Crosman Nitro Venom Features
- Gas piston
- Weaver rail (no open sights)
- Manual safety
- Ambidextrous hardwood stock with twin raised cheekpieces
- Checkered grip & forearm
- 70% quieter than most other breakbarrels!
- Includes unmounted CenterPoint Optics 3-9x32 scope with quick-lock mounting system
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 the Nitro Piston
- 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
This gun is made in China.
This is my first Nitro Piston air rifle and its a huge improvement over the spring action rifle I once owned. It's well made and I am pleased with the accuracy
I have transitioned into PCP rifles, Benjamin Marauder .22 and a FX Wildcat .25 and both are super accurate and amazing performers.
When I wan't to grab an air rifle and have some fun plinking without the whole PCP Air process I can grab the Nitro Venom and have some fun with minimal effort.
I've been using Crossman premier 7.9 grain hollow points and they perform consistent single whole shots at 30 feet with no problem.
I have some heavier JSB & H&N pellets on order to try and see how it performs with those.
I am pleased as always with Airgun Depot and quite happy with this rifle !!!
I mounted the UTG Hunter IR 3-9x40 AO scope instead of the cheaper scope that was included and it works perfect on this rifle and the whole thing was under $200 A great value !!
I did not try the included scope so no comment, I'll probably use it on an older crossman pump rifle i have.
The Nitro Venom is a little louder than both of my PCP airguns but not too loud for the back yard.
Tears up cans and bottles! It is much heavier than expected but that is a good thing. Very solid and well made air gun.
Not really designed for young shooters unless they are experienced with break barrel style rifles.
Overall excellent gun!
I can agree that with the 14.3gr Crosman hollowpoints that the power may be lacking. But if you find the right pellet, this gun can deliver! My Nitro Venom in .22 caliber shoots the Crosman powershot penetrators with accuracy and power! I've already gotten a groundhog and raccoon with this rifle, as with any hunt, shot placement is key!
The scope is descent, but once I get too the sic power setting, it begins to get fuzzy. But overall the scope gets the job done.
The stock is a nice wood with nice checkering, but will mark up easily. Overall this gun is a great budget rifle for hunting and plinking! One benefit is it's a gas ram powerplant, so it can be cocked for longer periods.
Overall a great rifle for the money.
After dozen shots, I had it zeroed in and very accurate. This is my first pellet gun and the quality feels great.
It's on the heavy side but has a solid feel. Quiet but has a slight unexpected kick for
A pellet gun.
The barrel: I've read many reviews that mention that this rifle comes with a very dirty barrel. It does... I cleaned mine before shooting it and I highly recommend that you do the same if you buy one. This will help speed up the break in process.
The scope: Many reviews complain about the scope that comes with this rifle. I don't get it! The scope that came with mine works great at close to medium range. It provides a clear, focused view on all power levels up to approximately 120 ft, it does start to get a little blurry at longer distances though. But it works well enough that I will not be replacing it.
The trigger: Its true what they say, its pretty bad out of the box but it's super easy to fix. Follow the instructions on you tube videos ( there are a lot of them) but dont use washers or the 5mm x 9mm bearing people recommend. You will end up with a hair trigger. I used a 5mm x 8mm bearing that I purchased at a local hobby shop and my trigger is fantastic!!! It now has a 1/4" travel and breaks wonderfully, and the safety still works.
the scope lens is really blurred. I aim it to target, but it shoot 10 inches above the target. The elevation is not adjustable. I sent it to crosman, they sent the replacement with same problem. I totally don't want it.
I'm not sure why people are complaining about the bundled scope. I find it bright, sharp and consistent at roughly an 8x setting, with which a headshot on a squirrel at 20 yards is almost a can't-miss proposition ... and squirrels shot in the head with Destroyers don't move far or for long!
Out of the box the rifle did have a little rust at the breech and around the place where the breech mates to the pressure chamber. Seems like a little oil before they packed it could've solved that problem, but a little oil here cleaned it right up. It did mean the rifle was extremely difficult to break the first time ... like I was almost ready to call tech support till I read in the manual that a sharp blow down on the muzzle (at right angles to the barrel) opens it right up.
The only real negative on this rifle is the trigger. While smooth, it feels like I have to pull it half a mile before the gun fires. The adjustment screw is completely worthless. I'll get used to it eventually. But that is the only negative in an otherwise excellent piece.
Not so sure about plastic trigger
I believe my purchase was a GOOD BUY despite the issue of junk glass. I'm just highly PO'd about the CenterPoint scope's uselessness. It started out a winner, but rapidly suffered system failure due to the scope. This situation left me wishing it had open sights for back-up though. I bought it knowing full well it would be an optic directed air rifle. The rifle seems to have power to spare and will drive wad cutters, Daisy economy pointed pellets, doomed RWS and Crosman Premiere pellets deep into wood/plywood. Only real drawback on the rifle is the ultra-long take up and terribly rough pull through the trigger to release the beast of the gas piston. Correctable with a GRT III trigger replacement for $32. It now just sets collecting dust. I'll put it back in service for the grand kids this spring with a new optic from a more trusted source. If my memory serves me...I'll update with a new review in a few weeks once I feel moved to prepare for the younger ones coming for more frequent visits with Grams and me. I may even miter the stock to a shorter LOP to allow the smaller kids proper mount and hold. Darn rifle is heavier than a lot of large bore center fire rifles and decreasing the OAL is better for its intended purpose of allowing the younger grand kids, both boys and girls to work on eye-hand-brain coordination and correct trigger control/follow through to aid in making the journey to marksmanship more manageable. They all enjoy burning powder%u2026but the times dictate unlimited pellets beats the cost of .22LRs. Never mind their want to turn loose magazines full of 5.56 through a couple of Modern Sporting Rifles on the family range!
Buy one if you want to try a gas piston for fewer dollars, but be forewarned, you%u2019ll need a trigger and may need a better or at least more reliable optic for the ultimate satisfaction that this air rifle should provide. Shucks%u2026you might be better off in the long run by spending the additional money required to sweeten the performance on a different model, altogether. 3 Stars since it is a factory-packaged deal. I believe the rifle on it's own is close to a 5.
As mentioned in other reviews, the scope that comes with the gun is fair at best, but can be used and deliver a nice grouping at 25 yards. At 50 yards my eyes are getting old and its tough for me to hold it on target. I can group them, but not as tight. Id blame myself rather than the gun/scope. The scope is kind of fuzzy at max zoom, so I keep it backed off a little most of the time. While its fuzzy, you can still make out the target easily enough just not sharp and in focus. Too bad there are no iron sights the stock scope is fair at best but the rail system is solid.
I was surprised at how quiet it is. I shoot in my back yard (its legal for me where I live), but it does not make much noise. During the day, with normal outside noise the sound does not get my neighbors attention unless they are specifically listening for it. At night its a different story, where background noise is much lower to start. Hitting a target often makes more noise than the shot itself.
The trigger has a long pull, and while there is an adjustment for it, it is still not that great. You can buy after-market triggers, but Im happy plinking around the yard the way it is. Im not going into any competition so it is what it is. As the saying goes, a poor carpenter blames his tools.
The stock has a nice rubber butt youd think by looking at it that the rifle has a might hefty kick. It has a kick, but if they didnt have the rubber butt, you could shoot for hours w/o getting sore.
I like the safety on the rifle. Im a south-paw and it is very easy to set and release the safety (in front of the trigger). It may sound dangerous, but its pretty slick. After a shot, I automatically put it on safe before I reload. My son is a righty and its very easy for both of us to use it. I consider it a big plus.
The end of the muzzle looks like a silencer, but its not, more of a decoration. Its nice to pick the rifle up by this or to use your palm to break open the muzzle.
Im pleased with the Nitro Venom .22 cal, and would recommend it to anyone.
I have not used it in low light conditions. I guess that the scope will become useless at late afternoon. I plan to add a laser within a month. Just for fun.
I am more than satisfied with this performance, and hopefully expect some improvement as I hone my shooting ability.
In short, I like this rifle very much, and I would recommend it to anyone starting with air guns. Price/performance is a winner.
It is very accurate and I would highly reccomend getting this for pests and target shooting.
0.22Caliber 0.22 CalVelocity 950 fpsLoudness 3-Medium
0.177Caliber 0.177 CalVelocity 1200 fpsLoudness 3-MediumMag Capacity 1
0.22Caliber 0.22 CalVelocity 950 fpsLoudness 3-MediumMag Capacity 1
0.177Caliber 0.177 CalVelocity 1200 fpsMag Capacity 1