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Benjamin Ironhide SBD, Nitro Piston Elite

Available in .22
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  • Code: AGD-46939292 · $179.99 · .22 · 1100 fps
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Item PromoSilhouette target shooting is a phenomenal way to gauge your accuracy as a shooter. This set features the shapes of four animals constructed from heavy-duty steel. Set at different distances, the chicken, pig, turkey and ram targets will help you prove to yourself that you're ready for anything.

Benjamin Ironhide SBD Features

  • Nitro Piston Elite (gas piston)
  • Breakbarrel
  • Single-shot
  • Rifled steel barrel
  • Adjustable 2-stage trigger CBT=Clean Break Trigger
  • Front and rear sights
  • 11mm Dovetail rail
  • Manual safety
  • All-weather black synthetic thumbhole stock 
  • SBD sound suppression system (Gold Level)
  • Length of Pull: 13.75"
  • Includes Centerpoint 4x32 AO scope

Built in America! Benefits of the Nitro Piston over a metal mainspring:

  • Smoother cocking
  • Smoother shooting
  • No spring torque
  • No spring fatigue, even if left cocked for hours
  • Functions perfectly in cold weather
  • Lasts longer than a metal spring
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  • ManufacturerBenjamin
  • Caliber .22
  • Velocity 1100 fps
  • Condition New
  • Ammo Type Pellets
  • Action Break barrel
  • Barrel Style Rifled
  • Fire Mode Single-shot
  • Gun Weight 7.84
  • Overall Length 45.50
  • Barrel Length 15.75
  • Loudness 2-Low-Medium
  • Magazine Capacity 0
  • Mechanism Gas-piston
  • Rail 11mm dovetail
  • Safety Manual
  • Front Sights Post
  • Rear Sights Adjustable for windage & elevation
  • Shots per Fill 0
  • Trigger Adjustability Two-stage adjustable
  • Trigger Action 0
  • Use Small game hunting/plinking
  • Warranty 5-year limited warranty
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By GrahamJuly 31, 2021

Just purchased this yesterday very nice love the feel of it got plenty of kick.very accurate.good bang for buck.impressed. I give it five stars .good value for money

By KyleJuly 25, 2021

For fun, and light duty pest removal, you can't go wrong. Looks good, feels good and shoots great with a decent optic. I was impressed enough to buy one in .177 also, but the .22 is the ticket for pests.

It's a great entry level, mildly powerfull air rifle in .22. The scope is atrocious at best, but even a cheap rifle scope is an upgrade. For the price, I'm very happy with this rifle. I live on a ranch, and use it for pest control. I've had better, more powerful airguns, but this one is my best bang for the buck. Mine is sighted for about 50-60 yards. Does a wonderful job at removing digger squirrels.

I wish the font sight post was removable. I had to shave mine down to make it compatible with a scope. Also, the trigger could use some refining, but not bad once adjusted and you get used to it.

By JoshuaUSADecember 1, 2020

Great gun Shoots well

Advertise the fps better doesn't go as marked with 13.5 grain pellets gos around 950

By KonradUSAJuly 21, 2020 Verified Purchase

Great gun, okay trigger when adjusted. Plenty of power for plinking and hunting Racoons.

It does not come with an AO scope do not be deceived.

By DennisMay 26, 2020 Verified Purchase

Do not be scammed made in China


This gun and scope are both Made in CHINA. Advertise American built Justs American bull shit.

By MatthewUSAMay 26, 2020 Verified Purchase

Quiet, feels like a rifle as in weight. Good quality for the most part. Iron sights have a good grouping

The back sight seems under built. Don't like the scope. Putting my own on it.

By JosephUSAFebruary 8, 2019

I bought the Ironhide as an upgrade to my Crosman Optimus and was specifically lured by the SBD, FPE and FPS. All of which were rated higher than the Optimus. Right out of the box my first impression was that the Ironhide is indeed a light (but long) gun. My first impression of the thumb hole pistol grip was that the handle part the fits into the palm of my hand was too small, but since then this has been a nonissue and I haven’t thought of it since. I cannot speak to the scope because I upgraded to a 2.5-9 x 50 immediately. The gun is nowhere near being broken in but already putting pellets in nice groups at about 15 yards. I’ve shot three different grains of pellet and my gun seems to prefer a heavier grain, but until it’s properly broken in I really cannot say for sure. The SBD was a little bit of a letdown. I had high hopes for a noticeable difference between the Ironhide and the Optimus, but after a couple test recordings the decibels and duration of noise appear to be very similar. My wife says that from the other room (I’ve been lazy and just shooting out the window) the two guns do indeed sound different. The Optimus has a pop and the Ironhide has a pft, but I cannot hear that difference while shooting and the recordings (taken inches from the barrel) don’t show that to be the case either. I have not recorded any audio from any other distances so I have not been able to hear each guns report from her vantage point. I also have not heard the Ironhide with the SBD removed, so I have no way of knowing how much noise reduction the SBD is actually doing. Everything about this gun is very “crisp.” Nothing feels lose or sloppy. The two stage trigger was perfect for me right out of the box. I mounted a bipod with 360 degrees of rotation to the barrel via a clamp-on Picatinny rail... and love it. One thing to note is that with the 9-15 grain pellets (even the hollow points) I was blowing right through the backstop on my target setup. Previously with the Optimus shooting hollow point 7gr pellets, a 1/2” particle board, and a few layers of home made targets drawn on thick cardboard was enough to stop the pellets. An odd shot would crack through from time to time but never pass right through. The Ironhide destroyed that setup so I had to upgrade the particle board to a cedar one. When shot through three layers of cardboard, and the 1/2” particle board the pellets hit the cedar and flatten out completely. Like lead pancakes. It does jump a bit with each shot, but there’s no vibration like my Optimus. The Ironhide is a longer gun so a longer case was necessary as well. To summarize, I really like this gun and think it with fit my needs for a long time to come.

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It?s probably more powerful than a backyard plinker needs to have but....

By JamesUSAJanuary 10, 2019

Bought this rifle after reviewing all the gas powered guns. The reason I went with this rifle is because I wanted mechanical sights. I shot about 20 rounds with the open sights, and decided my old eyes ain't what they used to be. I installed the scope that came with the rifle, and it took about 30 rounds to zero in (about 30 yards). After about another 10 or 15 rounds, I was able to hold steady enough to pick the caps off of 20oz drink bottles with no problems. I like this gun. It seems to shoot good straight out of the box, as I had no long break-in period. I am using Crosman Premier Hollow Point 14.3 gr pellets. I bought several weights and name brand pellets, and will update later on how they work with this gun.

Good power, good easy feel. packs a good punch!

A little on the heavy side but not anything to walk away from.

By Nolen DUSADecember 31, 2018

Shot 5 times and the reticle turned about 30 degrees, first 2 shots were about 2” apart from 15 yards, then really all over the place. Took the scope off and could get a semi decent group.

Scope is junk, very disappointed

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I’m wondering how quiet this rifle is with the sbd compared to a non surpressed rifle.

asked Shawn from USA

Would anyone recommend this gun for cooning??

asked John from USA

Can the SBD system be removed?

asked Joseph from USA

how large is the volume of the nitrogen tank, and how many shots do you get on a full tank.

asked colin

Has anyone at AGD tested this rifle? If so, what is the cocking effort?

asked Keith from USA

What is the cocking effort for this rifle? .22 cal.??

asked Keith from USA

Can anyone tell me what the cocking effort is for this rifle.

asked Keith from USA

Does this really Include a Centerpoint 4x32 _AO_ scope? It sure is not an AO scope in the image. It looks like the latest Centerpoint offering which doesn't even have a focusing eye piece!

asked Johm from USA

What is the Cocking effort required to cock?

asked Paul

On the Benjamin Ironhide Nitro piston Elite 22 caliber what's the difference if I use a 22 caliber 14.3 grain vs a 21 grain ? and what are the best pellets to use for this airguns ? Thank you

asked Robert Hart
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