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    Benjamin NP Limited Edition Air Rifle

    • Ernie Robinson from USA asked:

      Did anyone else find problems with cocking this gun? I encountered a very stiff barrel when cocking for the first time, thinking the gun is new. Due to medical problems I struggled to pull the barrel for a second shot and bent the arm that charges the cylinder rendering the gun useless. Has anyone else had this problem?

      • Stanley from USA:

        The barrel rubs against the stock when new so i made more clearance with a dremel tool. No more rubbing now.

      • Stanley from USA:

        I used motor oil on mine now it is very smooth ( no problems ) easy to cock. Big improvement?

      • Chevota from USA:

        I've taken two of them apart now, neither would cock like you mentioned. The problem is the inside of the piston skirt is scraping the nitro because it is a very tight fit. Fixes would be buttoning the piston or reversing the nitro. I will try both and post results under reviews when I have time. There was no grease in either gun, just a very thin coat of very thin oil, and none between the piston and nitro. If people don't want to return it or take the gun apart they might try greasing that area which is accessible thru the cocking slot if the stock is removed.

      • Chevota from USA:

        I'd say it's defective and return it. Otherwise you could take the gun apart and look for the problem. Friction at the piston skirt can cause that, but usually only in used guns with improper lube, like using silicone.

    • Brian from USA asked:

      Has anyone else had any problems with the scope that comes with this rifle? After 3 months of tryin to site this thing in my scope reticle is "jumping" whenever I try to make adjustments.

      • Stanley from USA:

        I sighted my in 10 rounds seems to work just fine still holding zero , maybe you got a bad one?

      • Chevota from USA:

        If it's under warranty I'd exchange it. If not I'd first try screwing the W/E screws in and out several times to see if it gets better. I'm guessing the ends of the W and/or E screws are rough at the ends. Look into the front of the scope with a flashlight and you can see what I mean. If they're rough and that didn't work you could sand them. Write me at chevota at hotmail for details.

      • Brian from USA:

        The reticle jumps when I adjust the w/e. So how do I fix the problem?

      • Chevota from USA:

        If it jumps while turning the W/E screws then they screws are probably rough on the ends. If it jumps while shooting then you don't have enough spring pressure and you should shim the scope to increase it.

    • Djay from USA asked:

      What type of lube in cylinder and chamber should be used in theBenjamin NP Limited Edition Air Rifle? Thanks for any help.

      • Edith from USA:

        Crosman recommends using silicone chamber oil (PY-A-311).

      • Chevota from USA:

        I use synthetic motor oil, the weight is up to you but I prefer lighter. Lighter makes more power, heavier last longer. I'd stay away from silicone, which many will argue, but silicone is not a lube for metal and typically costs you power as well.

      • Dan the Man from USA:

        Use py-a-311.

    • Sebastian from USA asked:

      Can anyone tell me the barrel diameter(9mm/11mm), please? Im looking to buy a bipod for this rifle. Only a clamp on bipod will work but the all have different sizes of barrels they fit on. And on a side note i do not plan on drilling any holes in my stock for a rail, no way.

      • Chevota from USA:

        It's just over 22mm, but at the taper near the block it's ~15.5mm. Bipods can have a negative effect on accuracy on springers so if I use one I use the cheap Ramline one that's spring loaded because it has minimal effect. Reason being springers move around before the pellet leaves so anything that changes how the gun moves changes the final barrel position. This is what they mean by being hold sensitive.

      • Sebastian from USA:

        I had the Dragon Claw on another rifle, tried it on the NP Limited Edition but it is too small. I used it on my Benjamin Trail NP pistol instead. Anyhow I returned the NP Limited Edition. It's not a safe rifle.

      • Stanley from USA:

        Utg makes a clamp on bipod #PA-Y-1625 says it fits 11mm to 19mm barrels.Hope this helps.

    • alison from USA asked:

      My question is since this is the NPS, which is .177, but this one has the .22 barrel... does this one have the same size transfer port as for the .177? Has anyone checked that out and anyone open up the port and results?

      • Chevota from USA:

        The only difference is the barrel itself. X-fer port is the same so you can buy a new barrel in the other caliber and swap as needed. The port should be ~.125" which is fine, but usually very rough so it needs drilling and sanding imo. I drill to .1285 or .136" to clean it up, then sand with 600 paper. Going to .140" is about the limit so it might lose power there.

    • paul from USA asked:

      what is the accurate range I can expect with still some kick to it on the NP limited edition

      • Chevota from USA:

        Pellets slow down pretty fast, along with their power. Google and get "Chairgun", it's a ballistic program that will explain a lot, like pellet drop and power at whatever distance. All you really need is the pellet weight, BC, and velocity. At 35 yards you should still be good for crow and rabbit if vitals are hit. Accuracy varies drastically from gun to gun, but tuning it will help power and accuracy to extend kill range.

      • Val from USA:

        All depends on what you mean by kick. You can hunt small game up to 30-35 yards, probably.

    • Bob from USA asked:

      I relatively new at air gun terminology! Could you please tell me what the difference is between a nitro piston rifle and a spring rifle?

      • Chevota from USA:

        Nitro are cool, but not as cool as advertizers claim. Failure rate is still high, and nobody knows how many years/shots they will last yet. They're like the strut/springs on an SUV's hatchback, which most anyone can tell you don't last. Coils are better than most describe, and a coil gun can be tuned to be as smooth and quiet as a nitro. Both have advantages/disadvantages, but if the nitro was as reliable as coil I'd go nitro. Most of my guns are coil, but I like the nitro too.. If you get a nitro with a 12mo warranty you should be safe. If you get a coil gun the spring twang might drive you nuts so I suggest fixing that with spring tar or other methods.

      • Sebastian from USA:

        Plus the Nitro Piston is quieter, has less recoil and its easy to cock(comparing to all the springers ive shot). And we havent even seen what all the "Nitro Piston 2" has in store for us. On a side note, you can leave the Nitro Piston cocked and loaded for a long time and it won't mess up like a springer would. Not that i recommend you do that. However, i do on occasion leave this beauty by my door when i hear the squirrels gnawing away at my roof, its ready to go, safety on ofcorse.

      • alison from USA:

        Robert, a Nitro Piston is a gas powered piston that works by compressing the nitrogen gas in its contained reservoir in the piston. A coiled steel spring is the traditional way to power the piston in spring guns, but steel springs have many disadvantages, when cold they don't want to move and they wear out and lose power. A gas Nitro Piston will work the same in any temperature because the characteristics of nitrogen gas compressing is unaffected by temperature. They also won't wear out because the gas compresses and expands identically, forever! Hope this helps.

    • gary from USA asked:

      My "Trail" is so heavey it's only for rest shooting. Less than 7# is good however I will NEVER buy another springer without "Weaver" rails. Dovetails s--k> My"Camo's" prove that. Never buy a springer with dovetails. Stop pins or what ever. Even if they say they will mount your scope for you. Five (5) shots and my so called checked-out scope, oh yea 10 for 10 also , almost gave me a black eye as it blew the rear end off the gun. No MORE dovetails on springers! i'm calling for a boycott.

      • Chevota from USA:

        Actually I prefer the dovetail and wish the Trails had them as an option. I don't have problems with them like many do, but I also use the right mount, use it properly, and tune the gun to reduce the problem. The picitanny are very popular, just saying not for everyone. If you want details just ask... my name at hotmail

      • alison from USA:

        The UTG DTP (dovetail to piccatiny) adapters are a great solution to this, they grip incredibly, don't raise the scope and are really affordable. I got two sets so I could fill the bottom of a one piece mount. I wouldn't give them up for nothing, and will be ordering more.

      • davd from USA:

        remember, keep your eye 3-4 inches from the eyepiece or you may get " scoped" ouch! btw make certain all hardware is properly secured.

    • Ore from USA asked:

      Would you recommend this one or the Hatsan 95?

      • Stanley from USA:

        The Hatsan 95 now also comes with the gas spring conversion , but you will have to buy a better scope that holds up to the recoil, this rifle comes with a real nice scope.

      • Val from USA:

        This one, it comes with a gas spring

    • sean from USA asked:

      how heavy is the trigger pull

      • Val from USA:

        3.5 lbs

    • Donald from USA asked:

      I have been searching for a video online of the Benjamin NP limited edition .22 cal., and can't even find another source of the limited edition. I find the trail model with wood stock, and even an all weather one, but it has an ergonomic shaped stock. I cant even find the company. All I get is crossman in New York. Are there any videos of this model in operation ? Is this model made specifically for Pyramid air, or what ? I was looking for another air rifle to expand to another, lighter, larger cal. air rifle for hunting small game, other than my gamo socom extreme .177. This seams to fit the bill. I am thinking of also purchasing your JSB match diabolo.22 cal. 18.13 grain, is this the prefered pellet for this firearm ? I am prior military, and have a wide range of weapons, but I'm fairly new to air rifles, other than my bb guns as a kid 40 years ago. I could use any help you can offer ?! Until then, I will leave these items in my cart, on hold. Thanks.

      • Chevota from USA:

        Benjamin was bought by Crosman a long time ago so they don't really exist but in name. The Trail is virtually the same, but if you want details on this exact gun google Crosman, Benjamin or Remington with model NPS or NPSS. The guns use a larger piston bore than a Trail but shorter stoke so it somewhat balances out. Imo the larger bore has a small advantage in more ways than one. My only negative with this and the other guns like it are the stocks, they need to make some nice wood ones. If you want to shoot heavy 18gr pellets, which the JSB are excellent btw, you should really consider the Trail XL. Imo even the XL with 50% more power is a little under powered for the 18gr. I doubt this gun could ever break 700fps with that pellet, and may be as low as 600 depending on flaws and leakage. The XL can exceed 800.

      • alison from USA:

        Sorry to have to correct this, but the Benjamin NP is not a firearm, it is a gas spring powered pellet rifle. There is no way for it to fire live powder ammunition. That being said it is still not a toy, unsafe operation can cause injury or death, shoot safe.

      • davd from USA:

        I own a trail np, titan np, rws compact pro in .22, also have a benji disco(.22). I shoot jsb 18.13 in all, great pellets. Checkout the H&N 16 gr. field trophy(domed) pellets, they shoot pretty decent also. Break in new rifle with crosman 14.3 gr to save money,300-500 shots. Clean barrel and action from get go and you should be fine.

      • Val from USA:

        Pyramyd Air did buy most of this production run (only 1000 or so rifles were made). The action is based on Benjamin NPS, lighter stock though saves you a 0.5lbs of weight or so.

    • james from USA asked:

      How long is the barrel & how long is the gun

      • Stanley from USA:

        Barrel length is 18.25 inches.

      • Val from USA:

        gun is 44" long, barrel is being measured

    • Renee from USA asked:

      So how much does it weigh with scope and without?

      • Chevota from USA:

        The guns vary a bit but should weigh 6.5lbs, plus 21oz for scope and mount. So ~7lbs 13oz complete?

    • donald from USA asked:

      What is the weight is #1? And is the FPS with lead or PBA ammo??

      • Chevota from USA:

        Fps will be just like an NPSS, Trail, or other similar guns so about 700fps with 14.3gr Crosman Premier pellets, but can fluctuate +-50 or so fps. An alloy Gamo Raptor will be about 200 higher. The guns vary quiet a bit so hard to say. For weight see my post above.

      • Val from USA:

        6.25 lbs, 1000 FPS with lead-free ammo

    • Joe from USA asked:

      Same ??? What does it weigh?

      • Dan the Man from USA:

        6 1/2 pounds.

    • Steve from USA asked:

      Where is Benjamin NP Limited Edition rifle made?

      • Stanley from USA:

        Scope and stock made in china , otherwise american made.

      • Val from USA:

        assembled in Rochester NY

    • chuck from USA asked:

      As there is no customer reviews, sales dept., should answer the question:: What is the weight.?

      • Val from USA:

        6.25 lbs

    • chuck from USA asked:

      what is the weight?

      • Jerry from USA:

        6.25 lbs

    • Erik from USA asked:

      What is the coking effort?

      • Chevota from USA:

        It's just like Trail or NPS depending on the gun this is based on, which means 28-30lbs at peak.

      • Val from USA:

        answers are coming on Friday (Jan 24). Give it a day please!

      • Ernest from USA:

        to Erik sales can't answer

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