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Benefits of a gas-piston powerplant over a metal mainspring:
Like to hunt? If so, a gun with a gas-piston powerplant should be high on your list if you're considering a spring-piston gun. Crosman's Nitro Piston is reliable and lets you hunt in the coldest weather without slowing down. Guns with metal mainsprings have lube on them, and that lube thickens in cold weather. In some cases, it slows down the gun so much that it's lost all reasonable power due to the extreme cold. Why suffer with a powerplant that's weather-sensitive when you can pick up a gun and shoot in any climate?
This modestly priced air rifle and scope combo is ready to shoot when it arrives. Use the open sights or mount the 4x32 scope and extract even more accuracy. Your Crosman Shockwave NP air rifle is suitable for dispatching small critters at close distances. Get rid of squirrels, rabbits, rats, mice, gophers and more. If hunting is going to be your main use, get the .22 caliber for max power. Besides critter control, this gun makes a fun backyard plinker.
|Max Velocity||1200 fps|
|Muzzle Energy||18 ft/lbs|
|Cocking Effort||36 lbs|
|Front Sight||Fiber Optic|
|Rear Sight||Adjustable for windage & elevation|
|Suggested for||Small game hunting/plinking|
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Things I liked: Price
Things I would have changed: Trigger is stiff, put real open sights on it not fiber optic. Rusts easily. The scope that comes with it is plastic.
What others should know: I'm having a hard time finding a breech seal.
Things I liked: Mine's .22. I like open sights, so with the exception of how ridiculously fragile the plastic rear sight is, I like that it has them. I really like how simple, lightweight, powerful, accurate, and aside from the rear sight, how otherwise very durable the rifle is. I also like that it doesn't compromise accuracy by trading inches of rifled steel barrel for the ever popular bulbous plastic sound suppressor hype that's getting so hard to dodge at this price point. Shoots the cheap stuff just fine. And I downright applaud crosman's comprehensive online parts lists and freely available diagram resources. Don't have to jump through hoops to get a part like my RWS rifles, so I'm not so apprehensive about chucking it in a cargo hold or whatnot.
Things I would have changed: The trigger pull is atrocious out of the box, but no complaints as it's easily fixed match grade light by adding a 10 cent washer. All in all, I'd say if they produced a (much) more durable rear sight, I'd not only give it a five star across the board, but probably buy a couple more non-suppressed crosman break barrels.
What others should know: I'm not advising it, just sayin. If you trust yourself to never pull the trigger on an open breech, the anti beartrap slider linkage isn't necessary for operation, and without it breakdown and reassembly is a ten minute affair.
Things I liked: a simple sturdy gun. rear scope mount has locking pin to prevent shifting due to recoil.
What others should know: takes a major effort to cock. has hard recoil and loud report. scope mounting grooves very shallow. scope does not attach well and can come loose.
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Just got my Crimean shockwave for Christmas. Have only used couple times. Having problems cocking the gun. Doesnt want to break open . Any suggestions.
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.
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
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.
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?
Yes, look at my comments to many people here: CR Nitro Piston, Fits Select...
You may. We do not have the parts. You will have to contact Crosman.
|Max Velocity||1200 fps|
|Muzzle Energy||18 ft/lbs|