Crosman Backpacker 2289 Reviews



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Crosman Backpacker 2289


Star Rating:
Reviewer: Skillet
Recommended: Not Recommended
Thumbs Up: 137
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Mine was not-so-good in stock form.

I was getting extreme blow-by at the breech and poor accuracy. Contacted Crosman and found that they no longer carry replacement ‘donut’ seals for the swing-out breech.

Scoping the bore showed shallow, haphazard rifling.

Hated the looseness of the pinned-in shoulder stock, so I drilled the grip out for proper grip-screws to make it solid.

Sent it to the Crooked-Barn for a 14″ barrel and metal breech. Mounted a peep-sight blade on the rear sight and now I’ve got a shooter!

12 pumps clocks abt 600 fps with midweight ammo, with no internal mods and the gun is deadly accurate…

The stock breech was poor design work IMHO. Send it to the “Barn” or someplace for a metal breech, and it will make a nice, compact shooter.

My squirrels don’t like it!

Mine gets 5 stars now, after mods.

Skillet


Review on:

Crosman Backpacker 2289


Star Rating:
Reviewer: 2RCHA
Recommended: Highly Recommended
Thumbs Up: 138
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I am Lucky enough to own this great little shooter, I’ve modded mine to the Extreme. Flat-Top piston,Steel-Breech,Ported MuzzleBrake, It’s one of the gun’s I reach for when i really want to bring home something for the pot,@ 15 pump’s I’m getting 680fps w/ Lead, and close to 800 with RWS HVP’s(Skenco’s), and 820 w/ Prometheus Hunter’s(9gr.). This gun, paired with the right ammo will take down a 25pd JackRabbit at 30yd’s. On a recent trip to the Philippine’s, I left/gave my old semi-modded(Bleeder Plugged, and CB Breech/600fps @ 15 pump’s)2289G to my Bro-in-Law, and we popped BIG Norwegian Brown Rat’s all night long with that shooter. H&N SpitzKugeln’s produced Clean One-Shot kill’s. Cheer’s, Andy.

Review on:

Crosman Backpacker 2289


Star Rating:
Reviewer: BamBam
Recommended: Highly Recommended
Thumbs Up: 192
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Big fun, Small Cost, Giant Value.

Plink or hunt, right out of the box.

Easy mods will fine tune solid performance.

I Highly recommend this Airgun. This is the one for FUN!

Yes, it’s a pumper. No it’s not fancy. It’s has a low cost to purchase and operate (no -co2 to buy).

No frills, No bills, Just fun, and thrills.