Ambidextrous thumbhole stock with twin raised cheekpieces
Textured grip & forearm
70% quieter than most guns with metal mainsprings
Includes Weaver-style rings and unmounted CenterPoint Optics 3-9x40AO scope with mil-dot reticle
Sling swivel studs already mounted
If you shoot a lightweight pellet so its velocity exceeds the speed of sound, it could result in your pellet breaking the sound barrier and the gun being louder than expected! The speed of sound depends on humidity, temperature and altitude. Generally speaking, it's between 1,060 fps and 1,115 fps.
Here are the benefits of a gas-piston over a spring-piston air rifle:
No spring torque
No spring fatigue, even if you leave it cocked for hours
Functions perfectly in cold weather
Lasts longer than a metal spring
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The Benjamin Trail NP all-weather air rifle features a black synthetic thumbhole stock. The ambi stock accommodates right-handed and left-handed shooters because it has raised cheekpieces on both sides of the buttstock. Use this air rifle for dispatching small garden pests, game such as rabbits and squirrels, and plinking.
Things I liked:I am still working on breaking the gun in but when I find out the best pellet, look out pests. Things I would have changed:Better quality control and inspection. The stock bolts were all loose. What others should know:It is a good air riffle and I wanted to try a NP gun in 22. I don't think it will measure up to my 1986 Beeman R1 but we will see.
Things I liked:Nothing! Things I would have changed:I wanted a break barrel pellet gun for plinking and small game hunting. The Benjamin seemed to be a good choice. My father has an old Sheridan /Silver Streak that is a dream to shoot. Nice trigger pull and very accurate. He even put an expensive redfield scope on the gun. I was expecting a similar experience. Not to be. This gun is heavy, slow and the trigger pull is absolutely horrible!! You can't hold the gun off hand to hit the broad side of a barn with that trigger. I shoot centerfire rifles competitively and my trigger is smooth and makes accuracy more obtainable. There is no way with this trigger that you can shoot this air rifle off hand with any accuracy at all. You just can't depend on the gun firing with such a lag and inconsistent trigger travel.
What sling would you recommend for this rifle? Thanks.
Chris from USA asked:
I purchased this rifle about 4-6 weeks ago, and have shot nearly two cans of Crossman precision .22 cal pellets through it. Very early on, it suffered what I guess was a seal failure, Making an escaping air sound, with a series of puffs thereafter, not moving the projectile at all. I cocked, and fired once again, and it shot fine. I began noticing an increasing loss of power, and upon buying some weighted, Gammo hunting pellets, which caused a failure every time I tried, and never would shoot these. A couple of days ago, it quit shooting any pellets, experiencing the failure as heretofore described. Has anyone else suffered this fate? I assume that I must return it to Crossman to have it repaired. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this gun! It's sturdy, smooth, and it shoots extremely hard, and well at around fifty yrds, and the included scope is very nice. I would rather have the Trail NP XL. My father, who's computer ignorant (can't even turn one on!) actually purchased it at Academy Sports and Outdoors, without doing the research, such as I do. Do you think Crossman would allow a person to pay the difference Upon return of the broken gun I currently possess, and send me the XL model? Thanks for any advice!
Chevota from USA:
Actually a guy emailed me with similar problem. A new nitro spring fixed it. It perplexed me as to how it could've been the spring because he said it hadn't leaked, but the end result is a new one worked... Should be under warranty, but of not it's $26 from Crosman.
Jack from USA asked:
What pellets work best with this gun? I have yet to find my NP's favorite pellet. Thank You!
Chevota from USA:
I have good luck with JSB, but the barrels vary so much it's impossible to say which one will work for sure. As Matt mentioned his liked certain sizes because apparently his barrel is larger than normal. If you strike out you can try looking at the gun and scope, maybe tuning it. If all fails I'd just buy a new barrel.
Brent from USA:
Crosman Premier domed 14.3gr work better than any JSB pellets I tried. I yet still have to try the H&N FTT 14.66gr. I did a test yesterday with the JSB 14.35gr 5.52mm head size and the Crosman Premier's 14.3gr and the Crosman pellets fit in the barrel much tighter and had an average FPS of about 675. Where as the JSB 14.35gr pellets shot at only 565fps! So get at least a large head size like a 5.53mm to a 5.54mm head sized pellet.