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Crosman Diamondback SBD Reviews

Crosman Diamondback SBD Air Rifle, NP Elite

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:

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By Mr Warren from USA on 2019-03-26 18:26:41

Things I liked:

This pellet rifle completely ROCKS! .22 Caliber and tearing up the place. I was surprised how quiet it is and I wonder about the Platinum level of noise suppression? Must be really quiet. I am surprised with the accuracy. I used the iron sights at first and they rock but took forever to dial in, so I switched to the scope and it took a while too but I am nailing dime size groups at 30 yards and tearing metal butane cans to shreds at 50 yards! I have soda cans hanging off of the barbed wire fence about 60 yards out and I see the pellets kicking up sand a good 20 yards past them, up hill a bit when I miss those. This gun has range, and it is accurate at range. It is throws heavy lead too. I stick in the 15-16 grain range, but I have 20 grain pellets too and they are accurate as can be in a heavy wind and through brush.

Things I would have changed:

I tried resetting the trigger to more of a hair trigger and the screw broke apart. So, I would suggest a higher quality screw be used in adjustment spots. I did get an eighth of a turn before it came apart and that helped the trigger pull immensely.

What others should know:

Great value! Incredible range and accuracy to boot. I was surprised how much stronger this .22 caliber Crosman Diamondback is than my pump action .177 760. Crazy differences!

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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

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3.0 3.0

By Stanley from USA on 2022-03-11 07:23:32

Things I liked:

The old school AR style stock, SBD moderator works well- it is quiet. Gas piston firing impulse is pretty smooth.

Things I would have changed:

The polymer sights are crude but work. Out of the box accuracy at first was appalling 2-3" at 10m with both irons and scope. I could barely keep it on paper at 10m for the first 200 pellets. But it is starting to settle in now after 400 pellets or so. The number of "fliers" is going down gradually as I continue the break in. Trigger pull is gritty and I haven't been able to improve it by adjusting it as much as I tried. It takes some getting used to.

What others should know:

.22 advertised as 975fps with lead. The lightest lead .22s I have are H&N Excite that are about 12.5 gn- they chrono'd at 710fps for me, the standard Crosman 14.5 gn clocked 660-670fps for me. Bear in mind I have only fired this gun a little less than 500 times so it is not fully broken in yet. Ergonomic stock, backyard friendly quiet, smooth nitro piston cocking and firing sequence, gritty 7lb trigger, crude sights, grossly underperfoms fps claims.

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  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Accurate, powerful, easy to load. Well made.

    Things I would have changed:

    Cheesy plastic sight.

    What others should know:

    Definitely recommend.

  • 4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    Wow! Powerful and accurate. I replaced this air rifle after my Hatsan mod95 failed after 6 years. Im hoping the gas piston on this Crosman will last longer. Time will tell. I put my old scope on it and have been shooting about 5-10 pellets a day getting it sighted in. Now after about 60 pellets I am getting in a good groove. I little tweak on elevation or L/R and its looking good. Im really liking it now. I hope for better and tighter groups after another 100 pellets. Thanks PAir. Good reviews and good service.

    Things I would have changed:

    Trigger is good but could be better.

    What others should know:

    Im very happy with my choice on this. I know the company has been around for a long while and am very pleased with my first Crosman. I really enjoy it.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Nice weight, very solid, tight. Trigger is very smooth not gritty, iron (plastic) sights were dead on, power is incredible as it tears up squirrels and flips them in the air (all 1 shot kills). Took it out of box and shot into a 2.5"x2.5" square on piece of 1" lumber. It was almost center in square, went thru the board and dented a steel file cabinet behind it all. This was from 45'. Proceeded to backyard where there were 2 squirrels, shot the one dead instantly while the 2nd kept eating and then shot him also. From time of unpacking rifle to 2 dead squirrels about 30 minutes total. The trigger is smooth but I guess about 5-6 lbs. based on my experience with conventional firearms. Not as much as double action handgun but also not as light as S&W single action revolver or Kimber 1911. I will break down trigger assy. and see if it can be improved but is very functional as is.

    Things I would have changed:

    Possibly better trigger, shorter let off.

    What others should know:

    I mounted an old Tasco scope 3x9 40mm I had in storage. The plastic sights were dead on but the scope extends the rifle's range for sure. Pyramid Air is by far the dealer to use for air gun equipment. Very efficient, courteous and good price point !!

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Nitro Piston Elite power plant has fixed sights fairly quiet hits hard tactical look option to purchase without scope

    Things I would have changed:

    prefer picatinny rail over dovetail for scope mounting better trigger adjustment

    What others should know:

    Not a ton of info out there about this specific model, other than styling it's pretty much identical to the Crosman Valiant, Vaporizer & Benjamin Ironhide. After seeing positive YouTube videos and reviews for all models using the Nitro Piston power plants (NP, NP2 & NP Elite) I pulled the trigger on the .22 version. Purchased primarily for critter control at my rural home, I've been surprised at how powerful & accurate this air rifle is. There's already fewer raccoons wreaking havoc around my place. So far I've put about 200 rounds of Crosman Premier hollow points (14.3gr) through it and the accuracy just keeps getting better, consistently getting 1" groups at 50 yards using a cheap scope. Got similar results at 1/2 that distance (old eyes) using the fixed sights. Have a better scope on order & I'm looking forward to seeing what it can do at 100 yards. I'm all about cost effectiveness and in my opinion this is an excellent air rifle for the money!

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I love with the way it is

  • 4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I like a precision of this rifle and the power. Very good tem. Recomended pyramyd air.

    Things I would have changed:

    In the product that I buy I recomend to change the cheap chinnese scope.

    What others should know:

    Fast shipping and good pakage. Again,I recomend to buy in pyramyd air.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    NP elite powerplant for 110 bucks WOW may i have another sir, tell you what guys and gals, if you like slinging pellets as i do this is the best value and very accurate hard hitter that we all strive to come across, just put 50 more through it and now have 120 on the clock total, so about half way through break in appx. and shes a shooter. chrono comin up, shootin cphp just for break in but am sure this will be a great hunter with h and n baracuda hunters 18 gr for the right results in the field and blastin stuff...

    Things I would have changed:

    leave mag well off, wrong spot for resting rifle on its center balance point when resting on support device. very small gripe for what an accurate powerhouse this gun is, good job crosman

    What others should know:

    keep tightening the screws as you go during break in, will loctite after break in, and please clean barrel before 1st shot.

  • 3.0 3.0

    3.0 3.0

    3.0 3.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    The old school AR style stock, SBD moderator works well- it is quiet. Gas piston firing impulse is pretty smooth.

    Things I would have changed:

    The polymer sights are crude but work. Out of the box accuracy at first was appalling 2-3" at 10m with both irons and scope. I could barely keep it on paper at 10m for the first 200 pellets. But it is starting to settle in now after 400 pellets or so. The number of "fliers" is going down gradually as I continue the break in. Trigger pull is gritty and I haven't been able to improve it by adjusting it as much as I tried. It takes some getting used to.

    What others should know:

    .22 advertised as 975fps with lead. The lightest lead .22s I have are H&N Excite that are about 12.5 gn- they chrono'd at 710fps for me, the standard Crosman 14.5 gn clocked 660-670fps for me. Bear in mind I have only fired this gun a little less than 500 times so it is not fully broken in yet. Ergonomic stock, backyard friendly quiet, smooth nitro piston cocking and firing sequence, gritty 7lb trigger, crude sights, grossly underperfoms fps claims.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Everything. Price, accuracy, quality.

    Things I would have changed:

    Metal sights instead of plastic.

    What others should know:

    Buy this rifle before they go back up in price. I have the .22 and it thumps hard out to hundred yards and it is accurate to hundred yards maybe further. Easy to cock for thirteen and up a little heavy but that's needed for accuracy.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Very nice little hunting rifle. yes is will drop larger game like turkey and coyote. very quiet rifle and easy to cock. 22 cal with 1300 fps is pretty right on.

    Things I would have changed:

    adjustable stock, my son is fine prone but not able to hole standing.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Accurate, solid built rifle. Looks great and shoots great.

    Things I would have changed:

    For the price, nothing.

    What others should know:

    Buy this today. This rifle is very accurate . I bought it without scope and installed a quality Simmons scope. If you're looking for a small game rifle that packs a punch , this is the one. Very impressed with penetration on hard targets.

  • 4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    well made, a bit heavy but not too bad, good sights...after shooting it twice to clear barrel, shot 3 pellets @ 10 yards, hit 1 in. low, 1 in left, but can be adjusted out with standard sights I'm sure. I will use this for pest control at 10-15 yards, freehand, so plenty accurate for my needs. Also has what appears as built in sling ability, but I'll not need them. Quieter than my (stolen) Gamo Used my old pellets, which worked well in my Gamo and then worked as well in Diamonback. First time with pistol grip and I really like it. Several others complained about sights but I feel confident in them for my uses (rats, squirrels, coons, etc) but not for target shooting perhaps. Trigger good out of box.

    Things I would have changed:

    I'd like it with less weight on front end, but for my use not a big deal

    What others should know:

    Because of pistol grip, have adjust my cocking routine a bit, but should get used to it soon. Is a bit heavy to cock, but not too bad

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    This rifle is just awesome. I love the accuracy and design! My grandson and I are both getting dime size groupings from about 40 yards out. Looking forward to going squirrel hunting with him, with this gun!

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

    What others should know:

    To all of the air rifle enthusiasts out there, buy this gun!

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Just about everything. I have owned over 20 rifles in my lifetime and this one is the best of the best

    Things I would have changed:

    Maybe a little lighter, or include a sling, and keep the scope to yourselves. What a piece of feces, Many other cheap good ones out there for a pellet gun

    What others should know:

    Its heavy , get the sling from GAMO

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    I have the 177 version. It is a fantastic value for short, mid and long range shooting. Quality construction, ease of use, ergonomics, not pellet picky, quite, very powerful and accurate at all distances. I particularly prefer long distance shooting at 50, 100 and 100+ yards. Works great with Crosman 10.5's at under 50 yards. Works great with H&N Baracuda Match 10.65's at long distances even up to 150 yards. Make sure you fit it with a magnum power capable scope. Let's see how it does over years of use.....

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing, except sell it as a no scope option

    What others should know:

    This is a really surprising air rifle in terms of operation, accuracy and power. The trigger is not bad even if you just use the adjustment screw. Gun is not pellet picky but it is definately true that certain pellets work better at certain distances than others. This gun gives you the option for more money set aside for a good scope to go with it.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I mounted scope immediately and it sighted in quite quickly at 20 yards. I will wait till I get over the break in period to make really fine adjustments to sight.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing at this point. Have only run about 80 rounds through it.

    What others should know:

    The gun is heavy for kids but great for adults. Very accurate out of the box. It does not have the occasional errant shot or two that my other pellet guns have had. Could be that the heavier .22 has something to do with it.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    this rifle suits my requirements. I like Crosman as that repair parts are available and keeps the rifle in top shape. I ask, would you buy a car that cannot be repaired?

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Design, power, and being non picky For pellet so shoots anything from crosman to JSB to H&N slugs.

    Things I would have changed:

    How the sling swivel hit the barrel when cocking it with a sling on. Not a deal breaker tho!

    What others should know:

    Awesome airgun for 150$ if you airgunning on a budget 150$, this platform gets you a powerful accurate 22 cal rifle.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I dont Know why this gun isnt Sold out. I bought one put a Tasco 3x9x40AO scope on it. Quarter size groupings all day at 35 yards. Love the look of it and the power it has. I was almost shooting through a 1x4 pine at 35 yards. This is one of my favorite .22 brake barrels hands down!

    Things I would have changed:

    It has the crosman/Benjamin trigger. which I have grown used to from owning and shooting them since I was young. But some people have a problem with it.

    What others should know:

    You should buy this for the price and the power it has. You cant Beat it. And change the scope.

  • 4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    So much easier to cock than my Crosman F4, .177 that I got from Walmart. I bought a Bug Buster scope with it and knew right away that I wouldn't like it because it was too short. You can only go so far back when your rear ring is utilizing the stop pin. Returned it. Put on my Centerpoint 3-9x32 so, the elevation adjustment for the reticle got stuck. I bottomed it out, so it's my own fault. Finally I put my Winchester 2-7x32 on it and now I'm on target. All I have to shoot is Crosman ammo, waiting for JSB to be in stock. That and the bearing trigger mod and i should be real accurate. Also, I grabbed a UTG AccuShot one piece mount. I'm getting one for all my scopes. I tried uploading a pic of my targets at 15 yards...

    Things I would have changed:

    Make the open sights easily removable/upgradable. Take a lesson from the RC hobby.

    What others should know:

    It's a bit heavy, but that can be a good thing. Practice with it.

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