After three years of success with the NP2, Crosman has raised the bar again by introducing the Trail NP2 SBD (Silencing Barrel Device). Crosman engineered the SBD to improve the barrel shrouding, which resulted in the NP2 SBD being three times quieter than other breakbarrels its class. With the shroud's asymmetrical design, the included CenterPoint 3-9x32 scope's field of view won't be hindered at all. And there's no need to worry about the cold weather as the Trail NP2 SBD will operate at full capacity regardless of the time of year!
Assembled at Crosman's manufacturing headquarters in Bloomfield, New York, the Trail NP2 SBD is currently one of the most technologically advanced air rifles available for hunting, target shooting, pest control, or just plain fun and it's backed by American workers!
Benjamin Trail NP2 SBD Air Rifle Features
- Nitro Piston 2 (gas piston)
- Rifled steel barrel
- Adjustable 2-stage clean break trigger
- Picatinny optics rail
- Manual safety
- Hardwood thumbhole stock
- Recoil pad
- SBD sound suppressor
- Includes 3-9x32 scope and sling mounts (rear post/front loop)
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
When you read the other reviews most people trash the optics. This is my first time using optics, but I think they are incredible. Sure, maybe not the best money can buy, but for back yard plinking and the occasional varmint shot, really good. You have vertical and horizontal adjustment and good magnification. I have dialed it in, but I think it needs some fine tuning - yet see the photo's pretty good!! The only criticism I have is the scope mounting rings. The bolt heads are a little flimsy, so if you were using this in a serious shooting use I may invest in a better set of rings. However, do not let this dissuade your purchase. The quality of the rifle is excellent and I can find no obvious criticism of the workmanship - I believe this model is manufactured in America.
In essence, I am more than satisfied with this gun in 22 caliber, and what I know of it today, I would have paid over $1,000 back in '68; even though, I was only making $168 a month, I would have saved all of my combat pay, hazardous duty pay, and overseas pay to pay for it instead of throwing it away in Bangkok on R&R, but every penny thrown away was worth it! What I do not understand is how they decrease the cocking energy by 10 pounds without mentioning Archimedes rule of the fulcrum, or a class 2 lever? Also, how do you get 30% more air into the piston? Are these pistons made out of some sort of spongy material, or was the density decreased by 70% by some new and improved erotic, or exotic material, I know its one of those two. I might have to get me a really smart lier, or lawyer, they're both the same, to go sue MIT for my education in physics. From my analysis, with this gun, mine of course, I need to stay with a pellet of 9.9 grains or higher to get a better power/efficiency combination; also, for best accuracy, I say again, with my gun, I need to stay with a 24.334 grain pellet, or lighter for punching holes in target paper at 10 meters. somewhere in between I will find the best of both worlds, and it is not the average weight because there are a myriad of other known and unknown, measurable and not measurable variables involved, and that is why every school should have one of these, starting in Texas, of course.
Other than that it;s a great gun.
0.177Caliber 0.177 CalVelocity 1400 fpsLoudness 2-Low-Medium
0.22Caliber 0.22 CalVelocity 1100 fpsLoudness 2-Low-Medium