Date: 9/2/2016 19:7

Crosman Nitro Venom Dusk Air Rifle


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  • Description
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    Nitro Piston powerplant
  • Crosman Nitro Venom Dusk
  • Breakbarrel
  • Gas piston
  • Single-shot
  • Weaver rail (no open sights)
  • 70% quieter than most other breakbarrels!
  • Muzzlebrake
  • Ambidextrous synthetic stock with grooves on forearm & grip
  • Dual raised cheekpieces
  • Incl. CenterPoint Optics 3-9x32 scope + mount (unmounted)

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 Nitro Piston Technology:


  • 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


The Nitro Piston Technology has proven to be a valuable aid to hunters. There's nothing worse than knowing your metal spring might be fatigued and not provide the power and energy you need to humanely dispatch your prey. With a gas piston, you'll always have the same power and never have to give it a second thought because the gas piston does not suffer from the same issues. Get either the .177 or the .22 Crosman Nitro Venom Dusk to shoot spinners, pop the heads off dandelions, kill tin cans or dispatch small garden pests. If you shoot rats, mice, chipmunks and rabbits, the .177 caliber will have sufficient power. For raccoons, possums and ground hogs, it's best to use the .22.

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Caliber0.22" (5.5mm)
Max Velocity950 fps
Barrel Length18.63"
Overall Length44.75"
Shot Capacity1
Front SightNone
Rear SightNone
TriggerTwo-stage adjustable
ButtplateVentilated rubber
Suggested forSmall game hunting/plinking
Body TypeRifle
Weight7.4 lbs
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By Brandt from USA on 2015-12-26
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Things I liked: This is a fantastic air rifle! Very high quality and the gas piston works great. I haven't had any problems with this gun. High quality scope too.

Things I would have changed: nothing

What others should know: Overtime the scope may slide backwards in the rings due to the recoil from shooting. I recommend buying rings with a stronger grip to solve this problem.

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By william from USA on 2015-12-19
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Things I liked: The gun is nicely crafted and it looks and feels great, I like the overall weight of the Nitro Venom and its not as hard as I thought it would be to cock. At 25 yards this things cuts a hole in half inch plywood.

Things I would have changed: The scope is a little hard to zero, but Its mainly because the mounting screws back out easy. I would make sure to use some type of locking compound when mounting the scope.

What others should know: Doesn't shoot the shoot the lead free high speed pellets as accurate as it does the diablo exact jumbo heavy.

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By Jonathan from USA on 2015-05-20
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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.

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  • FRANCIS from USA asked:


  • FRANCIS from USA asked:


    • Dan the Man from USA:

      I would use shooting sticks or a mono pod.

  • lester from USA asked:

    What is the barrel diameter of this beautiful gun?

    • Jerry from USA:

      Yes it comes in an.22 version

    • Jerry from USA:

      I have the .177 version and my barrel is .586 or 9/16 inch from stock to suppressor

    • Val from USA:

      It comes in .177 or .22?

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Item Description

In stockCR-CD8M22NP [PY-2468-4949]
Dispatch crows, possums, ground hogs and similar size small game
950 fps with alloy pellets, 800 fps with lead pellets
Caliber0.22" (5.5mm)
Max Velocity950 fps
Muzzle Energy21 ft/lbs

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