Date: 20/10/2017 1:18

Customer Reviews by tom from USA

Benjamin HB22

Benjamin HB22 Air gun
Review entered on 2012-10-02 15:00:49

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By tom from USA on 2012-10-02
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Things I liked: The actual use of walnut isntead of hardwood or plastic is nice for a change. I was surprised by the acccuracy. Accuracy depends on pellets used, wind, condition of pellet skirts etc of course but 1 inch or less at 30 feet, 2 inches at 50 feet would be about average. Much past 50 feet and trajectory becomes more pronounced. Great gun as long as you don't expect it to be a .22 LR.

Things I would have changed: Trigger is pretty bad but I've been shooting for around 40 years so I've actually seen worse and it just takes familiarization. Longer grip would be nice.

What others should know: I actually starting shooting handguns with the 1950s or '60s version of this gun back aound 1974 or '75 couldn't hit a thing with it. Bought a Benjamin 342 rifle used from a friend of my btothers' for the princely sum of $15 and used it on pigeons and sparrows for years. The gun eventually developed problems and in those pre-Internet days it was basically impossible to find someone to fix seals or re-braze the receiver (it saw alot of HARD use) that would have killed a Crosman 760 in a few weeks or months as opposed to DECADES. I Need to break down and buy a new Benjamin 392 to see how they compare.