Date: 28/11/2015 17:34

Customer Reviews by Kurtis from USA

Crosman Vantage Air Rifle With Nitro Piston

Crosman Vantage Air Rifle With Nitro Piston Air rifle
Review entered on 2012-09-13 11:03:36

5.0 5.0

5.0 5.0

5.0 5.0

By Kurtis from USA on 2012-09-13
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5.01 rating

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Things I liked: This is a fine gun for the price. The overall finish is pretty nice and the gun feels natural in my grasp. This is a squirrel-killer for me, replacing a very old multi-pump that has finally been retired to a rack. You really do need to put a hundred rounds or so through before getting serious about sighting it in. But after that, the grouping really narrows up and about an inch at 25 yards is what I get routinely now. The rear site adjust is great. Still getting use to the glowing sights, but all old guys have that trouble with something new.

Things I would have changed: There were a couple spots on the stock finish where the stain missed. These were around bolt holes, so touching up with a brown magic marker worked out well. The rear scope mount is fine but the front mount is clearly a design problem, not a machining issue. The retaining clip, a different design from the rear mount, pitches the right side of the front mount up and to the left. This causes the scope to line up almost 3 feet to the left and about 18" too high at 25 yards; too far to adjust and very noticeable when just viewing the gun. The scope itself cannot focus well beyond about 20 yards and I believe the focusing lens is positioned wrongly, so may be fixable. Since I did not even expect a scope with the gun, this did not affect my ratings.

What others should know: Fixing the front scope mount can be done by inserting about a 1/16" spacer above the mounting screw, between the tightening retaining clip and the mount. This will shift the mount back into alignment when tightened. Be sure to use aluminum. I used the aluminum nail from a 1/8" pop-rivet and it was just about dead-on. I left the whole rivet in there just to look cool...