Date: 3/8/2020 16:33

Customers Q&A on Benjamin Discovery Rifle & Pump

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  • Maurice from USA asked:

    How long does it take to pump this rifle up with the pump that comes with this bundle?

    • Mark from USA:

      About 15 min. You pump 40-50 pumps and to let yourself and the pump rest( will be hot)

  • PEDRO from USA asked:

    Is possible to convert this rifle to a repeater?

    • Mark from USA:

      There were aftermarket magazine conversion kits. You need to search.

  • Michael from USA asked:

    once I get it pumped up to 2k how long can leave at that pressure (can it be stored for day, weeks months in such condition).

    • Michael from USA:

      thanks for the answer mark. would it harm the firing valve to be stored for a couple of days at full pressure

    • Mark from USA:

      You want to store a PCP airgun you want to leave 800-1000 PSI in the gun. Storage at full fill pressure can damage the firing valve.

  • Steven from USA asked:

    Will Benjamin/Crosman be making the Discovery in a .177 again?

    • martin from USA asked:

      Why do i only get 15 shots out of my disco ? It is not leaking air and i fill it to 2000psi with my scuba tank .

      • Tyler from USA:

        How hard is it shooting? My first discovery many years ago only did about 18 good shots per fill. But I've had others that will do 25. There is some variance in them

    • daiviante from USA asked:

      How far back should I start drilling the hole if I want to use my swivel studs to mount a bipod

      • Stanley from USA:

        At least 3 inches.

    • jose from USA asked:

      I am thinking of buying it for pigeons hinting and iguanas I live in Puerto Rico and there's I problem whit pigeons and iguanas what cal and this would be I hid choice fore it I have bean usan I .22 Jim Steele eagle fore the iguanas and I .177 break barrel fore the pigeons but I want something that I cud combine fore bought and more shots and faster to realoaded

      • pcp4me from USA:

        You need a big air tank and a source for air at 4500 psi like a scuba shop. This adds considerably to the cost unless you already have scuba gear!

      • pcp4me from USA:

        You need a big air tank and a source for air at 4500 psi like a scuba shop. This adds considerably to the cost unless you already have scuba gear!

    • Ken from USA asked:

      Can anyone recommend a diopter rear sight that will work with the factory front sight and not run out of adjustments between 10 and 25 yards?

      • Paul from USA asked:

        How long can I leave my disco cocked and ready to shoot? Thank You!

        • byron from USA:

          Indefinitely, no harm in leaving it pressured up or cocked. I wouldn't leave it loaded with pellet, purely for safety reasons.

      • John from USA asked:

        What would you say the maximum range is I can get a 1inch grouping?

        • pcp4me from USA:

          I get 1" groups with good pellets at 50 yards....5 shots on a clam day.

        • byron from USA:

          My girlfriend shots 1" groups ctc at 50yds. Benjamin discovery and jsb pellets 14.3 grain.

      • hunter from USA asked:

        alot of people say something is wrong with the barrel and they cant shoot good groups at 50 yards should i be concerned and what do i do if that happens

        • John from USA:

          It is largely going to be based on your shooting skill level. A lot of Airgunners believe that it is easy to be a good marksman. You have to site in to bring your poa (point of aim) and your poi (point of impact) to converge on the bullseye. You have to be able to scope your air rifle correctly to do that. You also have to know whether or not you are canting your aim straight on and not a degree or two to the right or left of center. Accuracy is not a given because you have a scoped rifle. You have to do your part correctly to make it all come to. It is more than just mounting the scope in the rails, breaking the barrel, loading the pellet, aiming and pulling the trigger squeeze. Get a chronograph. Woodys World..

        • byron from USA:

          Clean the barrel. Lead build up ruins the accuracy.

      • Corey from USA asked:

        Should I get low, medium, or high scope mounting rings for the discovery? I have a leapers 3-9x40 AO.

        • Stanley from USA:

          Use high mounts.

      • Cory from USA asked:

        Is this rifle powerful enough to take out raccoons in .22 caliber at about 20-25 yards?

        • Squirrel terminator. from USA:

          Yes. Once again shot placement is highly need. .22 caliber is perfect for that. But you need a head shot with a brain shot.

        • Val from USA:

          No, but Marauder is. Would still recommend .25 for that.

      • Ray from USA asked:

        How does this gun perform I. Frigid wheather ? I do lots of rabbit hunting and had much success last year with a gas ram break barrel . So I'am a little concerned about what's gonna happen when it's ten bellow zero !will this gun perform well in cold temps ?

        • Brent from USA:

          Otherwise it performed just fine in accuracy and strength.

        • Brent from USA:

          The Valve Assembly Stem broke on mine in frigid weather. Luckily, the stem only costs about a buck fifty so i got two replacements.

      • Mafaka from India asked:

        I like Benjamin Marauder .22 Synthetic Stock, could you ship to India

        • Val from USA:

          no .22 cal to India

      • Ezra from USA asked:

        Is this gun good for medium sized game hunting in .22 caliber ?

        • Val from USA:

          depends on what you mean by medium size game and distance.

      • William from USA asked:

        Does a second barrel band help with accuracy and shot count?

        • Fred from USA:

          Yes tightened Accuracy no on shot amount per fill

        • Val from USA:

          no, it has no impact on that

      • Winfred from USA asked:

        scope is included or not?

        • Stanley from USA:

          Description doesn't mention scope? So no.

      • Dotti from USA asked:

        Good for field target?

        • Greg (PA SALES) from USA:

          It is to powerful for field target. Most field target is between 12 to max 20 footpounds of energy

      • ladd from USA asked:

        can a sling be attached to this rifle ? Ladd Ohio

        • John from USA:

          I installed sling swivel studs on my wood stock Discovery. No problem. I have read that your cannot on the synthetic stock.

        • Tyler from USA:

          You would have to install swivel studs and sling swivels in the stock. That would require you to drill holes in the stock for the studs.

      • Clyde from USA asked:

        How many strokes of the included pump are required and how difficult is it?

        • Fred from USA:

          from 1500 to 2100 it takes me 40 pumps and i am 70 years old no problem

        • Val from USA:

          if you are starting from half full, probably about 50 strokes

      • Kelton from Canada asked:

        I’m thinking about purchasing a .22 air rifle and I’m considering getting a discovery because of the recoil free accuracy. I shoot my .177 hw85 lots (300+ shots every week). Would a discovery hold up to being used this much or would I be better off with another high quality springer like an hw97k?

        • Dan the Man from USA:

          Their both good choices. The Discovery is much lighter, has no recoil and can be quite accurate. The 97K is built like a tank and has a great trigger. It's more of a personal choice.

        • Jerry from USA:

          The Discovery is a very reliable gun and would hold up to that kind of use.

      • charles from USA asked:

        is the barrel choked ?

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      • Joe from USA asked:

        Does this rifle have a shrouded barrel and sound suppression?

        • Greg (PA SALES) from USA:

          No you cant look up and contact TKO Airguns for shrouds for the discovery

      • Cameron from USA asked:

        What is the easiest way to put a globe front sight on this rifle?

        • Greg (PA SALES) from USA:

          You need a dovetail grove on the barrel for most globe sights.

      • David from USA asked:

        Which gauge should I follow when I use the pump? The gauge on rifle or the one on the pump? They do not read the same. The rifle one reads lower than the pump one.

        • Fred from USA:

          mine read the same

        • Erika from U.S. Virgin Islands:

          You always want to go with the gauge on the gun

      • Luis from USA asked:

        Is it normal for the Discovery to leak some air out of the back of the Bolt when firing. My gun is still pretty new but I have only been to able to get 1.5 inch groups at 15 yards rested.

        • Erika from U.S. Virgin Islands:

          No, I would suggest having it looked at. There may be something wrong with it

      • tony from USA asked:

        how many decibels is the benjamin discovery?

        • pcp4me from USA:

          Very loud, but you can get a ldc, aka sound moderator for it which makes it extremely quiet. Expect to spend $75 - $150 for a good one!

        • Luis from USA:

          at max power between 110+ DB.

      • Kou from USA asked:

        ok so this is Tyler Answer to someone else question... "My Discoveries have always favored JSB pellets. The 18.13 grain in .22 always shot very well." What about cal .177? what are a better choice brand and pellets type (by type mean is pointed, hollow, destroyer, wad cutter, ect.)

        • Luis from USA:

          To make things easy for you, just buy the Benjamin Pellet sampler, has I think 25 of 6-8 different pellet types.

      • Thomas from USA asked:

        Can this rifle be filled with nitrogen?

        • Joe from USA:

          yes, it can

      • mike from USA asked:

        what degasser do you use with the Discovery

      • James from USA asked:

        On CO2 you get "a lot more shots" but how many is "a lot" and what is the rough % velocity reduction?

      • David from USA asked:

        What is the range on this gun? How far can it effectively shoot?

        • pcp4me from USA:

          As stated, depends on the range. At 25 yards or less with head shots will probably kill raccoons and "possums" and groundhogs with a good head shot. At further ranges stick to small game, like rabbits, squirrels, and small birds!

        • Tyler from USA:

          That depends on what you intend to shoot. If you are hunting, the general rule of thumb is you shouldn't take a shot at any range that you cannot hold a 1" group (5 shot) at. This applies to small game in the case of the discovery.

      • dereck from USA asked:

        are the co2 and high presser the same fps. and the same amount of shots

        • Tyler from USA:

          No. You will get more shots with a fill of CO2 but it will be at much slower velocities. HPA will shoot faster but you will only get 20-25 shots per fill.

      • Zachary from USA asked:

        I understand that it takes approximately 100 pumps to get to 2,000 psi. About how long does this take? After the recommended 25 +/- shots are made, about how many pumps (or how many minutes) does it take to re-pump up the rifle back to 2,000psi?

        • Tyler from USA:

          You would be looking at less than 5 minutes from empty to 2000 psi if you can keep a steady pace. 25 shots will likely put you down around 1000 psi, in which case, it would be 50 pumps or so to get it back to 2000 psi.

      • dereck from USA asked:

        is it back yard friendly

        • Tyler from USA:

          Unless your backyard is a few acres, no. It's pretty loud.

      • Daniel from USA asked:

        Is there a magazine that's available for this gun?

        • Tyler from USA:

          Currently the only product that would convert a discovery to a multi shot platform is the BNM multi shot breech kit.

      • bfg0064 from USA asked:

        Does the stock on this rifle have enough meat to install a swivel stud such as is sold on this site?

        • Tyler from USA:

          Yes it does.

      • ATMG68 from USA asked:

        what is the Best Pellet for this gun.. best i mean accurate and light high grain i see a 32.4 grain and 28.4 but what is better light weight or high weight is a basic Crosman 22. pellet good . H&N has good ones. please tell me what it best for a discovery. this is my first PCP gun. Yes, i am kinda clueless or should I say i have a lot of questions. But i know being new to PCP is not a bad thing. I was told the Discovery was one of the best for new people to a PCP type gun.

        • John from USA:

          Crosman/Benjamin designed and tested the Discovery and Marauder to shoot the 14.3 grain Premiers with excellent results. Read the Hard Air Magazine articles on these PCP Air Rifles. The Premiers will not flatten or deform/mushroom on impact like softer pellets. they will penetrate deeply due to their hardness. Premier Pellets very effectively, with the right amount of velocity that generates high impact energy into the target. Woodys World.

        • Fred from USA:

          jab 14.3 1/2 in at 26 yards air arms 16 gr one hole at 26 yards in discovery and max

        • Tyler from USA:

          My Discoveries have always favored JSB pellets. The 18.13 grain in .22 always shot very well.

      • David from USA asked:

        Does this rifle come with a standard dovetail mount for scopes?

        • ATMG68 from USA:

          11mm scopes. unless i am wrong in what it says.

      • TERRY from USA asked:

        Can this rifle be stored for any length of time with full or less than full air pressure?

        • Tyler from USA:

          Yes, you want to leave air in it. Storing full for shorter time frames is okay but I would leave it half full or at 1500 psi for longer periods of time.

      • Carlos from USA asked:

        Does this rifle require an "Artillery Hold" or can you shoot it like a hunting rifle?

        • Tyler from USA:

          It does not need the artillery hold for best accuracy. It does not have any recoil as it is a PCP rifle, not a springer or gas ram.

      • Jeff from USA asked:

        is there a recommended muzzle break for this rifle?

        • Tyler from USA:

          We do not carry any muzzle breaks for the rifle but you can search the internet for muzzle breaks and you will turn up a lot of good info.