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Brand new Benjamin Trail NP2 Review .22 cal
« on: January 27, 2016, 08:34:22 PM »
 Just un boxed it and I have to say its a well made gun. The stock isnt to fancy but nice enough for the price point and all the metal work is very nice also, nothing says cheap or poor quality. I like the weaver mount, a must for springer guns. The break wasnt bad at all but not kid friendly it does take some upper body power. I mounted the scope that came with it and started shooting. Well the best part about the gun is that its quiet, I expected much more noise. The power was there and was shooting very flat to my 40 yard trap. As we know these springer and gas piston guns all have recoil and this is no exception. Infact I found it nearly impossible to shoot due to the fact I have many PCP guns with 0 recoil. I put it back in the box and put it in the corner with a pile of other guns I dont shoot LOL. Not because it didnt shoot well or it had any problems Ive just been spoiled by PCP guns. I can say of all the springers I have and gas pistons its most likely top of the hill and very well made. It will make someone happy fore sure.   



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Re: Brand new Benjamin Trail NP2 Review .22 cal
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2016, 06:43:50 PM »
   Hey Whitney, I have an NP2 .22 and to be totally honest I like it!! lol before I shot mine I swabbed the barrel about 50 times with a good bore paste and a brass brush wrapped in a pad, and then with a little oil and Hoppe 9 mixed about 50/50 Then cleaned out all that junk until the pads came out clean. Shoots CP Mags and HN FTT very accurate out to 40yards. Not close to PCP but darn good. When I just want to plink off the front porch at my spinners I grab her. I keep her by the front door for those pesky pest birds and critters that come around. I have started to get into the springers and just made a purchase of a Beeman R9 .20 from John Thomas in PA My Benjamin NP2 and RWS vortex tuned with Bull Barrel 48 needed company!!! lol I found that the NP2 if I put a little more pressure on the pistol grip and shoot with an open palm she shoots great. If I squeeze a little on the fore stock she shoots a little higher. I can shoot her off the bag very well too. Not too shabby for springer, Enjoy your guns and let that lead fly!!!
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Re: Brandew Benjamin Trail NP2 Review .22 cal
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2016, 08:52:40 PM »
Got one in 25 and it is all over the place.  Can't get less than a 6 inch spray at 20 Yds.  I'm trying to fix it for my father in law but just can't get it under controll
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Re: Brand new Benjamin Trail NP2 Review .22 cal
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2016, 05:44:19 AM »
Although mine wasn't a Benjamin, the .177 nitro2 gun I shouldn't have purchased could best be described as a scatter gun. It got better once the barrel was scrubbed with bore paste, and the screws tightened. However, 2 inch groups at 25 yards isn't what I would call accurate.
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Re: Brand new Benjamin Trail NP2 Review .22 cal
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2016, 08:16:57 PM »
I cleaned this one for probably 30 minutes to get clean patches before I shot it and have cleaned it once after break in.  I will give it one more shot then it's off to the scrap heap.
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Re: Brand new Benjamin Trail NP2 Review .22 cal
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2016, 07:48:10 AM »
The only breakbarrel .25 that Benjamin sells is the Trail XL 750. It is rather difficult to shoot well at first. And heavy pellets work better and are generally more accurate.
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Re: Brand new Benjamin Trail NP2 Review .22 cal
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2016, 04:37:38 PM »
Alot of NP2 have junk barrels,4 here local all got new barrels from Crosman and all of them shoot inside 5/8" off rest
Also screwing down the shroud to tight has proven to a "not to do"
Run it down snug and back it off a turn,run five rounds and back it off a full turn
When the group closes,thats your sweet spot
The CBR triggers are worth the 35 bones for this platform,more predictable trigger pull helps the grouping alot.
These NP2's will take a starling at 50yds with 14gr,JSB 15's just hit abit harder
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Re: Brand new Benjamin Trail NP2 Review .22 cal
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2016, 05:35:21 PM »
So...what caused you to buy the NP2 in the first place? It has to be embarrassed to be next to the other guns you own!  It's not a collector.

I had a first gen NP in .25, and even after considerable effort I couldn't get the thing to group better than an inch at 10 yards. Mighta been me, I won't deny it, but I had a .177 Diana Magnum 350  before that which I was able to shoot with more consistency and accuracy.
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Re: Brand new Benjamin Trail NP2 Review .22 cal
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2016, 05:51:22 AM »
Whether directed to me or not.....

The gun I wanted, and bought from Big 5, turned out to be a used weapon. The scope rings were missing among other things. The second one was a remanufactured one, and the trigger wouldn't work at all! After all of this, they exchange a Umarex Octane (it was almost $80 more) straight across. Sounded ike a bargain, but it was far from it. I learned.... Never again will I buy a nitro scatter airgun.
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Re: Brand new Benjamin Trail NP2 Review .22 cal
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2016, 06:23:11 AM »
Whether directed to me or not.....

The gun I wanted, and bought from Big 5, turned out to be a used weapon. The scope rings were missing among other things. The second one was a remanufactured one, and the trigger wouldn't work at all! After all of this, they exchange a Umarex Octane (it was almost $80 more) straight across. Sounded ike a bargain, but it was far from it. I learned.... Never again will I buy a nitro scatter airgun.

My question was actually directed to the OP (my bad on not being more specific), but I don't say that to dismiss your experience, only for clarity.
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Re: Brand new Benjamin Trail NP2 Review .22 cal
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2016, 09:32:55 AM »
Fwiw,my NP2 is the last Crosman rifle I'll ever purchase.
A Crosman NP2 -725 .25cal was seen at the shot show 2016.
Crosman is holding back for some reason?
Likely because gamo has something coming, crosman follows gamo
I have all of the NP,(gas springs) to date
They have all been a work on progress to different extents
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