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Crosman Nitro Venom Reviews

Crosman Nitro Venom Air Rifle

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By Chad from USA on 2011-11-11 16:34:09

Things I liked:

Accuracy is absolutlely spot at 60 yds. with a 16 grain pellet. I was shooting cigarette buts easily at 50 yards.

Things I would have changed:

Nothing. This air rifle is perfect.

What others should know:

I purchased this 22 caliber air rifle for squirrel hunting and so far I have put 7 squirrels in the freezer. Took them from 70 yards. I also shot a large cotton tail rabbit and stopped him in his tracks at 30 yards. Great rifle for hunting. I have been using a pellet gun for hunting for 20 years and I saw the nitro piston system and had to try it. I will never go back to spring. Quite, Deadly accurate and massive knock down power. Thanks Pyramid Air for proving me with such a superb 22 cal. air rifle.

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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful:

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By Steve from USA on 2015-07-31 19:13:21

Things I liked:

MY EXPERIENCE BUYING THIS GUN WAS GREAT. THE GUN TURNED OUT TO BE JUNK AND THE RETURN PROCESS WAS GOOD. BUT REPLACEMENT GUN WAS NOT IN STOCK AND I AM STILL WAITING FOR MY REPLACEMENT.

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  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

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    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    For the money I think it is good value for the buck. It is a little heavy but I think it helps steady the gun. Some complain about the scope, I found it completely adequate. I have only put about 50 pellets through this rifle but find accuracy completely acceptable. If it improves with age I Will be happy as a clam

    Things I would have changed:

    The stock trigger is an absolute joke. The RC bearing addition and a longer sear adjustment screw made a HUGE difference. The safety is an accident waiting to happen. Pulling the safety bar back over the trigger. Who thought that one up

    What others should know:

    Do not feel the effort to cock the gun is excessive as some have stated. It is stiff but totally acceptable

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

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    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    what can it kill looks god tho.

    Things I would have changed:

    dont know

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    A nice over all gun

    Things I would have changed:

    N/A

    What others should know:

    Little heavy

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    Feels great in the hand. Wood stock very nice. Scope is better than I anticipated. Provides a good punch at 30 yds.

    Things I would have changed:

    I'd like to have open sites in addition to the scope.

    What others should know:

    This is my first pellet gun, and I'm not disappointed. I got it for pest control and plinking in the back yard. Haven't had to use it for critters yet; they went away when the cold came. I have been enjoying it with cans and paper/wood targets. I have not yet set it up with any kind bench mount for accuracy, but so far having adjusted the scope for a stable seated position, it seems accurate. It didn't take long to dial in a good setting. I'm using Crosman 14.3 gr hollow point, and pointed pellets at 30 yds. Happy with both. I've shot about 500 pellets, and it is getting easier to "break." It still takes a bit of effort, but I don't see why any adult would have trouble. It's not a hair trigger by any means, but the travel does not bother me. I gave accuracy 4 stars only because I haven't tried it on a stand. I'm sure I am why I miss the mark from time to time. I am very happy with the rifle, and strongly recommend it. It's a lot of fun.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Nice looking rifle, Put new scope on it.3-9 40 mm Leaper First thing clean it the barrel that is Mount scope sight it in good to go. shoots good and straight at 45 yards Its about a 3 in loudness give or take a little. Not hard to break back. For a 70 year old man that i am. I think this Crossman nitro Venom 5.5 mm 22 cal is going to work well. I figure its got about a 30 lb pull. It feels just like breaking back my Gamo Bone collector Hunter and its a 22 cal to 5.5 mm.

    Things I would have changed:

    I don't complain about things. I make do. I read about people complaining about the trigger on this rifle. Maybe its the man behind the trigger i so suspect. People complain about not being able to get the lid back on the tin the pellets came in. You see what i mean. I'm from old school technology. am also a machinist. Sometimes that helps out to. Rifle good to go. I just change the scope because am partial to a 40 mm scope. The scope that came with the rifle probably will work real well.

    What others should know:

    Buy the rifle have fun. If it don't suit you. You can always use it for a door prop. Sale it to your neighbor in a yard sale. That neighbor might be me. But first try to have some fun with it.

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Price, power, weight, ease of cocking, the variable power scope with adjustable optics. The power allows me to shoot heavier grainage pellets up to a desired velocity. Dont have to keep zeroing it in once I have selected my go-to pellet, providing that I have set this rifle up correctly, down to mounting the scope in the rings and on to the mount. I recommend this air rifle.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing.

    What others should know:

    I opted for the .177 version because I have a .22 Benjamin Summit NP2. I have 25 tins of assorted .177 pellets that I have shot with this air rifle. After I satisfactorily learned to shoot this accurately, I did the smart thing, I zeroed this rifle exclusively for the hard hitting, bone shattering, 10.5 grain Crosman Premier Ultra Magnum Dome and 10.5 grain Premier Piranha Hollow Point, both for hunting and target shooting. The velocities of these two pellets are nearly the same. I chronographed a 5 shot group at 876, 885, 879, 876, and 877 fps, averaging 879 fps. The 10.6 grain Copper Premier Ultra Magnum Domes were 865, 853, 857, 859, and 852, averaging 857 fps. I have a total of 6/.177 caliber air rifles that also have a different go-to Pellet that they are zeroed in for. I have also chronographed the 4.00 grain Crosman SSP at 1309, 1288, 1322, 1299, and 1311 fps, averaging 1306 fps. Stoeger 5.56 X-Speed averaged 1238, 1234, 1231, 1257, averaging 1240 fps. Woodys World.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Solid feel. Wooden stock (a bit heavy, but I like it that way). Nice scope. Shoots great. Not too loud.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing.

    What others should know:

    It's a great gun for the price!

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Weight of gun, quieter than I expected, overall finish, wooden stock.

    Things I would have changed:

    Would like open sights along with scope option.

    What others should know:

    Once sighted in gun is very accurate.

  • Rating 3.03.0 3.0

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    Rating 2.02.0 2.0

    Things I liked:

    Very powerful.

    Things I would have changed:

    Difficult to cock , better eat your wheaties if you are going to shoot it for any length of time .Supper long pull on the trigger makes it difficult to shoot very accurately. Don't like the trigger style safty.Payed the extra $20.00 to have the scope set up but it was not level when we got it out of the box . I expected to have to make adjustments but the scope itself could have been mounted straight.

    What others should know:

    This is not a high doller air gun so you shouldn't expect high doller performance. After shooting a few hundred rounds and dialing the scope in my son and I had a lot of fun with it at 35-40 yards .Just don't expect to win any field target competition .

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    This rifle has been great! After sighting it in we are holding a 2 inch circle from a seated position at roughly 60 feet. Recoil is minor and scope stays set unlike our spring rifle. It is a little heavier than our composite rifles but it is comfortable to shoot. The .22 caliber round packs significantly more punch than a .177 even with the lower FPS (a little overkill for the squirrel control we occasionally use it for as it goes thru the animal). All things considered, this has been a great purchase and we are very pleased! Lastly, the purchase thru Pyramid Air was straight forward and painless.

    Things I would have changed:

    The break barrel is a little annoying as you have to thump it firmly with your hand to get it to open (not a defect, its just their design), our spring rifle is much easier to load. Blueing seems is a little thin. Trigger action is definitely not smooth, I will probably rework it sooner or later.

    What others should know:

    I read numerous reviews of this rifle before buying it. Many people complained of poor accuracy. You need to read between the lines... I deduced from the language they used to describe it that they were not people that were very well versed in shooting. Its much easier to complain than to take some time and learn how to operate the rifle. In my opinion I would rate this rifle an 8 plus out of 10.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    The gun really feels solid. The noise level is really not to bad. Gun is not a light weight. But thats good like the feel

    Things I would have changed:

    I would like open sights as well as scope.

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    What's not to like!

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing except the safety position. I don't like my finger touching the trigger and safety at the same time. Personal opinion.

    What others should know:

    One inch groups are easy. Long trigger pull. Wood stock is nice but heavy. It packs a wallop. Great for the price. Scope is fine.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Very pleased overall at this price point. As always, the .22 packs a wallop and carries it far better than the .177. I will chrono some pellets once the weather moderates and gun breaks in. Initial accuracy is excellent at 25 yards. Classic look, smooth cocking and shooting, and great value. Pyramyd Air has exceeded my expectations, as usual. Keep up the good work!

    Things I would have changed:

    Slimmer grip.

    What others should know:

    Gun is heavy and grip a little thick.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    I like the price and the Nitro Piston. It has good power and weight at a good price. I opted for the .177 caliber. The wood stock looks good.

    Things I would have changed:

    It came with, what I consider a good scope, CenterPoint 3-9X32AO. At this time, I dont have anything that I think needs to be changed. When I purchased this I knew what it was and how it was equipped. This is my 11th breakbarrel Air rifle.

    What others should know:

    One of my 11 breakbarrel Air Rifles is a .177 Crosman Blaze Nitro Piston. The Blaze and the Venom have the same power plant and fps statistics. I have shot about 200 rounds thru this rifle in the one month I have had it. I shot it across my chronograph today. I shot two pelllet types, .177 Crosman Premier HP 7.90 grain and the .177 Crosman Premier Ultra Magnum Dome 10.5 grain, both 5 pellet groups were shot in 34 degree weather. The 5 CPHP five shot group averaged 952 fps. The 5 CP Ultra Magnum 10.5 grain 5 shot group averaged 815 fps. The velocities will vary somewhat in different changes in temperatures and weather. The velocities in the Blaze NP and the Venom NP were very similar. This air rifle is not in the same power class as my Umarex Octane and Ruger Air Magnum. Chrono tests do reflect that velocities are in the class of my Gamo Big Cat 1250. I test all my air rifles outdoors at 3 inch targets, on boxes, 80 feet away, no indoor or 30 ft 10yd shots. Woodys World.

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    Nice solid construction, decent scope.

    Things I would have changed:

    Too hard to breakdown, had to hold and hit with my palm to get it open.

    What others should know:

    Don't know why but thought this more automatic, just a single shot, and with the hard breakdown, I only shot it one time. Does seem to have excellent power but is a little heavy.

  • Rating 3.03.0 3.0

    Rating 3.03.0 3.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    The rifle has the potential to shoot very well. I can hit a dime nearly every shot at 20 yards.... if I can get a good trigger pull. The basic gun is solid. Just needs a better scope and trigger.

    Things I would have changed:

    The scope is junk. And the trigger pull is way too long, and very heavy.

    What others should know:

    I have shot about 1000 round thru the rifle.

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

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    Rating 3.03.0 3.0

    Things I liked:

    Overall I like mine, it's a .22. This gun can be made very accurate and has plenty of power. It is easy to cock you can shoot it for a long time without feeling like you have gone to the gym. Once it was broken in (which basically means getting all the gunk out of the barrel) I found that it isn't too pellet choosy. Mine seems to shoot Gammo Magnums and 16gr Polymags very well.

    Things I would have changed:

    I hate a gun that is not consistently accurate. I target shoot and hunt. I don't like wounding game and I don't enjoy fighting a gun to produce acceptable groupings on the range. Power is great but once you have enough power to do the job accuracy and shot placement are more important. Two things are needed to make this gun consistently accurate. First replace the scope that comes with it. As with most rifles in this price range the scope it not good. The one this rifle comes with is particularly bad. I put a BSA on it for $69 and it made a world of difference. I now have Leapers on it only because I shoot skunks and raccoons at night and wanted an illuminated reticle. Second and as important if not more is the trigger. Nothing improves the accuracy of a firearm more than a good trigger. This one is bad and makes it difficult to shoot well consistently. Replace it with a Charly Da Tuna for whatever it is (around $15 I think)

    What others should know:

    If you do those two things you will have a powerful, accurate gun that you will really enjoy shooting. I understand they are trying to sell at a particular price point but for a few more dollars on the manufacturing side they could provide a decent trigger. I'm not expecting a great trigger for this price, I have an HW90 which comes with arguably one of the best triggers in an air rifle (or any rifle for that matter) but it's $450 more than this gun and that's without a scope. I would however like to see a trigger that is at least acceptable. None the less for the price of the rifle plus about $130 you can have a great shooting rifle (that basically puts you in the $300 range). Honestly if you don't want to spend the time or money for these upgrades you will never be really satisfied with this gun.

  • Rating 1.01.0 1.0

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    Rating 2.02.0 2.0

    Things I liked:

    MY EXPERIENCE BUYING THIS GUN WAS GREAT. THE GUN TURNED OUT TO BE JUNK AND THE RETURN PROCESS WAS GOOD. BUT REPLACEMENT GUN WAS NOT IN STOCK AND I AM STILL WAITING FOR MY REPLACEMENT.

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 3.03.0 3.0

    Things I liked:

    This rifle is powerful and is supposedly meant to operate better than a spring-powered rifle.

    Things I would have changed:

    The scope that comes with it is crap.

    What others should know:

    If you plan to use this gun for any serious shooting (pest control, competition, etc.), get a better scope.

  • Rating 1.01.0 1.0

    Rating 1.01.0 1.0

    Rating 1.01.0 1.0

    Things I liked:

    Easy to operate. Liked the rail for mounting the scope.

    What others should know:

    Out of the box and installed the scope but could not get any kind of accuracy with it. Starting to sight it in at 10 yards and my groups were 6"-8". Checked everything and found that the two screws at the front of the stock were loose. I tightened them up but still was only getting 6" groups. I thought it may have been the scope, so I changed it with one from another rifle I have. Groups were still in the 6" range at 10 yards. No way you could use this to hunt garden pests with this kind of accuracy. I had to return it.

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