Benjamin Wildfire PCP Air Rifle
*Tech Tip: Although Crosman states the Wildfire can achieve 60 effective shots per fill, our tech testing yielded approximately 30 shots per fill.
Built on the highly successful Crosman 1077 platform, Benjamin has set the PCP world ablaze with the Wildfire!
This affordable PCP has semi-automatic action, that fires 12 rounds as fast as you can pull the trigger. If the cold is keeping you from enjoying your airguns, the Wildfire heats things up. Being a PCP, there is no need to worry about temperature extremes (unlike CO2), whether it's hot or cold the Wildfire will deliver with each trigger pull. The Wildfire fills to just 2000 psi, making it easy for those with hand pumps to fill and keep the fun going!
Don't let the low fill pressure fool you, there are no sacrifices in shot count here. With velocities up to 800 fps and boasting a shot count of up to 60 shots, the Wildfire is ready for a day's worth of fun right out of the box. Sporting open sights, the rifle comes ready to shoot, but Benjamin also included an 11mm dovetail for optics to allow for even more precision.
The lightweight synthetic stock allows everyone from the experienced airgunner to those new to the sport the opportunity to enjoy semi-auto action. Never before has a semi-auto PCP been offered at such a competitive price point! Pull the trigger--pick one up and fire away!
|Max Velocity||800 fps|
|Front Sight||Fiber Optic|
|Suggested for||Plinking & target practice|
|Max Shots per Fill||60|
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Things I liked: FUN while it lasted. Accurate for a $150 PCP at short distances. Extra mags are cheap and easy to come buy. Semi-auto / 12 shot. It sounds a lot more powerful than it is (let's face it, if you bought this gun, you got it to plink with or let your kids plink with it, you didn't get it with the hopes of hitting dime size shots at 50 yards). Hand pump friendly. I could get about 3 mags (36 usable shots) before I had to pump a about 55 to 60 pumps. Takes about as long to load the mags as it does pump up the gun
Things I would have changed: Quality Control is Lacking.......LEAKING IS REAL. I knew this was a risk going into. I think I got about 150 or so shots in before it started leaking near the mag. It is slow, but as soon as it happens your accuracy is goes from pretty good to terrible. When it works well, my 10 year can put 5 shots in a quarter at 15 yards no problem. When it starts leaking the best I can do is about 5 shots inside a circle the size of a DVD. CROSMAN should be ashamed of themselves. If you grab the gun tight near gauge you can slow (not stop the leak). I am beside myself how Crosman did not test this more. Clearly they just thought they could lift and shift from the 1077. What a complete letdown from Crosman. Search the web for "Benjamin Wildfire PCP Air Rifle LEAK / LEAKING" and you can see a video with sound.
What others should know: Trigger pull is pretty tough, I am not overly picky was not expecting much in the trigger, but some people are way more concerned about the trigger even in a budget PCP.
Things I liked: The price. For the price, it is a very nice "semi-auto" rifle. It is light weight. It is a lot of fun to shoot. It can shoot very well, after you get used to the heavy trigger pull. The trigger alone is why I gave the rifle a Overall rating of 4 stars out of 5 stars.
Things I would have changed: I'd ask Crosman/Benjamin to put in a lighter trigger pull. Include a small tube of silicone grease/oil to lube the Foster air input nipple. Really, nothing else needs to change for the price. It is a fun pellet gun over all.
What others should know: I used the Crosman Premier Domed .177 Caliber 10.5 Grain Pellet. It seems to work very well in this PCP. If you fill the Foster air intake nipple with silicone grease/oil BEFORE you fill the air tube, starting with the very first and second fill, and then like every 50 fills afterwards, the grease will help the O-rings seal up perfectly. That will also help the metal plunger in the Foster nipple to seal up 100%. Also, after the air fill, release the fill like pressure as fast as you can. This will cause the grease to vaporize some getting into the tiny nooks and crannies, assisting with an air tight pressure tank on the rifle. For me, this works 100% of the time. Oh, one more thing, refill the tank when it gets to 1000 PSI. Otherwise the accuracy suffers badly after that. Remember, it is a fun PCP rifle, able to do plinking, and pest control. Don't expect it to act like a $600 to $1600 PCP target rifle. Remember that, and go have some fun.
Things I liked: Looks, feels and handles like my Crossman 1077, but using PCP air supply. Reasonable accuracy, Very light weight. Rapid firing double action. Great backyard shooter. Iron sights are great. 12 shot magazine. Delivers 24 to 36 shots before needing a refill to preserve consistency.
Things I would have changed: Trigger mechanism has very heavy pull. Very Loud: Measured 99.0 db average. Accuracy now always consistent. Managed to keep shots inside a 3/4 inch grouping at 10 yards. Not quite as accurate as my Crossman 1077.
What others should know: This is NOT you 1077 with a PCP tank, but it is pretty nice for the money. I had best results using Crossman 7.4 grain Wadcutters. Max velocity I acheived with 7.4 gr was 718.8 fps, but I am sure you could do better with lighter pellets. Velocity with 7.9 and 8.18 was 710.3 and 697.6 fps respectively. I love the iron sights but installed a Hawk 50mm scope for better accuracy. I was pleased to find that Crossman/Benjamin seem to have fixed the leaking problem. Out of the box, I have not experienced pressure loss. After filling to 200 Bar and letting the airgun stand unused for one full week while I was out of town, I could see no discernable pressure loss on the meter. Lots of fun shooting but don't expect long range accuracy. This is a backyard shooter and it delivers very well at short range.
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whats the muzzle velocity
depends on the caliber and pellet weight. Check under Specifications tab
Either i was sent old stock, or the air leaking problem is still persistent with this product.... Has it really ben fixed? Or did i get a dud?
If this turns out to be a "fixed version" im obligated to fix it myself. I feel its due to some odd shaped seal or the like.
does it still have the same first shot jamming issue that the C02 version has ??
Mine does have this issue, only when it is filled to the 2000psi mark or slightly over. Depending how much past the "overfill" point it will misfire 1-3 times...
No issues with jamming on mine
To fill your PCP gun:
1.Pick a source of air shown at right
2.If an adapter is needed, one will be shown
3.Add both to your cart to get hooked up
Benjamin Wildfire PCP Air Rifle with quick-disconnect connector (1M)
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|Max Velocity||800 fps|