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Benjamin Trail NP2 Air Rifle
Benefits of the Nitro Piston 2 over a metal mainspring:
All gas springs (gas pistons, gas rams) are NOT created equal!
The Nitro Piston 2 has it all over the original Nitro Piston and almost every other gas spring on the market. Most gas springs have a reputation of being hard to cock, but the NP2 put an end to that. According to airgun writer Tom Gaylord, it's the easiest-cocking gas piston he's ever shot.
But Crosman didn't stop the improvements there. They also improved the trigger so it feels like it's been tuned! Imagine that: A factory trigger that breaks crisp and clean. It has a significantly lighter trigger-pull, not one of those so-called "lawyer" triggers that requires Herculean strength to shoot.
As long as they were making improvements, Crosman decided to make a better and more effective integral sound suppression system that really is quiet. You'll notice an immediate difference between the report from your Nitro Piston 2 air rifle and the older Nitro Piston guns or other brands.
So, let's add up what you'll get in this great package: Easy cocking, fantastic trigger and less noise. And, it's assembled in Crosman's plant in Bloomfield, New York. While that's almost everything you could ever want, there's one more thing -- and it's really important: Accuracy. When Tom Gaylord tested a Nitro Piston 2 at an industry show, he commented that he hit everything he aimed at. Isn't that what you want to do? We thought so!
The Benjamin Trail with the Nitro Piston 2 isn't a dream -- it's a dream come true. It's here for you to enjoy, to hit everything you're aiming at, and not strain with each cock and each pull of the trigger. They've put the fun back in airgunning!
If you purchase the .22-caliber rifle, your box may state the wrong velocity with lead pellets.
|Max Velocity||1400 fps|
|Muzzle Energy||21 ft/lbs|
|Cocking Effort||28 lbs.|
|Trigger||Two-stage, adjustable take-up|
|Suggested for||Small game hunting/plinking|
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Things I liked: Operated GREAT for first 50-100 shots
Things I would have changed: Punched bore after 100-150 shots w/ dry cloth and rifle puked th bed...
What others should know: Check EVERY mounting screw on stock+ scope EVERY 50 shots,...QC is garbage.
Things I liked: Took it straight out of the box cleaned the barrel with JB bore cleaner and shoots like a dream.. 1 inch groups at 20 yards
Things I would have changed: Nothing
What others should know: Clean the barrel as soon as you get one... you will be amazed...
Things I liked: Love having the pistol grip and integral suppressor. Fairly light and the cocking effort is nice(was 30-35lbs fresh out of the box, now is about the listed 28). The two stage trigger was spot on right out of the box so I didn't have to adjust it at all.
Things I would have changed: The scope isn't bad for breaking it in and getting it calmed down, but ultimately the stock scope could be a little better. Maybe switch to a 4-16x32 scope with adjustable objective for stock. It would be worth spending a few extra bucks on it.
What others should know: Love this gun. Even though I'm an inexperienced shooter, this has great power for the price. Great groupings(being inexperienced is about 1" at 30 yards) once it has calmed down(100-150 shots, so get a tin of inexpensive ammo from Walmart for $5-6.). $210 is a great price, but figure on another $100-150 for a good quality mildot scope and get them at the same time so you can work the scope while calming the gun down. Finally, think about your range of engagement(typically 15-20 yards) when your first sighting in. I set up at about 30 yards so anything inside that can be adjusted for on the fly. This also let's you acclimate to shot drop at the longer range. I haven't tested past 30 yards, but I'm pretty sure that that's max effective range. All in all great value, fun to ahoot, and no regrets getting this gun.
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Do the new Benjamin trail sbd air rifles have the nitro elite piston?
They have the NP2, which I believe is basically what the Nitro Elite is
I have the Benjamin Trail NP2 in .22 caliber. Shooting Crossman Magnum 14.3 grain pellets the best measured muzzle velocity I measure is just over 700fps. Anyone get close to the advertised 900 fps with lead pellets? Any suggestions for more speed?
I sent mine back to Crossman. I was only getting 700fps too and 17.5 foot pounds.
I never achieved velocities near the stated 900 fps that the gun was rated at. Maxed out at about 800 fps with 14 grain ammo
How does the 3-9x32 Center Point scope shipped with the NP2 react to changing magnification say from 4 to 9? I have found that when you change magnification on some scopes you also need to re-sight in the gun. More expensive scopes do not usually have that issue. I have usually kept the scope at 6x for all around use hunting prairie dogs.
Sight it in on 9x and you shouldn't experience much change when adjusting the magnification down
|Max Velocity||1400 fps|
|Muzzle Energy||21 ft/lbs|