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  • Currently 4.74/5

Rating: 4.7/5 (38 votes cast)

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27 March 2009  

Author Brisco
Things I liked: Classic look, nice wood and metal parts. Good weight and carbine length make it a joy to carry and shoot.
Things I would have changed: Drop the rear sight and make the williams peep sight standard.
What others should know: This rifle is accurate and powerful enough for pests and rabbits at reasonable distances. Dropped a scope on mine and it is dead on at 30 yards with Beeman Crow Magnums.
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14 March 2009  

Things I liked: The stock and weight of the rifle are nice. Once you find the right .22 cal pellet., It's accuracy is great.
Things I would have changed: The trigger is mushy at best. takes a little time to get used to it. The iron sights are less then the norm for me. It's hard to pump. This has always been the case though. There is a mod for that. I am not going to change it.
What others should know:  You should place a scope or peep sight on top of this classic pump air rifle to really enjoy it's accuracy. I found that RWS 14.2 grain super H domes worked the best in this pellet rifle. Nailed a tree rat at forty yards with about three inches of hold over with a Bushnell 22 rim fire scope on top of the Benjamin392. Really was shocked to see a chunk of fur fly after the shot. Clean one shot kill. ( With the crow magnums I was getting about a 2 inch group a twenty five yards.) The lighter pellet RWS super H domes are doing a 1/2 inch group at the same distance. Guess it just a matter of finding what suits your needs. Paper punching or pest control this pellet rifle hit the spot for me. Suburban carbine at a reasonable price. Has been in production in the USA since 1938. Luckily Crossman has not changed the design. Smart move on there part. Buy one and get used to it. Once you learn how it shoots you will love it. Great tool to teach a youth proper shooting skills.
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18 January 2009  

Things I liked: Wood Stock and lack of plastic parts! Rifle is accurate and powerful. It is similar to the Sheridan I shot growing up, but is in the more practical .22 caliber as opposed to .20. Much easier to find pellets for .22 than .20.
Things I would have changed: Nothing.
What others should know: It is a hard gun to mount a scope to in a really solid fashion. I went with the Williams peep sight and am happy with the combo. If you are going to hunt small game (why else would you buy this particular rifle??) get it in .22.
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30 December 2008  

Things I liked: Nice quality wooden stock, pump handle is comfortable and easy to grip while pumping the rifle. Power is above average and adequate for small game and plinking. The rear sight is rather difficult to adjust for windage but it can be done with a little effort. The trigger takes a fair amount of pressure to fire.
Things I would have changed: Crosman should put dove tails on top of the receiver, this would allow for easy scope installation. As it is now you must purchase a specialized mount that fits over the receiver or barrel. The rear sight should be easier to see, using a fiber optic sight like the Discovery model would be nice. The trigger pull should be better but it's acceptable.
What others should know: The first time I tried to adjust the rear sight for windage I had to remove the two screws and use a center punch to loosen the rear sight. Once this was done I could then use the screws to adjust the windage. A scope is highly recommended since the iron sights are not that good.
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30 December 2008  

Things I liked: it's like owning a piece of history.
Things I would have changed: Packaging, packaging packaging. It arrived damaged and had to send it back.... Purchased a MAC 1 steroid conversion 392 and it completely blows the stock one out of the water.
What others should know: Pyramid Air did NOT inspect the gun prior to shipping. It was still in it's original (or lack of packaging)...many bolts were loose and the one holding the stock was completely stripped. of course they made good on it....but thats not the point. Still very poor business move on their part.
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