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Benjamin Trail NP XL 1500


Dan Hunter with Benjamin Trail NP XL 1500!

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We had difficulty sighting the rifle. You make your own decision after reading our review.

Highlights

Review March 2010 through May 2011!

We have tested this Air Rifle at intervals believing we could get it to shoot with uniformity, it has been substandard. One of our testers Dan Hunter and I have shot hundreds of pellets and neither one of us can get any consistently. We will get two on the bullís eye and the third shot is all over the place. We both have tried and tried to site the Trail NP XL 1500 to our great frustration. The Benjamin Trail NP XL 1550 is a major disappointment.


Benjaminís Trail NP XL 1500 is one of the new air rifles for 2010. It is a Nitrogen piston powered break barrel. This is the first break barrel Nitrogen piston we have tested and reviewed. The technology according to Benjamin reduces noise by 70 % an important consideration for the air shooter. It is quiet more than the Discovery that we tested and reviewed. Iím sighting the rifle in at ten yards and my consistency, less that I require. I can get two shots close to bullís eye but the third is a flyer. To date Iím not comfortable with grouping. Iím using a homemade shooting bench with my Caldwell Solo Lead sled and the bench is not as stable as it could be. My son-in-law and one of my testers shot it and mentioned the movement. We both started getting better grouping when we took more time to steady the bench. I want to be able to free hand it and shoot consistent groups, this is definitely more difficult but necessary in the field. Instructions state you may have to take 100 shots until the gas piston breaks in. Currently we are over the 100 mark. I will keep you updated.

Trail NP XL 1500

The XL1500 features a handsome, checkered, hardwood stock. With its daunting 24 ft-lbs of muzzle energy, and shot velocities of up to 1500 fps, small game Ė its game over

Specifications
Model Number BT1500WNP
Power Source Nitro Piston
Caliber .177 Caliber
Velocity Up to 1500 fps
Weight (oz.) 9.15 lbs.
Length (in) 48.25 inches
Barrel Material Bull Barrel

Drawback

We have tested this Air Rifle at intervals believing we could get it to shoot with uniformity, it has been substandard. One of our testers Dan Hunter and I have shot hundreds of pellets and neither one of us can get any consistently. We will get two on the bullís eye and the third shot is all over the place. We both have tried and tried to site the Trail NP XL 1500 to our great frustration. The Benjamin Trail NP XL 1550 is a major disappointment.

Rating

No Growth...Weak

Testers

Pat Stinson
Dan Hunter

Suggested Retail

$265.95

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