Written on: 18/07/2010 by Demetrius (1 review written)
This is a srong gun it will kill Birds the size of pigen you can shoot them any where and they will fall and die insatantly. This gun will kill squrrels if you shoot them in stomach takes 2o seconds to die chest takes 10 seconds and head is instant. Rabbit head shot is the best or heart which will take longer to kill. I used crosman premier hollow pellets which are 500 for 7$ at my walmart. This gun is very accurate i never miss a small water bottle at 20 yards.
This gun will kill... (read more)
Written on: 12/03/2010
I grew up with my dads .22 cal 10 pump and I just got my 392, just like the old one! Well built, extremely accurate even at 50 yds. Pumping is easy if you have any upper body strength at all. I shot a soda can at 50 yds, open sights and hit it all day long. Absolutly amazing little rifle. No need to buy anything else. By the way my dads still shoots today with no problems ever, he said he got it when he was 13 years old. That's 1953!!
57 years old and it still shoots strong and accurate!!!! (read more)
Written on: 31/01/2010
I GOT MY 392 22CAL, FROM WHAT I HAVE READ THEY ARE WORRY FREE! LAST MANY YEARS.
NOW THAT I HAVE ONE I SEE WHY,CHEEP & MINE IS NOT ACCURATE! IT IS AT 10MM?
BUT AT 20MM THAT IS WHEN IT OPENED THE GROUP TO 3". I HAVE A SPRINGER'
TF97 22CAL THAT WILL HIT 1/4" GROUP AT 20MM,. & WHAT'S UP WITH KEEPING 1 PUMP IN THE GUN HAVE TO DO WITH THE SEAL?. JUST GOT IT TODAY 1/30/10, & WILL BE
RETURNING IT ON MONDAY IF THE PUMPING AT 30+LBS IT TOOK BOTH HANDS TO GET IT UP TO 7 PUMPS & FOR WHAT 625FPS OR ABOUT... (read more)
Written on: 26/09/2009
The Benjamin Sheridan 392 is the best production airgun made today, but it's made for a man (pumping is exercise). It's power is only surpassed by a few of the superexpensive springer guns that have a recoil, are very heavy, and are very loud. This thing also has a fixed barrel which adds to scopable accuracy unlike the moving barrel of the springers. The trigger is completely okay and I could hit a nickel every time at 10 paces just with the open sights--easily within my eyesight... (read more)
Written on: 25/06/2009 by nac386
This benjamin sheridan 392 gun is powerful, accurate, and well worth the money. I shoot at a peanut jar (6x6inches) at 45 yards and I hit it with open sites every time with only 5 pumps. The gun is very well balanced, it is just as easy to shoot standing up as sitting with a rest.
Today I shot a laundry detergent container about 25 yards out, the pellet went right through it and hit the peanut jar at 45 yards. The pellet kept a STRAIGHT LINE even after passing through the plastic container. (read more)
Written on: 13/04/2009
This Benjamin Sheridan 392 airgun is overall very good, unlike most other airguns today the Benjamin 392 keeps up with the tradition that is accuaracy, dependability, and bang for your buck. just like its ancestors (read more)
Written on: 08/04/2009 by chandler364
had the benhamin sheridan 392 gun PA for years no breaks or any problems but still wish they put scope rails (read more)
Written on: 11/01/2009
Academy took it back no questions asked. I have 24 air guns. Crossman sure lost the quaility Benjamin had. Would buy another and try to break it in and try different pellets IF it had good sights or 3/8 dovetail for scope. (read more)
Written on: 09/01/2009 by ncct
Made in the USA - all steel - no plastic. Variable power - three to four pumps for plinking and 5 through 8 for hunting. Many 22 pellets available including light to heavy. Purchase a Williams Model 64 peep and installed easily - just follow instructions by Williams for both installation and sighting in. Peep helps me shoot again with irons for my mid age eyes and glasses. Variable power is fun; although I like my springers and their associated power. Benjamin Sheridan 392 has good... (read more)
Written on: 03/01/2009 by Rudolph (1 review written)
If your not determined and lack the ingenuity to make something unforgiveable work, then go buy a Beeman airgun. Frankly I don't have $500.00 to spend on a basic high-power air gun. Solution, I mounted a red dot scop on mine,.....the $87.00 392. I then removed the trigger group assembly, studied it and came up with an adjustable trigger. It's very slippery. I then added a counter weight to the end of it,.......knock out the roll pin and remove the brass plug at the business end, then drill... (read more)
Written on: 18/12/2008 by GreyGeek (1 review written)
Thirty years ago I used to plink and hunt with a .20 caliber Sheridan Bluestreak. That gun was deadly accurate on small game out to 50 yards using the stock iron sights. I put thousands of rounds through it before the pressures of business and family took all of my time. I retired six months ago and one of my goals was to take up plinking again. I was surprised to see the old .20 caliber Bluestreak still being offered but I decided to go with the .22 caliber 392 instead. More choices... (read more)
Written on: 02/12/2008
I have used this rifle to take gray squirrells at distances of 20 yards and less. It is my opinion that it just is not powerful enough to consistantly make humane kills. Good solid head/brain shots are needed to kill quickly so that they do not needlessly suffer. Shots to the heart/lung areas too often fail to kill quick and clean. While I really like this air rifle, I think it is better suited to shooting tin cans rather than small game unless it is done at really close distances with shots... (read more)
Written on: 24/11/2008 by thebeast4036
This rifle has stood the test of time. It is also extremely accurate and dependable. I shoot possums at 30 yds. and it kills them first shot. Accurate and dependable (read more)
Written on: 27/08/2008 by JSL (1 review written)
Benjamin 392 22cal/Crossman 4x32mm Scope.
For the price of this gun you get a nice quality and decently accurate rifle. With a 4x32 scope on it, I can consistently hit soda cans out 30-40 yards. It's not a thumper compared to high velocity springers, but it's cheaper, doesn't kick and air source wise, it's self contained. Some say it's not good for small game beyond 20 yards, but I've taken rabbits out to 30 yards with only 5 or 6 pumps using crossman premiers, and no, a second shot is not... (read more)
Written on: 22/07/2008 by Vininator (1 review written)
Great power, excellent accuracy, and VERY fun to use. Also doubles as an exercise device!
My rifle has taken a serious since I've had it, and it looks even better all scratched up... Well recommend Benjamin Sheridan 392. (read more)
Written on: 02/07/2008
I just got this gun today and had 5 fatass dove lined up on the telephone wire...i didnt hit a single one...and this things impossible to sight in even with open sights....grate dissapointment...(cant spell for my life)....thank God i got it at academy im returning it tomarrow..... (read more)
Written on: 17/06/2008
Would recommend this rifle to anyone. Its powerful, accurate and most of all good bang for your buck! (read more)
Written on: 07/06/2008
Quality well built gun. strong & accurate. definitely worth the price. Would recommend this gun for anyone who is looking for an airgun rifle, this guns a steal for the price! (read more)
Written on: 04/04/2008 by favbal (1 review written)
After finding the pellet it likes best, crosman domed premiers at .68" group at 50 yards with ao centerpoint scope 4-16x40, there's nothing it won't take down. There were some pellets that did not do this rifle justice 3" groups. The other pellets it liked were the jsb.
I have taken down crows, raccoons, rabbits, an opposum. Usually head shots since it's accuracy with the premiers is excellent. (read more)
Written on: 06/01/2008
My second one...I brought the first one back, because it shot so erratically. Couldn't sight it in. And I thought it was a fluke, so I exchanged it for another one. Same thing all over again. There is no way to sight it in, because it changes every time. To the left, to the right, high, low, I can shoot exactly the same with no pull, on a solid ledge, same target, and get five different directions with five shots.Not happy at all. (read more)
Written on: 21/06/2007 by kicknotes (10 reviews written)
I know the Sheridan 392 has a loyal following, but unfortunately, I'm not in that crowd.
Coming from a (relatively new) background of three Gamo springers (a Delta, a Shadow Sport, and a CF-X), I thought a .22 would be a nice addition to my collection. I was initially looking into RWS's 48 and 350, but I didn't want to break the bank, especially if another quality option was available.
I spoke with a rep. at Crossman, and he told me that pumping takes 25 lbs. per stroke. While I had no... (read more)
Written on: 16/06/2007 by WooLax23 (1 review written)
I purchased my first adult air rifle last summer in the form of a Daisy Powerline 1000. Making the novice mistake of buying velocity over quality, I was immediately disappointed with its performance. The quality was simply abysmal. It was cheaply constructed out of plastic, and, even with the included 3x9 scope attached, I couldn't hit anything even at comparatively close ranges. This summer I decided to rectify my mistake by buying the exceptional Benjamin 392. I was immediately impressed... (read more)
Written on: 20/04/2007 by Polycarbonate
I have had this gun for a while now and have had no problems with it. I like the variability in power because of the multi-pump design, and the fact that pump guns have no recoil unlike spring powered ones. It was my first .22 caliber air gun and I can almost feel (probably from the satisfying sound upon impact) the pellet hit. I have had a Crosman .177 bb/pellet pump for even longer and was quite satisfied with it. If you like how pump air guns work, then this one is the most advanced one... (read more)
Written on: 01/04/2007 by JohnnyRed (2 reviews written)
I recently purchased this gun, and without even firing a shot, it became my favorite air rifle. The way it looks, handles, and feels is superior to anything else I own, and it's price was much cheaper than anything of similar build quality. The gun is very accurate. The dovetail sites are excellent, no need for a scope. Anything under 20 yards, I like to use Beeman Kodiak pellets because of their heavy weight. Beyone that, I use RWS Superpoints, they give a nice flat trajectory. Being a... (read more)
Written on: 11/01/2007 by andyjv2000 (1 review written)
My 392 has been through hell and back, had BBs shot through it, (very bad idea, not only a rifled barrel, but different caliber, and brass barrel, which is very soft, but incredibly accurate), and it groups at 1" at 50 yards. Hard to believe? Believe it. Oh, and I shoot iron sights. I'm sure it would be even better with a scope. This is a must have for anyone who wants to shoot targets, or pests. Go with the .22 caliber (the 392), just in case your wondering about the .177 and the .20... (read more)
Written on: 29/12/2006 by Abel
he Benjamin/Sheridan 392PA is not an expensive air rifle, and it does its job by taking down rabbits, squirrels, rats, doves, ducks and a lot more. Shooting accuracy is perfect for 10 yards - 50 yards. I personally have a Benjamin rifle with a Tasco 3-9x scope, and it's a deadly one.
I hope this review is helpful for you folks. (read more)
Written on: 20/11/2006 by Some Random Person (2 reviews written)
I've had my 392 for several years now and am generally satisfied with it's performance, except at longer ranges beyond 30yds where power drops considerably. Long periods of shooting are quite tiring.
On the whole a good solid pellet gun. (read more)
Written on: 01/11/2006 by grayman (1 review written)
I would recommend this air rifle to anyone looking for an accurate, quality, easy to use, quiet and fun to shoot air rifle. The Benjamin 392PA would be a great first rifle for any young person looking to improve their shooting skills, and anyone wanting to enjoy a true old and tried air gun experience. (read more)
Written on: 20/04/2006 by toywacko
This Benjamin/Sheridan 392PA is my first pump .22 after shooting a Daisy 880-.177 cal. For many years, I'm more than satisfied with this gun overall. I tried a Crossman break barrel with two different scopes and couldn't hit a thing. The box the 392 comes in states "only accurate to 33 feet." With open sights I consistantly hit a can sized taget at over 200 feet and can easily hit farther with good aim! When I need to nail a squirrel or pesky birdee I grab my trusty 392. (read more)
Written on: 07/12/2005 by sheridanman
I've had my Benjamin/Sheridan 392PA for about 6 months and love it. I've taken 12 squirrels this past week by walking down the alleys. I skipped last hour of school seminar so I could shoot when no one was home. Shot all but one in the head and dropped them like stones. All Gamo dome pellets exited. One even went lengthwise through a cottontail at 20 yards. I'm getting a scope to put on it it find out how accurate it really is but it can't get much better. (read more)
Written on: 21/11/2005 by bereznov (2 reviews written)
I bought my first Sheridan in the late 60's, and I shoot thousands of rounds with it. I have killed hundreds of squirrels and rabbits with open sights and the old fashioned Sheridan pellets. I pretty much wore that gun out, yet last month I pulled it from the gun rack and hit my target at night at 20 yards with one shot.
I found the new Benjamin Sheridan with a scope and purchased it. It would shoot 1/3 in groups at 10 meters and the trigger drove me nuts, so off to the shop where I... (read more)
Written on: 21/09/2005 by jcnesqmba (1 review written)
3 pumps will easily go in and out of a hard Campbell soup can at 10 meters with the Benjamin/Sheridan 392PA. The superiority of .22 over .177 is oh so very enjoyable. I am shooting RWS Masterdomes. 14.5 g. I am waiting for Pyramid air slugs at 23g and solid skirt to see how they perform. I can tell by shooting the rifle that heavier pellets are going to perform nice.
I had a Daisy Powerline 1000s and the trigger was so stiff I returned it. Everyone complains about the 392's trigger... (read more)
Written on: 07/09/2005 by forthaney (1 review written)
I have had several different air rifles from cheap Red-Rider (tm) copies to Crossman 2100 to an Anschutz 2000 (aluminum stock) match rifle.
In plain words, the Benjamin/Sheridan 392PA air rifle is the most unique of them all. Match rifles are heavy but hole to hole accurate; however, the Benjamin 392 left me feeling very impressed just after five shots out of the box.
Just to let you know about my shooting habits, I ran a dry air rifle wick through the bore to remove any left over... (read more)
Written on: 26/07/2005 by dg512055 (1 review written)
I received my Benjamin/Sheridan 392PA Air Rifle a couple of weeks ago from Cabela's. I was anticipating a great air rifle, and I was pleased at the construction and appearance. However, I have shot it at least 300 rounds with Benjamin, Crosman, and Daisy pellets, and this gun will not group three shots inside of 6" at 15 yards. I have tried the scope and mounts that came with the gun and and I have tried the open sights. I have tightened every fastener and checked the sights. I have run... (read more)
Written on: 24/03/2005 by tmlguy (2 reviews written)
I have had my Benjamin/Sheridan 392 for a couple of years now and it is my favorite. I first bought a 5mm Bluestreak in 1983 and shot tens of thousands of rounds through it before the seals blew. I sent it to Mac10 and had a steroid kit put in it which lasted for about 300 rounds. I decided to retire my old friend when my girlfriend bought me my 392. Out of the box it fit like a glove and those "crude" open sights were right on, just like my old buddy. I can still pick almost any twig I can... (read more)
Written on: 17/02/2005 by PhillyAirgunner65 (8 reviews written)
I have just added the Benjamin/Sheridan 392 to my airgun arsenal. I'm extremely happy with the pinpoint accuracy that is delivered by my new Benji! Shooting from my basement range at 10 yards with sand bags, I've produced 1/8" to 1/4" groups of five, with Crosman Premiers and Gamo Hunter .22 cal. Benjamin/Sheridan is being extremely conservative by advertising 1/2" groups at the same distance! This rifle packs a hard hitting punch and he's not fully broken in yet.
My chronograph gives me... (read more)
Written on: 25/01/2005 by hj28rules (1 review written)
Benjamin/Sheridan 392PA - I have been shooting the same .177 Benjamin air pistol for about twenty years. I recently purchased a 392 rifle at Academy Sports for $89.00. I am impressed with the power and accuracy but very disappointed with the cheesy open sights. I tried a scope configuration, however the crosman scope adapters place the scope too far forward on the reciever and it is next to impossible to get the correct eye relief with a 3x9x25 scope. I solved the open sight problem with a... (read more)
Written on: 24/12/2004 by laciakita (2 reviews written)
The Benjamin/Sheridan 392PA is a pain, it is not worth the effort to pump, get a Co2 or springer. The quality is not what they make it out to be, its shabby all over.
This is just my view but I own many airguns and this is one I bought due to hype from the sellers.
Its rubbish in my opinion. (read more)
Written on: 24/10/2004 by bigamehunter (3 reviews written)
This Benjamin/Sheridan 392PA is extremely accurate, today I made a head shot on a squirrel from 40 yards, the power of the .22 cal killed it instantly. It will shoot 1 inch at 50 yards with stock open sights. A great hunting air rifle. (read more)
Written on: 08/10/2004 by shushubat
I recently purchased a Benjamin 392PA rifle. It is a great gun and amazingly low priced for its abilities. I know it is a pump action and many people don't like that but when I was looking for a rifle I was looking for simplicity. I also liked the amount of power control with a pump action. I have always been a fan of air pistols and this is my first rifle. When I first saw the 392 I was very impressed by the design. Being a .22 it is very powerful and can knock a hole through a 1/2'... (read more)
Written on: 17/07/2004 by jjj002
I've owned a Benjamin/Sheridan 392PA for about 8 years now, and only use it occasionally. I made one minor adjustment to the open sights once- when I took it out of the box for the first time- and it will still hit a soda can at 30 yards reliably about half of the time from standing position. I'm not the best shot, but this gun has no problem with small pest control in the 20 yard range. It shoots where you aim it. I seldom use more than 3-4 pumps. I don't care for scopes, they disrupt the... (read more)
Written on: 06/10/2003 by Kevin001 (1 review written)
I like this rifle. The Benjamin/Sheridan 392PA is loads of fun at very low cost in terms of both time and money. All you need to do is grab the rifle and some pellets and your in business for a few minutes of fun.
I went ahead and ordered the Williams Peep Sight. I had to remove the factory rear sight and I just happened to have the right tool (a leather-headed mallet) to do the job without damaging the barrel. I love the Peep Sight. I have shot iron sights for years and thought I might... (read more)
Written on: 18/07/2003 by James Underwood.
Having wanted to get into some crow hunting with an airgun, I purchased a Sheridan 392PA, not only for its price ($105 at D&R Sports Center) but because, having owned 2 Sheridan Pistols (.177 and .22) I have had many years of quality shooting from them with absolutely NO problems.
I find the 392 VERY accurate - I routinely place 10 shots in a one-inch pattern, unsupported, from 10 yards - and I'm not the best shot.
A VERY solid gun, and for the money, an exceptional value.
The crows had best... (read more)
Written on: 27/01/2003 by LloydAS.
Good basic rifle with ample opportunity for modification. Tim McMurrary, www.Mac1airgun.com, gave mine the "steroid" treatment spoken about in other reviews. Turns it into tremendous shooting iron. I am very happy, even proud, of my Steroid Benji. Nine for accuracy because there are more accurate guns out there. Ten for handling because it offers no surprises for pump-up and very steady pointing because of solid construction. (read more)
Written on: 23/12/2002 by Greg.
I love this rifle! With the walnut stock and metal receiver, the rifle has the look and feel of a real rifle. The rifle is heavy enough to feel substantial, but not so heavy that you can't carry it for hours. The trigger is a bit on the heavy side, but it is relatively crisp with little creep. Pumping gets tough past 4 pumps, but you only need more than that when shooting at extended ranges or hunting. Overall, the quality of this rifle is far beyond your average, plastic, department store... (read more)
Written on: 28/03/2002 by tzem.
The Benjamin/Sheridan 392PA gun will give you the most "bang for the buck" in it's range. (read more)
Written on: 08/12/2001 by C Ramsay.
The Sheridan 392PA is good value for the money... and getting it upgraded to a Steriod 392 is worth it... it does about 22ft lbs 14pumps with CPs. Thats good enough for anything you will be using an airgun for. Its a light rifle also... easy to carry.
Only thing is that its barrel is not "up there" with much more relativly expensive air rifles. (read more)
Written on: 13/11/2001 by Jaime.
Not a very accurate air gun. Also, I get tired of pumping it. I guess I will always prefer a PCP or a springer to a multi pump. Shooting with the Sheridan 392PA for long hours is a safety hazard due to the ergonomics issue it poses to pump it. (read more)
Written on: 23/08/2001 by Manuel Peña Jr..
This air rifle was designed to put young shooter in a new entry level. In deed, this is a good rifle for practicing, informal shooting or plinking. You can use it for hunting small game. you have to pump it 6-8 times to reach a reliable velocity, when hunting.
I heve proved mine with some pellets and targets. I noticed that when the gun is pumped more than 5 times, accuracy is virtually lost. When firing it at 8 pumps, you can hit an starling at 30 yds.
being a pneumatic rifle, recoil is... (read more)