Now let’s start this air rifle review of the Crosman Benjamin 392 with the looks of the rifle.
It´s a pretty looking rifle. It does not have a raised cheek piece, but that is no big deal in my opinion. It has a very smooth looking recoil pad, nice thing is that it is made from rubber, and not plastic like on some other air rifles. Not that the recoil pad is needed, this air gun has virtually no recoil. I really really like the stock . The Crosman Benjamin 392 is built to last, and with some care it will last you for decades. This air gun usually costs about 160 dollars, which is a lot of bang for the buck. It´s a very well priced air rifle.
Now let’s talk about the trigger, it is quite a heavy trigger, with a pull weight of 5 pounds, and it is not adjustable. Now 5 pounds might sound like a lot to you, but I have actually learnt to like it more than hair triggers. Less risk of accidental discharge that way.
It´s a bolt action rifle which is very nice. Makes me think of old fashioned army and hunting rifles. You slide the breech open with the bolt and insert a 22 caliber pellet. Now if you prefer the .177 caliber, you should look for the Crosman Benjamin 397 instead. It is basically the same gun.
I use the Winchester 22 pellets with this rifle. They are super cheap and very accurate, and made to tight enough specifications not to put sludge in the barrel.
The iron sights are decent. I don’t use them that much though, since I’m a rifle scope kind of guy. You mount the scope on the B272 mounts that you can also get here at Amazon
It´s a pump rifle. 8 pumps makes this air gun reach a velocity of 640 fps, which equals 14 lbs of impact energy. Those 8 pumps can be quite tough, at the final 2 pumps you need to put a fair amount of effort into it. If you are an adult, this should not be a problem. If you are a kid… you can use the pumping effort to build your muscles, so no big deal really. The 14 lbs of power and the heavy 22 calibre, means that this air rifle is powerful enough to put down vermin. Squirrels, rabbits, birds, whatever. They all meet a swift demise with a gun of this power. Just remember to mount a scope so you hit the target in the right spot. You don´t want an air rifle that you need to pump when you encounter your target in the wild, so the cool thing is that it is a gun that can be carried around with stored pressure. So when you locate your pray, you just slide open the bolt and load the pellet. Flick off the safety and you are ready to shoot.
It´s a fairly loud gun. My gun pops with about 100 decibel. No big deal for me.
As for precision, for an inexpensive air rifle it is excellent. I shoot 2 inch groups at 20 yards.
A hint. When you store the gun, keep it pumped up with one pump. It keeps the seals and gaskets in order and will keep you shooting with undiminished accuracy for a very very long time indeed.
My conclusion of this Crosman Benjamin review is a very nice air rifle. It is accurate, powerful and versatile. If 5 pounds of trigger pull is good with you ,and if you can deal with the pumping aspect, this is a very good inexpensive air rifle that feels more expensive than what it really is.
A hunting addicted person who love to explore the word and do hunting life long. I am sharing my knowledge about rifle hunting on this blog. I have 17 years experience on air rifle hunting and I really enjoy this job .
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