Average Customer Review5 (15 reviews)
Things I liked:The first looks of this rifle out of the box is superb with a very nice point to aim feel. The camo design/look is 1st class, and the checkered pistol grip and forearm has a nice width and firm feel to it. The RealTree stock and bull barrel make the rifle a visual masterpiece . . which is why it's a real shame that the rest of the story (performance-wise) is a total let-down. continued -
Things I would have changed:Too bad this rifle shoots as lousey as it does. From the first shot you're wondering why Benjamin let their lawyers design the trigger. Length adjustment screw is also worthless. But even if you can live with the endless trigger pull, the real story is after 250+ rds break-in, we couldn't even get half dollar size groups at just 20 yds from the bench using brand new Benjamin 14.3 Discovery lead pellets. (tried 4 other pellets that performed equally bad) continued -
What others should know:Very frustrating to get two shots inside a dime and then throw the 3rd one way high or way low - but that was how it went all week. My partner and I, who have both been shooting air rifles for 40 years think it could be the scope. We kept messing around with it to no avail. Checked all screws, etc. Also noted that shot chrony showed a disappointing 750 average w/ the Benjamin pellets. Sorry I can't report any better on this one. A new trigger, better scope and a correctly matched pellet for the barrel could possibly turn this looker into a keeper.
Things I liked:Nice looking gun. The Realtree is a piece of art. Very distinctive. Very quiet gun too. I am amazed at how quiet it is. The other squirrels don't seem to notice that their buddy just got real relaxed, so close by. Good gun for suburban sporting fun. Shipping from Pyramyd is stellar. The gun arrived in 2 days with free shipping. The weaver mount provided quick, secure mounting for the scope. Better than just some groves cut into the receiver.
Things I would have changed:This is one heavy gun. Sure its nice for a solid shooting platform, but it may be heavy to carry around in the woods for a few hours. A lot of reviews complain about the trigger. I need to put a lot more rounds through it before I have a valuable opinion about it. Seems okay for hunting and fun, though.
What others should know:Pyramyd beats Wally World pricing hands down. With free shipping and no sales tax, they are the place to buy your hardware. I got this gun because I was looking for the best deal on a quiet single shot .22 break barrel. The Nitro Piston and weaver rail are better than springers and no weaver. The Realtree looks great. For the price, its a good deal. Thanks Pyramyd.
Things I liked:The handle on this rifle is really nice, my hand warps around it very nicely. I also like the weight of the rifle, gives it a sturdy feel.
Things I would have changed:I would change, the trigger. I didn't think it would bother me but you really do start to feel the pull on the trigger, it's really long! The scope has moved on me once because of the recoil of the rifle. I would also include a sling with this rifle. Put more FPS because sometimes I shoot quail and they still manage to fly off! Hopefully it's the pellet that I'm using.
What others should know:The rifle does not come with the Benjamin sling anymore. When I first got the rifle, i was having to push really hard down on my crosman premiere domed pellets when inserting them into the barrel because it seemed like the hole was to small. It's gotten a little better but every once in a while I have to really apply pressure when inserting the pellet.