- Crosman Nitro Venom Dusk
- Gas piston
- Weaver rail (no open sights)
- 70% quieter than most other breakbarrels!
- Ambidextrous synthetic stock with grooves on forearm & grip
- Dual raised cheekpieces
- Incl. CenterPoint Optics 4x32 scope + mount (unmounted)
If you shoot a lightweight pellet so its velocity exceeds the speed of sound- it could result in your pellet breaking the sound barrier and the gun being louder than expected! The speed of sound depends on humidity- temperature and altitude. Generally speaking- it's between 1-060 fps and 1-115 fps.
Here are the benefits of Nitro Piston Technology:
- Smoother cocking
- Smoother shooting
- No spring torque
- No spring fatigue- even if you leave it cocked for hours
- Functions perfectly in cold weather
- Lasts longer than a metal spring
- Caliber0.177 cal
- Velocity1200 fps
- Ammo TypePellets
- ActionBreak barrel
- Barrel StyleRifled
- Fire ModeSingle-shot
- Gun Weight7.4
- Magazine Capacity1
- MechanismGas piston
- RailWeaver Mount
- Trigger AdjustabilityTwo-stage adjustable
- UsePest Control / Plinking /Target Shooting
- Warranty1 Year Limited
Cocking is a muscle building exercise. Thus, this gun would be a pain for a child to cock. You first have to break the breach open over you knee and then place the stock in your gut and pull down on the barrel, is the best way I found to cock it. As the instructions say, don't use any type of pellets other than the recommended. I tried a couple of Gamo Red Fires pellets I already had, but they both missed the target completely. Crosman Pointed Premium Grade were right on target.
The gun is easily taken out of the stock by unscrewing three screws. There is a dime size metal brace piece of which the flat part goes toward the rear of the stock where the air chamber seats. It goes around the large bolt at the very end. It may fall out if the stock is turned upside down.
With a little innovation, you should be able to put a strap for this rifle.
PS - I have emailed Airgun Depot about the scope, so we will see if they can help.
The trigger is not as adjustable as you may think seeing as it is advertised as "adjustable". It's OK though, just not a true two stage, CBT like my NP2.
My only negative would be that there's no sling attatchnents. No problem.
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.
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.
Cleaned the barrel with dry patches, mounted scope, tightened all screws and bolts on the rifle. I set up target at 33', fired
first shot, 3" high dead on. Then put twenty pellets in that hole cover with quarter, no flyers. The gun was already broken in and ready to go. No recoil to speak of, very low noise. Using Beemans Kodiak 10.65gr pellets, gun loves these. Tried six other pellets, gun loves these heavy guys.
After, 200 shots, scope rings loosened and forearm screws as well. That's normal with the hard hitting power of this gun.
Tightened the rifle up, proceeded to shoot as before. Have now shot nearly 400 pellets, gun still preforming well. Adjusted objective end of scope for no movement on 9 power @33',adjusted eye piece, very clear, holds zero. You would have to do this for each yardage to make it perfect, but is pretty clear without all this adjustment up to seven power. Would guess, parallex is set at fifty yards on this scope. Don't know if point of impact will change, with change of magnification? I will
try it but that's only important to hunters, not hole punchers!
Has the Crosman trigger, just deciding whether to give the Hillbilly fix or buy a trigger. Will tear gun down and clean and lube it,
blue Loc-tite everything, reassemble. Its a keeper, warranty is out anyway. Maybe put a little double stick carpet tape under the scope rings. I owned a gun shop for years, a little trick I used on long belted big game rifles. That's recoil son!
A 340 Weatherby Mag from benchrest will rock your world !!!!.
I own a lot of guns center fire and rim fire. I have target triggers that cost four times price of this gun, scopes and guns that cost ten times this gun. I'm new with airguns, just a hobby, they are not perfect, but I don't know how they build them
for this money?
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 :)
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!
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.
the scope isn't the best. Even though center point makes some pretty good scopes.
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).
The trigger pull average was 3lb 12oz 3/8 stroke. Im sure if you used a more consistant pellet and put a good trigger in it the groups would get a lot tighter.
I'll let you know how it goes.
I'll be buying the same Crosman in .22 soon since this .177 has impressed me and my shooting buddies so much!
By Koen from Den-Bosch on March 11, 2012
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
By Staff on February 20, 2012
Answer:At this time yes all are.
By Bob from Houston, Texas on May 29, 2012
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
By Staff on April 12, 2012
Answer:This is just normal crosshairs.
By thiago from brazil on April 23, 2012
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.
By Staff on April 24, 2012
Answer:Thank you for you interest.
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