Trail NP XL 1500 (.177)
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The XL1500 features a handsome, checkered, hardwood stock. With its daunting 25 ft-lbs of muzzle energy, and shot velocities of up to 1500 fps, small game - it's game over.
Benjamin Nitro Piston powered break barrels produce 70% less noise than spring powered airguns, and with a smooth cocking effort, less recoil and less noise, a successful day of hunting is within reach. One simple cocking motion and your followup shots are fast, quiet and easy.
Each Benjamin Trail NP break barrel comes with a 3-9x40 mm CenterPoint precision scope, featuring and adjustable objective and range estimating reticle. Trail NP air rifles feature a bull barrel, picatinny mounting rail system, installed sling mounts and a ventilated rubber recoil pad.
- Model NumberBT1500WNP
- Pellet VelocityUp to 1200 fps
- Alloy Pellet VelocityUp to 1500 fps
- Weight8.5 lbs
- Length49 inches
- MechanismBreak Barrel
- Power SourceNitro Piston
- CapacitySingle Shot
- BarrelRifled Steel
- Optics RailPicatinny Style
- Optics3-9x40 mm AO
Trail NP XL 1500 (.177)
tried tested and approved
“The more you shoot the quieter this rifle gets and the better you shoot.”
Allow me to address any question or concern.
Now I am very huge on accuracy and am an expert shooter, I will revisit this point later.
Step 1 this rifle out of the box should be cleaned of excess grease and oil, run a bore brush through the barrel too.
Step 2 Tighten all screws with a screwdriver, the two stock screws, the trigger, and butt plate. & scope mounts and scope.
Important important important...tighten the big screw holding the barrel to the receiver. You will need to remove the stock to access this screw. That will be the two side screws on the stock and the two in the trigger well.
NOTE: this is a magnum air gun, shooting it will loosen ALL screws throughout this rifle. Use blue Loctite.
Step#3 Break it in shooting cheap daisy pellets into the dirt or a whatever. This is not for practice, only to break in the rifle. (Needs to have a break-in period. in this period this rifle is burning off excess oil and grease and seating in all its components. Failure to do this will result in poor accuracy.) 150-500 pellets.
Next: IMPORTANT this rifle likes 10.5 grain and up pellets. Anything less will cause poor accuracy. Recommend Crosman Premier ultra mags domed. Or JSB exact monsters 13.4 grain.
Look it’s like this, the more weight (grain) of the pellet, the more accurate this rifle. Reason for this is this is a Super Mag rifle. Light grain pellets will become unstable flying out of this thing at blazing speeds loosing accuracy. Heavy is better, more kinetic energy delivered on target means more destruction.
This is Crossman big dog flag ship of break barrels. It is worth the money if you’re interested in moving up in shooting ability.
Follow these steps and your new xl1500 will be the pride of your collection.
Last few things, if you’re having problems with shooting this rifle after reviewing these steps then revisit to your shooting techniques. Don’t call crosman. Their cust service just says to exchange it. These steps will make this rifle perform and remove frustration.
Ps. revisiting my past statement…I’m getting nickel groups consistently at 50 feet in a sitting position. @ 100 feet I’m still getting picking off birds holding over .25 mil dot on the scope provided.
I recommend this rifle.
great air rifle
This 1500, is great. I'm a stickler on accuracy and range so for anyone who is in the research stage of buying a air rifle, all I you need to know is.
1. Break in period. Shoot about 200,cheap pellets through it.
2. Clean berrel with a bore brush like a normal rifle. ( increases accuracy)
3. Get heavy crossman pellets. Premier works very well with mine.
Ok do these things and the outcome will be very surprisingly good.
" the more you shoot, the better the shooter"
Benjamin Trail XP
I contacted Crossman and they were very helpful and sent me a new gun and scope. I have only shot a few 100 rounds and the gun shoots in a tight shot group at 20 yards. It is quite powerful and good for varmints. I must have got a lemon gun or scope the first time around, but now I am happy with the gun.
a real hard one
dont get this gun unless u have good time to spend on it. I took me quite a good deal of effort to get this gun going and at leas a thousand rounds. its a really hard gun to tame but one u get it going ..well you'll forget the hard time and the tears u had to spend over it.... i got with this springer to times where i felt i was really going to hit it in the ground and break it into a million pieces .... each pellet was going in a different direction no grouping what so ever until one day and like by miracle the grouping began to shrink until it got at last pin point accuracy now... super powerful springer with hard tip pellets (gamo rocket) this gun got into 1.5 mm of steel.
some advice now :
first don't think this gun is gonna get going if its still dieseling.
you'll have to shoot at least 1500 rounds until you'll begin to see good results breaking this gun is essential and it will also make it quieter
you'll never get good results with lighter pellets....the heavier the pellet the straighter it will go.
On another note, Since there was no use trying to sight this in any longer, I did some penetration testing with it vs. my 2 other break barrel spring rifles that I have. Absolutely no difference. Same ammo at 20 yards into 3/4 inch plywood and both guns are identical. That too was a little disappointing since I thought this Nitro gun would have alittle more punch behind it. All around, very, very disappointed and would not recommend this gun. Pretty but that's alot to pay to have it sit in the rack.
Much better now
I had to make several improvement to it, before I could place the pellets in the same hole at 15 yards distance. I will try to list all the changes here:
1. The trigger was modified by removing the first spring, so now it is no longer a two step trigger, but only one step
2. The roll in the trigger was increased to 6.5 mm by the means of a small tube (PC key) to make a more distinct trigger point.
3. The second spring in the trigger was bent a bit to make the trigger softer. I have not measured the level, but it is fine and not a "hair trigger" at all.
4. The scope holder is metal to metal, so I added some rubber tape inside to fix the scope better.
5. I also added some rubber tape inside the stock at 3 points where I could see some wearing from metal against wood. My rubber tape is approx 0.75 mm thick
6. The barrel screw was tightened at the point where it "breaks" , a quarter round. It has no influence on the cocking.
Using a JSB Express 7.5gr pellet I can now place 4 pellets in same hole, and one 1 cm apart, so now it is a quite good gun, after all, but I must say that there were
times I would throw it out.
Good luck if you try to make my changes to the gun.
**NOTE FROM CROSMAN: THESE MODIFICATIONS WILL VOID THE WARRANTY
Best Air Rifle For The Money
Excellent value for money
If this rifle needs 100 shots to break in for accuracy then mine is going to be deadly. LOVE IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
As always CROSMAN NEVER LETS ME DOWN.
Benjamin XL 1500 np
benjamin trail rifle .177
Great gun ! Bad scope !
Great Gun needs new scope
Trail NP XL 1500 (.177)
By Yo Momma
(Simply awesome, I never expected that this rifle will be in our country. Powerful and stylish, well done guys!)
New gun Nitro Piston XL 1500
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