I was dead set on buying a Benjamin when I came across the Hornet. It's made by Gamo and the price was right (cheap, 150). I live in a small town and made sure returning it was an option befor purchase. So far I'm happy but not ecstatic. I killed 16 critters with it over the weekend. Mostly gophers or sage rats and one rock chuck. I've shot four different pellets thru it and the cross man viper has performed better than anything from Gamo. I re sighted today with the Gamo Hunter and I'm going back to the crossman. Does anyone own a Benjamin XL1500 ?