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Benjamin Vaporizer SBD, Nitro Piston Elite

Available in .22, Includes Centerpoint 3-9x40 AO scope
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  • Code: AGD-46919288 · $224.99 · .22 · 950 fps
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Benjamin Vaporizer SBD, Nitro Piston Elite Features

  • Nitro Piston Elite (gas piston)
  • Breakbarrel
  • Single-shot
  • Rifled steel barrel
  • Adjustable 2-stage trigger CBT=Clean Break Trigger
  • Front and rear sights
  • Picatinny optics rail
  • Manual safety
  • All-weather black synthetic stock with grey soft-touch inserts
  • SBD sound suppression system (Gold Level)
  • Sling mounts (rear post/front loop)
  • Includes Centerpoint 3-9x40 AO scope


Built in America! Benefits of the Nitro Piston 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
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  • ManufacturerBenjamin
  • Caliber .22
  • Velocity 950 fps
  • Condition New
  • Ammo Type Pellets
  • Action Break barrel
  • Barrel Style Rifled
  • Fire Mode Single-shot
  • Gun Weight 8.54
  • Overall Length 46.50
  • Barrel Length 15.00
  • Loudness 2-Low-Medium
  • Magazine Capacity 1
  • Mechanism Gas-piston
  • Rail Weaver/Picatinny
  • Safety Manual
  • Front Sights Post
  • Rear Sights Adjustable for windage & elevation
  • Shots per Fill 0
  • Trigger Adjustability Two-stage adjustable
  • Trigger Action 0
  • Use Small game hunting/target practice
  • Warranty 5-year limited warranty
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By EdwardApril 7, 2023 Verified Purchase

Nitro piston is nice but too hard for my wife to cock. The accuracy was my big concern. If I had to do over again, I probably would of selected another.

Nice looking, solid feel, strong shot for sure.

A bit on the heavy side, not getting a decent grouping. 5th time I had to sight the scope. Scope looks nice but may be bad.

By GeoffreyMarch 25, 2023 Verified Purchase

Airgun Depot was a pleasure to work with, but the air rifle itself won't come close to "quiet, backyard practice".

Looks well made

This air rifle was louder than an unsuppressed, subsonic .22 long rifle.

By PatrickFebruary 22, 2022

I also bought the Benjamin sling and Benjamin case which is also very good quality.

I like the way it looks and how the weight is balanced. I love the scope, this is the first gun scope combo that I did not replace the scope. I get good target results with multiple types of pellets at multiple distances. It's easy to cock and the sound is quiet enough for back yard shooting. The gun is very powerful so make sure you have a good back stop if you're shooting in the back yard, I can hear the pellets hitting very hard on my back stop.

Would not change anything. This gun is perfect.

By DisappointedNovember 10, 2020

This is the worst product of any type I can recall owning. Worse than useless. Huge waste of time and money. Crosman lies are egregious. It only gets 2 stars because customer service is trying, but it has been months & nothing is expected to be in stock for another two months. It took several hundred shots to stop dieseling, & that is with running patches down the barrel a few times. I suspect the manufacturer has slathered it in oil so that the diesel explosions get it closer to the power spec when new. If this happens to you, use your warranty. If they get enough returns, maybe Crosman will improve the quality & stop making bogus claims. Scope mount screws: 8x M4x10, 2x M4x28 Stock mount screws: 1x M5x20, 2x M5x16. The moderator works well - I think. I can't hear the report at all, but that is partially because the piston slap is so loud. It sounds like someone whacking a fire extinguisher with a wrench. If I ever get a replacement, I will update the review.

Customer service is good. If the gun performed as advertised it would be at least 4 stars. If it worked, the scope would be nice for a bundled scope. The glass is not coated, so it is dim, but it works fine except dawn & dusk. The scope would never hold zero. Occasional half inch groups at 10 yds, but many fliers & the pattern would often jump 2 inches away. The scope moves in the mounts & the internals. I contacted Crosman & was told there aren't any torque specs; they recommend finger tight. I tried 15 in-lb & blue loctite, then 20 in-lb & more loctite, then replaced the gooey tape that comes on the rings with electrical tape, then removed all the tape. Nothing worked, & the scope is crimped at the rings, so more torque would only crush it. I eventually figured out the screws to the picatinny mount were stretching & bending (see pic). I replaced the screws, but after a few hundred shots, the adjustment turrets stopped working entirely, so I removed the scope.

The performance advertised by Crosman is a lie. I got 14.0 FPE (663 fps with CPHP 14.3gr), which is less than half the claimed power. I have searched & found no evidence of anyone getting remotely close to the advertised 29 FPE. It is unfortunately common for manufacturers to lie to some degree about the power, but this is the worst offender I am aware of. Crosman should be ashamed. Crosman claims the NP Elite is more powerful than the NP2 it replaced, but the opposite is true. "Hits hard" claims are useless. If you want to know about the actual power, search for reviews by someone with a chrono. The open sights work well, except the rear sight is flimsy plastic so I do not expect it to hold zero. It will flex a millimeter with light finger pressure. On one shot, the picatinny rail (which was welded on) fell off. There was not even a scope attached at the time! On another shot, one of the screws which holds the stock on broke in half and fell out.

By JorgeUSANovember 2, 2020

I'm new to airguns and this is my first air rifle, so to be fair I don't have anything else to compare it to. But so far I'm pretty happy with it. I found it likes the JSB Jumbo Heavies and right now I'm getting dime size groups at 15 yards. Will have to try it at longer ranges. It is a bit on the heavy side, but I got acostumed to it. Overall, I'm satisfied with this purchase.

Pretty accurate air rifle. Good scope.

A bit heavy.

By CarlSeptember 20, 2019

I just bought one today. Both open and scoped sights needed a lot of zeroing in. Quite accurate now. Appears well built, nice scope and hard hitting. Well worth the $119 I paid for it at a Gander Mnt. blowout sale.

Accurate and well-made , good optics

Out of the box it needed a lot of sighting in

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Would this gun be able to take a raccoon, and or a rabbit?

asked Jadon from USA

Thank you. I'm on fb let's talk air guns, for rabbits and raccoons

John from USA


Mark from USA

I have fired it over 125 times cleaned several times with brass brush and pads still doesn't have a group less than about 6-8 inches. I'm an experienced shot and even cheating with a sled bed. I'm shooting crosman terminator pellets at 30 yds. Ammo scope gun hop from the sled need to just shoot more to break in the barrel? I get 1/2" groups with my old Benjamin 397pa pump.


I think the reason why your not getting good grouping is because your scope is either moving around or the reticle itself is moving. Same thing happened to me and the reticle was moving. Bad scope so replaced it with something better

Frank from Guam

I don't think a brass brush does an airgun barrel any good. There is no carbon build up cause there no combustion and the barrel won't get hot enough to leave any lead residue. If several thousand lead rounds are put through the rifle there might be some lead in the grooves. The best way to clean that would be a lead solvent like Shooter's Choice or something similar followed by passing either 0000 steel wool or copper Chore Boy wrapped around a nylon bore brush from chamber to muzzle, unscrewing the brush and repeating from chamber to muzzle. It is very important to use the 100% copper Chore Boy or 100% copper or steel wool and not any kind of alloy such as bronze or brass. Why? I don't know but I am sure a chemist or metallurgist would. I hate to say it, but I think you might be losing accuracy by using that brass brush. I'd just run a bore snake after 125 rounds and definitely not use anything more aggressive than a nylon brush with a drop or two of CLP. A decent steel barrel doesn't need more cleaning than that until it's put up for storage. Not even a DI centerfire rifle should be scrubbed with a brass brush. A Diana Air King and a Daisy Avanti are my only air guns. The others are all firearms, so I'm sure you know more than me about the workings of air guns. I'm former USMC with an 0321 MOS, though. I don't want to sound like I'm lecturing you, is what I'm trying to say. Give not cleaning that barrel a try. Let the lead fill in the imperfections in the barrel, and see what happens.

Andrew from USA

How good is a 10 shot group from about 25 yards away?

asked Luciano De Bello

My grouping at 25 yards were about 1.5 inches

Frank from Guam

how do you loosen the trigger pull.

asked Clifford from USA


asked James from USA

Any one have this yet?

asked Tony Garcia
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