This target pistol is ideal for bulls eye shooting and also meets IHMSA rules for Production Class Silhouette competitions. Crosman's designers and engineers worked closely with competitive shooters to create a pistol that has the special features needed for competition shooting with a price that is no competition.
Special Features Include:
- 10.1 inch Lothar-Walther choked match barrel with 12 lands and grooves and single-stage
- Adjustable trigger with over travel adjustment screw
- Adjustable hammer spring lets velocity be adjusted to between 440 to 520 feet per second
- 60 shots at a consistent velocity from one Crosman Powerlet
- Grooved receiver for mounting a scope
- Stainless Steel Bolt features a longer handle for ease of operation and an extended bolt probe for increased accuracy
- Williams notch sight with target knobs for easy adjustment, as well as internal micrometer adjustments with positive internal locks
NOT A TOY. ADULT SUPERVISION REQUIRED. MISUSE OR CARELESS USE MAY CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. BE CAREFUL, SHOOT SAFELY.
- Model Number2300S
- VelocityUp to 520 fps
- Weight2.7 lbs
- Length16 in
- MechanismBolt Action
- Power SourceCO2
- CapacitySingle Shot
- BarrelRifled Steel
- Front SightFixed
- Rear SightWilliams notch
I was gifted with the 2300S. The native sight was garbage. The adjustment screw would not lower beyond the 25% mark and still shot about a foot high at 10 meters.
I had to add a 3/4 screw to replace the front sight, so I could aim at the ground to hit a soda can at 10m.
Then I added a Hawke RD30 Red Dot scope for about $42.00.
What a delight!!
Now I can put five shots in a 3/4" circle at 10 meters, with support and Meisterkugeln pistol pellets.
Now hitting the bottom of crushed soda cans at 45 feet, free hand, is no problem.
The 60 shots per CO2 cartridge is no exaggeration. I have it adjusted to the lowest power setting.
Minuses- The stock sight was unusable, the grips are cheap looking and feel rough and the trigger restraint was sharp as a razor against my middle finger. I now shoot without that little torture device attached. The rest of the gun totally out classes these features.
Pluses- Accurate, accurate, accurate. Adjustable velocity and trigger, efficient use of CO2, good balance, even with the scope and just plain fun. It's also the best price I've seen on a target worthy Walther barrel, which is why Santa brought it to me.
I may buy another one, just so I don't have to wait my turn when the neighbors come over.
2300S Pistol (.177)
I've owned FWB, Walther, Tau, and Aeron match grade pistols for extended periods. The Crossman 2300S is certainly their equal in barrel quality--it is very accurate. The trigger, however, has a rough sensation, too much creep, wiggles from side to side, and is too heavy even at its lightest setting. These problems can be greatly improved with a little bit of home craftsmanship or by a gunsmith. In order to smooth the action it's not very difficult to polish the surfaces that rub between the sear and the top of the trigger. Installing some plastic or metal washers around the pins holding the trigger and sear will stop the wiggle and eliminate a lot of the creep sensation. Cutting a full loop off the trigger spring will allow reducing the trigger pull to a minimal level--you can always tighten the adjuster mechanism if you want to increase pull weight. The lightweight plastic grips detract a lot from the overall sense of quality; so most serious owners quickly add a set of walnut target grips. Really picky owners may want to add some custom golden or chromium plated parts, but that's just icing on the cake. Even with these few needed changes I think the 2300S is a worthy addition to any serious airgunners' collection. I've owned two.
Crossman 2300S CO2 Pistol
By D. Leffel
This is a fantastic pistol. I used to shoot Olympic Style Bullseye with a German made single cock pistol, when my eyes and trigger control was much better; and this pistol has given me a new lease on life. A couple of years ago I tried the Metallic Silhouette game with a 2300S, and just had to have one. I went on line to learn how to smooth the sear/hammer fit, mounted a Millett red dot sight and purchased the Beeman pellet trap that has the MS Targets included. The game is shot at 10, 12.5, 15 and 18 yards at the chicken, pig, turkey and ram respectively. No sight movement is required through the entire course. With a trap sitting on a 4 foot step ladder, one can shoot almost anywhere (assuming you can keep the pellets in the trap). After several years of one/two times a week use and several thousand pellets, my gun is leaking gas, which should be a fairly easy fix. I plan to call Crossman tomorrow and order the seals, so that I can get is working again.
VERY GOOD PISTOL
By Kurt B
I OWN SEVERAL CROSMAN PISTOL'S , AND THIS IS A TOP OF THE LINE MODEL ! YOU WILL GET SEVERAL ROUNDS OUT OF A SINGLE C02 AND THOSE ROUNDS WILL GO JUST WHERE YOU WANT THEM TO. THIS PISTOL HAS GREAT BALANCE , AND WHEN YOU ADD WOOD GRIPS AND A WILLIAMS SIGHT , YOU WILL BE DEAD CENTER AND YOUR FRIENDS WILL BE IMPRESSED. EVEN BETTER , YOUR OPPOSITION WILL BE LEFT SCRATING THEIR HEADS ! THIS MODEL WILL GO 10 RING TO 10 RING WITH IMPORTS THAT COST HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS MORE. IF YOU TAKE CARE OF THIS PISTOL, IT WILL SERVE YOU WELL FOR MANY YEARS. I HAVE AROUND 14 CROSMAN BB / PELLET PISTOL'S AND RIFLE'S AND HAVE NEVEL BEEN LET DOWN LESS THE T-4 PELLET PISTOL. I HAVE A PUMP MASTER RIFLE MANY YEARS OLD AND IT STILL WORKS LIKE IT DID FROM DAY ONE. I HAVE NO DOUBT MY 2300S WILL BE IN PERFECT WORKING ORDER SEVERAL YEARS FROM NOW TOO.
2300S Target Pistol
This gun speaks one thing simply, it's DEAD accurate, and I mean dead. 60 shots consistently. I use it for small pest control all the time. It seems to like crosman premier wadcutters the best, and I have absolutely no complaints about this gun and I've shot crosman for over 20 years now. Spend the money because it's well worth it.
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