Benjamin Trail NP2 Combo Features
- Nitro Piston 2 (gas piston)
- Rifled steel barrel
- 15.75" barrel (4" shroud makes it look longer)
- 28 lbs. cocking effort
- Enhanced 2-stage trigger adjustable for take-up (CBT=Clean Break Trigger)
- Picatinny optics rail
- Manual safety
- Ambidextrous black synthetic thumbhole stock
- Recoil pad
- Integral sound suppression system
- 8.3 lbs. (without scope/mount which will add about 1.5 lbs.)
- Includes CenterPoint Optics 3-9x32 scope (unmounted)- rings & Benjamin sling
- 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
- Assembled 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
After running about 100 pellets through my new Trail NP2, I am already finding groups under 3" shooting without a gun rest from a hard table top at about 45 yds. I haven't put the upgraded scope on the rifle yet as I wanted to see of the cheaper grade scope would suffice on one of my 10/22's I use for general plinking up to 50 yards. I will be switching out the scopes this week and will start zeroing the package for accuracy. I expect to see very positive results with the higher res. scope but I was pleasantly surprised with the clarity of the 3x9x40 scope after reading all of the negative reports about it. After properly focusing the scope for the yardage and adjusting for paralax, it was shooting tighter groups than was expected on such a new rifle.
A side note on Customer Service in this day in age, with all the instant response available thru the electronics that we use daily, it seems to me, as an independent small business owner all of my adult life, that keeping new customers would be of prime concern to a business. The competition is there and available to see with a few clicks of a mouse button and I would imgaing that, if one business didn't want to cater to consistent advertising for their new customers and keep up with the customer's concerns, they would and SHOULD lose them to someone who will keep the customer in the forefront of their business foundation. That was the case with my experience and I want to thank AGD for their prompt updates, courteous replies to my concerns, and speedy shipping and delivery of my order. You did nothing more than fullfilled my expectations of how I would treat a new customer coming into MY business for the first time and I can assure you I will direct my future business to your company.
Special thanks to Josh in CS for his patience as I "grilled" him on whether I was going to experience "more of the same" or if I was going to receive customer service the likes of which kept me in business for many years. He answered all of my concerns and questions with courtesy and speed and I want to send out 2 thumbs up for him!!
Great service, great company, 'nuff said!!
So I installed the lesser scope which worked beautifully. Thankfully it was included or I wouldn't be able to use the rifle as it has no fixed sights. The trigger was set to my liking right out of the box, no adjustments needed as of now. Nice first pull to the wall. After zeroing the scope at 15 yards I was getting 1 and 2 inch groups at 15 and 35 yards using 14.3 Premier Ultra Magnums and I haven't fired a pellet rifle since the 70's! Man, how technology has advanced!
Sharp plastic edges weren't noticeable unless you go feeling for them. I have medium sized hands so the grip was perfect. This gun has a lot of power, shoots smooth and accurate, has very little kick and is pretty quiet. Sounds like a very weak nail gun. I imagine it will get even more quiet and accurate as I break it in. While cocking the gun I found it got easier as I kept breaking the barrel and it makes a honking noise when cocking which I expect will go away with use. Extremely satisfied so far.
I'm not going to complain about sharp edges on the plastic stock. Not that sharp. Not a big deal. This is a very good value. The gun hits hard. Cocking effort is very easy. The sound right out of the box was incredibly quiet. With a lead pellet at subsonic speed the only sound is a thunk. I would compare it with maybe a rubber mallet struck, not very hard, against a 2x4. I was amazed. If I hadn't seen the hits on the target I'd never have believed it fired a pellet. Trigger break was set just right at the factory.
The deal from air gun depot was better than I anticipated. They sent the boxed combo containing the original lesser scope as well as the upgraded scope and the sling. So, I ended up with another scope I can use on some old plinker. The better scope has surprisingly good optics. The lighted reticle is much brighter than I anticipated even on the lowest setting.
This was an adult gun purchased by an adult for adult use. I paid $250. You can ignore the reviews that seem to be from grouchy kids or teenagers. This rifle is what it claims to be. Pros have posted reviews on YouTube and tested the claimed FPS. I'm sure Benjamin fudged the numbers a bit. I didn't put shots past a chronograph. I wanted a just-subsonic-with-lead .22 with a decent scope that was reliable, accurate, and quiet. That's what I got. If that's what you are looking for too, I don't see how you can miss with this combo deal.
0.22Caliber 0.22 CalVelocity 1100 fpsLoudness 2-Low-Medium
0.177Caliber 0.177 CalVelocity 1400 fpsLoudness 2-Low-Medium