Benjamin Trail NP XL1100 22cal Reviews




Benjamin Trail  NP XL1100 2010 22cal

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Benjamin Trail NP XL1100 2010 22cal


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Reviewer: AFChief
Recommended: Highly Recommended
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Found this airgun at Amazon, offered by Amason for $229.00. Can’t wait to test it out based on all the review. Hope to do some serious varmit hunting.

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Benjamin Trail NP XL1100 2010 22cal


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Reviewer: Gravy Davey
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I got this gun on my 9th or 10th birthday and i had so much fun with it. as a kid I thought it would last for ever, it didn’t. when I turned 15 I realized that it wasn’t an AK-47 and that I did need to take care of it. I think the sudden change from dropping it into a mudhole to gently placing it onto a pillow at night killed it. I have killed many birds with it, 5 rabbits, 2 tree rats and believe me or not a fawn. Crosman stopped selling them about 15 years ago and now even denies selling them. long story short find one and take descent care of it and it will put food on the table.

p.s. it broke 3 months ago and still killed a rabbit

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Benjamin Trail NP XL1100 22cal


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Reviewer: Crow control
Recommended: Recommended
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 The X L 1100 is a big gun with power, considerable effort to cock .after 50 rounds I need a break, feeling the effects the next day, mild arthritis, was somewhat disappointed in the finish of the stock, I did not expect mahogany but better than this, no clear coat, the stain is more like paint, chalky, dry, the scope is of surprisingly good quality a nice piece! so far the gun seems to be fairly accurate , although some of the lighter pellets are tumbling , the tell tale hour glass impressions through the target, any accuracy issues are more due to my marksmanship, but fun, ? Hell yea! I would have paid more for this gun to have “made in theUSA” stamped on it, knowing I helped put food on an American table.

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Benjamin Trail NP XL1100 2010 22cal


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Reviewer: nitro nut
Recommended: Highly Recommended
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I,have xl 1100 22. cal Benjamin nitro piston and what a great air rifle for pest Control & Small game Hunting

I like it so much that in one day I shot a half tin thru it

about 100. pellets thru it Hard hiting a real stopper

on Rodents like Big Farm rats. Eastern Crows. Red foxes.

my thing is Buy it you will like it.

SEEYA

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Benjamin Trail NP XL1100 2010 22cal


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Reviewer: Brian D
Recommended: Highly Recommended
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I have a Crossman 2200 magnum that I’ve owed since 1981/82. I think it’s a great gun with one exception. The bolt action broke after about 5 years of heavy use so I sent it to the Crossman factory for repair. After getting it back from the factory I put about 10 pellets through it and it broke again. So, I sent it back again and after receiving it back the second time it broke in a little time also. It’s been in storage ever since and now that my son is old enough to shoot I wouldn’t mind getting it fixed. Anyone had similar problems or any solutions? Are there stronger replacement parts? Does Crossman still have a repair center?

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Benjamin Trail NP XL1100 2010 22cal


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Reviewer: Gabriel
Recommended: Highly Recommended
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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

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Benjamin Trail NP XL1100 2010 22cal


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Reviewer: Skillet
Recommended: Highly Recommended
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Mine is a pre-’82 version with the “chromed” receiver and darker, plastic stock.

Looks like a toy, but shoots like a champ! Mine tops-out at abt 12 pumps (not much increase in power after that) and will shoot .22 Hobbies at 650 fps with the aforementioned charge. Groups tight clusters off the bench at 28 yds/open sights.

Not too shabby.

Not the best trigger out-of-the-box. I soldered a 4-40 nut to the side of the sear. Run a 4-40 screw through the nut and it allows you to adjust the trigger pull. A second ‘locking’ nut keeps the adjustment in place.

A worthwhile improvement, if you are inclined.

A good shooter, don’t get suckered into betting against one!

BTW, can be ammo-sensitive, so don’t give up on it without experimenting. Mine likes Hobbies and CR Points the best..

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Benjamin Trail NP XL1100 2010 22cal


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Reviewer: ezman604
Recommended: Highly Recommended
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WHERE did you find it for $235? Every place I’ve looked is selling it for no less than $289.99 + tax & s/h.

I bought my XL1500 from an individual but was NIB. I cleaned the barrel and checked screw tightness before putting a few CPHP (7.9gr) rounds through it. Some when supersonic but I was able to stack shots at 25 yards. I switched to Crosman Premiere Ultra Mags (10.5gr) and lost the supersonic crack but still had 1/2″ groups at 25 yards.

This gun is VERY surprising. It’s a little heavier than most, at almost 10lbs. It is long, roughly 49″. The nitrogen piston takes a bit more cocking force than it’s cousin the Benjamin Super Streak springer. BUT, I aligned the scope by shotting at a pellet trap set at 25 yards and then took aim at a target roughly 100 yards away. I gave it 1 Mil-dot of elevation just as a guesstimate and overshot the target. Not believing it, I set the crosshairs on the 100 yard target and tried another shot. With Crosman Premiere Ultra Mags, this gun has a flat trajectory from 25-100 yards. Output power chronied CPUM at 22.5 fpe. This is one AWESOME airgun. Accurate to 100 yards and extremely powerful. I’m so impressed with the XL1500 performance, I have an XL1100 on the way. I may consider the XL750 also to have the full set.

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Benjamin Trail NP XL1100 2010 22cal


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Reviewer: Tony
Recommended: Highly Recommended
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Bought it off the shelf as a display model; but was just put there as a new offering. Took it home, cleaned out the barrel and did some lube, cleaning and screw checking. The scope was slightly canted, and that was corrected easily. These so called airgun “smiths” that work at these stores never seem to get it right. When I checked further, the screw fell out of the buttpad in back. The other was turning freely on tightening it. I set some hardwood toothpick type shims in each hole and it did tighten up fine and solid.

Shooting this NP .22 was the best surprise yet. It was sighted in at the store with Gamo 8.5 gr wadcutters and was really on the money. Without ever touching the adjustment turrents, I made a .50 inch group out of the last three of my first five shots at about twenty three yards. And quiet….unbelievable! I have neighbors on all sides and heavily treed in the back shooting area. With my kitchen window open, my wife never even heard the shots. The loudness 2 low rating is well deserved for this gun. It came with a nice Center Optics 3-9X40 Mil dot and it is clear as water. It’s easy to focus and control.

The gun cocks very smoothly, without the heavier ensuing force needed for a spring gun. The trigger is a bit long, but can adjust to a crisper break if you tighten the adjustment screw some.

It is in every respect, for the $235. paid, a very well made, accurate, light weight air rifle It’s easy to hold and position standing up and has a nice thumbhole stock and heavy bull barrel. The stain coloring is a bit muddy, but maybe I’ll take it down and re-do it with a nice walnut and finish with a poly satin clear coat. It’s the short version which looks like a carbine. Now if they would only make this same gun in a .177, I’d get one of those too!