This is a beautiful gun for the price.
Short Stroke Nitro Piston is exclusive with Crosman. Benjamin is owned by Crosman. I’m not saying it’s the quietest but it has been called the quietest pellet gun ever tested by 2 different critics that I’ve seen. Even compared with the “air compressed” air rifles. It’s true… look it up.
This technology is more than just the quiet… This Short Stroke NP tech effects this gun nothing but positively in several areas (that I know of and I have done my research). The outside temperature does not effect the gun. The power of the gun lasts much longer over the lifetime. You can use any .22 cal pellet in this gun. Air rifles with a spring will practically dry fire if you fire a light weight high velocity (18) fire the best in this gun however. I use 25.4 gr JSB Exact Jumbo Monster pellets 26.4 gr JSB UltraMag Metal Tip pellets! I also use Crosman Premiers 14.?gr.
I have not read one review about the JSB Ultramag but JSB states on the can that this round is the “Most accurate hunting pellets in the world”. I just got this round and it was giving me about 1/2 inch groups from 25 yards.
If you do get this gun remember the pellets you buy must have a tough skirt! Crosman and JSB pellets fire the best through this gun I do believe.
If you look on youtube you will find reviews, ballistic gel tests, and accuracy tests with multiple types of pellets. It’s hard to find the ballistics but if you type “Benjamin Ballistic Gel” it will take you right to the video’s.
The scope is perfect for this gun. No joke. It is a 3-9�40 scope with a Weaver Mount-ooo, distance focus, and eye adjustment. Now all this stuff is great but the greatest part is that you DO NOT need a scewdriver to adjust windage/elevation! No screw-on finger-caps-either! It has a click by click windage/elevation finger adjustment! Oh ya!
The trigger isn’t perfect but it is not bad. It has a 2 stage adjustable trigger. The trigger is a bit rough but it does break in. You will eventually feel the trigger out as well.
I adjusted the trigger and I have adjusted too the trigger. By slowly pulling the trigger with the tip of my finger I adjusted. I now feel exactly when the second stage is ready to fire with no problem.
One thing to seriously consider is the weight. Benjamin does include a sling with this gun which helps alot but it does weigh right about 9lbs after the scope is on. Also since it is such a powerful air rifle it does take about 45lbs of weight to cock. I weigh 125 lbs and I have figured out how to cock it rather easily. Nothing like my 6lb .177 cal Crosman though lol.
I hope this review helped you whether you get this gun or not. As you can tell I love this gun. If you are looking for a hunting break barrel pellet gun (looking to spend just around 300 dollars) then this is the gun for you. No Question… unless you want the .177 or the .25 version which is the same price lol. I think .22 is the bang for the caliber. If you have an air compressor and an extra 200 dollars you should probably get the Benjamin Maruder! Oh man that gun is sweet. lol