (I guess because I had it apart), so the next step is to button the piston. Hopefully, that’ll cure it – and make it into a useable rifle once again.