Benjamin Trail NP2 Hardwood (.22)

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Benjamin Trail break barrel air rifles are the first to feature the all new Nitro Piston™ 2 system featuring an upgraded powerplant and all-new, enhanced Clean Break Trigger (CBT™).

The new Trail guns shoot 15% faster and deliver more energy with double the effective shooting range of the original Trail series. All in a smoother-shooting gun with less vibration, less recoil, and up to a 10-pound reduction in cocking force.

The Benjamin Trail rifles also include an integrated sound suppression system that makes the gun quieter than ever.

And every gun is put together by American workers in our manufacturing headquarters in Bloomfield, New York.

The .22 caliber Benjamin Trail shoots up to 1200 fps (alloy) and delivers 26 foot pounds of energy (fpe). It includes a CenterPoint 3-9 x 32 mm scope. The hardwood stock features a thumbhole configuration with rubber recoil pad.

Warning!NOT A TOY. THIS AIRGUN IS RECOMMENDED FOR ADULT USE ONLY. MISUSE OR CARELESS USE MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. BE CAREFUL, SHOOT SAFELY.
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    • Specifications Overview

    • Model NumberBTN292WX
    • Pellet VelocityUp to 900 fps
    • Alloy Pellet VelocityUp to 1200 fps
    • Weight8.3 lbs
    • Length46.25 in
    • MechanismBreak Barrel
    • Power SourceNP2
    • Caliber.22
    • AmmunitionPellets
    • CapacitySingle Shot
    • BarrelRifled steel
    • SafetyLever
    • StockWood

    Average Rating

    3.67 out of 5 stars
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    Benjamin Trail NP2 Hardwood (.22)

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    (4 out of 5 stars)

    A good rifle for the money!

    By Robert

    2014-06-23 14:45:54
    I've had my rifle for a month or so, now, and I really enjoy it. It has a nice fit and finish; everything snug and smooth. It's a bit heavy, but it comes with fittings for a shoulder strap, so that evens out, for me. I love that it has a Picatinny rail; I put a Leaper's Accushot 4-12 scope on it. The bundled scope doesn't have an adjustable objective (AO) lens, so it's not much use to me (That's why it gets 4 stars, not 5). A choice of scopes (or of no scope) would have been very much nicer. Cocking is easier than on my Benji Titan NP .177, and shooting is noticeably quieter than the Titan, so the integral "suppressor" actually works. There is some recoil to it, but the weight of the rifle absorbs a lot of that, I think. Accuracy is as good as the Titan; I'm getting one inch groups at 23 yards, using RWS Meisterkugeln 14 grain. That same pellet chronographs at 820 FPS, so I'd bet it would push a lighter pellet at the advertised speed of 900 FPS. However, that's only 20.91 ft/lbs, so I don't know where they got the 26 ft/lbs advertised muzzle energy. As it turns out, though, that is plenty of energy to take squirrels! Head shots go right through. Anyway, the best thing about this rifle is the trigger! I was leery at first, since it has a plastic housing, but after shooting it I love it! The first stage is a very light take-up, then it stops. Then, at about 1.5 to 2 pounds, with no creep at all, it breaks like a glass rod! And it still breaks exactly the same way a couple thousand shots later! I own 15 firearms and 4 airguns, and this is the best trigger of any of them. All around this rifle is worth the money.
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    Early Experiences with the Benjamin Trail Nitro Piston 2

    By Gordon Buck

    2014-06-06 12:12:50
    I’m sort of a newcomer to the airgun hobby after finding that my old Crosman 1377 pistol still worked after many years of sitting in the closet. I became intrigued with the Benjamin Trail NP2 and pre-ordered one in mid-April – not expecting it until late June but it arrived a few days ago.
    The rifle was well packed and seems to work fine. I made an “unboxing” video (see YouTube http://youtu.be/uqENFX3A6eA ) which includes my fumbling around while installing the scope.

    I was surprised by
    • Louder than expected
    • More cocking effort than expected
    • Even a little recoil!
    Pros
    • Seems to work well
    • Good price
    • Seems powerful
    • Seems accurate
    Cons
    • Stock is adequate but looks cheap
    • Stock is a little short for me (am 6’-1”)
    • Scope is not illuminated and has no parallax adjustment
    • “Trigger” safety is still awkward for me.

    Some of my first shots with the NP2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czT35uNaT8g&list=UUM7r7ajZG5n_vjGBZNkjdMA

    Unfortunately, a few NP2 users have noticed that the "barrel" has cracks -- even before being shot the first time. On close inspection, my NP2 also has those cracks. I don't know whether mine had cracks before shooting or if the cracks developed in the process of sending perhaps 150 pellets through it.
    The cracks are at the breech end of the outer barrel (shroud) and (I think) not in the pressurized inner barrel. Although I don't think the NP2 is unsafe, mine is being returned because of concerns about the cracks spreading. This video shows where to check for cracks on the NP2:

    I have speculated that the cracks might be produced during the cocking process but I now suspect that the cracks result from excessive hoop stress where the outer barrel fits tightly over the inner barrel. If so, this could be a result of excessive nominal interference fit (design) or perhaps the tolerance ranges produce unexpectedly larger OD on the inner barrel and/or unexpectedly smaller ID on the outer barrel. Since some purchasers have reported cracks in unfired guns, hoop stress and tolerance stack-up are almost certainly the root cause. Fortunately, that would mean that all NP2 would not have the cracking problem and also that careful inspection and selective/matched assembly could prevent recurrences with the existing inventory of components. Of course, in the long run, tolerances would have to be tightened. Anyway, that's my opinion and my bet.

    I'll wait until the design has been revised before ordering a replacement NP2.
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    NOTE FROM CROSMAN: We have determined the cracked shroud cone to be a parts issue with this particular purchaser and not a result of the design..

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    Benjamin Trail NP2 -- Unboxing

    By Gordon Buck

    2014-05-29 20:40:53
    I became intrigued with the Benjamin Trail NP2 and pre-ordered one in mid-April – not expecting it until late June but it arrived a few days ago.
    The rifle was well packed and seems to work fine. I made an “unboxing” video (see YouTube http://youtu.be/uqENFX3A6eA ) which includes my fumbling around while installing the scope. I’m fine tuning the scope and my own skills now.
    I was surprised by
    • Louder than expected
    • More cocking effort than expected
    • Even a little recoil!
    Pros
    • Seems to work well
    • Good price
    • Seems powerful (will test more later)
    • Seems accurate
    Cons
    • Stock is adequate and (I suppose) technically “wood” but looks cheap
    • Stock is a little short for me (am 6’-1”)
    • Scope is not illuminated and has no parallax adjustment (just a starter scope)
    • “Trigger” safety is still awkward for me.
    I like the Benjamin Trail NP2 and am glad I pre-ordered it. I’ll be looking for a nicer stock that is a little bit longer.

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