Written on: 14/02/2013
Really thought this would be an accurate air gun but problems are two fold.. The Trigger is very hard to pull. The instructions said:: after the gun breaks in it will get better---after many tins of lead it still drags you off target from trigger pull-- next is the scope-- I was a rifle expert in the marines-- i can't group with this even on a bench nor shooting in a basement with no wind- yes she is fast but after trying many brands of pellets she is turning out to be an expensive piece of... (read more)
Written on: 14/06/2012
I had an old PRC air rifle that was made as one would expect a cheap air gun to be coming from China. Bought a boxed 1000, air rifle scope included. Did not open the box for a year because it was packed away while we moved. When I did open it and try to put it together, I found that the scope rails were not even cut properly as there wasn't a over hang for the scope mounts to grasp, just an 'L' shaped cut. The plastic sights bounced around like a ball when trying to zero. I took my Dremil... (read more)
Written on: 19/11/2008 by bama709
Bought on sale with scope, Mounted scope sighted in and have been shooting dime size groups out to 20yds for a year using
H N match pellets with no problems, still like my Feinwerkbau 124 sport better though. (read more)
Written on: 17/06/2007 by 11lincocod000 (1 review written)
Received this gun 3 years ago and that that the gun was just picky about pellets but after going through two scopes and thousands of pellets I have come to the conclusion that I may have a lemon but by reading other reviews it looks like the assembly line must have a few problems because there are many lemons, I wish I knew what to do with this gun? (read more)
Written on: 14/06/2007 by chipmonkkiller
I received my Benjiman Legacy .177 cal. about 3 years ago, very excited to upgrade from my old Crosman. Straight from the box the rear sight had broken off which didn't bother me much considering I was going to use the Crosman scope provided. After putting about 200 round through it the recoil from the gun pushed the rear plate off used for holding the scope. After getting my scope to stop moving i had an average pattern of about 5'' at 20 yards, tried every type of pellet i could find all... (read more)
Written on: 13/06/2007 by DarkJester875
It's a very good looking gun and i just use it for shooting targets in backyards with my buddies so i have a scope i got with it and when sighted in its a very good gun. Without the scope it takes a while to sight in and if you knock the sight at all you have to re sight it but i like it its done well and I've had it for almost 2 years now (read more)
Written on: 27/12/2006 by rzebrak (24 reviews written)
I bought it in Sports Authority for $140 with scope and case after discount. It shoots very accurate first two days after zeroing and adjustments for parallax. Then I had to do it again and again b/o it loses accuracy due to mounts slip.
After I replaced my old mounts to special mounts with anti - slip bolt it became much more and much longer accurate.
I usually try to take apart every rifle and inspect it. So far it was one of the few that were using nice and solid bolts, spring washers,... (read more)
Written on: 19/07/2006 by vinceb (46 reviews written)
Very often I get annoyed when I see a reviewer giving a product a bad rating when they obviously got a defective item - and that's exactly what I'm not gonna do.
My Benjamin Sheridan 1000 (remanufactured - $100) was defective right out of the box, but the most obvious defect was easy to fix - so I didn't send it back. And boy, do I wish I did.
After many hours addressing the low velocity (new spring and seal) and rough cocking (the piston was gouging the compression tube), it appears that... (read more)
Written on: 03/07/2006 by ozarky
I wanted an American made Benjamin before they change to being made in tim-buck-two. I am willing to spend more on the rifle getting better sights which Benjamin should have done in the first place. Shoots very hard which feels great, just cannot use the cheap sights that come with the rifle. (read more)
Written on: 25/05/2006 by gruvegod (1 review written)
I recently bought the .22 caliber version of the Benjamin Sheridan Legacy( which I think is much, much better than the the .177) and for what I'm using it for - killing creek rats that invade my yard from time to time - it does everything I need. (read more)
Written on: 26/04/2006 by Gbabin (1 review written)
Bought the Benjamin Sheridan Legacy 1000 from Acadamy. Read all of the reviews on the gun but wanted to come to my own conclusion. There was a review that said use the Copperhead pointed pellets with this gun. The closest thing that I could find locally were the copperhead flat pellets. I went to go sight it in and then came the kicking myself in the a$$ for not listening to the reviews about the cheap cheap sights. I was getting about a 3 inch grouping from about 20 - 25 yards away, but the... (read more)
Written on: 29/07/2005 by Neavian
I passed a Benjamin Sheridan Legacy 1000 several times while walkng through Wal-Mart and as soon as I got enough overtime hours at work I bought it. The sights are plastic garbage, but I use the Bushnell scope that comes with it. The scope is great quality and coupled with the accuracy of the rifle makes a deadly combination for any stray vermin that wander through my 10 acre lot. Once you get used to the weight and balance of the rifle you can consistantly nail a target the size of a pop... (read more)
Written on: 06/06/2005 by gsi00154
I have great results with my Benjamin Sheridan Legacy 1000. I do not hunt and enjoy plinking at long ranges. I have read many comments about the inconsistent accuracy of this gun and I must disagree. I have a range set up in my back yard that is about 50 yards out. I can consistently hit soup-sized cans from this distance using the iron sights.
I would love to use the scope, but the mounts were unable to handle the recoil and after about 20 shots the scope was at the rear of the rifle.... (read more)
Written on: 03/06/2005 by eclams
Benjamin Sheridan Legacy 1000: This is my first Adult air gun and I chose to go with a high quality, name brand, American gun. I thought about some of the imports because I wanted a .22 cal gun and they offered many. I am pleased with the accuracy of this gun. I am also very happy I went with the .22 cal gun. It has a nice punch. I was very pleased with the ease of cocking and loading this gun. The .22 Cal pellets are very easy to handle. So far I have shot wad cutters, round heads and... (read more)
Written on: 23/05/2005 by Ed B (5 reviews written)
This Air Rifle is the first Springer I've owned and I had no real experience with them before now. I chose the Benjamin Legacy 1000 .177 mainly because of brand loyalty. My favorite air rifle from my teenage years was the old Benjamin Pump in .22 which I used to harvest many rabbits, squirrels, too many birds to count and one Raccoon. I wanted to try a break barrel after cursing an invasion of grackles about a month back and after reading a few reviews and seeing the abundance of... (read more)
Written on: 18/05/2005 by everest (2 reviews written)
I just recieved my Benjamin Sheridan Legacy 1000 combo kit with gun scope and case, and it is already repacked and on its way back to the dealer. Upon recieving it I opened the box to find the rear sight was broken off. Both front and rear sights are made of plastic. Very cheaply designed plastic. I could see that if you ever accidently let the gun fall over or even bump into a tree with it while walking through the woods you would most definitely break these cheap sights off. Immediately... (read more)
Written on: 31/03/2005 by dmc888 (9 reviews written)
I bought the Benjamin Sheridan Legacy 1000 gun w/ case and scope for 160 bucks at sportsmart on sale. I was deciding between the Sheridan legacy or the winchester 1000. The legacy put the Winchester to shame. The legacy was lighter, easier to pump, and the quality resembled a real gun. The legacy is made in the U.S. Where as the Winchester is made in brasil.
This is the most I have ever paid for a pellet gun. I only had one pellet rifle before this and it's a gamo delta. Of course I... (read more)
Written on: 27/02/2005 by heypilch (4 reviews written)
Benjamin Sheridan Legacy 1000:
I'm an avid firearms collector, both antique and currents. I truly appreciate a weapon that can deliver a wallop in a well balance & handsome package.
First of all, this rifle comes from good stock. It's a Benjamin. It's now owned by Crosman, but let me tell you; they've been making awesome pieces since before YOU were born (most likely). Before I was born anyhow.
Secondly (and most important, in my opinion), it packs a wallop! At 1000fps (believe it),... (read more)
Written on: 28/12/2004 by rowland
After a lifetime of hunting, I finally decided to purchase an adult air rifle for plinking and small game. This is an excellent rifle for the value, it is accurate (after one becomes accustomed to the trigger pull). It is also a handsome rifle.
My biggest problem was in becoming accustomed to the trigger pull, as I prefer a hair trigger and dislike a sense of 'pulling' the trigger when focusing on the target. I adjusted the trigger to increase the 'creep', but this did not really help, but... (read more)
Written on: 02/11/2004 by Mike in CO (2 reviews written)
I fired about 150 rounds of three different pellet types and could not get the Benjamin Sheridan Legacy 1000 sighted in with or without the scope. I finally switched to Copperhead pointed hunting pellets and had much better success. If the gun is truly that sensitive to pellet type, then it seems like Crosman/Benjamin Sheridan would strongly recommend the best pellet choices. I would havegiven the gun a better accuracy score if I had info on right pellet for the gun from the start.
Also,... (read more)
Written on: 28/07/2004 by Tyrathect (3 reviews written)
This is my second review of the Benjamin Sheridan Legacy 1000 rifle. In the first review I stated that I was having a difficult time sighting-in the rifle.
I have since put some more time into the gun, and changed the following things
1) cleaned the barrel thoroughly
2) switch from Crossman premier domed to Gamo target wadcutter pellets
3) stopped trusting the parralax correction of the BSA 3-12x50mm scope.
4) put about 500 pellets through it.
Now I am getting .5 inch groups at 30 yards. ... (read more)
Written on: 26/07/2004 by Tyrathect (3 reviews written)
I bought the kit version of the Benjamin Sheridan Legacy 1000 rifle recently and am having terrible trouble trying to get it sighted.
I noticed that with the stock scope and mounts, my groups were coming out as evenly spaced lines. A sign to me that the scope was slipping. Inspecting the scope itself, I found that the paint was being removed from one edge of the scope were it passed under the scope rings. I found that the ring bolts were loose and tried to tighten them (with the supplied... (read more)
Written on: 25/07/2004 by alexj (1 review written)
After reading a review on this board I decided to purchase one of these air rifles, I went to my local garts sports centre and found that due to a holiday local to the state I live in they were offering a 25 percent off coupon, baking this rifle only $150.00 for the combo kit, the kid included the rifle rains and a four by 32 scope and the hard shell case.
I got the gun home, and quickly proceeded to mount the scope, excited to get the guns sighted in and start some shooting, I first used a... (read more)
Written on: 26/03/2004 by Growlithe (2 reviews written)
I have just recently bought my Benjamin Sheridan Legacy 1000 and I love it! It is light, relatively compact, and can shoot powerfully and accurately all day. It's favorite pellet round seems to be Benjamin Sheridan Diablos (7.9g) for about 14 fpe. The more you shoot it (break it in) the more powerful this gun gets. This is a great airgun for anyone who wants to do target shooting or game hunting. (read more)