Benjamin Trail NP XL 1500 Air Rifle
- With Nitro Piston Technology
- 70% Less Noise then the competitor’s “quiet” break barrel
- Gas Piston Technology uses Nitrogen as the power source, instead of a steel Spring
- Dramatically reduces felt recoil by eliminating the "double hit" and "spring torque" of a steel spring
- Quicker lock time leads to increased accuracy
- Velocity up to 1500 fps (w/ alloy); 24ft lbs of downrange muzzle energy.
- Hardwood Ambidextrous Stock w/Thumbhole Grip
- Integral Rail Mounting System – make mounting optics quick and easy
- Sling Mount and Swivel Studs Included
- Includes CenterPoint 3-9x40mm with adjustable objective and Mil-Dot reticle
Want more info? You can read a full Benjamin Trail XL Review.
- Caliber0.177 cal
- Velocity1500 fps
- Ammo TypePellets
- ActionBreak barrel
- Barrel StyleRifled
- Fire ModeSingle-shot
- Gun Weight9.7
- Overall Length48.25"
- Magazine Capacity1
- MechanismGas piston
- OpticsVariable / 1 inch Tube
- RailWeaver/Picatinny Mount
- Trigger Pull3.5
- UseSmall Game Hunting / Target Shooting
- Warranty1 Year Limited
junk. 1'' groups at 50 yards. Also changed out trigger to Charlie da tuna.............
Now, I am looking other air gun that can shot deer :) some body have suggestion? you can do it.
Overall, this is a gun for grown men with quite a bit of experience. Certainly for use in the country, not a residential area.
%u201CThe more you shoot the quieter this rifle gets and the better you shoot.%u201D
Allow me to address any question or concern.
Now I am very huge on accuracy and am an expert shooter, I will revisit this point later.
Step 1 this rifle out of the box should be cleaned of excess grease and oil, run a bore brush through the barrel too.
Step 2 Tighten all screws with a screwdriver, the two stock screws, the trigger, and butt plate. & scope mounts and scope.
Important important important...tighten the big screw holding the barrel to the receiver. You will need to remove the stock to access this screw. That will be the two side screws on the stock and the two in the trigger well.
NOTE: this is a magnum air gun, shooting it will loosen ALL screws throughout this rifle. Use blue Loctite.
Step#3 Break it in shooting cheap daisy pellets into the dirt or a whatever. This is not for practice, only to break in the rifle. (Needs to have a break-in period. in this period this rifle is burning off excess oil and grease and seating in all its components. Failure to do this will result in poor accuracy.) 150-500 pellets.
Next: IMPORTANT this rifle likes 10.5 grain and up pellets. Anything less will cause poor accuracy. Recommend Crosman Premier ultra mags domed. Or JSB exact monsters 13.4 grain.
Look it%u2019s like this, the more weight (grain) of the pellet, the more accurate this rifle. Reason for this is this is a Super Mag rifle. Light grain pellets will become unstable flying out of this thing at blazing speeds loosing accuracy. Heavy is better, more kinetic energy delivered on target means more destruction.
This is Crosman big dog flag ship of break barrels. It is worth the money if you%u2019re interested in moving up in shooting ability.
Follow these steps and your new XL-1500 will be the pride of your collection.
Last few things, if you%u2019re having problems with shooting this rifle after reviewing these steps then revisit to your shooting techniques. Don%u2019t call crosman. Their customer service just says to exchange it. These steps will make this rifle perform and remove frustration.
Ps. revisiting my past statement%u2026I%u2019m getting nickel groups consistently at 50 feet in a sitting position. @ 100 feet I%u2019m still getting picking off birds holding over .25 mil dot on the scope provided.
I recommend this rifle.
I get about 2" groups at 30 yards shooting offhand and I am NOT by any means a great shot. It's still breaking in, but I used RWS superdomes with "okay" results (groups about an inch larger) and Crosman Ultra Magnums with great results The Ultra Magnums are heavier and much more consistent. I have a new trigger on order, but tightened the adjustment screw on the factory trigger all the way to get it closer to being what I would consider acceptable. It's still too creepy and heavy but it is better than the factory setting. I have also noticed that the rifle quieted down substantially once I went to the 10-grain+ pellets from the 8-grain pellets. Not sure if that was a coincidence or not, but just something I noticed.
Obviously, I don't have any long-term experiences, yet, but as this rifle goes through break-in, I can see it do better and better on a daily basis. It kind of makes one wonder how good it will end up being... For the money, you really can't go wrong.
Instructions say to shoot at least 200 pellets to improve accuracy, but after 200/250 shots, this did not change. Using subsonic lead pellets slightly improves the accuracy on the 25 yd distance, but that just means that instead of one hit every 5 shots on a piece of US Letter paper I can place 2 or 3 (scattered all over the place). The Gamo Hunter is consistently in groups of 1or 2 inches (depending on my steadiness and the types of pellets).
It was so bad and useless that I had to return it.
In regards to the return, EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE by Airgun Depot. I'll be making all my airgun purchases from here from now on.
Premier Hollow Point .177 pellets for now. Not getting excided about it till the weather gets warmer. For now, I know it works. I step outside and shoot at a coffee can off hand at around 22 yards. I have no trouble doing so. It is around 25 degrees out now! Will redo overall ratings this spring or summer! I personally do not give five stars on anything. The four stars are on what I know right now!
This was my first order from the Depot and everything went smooth as planned. Very happy with service. I was very excited about opening my new purchase and getting started. Love at first sight. I quickly mounted the scope to my new joy and headed outside. I set up my target and let the first round fly. Crack, a loud echo rang through the town. My wife asked "what did you buy, you need to send that back, you can`t be shooting that here." "No way," I told her and let another round fly. By the third round the noise had settled to a reasonable level for her. Each time making slight scope adjustments. Now I wasn`t expecting any accuracy for some time with all that I`ve read and the 100 shot break in, but on my fourth shot I couldn`t see where I had hit the target. Upon walking to my target I realized I'd hit dead center of the 1/4 inch size bullseye I was aiming at. WOW if this is inaccurate then I can`t wait for it to get broke in. This rifle is absolutely AWESOME. I LOVE IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you want an awesome beast of an air rifle then baby, this ones for you. ENJOY MY FRIENDS.
This gun is fast, fairly quiet (PBA ammo sounds like a .22 LR), and has been great so far. I have tested it on starlings and some ground squirrels and it smacks em good.
Have tested all of the above, in over 1000 rounds and I suggest you RUN DON'T WALK AWAY FROM THIS RIFFLE.
1. Recoil is 70% more than the average pellet gun
2. Picatanni rail solves the problem of scope mount slippage, but the scope still slides through the rings because of the excessive recoil
3. Had to add lock washers to every screw and bolt associated with the scope to prevent slippage
3. Windage was dead on
4. Elevation was off 3" + - at 50' After every shot
5. Barrel does not lock to chamber correctly or consistently. Barrel after every shot de-cocks itself and drops from the chamber.
If you are not used to the Nitro Piston technology, then accuracy is quite disappointing. Donâ€™t judge accuracy before shooting at least 300 pellets. Once you get used to it, you will love this gun. The type of pellets that you use is extremely important. Use heavy pellets. I am using RWS MEISTERKUGELN 8.2gr and I got the best pattern with these pellets. Light pellets are frustrating.
Apart from all these technical points, the gun itself is beautifully designed. It fits perfectly and looks gorgeous. Holding this gun gives you a good feeling of power and confidence. I love it.
The stock is nice and heavy, and feels very stable.
I like the amount of adjustment that is available on the weaver rails for the scope, and the scope fits very nicely on this rifle.
I have bi-pods on order, and I'm itching to get those on and start sniping.
If I had to complain about the weapon right now, it would be the same complaint as 'Headshot'... for some reason, you will be smelling diesel fuel after you go shooting. I'm hoping this will fade (soon) and I look forward to using this rifle for a very long time. I would definitely recommend this weapon to someone else.
I e-mailed Benjamin and asked if there was a trigger assembly upgrade or an after market trigger available for this rifle, and all I received was a short, one line reply, stateing that there were no upgrades available for any of their break barrel guns. The reply was not even marked as being from Benjamin, just the senders name.
Do you have any suggestions that might help?
Thanks, Ernie W. Merrell
PS- You will smell like diesel after shooting this gun
By frank from canada on January 18, 2012
By Staff on January 20, 2012
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By Jaco Brits from Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa on July 29, 2012
By Staff on August 3, 2012
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By gary sanner from "Somerset . Pennsylvania" on November 15, 2011
By James from Frankfort IL on November 21, 2011
Answer:I can't answer that question right now. I have been breaking my gun in at about 20 yds. I have about 100 shots through it and it is dead on at that distance. I'm shooting Crosmans 10.4gram pellets and they are accurate for now. I gave the gun a good cleaning and put blue loctite on all the scope screws after about 50 shots and the gun is holding a perfect pattern(about a 1/4 ") right now. The gun has plenty of power and I'm sure it will reach quite a ways out after the breakin period !
By Chevota from CA on August 1, 2012
Answer:Too many variables, the main question being what do you consider accurate? For example 1" or 4"? and what power to you consider adequate on impact? There are programs available for free online that can tell you your trajectory including pellet drop, and power at that distance. I can send you some, just write me at chevota at hotmail and put "Airgun" in the subject. This goes for anyone who wants the programs.
By Gerald Iwsner from Madison, AL on December 18, 2011
00 air rifle made in America?)
By Staff on December 29, 2011
Answer:Some Benjamin products are others are not. One our site, it will say in Blue that it is made in the USA.
This one does not.
By mark from topeka ks on February 29, 2012
By Staff on March 5, 2012
By Eric Rollins from Bowdoinham,Me. on November 16, 2011
By James from Frankfort, IL on November 17, 2011
Answer:You can probably use the rings that come with your gun. I don't think the scope you are thinking about installing will require new rings. I would mount the Center Point scope and try it before you purchase a new scope because I think you will be pleasantly surprised. It is a quality scope designed for this air rifle !
By Conor from Sunnyside, WA on February 8, 2012
Answer:The rings that came on this scope will work.....but the size you need if you want two pairs of rings, are high profile weaver mounts/rings.
By Carter from Washington on February 15, 2012
Answer:The rings that come with the gun will work.
By Chevota from CA on August 1, 2012
Answer:I agree with the others, the oem rings will probably fit, plus your rail is higher than normal rails so you have that added height. I always buy the lowest possible rings I can find because it's better to have the scope as close to the barrel as possible, plus it looks better. I think it's cool looking to have the scope almost touching the gun, sometimes it's so tight I can't even get the scope cap on :) One gun I had was a teeny bit too close and touched the gun before the ring screws were tight, so I shimmed it to fit. The other option was the next size up rings which I tried and did avoid using. That scope btw was 50mm w/ the lager diameter adjustable objective using low height rings and a std cut into the receiver rail. Of course that's all my opinion, others prefer it differently such as the high see-thru rings for quick sighting, but if you use both eyes to find your target it works better than see-thru rings. It's not hard to get used to doing it that way. Fyi..... Good luck on it!
By joe from Boston Ma on February 18, 2012
By Seth from USA on February 24, 2012
Answer:I have loved my pellet gun. It is a tack driver and inexpensive to shoot.
By darryl from waynesburg, PA on February 24, 2012
Answer:Hey Joe, So far I am very pleased with this air rifle. If you read my first review it is all in there and still holds true at this time. Rifle is very very accurate,hard hitting and a real pleasure to shoot. Air Gun Depot had to best price I could find and fast shipping, easy to deal with. I did notice that mine likes pellets that have a head size of 4.49 or 4.50, meaning that they insert into the breach with little if any effort. This is a rifle,meaning it feels and shoots more like a quality built .22 rifle. I thing that most people will be please with this gun so long as they are willing to put a little time into working with it. If you just want a plinker that is only so so in accuracy and power and do not what to put some time into it, then I would suggest a lower priced air rifle. A little time,effort and money and this thing will realy be at the top of its game, at a fraction of what high priced guns cost.
By Conor from Sunnyside, WA on February 25, 2012
Answer:It is a great gun for hunting, and long range shooting, but the .22 would be better IMO, the .22 pellet retains more energy and knocks down stuff harder......177 kinda just does a pass through.
By Lennie from California on February 26, 2012
Answer:At first, I was speculating about purchasing the rifle. But after reading articles and reviews, I decided to go ahead and purchase it. I was contemplating of purchasing from another location, but after looking around, I found the exact one at a great price at Airgun Depot. I ordered it on Monday, expected to be in next week, but to my surprise, it came in on Thurs. After examination and mounting the scope on, all the thoughts of regrets and speculations had disappeared.
The rifle is built solid and sturdy, just how I liked it. I already owned a few air rifles so I had a few different types of pellets stocked. So I took it to a nearby field and set in the scope. I was surprised by the effortless of cocking the Nitro Piston. It was smoother and quieter than the traditional spring piston.
I set up oranges at 10, 20, and 30 yards. First I adjusted at 10 yards, after a few shots and adjustment, I knew the next one will hit it. Sure enough, the orange exploded when i pulled the trigger. The next shots on 20 and 30 yards was right on target. I've used all kind of pellets but, personally, the crossman premiers hollowpoint pellets was the best. It had penetration, accuracy, and speed combined. Although the heavier pellets has a slightly more penetration, it tends to drop and slows down more for long range. Its best for short distances.
Overall, I am very satisfied with the purchase. I have no regrets whatsoever since the purchase. All my friends that tried it said they loved it and was looking to get one. So I recommended I've shopped around and Airgun Depot had the best price and quick delivery. Indeed, this is not a toy gun and should be handle by an adult. So if you're looking for a well built, powerful, accurate air rifle, get the Benjamin, its worth it.