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Nomadic Pirate

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1st impressions on the Benjamin Trail NP2 .22 cal Synthetic
« on: January 30, 2016, 02:13:12 PM »
So, someone put a bug in my ear that since I don't Hunt PCPs anylonger I should look into Hog hunting with Springers.

I was considering Hatsan, but I than decided to go for a Benjamin Nitro piston.

I had several Benjamin/Crosman Nitro Piston in the past and liked them all

Been shooting this gun for the past 2 days, man, my finger hurts from seating the pellets  ;D ;D

I wanted to get a bunch of shooting done before I scope her, she's still smoking quite a bit but I'll scope her today and start some target shooting.

Eventually I'll hope she likes the Baracuda and that will be my Hunting pellet ( Wish Crosman made a .22 in the 20-22gr range, the .25 is such a good pellet they should really use that formula to make a heavier .22 and even expand on the heavy .25 in the 35gr range, a .30 and a .357,....they are missing out with the market developing as it is )

Anyway, going off track here  ;D ;D

What do I think so far ?

The stock seems made with a good grade plastic,
feels solid and the ergonomics are really good also I like the stippling on the forearm, it gives me a repeatable hold.

The gun feels pretty light.

The shooting cycle is nice and sharp, a solid thunk, I like it a lot.

The barrel locking seems positive.

The trigger,.....The 1st stage is heavy and gritty however the second stage breaks nice and sharp.
.......I don't know if the 1st stage can be lighten ( I'll look into that ) but even if it don't I'll be happy with this trigger.

So Far so good, next is accuracy testing, first with the Crosman than with the Baracuda, once I find the right pellet I'll do Chrono and penetration testing.

Hopefully all pans out and I'll be able to take the gun Hog hunting soon.

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Re: 1st impressions on the Benjamin Trail NP2 .22 cal Synthetic
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2016, 02:35:25 PM »
I have a brand new one in a box wish I knew you were looking to get one.

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Re: 1st impressions on the Benjamin Trail NP2 .22 cal Synthetic
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2016, 06:54:00 PM »
   Mine likes the CP Mags and HN FTT I know you are looking for a heavier hunting pellet. Try these on some penetration testing see if they are what you are looking for. I found on mine, if I grip the pistol grip just a little tighter than normal accuracy really tightens up. I swabbed my barrel with bore paste then cleaned with oil and Hoppe 9 kinda polished the barrel a little. Seems to help, or just shoot a boat load of pellets thru her. lol either way is good. I was impressed with the NP2 not a bad gun at all. I hope you get a couple of hogs to put on your smoker.
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