Date: 20/8/2018 18:10
0

Customers Q&A on Benjamin Maximus Air Rifle

Got a question? Got an answer?
Log in, then enter your text.

  • Todd from USA asked:

    Does anyone know how much of this gun is Chinese? Specifically the barrel? That would be a deal breaker for me...

    • Brandon from USA asked:

      Can this take a coyote at 25 yards ?

      • Tyler from USA:

        In the .22 caliber, and a well placed head shot, it may be able to do the job, if it were me, I'd prefer a .25 though

    • Thomas from USA asked:

      It is stated it is fuel fuel. Compressed air and c02. How do you fill it with c02?

      • Todd from USA:

        The Discovery says CO2, and this is basically a long Disco w/ syn stock. I'm sure you can find all the pros n cons on a Disco forum. Like the fact CO2 is ~800psi so your power will be low.

      • Tyler from USA:

        Where are you seeing that stated?

    • Steven from USA asked:

      Is there a wood stock that can be purchased for this gun? The synthetic looks so cheep.

      • Tyler from USA:

        The gun to look at would be the Benjamin Discovery

    • Gavin from USA asked:

      Whats the weight

      • Tyler from USA:

        5 lbs, no scope

    • Gurkirat from India asked:

      can benjmin maximus be filled with cylinder? or we have to use pump to refill?

      • Tyler from USA:

        It can be filled from a tank or pump.

    • Caleb from USA asked:

      I kind of wish that Benjamin would release a model of the Maxi. or the Disco that is a .25 varitey. I'd like to have a .25 pcp option that's under the $350 mark. I hope they do so in the future.

      • Todd from USA:

        I'd imagine you could find that info on a Discovery forum. You could no doubt buy a barrel blank and fit it to this, but for the $ and hassle I think you might as well get a Marauder. Plus consider your shot count would drop, assuming you modded it to bring power up to match the needs of the 25, or simply suffer with low fps.

      • Stanley from USA:

        There are kits available to accomplish this?

    • Jared from USA asked:

      Is the barrel and other metal work matte? Is it and anti rust surface?

      • Stanley from USA:

        All metal surfaces have bluing like a real firearm.

    • vicky from India asked:

      Can you ship this to INDIA?

      • Garrett from USA asked:

        If i get the BNM multi-shot breech what magizine do need to get

        • Jonathan from USA asked:

          I hear the bolt breaks off due to time and use, is it that fragile?

          • Lee from USA:

            the only problem with the bolt i have so far is that it will slowly unscrew, which probably causes the breaking to happen. when i unscrewed the bolt i notice some type of material was in the threads and im assuming its kind of like lock tight

          • Tyler from USA:

            Definitely not that brittle, if that's happened, it's probably not a common issue.

        • george from USA asked:

          Just received my new Maximus. It looses air after a couple of hours. I the nipple supposed to be all they way screwed down/ Mine still has about two sets of threads showing.

          • Todd from USA:

            I'd check with soapy water to see exactly where it's leaking. There are several places inside it can leak too, like the valve or one of several O-rings. The valve is cheap, O-rings are common AS568 sizes. A nick or even a hair caught in there can cause a leak. Crosman will fix it but sending it back is not worth the hassle imo, I'd rather open it up and fix it myself but up to you. Here's a link to a parts diagram if you wanna see: tinyurl (dot) com/y8v2g3z5

          • Tyler from USA:

            Yes there are usually threads exposed. If it's leaking around the fill port, you can try and tighten it up a bit to see if that helps. You'll want to depressurize the gun before attempting to do so

        • Matt from USA asked:

          It's too bad there is not a .25 cal version for the Maximus....maybe down the road

          • Tyler from USA:

            No news on one yet

        • cj from USA asked:

          is there anyway to mount a hugget moderator on this gun?

          • Chevota from USA:

            There is aways a way, the question is are you willing to make it work or do you want a no hassle install? Plus those things are really expensive. There is another suppressor brand called TKO that's much cheaper and popular with the Discovery crowd. Not sure if they fit w/ no hassle but check 'em out. It would be much cheaper to make one, and no doubt quieter. You can look at the Mrod setup or the NP2 setup and make either with a shroud or just a small suppressor like the Hugget. The NP2 baffle assy has 1/2-20 threads, so if you can make your gun accept that the hard part is over. The baffle is plastic so you can easily mod it to accept a larger or smaller thread, or even a smooth barrel like yours and use a set screw. Fyi the Hugget and TKO suppressors are per the letter of the law a firearm suppressor. This no doubt extends to making one, and possibly to all airgun suppressors sold on airguns, so be wary.

          • Stanley from USA:

            No .

        • CARLOS from USA asked:

          How many cubic inches is the Benjamin Maximus .22 air reservoir?

          • Tyler from USA:

            135 cc which translates to 8.23821 CI

        • Eric from USA asked:

          My bolt broke off after about 2 months and I'm pretty mad and I don't know how to fix it

          • Hoosier Daddy from USA:

            Eric, the gun has a one year warranty... If PA can't help, call Crosman and send it to them

        • Lee from USA asked:

          I've heard this gun is kind of small. Is it for a small framed shooter or is it a full sized airrifle.

          • Daniel from USA:

            It's full size, the barrel is 26.25" Overall Length 41.7" weight is 5lbs. It is my 14 year old grandson's favorite. He is 6' tall.

        • Thomas from USA asked:

          Can you use any type of rotary clip like the maruader for this rifle instead of loading individual pellets ?

          • Val from USA:

            No, it's a single shot rifle

        • Caleb from USA asked:

          What size dovetail mounts does it have? Are they the normal 11mm or 14mm?

          • Stanley from USA:

            11 mm dovetail.

        • Eaton from USA asked:

          Is the gun regulated? and if not can i put a regulator in it?

          • Ken from USA:

            It is NOT from the factory. Yes, there are several regulators for this gun.

          • Stanley from USA:

            Not regulated . No regulator available for it.

        • Armando from USA asked:

          is this rifle the same as the discovery , just a different stock? can i buy a custom stock for a discovery and it will fit?

          • Leslie from USA:

            Not the same - different valve, tube, fill adapter, longer barrel

        • CARLOS from USA asked:

          I want to add another home made reservoir made of 1" aluminum pipe 18" in length. Will fill both reservoirs to 2,000psi using only one fill nipple. Will this increase the shout count?

          • Chevota from USA:

            I agree it's risky, like deadly risky, but if you understand it and can do it safely I'd just buy another tube from Crosman, or even a Mrod tube. I think it would be safer and probably easier to add a normal tank, like you see on a AirForce gun and put it in the same place. Like make the tank fit in your stock then simply run a line between it and the oem tank. Or maybe add the tank below the oem, or replace the oem like on the QB79. Or just buy an Mrod, which has a bigger tank, and an available tank extension. When set to the same 23ftlbs an Mrod will give you substantially more shots than this gun, especially with the extension and debouncer. Another option would using CO2, less power but a lot more shots.

          • Collin from USA:

            Pipe is frequently drawn over a mandrel (DOM) and then the seam is welded. I believe this will be quite dangerous as the heat affected zone will produce stress risers give him the cyclic nature of a pressure vessel. Long story short, there is a very good chance it will blow up in your face a year down the road

          • Jonathan from USA:

            If you are asking if increasing the volume of the air reservoir will increase the shot count, yes... But obviously only do this if you have a professional understanding of the technology and take precautions given the hazards involved, since, you know, you don't want to kill yourself

        • William from USA asked:

          Is the synthetic stock hollow, thus weak at the wrist? I'm assuming the answer is yes, if simply just to keep the weight down. Are the fiber optic sights at all adjustable, or being unprotected, are they on there only to be susceptible to breakage?

          • William from USA:

            You are getting what you pay for. The stock is fairly sturdy, considering the price of the rifle. The stock is weak at the end of the forearm and will flex there, the rest of the stock is good. The sights are adjustable for windage and elevation. I don't like fiber optic sights, but they work. I removed mine when mounting a scope and moderator and the front sight was sturdier than I expected and took more force to remove than I estimated.

        • nathaniel from USA asked:

          What's the best pellet for this in .177?

          • Carlton from USA:

            I am trying a variety. So far the RWS Superdome 14.5gr and the Predator Metalmag 17gr pellets both are deadly accurate. They both will eliminate squirrels instantly at 15yds from my recent experience. (2 using one of each pellet.) Expecting an order in a Excellent results with accuracy and pest elimination using RWS Superdome 14.5 gr and Predator Metalmag 17gr. Expecting a shippment from PA in a couple days with 4 other .22 pellets.

          • Stanley from USA:

            Crosman premier in the cardboard box works for me 10.5 grain.

        • dereck from USA asked:

          Is anybody else having problems with it leaking after about a thousand shots

          • JON from USA:

            Ummm, I just now noticed this post: yes, I imagine it WILL leak slowly down from 3000 psi ... Or it will blow the seal out one day because it is designed to be easily filled with a hand pump to 2000 psi NOT 3000 psi. The onboard gauge shows 2000 psi to be the top of the green zone and all the specs and advertising clearly talk up the 2000 psi fill as a selling point. Careful ....

          • Carlton from USA:

            From my experience, a fill to 3000psi will slow leak down to 1000psi without shooting in 24hrs. This cannot be normal but will try some of the remedies commented here.

          • Greg from USA:

            I have had them leaking before 10 shots. Try 2-3 drops of 100? pure silicone oil in the fill model when you air it up. That has fixed mine. Do check for leaks with soapy water around the pressure gauge and base of the fill model too. I have heard that they can leak at these points. I had a friend that had to Degas's and pull the pressure gauge, Teflon taped the threads, and that fixed his leak. Mine was a very slow leak, I don't know if it was the valve or the O rings that seal the valve, but the silicone oil fixed it.

        • Yayati from India asked:

          can you deliver this product in India

          • Val from USA:

            in .177, if you are member of India NRA or a club member

        • Yancy from USA asked:

          How many pumps to fill with hand pump?

          • Carlton from USA:

            New out of the box 1st fill was 60 pumps and about 5min of slow pumping.

          • TOMMY from USA:

            it takes me about 5 min to fill from empty, 107 pumps with Hill pump

        • nathaniel from USA asked:

          power adjustable?

          • William from USA:

            No, you will need to add a power adjuster or experiment with hammer springs. There is no external power adjuster.

          • Mark from USA:

            Yes. Like the Disco.

          • TOMMY from USA:

            it's just like the Discovery

          • Stanley from USA:

            No.

        • BackyardPlinker from USA asked:

          Instead of the "wait and see" answer to the CO2/HPA question, how about this. Does the Maximus have a dual fuel pressure gauge like the Discovery, Marauder, and and Challenger? Should be pretty easy to find out.

          • BackyardPlinker from USA:

            I contacted Crosman. Here is their answer: "The Maximus will perform with CO2, but just like any PCP rifle it will not perform as well as it does with compressed air."

          • Cameron from USA:

            It has a dual fuel guage, no degassing tool included.

          • Christopher from USA:

            It doesn't have a degassing option so has to be shot to empty the air

          • BackyardPlinker from USA:

            Thanks Fred.

          • Fred from USA:

            yes it does at least the one i have does LOL same as in my discovery .22

        • Glendon from USA asked:

          Will this gun shoot .177 Golden Rod Long Range Pellets?

          • Elizabeth K from USA asked:

            Is the front site removable?

            • Carlton from USA:

              Yes. . . . and will accommodate a TKO muzzle break which will make this rifle extremely quiet.

            • Mark from USA:

              Yes. I removed both front and rear sights.

            • Christopher from USA:

              Yes

          • Kevin from USA asked:

            That a lot down that it's not made in an Ambidextrous stock. Why not ? An is there a moderator mod that can be integrated.

            • Mark from USA:

              Yes there is a moderator that will fit. Look at TKO

            • Cameron from USA:

              The report is still very loud, could easily be quieted down by installing a muzzle break.

            • Fred from USA:

              this gun has 2 1/2 in longer barrel then the discovery and is a lot more quiet pellet hinting target is louder then report

          • Gary from USA asked:

            How many shots per fill for the .22? The .177?

            • Cameron from USA:

              On my .22 it gives me 20 shots from 2000psi -1400psi Numbers are: 842fps average Ex Spread 40 Peak:862 Low:822 Std Dev 11 4.7%

            • Fred from USA:

              around 25 ranging from 836fps to 824 sweet spot is 2000 at 836

          • Robert from USA asked:

            fioster connector?

            • Fred from USA:

              yes same as discovery and outer crosman guns

          • Gregory from USA asked:

            Is there an available electric 110v pump(s) that can fill the gun up to 2000 psi? How much do these pumps typically cost and do they last a pretty long time ?

            • Greg from USA:

              Shoe box compressor is under $700, nut nerds a $60 oilless compressor to work as a first stage compressor.

            • Fred from USA:

              yes around $1100

          • Robert Amparano from USA asked:

            Is the diameter of the muzzle the same on the Maximus as it is on the Discovery?

            • Fred from USA:

              yes .435 out side dia. in .22 cal i have both

            • Christopher from USA:

              Yes

          • Henry from USA asked:

            What's the outside diameter of the .22 barrel and will a TKO muzzle break fit on the barrel?

            • Mark from USA:

              Yes. I have installed one of these on mine.

            • Fred from USA:

              same as discovery

            • Christopher from USA:

              A tko for a discovery will fit

          • james from USA asked:

            Is this going to have a nice trigger like the Marauders? Or a stiffer, frustrating one like cheaper guns?

            • Mark from USA:

              This trigger is plastic about 5 lbs of pull and sloppy. There are metal drop in replacments or there is a Marader upgrade.

            • William from USA:

              This is one of the cheapest guns on the market, so nothing about it is first class. It's already a given that trigger snobs won't like the trigger. Crosman built this gun by using just enough technology to make it function for it's market target, first time buyers. This they performed as well as any company could do and still make a profit. Kudos to Crosman!

            • Fred from USA:

              simple screw and clean brake and 2# ez done did on my disco and my max same trickier set up

            • james from USA:

              I think I see the answer... Trigger pull 3.75 vs Marauder 1.5.

          • William from USA asked:

            Why limit it to 850 FPS in .22? Seems they could speed it up a bit. Note: When this becomes available in .22 at 1200 fps using lead pellets, I'll get one.

            • Daniel from USA:

              I have a chrono and have never checked it, it shoots accurately and powerful enough for birds, squirrels or rabbits. I have other airguns that shoot up to 1200 fps but think it is great to have this one with the shot count and power balance it has.

            • SCOTT from USA:

              Remember a marauder holds almost rice the air of discovery or maximus

            • SCOTT from USA:

              More velocity above 850 thend your shot count would be pitiful. Want more velocity an lots of shots, go with a marauder then no brainer

            • William from USA:

              850 fps, real fps using practical lead ammunition, not alloy pellets that nobody uses except to prove that high velocity can be achieved, is the beauty of the honesty presented for this low cost gun. What good is it that a .22 cal. gun can shoot at 1200 fps, when practical velocity for accuracy in the same gun is to keep the velocity below 950 fps? If you shoot a 1200 fps gun for accuracy, you will be forced to limit your ammunition to heavy pellets that bring down velocity to below 950 fps anyway! Any gun shooting higher velocity that 950 fps will not be accurate!

            • Cameron from USA:

              I agree with Fred, you can easily achieve a faster shooting pellet by making modifications to the gun, but the loss of shot count would be tremendous as well as the consistency that the pellets are coming out.

            • Fred from USA:

              above 900 fps pellets fly wild over 20 yards and some times even at 10 yards

          • Jim from USA asked:

            Is this made in USA

            • Fred from USA:

              assembled in usa

          • Diablo from USA asked:

            Is there going to be a threaded barrel available to the US market?

            • doug from USA:

              I have the US Maximus Hunter version it does indeed come with a threaded muzzle adapter on it, it comes off with an alan lock bolt though.

            • William from USA:

              A threaded barrel is available only through the Crosman website in two versions. A euro version that limits power, but extends shot count, just as they do in Europe, and a Maximus Hunter version in .22 caliber that comes with scope, and doesn't have open sights. The muzzles of both of these versions of the Maximus are threaded for any type of noise suppression, moderator or air diffuser that are normally available here in the states.

            • Joe Shooter from USA:

              The US version of this rifle will not have a threaded barrel.

          • Michael from USA asked:

            I see that the noise level is rated at four out of five (Medium-High). And early on, there was talk about a threaded barrel for adding a silencer/suppressor. Is there going to be a threaded barrel available to the US market?

            • Mark from USA:

              Anything can be threaded. Or indtall a TKO.

            • Steven from USA:

              Coming from a Marauder and listening to my nephew's break barrel 177. This seems quieter than the 177 but not as quiet as the Marauder 25.

            • Fred from USA:

              mine the pellet hitting the back stop is louder then the gun going off

            • Joe Shooter from USA:

              The US version of this rifle will not have a threaded barrel.

          • tyler from USA asked:

            Will the bolt assembly also be ambidextrous like the synthetic m-rod? If not as a lefty it wouldn't hinder my interest in the rifle as I'm used to adjusting to the right hand oriented world. Though it would be a nice luxury to have.

            • Leslie from USA:

              Left handed breeches available on the after market. About $70

            • Monkeydad1969 from USA:

              No, the breech is a stock Benjamin unit and is not ambidextrous.

          • stephen from USA asked:

            Can't see any grooves in the upper receiver. No scope mounting potential that I can see. No red dots...no nothing. Strictly stock open sights, right? Why buy?

            • Brian from USA:

              I zoomed in there is dovetail rails on the top of the reciever.

            • Tyler from USA:

              The rifle does have an 11mm dovetail cut into the breech.

            • Bob from USA:

              According to the spec sheet the receiver is grooved to take a scope. If you look closely you can see the grooves in the receiver

          • Durwood from USA asked:

            What's the justification for a new PCP with lower performance and no noise suppression compared to the Benjamin 2nd gen gas piston break barrels? Seems a really dumb move by Benjamin management.

            • Mark from USA:

              I have owned C02 Rifles and Springets this is a entry level PCP. I was a little trigger shy however glad I pulled the trigger. I installed a TKO Muzzle Break and Scope. This rifle is quiet really quiet and dhoots less than 3/16" groups at 25 yards with cheep pellets.

            • Steven from USA:

              Accuracy. This gun don't try to move around as you shoot.

            • Leadpoyzinun from USA:

              @byron it's obvious you haven't learned HOW to shoot a springer. Springers are not garbage. Garbage shooting abilities of an inexperienced person should not be a reason to call any gun garbage. PCPs are nice for sure. But a springer in the right hands will shoot just as accurate as any pcp. Practice more, byron. And shoot safe.

            • byron from USA:

              Its obvious that you haven't shot both. Pcp is far more accurate and easy to shot. I own multiple of both, springers and nps are garbage in comparison. The break barrels havent left the closest since I I bought the pcps.

            • Tyler from USA:

              You're entitled to your opinion but there is a strong movement towards lower priced PCPs. Benjamin is attempting to answer that call. It should prove to be a good entry and help more people get into airguns.

            • Bob from USA:

              A great decision on Benjamin management's part. Now a affordable PCP that my nephew can shoot around his house without having to worry about excessive noise and pellet penetration. Some don't want to use a break barrel because of physical limitations but still like to shoot with their families. Great product to fill a gap.

          • Robby from USA asked:

            A Discovery with a synthetic stock and sights.. I figured something was going on because Walmart "online" was selling the disco for $187 "YES" $187 for a Benjamin Discovery, BUT a few days ago I went to buy another disco "#3" at Walmart "online" and they had jumped the price up from $187 to $265 now lol, Now I know why, JUMP the price of the Disco UP so people will buy the "new" disco so they can phase out the old disco eh...........

            • Merlin from USA asked:

              How long does it take to get this rifle in .22 if it's on pre-order?

              • Tyler from USA:

                They should be available around May/June.

            • Martin from USA asked:

              Do you need hearing protection in 22 cal?

              • Carlton from USA:

                Installed a TKO muzzle break and NO hearing protection needed. The difference is remarkable.

              • Carlton from USA:

                I am using .22 14.5gr pellets and up and in my case. . . . .I need hearing protection.

              • Val from USA:

                not unless you break a sound barrier with a very light pellet

            • Scott from USA asked:

              Will we be getting the threaded barrel, or is it just going to the Brits?

              • William from USA:

                The US Hunter version will have a threaded barrel and scope. I've only seen it available on Crosman's website.

              • Joe Shooter from USA:

                The US version of this rifle will not have a threaded barrel.

            • John from USA asked:

              Is this dual fuel like the Disco?

              • BackyardPlinker from USA:

                I contacted Crosman. Here is their answer: "The Maximus will perform with CO2, but just like any PCP rifle it will not perform as well as it does with compressed air."

              • Christopher from USA:

                No as there is no degassing port

              • Michael from USA:

                This is what the specifications for the Maximus say: "Powerplant Pre-charged pneumatic" For the Discovery, it says PCP or CO2. So, I would say, Wait and see! At this point, I am confused too.

              • Val from USA:

                yes

            • Marcos from USA asked:

              Is it a single shot or have a cartridge like the marauder?

              • Stanley from USA:

                Single shot.

            • Frank from USA asked:

              Will this gun come with a pump like the disco?

              • Val from USA:

                Yes, that's an option. Click on the "View bundles" and you can see a way to get a version with pump.

              • Stanley from USA:

                Bundles may be available at a later date.

            • Kim from USA asked:

              Will this be available in .22?

              • Christopher from USA:

                Yes

              • timothy from USA:

                im betting .177 and .22 are a given fingers crossed for a new affordable .25

            Navigation