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Old 04-06-2018, 6:15 AM
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I'm considering the Benjamin Trail NP XL pellet rifle. The reviews are mixed but this will be the type of rifle I'm thinking on getting. I'm still looking though.

Has anyone got the Webley MK VI bb pistol?
Just for shear fun I bet this would be a great gun to have.
If you're going with a break barrel springer rifle in the $250 range take a look at the RWS Diana 34. Priced very similarly and its on the of the best reasonably priced springers you can get. Doesnt come with a scope like the Benjamin but you're getting a gun that will last a lifetime if taken care of. Hands down better rifle for $20 more than the Benjamin and for $250 you cant do better.
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Old 04-06-2018, 6:36 AM
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If you're going with a break barrel springer rifle in the $250 range take a look at the RWS Diana 34. Priced very similarly and its on the of the best reasonably priced springers you can get. Doesnt come with a scope like the Benjamin but you're getting a gun that will last a lifetime if taken care of. Hands down better rifle for $20 more than the Benjamin and for $250 you cant do better.
Excellent recommendation. Ill look at the reviews and put it on my list of considerations.
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If you're going with a break barrel springer rifle in the $250 range take a look at the RWS Diana 34. Priced very similarly and its on the of the best reasonably priced springers you can get. Doesnt come with a scope like the Benjamin but you're getting a gun that will last a lifetime if taken care of. Hands down better rifle for $20 more than the Benjamin and for $250 you cant do better.
I've had one for 20 years. Many a squirrel has fallen. It still shoots great!

But again, I sent you a link to a Diana earlier. That's the best deal I've ever seen and its a side cocker. OP may like that better than a barrel break.
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Free scopes tend to be worth every penny.
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Free scopes tend to be worth every penny.
True if you buy a rifle because of the free scope you'll be sorely disappointed. Scope that came with my Gamo jumps around every 5 shots. And dont even think about breathing on it.
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I've had one for 20 years. Many a squirrel has fallen. It still shoots great!
But again, I sent you a link to a Diana earlier. That's the best deal I've ever seen and its a side cocker. OP may like that better than a barrel break.
Cant go wrong with German quality. And that sidecocker is a smoking deal no doubt about it. Makes me wish I lived closer to Modesto
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I've had one for 20 years. Many a squirrel has fallen. It still shoots great!

But again, I sent you a link to a Diana earlier. That's the best deal I've ever seen and its a side cocker. OP may like that better than a barrel break.
Is there an advantage to a side cocker versus the barrel break?
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Is there an advantage to a side cocker versus the barrel break?
Better ergonomics IMO. Especially if you're shooting prone, seated or at a table.

You pick up about 100 fps over the model 34. But this is a .22 so it's slower than the same rifle in 177. Don't know if that matters to you, but the .22 is a little better for large pests IMO.

But really, bottom line is this. It's a $500 + set up retail. You cannot beat it unless the seller won't ship or wants a fortune to do so.

I would have bought this already, but we are getting ready to move. NO MORE STUFF!
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OHOD, just be aware that springer pellet rifles will destroy a standard scope as used on a powder-burner rifle or a PCP air rifle. Something about break-barrel rifles will rip apart a scope that can survive nicely on a .338 Lapua. Go figure! Anyway, there are suitable scopes for break-barrel springers so you aren't out of luck, just need to specify.

A .22 pellet will likely be slower than a .177 but that can also make it quieter. It may also deliver the same energy so rodents within 30 yards will consistently get dirt naps. At least up to moles and ground squirrels, the worst offenders, either is fine. Normally you figure one pound critter weight per foot-pound of energy. Here's a calculator.
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