Benjamin 392 Bolt Action Variable Pump Air Rifle (.22)
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- Monte Carlo stock design in American Hardwood
- Rifled brass barrel and fully adjustable sights
- Shoots up to 685 FPS / 14.9 FPE
- Single shot bolt action powered by variable pump
- Ideal for target shooting and pest control
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Timeless performance and dependable accuracy have kept this rifle on the favorites list for years.
This .22 caliber multi pump pneumatic features a sleek and lightweight American hardwood Monte Carlo stock and fully rifled brass barrel. With velocities up to 685 fps this rifle is perfect for small game and pests but equally as good for back yard target practice. Fully adjustable sights will help you zero in on your target or you can use the B272 intermount to attach a scope.
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Crosman Benjamin 392 .22 Cal. Air Rifle puts classic performance in the palm of your hand! Crosman quality, ready for target fun and varmint-annihilating action! Bring backyard pests their day of reckoning, and shoot targets at the range with exceptional accuracy. This classic Air Rifle takes 675 F.P.S. power and adds all the components you need for incredible precision. Details: Max. velocity: up to 685 f.p.s. Measures 37" long, weighs 5 1/2 lbs. .22 cal. bolt action single shot; Rifled brass barrel; Power source: variable pump (up to 8); Gorgeous hardwood stock is carved to fit the arm and the eye; Fixed front sight, rear sight is adjustable for windage and elevation; Cross bolt safety. Order yours today! WARNING: You must be 18 or older to purchase Air Guns. Air Guns cannot be shipped to CA; DE; Chicago, IL; MI; New York City; NJ; D.C.; MA; Canada or Puerto Rico. Air Guns cannot be shipped Parcel Post. Please check your State, County and City laws for restrictions before ordering Air Guns. Crosman Benjamin 392 .22 Cal. Air Rifle
Timeless performance and dependable accuracy have kept this rifle on the favorites list for years. This .22 caliber multi pump pneumatic features a sleek and lightweight American hardwood Monte Carlo stock and fully rifled brass barrel. With velocities up to 685 fps this rifle is perfect for small game and pests but equally as good for back yard target practice. Fully adjustable sights will help you zero in on your target or you can use the B272 intermount to attach a scope.
Pumping the Benjamin 392
- Model Number: 392
- Pellet Velocity: Up to 685 fps
- Alloy Pellet Velocity: Up to 800 fps
- Weight: 5.5 lbs
- Length: 36.75 in
- Mechanism: Bolt Action
- Power Source: Pump
- Caliber: .22
- Ammunition: Pellets
- Capacity: Single Shot
- Barrel: Rifled
- Front Sight: Fixed
- Rear Sight: Adjustable for windage and elevation
- Safety: Crossbolt
- Stock: Hardwood
|Variable Pump||CO2||Break Barrel||Pre-charged Pneumatic (PCP)|
|POWER SOURCE||3-10 strokes of an on-board lever to compress air||12-gram cartridge||Spring or piston cocked by a lever (barrel)||On-board high pressure reservoir|
|FILLING METHOD||None, self contained||Insertion of CO2 cartridge||None, self contained||Use of high pressure tank or pump to fill on-board reservoir|
|VELOCITY *||Up to 700 fps||Up to 780 fps||Up to 1400 fps||Up to 1100 fps|
|NUMBER OF SHOTS||Unlimited (must be pumped for each shot)||40 - 60, varies on rapidity of trigger pull||Unlimited (must be cocked for each shot)||15 - 35 (varies with caliber)|
|EFFECTIVE RANGE **|| 15 yards || 20 yards || 35 yards || 60 yards |
|COST||$40 - $200 ($ - $$)||$80 - $130 ($ - $$)||$100 - $300 ($ - $$$)||$250 - $600 ($$ - $$$$)|
|ADVANTAGES||Velocity is variable based on number of strokes||Convenient, accurate||Self-contained, accurate||Powerful, consistent, superbly accurate|
|DISADVANTAGES||Must be pumped up for every shot||Performance can vary with temperature (70 degrees is optimum)||Requires practice to shoot at highest accuracy||External fill source required|
|* Velocities based on alloy ammunition|
|** Accuracy is determined by ballistics and shooter ability|
Small Game Hunting
Choosing a Caliber
|Material||Copper coated steel||Lead (lead-free consist of plastic and/or zinc)||Lead (lead-free consist of plastic and/or zinc)||Lead|
|Weight (grains)||5.2||7.9 or 10.5||14.3||27.9|
|Energy (@ muzzle)||4 FPE @ 600 FPS||17.5 FPE @ 1000 FPS||20.3 FPE @ 800 FPS||42 FPE @ 825 FPS|
|Shapes||Spherical||Wadcutter, domed, pointed, hollow point, destroyer||Domed, hollow point, pointed, destroyer||Domed, destroyer|
|Uses||Plinking||Targets, plinking, pest control||Targets, plinking, pest control, small game hunting||Pest control, small & medium game hunting|
|Advantages||Less expensive than pellets||Fast, flat trajectory ideal for targets||Ideal for both targets and small game||Hard hitting hunting round; conservative on air|
|Disadvantages||Ricochet if fired at a hard surface||Weight limits hunting to pests, small game||Not heavy enough for larger small game species, predators||Limited shapes available|
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It's not perfect though, the sights are not my favorite by any means, but I knew this would be the case before purchasing. I will be replacing mine with a long eye-relief pistol scope and mounting it to the barrel via N272 intermounts. -I will try and remember to post pics and a brief review of the scope setup when I get it set up.
Quick update: A cheap Barska 2x 20mm pistol scope makes a great scout scope for this rifle with the N272 intermounts. The setup definitely improves accuracy and range for the rifle, while still being nimble and quick.
Ps: the only thing I didn’t like about this rifle is the front sight was really dark and blended with the back sight, but it was a quick and easy fix, just some White out on the tip,
Pumping: manual says 3 to 8. Pumping 4 is easy, 6 is tough, 5 pumps for intermediate range seems enough. 6 pumps will put a hole in a 3/4 in pine board at 25'.
Stock: nice wood but too short for adult men...I am building a home made spacer. Could not find anything suitable from 3D party.
Sight: iron blade sight is pretty good but hard to acquire. Wish it had a bead. I could try to glue on a fiber optic tube. Could put on a drop of phosphor paint. Eventually, I will probably get the adapter and a cheap red dot for faster acquisition.
Noise: less than a 22 short. More "punk" than " crack". Should not tip off the neighbor (one old lady buys pecans to feed the 👿 squirrels).
Generally well pleased. Killed the first bushy tailed, acorn planting rat this morning. Very satisfying.
Now everything I've read about this gun says you can pump it from 3 to 8 times, increasing the power. I'm not a weakling, but all I could manage using the described technique was 5 pumps. I could struggle and "two hand" it, and get 5. With 5 pumps, it retained air, and you could shoot it a second time without pumping it more. I haven't Chronied it yet, but I'm not sure what good more than 5 pumps would do.
However, I've worked out a method of relatively easily pumping it up to 8 pumps. Sit in your shooting stool or a chair, lay the gun across your lap, open the pump to the fully opened position, and use both hands to close it. Six pumps fairly easy...Seven and eight are doable.
One other thing...I got the "Intermount" which allows you to add a scope. It has an 11mm dovetail. With a regular scope (I'm using a 4x Walmart Bushnell), because of the rear sight, you have to position the scope pretty far forward, too far to get a decent eye relief. The sight clamps onto the barrel by means of two wedge shaped pieces that match the curvature of the barrel. and try as I might I didn't see any way to remove them. A Google search told me that you could use a piece of soft wood, and rap the sight towards the breach, and remove it. I did so, and it came off easily, and didn't mar the barrel. It will NEVER go back on, tho. I saved the pieces, just in case.
I've shot this guy around 50 times and sighted in the Bushnell, and I'm satisfied with it. Maybe with a few more shots through it it will loosen up a bit.
Incidentally, if you expecting a traditional blued finish on the metal you’ll be disappointed, it’s no longer blued but is instead sprayed with a finish. Also, the model# and other information is no longer stamped into the metal but is cheaply silk-screened with gaudy gold lettering.
What an insult from Crosman.