- Crosman Nitro Piston
- Ambidextrous stock
- 11mm dovetail grooves
- Fiber optic front sight
- Fiber optic rear sight (adj. for windage & elevation)
- 2-stage adjustable trigger
- Up to 1-200 fps with lightweight- lead-free pellets
- Includes unmounted 4x32 scope & mount
- Ideal for small game hunting- plinking- spinners & more
Benefits of the Nitro Piston over a metal mainspring:
- 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
I set up a 20yrd range and had at it - after a couple hundred field pellets (crosman round nose) and a new truglo extreme 4x32, I was grouping at about 1 in.
to say I'm pleased is an understatement
(I also bought a Caldwell eze rest)
The NP technology does lead to a noticeably smoother action than other rifles in this range with mechanical springs that I have shot, and helped convince me to buy a Trail NP2 as my next rifle.
I shoot this gun with the open sites but I am using the scope on another mechanical springer. It is not great but not bad and has held up fine thus far. I'd honestly rather have this scope than the non-AO 3-9x scopes included with a lot of other air rifles these days.
Summary: Plenty powerful and accurate for pest control/small game, but too difficult/awkward to cock for all day fun, especially compared to the various other offerings out there.
I would recommend this to a friend that really wanted something inexpensive with a wooden stock to use just for pest control/small game, but if they didn't mind a synthetic stock and/or wanted to shoot more often I would recommend other options.
Yes it comes with the heavy gritty long pull Crossman trigger. I added the longer adjustment screw for the trigger and the RC bearing mod and the trigger pull is short, breaks clean at 2 lbs 4 oz.
The scope did need the front objective lens backer out about two and a half turns to get a good focus down to 5 yards. Make sure the back ring's recoil stop pin is in the hole in the top of the receiver or this rifle 's recoil will cause the scope to shift. Use LockTite on all screws. While the Nitro Piston doesn't vibrate like a steel spring, the two way recoil seem much sharper. Make sure any scope you mount on this rifle is rated for Magnum spring airguns.
Wood is nice, bluing is nice. All stock screws were LockTited from the factory.
This is a magnum pellet rifle at a BB gun price.
0.177Caliber 0.177 CalVelocity 1200 fpsLoudness 3-Medium
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