Enhanced 2-stage trigger adjustable for take-up (CBT=Clean Break Trigger)
Picatinny optics rail
Ambidextrous hardwood thumbhole stock
Integral sound suppression system
8.3 lbs. (without scope/mount, which will add about 1.5 lbs.)
Includes CenterPoint Optics 3-9x32 scope and mount (unmounted)
Improvements over the original Nitro Piston and/or most other gas pistons: 10-lb. reduction in cocking effort, 15% faster and double the effective shooting range
Assembled in America!
Benefits of the Nitro Piston 2 over a metal mainspring:
No spring torque
No spring fatigue, even if left cocked for hours
Functions perfectly in cold weather
Lasts longer than a metal spring
Your gun's box may state incorrect velocities for your .22-caliber rifle. Crosman has verified that .22-caliber alloy pellets will deliver up to 1200 fps and lead pellets up to 900 fps.
All gas springs (gas pistons, gas rams) are NOT created equal!
The Nitro Piston 2 has it all over the original Nitro Piston and almost every other gas spring on the market. Most gas springs have a reputation of being hard to cock, but the NP2 put an end to that. According to airgun writer Tom Gaylord, it's the easiest-cocking gas piston he's ever shot.
But Crosman didn't stop the improvements there. They also improved the trigger so it feels like it's been tuned! Imagine that: A factory trigger that breaks crisp and clean. It has a significantly lighter trigger-pull, not one of those so-called "lawyer" triggers that requires Herculean strength to shoot.
As long as they were making improvements, Crosman decided to make a better and more effective integral sound suppression system that really is quiet. You'll notice an immediate difference between the report from your Nitro Piston 2 air rifle and the older Nitro Piston guns or other brands.
So, let's add up what you'll get in this great package: Easy cocking, fantastic trigger and less noise. And, it's assembled in Crosman's plant in Bloomfield, New York. While that's almost everything you could ever want, there's one more thing…and it's really important: Accuracy. When Tom Gaylord tested a Nitro Piston 2 at an industry show, he commented that he hit everything he aimed at. Isn't that what you want to do? We thought so!
The Benjamin Trail NP2 isn't a dream…it's a dream come true. It's here for you to enjoy, to hit everything you're aiming at, and not strain with each cock and each pull of the trigger. They've put the fun back in airgunning!
Things I liked:The accuracy is what I expect from a break barrel. At 25 yards I am able to get 0.5-0.6" with the right pellet (CPHs, and Baracudas did good for me, I have a .22). Trigger is a definite improvement over NP1s. Things I would have changed:Thumbhole is a bit ackward for my hand, but not too bad. What others should know:Looks like Crosman fixed all the issues reported originally...
Things I liked:Accuracy is quite good with this rifle. Things I would have changed:Everything except accuracy. Pre-ordered this rifle and waited two months, just to receive an air rifle that wouldn't cock after 100 rounds. Pyramyd Air was easy to deal with for the return. Waited just over a month to get another one, and this one has a inconsistent trigger pull ranging from HEAVY to firing on its own when closing the barrel. Adjusting the trigger did not resolve this issue. This was certainly my last one, time to go back to RWS.
Things I liked:The trigger is a an improvement. Things I would have changed:The stock, the scope. Quality control, all the stock screws were loose and the mussel shrowd was loose. What others should know:Not as advertised. Very heavy. The stock looks and feels like you are holding a 2x4 rather than a quality rifle. It is very generic, no name, emblem or checkering of any kind. At 68 I was looking for an easy to cock rifle this one was no easier to cock than my NP nor was it any quieter. The scope is a down grade from the NP scope it has no AO adjustment. I can not comment on the accuracy, I believe you should put at least a tin of pellets through a rifle before giving any judgement and I returned this rifle after 10 or 15 shots, the mechanics and grouping may be very good.
If I return the rifle like they're asking me to do, suppose I asked for the same rifle as a replacement, wouldn't I still have the same problems that this model has or have they addressed the issues (cracked weaver rail). I really like the rifle, until it broke.
Chevota from USA:
I think Crosman learned their lesson and have fixed them, but I wouldn't bet $ on it. I do however bet $ on them exchanging the next one if it does fail.
Sebastian from USA asked:
Weren't they advertising that it only needed 10 lbs of cocking effort? 28 lbs is nearly 3 times as much..
Chevota from USA:
They said 10 less yet it's exactly the same as my Trail. I suppose the 28 could be a typo, but I seriously doubt it.
Joel from USA:
They said 10lb less cocking force required.
Robert from USA asked:
Does Crosman expect the barrel accuracy to only be up to 10 meters/33 feet? What is their sales marketing distance accuracy on this rifle in their documentation?
Robert from USA:
Thanks Robert, here is a link that clearly does not go into accuracy, but insinuates capability. I suspect returns will be aplenty if they are again marketing inferior merchandise. Crosman states and I will paraphrase, they spent over 1 million $ to create this new air rifle. We will see if they improved the barrel quality or what is most likely, just pure marketing and be dammed to the buying public. The proof is in the pudding!
Chevota from USA:
It will probably be all over the place with some guns shooting .04" at 33', some 4" and everything in between. I seriously doubt they'll ever put a claim on accuracy because then returns would go up for not meeting it or sales would drop if they told the truth. You just have to play with the gun to get it to work, and if you can't you get another one or a new barrel and roll the dice again. It's like that with all cheaper guns so don't expect better from another mfg.