With Crosman’s Nitro Piston 2 Technology this rifle will really send those pellets screaming downrange! The Eagle can send .177 alloy rounds to your target at 1400fps (1200 in lead) and deliver 23 fpe when it gets there (26 fpe in .22). With so much power, the Steel Eagle always hits fast and hard—ideal for small game and trigger time at the range. Simply mount your included 3-9x32mm CenterPoint scope to the Weaver/Picatinny rail, and get ready to blast away!
Benjamin Jim Shockey Steel Eagle Air Rifle
- Nitro Piston 2 (gas piston)
- Rifled steel barrel
- 30 lbs. cocking effort
- Enhanced 2-stage trigger adjustable for take-up (CBT=Clean Break Trigger)
- No open sights
- Picatinny/Weaver optics rail
- Manual safety
- Ambidextrous black synthetic thumbhole stock with grey soft-touch inserts
- Recoil pad
- Integral sound suppression system
- 8 lbs. (without scope/mount, which will add about 1.5 lbs.)
- Includes 3-9x32 scope and mount (unmounted)
- Improvements over the original Nitro Piston and/or most other gas pistons: 10-lb. reduction in cocking effort, 15% faster and double the effective shooting range
- Built in America!
Benefits of the Nitro Piston 2 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
Your box may state the wrong velocity with lead pellets.
Sadly like most benjamins this comes with no open sights. I miss shooting this thing, its just I can no longer afford replacing scope after scope. Ive yet to see a good quality scope that can take a beating from these break barrel airguns. Just some advice for anyone new to this if you plan on buying anything with a spring or gas piston make sure it has open sights/iron sights.
Well the one I got was a disaster!
Right out of the box, I noticed a cracked up receiver but end, then I noticed the barrel had a crack in the critical location where it screws into the receiver. It did not stop at that, I installed the scope to find this gun had a drastically drooped barrel unable to adjust the scope low enough for point of impact. Grouping was awful at only 20 yards printing all over a paper plate while shooting from a bench. After 230 Crosman premier dome pellets the gun was no closer to consistency in any group smaller that 3 inches.
I contacted Crosman/Benjamin and spoke to a rep, he sent me a new receiver butt piece to replace the damaged one, but indicated the gun would need to be sent back for a replacement barrel and to check the barrel droop situation. At this point I was not happy so contacted Airgun Depot and without further hassel was issued a return postal label, and when they received the gun, I was awarded a full refund. I do not recommend the Jim Shockey Steel Eagle, but do highly recommend buyers to shop with Airgun Depot, they are the top retailers in my book and care about their customers.
Having said that, the gun is great so far ~50 rounds through it, works fine, easy to zero, the glass could be better, but at this price I'm not complaining at all.
It is accurate in our tests out to 30 yrs - 1-2inch groups at 30yds from prone position.
Moderate to low noise and well-balanced. Have already used for hunting - raccoons have no chance.
A nicer scope would make it a 5-star, but for the price, it is very good quality. I would get another.
I know there is a break in period, it performed beyond my expectations at 15 yards. After I get to know the rifle I'm sure
it will become a favorite.
Power ranks in right around 21-22fpe with 14-20 grain pellets. Accuracy is decent, but difficult to achieve due to the very heavy trigger pull. I ended up putting a lighter spring on the trigger, and now it will not reset on a balk pull - I MUST fire it once I start pulling, but it took the pull from 6-7lbs down to around 3, but there is still some stiffness on stage 2 that I hope smooths out with time and use.
It is actually a little quieter than my R9 .177, while providing more power.
Overall a decent gun, for the money.
0.177Caliber 0.177 CalVelocity 1400 fpsLoudness 2-Low-Medium
0.22Caliber 0.22 CalVelocity 1100 FPS fpsLoudness 2-Low-Medium