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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
- Model Number33005
- Pellet VelocityUp to 800 fps
- Alloy Pellet VelocityUp to 950 fps
- Weight6.7 lbs
- Length45.5 in
- MechanismBreak Barrel
- Power SourceNitro Piston
- CapacitySingle Shot
- Optics RailPicatinny Style
- OpticsCenterPoint 3-9x32 mm scope
- StockSynthetic w/ over molded inserts
Very nice shooter!
Good shooter-scope is what it is ----yup new scope on gun
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.
Don't do this.
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.
Great air rifle
By Wolf B1
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,
Great Air Rifle
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 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.
This is a great rifle. Love the NitroPiston, love how light it is, and love its built quality and looks!
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.
Good gun for the money.
By Paul B.
Benjamin Genesis-Updated Review
BTW Crosman Hollow Points shoot very well out of my gun.
Hope this helps!
center point scope
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...
good rifle scop is bad
Impressive Airgun after the Break-in Period.
By Denny P
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.
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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