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Benjamin Discovery, .22 cal

Dual Fuel (CO2 & HP air), PCP

Benjamin Discovery, .22 cal

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  • Code: PY-1543-2840 · 0.22 cal · 900 fps ·
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.22 Caliber Benjamin Dual Fuel PCP & CO2 rifle. PUMP NOT INCLUDED

Airgun Depot Review:

We've been testing the new Discovery PCP now for a few weeks and boy, have we been impressed! We were up and shooting in less than 5 minutes. PCP airguns have been way too complicated in the past with a vast assortment of probe adapters, pumps, attachments, hoses etc. With the Benjamin Discovery everything has been simplified. Simply hook up the gun to the pump, give it about 100 pumps to fully pressurize it and your're ready to shoot. We were able to get about 35 full power shots before the FPS started to drop off. That's enough for any hunt or pest control outing. Another aspect of the gun that really impressed us was it's accuracy. Groupings were well under 1 inch even out to 50 yards! you can expect .3" groups at about 25 yards. We also liked the fact that you can leave this air rifle charged so it's ready to go whenever you are. It's actually better for the airgun to have pressure in it.

We mounted our test rifle with a Centerpoint 3-9X40 scope with illuminated reticle and with this scope the gun is a joy to shoot. If you buy the gun with this scope we will include 2 piece high Centerpoint rings for no additional charge. No recoil whatsover and near hole through hole accuracy at 25 yards. The gun is lightweight at just over 5 lbs and with a scope mounted it brings it to about 6 lbs which makes for easy handling and enjoyable shooting. If you're looking for a great gun for pest control or small game hunting this is the rifle for you. It's also a fun gun to just plink around the yard with.

Info from Crosman:

Get into precharged guns at an unheard-of price and also get the accuracy of an expensive European target rifle! Benjamin has bridged the gap and taken the pain out of PCP guns. Not only is this as low a price as you'll ever find on a PCP/hand pump combo, but it's so easy to pump up that a wispy teenager could do it! The Discovery has raised the bar for PCP guns because it uses only 2000 psi of air. What this means for you is less pumping! You can have your gun fully charged in less than 5 minutes. While the European companies race toward higher and higher air pressures, Benjamin is going the opposite direction and making it easier than ever to use a hand pump. If you want to use a scuba tank or carbon fiber tank, you can do that, too.

The Discovery gives you a choice! The gun comes with a magnificent walnut stock made especially for it. It also has Williams fiber optic front and rear sights and a built-in air pressure gauge. Included in the package is a hand pump that's easy to use and very clear on showing you when you've reached maximum operating pressure. When you open your box, you'll see easy-to-follow and easy-to-understand instructions that'll lead you step-by-step. If you're an experienced PCP user, you'll soon see that the Discovery is the easiest PCP you've ever used. If you're new to PCPs, you'll become a pro in just a few short steps. If you want to switch to CO2, that's easy to do. There's a special tool that lets you quickly and safely exhaust all the high-pressure air (or you can just shoot the air out). Attach the optional CO2 adapter (separate purchase), connect it to a paintball CO2 tank and fill 'er up! Now, commence to shootin'! With high-pressure air, you'll get about 35 powerful shots before you need to pump up again. On CO2, you'll get a lot more. The Discovery is manufactured and built in the U.S.

Item Description Caliber Velocity
Benjamin Discovery Dual Fuel Rifle
0.22 900 FPS
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  • ManufacturerBenjamin
  • Caliber0.22 cal
  • Velocity900 fps
  • ConditionNew
  • Ammo TypePellets
  • ActionBolt-action
  • Barrel StyleRifled
  • Fire ModeSingle-shot
  • Gun Weight5.13
  • Loudness4-Medium-High
  • MechanismPCP and CO2
  • SafetyManual
  • Front SightsFiber Optic
  • Rear SightsAdjustable for windage and elevation
  • Trigger Pull3.75
  • UseSmall Game Hunting / Target Shooting
  • Warranty1 Year Limited
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Benjamin Discovery, .22 cal Reviews
4.5 Stars based on 12 Review(s)
Houston, Texas
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Thumbs UP
March 27, 2017
Like the Maximus the Discovery does not disappoint. Added a TKO muzzle brake which offers a couple levels to the quiet factor. Sure makes it more back yard friendly. Wood stock with the same accuracy as the Maximum. Fill to desired level with air tank or easily with hand pump. Nice looking and shooting PCP. No complaints, delivers to advertised specs. AD fast and well packaged delivery. . . .good service.
Accuracy, nice wood and balance, muzzle brake adaptable, hard hitting.
Not necessarily a con more of a comment. . . . .Marauder type mag would step it up a notch but the cost as well.

4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Nice air rifle
March 6, 2017
Benjamin discovery .22 is a little gun with big power, it just little too loud for backyard shooting.

Upstate NY
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great PCP rifle.
July 4, 2016
I've had other duel fuel rifles and PCPs, but this one is a Crosman...Benjamin and is top notch. The 2000psi makes small game hunting and varmint hunting a breeze, plus being able to use both air and C02. I just take another 12 0z tank with me, and I'm good for another fast fill, 30 good shots; and the 12 oz will fill it at least 8 times. Perfect field rifle, great power and wonderful accuracy! Not that heavy and not too light, so there's not much muzzle shake when aiming.
Quick filling, 30 rounds per fill. Great construction, balanced weight and a de-gassing system. Duel fuel is a huge plus to its power and accuracy. If you also hunt small and medium game, and/or varmint shoot: this is a great rifle for a low price.
The plastic or polymer trigger: I know to keep the cost down on a high end PCP rifle, some things need to be done, so I understand. Same with the barrel, could be shrouded but, is still quieter than my .22 LR, and ammo is MUCH cheaper. Still a great hunting rifle, regardless. The butt plate could be rubber, but not a big deal...has no recoil. I have no issues with it performance wise. Overall: I don't see how/why a metal trigger couldn't be installed.

Birmingham, AL
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Very Nice Rifle
June 20, 2015
Well made and very accurate. For the money, you can not go wrong. Very pleased for my first "real" pellet gun in many years!
Accurate and well made Good power for target and hunting Plenty of shots from a single charge
You need a separate pump - buy the combo if you don't own one already

Limerick, PA
3 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Better than I expected, but still a Crosman product...
February 24, 2015
Gun arrived in good shape, no damage from shipping. I disassembled the gun to clean the barrel, and found an obstruction at the transfer port. Just a case of sloppy machine work, and easily fixed with a dremel and some patience, but would have damaged EVERY pellet I loaded if I didn't fix it. Also recrowned the barrel, as it didn't look too uniform. Lastly, the trigger...while not nearly as bad as as my Crosman springers, it was pretty heavy and rough. I did a "three-screw" mod, as well as smoothing/polishing all the contact areas, and now the trigger is as it should have been. This is par for the course with the Crosman product. All that said, Airgun Depot had this gun in stock when no one else did, and at a price I could live with. They also shipped it fast. Now that the hard stuff is done (mostly, I hope), I can just shoot it. And boy does it shoot!
Powerful, accurate, lightweight, easy to handle. This gun has enough power to sling 16-ish grain pellets with enough force to have a fairly flat trajectory (for a .22!), very much UNLIKE even my most powerful springer in .22 caliber.
Typical Crosman build quality, which is to say: "somewhere South of great." Also, this gun is L-O-U-D! I wouldn't say .22lr loud, but pretty darned close. Just be prepared to take a little time fixing minor issues and be patient. Once done, this gun is truly a great hunting platform.

demotte, IN
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Little PCP Rifle
January 13, 2012
First off, ordering online was a breeze, later that night, got a call from AD letting me know the scope I ordered was on back order. he offered me another, which I took. I thought that was pretty good business (I would of been pretty disappointed if I got my order without the scope) When I took the Discovery out of the box, I was pleasantly surprised at the light weight. The craftsmanship is very nice. The color and finish on the wood and metal is nice as well. I opted to go scuba so, I saved the money and went with the rifle only in .22 cal.. The Discovery is one sweet rifle! This one I got is very accurate to about 40 yds. with the JSB Jumbo Express. With some pellet trials, I'm sure It'll be a good 50 yrd. rifle. The snow storm started so, I went in the garage to shoot, I didn't think it would be much fun but,what a blast, I made a target and placed dots with a sharpie on the paper, it will take out the tiny dots every single shot with Crosman hollow points. If you're thinking about getting a Discovery, place the order, you won't be disappointed. I chose this over the Marauder because of all the mods available. I'm one of those guys who can't leave well enough alone. There are so many mods on the net that make this gun a very fine rifle. If Crosman already did them all, the price of the Discovery would be doubled. For $14 from you can make the trigger perfect and don't forget the muzzle brake too (all you hear is the pellet hitting the target). I'm a tall guy so, I ordered the Katana stock for it too. Bottom line, if you want to get into PCP rifles and want to have fun tinkering, Get a Benjamin Discovery !
Craftsmanship, Accuracy, and Price

columbia south carolina
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

My First PCP
December 16, 2011
This is a nice air rifle, good metal and wood construction, true solid construction. The Discovery is very accurate right out of the box. The barrel was quite dirty and took a bit to clean. The trigger is not bad but their is room for improvement, their are plenty of after market mods for the triggers at resonable prices I found the rear sight to be a little small to get a good focal point on, but I scoped the rifle because the Discovery can handle the long range shots. I like the 2000 psi fills, you get alot of fills out of a scuba tank. Great value for the money. Oh and its loud, like 22 LR loud. You get about 40 good shots from a filll..
Well built, accurate, powerful, and tons of after market mods
plasic trigger

5 Stars

January 8, 2011
I've had my Discovery for a few weeks now, and have had a blast shooting it. It is the most accurate and powerful .22 cal gun I own. It's light compared to my wood stocked .22 springers, totally precision once you have carefully sighted it in. I've been able to drive pellet after pellet in the same hole melding the pellets together with just the power of the gun. It gets even better with a good scope. I haven't used it with compressed air yet. This brings me to another complement on this gun. I haven't ever seen another gun that can use either co2 or air. Very nicely engineered there. I looked around online and discovered to my delight it's also very modifyable with custom stocks, compensators, pellet loaders.... anything you want on it, it's out there and able to be put on by anyone that has a clue on how to use a screwdriver. It's has replaced all my other guns now as my go to gun for just about any game I hunt except for deer. I still haven't seen the legendary 900 fps yet. Perhaps that is with PBA and compressed air. But with olympic accuracy and my stealth and camoflage, I think the groundhog that has been eluding me for the last few years will finally be put underground for good. I might even eat the thing. I hear they are delicious.

5 Stars

excellent rifle
January 4, 2011
I matched this against two other rifles I own, a Mossberg 100Atr and some generic .22 rimfire I got at a yard sale. This is the lightest weight .22 cal anything I now own, including some of the biggest name springers I own. As far as power it maches my .22 rimfire in speed and power, out matches it with gamo raptors and platinums. It's as accurate as my Mossberg without the weight. The trigger pull is overall nice and light compared with a great many other springers and all my conventional firepower. There's no real recoil on this so no need for a cushioned butt pad, but it would be nice to have one. It appears an aftermarhet one can be easilly put on though. The only grumble I have about the bolt action is first it's a tight fit to set a pellet in the chamber, second, sometimes the bolt doesn't want to slide home so I have to pull it back again and kind of force the issue. But it fires with precision. Perhaps this gun will finally take out that raggedy old groundhog I've been chasing for the last 3 years.

5 Stars

benjamin discovery
November 9, 2010
this is a very accurate, reliable, sturdy and simply designed rifle, with sub 1 inch groups at 50 yards, it is simply amazing. and if you have a problem with the sound, either dont get a pcp rifle, or simply spend 50 bucks at and buy a silencer for this rifle. with the 6.5 inch silencer, it makes this gun sound like a pump up bb gun. this gun is every bit as good of a rifle as the marauder, and if you want it as quiet, get the silencer, and you still save money. about the only benefit of the marauder over the discovery is that it is a repeater, which this gun is accurate enough, you shouldnt need more than one shot anyway ;)

3 Stars

to loud
October 7, 2009
This rifle is nice but it is to loud. Other than that pretty good buy for your money. What i would do if i was you save up and buy the, "Marauder".

Wayne Burns
5 Stars

Discovery .22 cal.
March 26, 2008
I am testing air rifles to see which ones to buy a lot of for the "Ashland Air Rifle Range and Rentals" business I will be opening this summer. The discovery is very high on the list at this time, after about 3,000 shots. We are now testing 3 of the discoverys. The first one we bought at pyramyd, and it had a stripped bolt that held the stock to the barrel, so we sent it back. It also blew out the "o" ring that seals the breech after 2,000 shots. I like the light weight and 30 high power shots with out refilling. We did not want to wait for the pump combo when they first came out, so I got 2 scuba tanks at the local dive shop for $150 each and the filling kit with the gun. This is where the discovery shines, you can still shoot accurate shots even when you get down to 1,200 pounds, and you can fill it to 2,100 with out worry. I have not gone over that, no need to, plenty of shots and lots of power, why risk hurting the gun. If the scuba shop fills the tanks slowly, they hold more and they can fill them to 3,500. The rifle still shoots well at 1,800 so you can get about 3,000 full power shots and 4,000 to 5,000 if you keep filling when the tank is down to 1,800. Best of all only $5 to refill the scuba tank and it is dry clean air, unlike what you would be pumping and it only takes 30 seconds to fill the gun. Now about quality, very nice real walnut stock, could have one more coat of finish, but we can do that. The barrel is very flimsy you can move it with one finger, it seem to me that it should have two of the clamps that hold it to the air tank, one more at the end of the barrel. It shoot accurate, but I worry that it could get bent if it fell or I bumped into something while hunting, just be careful, I guess. Or maybe buy and xtra one if they will sell it. I like not haveing a auto safety but it is dangerous, because, while shooting and talking business last night with my brother-in-law, he used the trigger as leverage to close the breech and it fired into the ceiling, just after his daughter was standing there, scary, be careful. If you put a scope on it, get high two piece mounts, so you have room to load pellets. I find that the pointed pellets are far more easy to load than the flat nose, which tend to end up backwards and have to be taken out and tried again. It seems to like the rws super point best and they also are easy to load. I don't know why but the first one I sent back was shooting tighter groups than the last two. All are able to put 20 shots on a 3/4" dot at 60', but the first one almost never had a "flyer" (off 1" of so) like we get every 20 shots or so with the last two guns, maybe it is the pellets, but they are the same brand, just a new tin. Power, after 25 shots on a dot the back of the 2x6 we shoot at is pushing out pellets, using the pointed rws. and the board has is breaking, a lot more power than the 1,000 fps springers we are testing. Last of all I am now buying most of the test guns from "Air gun depot instead of "pyramyd". Much better service, they answer the phone faster and the prices are about the same or lower.

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By Mark from Nashville, TN on July 3, 2012
Can you fill this Benjamin gun from a nail gun compressor? If not how much is the hand pump? Thanks Mark
By chris from ATL GA on July 21, 2012

No, it has to be filled to 2000psi. A nail gun compressor would not do it, nor would a bike pump. The benjamin pcp pump is $179. If you want a good deal on walmart(dot)com its $330 for the pump and the gun.

By Ryan from hi on February 14, 2012
Whats a good scope and mount for this gun?
By James from demotte, IN on February 27, 2012

I have big fingers so, I chose the high rings, It gives me plenty of room to load the pellets. I also like the 4-16 X 40mm Center point scope I purchased with it.. A lot of folks seem to like the Leapers scopes too.

By rajasekar from india on June 5, 2012
Hello sir. How may I purchase the .22 airgun?

By Erich Papacek from 3363 Hausmening, Austria on February 21, 2012
Send them this or other articles to Austria?
If so, how much is the shipping to Austria, please?
Best Regards, Erich P.
By Staff on February 28, 2012

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