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Benjamin Discovery Pump Combo, .22 cal

Dual Fuel (CO2 and HPA), PCP, and Benjamin Hand Pump Included

Benjamin Discovery Pump Combo, .22 cal

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Benjamin Dual Fuel PCP & CO2 rifle- Air Venturi Pump included. Made in the USA

Airgun Depot Review:

We've been testing the new Discovery PCP now for a few weeks and boy, have we been impressed! We were up and shooting in less than 5 minutes. PCP airguns have been way too complicated in the past with a vast assortment of probe adapters, pumps, attachments, hoses etc. With the Benjamin Discovery everything has been simplified. Simply hook up the gun to the pump, give it about 100 pumps to fully pressurize it and your're ready to shoot. We were able to get about 35 full power shots before the FPS started to drop off. That's enough for any hunt or pest control outing. Another aspect of the gun that really impressed us was it's accuracy. Groupings were well under 1 inch even out to 50 yards! you can expect .3" groups at about 25 yards. We also liked the fact that you can leave this air rifle charged so it's ready to go whenever you are. It's actually better for the airgun to have pressure in it.

We mounted our test rifle with a Centerpoint 3-9X40 scope with illuminated reticle and with this scope the gun is a joy to shoot. No recoil whatsover and near hole through hole accuracy at 25 yards. The gun is lightweight at just over 5 lbs and with a scope mounted it brings it to about 6 lbs which makes for easy handling and enjoyable shooting. If you're looking for a great gun for pest control or small game hunting this is the rifle for you. It's also a fun gun to just plink around the yard with.

Info from Crosman:

Get into precharged guns at an unheard-of price and also get the accuracy of an expensive European target rifle! Benjamin has bridged the gap and taken the pain out of PCP guns. Not only is this as low a price as you'll ever find on a PCP/hand pump combo, but it's so easy to pump up that a wispy teenager could do it! The Discovery has raised the bar for PCP guns because it uses only 2000 psi of air. What this means for you is less pumping! You can have your gun fully charged in less than 5 minutes. While the European companies race toward higher and higher air pressures, Benjamin is going the opposite direction and making it easier than ever to use a hand pump. If you want to use a scuba tank or carbon fiber tank, you can do that, too.

The Discovery gives you a choice! The gun comes with a magnificent walnut stock made especially for it. It also has Williams fiber optic front and rear sights and a built-in air pressure gauge. Included in the package is a hand pump that's easy to use and very clear on showing you when you've reached maximum operating pressure. When you open your box, you'll see easy-to-follow and easy-to-understand instructions that'll lead you step-by-step. If you're an experienced PCP user, you'll soon see that the Discovery is the easiest PCP you've ever used. If you're new to PCPs, you'll become a pro in just a few short steps. If you want to switch to CO2, that's easy to do. There's a special tool that lets you quickly and safely exhaust all the high-pressure air (or you can just shoot the air out). Attach the optional CO2 adapter (separate purchase), connect it to a paintball CO2 tank and fill 'er up! Now, commence to shootin'! With high-pressure air, you'll get about 35 powerful shots before you need to pump up again. On CO2, you'll get a lot more. The Discovery is manufactured and built in the U.S.

Item Description Caliber Velocity
Benjamin Discovery Dual Fuel Rifle & Pump
0.22 900 FPS

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  • ManufacturerBenjamin
  • Caliber0.22 cal
  • Velocity900 fps
  • ConditionNew
  • Ammo TypePellets
  • ActionBolt-action
  • Barrel StyleRifled
  • BlowbackNo
  • Fire ModeSingle-shot
  • Gun Weight5.13
  • Hop UpNo
  • Loudness4-Medium-High
  • MechanismPCP and CO2
  • SafetyManual
  • Front SightsFiber Optic
  • Rear SightsAdjustable for windage and elevation
  • Trigger Pull3.75
  • UseSmall Game Hunting / Target Shooting
  • Warranty1 Year Limited
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Benjamin Discovery Pump Combo, .22 cal
5 Stars based on 33 Review(s)
Lam Nguyen
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Well Engineered. Trigger Could Be Better
April 3, 2015
The only other air rifles I have have experience in are the Gamo Big Cat 1400 and a G&G M4 Electric airsoft rifle. First off, the Discovery is so much lighter and better handling than the Gamo Big Cat 1400. I thought the Gamo was attractive in a utilitarian way but the Discovery is beautiful and simple and mostly American made. When the rifle arrived, it had 1000 psi prefilled so I knew there were no leaks. I also checked the screws and to see if the rifling on the barrel didnt have any deformations. Many people on the internet say that the Discovery is loud. I guess it is, but it doesn't seem as loud as the Big Cat 1400. Most importantly though, unlike the Gamo, the Discovery's noise doesn't sound like a firearm; it just sounds like highly compressed air being quickly released. In this way, your neighbors won't be able to tell that you are using a rifle. The Big Cat 1400 sounded like a firearm and I was always afraid the cops would get called on me. (Thankfully it never happened). Depending on how much of a Douchebag you are, you probably won't need a silencer because it just sounds like you are using power tools in your backyard. (I choose to forgo the silencer for cost and weapons handling purposes.....) The Discovery takes around 45 easy pumps to get from 1100-2000 psi. BTW, I am 145 lbs. You only get around 13 shots for that effort. So hopefully they are very powerful shots. Because of the effort required to pump, this rifle will be a pain to plink with unless you have a scuba tank. However, this is an acceptable compromise for an easy pumping gun at a relatively low pricepoint. I also bought a Crosman 1377 for just plinking and close range hunting/breaking things. The weapon so far seems highly accurate. I use the Crosman pellets at Walmart because there is a Walmart everywhere in the world. Out of the box, with iron sights, I was hitting liquor flasks from around 25 meters without zeroing. This is awesome for me coming from the Gamo Big Cat which required almost 50+ rounds to zero and then because of the heavy recoil, the scope soon lost its zero. I spent 10x more time zeroing the Big Cat then killing and destroying things with it. I was destroying liquor flasks with the Big Cat from 60 meters away with a 4x scope and the Discovery seems to deliver tighter groups so far With just the iron sights. I have two gripes about the Discovery. At first I thought people who complain about the trigger were retards until I used the Discovery. It feels like you can't predict when the round will go off, but maybe it's due to my inexperience with the trigger. The SAT triggers on the Gamo are better in my opinion. Also, it took me 20 minutes to figure out how to use the pump. I didn't know there was a ring you had to push back on the hand pump nozzle before attaching to the gun. I wish the directions in the manual would've stated this. Overall, this weapon is designed well to hunt accurately, be a self contained system that only requires you to buy pellets and occasionally lube, be small and easily handled, and all at a relatively low price point. Also there is no ridiculous recoil unlike a magnum springer, so I can use a cheap scope from any store Instead of buying online.
Good power. Beautiful, lightweight, and good handling. Not much force requied to pump. No need for expensive and bulky pumping equipment. This is important to me because I am traveling the United States. Relatively low pricepoint. No need for expensive specialty scopes since there is so little recoil. You can just buy from Walmart which was impossible with my Gamo Big Cat 1400. Gun is as self-Sufficient as you can get for a powerful air rifle. No need for expensive scopes, dive shops, bulky air tanks, compressors, etc. Everything you need to keep this gun running can be bought from Walmart or Lowes(silicon lube).
Trigger is weird but can be adapted to. The manual doesnt tell you that in order to insert the benjamin handpump into the discovery, you have to push the ring back on the pump nozzle. Not good for shooting hundreds of rounds a day unless you get a scuba tank. The pump has to rest for a certain time period(and so do I...) I bought a Crosman multipump 1377 for plinking.

Oneonta, Al
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Fun Gun
January 1, 2015
After much hesitation, I finally purchased this gun and do not regret it. I love plinking around the house and my benjamin 392 was wearing me out pumping it up after each shot. I use the included pump to fill the gun and that's the only downside, but it is still an awesome combo. I'm going through pellets now more than ever and that is because the gun makes shooting so much more enjoyable.Fit and finish is nice.The weight is perfect. Accuracy is good.No special hold is required and that will help promote good shooting habits.The power is much more than my 392 and pellets will penetrate my spinner target that is made for airguns and .22 rimfire. I get about 15-18 shots from 2000psi down to 1000psi. Like others have said, it is loud-about like a pnuematic nail gun. I leave mine filled at 2000psi and does not leak down when stored.
Weight. No recoil. No special airgun scope required.Plenty of power.Ammo is plentiful and easy on the wallet.Lots of info on the web for upgrading and modding.
Noise is close to .22 rimfire. Trigger is not on par with the price of the gun. Filling gun with the included pump will require adult like strength.

pagosa springs, CO
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

im hooked
December 31, 2014
First PCP ever owned or purchased. Just got it today man this is a sweet little rifle. Its very easy to fill with pump. Little on the high side for loudness but who cares this gun has got me hooked. Love my springers but man if this is the entry level to PCP gun I really want to shoot some of high dollar rifles out the cause I have never shot an air rifle this smooth. Love It! Get you one if your thinking about it do it you will love it.
Sweet shooingt. Awesome package for the price.

5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Really knocks them out of the trees
December 16, 2014
I bought the 22cal and have had itfor about 6 months and it is really a good solid buy. I would recomend this over any break barrel or nitro high end rifle. I have about a two inch drop in 50 yards with scope zeroed at 25 yards. At 100 yards with the crosman premier dome pellets it drops about 8 to 10 inches that is amazing to me. I have literally knocked squirrels out of trees at 50 plus yards! I do have the TKO 6inch break installed and it is amazing how much it quiets down only hear the pellet whiz throughthe air and the action of the rifle. Love how hard it hits. It sounds like the pellet is hitting a hollow log. I actually thought i missed one because the squirrel flew out about ten feet off the branch and hit the ground looked like it jumped and the sound was hollow but notice the critter didnt even twitch. Buy it you will love it. This isthe best entry level pcp you can get. It might even be considered a better buy thanthe marauder in 22 cal but that might be argueed by some but forthe price it's awesome.
Acurate out of the box. I added scope first thing and it is still very light can carry it no problem hunting with out a sling. Real wood stock, and for 200 bucks
None really it is awesome

High Hill, Oklahoma
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

I have a Gun Safe full of long riffles and none as fun to shoot as this one.
September 15, 2014
For the money it can not be beat.

Lexington Pk, MD
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Pure hunter, not back yard firendly
June 5, 2014
I received the rifle and pump in good condition. It is a lightweight PCP with big power! This rifle is very loud, you will hear it from neighbors if you live in a sub-division. Sound like a rim fire going off. You can mod the heck out if this thing, and probably will because the trigger is harsh out of the box. The noise can be tamed with TKO muzzle brake a little and can even be turned in to a repeater with a BNM breech. Great idea but you will spend Marauder type money to make it nice.
Lightweight Powerful

waynesville, MO
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

great rifle
May 16, 2014
this is by far the best air rifle I have had . I had manual pump, break barrels. trust me spend the extra money you wont be disappointed. awesome and fun to shot I see the .22 rim rifle and 17 hmr. used less now. Benjamin hit a home run with this.I also want to say Airgun Depot is great place to order from thanks........

Adelanto, CA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

This is the best combo deal on the market period.
April 26, 2014
Any one ,wait any young and old adult that is looking for 177 or 22 cal pellet gun, this is hands down more fun to shoot than any break barrel rifle on the market no matter the cal. I only came to that conclusion after shooting and then buying one. Had I shoot or bought one first, my collection would be different. It really hits what you aim at.( pellet choice important only when target shooting past 25-30 yards.) Anything closer and you miss it was you not the gun no matter what pellet you use and I really don't think you would care because this rifle is so much fun to shoot. I will never get rid of this gun. I swear that my blood pressure goes down every time I shoot it. They should bottle it. Its that much fun.
like that Red Ryder BB gun you got new or used when you were a kid. Brings a smile and amazement that this little gun is that good and fun. Everyone that shoots mine smiles and loves it.
They don't come in 25 cal. but that's ok.

Neal Brandt
Alvarado, Tx
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Good Rifle - Thanks Ted
March 5, 2014
More than met my expectations after watching multiple YouTube reviews. More than enough power and energy for 50 yd kill shots. Before shooting I cleaned the rifling multiple times till all residue was removed. After 10-15 shots I was able to get consistent 3/8 inch groups of 5 at 25 yds. Moving to 50 yds, again 10-15 shots and I was able to keep pretty consistent 3/4 inch groups with an occasional flier, my fault. Already have couple squirrel kills at 25 yds and multiple Startling kills between 25-35 yds. For the money you will enjoy. I put TKO 6" suppressor on and it really helps quiet and improve accuracy. Crosman Premier Ultra Mag domed pellets fly better than the Crosman hollow point.
Good wood color after multiple oil rubs and cleaning. Guns seems solid to take in field all day. Looks good.
Trigger pull could stand little mod if target shooting but fine for hunting.

putnam county wv
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

awesome gun
December 26, 2013
I got this gun yesterday and shot about a hundred shots through it.. with this gun at 20 yards you can keep putting pellets in same hole shot after shot.the only thing bad about the gun is the noise level. I plan on taking it on a squirrel and rabbit hunt tomorrow. This is overall a great gun
Qualitya and accuracy
Noise level

5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

2 years later...
December 5, 2013
after 2 years of owning this gun, it is still great. I have made a few minor upgrades to it, including a trigger adjustment job, external power adjustment screw, and second barrel band. in factory adjustment this gun shoots about 780 fps with 14.3 grain crosman pellets, after tune up with factory hammer spring it averages 850 with said pellets, and with a slightly heavier .040 diam. hammer spring and increased spring tension and increased pressure, it propels these pellets over 1000 fps, averaging about 1020, but in this state of tune it is better to use 18 grain or heavier pellets, as you will still get 15-20 shots with only around 4% velocity variation with the heavier pellets. with Kodiak 21.6 grain pellets in this state of tune, it averages about 840 fps. As for the complaints...if you cant feed a pellet into this rifle, even with a scope, then your hands probably aren't steady enough to be shooting anyway. sorry but this is a simple task, and it is not a hard gun to load, period. yes the trigger is my trigger pull is a consistent 1.7 lb pull after simply replacing a trigger spring and inserting a sear engagement screw in a hole that is already in the back of the trigger group. after two years, it has not broke. and if its that big of a deal, you can buy a replacement brass trigger for around 10 bucks from one of the MANY companies that make awesome aftermarket parts for this gun, including breeches, barrel shrouds, full match trigger groups, silencers, stocks, velocity increasing valves, and a number of other things. if you want, check out, they have some sweet stuff, just as an example. And yes the gun is loud in stock form, does it say anywhere in the description that this gun is super silent?.......think before you buy. also, as i stated before, you can get silencers for this rifle if it is a big deal to you, for around 30-50 dollars, and will cut the sound in half or more. This is a good rifle in stock form, enough power for small and even some medium game, such as stray cats, jackrabbits and such animals. And if you are so inclined, there is a VAST amount of cool aftermarket parts to make your gun look cool, shoot even more accurate, be more comfortable, and increase the power to more than a stock mrod. This is a great gun, but may not be for everyone, i encourage you to investigate any purchase before you dump 400 dollars on something.

Mechanicsville, Maryland
2 Stars

Generally Disappointed with the Benjamin Discovery
September 25, 2013
This rifle has plenty of power and is accurate. Its length and weight are good. Being a PCP there is some benefit in being able to charge with the pump, but some effort, muscle and time are required. I get about 20 shots when fully charged at 2000 lbs. There are, however, more things about this rifle which I dislike than those features which I do like, so much so that I am sorry I purchased this rifle. To explain: (1) The open sights are worthless, mainly because the rear sight has a very small "slit" which makes it very difficult to line up the rear sight with the front sight. (2) The configuration of the stock in relation to the barrel is such that even with my cheek on the stock, I can't quite get "low enough" to align the open sights. (3) It is quite loud and will not do if one plans to use in an urban environment, unless you don't care what your neighbors might think. (4) It is very difficult to place a pellet in the chamber, especially with a scope mounted (which is essential). One needs very nimble fingers to load a pellet because where the pellet has to be placed is small and under the scope, thus requiring that the pellet be loaded from the side and there is very little free space between the chamber and the rod at the end of the bolt which pushes the pellet into the chamber. For every pellet placed correctly, one or two will be dropped. This feature is among the most irritating.(5) The trigger is plastic and while it works, I don't know how long it will hold up. The trigger is not smooth and seems to take a long pull to fire.

AirGun newbie
San Jose, CA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great deal for a good rifle
August 11, 2013
I bought this after intensive research to find a good starter air rifle. The combo came out of the box working great. The setup was self explanatory. I was shooting 15 minutes after unpacking. Filling the reservoir felt like pumping up my bike tires. No big deal.

The Great NW
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Outstanding quality, performance, and value!
July 1, 2013
This is truly a deal that is almost too good to be true. The price is outstanding with free shipping included. The hand pump is a quality unit. As others have noted, it does take a bit of effort, but it's not a problem. I get the normal 25 shots at full power before it's time to pump up again. Accuracy is excellent with the supplied sights, which are easy to see even with my aging eyes. It's lightweight and well balanced. There are only two items I'd change if I could. First, is making the trigger more smooth, as it's a bit gritty and creepy. I'm hoping more use will smooth it out. The other is the noise level. It is pretty loud and sharp. I added a 6.5" suppressor from TKO, and that really improved the noise level. Overall this is an outstanding air rifle at an excellent price.
Value, Quality, Accuracy.
Trigger could be better, noise level.

Oak Harbor, Ohio
5 Stars

This a grand slam!!!
February 10, 2013
I had a difficult time choosing between the Discovery and Marauder. I am a small game hunter and I thought the Marauder might be a little heavy to carry all day. I chose the Discovery mainly because of its weight. I am very pleased with this gun! This is a very good shooter! I read many reviews on this gun before buying and I must say it's hard to describe how great this gun really is. I have a 10 meter range set-up in the basement. I shot several targets. This gun will put shots in the same hole every time at this distance. Wow! No BS! I won't compare this gun to others of the same price. It would not be fair because they can't hold a candle to this one. I have had many air rifles in my life (61 yrs), and have only found 1 that I really love. I have been shooting BB and pellet rifle since I was old enough to hold one. I sold an RWS 48 because it was not accurate and was so heavy. It was a real chore to carry it all day to miss shots half the time. I wouldn't own another one if someone gave it to me. I also have a Ruger air Mag and it's not much better. Yes, I used the artillery hold and every other hold you can think of. I wanted a gun that you could shoot without having to think of the way you hold it. The hold seems to be more important than good shooting practices. I can't wait until the next hunting season. Until then, there will be a lot less of those pesky starlings around my house. Crosman you hit a grand slam with this one. I would buy a 25 cal if you ever produce one.
After my experiences with air rifles, I would have to say I would be ashamed of myself if I said anything bad about this gun!
Not one thing.

Darrell Suber
Mississippi Gulf Coast
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Very nice
January 15, 2013
Easy to pump up. Shoots .38 inch group at 25 yards right out of the box. A very good critter getter.
Everthing you need in a pellet rifle.

Prescott, Arizona
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Marauder Rifle and Pistol
September 7, 2012
I have both versions of this fine gun. After experiencing the power and accuracy of these weapons, I am sure you would agree that a scuba fueled .22 pellet gun is the best there is. I have the rifle\extended grip on the pistol with a Center Point 6X32 AO RGB Mil-Dot scope mounted and you can drive tacks with it. If you were to choose one or the other, get this setup instead of the rifle which, though super quality, is quite heavy and suited for a mono pod or other support if you are moving around a lot. The pistol holds a couple less pellets (8) in the rotary clip (a very nice feature that you will never want to do without once you become accustomed to magazine pellet shooting), while being able to shoot multiple clips before re airing the gun off of a scuba tank. The small portable tank is great for field conditions. This gun is lethal when 2100 psi remains in the tank, I usually air at 2200 psi when down from approximately 3000 psi full. I have often put 3200 psi in the gun. At 2200 psi you can shoot clean through most small game. I dispatched 6 rabbits in one afternoon as I did not care to share my garden with them. Someone commented that the triggers are plastic, mine are steel and the guns are well made. The synthetic stock on the pistol is quite cool looking. Serious guns for serious shooters. Pic is of the pistol with scope and stock. Shoots as good as a rifle.
Consistently accurate, powerful and well made. Multi shot (10 in rifle and 8 in pistol) rotary clips for quick bolt throw shooting. As I, you will never want to shoot anything else.
Nothing. Rifle heavy.

5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

A must have for first time PCP'ers
July 29, 2012
This is my first PCP and all I can say is wow! Very easy to use and set up. I had it out of the box and shooting in an half hour. This will be great for me on my squirrel hunts.
Very light and pack-able. Good open sights. Clear and readable gauge.
Would like if it came with swivels for a sling.

m laughlin
great falls, mt
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

benjiman discovery
July 16, 2012
Great gun. I'm new to airguns and needed this for pests. It was self explanatory right out of the box. Shoots tight groups with iron sights. I haven't missed yet. The longest shot has been at least 50 yds. My only complaint would be with myself for not getting the marauder, there has been several times I could have got off one or two more shots.
great value accurate
tough for myself to reload fast during combat

Tom B.
Sauquoit, NY
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Gun!
June 2, 2012
I read a lot of positive reviews prior to purchasing this airgun. I finally bought one and am very glad I did, money well spent. I put a 3X9 BSA .22 Special scope on it, and cannot believe the accuracy! At 15 yards, I could put 3 shots through almost the same hole. At 25 yards, I could keep all 3 shots within the size of a penny. The gun is definitely accurate.I use it to shoot starlings, and haven't missed one since I sighted it in. Be aware that it does take a bit of pumping to use the gun, definitely all of 100 pumps when you first get the gun and the tank is completely empty. Once you fill it up though, I takes about 2-3 pumps for every shot you take. I can easily get 20 shots before the gauge is on 1000psi. Like I said, a very good purchase for the money, especially if you buy the gun/ pump combo.
Cost, accuracy, features (comes with iron sights, built in pressure gauge), power, finish of stock, just about everything.
Not much to dislike. It maybe considered "loud" depending on where you live. I don't think it is much louder than spring airguns I have shot. Don't think it is as loud as a .22 rifle. No really a complaint though.

Muscatine, IA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great value
December 31, 2011
I wanted a quality air rifle to give to my son for his birthday. If you subtract the price of the pump, the Discovery is a very affordable. It is light weight, easy to shoot, and accurate right out of the box. I had to turn the verticle sight adjustment almost all the way in to zero at 20 yards. Later I added a nylon shim beneath the rear sight so I could back it out. I would have to put a scope on it to see how it groups. For now it is more accurate than I am with open sights. Made a nice head shot on a fox squirrel with it this morning. Plenty of power for small game. Fit and finish is excellent for the price. Great small game rifle for my son to grow into and shoot for many years. I have since ordered a Marauder for myself. The pump is well built and will work for both rifles. Previously I bought a nitro-piston and was not happy with the accuracy. Airgun Depot was good to deal with and refunded the price. Thanks
Package includes everything needed to start shooting Light weight and accurate Twenty plus shots between fills Pump requires minimal effort
A little loud for backyard shooting Plastic trigger just because it is plastic

Oracle, AZ
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

great first pcp
December 21, 2011
was thrilled to get a US made product. metal fit and finish met expectations. Trigger was better than I expected.
accuracy out of the box was very good and i expect it will improve with use. The pump worked well and you get about 30 shots with a 2000# fill.
the stock came with some rough spots that should have been sanded before the finish was completed. this marred an otherwise great product.

5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Banjanin Dicovery.
December 7, 2011
Mounted a UTG 3x9x40ao ts platform scope. Needs high mounts. Zero'd at twenty yards. Accurate right out of box. Crossman Premiers. Will shoot thru 1/2" plywood. I like a lot better than break barrels, (break in and hold sensitvity ). I wish I'd have bought this first. Using for pest control, practice, plinking, and fun.
Light ,powerful, accurate, easy to use. It didn't take as many pumps as specified in manual. Pause for a second on both the up stroke and down stroke. Nice stock.
A little loud. Could have been better blueing.

Caleb c.
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

December 4, 2011
Just buy it, its an amazing gun and cant be described in a paragraph.
Light weight, no recoil, accurate as ****

Joe Dz
Harvard, MA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Gun
November 22, 2011
The main reason I purchased the .22 Discovery was because it is one of the very few PCP air rifles with sights on the barrel. The others force you to also purchase a scope. The second reason was that it is bundled with the pump, so the cost of entry into the PCP style of shooting is less than buying a gun and pump a-la-carte. It took 78 pumps to bring the Discovery up to 2K PSI out of the box. The effort wasn't bad at all. The pump pressure gauge and gun pressure gauge agreed. I can get 20-25 shots keeping the gauge in the green zone and another 5-9 shots into the yellow. Pretty good. After that, it takes me 55 pumps to bring the gun back up to the maximum green zone at 2K PSI. I really like the fiber optic sights. The green dot is small as compared to my Phantom 1000 springer, which makes the Discovery more accurate at greater ranges, because it covers less of the target. As a side note, Ace Hardware sells a nice pen style screwdriver with two blade nibs and one fits the Discovery site screws nicely and you can keep it in your shirt pocket. This gun is loud, more like firing a .22 short, but it isn't that bad. This gun is very, very accurate. I set up a Champion bullet trap at 20 yards and tried RWS Superpoints, RWS Superdomes and Crosman Premiers (Brown Box). The Crosman Premiers were very good, with groups about 1"-1.25". The RWS Superpoints shot about 4" low and 2" to the right and had wider groups at around 2.5". The Discovery really liked the RWS Superdomes. Very tight groups about the size of a quarter at 20 yards and the groups were all a single hole - no outliers. I also liked the trigger pull - smooth and easy. I also bought a hard shell case. With this type of case, it is easy to put the gun into the open case on the ground and refill the air with the gun in the open case instead of placing the gun on the ground. I am 6'2", so the Discovery's stock is a tad short for me, but not bad. I may add a recoil pad just for adding length. There is very little to no recoil with this gun. All in all - a very nice package indeed. Benjamin - well done!!!
Very accurate, easy to pump-up, sights on the barrel, powerful, no recoil.
Little loud, like a .22 short, but there are muzzle brakes available. Stock a little short - maybe add a recoil pad.

5 Stars

Benjamin discovery pcp
January 25, 2011
posting more info about this rifle after a few months of owning it...i still love this gun, and it still shoots under an inch at 50 yards consistantly, if i found better pellets, it would shoot even better. it works great on cotton tail rabbits, head shots are easy, and body shots are still very deadly if placed in the heart or lungs, no worries there. i have taken out several large ferral cats, that sneak into our chicken coop at shot and they are done. 70+ yard shots are easily achieved on starlings if there is low wind, i have made over 15 kills at that range with this gun, one shot. the gun is very light, even with the 3-9 scope, around 6 lbs. I live at 7,000 feet elevation, and up here it does take more pumps to fill it, around 60-70 once it is in the yellow, but still well worth it, and very fun. I have a friend that has an rws 48 in .177, and he keeps trying to get me to trade....i wont do it, i can out shoot him with this gun lol you wont find a better deal on a pcp.....this gun is simply amazing in the air rifle realm.

5 Stars

November 17, 2010
First off I would like to say that airgun depot is awesome to work with. I first ordered an rws 34p combo with 4x scope, and when I got it, accuracy was horrible. I thought it may be a break in period, but it never got better, only about 3-4 inch groups at 10 meters, so after 500 shots, I sent it back as defective and got a replacement. And to my disbelief, the second rifle was just as bad, and it just got worse. at 30 meters, I shot 30 shots and it was over 9 inches! I shot it with the scope and the iron sights, so it was the gun. I informed airgun depot, and they took it right back and refunded my money, and I was so pleased with their customer service, I decided to get a much better rifle from them. so, I ordered this rifle. I am very happy with it, right out of the box it shot around an inch at 50 yards with crossman premier, and after I added a second barrel band at the end of the barrel (as you can move the barrel with one finger if you dont do this) it slightly tightened the group, and now it will easily shoot 5 shot groups under 3/4 inch at 50 yards. I actually average about half inch groups. I have a 3-9 centerpoint scope on it. the trigger is not the best, a long squeeze and about 4-6 lbs, but is easily shootable, and it can be remidied with aftermarket parts or if you have some gunsmithing knowledge. It is a very hard shooting gun, after a 5 shot group at 50 yards in a cluster it goes completely through a rough cut 2x6, I have it sighted in at 50 yds, and have made shots on starlings out to 77 yards so far with use of the mil dots on the scope this is a very good rifle, and I highly recommend getting it from airgun depot

Daniel N
5 Stars

review; discovery
October 3, 2010
This is a great buy. I also own the RWS350 .22 , & RWS mod 48 .177 which are excellant guns. However, I find myself turning more often to the discovery. I have been air rifling for 20 yrs. Its a great way to keep proficient for little money and without having to travel to a riflerange. The discovery is so easy to shoot. Absolutely No recoil. The spring loaded rifles have a back and forth recoil that while it doesn`t hurt your shoulder, it does hurt your aim once you get to 900 fps. It takes great concentration to be consistent with the spring loaders. Tell you what they also change the point of impact on any scope after a certain amout of shooting. Not so with discovery. If you just want to plink away, the discovery .22 is so consistent, you spend more time enjoying shooting, instead of constantly refining point of impact of your scope. The other major difference is it`s weight. So light and easy. I can consistantly hit the circle on a pepsi can at 75 paces, and I`m 6-foot- 5. The initial charge up requires a lot of pumping, but after that its just 15 to 20 pumps after 20 -30 shots. I like to keep it in the green. O2 tanks eliminate that even. If you enjoy air rifles htis is the right weapon for you.

5 Stars

.22 pcp rifle
June 29, 2010
i love my new rifle!! i also purchased an mount to convert to weaver base and mounted a fixed power Leupold scope, this thing is a tack driver. I do wish the hose on the pump was longer so I wouldnt have to lay the rifle on the ground to refill. small detail, other than that its a great buy

5 Stars

Benjamin Discovery
January 10, 2010
The discovery is a great air rifle. It looks awesome and is the perfect weight. And it is very comfortable to hold and shoot. But, it is very loud. Much to loud to shoot in the city. But you can order a muzzle brake for it from and it will be quieter than the Daisy Powerline 880. Over all it is the best the best gun to get you started is pcp.

5 Stars

My Discovery
August 21, 2009
Just got my Benjamin Discovery and I would like to say Bravo Benjamin and a big thank you to Chris in returns at Air GunDepot for all you did to make things right. Wow what an awesome gun. First off this gun is wildly accurate. I shot at 20 yds first. 1st 5 shot group was ".331, 2nd 5 shot group was ".204. Then naturally feeling like I had just bought a match rifle instead of a $400.00 hunting rifle I shot a 10 shot group that measured ".265. Then out to 50 yds. After I shot a 5 shot group at 50 that measured ".589 I can assure you this rifle is for real. Shooting centerfire benchrest has taught me how to shoot but the gun has got to be able to shoot also. People this gun dose shoot. One thing however, this rifle certainly deserves at least a 4-12 scope. I would like to have seen a rubber butt pad and installed swivle studs but so far I am thrilled with this gun. Later this week I will try charging it up with CO2 and see how it does. Great Gun, Great place to buy the gun, great people behind the place, They all deserve a 5 star rating! Todd

5 Stars

January 14, 2009
Good, and you dont need to use 400$ of co2. Overall great.

5 Stars

September 25, 2008
easy to pump. easy to shoot. I did not like the factory sights but a cheap Daisy scope does the job just fine. Nice and quiet for back yard pest control as well.

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By Mike Loera from Labelle, FL on July 3, 2012
I'm thinking of buying this gun but not sure if I should get it in .177 or .22, I mainly hunt for pigeons and on occasion a couple of pest birds. What caliber do you think would be best for hunting pigeons?
By Conor from Sunnyside, Washington on August 17, 2012

.177 will be best for longer range pigeons, but for barn shooting, .22 will work better.

By Corey from Grosse Pointe Woods, MIchigan on November 10, 2011
should i get the Benjamin discovery in .22 or the .177
By Staff on November 11, 2011

It really depends on what you plan to use the gun for. If you plan to hunt larger pests with it (racoons, jack rabbits, etc) I would get the .22 as it has much more knock down power.

If you plan to mostly target shoot with it then .177 cal would be my choice. The .22 cal version is by far the more popular caliber for this gun.
By roy from cranston,RI on November 11, 2011

you should get .22,will not be disapponted
By Max from Vancouver,WA on January 27, 2012

If you will get a .22 you will be able to hunt and practice on targets.
By Conor from Sunnyside, WA on February 8, 2012

Go for the .22, more power and better knocking down power.
By Carter from Washington on February 15, 2012

.22 all the way!

By Renzzo Pesantez Flores from miami FL on May 4, 2012
please which is the total weight of it?
By Staff on May 7, 2012

The total weight of the gun is recorded at 5 lbs 2 ounces.

By Mario A. from hidalgo, TX on August 18, 2012
How do I get the air out of the gun without it shooting?
By Staff on August 21, 2012

Well with any gun you want to make sure the mag is out of the gun and there are no pellets in the barrel. There is a tool that guns with your PCP rifle that screws into the back on the rifle and once its tight enough the air pressure will be release. It will be loud.

By Brian from Texas on July 8, 2012
How loud is this pellet gun? And can I use it to hunt cottontails and jackrabbits?
By Conor from Sunnyside, Washington on August 17, 2012

Yes, it'll take rabbits up to 35-40 yds headshot.

By yang from Thailand on July 8, 2012
I am from Thailand,can you shipping to my country?
By Staff on July 9, 2012

We are able to ship to Thailand, however, there are some restrictions that can be found on our website for international customers.

The Airgun Depot Customer Care Team

By camille from St.George, Utah on July 8, 2012
How loud is this rifle?

By Mario A. Sanchez from hidalgo, TX on August 21, 2012
Is it normal if the discovery lost some air pressure after a few days whit out use? (2 days 50% from 1000 psi to 500 psi)
By Staff on August 24, 2012

No that is defective. Please fill out our RMA form.

By camille from St.George, Utah on January 25, 2012
what type of rail system do i need on this gun for a scope
By Joe Dz from Harvard, MA on January 26, 2012

The Benjamin Discovery uses a 11mm Dovetail mount. When you buy the mount, be sure to buy a two piece mount and make sure it's a high mount, because you will need the room to load the gun via the bolt underneath the scope.
By Ryan from Muscatine, IA on January 26, 2012

You will need 3/8" dovetail mounts (also referred to as 11mm). I would recommend a two-piece mount to maintain clearance for feeding pellets.
By Max from Vancouver, WA on January 27, 2012

I'am using high profile Two Piece rings (11mm dovetail). That gives me more room for the fingers to insert the pellet. Also high profile rings give some space between scope objective and barrel, which is good if you will find that you run out off clicks for scope elevation, and will need to put a shim under rear ring to solve this problem.
For PCP there is no need to use a rail system because there is no recoil at all. My rings have never moved or came loose. With my setup I'am able to put pellets to the same hole at 20 yards.
Hope this will help
By Conor from Sunnyside, WA on February 8, 2012

3/8" or 11mm dovetail mounts will work on this gun.

By Mike from Portland,OR on January 27, 2012
what pellets do you think are the best for this rifle? and how accurate is it?
By Joe Dz from Harvard, MA on January 27, 2012

I set up a Champion bullet trap at 20 yards and tried RWS Superpoints, RWS Superdomes and Crosman Premiers (Brown Box). The Crosman Premiers were very good, with groups about 1"-1.25". The RWS Superpoints shot about 4" low and 2" to the right and had wider groups at around 2.5". The Discovery really liked the RWS Superdomes. Very tight groups about the size of a quarter at 20 yards and the groups were all a single hole - no outliers. It would also be worth trying other rounded nose or rounded hollow points like the Benjamins as well.
By Max from Vancouver, WA on January 28, 2012

I have fond that for .22 cal JSB Exact 18.1 grain pellets are very accurate up to 50+ yards max, the second choice is Crosman Premier 14.3 grains, these works very good for up to 20 yards. I recommend to watch video on youtube from "lasourisaboyante" on .22 acccuracy @ 50 yards.
By Conor from Sunnyside, WA on February 8, 2012

I'd think that the Polymags are the most accurate, but it depends on the gun.
By Carter from Washington on February 15, 2012

Try the JSB's, H&N's and Polymags.

By hanh pham from san jose ca on January 8, 2012
can i use this pump Discovery on MARAUDER
By Staff on January 9, 2012


By camille from St.George, Utah on July 15, 2012
How loud is this air gun?
By Conor from Sunnyside, Washington on August 17, 2012

It gun is fairly loud when fully charged, about the same as a Crosman 760 fully pumped.

By Lloyd Knight from Arizona City on March 4, 2012
Why do some reviews complain about the loud noise , like a 22 rifle ? While others say it is very quite .
Thanks Lloyd K
By Staff on March 6, 2012

The type of pellets contribute to the noise as heavier
pellets will be quieter.

By Vikram from Raleigh, NC on May 15, 2012
Does this come with a telescope mounted ?
By Staff on May 17, 2012

The scope does not come mounted on this rifle. you will have to mount and adjust it yourself.
It can easily be done by a beginner with about 25 shots.

By Joe from Southeast Wisconsin on November 23, 2011
The add states that it can be pumped up or from a scuba tank. Are the fittings included with the package to fill from a scuba tank? Is this for a standard scuba tank or one with a din fitting?
By Joe Dz from Harvard, MA on January 22, 2012

I just noticed the Q&A section on the web site. No - the package comes with the pump. Go to the Crosman web site and you can download a PCP guide that shows all of their PCP guns and the various fittings for the different types of air and CO2 fills. The scuba tank requires an additional fitting. Regards, Joe Dz.
By Carter from Washington on February 15, 2012

This comes only with the pump, you'll have to buy fittings and adapters for attaching a scuba tank.

By Phil from Palmdale, California on May 19, 2012
Can the Discovery be made to shoot reasonably quiet; e.g. by operating at low pressure, or with heavier pellets, or some other means? Noise is a problem in my setting and I need to shoot pests up to squirrel size at around 25 yards.
By Staff on May 21, 2012

Unfortunately, there isn't anything i know that can be done about the noise level of PCP guns. If such a think is possible, we do not do it here.

By Paddy from Cork Irl on November 23, 2011
is this air rifle suitable for medium to large pests.
By john from new york on January 22, 2012

By Conor from Sunnyside, WA on February 8, 2012

No, small to medium for this gun.
By Carter from Washington on February 15, 2012

Yes, it'll take most anything.....except a coyote(unless he's close).

By Anthony Denton from Denton, TX on June 30, 2012
What kind of velocity does one get with CO2?

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