The Discovery has raised the bar for PCP guns because it uses only 2000 psi of air. 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 and get the benefit of many more fills than you would from a gun that operates with 3000 psi. The Discovery gives you a choice! The air reservoir is 135cc. The air tank has a male Foster fitting. The gun comes with a hardwood stock, Williams fiber optic front and rear sights and a built-in air pressure gauge.
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, but you'll need a degasser tool to quickly exhaust all the air before filling with CO2. Attach the optional CO2 adapter, connect it to a standard paintball CO2 tank and fill 'er up! Now commence to shootin'! With high-pressure air you'll get up to 25 powerful shots.
This version of the Discovery does not include a pump- tank- yoke or fill adapter. To connect your Discovery to a scuba tank- you'll need a scuba tank adapter with hose and a female quick-disconnect with male threads. The tank must have a K valve.
To exhaust air or CO2 from the rifle- you need to purchase the degasser tool.
Every Benjamin Discovery I have bought leaks. But they respond well to a couple of drops of pure silicone oil in the fill valve. A great way to get into PCP guns.
I also have 2 of these in .177. They are great rabbit and ground squirrel guns. The Crossman Brown Box 10.5 grain pellets are deadly accurate in these guns.
This gun is accurate very accurate, I have hit birds at 100 yards.
It does take roughly 100 pumps to fill the air tank but I am getting 25-35 shots.
I own a ton of air rifles and air guns already. But this is a special model that everyone should own in their lifetime.
Fill the cylinder with ease, carry it all day in the woods, hunt along the way, and come home still feeling like partying. This rifle weighs in at 5lbs.
You don't know its in your hands. But when you are ready for shooting its very accurate and powerful.
Mods are plentiful and very reasonably priced. Changing out 3 air cylinder screws makes this rifle a 2500psi rifle. That means more shots per fill.
And more power. TKO22.com sells a large variety of mods and services to go with them. Try one of these and you will be hooked.
Very accurate, no recoil.
dirty and took a bit to clean. The trigger is not bad but their is room for improvement, their are plenty of after market mods for the triggers at resonable prices
I found the rear sight to be a little small to get a good focal point on, but I scoped the rifle because the Discovery can handle the long range shots. I like the 2000 psi
fills, you get alot of fills out of a scuba tank. Great value for the money. Oh and its loud, like 22 LR loud. You get about 40 good shots from a filll..
The only grumble I have about the bolt action is first it's a tight fit to set a pellet in the chamber, second, sometimes the bolt doesn't want to slide home so I have to pull it back again and kind of force the issue. But it fires with precision. Perhaps this gun will finally take out that raggedy old groundhog I've been chasing for the last 3 years.
I like the light weight and 30 high power shots with out refilling. We did not want to wait for the pump combo when they first came out, so I got 2 scuba tanks at the local dive shop for $150 each and the filling kit with the gun. This is where the discovery shines, you can still shoot accurate shots even when you get down to 1,200 pounds, and you can fill it to 2,100 with out worry. I have not gone over that, no need to, plenty of shots and lots of power, why risk hurting the gun. If the scuba shop fills the tanks slowly, they hold more and they can fill them to 3,500. The rifle still shoots well at 1,800 so you can get about 3,000 full power shots and 4,000 to 5,000 if you keep filling when the tank is down to 1,800. Best of all only $5 to refill the scuba tank and it is dry clean air, unlike what you would be pumping and it only takes 30 seconds to fill the gun.
Now about quality, very nice real walnut stock, could have one more coat of finish, but we can do that. The barrel is very flimsy you can move it with one finger, it seem to me that it should have two of the clamps that hold it to the air tank, one more at the end of the barrel. It shoot accurate, but I worry that it could get bent if it fell or I bumped into something while hunting, just be careful, I guess. Or maybe buy and xtra one if they will sell it. I like not haveing a auto safety but it is dangerous, because, while shooting and talking business last night with my brother-in-law, he used the trigger as leverage to close the breech and it fired into the ceiling, just after his daughter was standing there, scary, be careful.
If you put a scope on it, get high two piece mounts, so you have room to load pellets. I find that the pointed pellets are far more easy to load than the flat nose, which tend to end up backwards and have to be taken out and tried again. It seems to like the rws super point best and they also are easy to load.
I don't know why but the first one I sent back was shooting tighter groups than the last two. All are able to put 20 shots on a 3/4" dot at 60', but the first one almost never had a "flyer" (off 1" of so) like we get every 20 shots or so with the last two guns, maybe it is the pellets, but they are the same brand, just a new tin.
Power, after 25 shots on a dot the back of the 2x6 we shoot at is pushing out pellets, using the pointed rws. and the board has is breaking, a lot more power than the 1,000 fps springers we are testing.
Last of all I am now buying most of the test guns from "Air gun depot instead of "pyramyd". Much better service, they answer the phone faster and the prices are about the same or lower.
0.177Caliber 0.177 CalVelocity 1000 fpsLoudness 4-Medium-High
0.22Caliber 0.22 CalVelocity 900 fpsLoudness 4-Medium-High
0.22Caliber 0.22 CalVelocity 900 fpsLoudness MediumMag Capacity Single
0.177Caliber 0.177 CalVelocity 1100 fpsLoudness MediumMag Capacity Single