Crosman Benjamin Trail NP XL 1500 .177 Caliber Nitro Piston Air Rifle with Hardwood Stock Includes 3-9 X 40mm Scope
|Price:||$214.00 - $343.89|
- caliber: 0.177
- velocity: 1500.00 ft/sec
- Warranty: One year limited warranty
- Nitro Piston, Thumbhole Stock, Shrouded
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Benjamin Trail NP (Nitro Piston) XL Air Rifle Breakbarrel Gas piston Bull barrel Ambidextrous stock with twin cheekpieces Textured grip & forearm 70% quieter than most other breakbarrels! Includes unmounted CenterPoint Optics 3-9x40AO scope Sling swivel studs already mounted Hardwood stock 9.70 lbs. with included scope & mount; 8.50 lbs. for just the gun (we've found that the weight can vary as much as 8 oz. due to fluctuations in wood densities) The video on this page states it comes with a sling. It does not come with one. If you shoot a lightweight pellet so its velocity exceeds the speed of sound, it could result in your pellet breaking the sound barrier and the gun being louder than expected! The speed of sound depends on humidity, temperature and altitude. Generally speaking, it's between 1,060 fps and 1,115 fps. Here are the benefits of the Crosman Nitro Piston: Smoother cocking Smoother shooting No spring torque No spring fatigue, even if you leave it cocked for hours Functions perfectly in cold weather Lasts longer than a metal spring The owner's manual states that the .25-caliber rifle delivers 950 fps. That's a misprint. The max is 900 fps. ... ...
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“The more you shoot the quieter this rifle gets and the better you shoot.”
Allow me to address any question or concern.
Now I am very huge on accuracy and am an expert shooter, I will revisit this point later.
Step 1 this rifle out of the box should be cleaned of excess grease and oil, run a bore brush through the barrel too.
Step 2 Tighten all screws with a screwdriver, the two stock screws, the trigger, and butt plate. & scope mounts and scope.
Important important important...tighten the big screw holding the barrel to the receiver. You will need to remove the stock to access this screw. That will be the two side screws on the stock and the two in the trigger well.
NOTE: this is a magnum air gun, shooting it will loosen ALL screws throughout this rifle. Use blue Loctite.
Step#3 Break it in shooting cheap daisy pellets into the dirt or a whatever. This is not for practice, only to break in the rifle. (Needs to have a break-in period. in this period this rifle is burning off excess oil and grease and seating in all its components. Failure to do this will result in poor accuracy.) 150-500 pellets.
Next: IMPORTANT this rifle likes 10.5 grain and up pellets. Anything less will cause poor accuracy. Recommend Crosman Premier ultra mags domed. Or JSB exact monsters 13.4 grain.
Look it’s like this, the more weight (grain) of the pellet, the more accurate this rifle. Reason for this is this is a Super Mag rifle. Light grain pellets will become unstable flying out of this thing at blazing speeds loosing accuracy. Heavy is better, more kinetic energy delivered on target means more destruction.
This is Crossman big dog flag ship of break barrels. It is worth the money if you’re interested in moving up in shooting ability.
Follow these steps and your new xl1500 will be the pride of your collection.
Last few things, if you’re having problems with shooting this rifle after reviewing these steps then revisit to your shooting techniques. Don’t call crosman. Their cust service just says to exchange it. These steps will make this rifle perform and remove frustration.
Ps. revisiting my past statement…I’m getting nickel groups consistently at 50 feet in a sitting position. @ 100 feet I’m still getting picking off birds holding over .25 mil dot on the scope provided.
I recommend this rifle.
1. The scope will likely need to be shimmed in the rear because of significant barrel droop which is common with break barrels. I used three strips of foil from a cut-up soda can.
2. You need good scope rings with four screws per piece or the scope may start moving. If you change scopes make sure the new scope can handle the recoil of a powerful air rifle. Get a scope that comes with a good warranty.
3. Don't miss to upgrade the trigger. It is making a huge difference for little money. The CDT website also has a lot of great information around air gunning. If you are not familiar with it google CharlieDaTuna.
4. The rifle isn't very loud but depending on what you shoot at the pellet hitting the target may be loud. I use a sheet of 3/4 inch CDX plywood as backstop and it is loud when it gets hit. 1/2 inch plywood can be penetrated, this gun is very powerful and probably not your best choice if you just want a rifle for backyard target shooting. If hunting is part of what you're after the Benjamin .22 will make you smile. It has awesome knockdown power and good accuracy provided you know a thing or two about shooting air rifles, and this gun in particular.
5. I use mostly 14.3 grain Crosman Premier pellets. I don't see a need for going with a heavier pellet. These have so much power already. The hollow points are inexpensive on Amazon and have given me better results than pellets from JSB or Gamo. You need to explore what works best for you.
6. I use a Otis rifle cleaning kit and it works well. You don't need to use the brass bristle bore brush (try to say that fast). Strip clean with three drops of gun oil on the pad when you first get the rifle to remove factory gunk from the bore. Follow up with a dry pad. After that you don't need to clean more often than may be once every six months. Use dry pads only, or may just one drop of oil. Too much oil can cause all sorts of trouble. Always clean from the breach to the muzzle. You need to cock the gun in order to get into the breach. Make sure you got the safety on - this gun does not have an automatic safety. After cleaning load a pellet and fire the gun (although you can keep a nitro piston gun cocked for much longer than a springer).
7. You need to be aware that power has its price. There is significant recoil. That is why you need to pay attention to the scope mounting. The two bolts that attach the action to the stock near the breach tend to come loose and this will make your groups larger. One of the bolts on my gun was one day missing its head. How it had come off I don't know. After removing both bolts I replaced them with M6-10 which I found at the hardware store. You can put a tooth lock washer in to help the bolts stay in place. Don't use longer than 10 as the bolts will interfere with the cocking linkage. Periodically check the bolt a the back end of the trigger. It can also come loose and kill your accuracy. I suggest you check these bolts on a regular basis in order to keep the gun performing at its best. Lots of people complain about groups that are too large and I think loose bolts are the primary culprit.
8. If you don't know already learn about the particulars of shooting air rifles. YouTube has a lot of good stuff. A loose grip on the rifle is essential ("artillery hold"). If you use a rifle rest (I like the one from Caldwell) always rest your rifle on the same spot, for example just ahead of the trigger. This will help you get the smallest groups. The Benjamin is capable of shooting very accurately if you know what you're doing.
In summary this is an extremely powerful gun that can be very accurate in the hands of an experienced shooter. Check those bolts regularly!
Update your going have to get something a little thicker for backing I put up some pieces of a 2x6 on top of my ply wood and with the crosman 10.5g pellets it goes threw the 2x6 at 50ft so yes this thing has some great power also I have been getting really good groupings a couple have went in on top of each other as long as you keep your hold right it seems to hit were you aim