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Benjamin Sheridan Classic .22 Air Rifle Kit
$239.99 $214.99
by GS Stone Date Added: Thursday 26 November, 2015
Banjamin Classic .22 _495fps. A Nice AR. I LOVE mine

My 'two cents' for what it's worth:

Having operated and owned ARs -pellet- and FAs since the early 1970s, and from different far off lands, China, East Europa, Germany and the US, I would have to say this air rifle is a good buy at 299.00 -regular price- and a steal at 199.00. Even the full price is bearable for what you get. For me this is one beautiful, good working AR rifle.
-Wood stock is very nice, looks and feels great. The engraving is a nice touch.
-Barrel and muzzle -rifled steel- is also pretty good, and seems to handle the "Wet Coast" Wx rather well. Although I always wipe down the rifle after being outside. The break barrel is not as bad as some state, in fact I find it quite easy at @28-30lbs for an 'old man' and so does the youngster. The break in period seems to depend on each rifle. I found 250-350 is needed before it settles down, although mind shot pretty accurate out of the box, with the occasional 'flyer'. I did clean it after 175 'rounds', and am now testing pellets (14.3-18.5gr). Mine seems to like Cros. Pointed/Hunting at 14.3 gr for accuracy, next the Cros Prem. H/P. Go figure. Currently working w/ JWS pellets. Pellet velocity is @ 415-460 fps depending on pellet, temp and RH. Just fine for the backyard. I would be skeptical of anyone, w/ a sub 490fps , 4.5-8lbs/ft2, at 40-50 yards, claiming 'kills'. Maiming, yes, kills, no. An AR w/ 850-1100fps, would though. Best keep pest control to under 25 meters to be Humane.
-CenterPoint 3x9 40mm scope is pretty decent for the rifle at _495fps. Mine had a small defect right out of the box, the AO markings on the Bezel do not correspond to the target distance. At 15 m the AOE must read 25-28 meters to stop 'crosshair/target bounce'. Although it is no big deal for me, as I don't pay attention to the numbers, but instead just focus the AO + eye piece (Fast) on target. Laser Designator helps w/ true distance. Also the green illumination does NOT dim, but the red does. Optics clear and decently bright. One thing though, BEWARE the "marketing" on the box, for those in a store, this scope does NOT have a Mil-Dot reticle. After much searching, I called Crosman Canada and confirmed. That's OK, with a sub 495fps AR, its not needed. Personally I like the clean crosshairs for this AR.
-Trigger- lol, what can one say about Crosmans triggers that has not already been said. Its not that bad for a beginner, my nephew at 14 years, thinks its ok, (in fact, for 'entry level shooters', I prefer they have the '2-Stage' trigger with some "crosman resistance") but as you get more experienced and into long range/accurate shooting, you will want to upgrade. First, play with the "trigger adjust"- yes it works, its just not as fine as Crosman states. Instead of 1/4 turns, do full turns. 4 full turns, from the factory setting, and mine broke at about 60-65% of second stage instead of 85-90%. Next try a 3x10mm replacement screw. Next, full trigger mod. After warranty expires.
-Range- with the .22 cal., I would NOT be firing this rifle in my basement unless I had some serious backstop. The Effective Range seems to be about 60-70 meters-ASL/70-90% RH- firing from 3ft AGL -crouch/sitting. Firing at targets 50 meters down range, I find there is an approximate 10-15 inch deflection. Dangerous Range is about 100-120m, not that much more. Again from the crouch/sitting position. Standing position with barrel level @ 6 ft you might get 110-125m. Destroying wood at 80 yards (as I have read) is pure BS. Well, lets say, I'm VERY skeptical. I have 1/4" plywood for a backstop at 50m/75m and it works just fine. At 75m, there is barely any penetration (after going thru an empty soda can or paper target).
-Recoil- its relative- Again NOT as bad as some claim. Its NOT a C02 or a .177, its a .22 'springer' and acts like one. I LIKE it, as it comes close to the feel of a .22 short FA rifle. If I want "light and fluffy" I will fire off my nephew's Crosman 1077, which I like. Great intro AR for those entering the firearm realm.
-Weight- again, relative- I like the weight as it feels like a true small-bore firearm, and IS a great way to introduce one into the world of responsible firearm use and care. This is also a great AR for toting around the back 40 and teaching proper firearm holding/carrying/firing techniques w/o a sling. All in all, a very good air rifle and a steal of a deal at 219.00 Can. Treat it right and you should be able to give it to your grandkids.
Happy/Responsible Shooting.

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars! [4 of 5 Stars!]
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