Cold Weather Doesn’t Stop Benjamin’s Trail NP2 Synthetic .22
Cold weather and varmint hunting go hand in hand. And for airgun shooters, the season couldn’t be better. The challenge for airgunners, however, is fitting the right gun to the season.
Multi-stroke pneumatics are wonderful guns, but all of that pumping between shots can wear you out — and alert coyotes or other critters in the vicinity of your presence. CO2 guns don’t have to be pumped but can suffer a decrease in velocity as temperatures plummet. Pre-charged pneumatic airguns work well enough in cold weather but are a larger investment than other airgun platforms.
That leaves airgun shooters to look for a quality break barrel gun that relies on piston technology that won’t break the bank and yet works consistently in dipping temperatures. The Benjamin Trail Nitro Piston 2 Synthetic is the perfect .22 that will spell doom for any varmints downrange this winter.
The Trail NP2 Synthetic features a durable, all weather synthetic stock. This rugged break barrel boasts an impressive 26 foot pounds of muzzle energy, providing for 16 percent more downrange energy than .177-caliber and feature velocities of up to 1100 feet per second with an alloy pellet.
The most exciting feature is the Nitro Piston 2 powerplant. This nitrogen-filled piston is not affected by temperature, requires up to 10 pounds less effort to cock than other gas piston systems and the patent-pending Recoil Arrest reduces vibration and secondary recoil, making it more accurate.
Weighing a comfortable 8.3 pounds and stretching a tape to 46.25 inches, the Trail NP2 Synthetic will push the .22-caliber pellet with ease while absorbing what little recoil the gun produces. And at $299.99, it’s priced right. Synthetic not your thing? The Trail NP2 .22 caliber is also available in hardwood and Realtree® APG finishes.
Other features of the Trail NP2 Synthetic include:
- Model Number: BTN292SX
- Mechanism: Break Barrel
- Power Source: Nitro Piston 2
- Ammunition: Pellets
- Capacity: Single Shot
- Barrel: Rifled Steel
- Optics Rail: Picatinny Style
- Optics: 3-9×32 mm
- Safety: Lever
- Material: Synthetic
- Color: Black
,Original Source: Sportsmans Lifestyle.com