>>Refurbished Benjamin 392<<
IMO, that's a great deal, on a classic air rifle.
Give a Benjamin pumper proper maintenance and they will last you a lifetime and more.
Refurbished = more than likely they just replaced the seals**. There are very few parts that can actually break on a 392 "under normal use"..
**another possibility is that people over lubricate the rifle and "gunk" builds up in the compression chamber making the rifle difficult to charge. >They clean up the "gunk" and you're good to go.
The ONLY negative I see and it's a very small one is they only put a 30 day warranty on the rifle. >I don't really understand that, since the 392/397 rifles are very reliable and well built. Of all the air rifles built, >if it were me< I would feel most comfortable matching the factory warranty on a 392/397. This is just a guess, but mine is that Crosman/Benjamin forbids them from matching the factory warranty
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IMO the Benjamin 392 or 397 for that matter are best served by a Williams(AKA the Crosman 64) peep sight. They cost about $30, will last forever and are a perfect match for 39X rifles. The rifles are even factory drilled to accept this sight, so installation is a breeze.
I want to thank "Ben" again for finding the 392 being sold by Airgun Depot>and posting it for the rest of us<. It's a heck of a deal and I have been recommending it every chance I get...
>>"I like the .22 more because it has more punch"<<
Actually the 392(.22) and 397(.177) use the exact same powerplant so the rifles are nearly identical in power(fpe / ft-lbs of muzzle energy)
In the rifles we chronographed the 397 got around 12.4fpe and the 392 around 12.8fpe*. That's not a great deal of difference. >If you're going to use the rifle "mostly for plinking" then you might think about getting the 397, .177 caliber pellets are considerable less expensive, and if you like to shoot a lot. It will really add up.
*Your results will vary, I guarantee it!! No two air rifles are exactly the same and the same goes for chronograph(s)