Benjamin Prowler Nitro Piston Air Rifle Review

To get a great experience in hunting small games or pest removing or even in the field of target shooting a powerful air rifle is needed to reach out to further distances. Benjamin Prowler is the most common name that you have heard mostly for its quality finish and fitness.  Along with a lighter cocking force and break barrel, this air rifle can generate a great velocity. By using the Nitro Piston technology, the rifle works great and delivers power and accuracy in a synchronous way.

Before purchasing your air rifle know about the features, specifications and all details of the Benjamin Prowler and decide to get your desired ones.

Gun type:

Benjamin Prowler is a gas-piston air rifle coming with modern technology. Basically, it is a nitro piston air rifle that uses a nitrogen-charged gas ram. The Crossman is the distributor of this gun. The gun is designed with a nitrogen-filled cylinder instead of using a coiled steel spring as the power plant. Without the spring a nitro piston air gun works. At first, the gas of the cylinder kept under pressure and you need to pressure to it more when you cock the gun. The air is held under strain until you pull the trigger. At the point when that occurs, the pressurized air grows and moves the cylinder forward. The cylinder comes suddenly at the air moved to port. The packed air has no place to go but behind the pellet, as the chamber is fixed totally. Subsequently, the pellet is pushed out of the barrel because of the driving force of the compressed air.

This gun is faster and doubles the effective shooting range compared to other rifles. Benjamin Prowler has both .177 and .22 calibres for shooting. The function of the gun is single shot and break-barrel and this single shoot action can increase the shooter safety. So at a time you can shoot once and need to break the barrel manually to reload the pellet. It also includes the centre point of 4*32 mm scope.

The barrel of this gun is rifled with a helical groove inside the drag to make a pellet turn. Turn settles slug, improves exactness and upgrades shooting range. Moreover, the barrel is shrouded barrel. It has a coat encasing the barrel and containing the arrival of compressed air from the muzzle. It gives the pellet a chance to escape powers the air to go through as a lot of its vitality before it leaves the cover, along these lines decreasing the audible report and you will have a quiet weapon to appreciate.

Caliber:

Benjamin Prowler comes with both .177 and .22 caliber pellets. These are a great source of ammunition. Both of these calibers can be available in different e-commerce sites or other shops. Among these calibers .177 is popular and the best choice for target shooters whereas .22 caliber is best for hunters who goes for small hunting or pest removing. This .177 caliber pellet is very available, cheap in rate and is more likeable for target shooters. Again, .22 pellets are more accurate in its direction than .177 pellets. So for that, this pellet can shoot in bad weather like in windy condition too. In addition, .22 hits focus with genuine expert and frequently take care within one clean shot. So you can deal with each disturbance of pests or others in your terraces or backyards or bring home the dinner after chasing session.

Velocity:

The velocity of Benjamin Prowler has greater velocity consistency. It has different velocity in .177 caliber and .22 caliber. For .177 caliber (4.5mm) the maximum velocity is up to 1250 FPS. Whereas in .22 caliber (5.6 mm) the maximum velocity of the air gun is counted as 950 FPS. Rifle ballistics incorporate up to 1000 fps with standard pellets, 1200 fps with alloy pellets and 18 ft/lbs. of muzzle energy.

Accuracy:

The accuracy rate of this Benjamin Prowler is great. Within 25 yards it can go through its target. .22 pellet is more decent to go through its target within 25+ yards range.

Stock:

This gun used all-weather protective synthetic stock with a comb. The synthetic stock is mostly lighter than any other wood stock. This is moreover perfect for use in any other condition as it is weather resistant. Nowadays modern stock is incredibly durable, robust and rigorous for the field use.  It is best to suit for hunters and others for all kinds of weather.

The target shooters or hunters spend a lot of time shooting on any position. Thumbhole stock that provides a more relaxed grip on your wrist can be found in this gun too.

Trigger:

This rifle has a two-stage adjustable trigger. A large adjustment screw is there to control the rifle.

Sight and safety:

This rifle has no traditional sights like front sights or rear sights. So for this, no additional screw is needed here. It also provides ambidextrous manual safety to its users.

Fire Mode:

It can provide a single shot. For this one, loading is preferable at a time. More than one load can make any harm.

How to cocking and loading pellets:

At first, need to put the air gun on safe mode. Then point the air gun in the safe direction. In the meantime be sure that your air gun is properly pressurized. Next, try to open the bolt by pushing the bolt handle up and then pulling it all the way back for two clicks. As this is a single shot pellet gun so try not to load more than one pellet at a time.  Then try to lightly push the pellet into the barrel by closing the bolt and pushing the bolt handle down to lock. But be careful about the bolt as try not to jam it forward. It can damage your air gun. They also need to be sure about the bolt closed and locked in the down position before firing. Without being closed and fully locked, the pellet may not be discharged.

Specifications:

  • Manufacturer Benjamin
  • Caliber 0.177 cal (4.5mm)
  • .22     cal (5.6mm)
  • Max Velocity 1250 fps
  • Muzzle Energy 18 ft/lbs
  • Loudness 3-Medium
  • Stock Synthetic
  • Grip Ambi
  • Overall Length 45.0″
  • Shot Capacity 1
  • Cocking Effort 35 lbs
  • Barrel Rifled
  • Front Sight none
  • Rear Sight none
  • Scopeable 11mm dovetail
  • Trigger Two-stage adjustable
  • Buttplate Rubber
  • Suggested for Small game hunting/plinking/varmint
  • Action Break barrel
  • Safety Manual
  • Powerplant Gas-piston
  • Function Single-shot
  • Max Shots per Fill 1
  • Body Type Rifle
  • Fixed/adj. power Fixed
  • Weight 6.4 lbs
  • Product Dimensions (L x W x H)       48.00 x 2.25 x 6.00 Inches
  • Warranty 1-year limited warranty

 

Noise:

It does not create that much sound. It is quieter than other nitro–piston air rifle. It creates a medium sound that is 70% less than a comparable spring-piston rifle.

Uses:

The gun is best for hunting small game such as rabbit and squirrels that make disturbance on backwards or terrace or pest removing. Also for target shooters, this Benjamin Prowler is pure love. It can easily go through the target with its easy cocking and smooth shooting.

Maintenance:

Small maintenance can make it long-lasting. To clean the barrel bore always try to use a plastic bore brush instead of using a wire brush. A wire brush is not suitable for this gun as it is not able to clean the barrel bore’s every corner. Try to use the plastic bore brush lightly to clean the patches until it seems clean. The screws of the gun should be tightened carefully before packing it for the store. Cleaning before a store with lubricants is also recommended for having the best result. But remember do not use any petroleum based lubricants with this air gun.

Warranty:

The 1-year limited warranty will be provided after the date of purchasing the product. In the meantime, if any problem occurs it will be fixed or can be exchanged by the authority.

Price:

It costs nearly $300 to $300+. But in different online stores or in shops the price may vary. With good fit and finish and with the quality comparison this rifle is in affordable in price.

Pros:

  • It is well made and the quality finish is seen on all parts.
  • It is a powerful rifle with a good fit
  • It is basically durable, quality synthetic stock with traditional design
  • It creates less vibration than a spring-powered gun
  • It has two adjustable triggers
  • It has adequate velocity for multiple uses and decent accuracy at range
  • It has sensible 4×32 scope
  • It is easy to cock
  • It is smoother to shoot
  • It creates less noise
  • It can work perfectly in cold weather
  • It lasts longer than a metal spring
  • Price is great to suit any budget

Cons:

  • Break barrel cocking mechanism desires lubricant after unboxing.
  • The scope is not to stay zeroed. Also, the shallowness happens for the rails of the gun.
  • Weight is not suitable
  • For being 0.177 caliber it might be too light for hunting larger small game
  • Not that much powerful
  • It is good rather than great accuracy. Still requires some effort to cock

WARNING:

This product should be used under adult supervision as a serious injury to death can be happened if it is not used properly. Moreover, chemicals including lead can be exposed through the product and which is injurious to health. These chemicals can cause cancer or birth defects or other harms.

Customer Impressions:

Customers give their reviews regarding this project. There are both positive and negative reviews. According to them, it is a great powerful gas rum gun that works great. The price is affordable with a quality finish and fit. For easy cocking and the smoothness of shooting it is most popular among the target shooters to small hunters. Though the scope, however, will not stay zeroed. The negative reviews are mostly for their scope mounts and rails.

Improvement Areas:

Need to sharp the clasps on the scope attachment system to grasp the rail. It is nearly 9 pounds in weight which is really heavy and difficult to carry. This should be improved by reducing the weight.

Conclusion:

Benjamin Prowler is providing high quality with affordable money. For this money, you can get a high-velocity air rifle that can bring down small hunting game to target shooting. This gas-piston air rifle is easier to cock than any other spring-piston model and is commendably quiet than others. With a decent standard of completion and exact accuracy to permit head shots at the ranges, it is intended for is highly recommendable for you.

 

Lawrence C. Peterson
 

Hello, I'm Lawrence. I'm a passionate hunter as well as a blogger. I am 36 years old and have been into hunting for more than 12 years. It's not my profession, it's my hobby and I like adventures so hunting is really a adventurous activity.

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