Date: 16/8/2018 5:57
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Customers Q&A on Benjamin Fortitude PCP Air Rifle, Regulated

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  • Lars-Hermann from Norway asked:

    Made in China?

    • Lon from USA asked:

      Like several other Benjamin PCPs, will running on CO2 be an option for the Fortitude?

      • Tyler from USA:

        Not likely. Crosman stopped recommending running their PCP guns on CO2 a while back

    • Burke from USA asked:

      Is the regulator a slide in unit? Can it be "easily" removed from the reservoir?

      • Tyler from USA:

        Have yet to see one, so I cannot say for sure.

    • David from USA asked:

      Does this rifle have a walther barrel?

      • Tyler from USA:

        No

    • Burke from USA asked:

      Is the spring tension for the striker adjustable?

      • Tyler from USA:

        Haven't seen one yet, but if it's common parts with the Discovery/Maximus or Marauder, you will be able to adjust it, though it may take a little modding.

    • Andrew from USA asked:

      Does this use Marauder magazines?

      • Tyler from USA:

        Yes

    • jeffrey from USA asked:

      Are ever going to see this product in stock? Today was "the day" and now the estimated in stock day is 6/27/18. At the very least can we get a real world review? I'm sure someone in the industry has tried the Fortitude out

      • Mark from USA:

        Now it's backed-up to 08-22-2018. It better be ultra well built after months of postponements

      • John from USA:

        Now back to 8-22-18. The preliminary ballistics given at the shot show are basically what the regulated Marauder Field And Target does. Its air capacity is about twice large. They are probably trying to do something tricky with the valving that isn't ready for prime time yet.

      • Paul from USA:

        It's only 6 months until Shot Show 2019 and only 3 months left before winter. Just wait. Every company is working on a rifle to compete with the Fortitude.

      • Mark from USA:

        Now it's backed-up to 08-08-2018

      • Tyler from USA:

        When they get us a gun to shoot, we will definitely be reviewing it. Very excited to see what it can do

      • Samer from USA:

        Yes, this is getting frustrating. They keep pushing back the date..cmon Crosman!!

    • Steve from USA asked:

      How many mags does the 22 cal come with?

      • Samer from USA:

        Just one per the description, but many people people have a marauder and so have spare mags anyways..

    • Mudbugmitch from USA asked:

      What barrel is being used on this ? Length and manufacturer ? How is the crown ? I have heard there has been past problems.

      • Tyler from USA:

        Crosman makes the barrel, according to them it's 23.31" long. Since they're not out yet, can't speak to quality or anything else really. Just have to wait and see. If it's anything like the new Marauder barrels, they should do very well, especially considering the price point

    • Servando from USA asked:

      I just purchased my first pcp. What type of fill port does the Benjamin Fortitude use? Is the June 5th in-stock date going to move like other mfg have done?

      • Tyler from USA:

        The fortitude uses a male quick disconnect fitting. The June 5th date reflects the last update from Crosman on the availability of the rifle

    • Paul from USA asked:

      Is there a shot tray available.

      • Wes from USA:

        I was told Marauder magazines work on this rifle so the marauder shot tray should work

      • Tyler from USA:

        Have not seen one yet

    • Arthur from USA asked:

      Does the new Benjamin Fortitude bolt can be move to the left side like the Marauder for left handed shooters?

      • Tyler from USA:

        No, it cannot be changed

    • Servando from USA asked:

      I almost went with the Gauntlet but I think I will wait for the fortitude accuracy and shot string review. I like that it is light weight. The waiting is the hardest part. Is the Fortitude expected to be as accurate as the Gauntlet?

      • Tyler from USA:

        I would say so

    • Scott from USA asked:

      Is the power adjustable?

      • Tyler from USA:

        The sample at SHOT show did not have any external power adjustment features, but like any PCP, you can tweak things inside of them to up the power if desired.

    • David from USA asked:

      What is the muzzle energy of this rifle?

      • Tyler from USA:

        In .22, they are saying around 22 FPE

    • Wes from USA asked:

      Does the pressure gauge show actual cylinder pressure or the regulated pressure output ?

      • Tyler from USA:

        Actual cylinder pressure

    • Frank from USA asked:

      It is advertised as 950 fps maximum. Is that with pba? or lead? What is the average velocity, with lead?

      • Tyler from USA:

        Based on what we were told at SHOT, it sounds like lead. What weight, we are not sure.

    • Richard from USA asked:

      Will the Fortitude be bundled with scope,pump and so forth?

      • Tyler from USA:

        Look under "bundle and save" just below the price

    • James from USA asked:

      Can the bolt be swapped over for left handed shooters like the Marauder?

      • Tyler from USA:

        Sadly, it is not swappable

    • Wes from USA asked:

      Does this rifle use the Marauder barrel and shroud ?

      • thomas from USA:

        Fortitude does not have a choked barrel as the marauder has.

      • Tyler from USA:

        Looks very similar

    • Terry from USA asked:

      Any chance the breech assembly will mate to the maximus?

      • thomas from USA:

        The Fortitude uses the same lower assembly as the maximus

      • Tyler from USA:

        Good question, but you'd have to ask Crosman

    • Matthew from USA asked:

      Tyler, Will PA switch the bolt for$25 like on the marauder? Love the insyder Hope you review this gun soon. Thanks and keep up the good work

      • Tyler from USA:

        Sadly it is not swappable

    • Terry from USA asked:

      Is the trigger adjustable?

      • thomas from USA:

        Yes it can be adjusted by incorporating 2 machine screws into the back of the trigger assembly. Much like crosmans competition gun has. The "stubs" are already there. But this would be something for a mid level airgun smith to do.

      • Tyler from USA:

        Don't believe so

    • Andy from Canada asked:

      Look's Pretty "Boring" to Me,. Bit's & Part's from their "Arsenal", and Voila!,,,a New Shot-Show "Display",,,,I'll take my Hatsan"tact"10-22 any day!!

      • Tyler from USA:

        Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, at the price point though, it's very intriguing to many and it should be. Products like this grow the airgun community by making features that used to cost $500+ accessible and affordable for all.

    • Henry from USA asked:

      How much does it weigh, how loud is it, can a after market suppressor be installed?

      • Tyler from USA:

        5.3 lbs and should be pretty quiet

    • Clay from USA asked:

      What happened to the Disco and Maximus? Are they obsolete? Which of these three are the most powerful, accurate, best quality? I gotsta know.

      • thomas from USA:

        Reference all the very informative articles about airguns that PA offers. For accuracy, regulated guns are the most consistent shooters. Pellets lose their accuracy if they are traveling too fast.

      • Tyler from USA:

        Not obsolete, still available. The Disco and Maximus are basically the same gun, and will likely be more powerful than the fortitude. Can't say with certainty yet, because the fortitude isn't out.

    • Jim from USA asked:

      The specs list this as 3000psi. Would we be able to use the Benjamin hand pump, and only pump up to 2000-2500, and still get decent performance? I would be happy with 600 to 700 fps. I like the maximus, but I need a shroud for back yard noise.

      • thomas from USA:

        As Tyler stated because its regulated yes. The gun should be regulated somewhere between 1100-1250 psi. Although the claimed number of shots on a 135 cc cylinder does raise some eyebrows.

      • Tyler from USA:

        Because it is regulated, yes. Depends on the reg pressure of course, but assuming it is below that 2000 psi mark (it should be) then anything above that would yield the same performance as a full 3000 psi fill, just less total shots before needing to refill.

    • Larron from USA asked:

      What is the weight of the trigger pull?

      • Matthew from USA:

        It looks to be stock 2260/Discovery Trigger: so about 8 lbs. It is easily tunable with inexpensive aftermarket parts.

    • Matt from USA asked:

      Im disappointed they didnt decide to make a .25 caliber version as well

      • thomas from USA:

        .25 barrel would raise the cost as crosman does not make their own .25 barrels. .25 would also be a concern as the fortitude, maximus and disco only have a 135cc resevior

      • Lucius from USA:

        I second that statement....talked with Umarex last fall and the Gauntlet should be available in .25 this spring....hopefully Benjamin will take note and keep up....

    • Wes from USA asked:

      Can the regulator be adjusted by the user, and can marauder magazines be used with this rifle ?

      • thomas from USA:

        Definitely not user adjustable. Even if it were it opens a pandoras box and would require a AG smith with the equipment needed to pressure test the reg to set it. Strongly dont that approach.

      • Tyler from USA:

        Not sure on the reg, certainly not externally adjustable. And yes, Marauder mags work.

    • Gerald from USA asked:

      Is it a new trigger or is it a 1720,discovery or marauder trigger?

      • Tyler from USA:

        Maximus trigger

    • Matthew from USA asked:

      Can the bolt be moved to accommodate left hand shooters like on the m-rod?

      • Tyler from USA:

        Sadly, just heard from Crosman and the bolt is not swappable.

      • Tyler from USA:

        Yes, the bolt can be swapped

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