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    Benjamin Discovery Air Rifle

     
    Benjamin Discovery Air Rifle
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    Action kit
    2839
    0.177" (4.5mm)

    Action kit
    2840
    0.22" (5.5mm)

    0.177" (4.5mm), 1000.0 fps
    .177 caliber Benjamin Dual Fuel PCP & CO2 rifle.

    1-year limited warranty

    SKU PY-1543-2839

    $259.95

    List Price $299.00 Save $39.05 (13%)

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    0.177" (4.5mm)
    1000 fps
    4-Medium-High
    24.25"
    39.0"
    1
    Rifled
    Fiber Optic
    Adjustable for windage and elevation
    11mm dovetail
    Plastic
    Small game hunting/plinking
    3.75 lbs
    Bolt-action
    Manual
    PCP and CO2
    Single-shot
    25
    Rifle
    5.13 lbs
    This version of the Discovery does not include a pump, tank, yoke or fill adapter. To connect your Discovery to a scuba tank, you'll need a scuba tank adapter with hose and a female quick-disconnect with male threads. The tank must have a K valve.

    To exhaust air or CO2 from the rifle, you need to purchase the degasser tool.


    Get into precharged guns at an unheard-of price and also get the accuracy of an expensive European rifle!

    Benjamin has bridged the gap and taken the pain out of PCP guns. Not only is this as low a price as you'll ever find on a PCP rifle, but it's so easy to pump up that a wispy teenager could do it!

    The Discovery has raised the bar for PCP guns because it uses only 2000 psi of air. While the European companies race toward higher and higher air pressures, Benjamin is going the opposite direction and making it easier than ever to use a hand pump. If you want to use a scuba tank or carbon fiber tank, you can do that, too, and get the benefit of many more fills than you would from a gun that operates with 3000 psi. The Discovery gives you a choice! The air reservoir is 135cc. The air tank has a male Foster fitting.

    The gun comes with a hardwood stock, Williams fiber optic front and rear sights, and a built-in air pressure gauge.

    When you open your box, you'll see easy-to-follow and easy-to-understand instructions that'll lead you step-by-step. If you're an experienced PCP user, you'll soon see that the Discovery is the easiest PCP you've ever used. If you're new to PCPs, you'll become a pro in just a few short steps.

    If you want to switch to CO2, that's easy to do, but you'll need a degasser tool to quickly exhaust all the air before filling with CO2. Attach the optional CO2 adapter, connect it to a standard paintball CO2 tank and fill 'er up! Now, commence to shootin'!

    With high-pressure air, you'll get up to 25 powerful shots before you need to pump up again. On CO2, you'll get a lot more shots per fill.


    Click on the AMMO link for a list of recommended pellets. The ACCESSORIES link has a list of fun targets and safety gear you'll need.
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    Overall rating:5.0 5.0

    Value for money:5.0 5.0

    Accuracy:5.0 5.0

      By Robert from USA on 2014-07-20
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    Things I liked:Very accurate. Light weight (especially compared to the Marauder). Easy to pump up to 2000 psi (again compared to the Marauder's 3000 psi). I enjoy shooting both my Marauder .25cal and this Discovery .22cal, I find they are both excellent hunting rifles. I plan to use the Discovery for pest control at 50 yds. and under, and the Marauder for farther ranges though I think the Discovery is more than capable of longer range accuracy.
    Things I would have changed:I would change the way the stock mounts to the pressure tube. Though it has a beefy screw on the outside, that only attaches to a weak 8-32 Lug. I found mine to be nearly stripped and unable to be tightened. Rather than return the rifle and get who knows what back I chose to machine a new Lug out of better quality materials and have had no trouble since. This was the only flaw I found to be a problem. I would also like regular iron sights as fiber optic sights are not accurate for me, but that's just me. While the trigger is not match grade it is a comfortable pull (and remember the price it is selling for). Cocking the gun is harder than the Marauder but a little lube helps with that.
    What others should know:When I bought my Discovery .22cal I also bought several sample packs of pellets to test accuracy and used a chronograph for performance testing. I found My gun favors the Crosman Premier hollow points 14.3 gr (3/4" groups at 35 yds.) I also found that my rifle has fewer usable shot depending on range ( 10 at 60 yds. / 15 at under 35 yds.) This does not sound like a good count however, Those ten shots are sending 14.3 grains at an average of 891 fps or 25+ foot-pounds of energy out of the box. Others results may vary but for a single shot rifle this light, 10 high powered shots that can hit a one inch target at over 60 yds. without changing my point of aim (between shots) works for me. This is with a BSA 4X32 AO scope that was packaged with a spring piston rifle. Final thoughts-After using the Marauder and now the Discovery I think they are both great rifles. If on a tight budget the Discovery will perform very well. If you have a bigger budget the Marauder is just more refined.

    Overall rating:5.0 5.0

    Value for money:5.0 5.0

    Accuracy:5.0 5.0

      By Jesse from USA on 2014-07-14
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    Things I liked: Almost everything about this air rifle. The bluing and wood stock excellent. It has a lot of features for the money. Fiber optic sights are great.
    Things I would have changed:I would like a metal trigger and trigger guard...otherwise great.
    What others should know:Even if you have scuba tank fill station invest in the hand pump. The hand pump makes a great only more versatile. It takes some effort to hand pump this gun but not really bad. It moderately loud but not bad for a .22.

    Overall rating:5.0 5.0

    Value for money:5.0 5.0

    Accuracy:5.0 5.0

      By Paul from USA on 2014-07-12
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    Things I liked:Don't know what to say good that has not been said already. Accurate, easy to pump, lite weight, just a nice rifle. Oh put a TKO brake on it.
    Things I would have changed:Make it in .20.
    What others should know:Best buy in air guns.
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    • Garey/Ace Custom 45s from USA asked:

      .22 caliber velocity with discovery on CO2 with `14.3 gr. pellets and approximate # of shots . Thanks

      • FC from USA asked:

        I bought a Benjamin Discovery .22 air rifle and LE AccuShot 3-12x44 SWAT 30mm scope. What accessories do I need to mount the two?

        • Dan from USA:

          PY-A-791

      • cris from USA asked:

        Will an air compressor, instead of a hand pump, work for filling this rifle?

        • craig from USA:

          A standard air compressor does not produce enough pressure. The high pressure air compressors are expensive. To fill pcp rifles with a high pressure hand pump from 1000 psi to 2000 psi is fairly easy to do. If starting out with pcp guns the hand pumps are the way to go.

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      .177 caliber Benjamin Dual Fuel PCP & CO2 rifle.

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      0.177" (4.5mm)1000 fpsBenj-BP1K77GSL [PY-1543-2839]

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      $259.95

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