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Average Customer Review4.5 (256 reviews)
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Things I liked:Total feel and look of the gun. The power is outstanding as when using 19-21 grain pellets the velocity chrony'd falls within as advertised for lead pellets. The fpe is outstanding out to 70 yards with the 17 different pellets I tested and no doubt could take varmits with little effort. I have other 25 caliber springers so I purchased this gun for its nitro piston as I hunt in the field for long hours. As of this point I have only put through about 250 pellets so the gun is still breaking in. At this point the groups at 25 yards with nearly all pellets have been between 1-1 1/2 inch. However I have noticed the gun likes 3 pellets better than the rest. Another gun will show different results. This was the first rifle I purchased that the company actually took the time to put Loctite on the barrel screws. The scope is a decent scope given that few that come in a package have tactical turrets for quick moa adjustment like this one.
Things I would have changed:To say the trigger is sub-par is to say the least. I tested my trigger when I got it and is showed 6.2 pounds not the 3.5 pounds as advertised. After adjusting the trigger is did reduce the pull weight to 6 pounds....really!!!!! This is a great gun, get with it Benjamin and adjust the triggers to the correct weight before they leave the factory.
What others should know:I am making these comments given that this rifle is still new. WIth all that being said, I really like this rifle. However, once should be prepared to buy better scope rings, shim the scope, or perhaps a better scope. The MOA adjustments at 25 yards almost run out the evelation turret which might cause reticle drift in some scopes. The tactical turrets though great are somewhat difficult to reset to zero. If you enjoy armoring like I do this will be a fun gun to work on and bring up to its potential.
Things I liked:Good power and nice scope combo.
Things I would have changed:Trigger pull is bad and pulls you off target. Only shot crossman premiers to get good groups. JSB don't group well with this gun.
What others should know:My piston stuck after cocking it for the 20th shot. It went off randomly later that day so still waiting on pyramid air support to get back with me on a replacement gun. It's been about 2 weeks and still waiting for a response.
Things I liked:Power -- from the thump on your shoulder to the smack in your target. Delivers high energy down range. Solid placement from 30 yards. Cocking requires effort, but at 6'2'' 230 lbs...you should be able to manage the 45 lbs pull needed to arm the rifle. My arm got pretty tired after 65-80 rounds back-to-back. Use of a stake will certainly improve shot placement. Great for outdoor shooting because you can see the location of placed shots (i.e. kick up 2-3X more dirt than a 22. caliber air rifle). Impressive penetration power...be careful where you shoot... 25-28 lbs. take-down-power is deadly.
Things I would have changed:Better factory welding of the weaver rail onto the rifle -- I placed no more than approximately 125 total hunks of lead (H&N Spitzkugel .25 Cal, 24.85 Grains, Pointed) into the rifle. Loved every squeeze. Then during my final shot, the weaver rail snapped cleanly off the back of the rifle. My girlfriend was shooting with me, and I immediately got embarrassed because I thought that I didn't tighten the scope mounts enough. Nope. The break was 100% clean and the scope did a perfect 720-degree snowboarding flip with the weaver rail and fell in the dirt -- indicating a bad wielding job. The bottom of the weaver rail and top of the rifle were smooth to the touch. Crossman seems to have had this issue in the past...from researching the issue, it seems like this was documented 2-3 years back. For this reason, I can only give three out of two stars because when it worked...it was five stars for the price, hands down. But, given this event...no more than two can be given.
What others should know:This gun is not a joke, except for the weaver rail. I got the rifle shipped to me on Thursday, and this happened on Sunday...after shooting the rifle no more than two separate occasions -- again, 125 shots total and this happened. Believe that this gun is a beast, and I am very sure that based on a manufacturer's POV, I just got the lemon out of the batch. However, as said before, this has happened a couple years back. To me, I am not sure why this is still occurring because even though I am only spending just about $300 for a rifle, I would expect that it should last for a couple of years. I know Pyramid Air will be able to swap out my gun, but I have to still decided whether I will get a replacement or I will get my money back and put it towards another entry-level break barrel .25. Just a few thoughts from a work-from-home-shoot-on-the-weekends guy. Cheers!
Model Assistant Benjamin Trail NP XL Air Rifle