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|Max Velocity||685 fps|
|Cocking Effort||3-8 pumps|
|Front Sight||Blade & Ramp|
|Rear Sight||Adjustable for windage & elevation|
|Suggested for||Small game hunting/plinking|
|Trigger Pull||5.5 lbs|
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Things I liked: There was actually nothing I liked about the rifle. I've had several of the "old" benjamins before Crosman took them over and there is no comparison in quality.
Things I would have changed: Well, if I could change it, I would walk through the Crosman plant and shake some pride into the production workers and clean house with the supervision/production managers and quality folks....they need to go!
What others should know: Here's what you need to know: If you purchase a Benjamin 392 or 397, what you will most likely get is a sub-standard product that is far surpassed by the air rifles produced overseas and you know where I mean. The quality issues with the one I received were as follows: 1. The front blade sight was so canted to the left I ran out of windage adjustment to sight in at even 10 yards. Of course these are soldered on so there is no fixing that. 2. The inletting for the action allowed the trigger group to not sit even close to the bottom of the stock...trigger group was about 3/8" from being flush with the bottom of the stock. 3. Inside the compression tube was dirty, greasy gunk from the manufacturing process. Imagine that getting pumped into the valve and allowing the check valve and exhaust valve to not seat properly. So, I called Pyramyd Air and they made it right so this is in no way a review of them, but rather of Crosman. Ended up with a 397 because a decent 392 couldn't be found.
Things I liked: Very accurate, solid sturdy construction, well balanced
Things I would have changed: Make it easier to pump...I know it's possible, the Daisy 880 & 901 are both relatively easy to pump and don't get more difficult for each pump
What others should know: The 10 for 10 deal offered by Pyramyd Air is well worth the extra $10, I knew I was not receiving a lemon or a new gun with any defects. I had purchased the same gun from another online store a few weeks prior and it was defective, the POI (point of impact) at 5 meters was over 1 1/2" to the right of center. With the 10 for 10 tests, that defective gun never would've passed inspection.
Things I liked: Great product!
Does anyone know what kind finish is on this the stock?
Is there any way to make this air rifle more quiet? Many people compare the sound to a .22
I have the older model 342 and theres really no way to make it quieter . Mine is quieter than a 22 .
I found this gun to be way more accurate if you do the artillery hold. I know that hold is for springers, but seems necessary on my 392. Did anyone else notice this?
If the artillery hold works for you by all means use it i say. I don't use it with mine and seems accurate to me.
|Max Velocity||685 fps|