Date: 20/10/2020 22:10

Customers Q&A on Crosman Shockwave NP Air Rifle

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  • andy from Canada asked:

    Just got my Crimean shockwave for Christmas. Have only used couple times. Having problems cocking the gun. Doesnt want to break open . Any suggestions.

    • Mark from USA:

      To pop the barrel. Place The rifle butt on your thigh pointing away from you. Slap the barrel with an open hand. The barrel should pop open at the breech. Then you grab the barrel to cock the gun.

  • Todd from Canada asked:

    I have a Crossman Shockwave in 177 and I have used several types of pellets (all Crossman brand) and have not been able to get any accuracy out of this gun at all. If there is anyone with the same pellet gun, who has had accuracy issues, what type of pellet did you use? The scope is secured and true. It seems like the pellets are tumbling and ar almost all flyers. i have shot perhaps 100 pellets from it. Thanks Stay well and safe Todd

    • Chevota from USA:

      The gun is made in china, so like everything else they make it's krap. Poor accuracy is very common but can be improved. Basically the way I do it is I tune the gun, which is really just fixing flaws, then see how it works. If that fails I do some more barrel work. If that fails I buy another barrel and try again. If you actually want a good shooter out of the box on the first try you need to buy a non-chinese gun, ideally German, like Weihrauch or better yet Feinwerkbau. Weihrauch is an especially good deal in Canada b/c the price isn't double or more like Crosman and other brands. So for twice the $ you get a gun 50x better. If you want to try and tune/fix this one, chevota at hotmail and I'll send you/anyone a how to guide.

  • Elwood from Canada asked:

    I have the crossman shockwave np 22 air rifle it is rated for 495 fps, i am wondering if i can buy a higher powered np piston to bring the fps up?

    • Chevota from USA:

      Yes, look at my comments to many people here: CR Nitro Piston, Fits Select...

    • Mark from USA:

      You may. We do not have the parts. You will have to contact Crosman.

  • josh from USA asked:

    What do you consider to be the best heavy weight domed .177 pellet for this rifle?

    • Chevota from USA:

      I like the JSB 10.34 and H&N Barracuda Match. The Crosman Premier round nose is very popular and good but I prefer the others. These guns can be finicky so I'd try all three of those to see which you and yours likes best. One step heavier would be the JSB 13.43gr, but that's as far as I'd go since springers lose power as weight goes up and generally I draw the line at 10.5gr for this gun in 177.

  • Michael from USA asked:

    Can TKO or another third party manufacturer make a muzzle brake for the Shockwave NP that will noticeably reduce how loud it is?

    • Chevota from USA:

      Not sure if an aftermarket will fit without some mods, better to ask the mfg of the unit. A TKO is designed for a CO2 or PCP which don't see any abuse, but this gun will try to launch the unit so it would need to be very securely attached. The best idea imo is to get the barrel assy from the older Trail Hardwood which has a suppressor. It's about $25 delivered to make it happen. I have all the part #'s and details if you want, chevota at hotmail. The info I have also has other tips to net the most power and as a result make the mechanical noise a bit quieter too. Optionally you can get a lighter spring which drops power of course but makes it quieter and a nicer shooter overall. Like people with neighbors that complain, or people that target shoot and don't need all that power. It's much easier to cock as well. The spring is $26 from Crosman

  • ilia from USA asked:

    is the accuracy better than vantage np

    • Chevota from USA:

      Same gun and barrel so no. The guns accuracy varies drastically so either one is a gamble and you cannot compare one Vantage to one Shockwave any more than two Vantages etc. I think at this price range your best odds for accuracy would be a Hatsan, but still no guarantees. One really good thing about Crosman is you can buy another barrel for cheap. I mod the gun and barrel to get better accuracy, if that fails I get a new barrel, $20 delivered from Crosman. You can also change caliber or get the suppressor barrel if you want. Other brands are either expensive or impossible to get parts like that. If you want to step up in price I'd look at Weihrauch, like the HW95 which isn't too expensive and has a very nice barrel. Diana is popular too, and while I don't care for the barrel quality out of the box it can be fixed fairly easily. chevota at hotmail for info on how if need.

    • Stanley from USA:

      The farther you go up the price ladder then quality and accuracy get better.

  • Norm from USA asked:

    What is the difference between the Crosman Shockwave and Phantom models, please? Just the stock? Thank you. Norm

    • Dan the Man from USA:

      The stock and the Shockwave comes in .177 and .22 caliber.

  • Rudedawg from USA asked:

    1. Is this a new Crosman model to replace an earlier model? 2. Is the barrel shrouded? The Description hints that the barrel is shrouded but the picture does not show a shroud. 3. Is it quiet enough for an urban environment? Thanks in advance.

    • Chevota from USA:

      You're right, PA says it has a shroud, but it does not... It could, just order the barrel assy from the Trail Hardwood or Regal. It's ~$24 delivered if you recycle as many parts as possible from the old barrel. Not sure if a TKO would stay attached to a springer, but if it does it's still kinda $pendy. Ultimately the guns are not quiet unless comparing to a firearm. Your neighbors will know you're shooting.... Here's an ad for the Gamo Whisper; Know that the Gamo, or this gun is substantially louder than this claim. If you can get by with less power you can use a lighter spring, and along with a suppressor and other mods you can get it much closer to what that ad claims. If you want to reduce power to be quieter it's better to buy a coil spring gun because their power is very adjustable where the NP has only two spring options, the full power and one about a third weaker. chevota at hotmail if you want details on that. I think the best would be a gun like the Marauder with an extended suppressor and the power turned down. I hear the Maximus with a TKO is pretty quiet too.

    • Ringo from USA:

      The barrel does not have a shroud, I checked this rifle out at a department store that had it on display.

    • Tristan from USA:

      I own the .22 version of the shockwave and it is loud but if you have pesky neighbors it's wouldn't be the best choice of airgun, if you need a shroud for it I would recommend TKO muzzle brakes and get the largest one possible.

    • Ed from USA:

      1. I don't believe so. 2. it does not come with a shroud. I verified with manufacturer. 3. I don't have an answer for that one yet. I've only put about 40 rounds through it and it still blowing smoke out of the barrel. Right now it is most definitely the loudest air rifle I've ever owned. Crosman said the decibel sure drop once I put another hundred or so rounds through it.