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Average Customer Review4.0 (46 reviews)
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Things I liked:Wood stock, solid feel, ease of breakdown. Not picky as to pellet types, although have not tried any heavy pellets. No issues with trigger if steady long pull is used.
Things I would have changed:Crossman QC - rear fiber sight was not correctly welded to barrel. Had to set windage as far left as it would go to hit straight at 30 feet. Adding the scope that came with this rifle took care of the issue, but Crossman could have done a better job on assembly.
What others should know:Nice and powerful for the money. Bought this to replace my son's Daisy 901 and he loves the Crossman (and the cheap scope in comparison with the cheaper scope that came with the Daisy).
Things I liked:Mine is more accurate than I can shoot it and was that way straight out of the box. Usually about 1-2" groups at 30 yards from a knee using the included scope. No problem hitting an empty CO2 cartridge at that range. Rifle is not overly particular about the type of pellet (can even shoot the cheap Daisy pellets). Mine has pretty good trigger. Probably have a couple thousand rounds through the rifle and the scope is hanging in there.
Things I would have changed:For the price do not have to change anything. The rifle is a little light in the butt for my taste. It would probably not be hard to add weight, but the butt of the stock is also short and very narrow, which makes is harder to hold and makes it look toyish. The clasping mechanism that locks the barrel after it is cocked on mine will not hold the barrel securely and it wobbles quite a bit. Surprisingly it still shoots straight. Would be nice if the parallax setting of the scope could be adjusted out beyond 10 yards or so.
What others should know:I have a Crosman Nitro Venom in .22 and Benjamin Regal in .177 which have similar power plants. These rifles both have awesome stocks, much better balance, and are both much more attractive than the Vantage. Both of those rifles cost twice as much as the Vantage, but in power and accuracy, all three perform more or less equally with good pellets. My Vantage has a trigger that is lighter and breaks cleaner than that of the other two rifles, but I believe the triggers are all the same, and this one just came out better. My Vantage shoots poor quality pellets better than my Regal, probably due to the trigger, but the barrel design is slightly different. I use a one piece scope mount instead of the mounts that came with the rifle, which may be overkill. The included ones are not top of the line but appear to be medium duty and may be adequate. For $89 you get a lot of rifle with this package.
Things I liked:While I don't remember if I purchased this rifle from PA, I did want to comment to the high level of performance it delivers. Solid feel & weight, very accurate, easy cocking, hard hitting, decent trigger, Nitro Piston is a huge plus. A very straight shooter at an excellent price from PA.
Things I would have changed:Nothing. . .but just for kicks, I did upgrade to a 3-12x50 scope, dovetail to weaver rail, and taller rings to rise above the fixed front sight. Wasn't necessary but does allow for longer distance shots maintaining tight groups.
What others should know:Try different pellets. What works for one rifle may not for another. That includes the identical rifle. . . This rifle get a high recommendation . . .price/value story is hard to beat.
Model Assistant Crosman Vantage Air Rifle With Nitro Piston
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