The Trail NP XL 725 features a handsome, checkered, hardwood stock. The stunning 30 foot pounds of muzzle energy, and shot velocities of up to 900 FPS make this magnum powered airgun the ultimate choice for successful small game hunting. Benjamin Nitro Piston powered break barrels produce 70% less noise than spring powered airguns, and with smooth cocking effort, less recoil and less noise, a successful day of hunting is within reach. One simple cocking motion and your follow-up shots are fast, quiet and easy. Each Benjamin Trail NP break barrel comes with a 3-9x40mm CenterPoint precision scope, featuring an adjustable objective and range estimating reticle. Trail NP air rifles feature a bull barrel, Picatinny mounting rail system, installed sling mounts and ventilated rubber recoil pad.
Model Number: BT725WNP Pellet Velocity: Up to 725 fps Alloy Pellet Velocity: Up to 900 fps Weight: 8.5 lbs Length: 49 in Mechanism: Break Barrel Power Source: Nitro Piston Caliber: .25 Ammunition: Pellets Capacity: Single Shot Barrel: Rifled Steel Optics Rail: Picatinny Style Optics: 3-9×40 mm AO Safety: Lever Stock: Hardwood
Variable Pump CO2 Break Barrel Pre-charged Pneumatic (PCP) POWER SOURCE 3-10 strokes of an on-board lever to compress air 12-gram cartridge Spring or piston cocked by a lever (barrel) On-board high pressure reservoir FILLING METHOD None, self contained Insertion of CO2 cartridge None, self contained Use of high pressure tank or pump to fill on-board reservoir VELOCITY * Up to 700 fps Up to 780 fps Up to 1400 fps Up to 1100 fps NUMBER OF SHOTS Unlimited (must be pumped for each shot) 40 – 60, varies on rapidity of trigger pull Unlimited (must be cocked for each shot) 15 – 35 (varies with caliber) USES EFFECTIVE RANGE ** 15 yards
COST $40 – $200 ($ – $$) $80 – $130 ($ – $$) $100 – $300 ($ – $$$) $250 – $600 ($$ – $$$$) ADVANTAGES Velocity is variable based on number of strokes Convenient, accurate Self-contained, accurate Powerful, consistent, superbly accurate DISADVANTAGES Must be pumped up for every shot Performance can vary with temperature (70 degrees is optimum) Requires practice to shoot at highest accuracy External fill source required * Velocities based on alloy ammunition ** Accuracy is determined by ballistics and shooter ability Target Shooting Plinking Pest Control Small Game Hunting Predator Hunting
Choosing a Caliber
BB .177 .22 .25 Material Copper coated steel Lead (lead-free consist of plastic and/or zinc) Lead (lead-free consist of plastic and/or zinc) Lead Weight (grains) 5.2 7.9 or 10.5 14.3 27.9 Energy (@ muzzle) 4 FPE @ 600 FPS 17.5 FPE @ 1000 FPS 20.3 FPE @ 800 FPS 42 FPE @ 825 FPS Shapes Spherical Wadcutter, domed, pointed, hollow point, destroyer Domed, hollow point, pointed, destroyer Domed, destroyer Uses Plinking Targets, plinking, pest control Targets, plinking, pest control, small game hunting Pest control, small & medium game hunting Advantages Less expensive than pellets Fast, flat trajectory ideal for targets Ideal for both targets and small game Hard hitting hunting round; conservative on air Disadvantages Ricochet if fired at a hard surface Weight limits hunting to pests, small game Not heavy enough for larger small game species, predators Limited shapes available
Nitro Piston vs. Spring
Nitro Piston (Gas Piston) Coiled Spring Materials Common steel tubing Steel spring Advantages Easier to cock than coiled spring guns 70% less noise over the shot cycle than coiled spring guns Minimal recoil Not affected by weather May be left cocked 55% faster than coiled spring guns and 15% faster than simple gas pistons Disadvantages Noisy Significant recoil Affected by weather