Benjamin NPS (.177)
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MADE IN USA!
Nitro Piston technology provides dramatically reduced noise and recoil, making the Benjamin NPS an excellent pick for varmint control and small game hunting. The all-weather stock handles any weather condition and features an adjustable cheek piece for ideal cheek weld. The NPS delivers smooth cocking, quick locking time and reduced vibration, with blistering velocities of up to 1200 fps. The CenterPoint scope features an adjustable objective, range estimating reticle and target adjustable windage and elevation turrets.
- All-weather, ambidextrous thumbhole stock
- Adjustable cheek piece
- Carbon fiber look
- CenterPoint 3-9x40mm adjustable objective scope
- Dovetail mounting rail
- Bull barrel
- Rifled steel barrel with integrated shroud
- Adjustable, two-stage trigger
- 18 foot pounds of energy (fpe)
- Model Number32040
- Pellet VelocityUp to 1000 fps
- Alloy Pellet VelocityUp to 1200 fps
- Weight6.975 lbs
- Length43.87 in
- MechanismBreak Barrel
- Power SourceNitro Piston
- CapacitySingle Shot
- BarrelRifled Steel
- Optics RailPicatinny Style
- Optics3-9x40 mm AO
- ColorCarbon fiber
Benjamin NPS (.177)
Accuracy is horrible
The first round that I fired went supersonic and made a very loud crack. All subsequent rounds were normal. I am shooting premium match grade Crosman pellets which are heavy. I started sightings in at 10 yards then moved back to 25 yards. Groups were nine existent, and I was chasing my tail in trying to zero it. I got my Crossman springer with 4 power scope and was shooting less than 0.5 inch groups at 25 yards. The Benjamin was lucky to achieve a 6 inch group at the same distance in the same conditions side by side with the Springer. I have yet to shoot 100 rounds through it yet, so I am hopeful it will settle in to an acceptable accuracy; however, I have no evidence that it will have acceptable accuracy. If it does not, I am sending it back.
One thing that I am very pleased with is the two stage trigger right out of the box compared to the Springer counterpart. This is the main reason I got this rifle, and with this I am well pleased. If the accuracy settles in to an acceptable level, I will come back and give this rifle 5 stars. But if it does not settle in, I will have to reduce this to 1 star. For me it is all about the accuracy. A rifle that can only group at 4 to 6 inches at 25 yards is worthless for any application. We will see.
Nice looking gun but accuracy sucks!!!!!
Benjamin NPS (.177)
Benjamin NPS (.177) Model 32040
By SSG Johnzo
Well, Crosman had them on sale for 50% off, free Destroyer pellets and free shipping! "OK I said, they're cheap enough, maybe I'll risk it". The "free" shipping was $2.50, probably for the pellets which were shipped in a separate box. The box said "Made in USA with some foreign components". BONUS! I'm helping to keep SOME jobs here in the States!
The scope mounted easily and the one piece mount seems secure. Zeroing after boresighting with a laser boresighter took about 4 groups of shots. I find the trigger smooth, with a little bit of creep but I've had a lot worse.
Now, the day that I'm doing this is a little on the windy side but with this rifle, you wouldn't know it. On the instruction sheet, I had read "There may be up to a 100 shot break-in period. During this period accuracy may be inconsistent and your gun may seem loud. This will improve as the nitro gas piston breaks in." In my experience with this rifle, I would say if this indeed is true, I'm in for a "wicked sweet" air rifle! With the aforementioned wind, I've been "ventilating" soda cans but if you hold this guy right, EVERY SHOT is in the can at 25 meters!
I can't wait for a calm day so I can see how it really groups.
So far in my humble opinion, you can't go wrong buying this air rifle.
Ive had this gun for about a month and Ive taken out a number of small game with it.
Great,accurate,reliable and quiet.