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Crosman Nitro Venom Dusk Air Rifle

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Crosman Nitro Venom.

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  • Crosman's Nitro Piston.
    Crosman's Nitro Piston advantages include lighter weight; reduced noise; option to leave the rifle cocked for long periods.
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    WARNING This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to

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 4x32 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
Muzzle Energy21 ft/lbs
Barrel Length18.63"
Overall Length44.75"
Shot Capacity1
Front Sightnone
Rear Sightnone
TriggerTwo-stage adjustable
ButtplateVentilated rubber
Suggested forSmall game hunting/plinking
ActionBreak barrel
Body TypeRifle
Weight7.4 lbs
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By John from USA on 2017-07-14
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5.01 rating

Things I liked: Power, accuracy, looks, and it seems to be consistent. First day out of box, so needless to say it really hasn't been broken in yet. Ordered it with a UTG 4X32 AO scope. I knew the scope that comes with the gun is not up to the challenge of this power plant. Have a Fury NP in .177 and its a scope killer. First thing I did was run patches thru barrel. Only took 6-7 times to get a clean patch. I lubed all the hinge points because I knew those first few dozen times of cocking was going to be hard. Double checked all screws to make sure they were tight to start with. Then, READING directions for mounting scope, I did that as well. After a few rounds, I checked everything again, just a lil tightening needed. Worked on getting scope dialed in. I started at 15 yards, then 25, and worked my way back to 35. Ran out of daylight. Plinked cans in between changing my yardage. I love making pop cans dance. Really like this gun, yes I would recommend this rifle to friends and family.

Things I would have changed: As with most combo units, the scopes arent up to the task of the gun it comes with. My eyes are bad and will eventually have to give this up, until then, I will spend the money up front for a good scope. I didnt buy high end, but I did want something that will hold up to this gun. Wish Crosman would offer this rifle with an adjustable cheek rest. I'm not a big guy, more in the "fun sized" range. Ive added a picture with my review of what I done.

What others should know: This gun WILL HUNT. The power is great. It is slightly hard to cock, but worth it. I love the weight, and for me, the balance is good. I use as little force to aim this gun. If you hold a tight grip, it seems to kick harder and accuracy is less. No, its not a high end gun by any means, but if you want a gun that will get rid of pests, shred cans, put holes in the 7-8-9 rings of a target and live within your budget, this is the one. IF you get the scope that I did make sure to read all the directions first before you even start to mount it. In other words, dont go off half cocked and try to adjust it. There are some really good tips and things that will make your gun, scope, and you look good.


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By gerald from USA on 2016-12-29
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5.02 ratings

Things I liked: This rifle is very accurate and light weight it is a good gun for a day of hunting I found the trigger satisfactory I have no complaints with this air rifle

Things I would have changed: Nothing

What others should know: The gas piston is an excellent choice for hunting because the rifle can be left cocked witch makes my time on target much faster and I can leave it cocked with out fear of damaging the gun witch isn't the case with a springer .I find hunting more enjoyable with this gas piston system


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By Christian from USA on 2016-05-28
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Things I liked: The overall feel of the rifle is amazing. Just by holding it you know you got a bad boy in your hands. Also, it actually looks even better in person. I highly recomend this rifle for those who are looking for the biggest bang for your buck.

Things I would have changed: Nothing, as the price is outstanding.

What others should know: Powerful, accurate gun.


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  • Danny from Canada asked:

    How can i use a sling with this rifle? It does not seem to have anything i could attach one to. Thanks.

    • Chevota from USA:

      You can do it like how they did with the Trail Hardwood by buying the fwd sling mount (~$1.15 from Crosman). The spot where that goes in the barrel bock is wider on the Trail, so you'd need to grind out some metal on your block to make it fit. You can also just buy the Trail barrel and associated little parts which should be ~$20-30 depending on whether or not you buy said parts or recycle those from your existing barrel. Some people screw the sling to the wood, off to one side so the linkage doesn't hit it, some attach it to the barrel but you'd also have to rig that to stay put. chevota at hotmail if you need more details

  • Sasha from United Kingdom asked:

    How do you safely discharge this Air Rifle without firing it?

    • Danny from Canada:

      From the manual, you can not discharge without firing it.

  • Tricia from USA asked:

    is the scope that it comes with a good one, or would you suggest getting a better one?

    • John from USA:

      The scope may be good to you or not. Try it first. Make sure you mount it properly. To mount, set, zero a scope it is more difficult than shooting the air rifle. Could take more time than you are willing. I have not encountered a scope I could not set and zero in from 80 feet. You could have opted for the 20 for $20.00. Your scope would have arrived to you mounted, set, and zeroed in. The 4x32 scopes are not that complicated once you get it mounted on the rings properly. If you get frustrated get a new one. I would/will not pay more for the scopethan the cost of the rifle. I have 11different Air Rifles. I am 67 yrs old and have been shooting air rifles since 1963. Setting and zeroing scopes since 1968. Its all about knowing what you are doing. You can do it, get it done. Woodys World.

    • Chevota from USA:

      It's certainly not "good" but it works. All depends on what you think of it. I just bought a couple Leapers/UTG 3-12x44 side focus (~$100), which are much nicer but I'd try this one first to see what you think.

    • Stanley from USA:

      Typically gun/ scope combos are not very good , some say they are some say no ? Personally go with a better quality scope . Hawk, or UTG . Its your decision ?

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Item Description

CR-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