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New Crosman 362 vs new Benjamin 392
« on: January 06, 2022, 05:13:59 PM »
Was just wondering what the advantages are and disadvantages of each rifle. I have a new Crosman 362 on order, Jumped in right away. I have owned in the past, Sheridan Blue Streaks, Benjamin 342s and 1377s and 1322s but never a 392. For example, are the new 392s still brass barrels that are soldered onto the tube?
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Re: New Crosman 362 vs new Benjamin 392
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2022, 05:32:25 PM »
I have a pair of the new 392s.
The only downside I've seen is the raised comb. My hopes were to put Williams peeps on them. They are drilled and tapped for them. But you can't get your face down there far enough to use then.
No dovetail grooves. I had to buy a special rail set up to mount a scope or red dot.
And finally... If you want to pump it past 6 strokes, you better put your big boy pants on. However, that said... along with those hard 7 - 10 pump you get some serious power. And accuracy is typical of 3xx platform... very acceptable.
Mind you, I did have to clean some over spray out of the muzzle.

All in all... I like the guns.
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Re: New Crosman 362 vs new Benjamin 392
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2022, 05:49:05 PM »
Thanks Bill
I can't remember, are you holding off on the Crosman 362 train ride?
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Re: New Crosman 362 vs new Benjamin 392
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2022, 05:57:44 PM »
Like Bill, I have a 392s and was wondering the something when the 362 was released.  I'm not in any hurry to throw down another $100 for a 362 if there is not any real advantage of it over the 392. 
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Re: New Crosman 362 vs new Benjamin 392
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2022, 06:32:55 PM »
Thanks Bill
I can't remember, are you holding off on the Crosman 362 train ride?
Yep, I am... I would like to see them offer that stock and pump handle alone. And maybe the tube if it's different. I could build a beast around that with what I already have in house. Flat top adjustable piston and valve. 2260 trigger group. Steel breech and 24" barrel to be cut and crowned to size.
Yeah... I'll hold off and see how it shakes out.
Like I said before... I got 'lego' guns everywhere.
And my parts bin looks like an airgun Erector Set.
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Re: New Crosman 362 vs new Benjamin 392
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2022, 06:47:13 PM »
I have a peep on my 392s and have no problem getting a good cheek weld, although there is room for improvement.
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Re: New Crosman 362 vs new Benjamin 392
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2022, 06:51:04 PM »
LOL... evidently you have a smaller head then some of us..... no offence.
As with shooting all types of guns, accuracy depends on comfort. That includes heft, trigger and hold.
I am more comfortable with the side of my lower jaw against the comb... not my upper jaw bone or temple...  :o
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Re: New Crosman 362 vs new Benjamin 392
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2022, 12:08:22 AM »
I had a moment and came close to ordering a 362. I think I am over it. Interesting to read up on it here though. Havenít seen much on the accuracy of it yet. Since I have so much time in my 392ís , they do anything I need .
Here is a target with groups from a pair of 392s models and a 392PA . The lower left group is a final scope adjust.
These are good groups for a scoped rested 392. This is where the 362 needs to be , we just donít know if it is yet.
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Re: New Crosman 362 vs new Benjamin 392
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2022, 12:52:09 AM »
I have a peep on my 392s and have no problem getting a good cheek weld, although there is room for improvement.

Mark I removed the hunting pic you had posted, photo's like that are for the hunting gate only, I spent hours soon after I joined the forum removing all my hunting pics that I posted where they weren't supposed to be.
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Re: New Crosman 362 vs new Benjamin 392
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2022, 09:38:21 AM »
I have a peep on my 392s and have no problem getting a good cheek weld, although there is room for improvement.

I have the peep sight also and can get a good sight picture, but really have to lean in to do it.  My problem with the peep is I can't adjust it low enough.  Bottomed out it's shooting about 2" high at 25 yards.  I'm thinking about a scope mount like Bill has on his.
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Re: New Crosman 362 vs new Benjamin 392
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2022, 10:44:48 AM »
I have a peep on my 392s and have no problem getting a good cheek weld, although there is room for improvement.

I have the peep sight also and can get a good sight picture, but really have to lean in to do it.  My problem with the peep is I can't adjust it low enough.  Bottomed out it's shooting about 2" high at 25 yards.  I'm thinking about a scope mount like Bill has on his.

That's too bad. I feel for ya. At 25 yards using CP 14.3 ammo my Williams Peep is almost on the 2nd line, which gives me quite a bit of adjustment left to lower POI. I wonder why the difference?
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Re: New Crosman 362 vs new Benjamin 392
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2022, 10:57:04 AM »
My C362 and the steel breech I ordered from Crosman will be here Thursday. I'll be ordering a TKO for it soon.
That said, I was fortunate enough to get one of the very last wood stock 392's from the local Academy in my area.

The trigger of course is the infamous lawyer trigger that took around 750 pellets fired before it even started to loosen up. It's ok now. Not great. I haven't tried to mod it. I had the overspray, easily remedied, as we know.

As far as I am concerned JMO, its one of the best backyard blasters made and not a bad successor to the Sheridan 5mm.

The C362 has some big footsteps to fill.
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Re: New Crosman 362 vs new Benjamin 392
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2022, 11:11:58 AM »
I have a peep on my 392s and have no problem getting a good cheek weld, although there is room for improvement.

I have the peep sight also and can get a good sight picture, but really have to lean in to do it.  My problem with the peep is I can't adjust it low enough.  Bottomed out it's shooting about 2" high at 25 yards.  I'm thinking about a scope mount like Bill has on his.


Put a bit of glue atop the front sight, to raise it.
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Re: New Crosman 362 vs new Benjamin 392
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2022, 12:47:06 PM »
I have a peep on my 392s and have no problem getting a good cheek weld, although there is room for improvement.

I have the peep sight also and can get a good sight picture, but really have to lean in to do it.  My problem with the peep is I can't adjust it low enough.  Bottomed out it's shooting about 2" high at 25 yards.  I'm thinking about a scope mount like Bill has on his.

Put a bit of glue atop the front sight, to raise it.

Interesting thought!  I wonder if I could glue a piece of fiber optic to the top of it, that should raise it and make it much more visible.
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Re: New Crosman 362 vs new Benjamin 392
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2022, 01:27:43 PM »
I have a peep on my 392s and have no problem getting a good cheek weld, although there is room for improvement.

I have the peep sight also and can get a good sight picture, but really have to lean in to do it.  My problem with the peep is I can't adjust it low enough.  Bottomed out it's shooting about 2" high at 25 yards.  I'm thinking about a scope mount like Bill has on his.

I don't have either a 392s or c362, but I am always looking at .22 pumpers off and on. Mainly I'm looking for something that can shoot my NOE cast 19 grain pellets accurately at 25 yards.

It's not a pumper, but my .22 PR900/CR600 hybrid is the same way with the stock irons at 25 yards. I have to align the front sight roughly halfway up the rear sight blade when it is set as low as possible at 25 yards. A minor inconvenience, but like you I wonder if a piece of fiber optic could be glued on top. I did paint the flat part that faces the shooter bright red with a paint pen, which has made it acceptable for use at 25 yards. If I buy a pumper it will be for iron sight use since my .22 and .25 cal PCP's have good scopes and will be used if serious pests come around. I think there used to be a pumper based on the PR900/CR600, but it's not around any more, but that would be nice since I have two PCPs on the platform.

Since I don't own either, which would the forum say is better between the 392s and c362?
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Re: New Crosman 362 vs new Benjamin 392
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2022, 02:24:39 AM »
Going to be interesting as people modify the 362 for maximum power . How it holds up and reacts. The 392 is hard to modify but I have tested 45 fpe with my 392. So 20 to 35 fpe is a reliable shooter.
The 392 has a bigger valve and swept volume . Really an apples to oranges comparison.
Always seems the 392 is an underdog but it is a diamond in the rough.

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Re: New Crosman 362 vs new Benjamin 392
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2022, 02:35:23 AM »
Here's a pic of the 392/397/Streak models I've tried and still own.  The Steroid ones have the barrel attachments.  I've really tried to like them but one day with the 362 and I already favor it over any of these. I would like to see the 362 trigger lightened and the stock a little thicker, but I can live with these imperfections.

It might come down to a matter of individual priorities.  For me, ease of pumping, scope mounting, and ergonomics favors the 362.  If you're a fan of open sights and have bigger muscles, the 39x series is probably still a winner.  In terms of aesthetics, my 397 with Williams peep wins hands down.  It just has a beautiful profile. Stock is nice too.



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Re: New Crosman 362 vs new Benjamin 392
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2022, 04:28:43 AM »
I bought a c362 and am using the difference in price between the 392s to buy some aftermarket parts. I'm looking really hard at the Alliance Hobby and some of the other aftermarket flat top valves.
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Re: New Crosman 362 vs new Benjamin 392
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2022, 07:25:11 AM »
I bought a c362 and am using the difference in price between the 392s to buy some aftermarket parts. I'm looking really hard at the Alliance Hobby and some of the other aftermarket flat top valves.


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Re: New Crosman 362 vs new Benjamin 392
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2022, 07:47:05 AM »
   I have seen front sights made taller by folding over a piece of sheet metal , trimming the bottom to the contours of the rifles barrel, & use J.B. Weld  & a small clamp to hold it in place til the JBW dries. Then fill in the crack on the back side with JBW.  Looked pretty good & works fine.
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