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    Benjamin Legacy Jim Shockey Air Rifle Combo reviews - page 1



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    Overall rating:5.0

    Value for money:4.0

    Accuracy:4.0

    By James from USA on 2014-03-23 22:18:10

    Things I liked:For looks, it's a Stingray or Jag among barrel cockers! Very smooth cocking action. Much LESS recoil and bounce than a springer. Still shooting it in ... So, accuracy should improve.
    Things I would have changed:An up-graded trigger option would be a nice addition. A modified trigger guard would be nice for guys with large hands as the existing one will irritate the middle finger.
    What others should know:My rifle is a .177 and it seems to like pellets in the 10 grain + range. The trigger needs some work. It's obviously NOT the only rifle with this problem. Replacement trigger and how-to videos abound! Wish it was made in the USA ....
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    Overall rating:3.0

    Value for money:3.0

    Accuracy:2.0

    By Troy from USA on 2014-01-02 13:17:49

    Things I liked:The look and feel of the rifle is solid. The silencer really does cut down shooting noise. Included scope is not bad.
    Things I would have changed:Just like all the other reviews about this gun, the trigger pull is long and hard making aiming this rifle difficult to shoot consistently. The cheek rest comes loose after an hour or so of normal use no matter how tightly it is secured.
    What others should know:Heavier pellets do better in this gun. I found that the JSB mach diablos were the most accurate for me. If your looking for a good shooter that is durable and easy to use the Legacy could work for you. If you are looking for accuracy and consistency you might want to look else ware.
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    • Overall rating:5.0 5.0

      Value for money:4.0 4.0

      Accuracy:4.0 4.0

        By James from USA on 2014-03-23
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      Things I liked:For looks, it's a Stingray or Jag among barrel cockers! Very smooth cocking action. Much LESS recoil and bounce than a springer. Still shooting it in ... So, accuracy should improve.
      Things I would have changed:An up-graded trigger option would be a nice addition. A modified trigger guard would be nice for guys with large hands as the existing one will irritate the middle finger.
      What others should know:My rifle is a .177 and it seems to like pellets in the 10 grain + range. The trigger needs some work. It's obviously NOT the only rifle with this problem. Replacement trigger and how-to videos abound! Wish it was made in the USA ....
    • Overall rating:3.0 3.0

      Value for money:3.0 3.0

      Accuracy:2.0 2.0

        By Troy from USA on 2014-01-02
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      Things I liked:The look and feel of the rifle is solid. The silencer really does cut down shooting noise. Included scope is not bad.
      Things I would have changed:Just like all the other reviews about this gun, the trigger pull is long and hard making aiming this rifle difficult to shoot consistently. The cheek rest comes loose after an hour or so of normal use no matter how tightly it is secured.
      What others should know:Heavier pellets do better in this gun. I found that the JSB mach diablos were the most accurate for me. If your looking for a good shooter that is durable and easy to use the Legacy could work for you. If you are looking for accuracy and consistency you might want to look else ware.
    • Overall rating:4.0 4.0

      Value for money:5.0 5.0

      Accuracy:4.0 4.0

        By Jonathan from USA on 2013-07-12
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      1.01 rating
       
      Things I liked:Absolute knock-out in the looks department! The brazed or soldered-on Weaver/Picatinny scope rail will never loosen up, and since it has cross-slots, your scope will never creep. No messing around with scope stops needed! Lots of power, and the integral sound moderator seems to make a difference. The near-vertical pistol grip is nice, you shoot with a more natural angle to your wrist, less stress which is appreciated Benjamin!
      Things I would have changed:Has a mile-long trigger pull! OK, its really only about 3/8-1/2" long, but come on Benjamin, really? Next problem, the steel pin that presses through the cocking link and the ears at the bottom of the barrel breech began to "walk" its way out. I discovered this when I noticed black plastic shavings on the carpet in front of me. The pin was digging a divot into the stock! I disassembled the pin and link, degreased everything, then I put a drop of superglue on each end of the pin. After that cured, I mixed up some epoxy glue and put a dab on each end, then let the rifle sit overnight. Seems to be holding. Next problem, the adjustable cheekpiece won't stay put. There really needs to be some serrations molded into the stock and the mating surface of the cheekpice. Then it would never move. Larger thumbwheels would be appreciated too. The recoil pad is too firm, and this is a problem because this rifle has some serious recoil! But, I realize you cant have serious power without a significant opposite reaction, so I will live with it. A suggestion for Benjamin: before assembling the rifle, apply some moly paste to the pin on the cocking arm that slides in the long slot in the anti-beartrap link, to the link itself, and to the track that the plastic roller rides on in the stock. Doing so on my rifle eliminated most of the scraping/grinding/rattling noises that made my rifle sound cheap, as received. Now it has a quieter, more "solid" sound and feel to it when cocked.
      What others should know:Clean the barrel out before you shoot for the first time. The first wet patch came out black! The elevation and windage adjustments on the scope seemed to have some interaction between them, as an adjustment in elevation seemed to affect the windage, and vice-versa. Also, the point-of-impact would wander for several shots after each adjustment, then settle down. Keep in mind, I only have 300 or so shots through the rifle/scope combo at this time, and the accuracy has steadily improved, as expected. So the above mentioned concerns are likely normal break-in issues. All-in-all, this rifle is a keeper. Yes, it has a few minor issues, but no deal breakers. I am pleased with this handsome, powerful rifle.
    • Overall rating:3.0 3.0

      Value for money:4.0 4.0

      Accuracy:3.0 3.0

        By Theodore from USA on 2013-06-22
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      3.01 rating
       
      Things I liked:This rifle looks great and has a very good feel. It seems to have plenty of power and is very quiet after break in period.
      Things I would have changed:Not a big fan of the adjustable comb. It doesn't stay adjusted.
      What others should know:Purchased this rifle in .22 for general hunting and plinking. Love the look and feel. Gun seams to had plenty of power. My only real complaint about the gun is the accuracy. I've attempted several different pellets and several different holds including the artillery hold. I have also given the rifle plenty of break in time. The accuracy always seems to change after about 20 shots. Sometimes worse sometimes better. I suspect it is the piston loosening up and the fps changing. Seems to be getting better over time. I've had the most consistent results with Polymag pellets but nowhere near the manufacturer claims. Polymags average about 1.5 inch groups at 20 yards with more center shots than any other pellet. The scope seams good but is not very responsive to adjustments. Once you get this thing sighted in with one type of pellet don't touch it again.
    • Overall rating:3.0 3.0

      Value for money:3.0 3.0

      Accuracy:2.0 2.0

        By champ from USA on 2013-05-25
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      0.00 ratings
       
      Things I liked:HAS PLENTY OF POWER A NICE FEEL AND LOOK. THIS IS MY FIRST AIR RIFLE AND AT A DECENT PRICE
      Things I would have changed:There's a very long trigger pull and I've had to shim the scope
      What others should know:It takes a good bit of effort to cock so when my wife shoots it I have to load it for her. It's also fairly heavy. I'm also having some accuracy problems with it that pyramidair has been helping me with. Crosman says it's suppose to shoot half inch groups at 20 yards but as of now I'm lucky to get 3 inch groups with an occasional flyer.
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