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      Benjamin 397Benjamin 397. Air rifles. To maintain the seals for a long time, remember to put one pump of air into the gun when putting it away after shooting. Whether you plan to shoot again the next day or no...
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    1-year limited warranty

    SKU PY-206-571

    $169.99

    List Price $200.00 Save $30.01 (15%)

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    0.177" (4.5mm)
    800 fps
    4-Medium-High
    19.25"
    36.25"
    1
    3-8 pumps
    Rifled
    Blade and Ramp
    Adjustable for windage and elevation
    No
    Two-stage non-adjustable
    Plastic
    Small game hunting/plinking
    5.5 lbs
    Bolt-action
    Manual
    Multi-pump pneumatic
    Single-shot
    5.5 lbs
    To maintain the seals for a long time, remember to put one pump of air into the gun when putting it away after shooting. Whether you plan to shoot again the next day or not again for another 2 years, always put one pump into the gun when you're done shooting!

    This air rifle has no scope rail or dovetail. If you buy one of the scopes or dot sights listed in the accessories link, you will need either the Crosman 3/8" Intermount or the Air Venturi Weaver/Picatinny Intermount.

    An American classic! The Benjamin 397 .177 cal. rifle is a multi-pump pneumatic. The hardwood Monte Carlo stock is sleek and lightweight. The rifled brass barrel is finished in black and sends pellets screaming at 800 fps! You can vary the velocity by the number of pumps (up to 8). The 397 is ideal for plinking, target shooting, slapping spinners and popping paper targets. In fact, we predict this gun will become one of your favorites.

    Although this gun has been made for decades, the manufacturer continues to put extra fine details in the rifle, such as a swelling in the forearm to make it easier to pump and a fully adjustable rear sight. You can put a scope on the 397, but you'll want to use the B272 intermount to do that.

    Don't forget to click on the AMMO link for a list of recommended pellets. The ACCESSORIES link has a list of scopes, fun targets and safety gear you'll need.

    Overall rating:5 5.0

    Value for money:5 5.0

    Accuracy:5 5.0

      By Peter from USA on 2014-04-08
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    Things I liked:Excellent balance and accuracy! I also like the wood stock and the bolt cocking system. To me it feels much like an old military Springfield 30-06 rifle but smaller and lighter and easier to use. As a youngster I used to spend a lot of time at a Navy Radar station and the walls were lined with Springfield 30-06 rifles. I played with them every day for a year and a half. Perhaps that explains why I like the Benjamin 392 and 397 PA Air Rifles so much.
    Things I would have changed:I'm satisfied with my new Benjamin 397PA just the way it came out of the box. It's a lot like my Benjamin 392PA which I purchased new back in 1993 for around $129-$149.
    What others should know:I had a 397PA but I gave it to my son years ago. He still has it. Even though I really like my 392PA which looks and shoots like a new air rifle I missed the 397 so much after I gave it to my son I decided to purchase another one for myself. It took a while but I'm so glad I did. It's my most fun air rifle and it's as accurate as anything I have. All my other air rifles are Match Air Rifles such as Crosman Challenger 2000 and the newer Challenger 2009, Daisy 753 and also IZH MP-532. I even have a new HW30S purchased from Pryamid Air in February this year. The Benjamin 397PA is as accurate as everyone of these Match air rifles. But it's easier and more fun to shoot.

    Overall rating:5 5.0

    Value for money:5 5.0

    Accuracy:5 5.0

      By Peter from USA on 2014-04-01
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    Things I liked:Beautiful hardwood finish. My 397 is finished darker than my 392 and that's what I was hoping for. I like the multiple pump because I use it mainly for target shooting and I only have to use 1 or 2 pumps at 10 Meters/33 feet. I see my 397 is accurate. I knew it would be.
    Things I would have changed:I can't think of anything. I oiled all the hinges and applied Crosman Pellgun oil to the rubber "O" ring in the breach. I also oiled the breach bolt. I used Murphy's Soap and rubbed down the stock, it's kind of like an oil and it makes wood shine and it protects wood from drying out. I also applied a thin film of oil on the barrel and compression tube. I noticed there already was a thin oil coating already. Anyway I like to go over a new air gun, that is if I really like it and I do really like the 397.
    What others should know:I purchased my Benjamin 397 from Pyramid Air and got it in just a few day's. I had to sight in my new 397 as it was off from out of the box. I think perhaps when it was shipped it was thrown around because the sights were off and the bolt handle made a hole in the Benjamin box. It was double boxed. So nothing really serious happened in shipping.

    Overall rating:3 3.0

    Value for money:3 3.0

    Accuracy:3 3.0

      By Byron from USA on 2014-01-25
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    Things I liked:Rifle is short and light.
    Things I would have changed:The rear sight is a joke and the trigger very bad. Finish is mediocre as well as the fit. Needs more instructions on lubing.
    What others should know:This rifle screams to be used with iron sights but the stock is poorly designed for them. The cheek piece of the stock is too high so the first thing you need to do when mounting the rifle is scrunch your face down to find the sights. Not good. Accuracy was only mediocre and most of that was probably because of the poor trigger and ill fitting stock.
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      Classic multi-pump that's bound to become your go-to gun! Perfect for spinners, paper targets and plinking.

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      0.177" (4.5mm)800 fpsBenjamin-397 [PY-206-571]

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      $169.99

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