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Average Customer Review4.5 (98 reviews)
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Things I liked:Accurate air rifle for the price. The Nitro Venom has some weight but still feels balanced. Target shooting is fun but I'm using Crosman hollow points 7.9 grain. Wish I was using Crosman Domed 7.9 grain or 10.5 pellets. The rifle can hold groupings from about 10 Meters at about dime size. Sighting in this rifle with the scope was fun, I had my Uncle shoot and I spotted his shots on a large piece of poster board 10 meters away. We finally were satisfied with the accuracy after about 30 pellets. Couldn't get it any closer without a vice he said. It's not hard to break down the barrel on this gun which is great if you want to shoot for a while. Hit the tip of the barrel with the palm of your hand and pull down. The scope is satisfactory for my needs, you can shoot with both eyes open or off eye closed. Sometimes I do get eye strain from using the scope. I don't really mess with the magnification, I adjust the ocular lens just enough until the target is clear for my eyes.
Things I would have changed:Wish it had iron sights as well. .177 is a decent caliber, I preferred the faster velocity air rifle. Not sure if a .22 caliber would be any better accuracy wise, perhaps better knock down power sacrificing fps. I went .177 caliber I don't think you go wrong either way.
What others should know:If you are new to air rifles I think this is an excellent rifle to start with. I think the price is fair, shoots well, built well, and is fun if you have some time to put into this hobby. I recommend shooting from a rest, you can shoot off hand using artillery hold as well. This rifle is not a toy, it can kill small game if you like to hunt, use it for pest control, target shooting or whatever else is lawfully allowed with an air rifle where you live. Have fun and be safe.
Things I liked:After doing countless hours of research on which rifle I was going to purchase, the Nitro Venom Dusk in .22 filled the bill. I am not new to airgunning and this rifles claims were just what I was looking for. Light weight compared to my Hatsan 125 .25, much less hold sensative, and surprisingly, much more accurate. After just 100 pellets through it the gun was printing cloverleafs at 50 yards. Amazingly accurate for a rifle in the mid $100 range. Blue locktite will need to be applied to the stock screws in order to maintain consistent accuracy. The cocking cycle on this gun is extremely smooth. The barrel was horribly dirty. That is to be expected though. This rifles favorite pellets thus far are the Jsb Exacts 15.89 grain and the H&N Field Target Trophies 14.66 grain. At 50 yards with both these pellets the accuracy is scary good. I am very pleased with the purchase of this rifle.
Things I would have changed:Absolutely nothing.
What others should know:When you receive this rifle and before you put any pellets through it, CLEAN the inside of the barrel thoroughly. Mine was very, very dirty. I noticed that no matter how tight you tighten the stock screws, after shooting 10-15 pellets they will become finger loose. I applied a liberal amount of Blue locktite to the stock screws and the issue was solved.
Things I liked:I wanted to own a gas piston gun and this fit the bill as far as price and function.
Things I would have changed:Nothing
What others should know:The gun I received seemed to be over-oiled and smoked even after 300 shots affecting consistent accuracy. I was determined to keep the gun and not send it back to PA for this problem. After reading many other owners posts on a reputable airgun site, I decided to take matters into my own hands, which voids warranty and dis-assemble the gun to clean out the excessive oil. The gun stopped smoking and shot more accurately within 20 shots after burning off the light-er lube I used in re-assembly. This gun appears to be one of those models the owner needs to "tinker" with to be a decent shooter. If you're not handy at the mechanics of the workings of an air rifle, probably should leave this gun to others who are not afraid to void warranty and tinker. As with most lower priced guns, the trigger and scope are useable.....(what you paid for). Upgrades make a definite improvement and you will have a better shooting, (still) low-er priced gun.
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