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Crosman Nitro Venom DuskŪ .177 Caliber Air Rifle

Item #: CD1K77NP
Crosman Nitro Venom DuskŪ .177 Caliber Air Rifle
Crosman Nitro Venom DuskŪ .177 Caliber Air RifleCrosman Nitro Venom DuskŪ .177 Caliber Air RifleCrosman Nitro Venom DuskŪ .177 Caliber Air RifleCrosman Nitro Venom DuskŪ .177 Caliber Air RifleCrosman Nitro Venom DuskŪ .177 Caliber Air Rifle
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Suggested Use: Pest Control / Plinking /Target Shooting
Item#:CD1K77NP
Brand:Crosman
Caliber:0.177
Velocity:1200
Mechanism:Gas Piston
Mag. Capacity:1
Condition:New

The Nitro Piston Technology has proven to be a valuable aid to hunters. There's nothing worse than knowing your metal spring might be fatigued and not provide the power and energy you need to humanely dispatch your prey. With a gas piston, you'll always have the same power and never have to give it a second thought because the gas piston does not suffer from the same issues. Get either the .177 Crosman Nitro Venom Dusk to shoot spinners, pop the heads off dandelions, kill tin cans or dispatch small garden pests. If you shoot rats, mice, chipmunks and rabbits, the .177 caliber will have sufficient power.

Specifications:

  • Caliber - .177
  • Velocity: 1200 FPS
  • Weight: 7.40 lbs
  • Barrel Length:18.63"
  • Overall Length: 44.75"
  • Capacity: 1 round
  • Barrel: Rifled with Muzzlebrake
  • Front Sight: None
  • Rear Sight: None
  • Scopeable: Weaver/Picatinny
  • Trigger Adjustment: Two-stage adjustable
  • Buttpad: Ventilated rubber
  • Suggested for: Small game hunting/plinking
  • Action: Break barrel
  • Powerplant: Gas piston
  • Safety: Automatic
  • Repeater: Single-shot

Features:

  • 70% quieter than most other breakbarrels!
  • Gas piston
  • Smoother cocking and shooting
  • No spring torque
  • No spring fatigue, (Even if you leave it cocked for hours)
  • Lasts longer than a metal spring
  • Functions perfectly in cold weather
  • Weaver rail (no open sights)
  • Ambidextrous Hardwood Stock with Dual Raised Cheekpieces
  • Includes: unmounted CenterPoint 3-9x32 Scope with Mounting System
MSRP $220.00
Our Price $149.95 Save $70.05 (32%)
manufacturerCrosman
caliber0.177
velocity1200
airgun mechanismGas Piston
ammo typePellets
magazine capacity1
airgun usePest Control / Plinking /Target Shooting
airgun railWeaver Mount
opticsVariable / 1 inch Tube
product conditionNew
warranty1 Year Limited
Crosman Nitro Venom Dusk .177 Caliber Air Rifle
$149.95
5 Stars based on 27 Review(s)
Brian
Suburb of Detroit
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Awesome Rifle
February 23, 2012
I've put about 400 pellets through mine and it's about the best shooting pellet rifle I've ever owned. I've been shooting for over 40 years and this thing is as accurate as any 22 rifle I've ever shot. After about 50 rounds through it I finally got the scope dead on and hasn't moved a mm since. I have a 45ft shooting range set up in my basement since it is too cold to shoot for long periods now and I got tired of getting bulls eyes on the 25ft NRA Air Rifle Targets that I'm shooting at that I started shooting match sticks. Here's a pick, the left one I shot standing from 25ft on the first shot and the other 2 were shooting from a bench. I knocked the tip off the last one and nicked the head and knocked some of the sulpher off and than nicked it below the tip on the second one from the right using Crosman Competition Wadcutters. It took 12 shots but I'm not as steady as I was when I was 18. Overall a great rifle for the $$!
Pros:
Power Accuracy Price Quiet
Cons:
A little Heavy

Kristopher
West River, MD
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

A Lot of Bang for the buck!
November 28, 2011
I'm still very early in the break in process of my Nitro Venom but am already impressed! Stock is sturdy and well constructed. I have only shot 20-30 shots and the gun is beginning to make tight groups at 15yrds but i still have a long way on zeroing the scope. Scope is not the best but its not bad either its better then others I have seen included with comparable guns on the market. I was initially taken back by how loud the first few shots were but as the machining oil burned out of the barrel it quickly quieted down. The power is very impressive for a gun in this price range purchasers like myself will have no problem taking down small game.
Pros:
Nitro Piston will not fatigue over time.
Cons:
Scope can be hard to see out of. Sloppy inconsistant Trigger

zach
se ct
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Best Rifle for the $$$
June 27, 2014
I've shot alot of air rifles and rifles in general. This is a serious air rifle! I don't think there is a comparable gun for the money. I went side by side with my Beeman, Benjamin and my friend's RWS and Ruger. The Crosman....yes I said the Crosman won hands down. I even stopping shooting my Remington Nylon .22 because it isn't even close to the accuracy. I just eye shot a Groundhog at 45 yds....yes CLEAN eye shot. I can't do that with any other gun I own. I am glad I went with this gun over the higher prices guns. One thing though, it's heavy..... Oh and I have over 1000 rounds through it so it's not short lived performance and not a fluke.
Pros:
Everything especially price over product quality. As good at the $250 and higher priced guns.
Cons:
HEAVY. This sucker weighs probably 3 times as much as my .22LR Rimfires (not counting my 10/22 Ruger with a custom heavy barrel.

Anthony
La Vernia, TX
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Big Bang for your Buck
June 18, 2014
Bought this one on a daily deal. Boy what a deal. More power than I thought. Read the other reviews. Their not kidding power,accuracy, and fun all rolled in one. The scope fits well and easy to use. Dialed in well and fast. It is a bit hard to pump at first but quickly gets easier as you put more rounds through it. Buy this one you won't be sorry.
Pros:
Power, power, power.
Cons:
none

Savage3006
Strong Island, NY
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Savage3006
November 21, 2013
gave this a 5 because I love it!!! no flaws to report everything works as it should. scope works great easy to sight and groups of less than 1/2 inch and 25 yards. also super quiet just a little heavy but I took care of that with a rifle rest.
Pros:
accurate, easy to break the barrel (not for kid's) solid Everything, great rifle. it is heavy but shoots great
Cons:
none!

Kevin
Fort Lee, VA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Powerful Piston Requires Powerful Arm
September 1, 2013
The most memorable thing about the first 50 pellets put through this fine weapon was the ungodly amount of force needed both break the barrel and cock the action. I needed both hands! Of course, since it hasn't settled down yet, I can't speak to accuracy but I can definitely testify to the beauty and solidity of the Nitro Venom Dusk. Ergonomically it feels quite good. Today I used my Caldwell Deadshot Shooting Rest with the artillery hold, resting my open left hand on the bag". (I put the v-shaped little stock rest on top of the larger bag and rest the fore-end, with my hand under it, on top.) Toward the end of my session I was getting some consistency in the groupings, although it might have been more coincidence than technique. Nevertheless, the gun responds much as my Ruger Air Hawk Elite minus about 5 or 6 pounds, and that is a crucial difference. I'll have to embark on a weightlifting regimen to shoot the Ruger from an unassisted standing position, but the Dusk will require lighter weight work. The overall effect, feel and sound of the nitro piston powered rifle is distinctly different from the slap-twang of the Ruger springer. To me, the Crosman action feels more efficient and compact compared to the active, mechanically potent Ruger spring. You can simply feel there is something big moving inside the Ruger with every shot. The physicality of the Crosman nitro piston takes place in a shorter amount of time (albeit very quickly) and with less of a feeling of mechanical things happening than I can sense in the Ruger. Well, duh...that's exactly what is going on, isn't it? So ... I like them both very much in terms of size and heft, but the Dusk takes the prize for maneuverability. My Rugers barrel breaks crisply and easily compared to the Crosman, but the Ruger is just so darned heavy it gives the edge to the Crosman, if you need to compare. The CenterPoint 3-9x32 that comes with the Crosman is bright, crisp and solid and seems perfectly adequate. The scope mounts appear robust. I will eventually obtain an 8-32x50 for more precision and distance, but for now the comes-with scope is fine. Come to think of it, if I can adjust the trigger to make it lighter I will. It has a long pull and requires considerable effort to shoot. So it's plastic, so what? If that's important to you it comes in both plastic and wood models, your choice. I live on an Army post so will have to find suitable public land off-post if I want to go varmint hunting with this rifle. Although deer and turkey hunting is allowed on Fort Lee, shotguns and bow hunting only are authorized - no rifles - and I believe the attitude to air rifles is still at the "oh, BB guns" stage, so until I feel like trying to blaze a trail of legitimacy for air rifles on an Army post, I will just leave well enough alone for now. I get a little smug (though only to myself!) at my range while my fellow members spend a dollar or more or less per round as they (rightly) enjoy their ARs and bolt actions, etc. (which I, too, will acquire for deer hunting eventually). I am having a splendid time with my air rifles and my air pistols (today was also devoted to trying out my new Crosman 2240) and I would endorse the Crosman Nitro Venom Dusk enthusiastically to any and all who can handle its considerable physical requirements.
Pros:
Solidity, ergonomics, power, scope. I don't own a Chrony so I can't speak to velocity.
Cons:
Heavy trigger. Cocking requires IMMENSE force but probably only during break-in, I'm guessing. I'm hoping. I'm praying.

Joey
Whitelaw, WI
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Gun Great Company to buy from!!!
July 25, 2013
I received the rifle very quickly. I had no issued with the gun so far. This is the 1st nitro piston air rifle I ever owned and wont go back to spring again. The first shot was extremely loud then by the 10th it quieted right down. Still working on the break in period but if you take your time and try different pellets it groups great with certain styles. Don't expect it to be a tack driver with out a little work on your part. Great product.
Pros:
Everything great rifle. it is heavy but shoots great
Cons:
Only complaint is scope and rings but for the price how can you beat this rifle.

Mike
Knoxville, Tennessee
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Exceeds Expectations
June 7, 2013
I've only shot this sweet thing 50-60 times and I already have it completely zeroed in at 30 yards, shooting 1-inch bulls eye clusters one after another. I just can't miss with this thing. On day 2, I picked off two rabbits from my deck with the target at the edge of my garden 50 feet away. Both were heart shots. Did I mention that I just can't miss with this thing? One was an instant kill and the other a drop and flop (10-seconds) using only one pellet for each kill. Doc, my Chesapeake Bay Retriever was beside himself and eagerly retrieved both kills knowing he would get the dressed-out trophies for his efforts. I use GAMO .177 Rocket Pellets, my favorite by far for accuracy and penetration and shear knock 'em dead results. It's reasonably quiet too, quieter than my old spring fired pellet rifle for sure. Cocking is somewhat hard but not unreasonably so. Weight is heavy but I like that. Each shot feels like I'm shooting a real gun, not a toy. The scope is just fine for my purposes and easy to mount and calibrate with typical incremental calibration dials on top and side which claim 1/4 inch per click at 100 yards and this seems to be pretty true. The style, construction and flat black finish give this baby somewhat of a serious bad-ass look as well. I may see if I can somehow add a strap which would be great to have given the weight of the gun. Even without a strap though this was definitely money well spent. Happy Father's Day to me :)

Phoebus
Connecticut
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Excellent
April 7, 2013
This is an excellent rifle. The break-in period was kind of a pain, but that is partly because I didn't know that it would take about a hundred shots for it to shoot accurately. Had I read the user manual first, I would have realized this and not bothered with the scope until after the first hundred rounds. Zeroing a scope is kind of a pain when the gun isn't shooting accurately, obviously. What I also did not know when I first shot it was that the first few rounds are VERY loud. Like, scared the crap out of me and my friend and probably the neighbors. I worried at first about the noise. I shoot in my backyard in a suburban neighborhood, but my worries were quickly allayed when the gun became much quieter once it was broken in. It shoots very accurately after the break in period. I popped a Bic lighter from all the way across my backyard, about 30 yards. This rifle also feels hefty, and for that I like it. Nice solid-feeling stock and barrel, nothing feels cheap, it has a good weight to it. Cocking effort took some time to get used to. My other air rifle is a weaker one with a very light cocking effort. I have read complaints about the trigger pull. It seems okay to me, but I will try adjusting it to see how it feels. I use lead pellets, I don't really like shooting all that lead into my yard but the PBA ammo is so much more expensive. Last time I used it, I found it to be very inaccurate. I would estimate I get about 1000 fps with it, opposed to the advertised 1200, if you use the PBA ammo. 1000 is perfect for me though! Gets downrange in a hurry and Makes a nice authoritative "tonnnng" when it hits my metal target. I have also read complaints about the scope not living up to the standards of the rest of the gun. It seems okay to me. Certainly doesn't feel cheap. Maybe that's just because I haven't used what one might consider a good quality scope. Picatinny rails are a plus. It eliminates the problem of the scope pushing back (I had that on my other air rifle). They are of course, quite versatile when it comes to sights. All in all, I have no complaints about this product. I think it is excellent! I wish I had seen the .22 cal version on this website before I spent $170 tax on the .177 at Cabela's. I can live with that, no sense pining over the higher caliber one when this one right here is fantastic! I would absolutely recommend this to anyone, except perhaps a small shooter. As I've said, the weight and cocking effort of this rifle are fairly hefty for a smaller frame person. You will not be disappointed!
Pros:
Hefty Solid Accurate Plenty of power to spare
Cons:
None yet.

kevan
eastern,ohio
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

It's as good as they say it is, believe me.
March 26, 2013
I bought a Gamo rocket IGT would not zero in. I cleaned it after every 50 shots put around 400 through it. 3 different gamo pellets changed the scope would not even come close, so reading about the Crosman Nitro Venum Dusk which had great reviews. I sent the Gamo back and bought one. This gun is unreal out of the box, a little adjusting about 15 shots later grouping quarter size shots touching each other at 25 yds. Amazing gun. I'm going to 40 yards tomorrow. I've read about 30 reviews and they were right. If you want a gun that is as good as its reviews says it is get one you'll be very satisfied with this gun. Great gun for price and feels good in your hands. Heck of a job Crosman. I'm sold.
Pros:
Accuracy. Trigger is nice. Nice weight looks good.
Cons:
none

Kenny
Elverta CA
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Crosman Nitro Venom Dusk .177 Caliber Air Rifle
March 21, 2013
Great gun once sighted in. The trigger sucks from the factory. The second stage adjustment screw wasn't long enough to make it a short enough trigger pull. Also the directions for adjusting it are backwards. Turn the screw clockwise to shorten the second stage not counterclockwise. All I had to do was install a slightly longer screw and now this gun is great. Less than a one inch group up to 60 yards (which is all i have shot it).
Pros:
3-9 scope Stock Power Accuracy
Cons:
long trigger (easy fix) no open sight to hard to cock for kids

Harlemhomeboy
Geneva, Switzerland
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Steal of a deal
March 10, 2013
Great little rifle. Accurate, even with the cheap center point scope. Mine seems to like JSB's. Pretty quiet after the initial shots. Great package for the price.
Pros:
Accuracy Weight Quiet
Cons:
Scope

Vic
Mobile, AL
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Excellent Rifle
February 22, 2013
Excellent rifle and fast delivery. Easy set up and sighting. Very accurate.
Pros:
Love the price for the power.
Cons:
No dislikes

Geir
NORWAY
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Well spent money!
February 18, 2013
American Crosman quality! This Gun fulfills any airgun shooter, with a minimal budget. Centerpoint Scope, with mildots, NP- tech, and all- weather stock. Good accuracy! What more can you ask for? The rail makes it easy to fit any scope you want. Red dots or anything that you can fit on a picatinny- rail! A very nice starting gun for your children! YES, the trigger is a problem, but not an unsolvable problem. It is both adjustable and it is possible to have a gunsmith to take care of it for you, without messing with your guarantee! Or you can simply just adjust it yourself. I recommend the last. It takes just a few cents in pellets, and what fun would shooting be, if you didn't have to practice a little? After zeroing the scope, I suggest that you gently tap it on both sides of the mountings, to let it set. Use a rubber stick or something like that. Then shoot again. All this said, I too miss mountings for a sling. It's a little pitty that some customers buy a competing brand, just because of that. It wouldn't cost Crosman much to at least put the mountings on, and let the customer buy a sling of their choice. Or use one you have on another rifle. I use the sling as support when shooting standing up. I also hike a lot. When you need to climb, the sling would come in handy. The gun is not heavy to carry. Without the NP tech, the low weight would become a problem itself, regarding recoil. When you're hunting small game, walking some miles, it would be nice to hang it on your shoulder, not in a bag. All in all, buy it! It's worth EVERY nickle and dime! I'm a Norwegian Customer and a CROSMAN Fan!
Pros:
Accuracy Power Stock Design Mounting rail Scope PRICE
Cons:
No Slingmount Trigger

Dewey
Holland, Michigan
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Best Darn Air Rifle I've Ever Owned!
October 17, 2012
I bought one of these Nitro Venoms a few months ago from our local Mart store. Number one: it was on sale for under a buck and a half. Number two: I was curious about this new Nitro technology I'd been reading about. Like everyone else said, it was a tad loud for the first 50 or 60 rounds, then it quieted right down. Once I got the right ammo and got it sighted in at about 30 or 40 yards, I was very impressed. I'm a retired law enforcement officer with over 20 years of experience and when I told my fellow officers about this great gun I caught a lot of guff from them about playing with "BB guns." That is, until I let them shoot it a few times. They also were very impressed and a couple of them have actually gone out and purchased their own. I went out to the same local store a couple of weeks ago and bought myself another one just to alter it in different ways to see if I could improve it just a bit more. I very carefully took off 4 inches of the barrel (Not recommended for the novice or the less experienced), just to see if less barrel drag would improve the FPS. It did!!! With the newer alloy pellets, it clocked in well over 1550 fps with absolutely no change in terminal ballistics. Unfortunately, it did make it a little more difficult to cock. As nice and quiet as their sound reducer was I replaced it with one of my own designs. Since there is no heat involved in the firing process, I made mine using PVC pipe and insulation reducing the weight along with the length. It worked just fine and looks like something out of a science fiction movie. Next week, I plan on getting to work on that pesky trigger pull with my dremel and some polishing paste. Although, I was able to match the accuracy and noise reduction but not better it. I like the way my modified model looks but it's still pretty much the same gun as it started out as, basically speaking.
Pros:
I like just about everything this gun has to offer.
Cons:
Trigger pull, length, and weight.

Jake
Adirondacks
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

my final rifle
September 28, 2012
I am writing this review one year, thousands of pellets, over 50 grey squirrels after buying this gun. It defies the expectations of any airgun, with a three digit price tag. I have shot this gun in the rain, the snow, and even a hail storm. With it, I have killed grey squirrels from past a hundred yards. In my opinion, there is no better air rifle on the planet. It has out shot a gamo silver shadow, a crosman quest, and even a ruger 10/22. Buy one and some JSB monster pellets. Clean her when your done, and you will never miss again. Install the GRTIII trigger, and the gun will beat even high cost pcp rifles. This is the last air rifle I will ever buy! And when I die, I would like to be buried with it. So when aliens dig up my bones in a million years, they'll say dang, that's a nice gun.
Pros:
Everything. Accuracy, power (I chroned it at 1500 once, with a gamo platnum pellet), reliability, and silence. It is my sniper rifle.
Cons:
The fact that there is no room for improvement, jk that's a good thing.

Scott
Alexandria, IN
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

I love this air rifle
September 28, 2012
I bought this with Crosman Premier Ultra Magnum Heavy, 10.5 gr. pellets 500 count. Wondering how it would print??? Did the break in with 100 rounds cleaning it at every 25 rounds with Hoppe's BoreSnake with nothing on it. One nice small hole...Just bought 5 more cans of the same pellets. The scope is mil dot... nice! No more 13 line ground squirrels. Fun to shoot!
Pros:
Scope is a mil dot. Power, it rips through water jugs and ground squirrels and it is quiet!
Cons:
The trigger, you have to get used to it, but overall it is good, not spongy.

John
Michigan
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

nice air rifle
August 24, 2012
This is a very nice air rifle. It's powerful enough to send a pellet strait though a 2"x4", the scope isn't the best. Even though center point makes some pretty good scopes.
Pros:
powerfull noise reduces after shooting a bit.
Cons:
Could have a better scope, but for the price and quality, not bad.

Sean
NY, NY
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Cant be beat for the price
June 28, 2012
I am getting a 1 inch group at 40 yards...yes yards not feet..Very happy with the purchase.
Pros:
accuracy
Cons:
trigger & scope

Matt
Topeka, Kansas
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Awsome gun but bad Trigger.
May 16, 2012
This is a nice nitro gun but the trigger is horrible. Make sure you buy a trigger from Charlie da Tuna or you will not be happy with this gun!
Pros:
Stock Scope Accuracy
Cons:
Trigger!!!!!!

RC
Illinois
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Rock-solid air rifle!
May 7, 2012
After a half-hour behind my nephew's Venom (sighting the scope for him), I liked his so much, I bought my own! Never owned an air-rifle (but do own several firearms), and the appeal of being able to shoot in my back yard (without spending dollars-per-hour for range time and a dollar-per-round with a high powered rifle) is what brought me to an air-rifle. The rifle is, as I stated, rock solid. Fit and finish are excellent, mechanics work flawlessly, and (for an air-rifle) it packs a punch! As some of the other reviews have stated, the rifle is horribly inaccurate for the first hundred or so shots, but they do come together slowly after that. The first couple-o-shots are loud, but they do quiet down. I found that a good barrel cleaning works wonders for accuracy after the intinital break-in. I'm not quite acclimated to the trigger just yet, nor have I adjusted it to see what can be improved upon. Scope is a quality piece and offers lots of adjustment(s).
Pros:
Good quality, heavy, solid construction, nice scope.
Cons:
No complaints!

air rifle killer
riverton kansas
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Beast airgun
April 29, 2012
Ok well I had this airgun for about 6 months and i have killed huge amount of rabbit squirrles and birds on rabbits it takes about two shots if you dont hit him in the head or heart the only problem is the scope i can only get to the fifth zoom before it gets cloudy and you cant see the cross hairs
Pros:
accurate and long lasting
Cons:
scope, loud and wieght

JLoftus
Eddyville, Ky
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Awesome gun for the price!
March 3, 2012
Gun grouped very well straight out of the box although they said it may take 100 rounds through the gun to get tight groups and less noise. Gun is quiet and if I can hold it steady the squirrels trying to get in my bird feeders don't stand a chance. Gun is very powerful. Gun is kind of heavy, but I have found this true of other quality air rifles.
Pros:
Quiet, powerful, and accurate.
Cons:
Weight and the scope provided is a little weak on the optics, but a good buy for the money.

Julio Martinez
San Juan, Puerto Rico
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Crossman Nitro Venom .177 Caliber Air Rifle
March 2, 2012
This the best buy for a pellet rifle, the scope is easy to calibrate. I used a foam coffee cup as a target I-draw a size of a quarter circle and placed the cup at about 25 feet, it took me about 30 pellets to cero in the middle of the cup. Was not satisfied yet and moved the cup 47 feet and I was surprise how accurate my rifle is now. Great for hunting one shot one kill. I will like to find out if Crossman has a .22 Caliber with that same characteristics.
Pros:
The price is great for such a powerful rifle
Cons:
It does not have a carrying strap

Dust Devl
Alamogordo, New Mexico
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great pellet rifle!
February 4, 2012
This is my first adult pellet rifle purchase. I have been "into guns" for over 20 years and just never got into BB or pellet guns. This rifle is actually more accurate than I am. I continue to learn this "artillery hold" and am amazed at the accuracy of this gun. I have about 300 pellets thru it. The scope is great. Very stable...hasn't shifted like I've read on some of the Gamo guns. It is very quiet too. Not even close to .22 rimfire (either sub sonic from normal barrel, or supersonic ammo thru a suppressor). I'll be buying the same Crosman in .22 soon since this .177 has impressed me and my shooting buddies so much!
Pros:
-Easy to cock and load. -very accurate -nice scope -super quiet -amazing value for the money.
Cons:
Nothing yet.

Andrew
Henderson, NV
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Very reliable fps gun
January 8, 2012
This gun is made by crosman but it is still a very good gun to buy if you have no ideas on how a nitro piston will look or feel. It has reliable killing power at almost all altitudes. It is also much more silent than most other air rifles
Pros:
Nitro piston Reliable killing power Cheaper nitro piston air rifle
Cons:
Made by crosman

don maxwell
5 Stars

nitro nenom
November 30, -0001
I bought the venom because it felt good it looked good only to find out it shoots great I am disapointed in the triger trigger adjsment it made no differance no matter which way i adjusted it theaccurace is beyond what I wanted I am a good shooter it out shoots meso far the most accurate foe me and my venom has been hollow point 1/4 nch 25 yards



By Koen from Den-Bosch on March 11, 2012
Is this gun too loud for shooting in my backyard, in a town.
By Adam from Berkley, MA on March 14, 2012

Answer:
I live about 150ft from my neighbor and I was concerned about the same thing. I took a chance and bought the nitro venom dusk .177. In my opinion it is the perfect gun for shooting in your backyard. The first shot sounded like a .22 rifle going off but that is because of the dieseling effect caused by the machining oils left in the barrel during production. Just make sure you get yourself a .177 cleaning kit and clean the barrel well before firing it for the first time. After my first shot it quieted right down and I absolutely love the gun. I've put about 200 pellets through it. The Rws hobby pellets work well and the crosman hollow points work good too. Beleive it or not most of my shooting has been in my basement. I have a 30ft indoor range setup and it's plenty quiet enough for that. My wife can peacefully watch tv with only the faintest pop going off down stairs. Don't get me wrong, it's not SILENT but the muzzle dampener and the nitro piston technology made this rifle plenty quiet enough for my needs.
By Joe from Western Ky on March 14, 2012

Answer:
Not in my opinion! This gun with the piston instead of a spring is very quiet. The first shot after I received the gun was loud but after that is is very quiet. I noticed the same thing from my neighbor's air rifle after he dry fired it ( which is not recommended ).
By Kristopher from West River, MD on March 14, 2012

Answer:
This gun when first unpacked and fired does have quite a loud crack but tends to quiet down after a few rounds. After break in with lead ammo I would equate it to firing a nail gun. However if you are using PBA ammo she will crack like a .22 powder round every time. If you are planning on using this rifle in a populated area it may draw some unwanted attention as this rifles appearance is very aggressive and could easily be mistaken for a real rifle. Hope this helps have fun and happy shooting

By Charles M. Hubbert from Florence, Alabama on February 11, 2012
Are all nitro rifles break barrel?
By Staff on February 20, 2012

Answer:
At this time yes all are.

By Bob from Houston, Texas on May 29, 2012
JUST WONDERING DOES THE GUN COME WITH A SCOPE BECAUSE SOME GUNS SAY THEY DO BUT THEY DON'T... PLEASE REPLY THINKING ABOUT GETTING THIS GUN.

By Staff on May 30, 2012

Answer:
This gun does come with the scope in the picture

By Stephen from Kirkland, Washington on April 6, 2012
What kind of reticle does the scope have? Hoping for mil-dot, but not a deal breaker. Thanks for answering
By Staff on April 12, 2012

Answer:
This is just normal crosshairs.

By thiago from brazil on April 23, 2012
Hello,
my name is Thiago and i'm from Brazil,
i would like to know if have any problem to ship an airgun (Crosman Nitro Venom Dusk .177 Caliber Air Rifle) to Brazil, and how many days would it will take to arrive.
In Brazil has a law that says that spring guns are not considered fireguns, therefore don't need to have any weapon document, just need the bill.

thank you.
By Staff on April 24, 2012

Answer:
Thank you for you interest.

For questions about international ordering/shipping please email us at international@airgundepot.com. This so we can better help you.

By Matt from Bryant, Arkansas on December 28, 2011
What size group does this gun shoot at 50 yards?
By Kristopher from West River, MD on January 9, 2012

Answer:
To Be honest with you I have not shot much at that distance. I have been shooting about a 1" group at 30 yards with the occasional flinger. The shots i have attempted at 50yrds have been all over but I have not been trying to zero in at that range. My friend has the Gamo Big Cat 1250 and i think his may be a little more accurate with its bull barrel but its hard to tell. I do like the gun though and it seems to be getting more accurate the more i shoot and now stick only with gamo rocket pellets.
By Carter from Washington on February 14, 2012

Answer:
At 50yds, if you do your part, you can expect to get 2"+ groups...

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