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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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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.
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.
- 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 (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)|
|EFFECTIVE RANGE **|| 15 yards || 20 yards || 35 yards || 60 yards |
|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|
Small Game Hunting
Choosing a Caliber
|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 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|
|Not affected by weather|
|May be left cocked||55% faster than coiled spring guns and 15% faster than simple gas pistons|
|Affected by weather|
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
- Best Sellers Rank: #428,445 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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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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At this point with around 700 pellets through the rifle, a decent scope I pulled off my 30-30 and JSB or H&N pellets I can hit a 2 inch circle at 25 yards. Usually within a 1 inch circle with good groups but I still get odd groupings occasionally I figure the rifle hasn't quite settled in. With Crossman or Benjamin pellets I'm lucky to hit a 5 in circle at 25 yards and they're is basically no grouping at all its just random.
Ended up returning this gun due to sporadic accuracy that may not have been the guns fault. Turns out you should NEVER use a regular rifle scope on an air rifle due to the differences in recoil produced by airguns vs cartridge guns. Airguns destroy regular rifle scopes don't make this mistake use a scope rated for air rifles. That being said the quality on this rifle is mediocre the trigger is absolute crap, you can mod it very cheaply using an ink pen see YouTube. The scope that it comes with won't be destroyed by the gun but it's blurry and very difficult to use. I ordered a Hatsan 95 little more expensive but way better quality control, German steel made in Turkey not China. Overall recommendation spend a little extra and go for a Hatsan. Amazons return process is simple and painless though 5 stars to amazon on that.
1) The trigger - It was unpredictable when trying to shoot with almost 1 inch or more of trigger travel. I went to Home Depot and purchased 2 washers like the ones exposed in YouTube videos by some very experienced and helpful folks. After that fix, the trigger improved a lot! The travel time went to a very comfortable feeling and provides much less stress on the finger. With this said, my finger will no longer hurt after 100+ consecutive shots. My kids love it.
2) The scope - As some reviews say, the Center Point scope is kind of just for filling the sell. And only good for 25 yards accurate shooting. In attempt to get the most of this rifle, I went ahead and purchased the Nikon .22 LR Prostaff scope and mounted it with the original center point rings. By the way, used the wheeler tool to install this scope. Now, I can see at 100+ yards and no issues regarding the focus.
3) The ammo – Crossman has very good pellets called “Hollow point Premier” and I would say that they are way good and accurate at short distances. I am not a hunter and would hate killing animals just for sport but if I ever had to kill because of hunger or rat pest control, I would use those premiere hollow point for headshots at 25 yards. Now, pay attention to what I said “Head shots”. I noticed that this rifle tends to have the power needed and accuracy for shooting at 25 yards right out of the box and without alterations. I can hit 1 inch groups or less at that distance until the paper target center completely falls off. Even my 11 year old can replicate the same results at 25 yards. As you aim farther, the 50 yard mark starts to show the expansion in 4 to 5” groups. Reason that I said that I strongly believe that accuracy at 50 yards starts to be hard to keep.
Went ahead and did some research on what pellet will give the accuracy for target shooting at 50 plus yards. I found the “heavy weight diabolos” and I was able to reduce my groups to 2 inches at the 50 yard mark. By the way, my kids can replicate the same shooting.
At that moment, wanted to double the distance (shooting at 100 yards) but the pellet drop was overwhelming and could not get an accurate compensation. I am very confident that I have found the rifle’s limit. I have not tried the 75 yard mark (Because the range I visit does not have specific distance) but I am almost sure that I can find a compensation for the 75 yards for the heavy diabolo.
While analyzing the results, all suggests that this rifle is fun to use for plinking shooting at 50 yards or maybe 75 yards in appropriate/designated locations by your state/federal law. Hope this helps others to pick or not to pick this rifle. My kids still love it.
Shot roughly 12" groups at 30 yards (that's 40 MOA, wow)
For reference, my Crosman 2240 pistol holds 3-4" groups at 30 yards.
* full range of scope adjustments
* shimming the scope
* switching rings
* 5 pellet types
* seating the action in the stock before every shot
* tightening barrel pivot
* removing the "muzzle device"
* cleaning and oiling
To no avail. I would not ever buy one of these again. I'm sure not all of them are this bad, but this experience was enough for me.