Nitro Venom Rifle (.22)
- Ratings / Reviews
- Downloads (Photos, Manual & EVP)
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.
- Model NumberCVW8M22NP
- Pellet VelocityUp to 800 fps
- Alloy Pellet VelocityUp to 950 fps
- Weight7.4 lbs
- Length44.5 in
- MechanismBreak Barrel
- Power SourceNitro Piston
- CapacitySingle Shot
- BarrelRifled Steel
- Optics RailPicatinny Style
- Optics3-9x32 mm
Nitro Venom Rifle (.22)
Crosman Nireo Venom .22
Out of the box the main things that caught my attention is the fit of the gun; the construction is solid and (albeit a little stiff!) very smooth and relatively to cock. Great mounting system for the scope and for the actual scope itself? Tell me where else you can get a gun combo of this quality with a 3-9x32 scope for this price!
Needless to say I am well chuffed with the whole combo...but that is not why I like this gun so much.
The sheer power and accuracy of this thing is fantastic! The gas ram means for a smooth, reasonably gentle recoil that means I am getting consistent groupings.
Now OK, I am not the best shooter and someone who is better and has more experience than me may not like it is much as some of it's German made competition, but for the hobbyist or for general pest control this is a fantastic piece of kit!
Now I am not saying other rifles in a similar price range are any better or worse than this. When I was looking at buying this air rifle I was also looking at the Webly & Scott Stingray IIXS, the Hamerli 550, the Gamo IGT series, the Remington Express, the Cometa Fenix 400 and the Norica Dragon - this just happened to be the rifle my local gunsmith had out of these, and good thing he did!
The only real improvement is that the trigger travels a mile and a half before anything happens, luckily there are some videos online on how this can be corrected yourself, or you can take it to to your local gunsmith to rectify, but once Crosman get their triggers sorted (as I believe this problem is not exclusive to the Nitro Venom) then what we have is an affordable, well-made and practical rifle!
By Jimmy H.
to adjust scope at max magnification to get the blur out remove the front ring at output side and slowly turn till it clears up then thread the ring back on.
i love my venom dusk .22 air rifle
nitro venum as advertized
Could be better
Works better with experience
nitro venom 22cal
Fairly good rifle
Scope stinks, trigger horrible, muzzle brake fake!
I would recommend spending more money, as this seems to be the most affordable nitro-piston rifle out there. I'm on a tight budget, so this was the best I could do.
Crosman Nitro Venom .22
Nitro Venom Rifle .22 still miss the target
Not sure if the scope has problem and trying to adjust it but no improvement at all.
*Pleasant to the eye
*Easy to use
*Hits REAL HARD. 18-19 foot pounds of measured muzzle energy- blasts groups right through 3/4" marine grade plywood @ 20 yards.
*Quiet for what it is.
*Scope is alright but you'll want an upgrade.
*Excessivly hard trigger. There's mods out there if you don't care about warranty.
*I have ran about 1300 rounds total. Crosman 14.3g domes, Crosman 14.3g HP's, Banjamin HP's. It is grouping better but not as good as expected. Averages 2-3" groups at 20 yards. I'd like it to group better than that. Still trying different types of rounds.
Great Pellet Gun
Excellent gun for the price
Crosman Nitro Venom .22
I bought the NV .22 because I shoot a RWS 350 mag clone and it's the most hold sensitive of all my air rifles, has crazy recoil & it's a beast to cock, even after tuning. Not a good plinker but w/ a mv @753 fps w / a14.5 gr pellet. it's great for dispatching undesireables. So my positive things about the NV is: the replacement of the spring with a sealed piston unit to smooth alot of things out made sense. & I also like the Weaver style scope base. I hope other manufactures catch on to that & I like the ambidextoris roll over cheek piece.( my shootin buddy is a lefty).. The bluing is nice and the reciever to stock inletting is nice and snug. It's easier & smoother to cock as is the shot cycle. Alot smoother!! After about 700 rounds I'm getting a mv@ 746 fps w the 14.5 gr pellets , about the same as my 350 mag. & alot smoother too. I'm hitting my 1.5" disc at 25yrds pretty regularly. So the gun does pretty much what I wanted it to do except the trigger and asthetics and they should keep the scope. (SEE BELOW). For a $140.00 bucks I think it's a good value but for $200.00 I'll pass.
My negative things are: the scope.they're charging you around $60.00 for . No parallax adj. and hard to focus at 15 yrds.for 20 bucks more you can get a full feature quality air gun scope , I think the recoil pad is a bit much and not neccessary unless it's part of a vibration system maybe, I don't know. I'm not crazy about the stamped checkering on the stock either.(looks cheap) but I don't like anything that has stamped checkering. I'm gonna stipple over it. .Then there's the trigger, although predictable let off, the stages could be better defined. I shoot better with it adjusted without the second stage until I upgrade it..
Nitro Venom Dusk .22
Others have commented on the 'sloppy' trigger so I won't go there again - apart from saying that after I decided to change the trigger for an aftermarket version purchased from a guy here in Wales called "Welsh Willy" (I believe Charlie da Tuna also has a similar device available), the mod took less than 15minutes, and really changed the feel of the gun and made it much more "shootable". In my opinion the Crosman Nitro Venom Dusk is an excellent gun, quieter than most, the sight is capable, the artillery hold needs to mastered to get the best out of it... but Its still an excellent gun.
Croesgadwr (meaning "Crusader" in the Welsh language)
North Wales, UK.
Crossman Nitro Venom .22
Crosman Nitro Venom .22
There are certainly more expensive pellet rifles but dollar-for-dollar this is a great weapon!
crosman nitro venom .22 cal
Muy buenas prestaciones y calidad
Nitro Venom Rifle .22
Excellent value for the price
Things I would change: an adjustable objective would be great, add sling swivels like the Benjamin Trail, a smoother, crisper trigger
Comments: As I expected, the first shot was loud due to dieseling. After that it was quiet. My son's 1971 Benjamin 342 is MUCH louder. I fired around 100 pellets before I even thought of adjusting the scope and then had no problem zeroing it in. I hit bottle caps at 35 feet no problem. So far I've only fired a couple of shots at about 75' at a 2" square target and hit both times. (But that's a long shot for my shaky old hands.) Don't let my comment about the trigger dissuade you - yes it could be better, but as it is it is perfectly fine for plinking, hunting small game, target shooting, and pest control. I'm just saying that with a better trigger this rifle would be better than any $400 break barrel rifle on the market.
Tip: Learn and use the artillery hold. It doesn't matter if you've been shooting other types of guns for 40 years - break barrel rifles behave differently.
I am very pleased with my purchase. This rifle offers quality and accuracy and FUN for a good price.
Needs some accessories? Look through the items we paired up with the Nitro Venom Rifle (.22).
High resolution (High Rez) media center files are in a variety of formats such as .TIF, .PSD, .EPS, .AI, etc. and typically require an additional program to open. Low resolution (Low Rez) files are in .GIF or .JPG format and should open in your web browser.