Nitro Piston technology provides dramatically reduced noise and recoil, making the Benjamin NPS an excellent pick for varmint control and small game hunting. The all-weather stock handles any weather condition and features an adjustable cheek piece for ideal cheek weld. The NPS delivers smooth cocking, quick locking time and reduced vibration, with blistering velocities of up to 1200 fps. The CenterPoint scope features an adjustable objective, range estimating reticle and target adjustable windage and elevation turrets.
- Caliber0.177 cal
- Velocity1200 fps
- Ammo TypePellets
- ActionBreak barrel
- Barrel StyleRifled
- Body TypeRifle
- ButtplateVentilated Rubber
- Cocking Effort28 lbs
- Fire ModeSingle-shot
- Gun Weight6.98 lbs
- Overall Length43.87"
- Magazine Capacity1
- MechanismGas piston
- RailDovetail Mount
- SafetyManual Trigger Lever
- Trigger AdjustabilityAdjustable
- Trigger ActionTwo-Stage
- UsePest Control / Plinking /Target Shooting
- Warranty1 Year Limited
Well, I can remember the excitement when I was given a BB gun when I was a teenager. I used it quite a but and eventually wore it out. When I took this Benjamin out of the box, the excitement that I had as a teenager rushed back. I was amazed of the quality of the rifle. The barrel is a lot larger that I imagined and I was a little concerned about it's weight. I finally got a chance to take the Benjamin to the country and start shooting. I was amazed at the difference between my original BB Gun and the Benjamin. My BB Gun was more like a toy. The Benjamin is built like a real rifle.
After sighting it in, the worries about the weight went away. You get used to the weight and the weight gives you a bit more stability. One thing was still there... the excitement that I felt when I first got my BB Gun was still there with this rifle. Buying and shooting this rifle has brought back memories that I had years ago. It feels good to only having to cock it once and you are ready to shoot. The accuracy and the power is far greater than I had with my BB Gun which gave me greater pleasure.
I use the Benjamin when I want to go to the country and shoot. With the price of ammo, I would rather pay cents per round than dollars per round. I occasionally shoot targets with friends and even though I am really not that good a shot, I hold my own when competing against my friends.
If I were to find any flaw, it would be the trigger pull. I feel the trigger provides too much resistance. I am getting used to it and it is not as much of a problem as before but I would like to see Benjamin come up with a fix. I just recently read about replacement trigger mechanisms that would make the trigger pull considerably better.
I am very happy with my Benjamin. If I had it to do all over again, I would buy the same rifle. I also have been very happy with Airgun Depot... especially the price.
So far I've put roughly 100 pellets down range and it seems to be stabilizing shot placement.
At first, I thought it was a bit louder than I imagined it would be, but it's quieting down too. (As reviews of similar styles said it would do during break in.)
Others at distance told me it was not noticeable so I'll take that as a plus.