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  • Currently 4.73/5

Rating: 4.7/5 (11 votes cast)

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14 March 2009  

Things I liked: JJF in Oklahoma. I researched PCP guns for months before deciding on the Benjamin Discovery. I purchased the combo with scope and pump, it provided the best value for my dollar. As an old retired Soldier I have to make every dollar count. I installed the scope and pumped the Discovery up to 2000 psi. I fired 3 shots from my rifle vise on a 4x4 piece of cardboard with a Beeman target in the center at 50 yards. I adjusted the scope to the center of the low right 1/2 inch group. I refired and my next 3 shots were three 10's. No flyers. My next target of opportunity was a Grackle at appx 50 yards. One shot 1 bird down. Sounds like a fishermans story but 2 more birds followed the first. Three 1 shot kills after zeroing the Leapers scope. I fired about 20 pellets before the power began to fall off even though the pressure was still at 1000 psi. I repumped the rifle to 2000 psi and succeeded in downing 3 more birds, all at appx 50 yards. I really like this rifle. As an old retired Soldier I really like rifles and this one is a good value. Lots of power.
Things I would have changed: I don't care for the plastic trigger however it is set at about 5 pounds with little or no creep. An adjustable trigger like the one on my HW50S would be nice. Loading pellets is difficult, a 5 shot clip like the one on my Daisy 853C would be nice. A rubber recoil pad would be nice instead of plastic to keep the rifle from slipping around while on the shoulder. I will order a Benjamin Maurader as soon as they become available.
What others should know: This is a good starter PCP gun. My Discovery does not like the pointed field tip pellets. The Crosman Premier hollow point pellets that came with the rifle are very accurate. My rifle has nice wood. I had to remove the rear sight to install the Leapers scope. This rifle is loud as a conventional 22 long rifle gun when fired between buildings.
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3 March 2009  

Things I liked: This rifle is very accurate. The trigger, while not target quality, is good. It is similar to the average off the rack centerfire rifle trigger. I bought it to help keep in practice as well as controlling the local pests. Pumping it up is a snap. I would recommend it to anyone.
Things I would have changed: The loading port is rather tight. I'd like it to be bigger. I wish it came with preinstalled sling swivel attachments.
What others should know: My 13 yr old has a little difficulty pumping it up. Strength is not a issue, but he's just not heavy enough for those last few pumps. He ends up lifting himself up rather than pushing the pump down. You may need to remove the rear sight when mounting a scope. Beeman discovery pellets shot best for me.
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24 February 2009  

Things I liked: I spent a good deal of time researching PCP technology before deciding to take the plunge. I purchased the Scope, pump combo as it provided the best value. Figured I could toss the gun and use the scope and pump on my next rifle (not a chance). My first 3 shots could be covered with a dime. No flyers in the first 20 shots!!! This gun is Very consistent. Lost of shooting with little up front work. Nice scope, nearly dead on from the box .Good fit and finish. Well worth the money.
Things I would have changed: Don't care for the plastic trigger. I will make a new one from metal. Replaced the trigger return spring with a lighter spring. This made a HUGE difference. Load port could be bigger.
What others should know: If you are just getting started with PCP buy this setup.
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23 January 2009  

Things I liked: Light weight. Fit and finish are exellent. Gun is super accurate. From a rest is shoots dots out on 10 meter rifle target every time. Hits hard. Easy to hit squirrel size targets at 50 yards.
Things I would have changed: Loading port is a tad small. Trigger could be better. Disassembly is simple so I took it apart and worked on the trigger. Now has a smooth trigger in 3 - 3.5 lb pull range. Probably took less than 10 minutes to do this.
What others should know: Put a good scope on this. I bought a leapers 4 X 16 x 50 AO and high mounts and this combo is still under 7.5 lbs. Excellent combo from short range all the way out to as far as you can hit. I also highly recommend a scuba tank and yoke adapter. Makes shooting this much more fun. The tank seems to last forever before needing refilled. Finally, do NOT ignore the fact that this uses CO2! I get 25 - 35 good shots with air, but with a full fill of CO2 I get 80 - 100 good shots. And velocity is still good enough you can take small game out to about 35 yards with it. And of course it is still very accurate with CO2. You also need good strong traps shooting indoors with this gun at short ranges. I ruined 3 steel traps using only CO2 which shoots about 100 - 175 fps slower than air. If you are going to shoot indoors you need a .22 rifle trap. And even with that don't use air indoors. The noise is quite loud and lead splatter puts a LOT of fine lead dust into the air. If you must shoot indoors with air, buy or make a trap which uses ballistic putty. You need at least 3 - 4 inches thick and you need to pick pellets from the putty every 200 rounds max.
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6 January 2009  

Things I liked: I LOVE THIS GUN! easy to load,easy to find your target(light and maneuverable),plenty accurate enough to hit squirrels at 55-60 yds with ease. hits very hard.
Things I would have changed: i would definately lighten the trigger-c'mon crosman,we talkin about a freakin spring here and this particular gun scope combo needs a little higher mounts because i had to remove the rear sights and even after the front scope cap wont fit loose enough to adjust the focus without removing it.not a big deal but the big dogs put the combo together for us.
What others should know: dont worry about the barrel band effecting the accuracy.I put an extra on mine because ima nerd like that but the brake handles that fine.um......my gun is very accurate with this scope and mounts but if i had the chance to re-order i would have bought the scope and mounts seperate.scope is GREAT dont get me wrong just a little higher mount.you cant go wrong at all with this gun. BUY IT AND QUIT PLAYIN AROUND! pyramid is an exellent company for service also. Toodles!
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