Benjamin Genesis

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This Benjamin Genesis features an attractive over-molded barrel with “soft-touch” inserts and an adjustable comb for firm control. The patented Nitro Piston technology delivers smooth cocking, reduced vibration and shoots with 70% less noise than other spring piston rifles. The CenterPoint 3-9x32mm scope features a range estimating reticle and target adjustable windage and elevation turrets. With 21 fpe, the Benjamin Genesis air rifle is an effective choice for small game hunting and target shooting.

  • Features patented Nitro Piston power plant
  • Synthetic, ambidextrous stock
  • Over molded inserts for firm control
  • Adjustable height comb
  • Barrel integrated, sound suppression system
  • CenterPoint 3-9x32mm scope with range-estimating reticle
  • Adjustable, two-stage trigger
  • Rifled steel barrel
  • Picatinny mounting rail
  • 21 foot pounds of energy (fpe)
  • Recoil pad with Benjamin medallion
Warning!Not a toy. This airgun is recommended for adult use only. Misuse or careless use may cause serious injury or death. Read all instructions before using. Buyer and user have the duty to obey all laws about the use and ownership of this airgun. You and others with you should always wear shooting glasses to protect your eyes. BE CAREFUL - SHOOT SAFELY.
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    • Specifications Overview

    • Model Number33005
    • Pellet VelocityUp to 800 fps
    • Alloy Pellet VelocityUp to 950 fps
    • Weight6.7 lbs
    • Length45.5 in
    • MechanismBreak Barrel
    • Power SourceNitro Piston
    • Caliber.22
    • AmmunitionPellets
    • CapacitySingle Shot
    • BarrelRifled
    • Optics RailPicatinny Style
    • OpticsCenterPoint 3-9x32 mm scope
    • SafetyLever
    • StockSynthetic w/ over molded inserts

    Average Rating

    4.03 out of 5 stars
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    Rating Breakdown

    Excellent
    47% 16 reviews
    Good
    29% 10 reviews
    Average
    9% 3 reviews
    Poor
    9% 3 reviews
    Very Poor
    6% 2 reviews

    Benjamin Genesis

    Customer Reviews

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    Almost Good.

    By I yam what I yam

    2014-11-15 09:15:53
    I will admit I bought this because I liked the looks (except the goofy red "Ports" on the shroud) - I also like the size, weight and feel of the gun. (except the trigger) I wanted something fun to shoot that would also take out the skunks, raccoons, groundhogs, and other pests from my property..........and do it quietly in the middle of the night.

    It is quiet enough, and accurate enough..............when shooting indoors at 15 yards. In the house at 15 yards I can shoot 1/2" groupings off my tripod and 1' groupings offhand. BUT shooting outside at 40 yards it's hard to hit 3" groups off my tripod and Soda cans I can only hit about 3 out of 5 times. At 50 & 60 yards I can hit a pumpkin........if it's big enough.

    Power. I have taken raccoons and skunks with one kill shot (85% of the time at 20 yards or less) - but groundhogs have taken up to 4 shots, with the last shot being point blank.

    For short range plinking under 20 yards this is a fun gun, but for longer range pest control, not so much.
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    Ever Hear Of Artillery Hold ?

    By HuskerBoy

    2014-10-02 21:44:20
    A great entry level springer. I did ditch the funky cheek pad the first thing. Very comfortable rifle to hold and shoot. As with ANY springer, never hold the forend with a death grip like a 300 Win mag. Simply prop the forend with the open palm or finger tips under the stock. This will tighten the groups dramatically.
    The one or two star comments on here know nothing about shooting pellet rifles.
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    Ok gun

    By Coyote terminator 93

    2014-08-03 16:05:24
    I recently purchased this air rifle at a nearby Walmart. I got home and took the gun out of the box then put a round in-and let me say, I own 2 other pellet guns (this being my first break barrel) and have used many others, but nothing has ever been this hard to cock-I fired the round (I had not had the scope on yet). And the box says it's 70% quieter right? Well then I'd hate to hear the other one. So the next day I decided to TRY and sight it in. Well every time I was close to the bullseye the center point scope like, reset. Well your probably wondering why I have rated this with 4 stars, well I have hopes that my uncle (who knows more about sighting things in than I do) can help with this, and if he does thus comes the 4.
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    .177 Nitro Piston Air Rifle

    By Hannes

    2014-07-29 23:11:04
    I bought my air rifle about 4 months ago and it look and feel great. Accuracy no good, it shoot all over in a 3" radius. Keep on adjusting the scope. No improvement. So I changed the scope to a K4 Weaver I use on my 30-06 to see if there is any improvement. No Luck. I've put 500 pellets thru it. The trigger pull is to long and the adjusting the trigger makes no difference.
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    Awesome riffle

    By squirrel man

    2014-05-12 06:01:42
    Saw the reviews on this page, Took a ride up to walmart in port richey fl, Grabbed the box and Eric from hardware let e look at this gun shook the barrel from side to side and opened the breach and it seated well, Once home I put my 3x9 x32 ao center point with lighted retticle on the weaver mount with the scope rings that came with it as tight as i could, Took the gun outside and fired it a couple times to get a feel for the trigger and theres just no way I am going to deal with that trigger even though Its not that bad, put my charliedatuna grt3 on it and it called for 3 complete clockwise turns of the second stage adjustment screw, now it has what I call a weatherby trigger, you dont pull on it you just start feeling back and when it breaks the sear you dont even know it. Secondly there will be hollow point premier pellets grab a couple cans, I sighted in after 12 pellets at 20 yards once I started getting pellets inside the previous hole I was done for now till I can shoot 50 yards. Now I think that if I was shooting squirrels at 60 yards and getting head shots with my titan gp then this is going to be a game changer. IT does have about 3 inches of baffling it does work. The gun doesnt have the fake feel like allot of guns, also, the square stock on the front helps with your hold, You will have to glue the but cap in, and yeah the adjustable cheek piece will slide loose but thats what they make blue lock tight for. This gun has recoil so every bolt or screw that isnt lock tighted down is going to move, Make sure you use proper eye relief this gun will scope bite you. So far nothing but good things to say!



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    Very comfortable, quiet and accurate

    By Zippy

    2014-04-10 12:29:38
    This is one of the best quality air rifles I have shot. The break over is funny in that you have to slap the barrel to unlock and begin the cocking process (unlike my gamo big cat - just pull down on it). The ergonomics of this rifle are awesome with its adjustable cheek rest and soft rubber hand grips. It hugs your shoulder almost like it belongs there. This gun is very quiet and is very suitable for shooting in those small neighborhoods. The scope is quite adaquate for an air rifle. I have heard several review complaints about the focus being blury after adjusting zoom past 7. Just a little seceret for all those reviewers. The objective lens is adjustable and will clear things up. Just remove ring from end of scope, then turn the threaded section(this will adj the objective lens), and then reinstall ring. I recommend doing this with zoom power set at 9 (full zoom) while looking at an object at least 50 or more yards away. Accuracy is acceptable though I hope to see some improvement as the rifle breaks in. Being a .22 is a bonus in this rifle setup as it produces some great knock down power for an air rifle. Overall, this is the ticket for those pesky squirrels that keep getting in your bird feeder.
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    Comfortable, Quiet and Accurate

    By Zippy

    2014-04-07 08:58:15
    This is one of the best quality air rifles I have shot. The break over is funny in that you have to slap the barrel to unlock and begin the cocking process (unlike my gamo big cat - just pull down on it). The ergonomics of this rifle are awesome with its adjustable cheek rest and soft rubber hand grips. It hugs your shoulder almost like it belongs there. This gun is very quiet and is very suitable for shooting in those small neighborhoods. The scope is quite adaquate for an air rifle. I have heard several review complaints about the focus being blury after adjusting zoom past 7. Just a little seceret for all those reviewers. The objective lens is adjustable and will clear things up. Just remove ring from end of scope, then turn the threaded section(this will adj the objective lens), and then reinstall ring. I recommend doing this with zoom power set at 9 (full zoom) while looking at an object at least 50 or more yards away. Accuracy is acceptable though I hope to see some improvement as the rifle breaks in. Being a .22 is a bonus in this rifle setup as it produces some great knock down power for an air rifle. Overall, this is the ticket for those pesky squirrels that keep getting in your bird feeder.
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    Poorly made

    By Edward

    2014-03-30 20:03:14
    This gun is good for 10 yard shooting at squirrels and rabbits but any further and it will not hold groups at all it is most accurate with crosman copperhead flat nosed pellets
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    Benjamin Genesis

    By Anonymous

    2014-03-24 22:25:44
    WOW First shot 3'' low 10 clicks up next shot 1'' low 8 clicks up spot on. The bird feeder is now safe. Very Quiet , Break in for Accuracy?? Not in this case! Can't wait for the snow to melt so I can shoot more than 150' Used the Benjamin discovery ultimate hunting pellet assortment. .22.Thank You Benjamin!
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    way pleased

    By Anonymous

    2014-03-06 11:04:32
    I had the trail np prior to this and I liked it just not the scope and I took it back to Walmart I saw that they no longer had that model so I purchased this genesis and wow way lighter and the stock is wonderfully comfortable out of the box with factory scope I'm am way impressed haven't even reached the recommended break in and its dead on love it. But I did switch out the trigger AND upgraded it to the gtx gen 2 highly recommend before I shot it I will be adding a bipod and upgraded scope later but very happy with this rifle just one complaint the cheek adjustment screw in the front should be trimmed but that the only complaint and a simple fix best 22 brake barrel for the price. This is the best a huge upgrade to the trail np.smother quieter lighter and just as accurate if not more than the trail np. Finally a solid pellet gun for a reasonable price
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    Benjamin Genesis

    By Anonymous

    2014-03-03 08:37:19
    Excellent gun, took out of box put scope on and after 4 shots was dead on at 30 yards. Never had a air gun that was as accurate was this one. Scope is a little fuzzy after 7 power and kind of hard to keep focus was I am extremely happy with the purchase.
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    GREAT for the price.

    By Anonymous

    2014-02-27 23:27:35
    I'm not an "Airgunner" by any means. This is the first pellet gun I've owned since my Daisy Red Rider. I bought this guy at walmart for $200 and took it out. It took me maybe 20 minutes and 50 shots to get the scope zeroed. Actually pretty impressed with the scope for having came with the gun. It is incredibly powerful for an air gun. I punched a hole with pointed tip pellets though a fresh cut 2X4 at 25 yards. The people that are saying that the trigger pull is too long, sloppy or really anything negative about this rifle, I'm going to have to say that it's operator error. 7 years in the Army says that this gun is dead nuts accurate for about 50 yards. If you can't get rounds on target with this gun at 50 yards, its fundamental marksmanship problems. This thing is awesome and I only hope that it has some longevity to it.
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    Incredible

    By Chris

    2014-02-24 23:03:27
    I had to tighten the scope down twice, which is a testament to the power of this break action air rifle. The plug came out of the stock after the first 70 rounds, easy fix. This gun does not like any type of hollow point or pointed projectile. The pointed hollow points were the worst, the hollow points were second and the pointed lead shot was the third less favorable. With all that said, the dome lead shot was incredible. Right away I knew this was the ammo for this gun, it took just 90 rounds to break in the barrel and have the gun sighted. I'm getting a 1(one) inch grouping at 65 feet and the shot is penatrating through a 1 gallon paint can with ease. This gun loves the dome lead shot hands down, I would'nt use anything but this or you'll get a headache. This break actiion air rifle is good enough for me to say it again, incredible. The key was finding the right ammo for this gun.
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    Great feeling gun! Just not accurate!

    By Dan.C

    2014-02-16 19:12:33
    I bought this gun 2 weeks ago, I'm a huge crosman/benjamin fan because of things like the welded on weaver scope mounts! This is a very nice gun but it will not, will not shoot accurate, at least not for long! I have been very patient with this gun breaking it in. I'm shooting a distance of 50' that's not even 20 yds so I should be able to have sub 1" groups no problem! Not so, I shot around 400 pellets before it started grouping, finally got it zeroed in and thought I was alright! Well I was for about 75 -100 shots then it went crazy again! It was still grouping just very low and to the right and the group was about 2-3" bad!!! Just the day before I was picking of spent shotgun shells at about 30 yds now today I'm ready to take it back to the store! I believe the problem is the scope at least I hope because I really like this gun, it is a joy to shoot. Its very comfortable, its an in between gun so you can enjoy hunting and plinking with this one gun! It has very nice rubber grips and its one of the best feeling guns I have ever shot, feels like I could shoot it all day! Its pretty quiet and no vibration the adjustable cheek pad is very cool, you can adjust it so that when you shoulder the gun and look through the scope everything lines up just about perfect!! None of my other guns are that nice and easy to see though the scope!!! All this being said I'm still thinking about returning it because I really find it sad that my crosman furry, half the price and still with a notoriously bad crosman trigger can still shoot more accurate than the Genesis that has a little better trigger! I might try one my scopes off one my other guns like my Remington 700 to see if that is the problem because I don't think the center point can handle the recoil of the Genesis! If this gun could stay zeroed in I would have to rate it 5 stars but I'll have give it 2 stars because what good is a $100,000 car with no tires or no gas!!!
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    Took it Back

    By anonymous

    2014-01-31 14:21:32
    After about 300 shots , and lord knows how many scope adjustments , I just couldnt take it anymore. The pattern at 30 yards was 2 - 3 inches off , and they were all over the place. How could i know where to adjust it when the friggin pellet is all over ? You can have it back.
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    Benjamin Genesis .22 Caliber Air Rifle

    By srhunter

    2014-01-22 12:51:33
    I got this gun about 3 weeks ago. Tried to look on line to see how many people had one and liked it. Seen some good things said about it and decided to give it a try. The first thing I did when I got it home was to clean out any oil from the rifling of the barrel. Mounted the scope that came with the gun and started to sight it in. at about twenty yards and about 8-10 shots later things where looking good. Decided to go out to about 35-40 yards to take a few shots and was adjusting the scope turned the dial to about 7 or 8 and things went blurry, turn the adjustment all the way in and didn’t help. Looking for what went wrong, Found out if take off the front of the scope ring and turn the lens in about 3 or 4 turns things started to clearing up. If not just just try turning it in a little more till you get it to where you’re happy. Put the scope ring back on. After doing this with mine it works pretty good. Going back to the gun sighting it in at a longer range was a good thing because where I hunt you can set back and they never no your there. I have about two weeks in know shooting this gun and couldn’t be happier with what it can do. Target shooting is fun but the hunt was great. Setting up early one morning looking for squirrel had about three feeding on the ground and some in the trees taking my first shoot there was very little sound from the gun but when it made contact you could hear it from where I was sitting, you could till I hit the mark. The gun is not loud at all compared to the spring driven one I have, one shot from that and everything runs for their life. The biggest thing is very little sound from the gun makes for a successful hunt. Give it a try I think you’ll like it to.
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    Questionable quality

    By Andrew

    2013-12-15 19:43:13
    Bought this rifle about 6 months ago. Started shooting and immediately saw that it had sever barrel droop as I couldn't compensate with the scope. Tried shimming but still could get on target at 20 yards. Sent the first rifle back and got a new one from Crosman. This time it was better but still was shooting under the target so I put on a different scope. And again had to shim (I hate shimming, since if you shim too much you stand a change of breaking your scope). Seems to shoot OK but still this Crosman is so finniky that its hard to keep consistent.
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    Genesis .22

    By bpresnel

    2013-12-12 22:08:29
    got this gun about a month ago. had a break barrel but it was old. wanted a .22 and saw this one at Wal-Mart so I got this one. got the scope on and started zeroing it in. crosman hollow point pellets shoot the best out of this gun. it took about 500 to get broke in. I had to rezero about 5 times while putting these pellets through the gun. Now at 30 to 40 yards it will pick off spent shotgun hulls with ease. I haven't had any problems shooting squirrel heads in the tops of some very tall pecan trees. only problem is if you shoot one in its vitals it needs to be well placed. But for now this is a tack driver out to 40 yards the squirrels around here don't stand a chance. I like the scope haven't had a problem with any CP scope I have. its not the best scope in the world but it is good enough.
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    Great gun

    By Dbaker

    2013-12-09 18:57:12
    I love this gun I was doubtful at first but It grew on me. I shot a couple squirrels with it and it rocks. When hunting game aim for the head because I shot squirrels in the hear n lungs and they never dropped. But over all great gun.
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    Very nice shooter!

    By JimShortz

    2013-12-05 13:27:26
    I've had my Genesis for a month or so. Very light, easy to cock and after "breaking it in" is a great shooter! Its a pleasure to shoot and it looks awesome! Go get one!
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    Good shooter-scope is what it is ----yup new scope on gun

    By CATFISHER27

    2013-11-19 11:23:43
    Started with bore snake (.22), remington action cleaner-then remington oil, next pass- moly from frankford bore moly (follow directions on bottle and shoot out doors only)- can you say no break in, yup ,1,000 yard guy for 40 years plus - applied same methode to barrel as done for 6.5/.284. pellet .22 Destroyer.
    Oh bother -- dime groups at 10 yrds ,about the same at 20 yards -opened up a bit at 30 yards %^%G wind lol.about half dollar at this point.
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    the gun

    By Christopher

    2013-11-10 12:12:19
    I have owned many break barrel air rifles in the past but I have only had one nitro piston powered gun the Benjamin trail NP it was a good gun until I was in need of some money and I sold it. A week ago I decided I wanted to purchase a new air rifle so I chose this one, this is a good gun the furthest I have shot is 60 yards at a paper target it was a iinch low from the center I was amazed,I now know that i can hunt with it ethically within 50 yards I would recommend this gun to anybody .
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    Benjamin genesis

    By Anonymous

    2013-10-26 22:29:31
    The genesis is awesome to say the least. Easy adjustments to the cheeck piece and zeroing wasn't hard first seventyfive shots put it in a consistant group of 3/4 inch group at 30 yards with beer bottle smashing power at fifty yards no joke if you have any shooting knowledge you will love the precision of this airgun. Even if you are a greenhorn shooter you will love this but it's a little challenging for youth because of the length no doubt five stars thank you . Benjamin
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    Don't do this.

    By 1stTimer

    2013-10-26 18:18:30
    This is my first air gun of any kind. The first thing I did when I got it home was cock it and dry fire.........I probably should have read the manual or watched some youtubes first. When I fired (in my family room) the end cap and red baffles (two halves) shot out of the barrel about 5 feet and onto the floor. I thought great, I broke it already. I put the halves back in and pressed on the end cap (which didn't stay) I then duct taped the cap on and cut out the hole.

    I loaded a .22 and shot at a large bag of garbage about 8 feet away. The gun seemed to work.

    Next I set up a target about 38 feet down the hall with adequate backing to absorb the pellets. The first 6 shots were all low and to the right (I had put on the scope by now and shooting with the gun resting on the back of a chair) After adjusting the scope with another dozen shots I was able to hit the next twelve in the 1" bullseye. Even if it doesn't get better than that after 250 shots I will still be happy with my broken backyard plinker.

    BTW - I will never dry fire an air gun again.
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    Benjamin Genesis

    By Dan

    2013-10-14 19:33:52
    I have had several air guns over the years and this is my second break barrel. At first this rifle was very frustrating between the trigger, the scope and the break in period. The manual said it would take about 250 shots to break it in. Mine took closer to 500 shots before it started getting good groups. With that said it's a very accurate rifle when shot from a supported position. The scope works well for me at 4x magnification, since I adjusted the objective lens. As for the trigger, I'm starting to get used to it. It has a very long pull, but at least it's smooth. The stock is OK if you are not concerned with cosmetic flaws /mold marks from the manufacturing process I would guess. The adjustable cheek piece was a nice idea, but will not stay in place as it was designed. In conclusion it's a good gun for the price and is accurate with enough power for small game.
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    Great air rifle

    By Wolf B1

    2013-10-04 02:37:33
    I recently purchased this air rifle from walmart, after reading many reviews good/bad, and decided to try
    My luck. I started using crossman premiere hollow points and these were literally all I've the paper. Next up for bat was the benjamin assortment pack available at walmart. The domed magnum shot fantastic I'm this rifle. I was able to get 1" groups at 30 yards from a bench.... Probably could have done better, some of the drift may have been user error. I think all around, this is a very well made, extremely effective air rifle. Happy hunting,
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    Great Air Rifle

    By Andrew

    2013-10-03 17:32:00
    The Good:
    This rifle is awesome. I never liked the whole plastic-encased barrel thing but after buying the Genesis, I am very impressed. It looks great, and feels very solid. The quality is very good. It is nice and light, but still very sturdy. My Genesis is very accurate, hitting 1 inch circle at 40ft is what I am happy with. The silencer works great; there is no pop when shooting, its more of a thump kind of sound and its also very easy to cock the gun with it.

    The Bad:
    The trigger sucks. The first stage on my gun is almost none existent, followed by a mile long hard pull on the second stage. Also, the scope is OK, its a 3-9x32mm which is OK, but if you want to squeeze out the most accuracy out of this gun buy a new scope. I bought a 3-9x40mm scope made by NcStar. Its not the greatest but definitely better then stock scope.

    Overall:
    This is a great rifle. Love the NitroPiston, love how light it is, and love its built quality and looks!

    Must Know:
    This is my second Genesis. The first one that I bought I couldn't not get any accuracy out of it. It turns out that it dad a huge barrel droop. I sent it in to Crosman, and they were extremely AWESOME and worked with me and sent me a new rifle. I am having a lot of fun with this gun and absolutely happy with my buy.
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    genesis

    By Anonymous

    2013-09-27 10:24:33
    not good and the scope is crap don't buy
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    Good gun for the money.

    By Paul B.

    2013-09-24 21:36:19
    I bought the Genesis with hopes that it would shoot Decent. I didn't expect a lot since it was only $190. It was shooting about a 2" group at 20 yds after about 500 shots. The crappy centerpoint scope is why it was shooting a 2" group. So I replaced the scope with a UTG 4-16x40 and now it's shooting Dime size groups at 20 yds. And knocking down water bottle lids at 40 yds. Don't waste your time with the scope that comes with it. All you will get is headaches and a lousy groups. The Benjamin Genesis and a UTG scope is a great match for the money. Also My "Genesis" shoots the Crosman Premier pellets good but shoots the RWS Superdome pellets the best.
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    Benjamin Genesis-Updated Review

    By Anonymous

    2013-09-23 22:03:57
    Had to update my original review after putting 1000 pellets through this gun. When the scope is zeroed, this gun will put 4 out of 5 in the center of the target at 25 to 30 yards so I'll give it 5 stars, in spite of the blurry upper settings on the scope.
    BTW Crosman Hollow Points shoot very well out of my gun.
    Hope this helps!
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    center point scope

    By keith

    2013-09-02 20:42:29
    I shot my Genesis air rifle well over 100 times with shots all over the target.
    The owners manual stated that the air rifle needed to be shot 250 times or so to achieve maximum accuracy. I shot it and shot it and finally decided to switch scopes. I put a 4X32 Bushnell on it and the gun shoots great now. Go ahead and throw away the center point scope when you open the box, save yourself a lot of ammo. The scope was crystal-clear, I thought I would enjoy it with the variable power but serious issues with the scope.
    I gave the gun four stars but the scope was very bad...
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    good rifle scop is bad

    By anonimus

    2013-08-29 05:08:05
    tengo genesis .22 buen rifle al principio tube problemas con las miras esas chinas tube que desarmarla y fijar todos los tornillos y al fin logre dar en el blanco despues de unas 250 rondas . pero con el rifle ningun problema asi que le doy 4 stars
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    Impressive Airgun after the Break-in Period.

    By Denny P

    2013-08-26 12:31:07
    This is my first air gun so I am not an experienced shooter with one. However, I own multiple rifles and pistols in various calibers and I am an excellent marksman from both a bench and offhand..

    Pros: I like the Benjamin Genesis' appearance. It looks identical to the Jim Shockley model that sells for a higher price. The Genesis is extremely quiet. The rifle can be shot in any neighborhood without any concern to alarm a neighbor that dislikes firearms in general or any type of noise. In fact, the hit on a wood target is louder than the discharge. The Center Point scope will produce accurate groups. I shoot a 1" MOA (or better) at 20 yards from a bench with this rifle using Premier .22 cal. hollow points. At 20 yards, the hollow point will penetrate a standard 2" x 4" from 3/4" to 1" depths. Therefore, I have no doubt that it will bring down any type of small game at an 800 fps rating. The rifle is relatively easy to cock and the break barrel "slap" becomes easier to disengage with extended use. An adolescent girl could arm this weapon. Overall, I am well-pleased with the quality and accuracy for the price. Therefore, I give the Benjamin Genesis five stars.

    Cons: The owner's manual states that the rifle requires a 250 round break-in period. It also states, "Be patient." I concur. Therefore, you must shoot it before you hunt with it. Perhaps cleaning the barrel may reduce the number of rounds before a good zero is achieved. Initially, my groups were very inconsistent and I made numerous adjustments to the scope. Just "be patient" and begin your scope adjustments after about 200 rounds. Some of the Premier pellets seat fairly hard. Be sure to seat the pellet all the way tight or your accuracy will be adversely affected. The cap on the bottom of the grip came off within the first ten rounds. That's no big deal. A little glue solved the problem. I do not think that the cap was designed to be removed as an ammo storage area. I would never use it that way so the glue was a simple solution. On the right-hand side of the forearm, two small mars from the composite mold are visible on the gray decorative piece. I think that this may have been a quality control problem. Nevertheless, the mars are not enough to lower my five-star rating for this weapon.
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    Benjamin Genesis

    By Anonymous

    2013-08-25 16:40:34
    I recently purchased this Gun from Walmart. I looked at several .22 caliber Pellet rifles both online and in stores before choosing this one. I wanted the gas piston option and this was the most bang for the buck at about $200.00. The built in Weaver rail with 3-9x32 Scope was a big reason as well. So far I have put about 400 shots through it using Crosman Premier Hollow Point Pellets. Gun shot 5" low at 10 yards out of the box. Accuracy at 20 yards is not bad for a guy who hasn't shot a rifle in almost 20 years, 8 out of 10 in a 3" circle. Scope is made in China, 3-8x is all I can get, as when it is set to 9, it blurs. My 1st upgrade is going to be a 3-15x Leapers scope and a 1pc scope mount. I might try and shim the rear mount, re-sight and see if that helps accuracy until then.
    I should also mention that the plug in the bottom of the grip on the stock fell out after 100 Shots. Not a big deal, I just put on a little epoxy and put it back in.
    All in all, this is a very functional .22 caliber Nitro Piston Pellet Rifle, with plenty of pop with an OK scope.

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