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Crosman Nitro Venom Break Barrel Air Rifle (22) powered by Nitro Piston

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  • Pellet Velocity: Up to 800 fps
  • Alloy Pellet Velocity: Up to 950 fps
  • Length: 44.5 in . Cocking Effort 35 lbs
  • Includes 3-9x32 mm scope from CenterPoint. After initial calibration, there is a break period of approximately 200-250 shots before a subsequent calibration should occur.
  • Fluted muzzlebrake and wide forearm for accurate shooting using the Artillery Hold shooting position
  • Shoots up to 950 FPS (alloy) / 800 FPS (lead) / 20 FPE
  • 44.5" overall length, 7.375 lbs weight
  • Ideal for small game hunting and pest control

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Product description

The Nitro Venom air rifle features a precision, rifled barrel with fluted muzzle break and sculpted rubber recoil pad. The rifle is equipped with a CenterPoint 3-9x32mm precision scope and a quick-lock mounting system for quick and easy optic mounting. The ambidextrous stock has a raised cheek piece and modified, beavertail forearm designed to promote the Artillery Hold shooting position. The wider surface area of the forearm is designed to rest on the palm of your hand, and assists in achieving improved accuracy with break barrel air rifles.

Crosman Nitro Venom air rifles delivers serious hunting power with muzzle energy up to 21 fpe. Take one on a hunt to experience the power, stability and stealth of Nitro Piston technology.

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Modified beaver tail stock, designed to promote the Artillery Hold shooting position. The wider surface area of the forearm is designed to rest on the palm of your hand, and assists in achieving improved accuracy with break barrel air rifles.
Nitro Piston

Product Specifications

  • Model Number: CVW8M22NP
  • Pellet Velocity: Up to 800 fps
  • Alloy Pellet Velocity: Up to 950 fps
  • Weight: 7.4 lbs
  • Length: 44.5 in
  • Mechanism: Break Barrel
  • Power Source: Nitro Piston
  • Caliber: .22
  • Ammunition: Pellets
  • Capacity: Single Shot
  • Barrel: Rifled Steel
  • Optics Rail: Picatinny Style
  • Optics: 3-9x32 mm
  • Safety: Lever
  • Stock: Hardwood
Variable Pump CO2 Break Barrel Pre-charged Pneumatic

Powerplant Benefits

Variable Pump CO2 Break Barrel Pre-charged Pneumatic (PCP)
POWER SOURCE 3-10 strokes of an on-board lever to compress air 12-gram cartridge Spring or piston cocked by a lever (barrel) On-board high pressure reservoir
FILLING METHOD None, self contained Insertion of CO2 cartridge None, self contained Use of high pressure tank or pump to fill on-board reservoir
VELOCITY * Up to 700 fps Up to 780 fps Up to 1400 fps Up to 1100 fps
NUMBER OF SHOTS Unlimited (must be pumped for each shot) 40 - 60, varies on rapidity of trigger pull Unlimited (must be cocked for each shot) 15 - 35 (varies with caliber)
USES Target Shooting Plinking Pest Control Target Shooting Plinking Target Shooting Plinking Pest Control Small Game Hunting Target Shooting Plinking Pest Control Small Game Hunting Large Game Hunting
EFFECTIVE RANGE ** 15 yards
Variable Pump - 15 yard range
20 yards
CO2 - 20 yard range
35 yards
Break Barrel - 35 yard range
60 yards
PCP - 60 yard range
COST $40 - $200 ($ - $$) $80 - $130 ($ - $$) $100 - $300 ($ - $$$) $250 - $600 ($$ - $$$$)
ADVANTAGES Velocity is variable based on number of strokes Convenient, accurate Self-contained, accurate Powerful, consistent, superbly accurate
DISADVANTAGES Must be pumped up for every shot Performance can vary with temperature (70 degrees is optimum) Requires practice to shoot at highest accuracy External fill source required
* Velocities based on alloy ammunition
** Accuracy is determined by ballistics and shooter ability
Target Shooting Target Shooting
Plinking Plinking
Pest Control Pest Control
Small Game Hunting Small Game Hunting
Large Game Hunting Predator Hunting

Ammunition - BB Ammunition - .177 Pellet Ammunition - .22 Pellet Ammunition - .25 Pellet

Choosing a Caliber

BB .177 .22 .25
Material Copper coated steel Lead (lead-free consist of plastic and/or zinc) Lead (lead-free consist of plastic and/or zinc) Lead
Weight (grains) 5.2 7.9 or 10.5 14.3 27.9
Energy (@ muzzle) 4 FPE @ 600 FPS 17.5 FPE @ 1000 FPS 20.3 FPE @ 800 FPS 42 FPE @ 825 FPS
Shapes Spherical Wadcutter, domed, pointed, hollow point, destroyer Domed, hollow point, pointed, destroyer Domed, destroyer
Uses Plinking Targets, plinking, pest control Targets, plinking, pest control, small game hunting Pest control, small & medium game hunting
Advantages Less expensive than pellets Fast, flat trajectory ideal for targets Ideal for both targets and small game Hard hitting hunting round; conservative on air
Disadvantages Ricochet if fired at a hard surface Weight limits hunting to pests, small game Not heavy enough for larger small game species, predators Limited shapes available

Nitro Piston Spring

Nitro Piston vs. Spring

Nitro Piston (Gas Piston) Coiled Spring
Materials Common steel tubing Steel spring
Advantages Easier to cock than coiled spring guns
70% less noise over the shot cycle than coiled spring guns
Minimal recoil
Not affected by weather
May be left cocked 55% faster than coiled spring guns and 15% faster than simple gas pistons
Disadvantages Noisy
Significant recoil
Affected by weather


Product details

  • Manual [PDF ]
  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
  • Product Dimensions : 45.75 x 6.81 x 2.36 inches; 2.2 Pounds
  • Item model number : CVW8M22NP
  • Date First Available : April 5, 2011
  • Manufacturer : Crosman Corp.
  • ASIN : B004V959NO
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.2 out of 5 stars 420 ratings

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I am not responsible with any damage caused due to innapropriate use, I the seller am not responsible if this Air rifle is used illegally or to injure another being either intentionally or accidental. By buying this product, you the buyer are hereby responsible, and agree to being at least 18 years old.


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