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List Price $179.95, Orig.Price $134.95 Save $35.00 (25%)
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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||950 fps|
|Muzzle Energy||21 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: 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.
Things I liked: Tough. Accurate. Well priced when I bought it a year ago.
Things I would have changed: The adjustable trigger requires some attention... mine now is usable. The stock is too short, but with a scope it is ok. The standard scope did not seem to work well for me. I put a cheap scope on it & it is a favorite of mine.
What others should know: Pick a pellet with consistent results. My best .22 pellets are H&N FTT & Crosman premier domed ultra magnum. (H&N have superb QC of their product. Crosman are cheap BUT they are clean, their skirts are strong enough to resist damage, and their consistent patterns make me very happy.)
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What do you consider to be the best heavy weight domed .177 pellet for this rifle?
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.
Can TKO or another third party manufacturer make a muzzle brake for the Shockwave NP that will noticeably reduce how loud it is?
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
is the accuracy better than vantage np
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.
The farther you go up the price ladder then quality and accuracy get better.
|Max Velocity||950 fps|
|Muzzle Energy||21 ft/lbs|