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1-year limited warranty
List Price $320.00, Orig.Price $249.99 Save $50.00 (20%)
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Average Customer Review5 (98 reviews)
Things I liked:The rifle is very light, compared to my RWS model 470, and should be a real joy to carry all day. It is quiet! I have already taken a few pigeons with it and the neighbors of the intended targets, located at 41 yards, never knew where I was!
Things I would have changed:The trigger! It is one of the very worst that I have ever encountered. Even after adjusting it as far as I could, there was a lot of creep in the first stage. Let off was around five pounds, rough but controlable after a lot of practice.
What others should know:This rifle is hold sensitive. If you are not willing to put in the time to develope a proper artillery hold and find the "sweet spot" on the stock, buy a PCP. Once mastered, thnis rifle delivered very acceptable groups at my measured 43 yard range!
Things I liked: The “SS” is said to stand for “short stroke”. They could have called it “big bore” since it has a piston area about 35% larger than their B18 based rifles (Optimus, Titan, Trail, Venom ...), but ”BB” might give the wrong impression. The short stoke allows for greater mechanical advantage while cocking. I measured 26 lb. The parts quality of these “Made in USA with some foreign components” guns was much better than I have found in Chinese products. One interesting feature is the set screw used to prevent the barrel pivot bolt from loosening. I don’t know why but the bolt inserts from the left side like every other breakbarrel I have worked on. If it inserted from the right, it would have less tendency to loosen. The scope is the best I’ve encountered in a package deal. I used medium Leapers instead of the included high mount. The clearance is too small to completely fit the objective lens cap but otherwise I like the lower location. Barrel alignment was good as both scopes zeroed within the center quarter of the adjustment range.
Things I would have changed: I own both the .177 and .22 faux carbon fiber stock versions. Out-of-the-box, I measured 945 and 728 fps with Crosman Premier Hollow Points. ( CPHPs worked best of the dozen pellets I tested ) Both guns sounded a bit “crunchy” while cocking. After 30 shots, the .177 gun’s spring loaded barrel detent jammed retracted. Since the barrel would not stay in the firing position, I decided to disassemble both guns. I know this voids the warranty but as an engineer, its just something I am compelled to do. The jam was caused by a metal chip. Both NPS guns plus two Chinese guns, a Titan and an Optimus I worked on this year, had chips throughout. Note to Crosman; parts should be clean and chip free before entering an assembly area. The cushion at the base of the gas spring required trimming to fit. The chosen rubber appears to swell in contact with oil. The trigger is a bit heavy but reasonably smooth. I’ll install a softer trigger spring when I find one.
What others should know: This gun has a bit of an identity issue. First released as Crosman NPSS ( ELS77, ELS22 ). then badged as Remington NPSS ( RNP77, RNP22 ). and just this year as Benjamin NPS ( BNP77, BNP22 ) and currently under a new product numbering system ( 32040, 32050 ). The only machining I did was to add scope stop holes to match my preferred mounts and increase the transfer port from .120 to .156 on the .22 rifle. Reassembled, the velocity of the .177 rifle rose only 5 fps to 950 but with smoother cocking. ( no metal chips ) After a couple hundred shots, velocity has stabilized at 930. Energy is 15.2 ft-lb. The .22 rifle improved 32 fps to 760 which I attribute to opening up the transfer port. Pellet energy increased from 16.8 to 18.3 ft-lb. Out-of-the-box accuracy was almost twice as good for the .22 compared to the .177 and accuracy is improving for both with break-in.
Things I liked:Quiet. Smooth trigger. Scope is accurate and easy to adjust. Stock with thumb hole is comfortable and well balanced.
Things I would have changed:Overall, I would have given it 5 stars except the finish on the stock had a couple of minor flaws. On an air gun this price more detail should be given to the quality of the finish.
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Model Assistant Benjamin NPS Air Rifle