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Benjamin (Crosman) Discovery .22

Discussion in 'Airgun Reviews' started by Rob Edge, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. Rob Edge

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    Well after a considerable break from air guns I decided to re enter the scene and got a shock when I saw what choice was available. Some people would say that I am mad but after a long discussion with the local gun shop I decided to purchase the Discovery. The stock is of hardwood constuction but isn't exactly eye catching but it comes to the cheek well so I can't complain. Chrono'd it on the day of purchase at 11.7 ft lb so it isn't under powered. The quality of the blueing and finish are excellent as is the overall build quality of the mechanism. The little guage underneath is a nice touch. Purchased a Sportsmarketing 3-9 x 40 at the same time and took it down to the farm to set up the scope. Using H & N Field target managed to get it set up within 50 shots before the pressure dropped. Second fill and another 50 results are :-
    10 metres 10 shots grouped too tight to determine individual holes.
    15 metres 10 shots grouped within 7 mm radius.
    30 metres 30 shots grouped within 15 mm radius. (added 20 mm when firing from prone)
    These results where obtained using a rest and from a sitting position.
    To be fair it isn't the Huntsman I used to own but I don't think it is a bad buy when you consider the difference in price. To put this into perspective I did consider two other guns which were the AGS PCR 1 and the BSA Ultra.
    I relied heavily on the experience of the gunsmith who I have known for many years and greatly respect.
     
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    I have been tempted to try on of these, i read a few places that some users are getting 100 shots per fill with a little work. ;)
     
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    Tell me more.
     
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    In the US they are putting in a hammer spring from a 2250 and installing a HDD (Hammer debounce device) not sure what the spring is on a UK spec gun, may all ready be the same 2250 spring, you can also get an after market trigger sear unit that provides adjustability, making a true 2-stage trigger.
    I am sure the Discovery can be made more efficient than the box standed model. :)
    What have the UK done to the Discovery for anti tamper, have they fitted shear bolts.??
     
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    Today I was dissappointed with the gun. Only got 40 shots before it started to drop power. Decision was made to change the gun for something capable of about 200.
     
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    The final word from me on the Benjamin.

    To be fair it is a very well built and finished gun although it lacks mechanical refinement. Having studied some of the modifications which can be done I have no doubt that the shot count could be improved and better controlled but the one thing which I didn't think about when I purchased it was will it satisfy my needs and can I get the Daystate out of my head. (long story cut short had a Huntsman about 15 years ago ish).
    Conclusion is it's a nice budget PCP at around 12ft lb. It's cheaper than anything else new but it is a budget gun and that is what you have to remember.
     
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    When I was looking to upgrade from a springer I looked at the Discovery in Bolton, it looked the part, the young lad in the shop was very impressed by it, but for me it did not seem to have any real substance to it, it felt very light, but I could not imagine using it in the field for rabbiting etc. so ended up sticking with my springer at the time. For the money (£225.00) I don't think you will get better, it shot well was very quiet with a silencer on, but it was just not right for me.
     
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    ive just been looking at some american guns ,they have some nice ones for not a lot of money
     

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