Like power? The Phantom 1000 sends pellets downrange at 1000 feet per second! This spring-piston break barrel rifle is lightweight, so you can easily shoot it for hours without getting weary.It has a newly styled all-weather synthetic stock with a Monte Carlo butt stock and checkered pistol grip and forearm. The tailored styling makes the gun easy and comfortable to hold and offers natural points to properly balance the gun while shooting. Front and rear fiber optic sights let you acquire targets quicker (11mm dovetails allow for a scope), and the two-stage adjustable trigger ensures further customization to your shooting preference.This rifle is ideal for plinking and target practice, but you can also take small rodents.
- Caliber- .177
- Velocity: 1200 FPS (Alloy); 1000 (w/Lead)
- Ammunition: Pellets
- Weight: 6.02 lbs
- Barrel Length: 18.57"
- Length: 44.5"
- Capacity: 1 Round
- Action: Break Barrel
- Powerplant: Spring Piston
- Cocking Effort: 26.9 lbs
- Barrel: Rifled
- Front Sight: Fiber Optic
- Rear Sight: Adjustable for W/E
- Scopeable: 11mm Dovetail
- Trigger: Two-stage Adjustable
- Trigger Pull: 3.75 lbs
- Buttpad: Rubber
- Safety: Manual
- Synthetic Monte Carlo Stock
- Perfect for Target Practice or Shooting Small Rodents
- Caliber0.177 cal
- Velocity1000 fps
- Ammo TypePellets
- ActionBreak barrel
- Barrel StyleBreak Barrel
- Fire ModeSingle-shot
- MechanismSpring piston
- UsePest Control / Plinking /Target Shooting
- Warranty1 Year Limited
anyone who has this rifle should do the same, trust me you will love it even more!
I did a simple experiment using a 1000 FPS Crossman Phantom 1000. I filled three dog food cans, same brand, with water and placed them on a boulder. I then paced-off about 10 yards and fired a single pellet into each can. One was a Crossman Pointed 7.4g, the next was a Crossman Destroyer 7.9g and the last was the Beeman Kodiak Heavy 10.65g.
The exit holes on each were:
Pointed 7.4g 7/16x5/16 in
Destroyer 7.9g 7/16x6/16 in
Beeman 10.65g 9/16x8/16 in
The Beeman made the biggest exit hole. I use these three pellet, mainly for range. Pointed for 50 yard shots, destroyer for 20-30 yard shots and Beeman for under 20 yard shots. I was thinking that the Destroyer may make the biggest exit hole, but it didn't. The Beeman Kodiak Heavy won there. I have not tried the Crosman Premier Brown Box 10.5g yet. In short, this gun is so powerful, the heavier the pellet, the better.
Then I decided to really see how the Phantom 1000 worked with five different pellet types. The setup was a standard 25 ft air pistol paper target placed onto a Champion .22 rimfire LR rated bullet trap at a distance measured at 20 yards. The firing position was seated in a chair, using a normal forearm hold (fingers on the stock screws) resting my elbow on my knee taking 6-10 shot groups. I had been using the Crosman 7.9g Destroyer anyway, so I started with that and sighted-in the Phantom. Here are the results using the Crosman Destroyer sight settings (i.e. not resighting for the different pellets):
- Crosman Destroyer 7.9g: 5 of 6 shots in the black, 3 dead center, One outlier and the rest in a tight 1 inch group.
- Crsoman Pointed 7.4g: 2 of 6 in the black, the rest scattered around in a 4" group.
- Beeman Kodiak Heavy 10.2g: A 1.5 inch 10 shot group located 2.5 inches at 10 o'clock.
- RWS Superdome 8.3g: A 6 shot group 1" left of center 1.3 inches in diameter.
- RWS Meisterkuglen 8.2g: A 10 shot group 2.5 inches from the center 1.5 inches wide.
My conclusions: The Phantom 1000 really likes the Crosman 7.9g Destroyers - tight groups and very accurate. If you were to pick one pellet to use, use this one.
The Crosman Pointed 7.4 g had a wide spread - not that accurate in the Phantom.
The Beeman Kodiak had a wider grouping that the Destroyers, but most of the shots would have need in the black if I had resighted the gun for these pellets.
The RWS Superdomes would have hit 4 of 6 into the black if I had decided to resight the gun for these pellet.
Most of the RWS Meisterkuglen 8.2g pellets would have been in the black if I had decided to resight the gun with these pellets.
In summary - you can't go wrong with the Crosman Destroyers with the Phantom - very, very accurate and tight groups, however, if one decides to use other pellets like the Beeman Kodiak Heavies, one just needs to resight the gun for these pellets and the groups will be a little wider.
Note: The 7g-8g pellets made a metal splat sound when hitting the Champion bullet trap. The 10.2g Bemans actually hit so hard that they started to make the trap's metal ring like a bell.
I bought the Phantom to handle gray squirrels that were chewing on my house. No problems with the other red squirrels or chipmunks. From last October through this April, I had 31 kills and 4 wounded using mostly Crosman 7.9g Destroyers at 20 - 25 yards using the fiber optic sights.
In summary - this 0.177 break barrel rifle is a best buy for the price, power and accuracy.
(Thursday, Jun 16; 2011)
And I Am Waiting With High Hopes For This Gun (Based On All The Excellent Reviews!)
I Bought A 3-9x40 Scope To Put On It, Because According To Everyone The Sights Are Crappy And Un-Zero Every Few Shots, And So I Can't Wait To Start Sniping Things!
I also bought a variety of pellets to test in the rifle, and will respond back with the best of them.
* RWS Super-H-Point (500ct.)
* Crosman Pointed Pellets (250ct.)
* Crosman Destroyer (250ct.)
* GAMO Raptors (100ct.)
* GAMO Red Fire Polymer Tip (150ct.)
* GAMO .177 Match Pellets (500ct.)
However, i bought this about 2 years ago...if memory serves. Its a BEAST. Really i used to kill coyotes. It was a couple shots but yeah. Im worried that over these 2 years the power has decreased. it took about 6 shots to kill a skunk yesterday. BUY
I sighted it in at (50) yds and after about twelve or fifteen shots, I was consistently hitting half inch bulls.
The rifle is everything they say and then some...clean, neat and very powerful!...The pellets were penetrating half inch particle board at (50) yds!...very impressive.
This is my first "break barrel" rifle and it's hard to believe you can get this much performance for the dollars.
I would highly recommend this rifle to anyone, regardless of skill level or knowledge of the hobby/sport.
The gun is solid, everything is nicely fitting, and it feels like a real gun weight wise. It cocks fairly easy considering the FPS, I used to over pump my powerline 880 until I couldn't pump it anymore(I don't suggest this as it WILL break your gun and is DANGEROUS)and the phantom gets better penetration with less pumping effort.
Yes the rear sights should be made of metal, they ARE cheap and you have to adjust them often, but I don't count that against the gun because the phantom is definately a piece you want a good scope on. Mine came with a nice 4x32 scope, actually better than you expect from a throw in scope, which are usually cheap.
It's loud at first, but that calms down. If you like loud though don't worry, every time you oil it the first few shots will be pretty loud.
Overall I give it a 10 out of 10. It's powerful, accurate, and well built. Best of all at around 100 bucks it's definately worth the money.
Just don't forget to put a decent scope on it, or at least pick up a better rear sight.
Again Buy This GUN!!! Awesome power, accuracy, and durability.
Side note...it will be hard to cock for the first 10 shots. I mean really really hard. Like I was worried about it at first. But it will wear in don't worry!!! Just cock it over and over again, just to wear in the spring catch and you'll be fine.
****Beeman Pellets work best****
Great front sites, rear kind of cheap but adequate for close range shooting as others have stated.
For the money, good piece.
good- good price for the power and repeatability of rounds
I ordered a good rifle scope that I am waiting on to put on this bad boy. Same brand I use on my hunting rifles. I expect good things.
Noisy first 8-10 shots...but quited down considerably after that.
Great Gun...youcant go wrong. No need to spend Hundreds more on another brand...this is a solid rifle.
First 8-10 shots are loud but then it muffels down a good bit. Very accurate...I looked inside the barrel and it is rifled!!! I dont know if that is standard in air guns but I like that alot.
Slap a GOOD scope on it and you will be ready to go. Great gun, great value....Im not dissapointed at all.
By Brendan from Goodyear, Arizona on January 4, 2012
By Staff on January 9, 2012
Answer:Yes, a dove tail scope rail.
By Staff on January 9, 2012
Answer:yes, there is a dovetail style rail on this gun.
By NEIL TOOLARAM from trinidad on January 23, 2012
By Joe Dz from Harvard, MA on January 25, 2012
Answer:Yes, the barrel is rifled. I looked down mine the last time I cleaned it.
By John from Green on November 18, 2011
By Conor from Sunnyside, WA on February 4, 2012
Answer:No there is no shroud.
By Robbie from Grosse Pointe Farms, MI on November 18, 2011
By Duncan from Armington, Illinios on December 23, 2011
Answer:No. You must break the barrrel once and load pellet. That is all the pumping.
By George from Antartica on March 22, 2012
By Staff on March 23, 2012
Answer:Here is one that would work great for you,