Nitro Venom Rifle (.22)

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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.

Warning!NOT A TOY. THIS AIRGUN IS RECOMMENDED FOR ADULT USE ONLY. MISUSE OR CARELESS USE MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. BE CAREFUL, SHOOT SAFELY.
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    • Specifications Overview

    • Model NumberCVW8M22NP
    • Pellet VelocityUp to 800 fps
    • Alloy Pellet VelocityUp to 950 fps
    • Weight7.4 lbs
    • Length44.5 in
    • MechanismBreak Barrel
    • Power SourceNitro Piston
    • Caliber.22
    • AmmunitionPellets
    • CapacitySingle Shot
    • BarrelRifled Steel
    • Optics RailPicatinny Style
    • Optics3-9x32 mm
    • SafetyLever
    • StockHardwood

    Average Rating

    4.35 out of 5 stars
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    Rating Breakdown

    Excellent
    47% 8 reviews
    Good
    41% 7 reviews
    Average
    12% 2 reviews
    Poor
    0% 0 reviews
    Very Poor
    0% 0 reviews

    Nitro Venom Rifle (.22)

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    (4 out of 5 stars)

    Works better with experience

    By Anonymous

    2014-02-20 21:48:57
    First when i got the gun it seemed like it had really terrible accuracy. i was shooting groups of like 4 inches at 25 yards. But once i shot about 1000 pellets through it i had the trigger pull figured out. So i cleaned it and shot groups of less than 1/2 of an inch. But i did give the gun 4 stars because the scope is impossible to focus at ranges of +25 yards. It literally will not focus no matter how you adjust it.
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    nitro venom 22cal

    By mj

    2014-01-05 23:47:18
    I have allways ben a gamo guy the venum is alout better in alout of ways and all the negative thing's people say about the 22cal is alot of human erore I shot mine from a resting position and it held 3 shoots out of four with in a 1/2 at 40yds with the premmer holopoint pellets
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    (4 out of 5 stars)

    Fairly good rifle

    By Anonymous

    2013-12-28 23:00:47
    I got this gun for Christmas this year. It is my first .22 bb gun in about 5 years so I was expecting a lot. I shot some rounds through it at a target and I was getting groups of about 3 to 4 inches at 25 yards. I was not impressed. Then I found a reason to give it 4 stars. I set up some targets to test penetration. I made a ball of ice about 6 inches thick and it was destroyed in 2 shots. There is a lot of power in this gun. I also folded up some paper. This gun shot through 100 sheets of paper (I folded 6 sheets 4 times each and taped them together) like it was nothing, the wood behind the paper stopped the pellet. Aside from the accuracy this gun preformed well. If you have a solution to the accuracy please tell me.
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    Scope stinks, trigger horrible, muzzle brake fake!

    By Scotthere

    2013-12-05 13:38:32
    This is 100% my opinion! The scope was easy to install, but it ended up being impossible to sight in even for someone with a lot of experience. The muzzle brake at the end of the rifle is just a piece of plastic pressed on the end of the barrel. It's a bit heavy so I strongly recommend buying a single clasp sling, to help bear the weight. Use the hole on in the trigger guard where the trigger adjustment is for the clasp or buy a double clasp sling-mount that screws into the wood stock of the riffle. I found videos online showing how to modify trigger pull, but always use safety when changing manufacturer specs. As there are no backup sights on this rifle, I added backup iron-sights that fit the rail that I love or I recommend a investing in a decent microdot sight. I did and keep on putting scratches and dings in the wood, which is no big deal to me. I'd prefer getting the Dusk version if you worry about the surface of the wood, which I wish I could buy as an after-market accessory. After all that, I have a great piece of pest control hardware. I gave this 3 stars only because nitro-piston system has been a stable powerhouse so far.

    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.
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    Crosman Nitro Venom .22

    By Ronnie

    2013-10-20 11:39:32
    The gun is a very good gun. it has an okay trigger and has still the "flyer" that hits way off. But the groups still are ok. I shoot the 14.3 Premier Domed from Crosman. I upgraded the scope to an NCStar 3-9x40 AO which is a lot better. If they had the 3-9x40 scope from Centerpoint it would have been better.
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    Nitro Venom Rifle .22 still miss the target

    By Anonymous

    2013-08-02 22:11:41
    Just got my new .22 Nitro Venom about 2-weeks ago, It always missed the target and I found out I user Scope + to aim the target and it always hit 4 inches at the right of the target.

    Not sure if the scope has problem and trying to adjust it but no improvement at all.
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    Great value

    By Anonymous

    2013-05-31 00:21:51
    PROS:
    *Pleasant to the eye
    *Solid built
    *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.
    CONS:
    *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.
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    Great Pellet Gun

    By C.Toney

    2013-04-05 13:09:11
    I mainly got this weapon for use around the house to run off pests and other various critters; however, upon shooting this weapon I've come to fall in love with it , and will use it for something else. Due to its size, weight, and feeling of being a real rifle, now I'll start training my 5yr old on firearm safety. This weapon is a perfect beginners weapon to use and grow accustomed to before moving on to a higher caliber. The scope isn't the best but it works for what the air rifle should be used for and I really have no complaints. A lot of people have griped about the trigger mechanism but also, once again, I have no complaints with the trigger and feel that it is just fine. Overall, this weapon is a good investment and I would recommend that anyone buy this if they're looking into buying a pellet gun.
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    Excellent gun for the price

    By Ken

    2013-01-02 10:45:29
    My opinion for the money this is a great gun. At 20 yards was blasting thru a piece of 3/4 in pine. At 30 yards 1/2 inch wafer board. As far as sighting it in no problem 6 shots at 20 yards had 11/2 inch group at 30 yards it shoot about inch high and still had 11/2 groups. I dont think you can ask much more from a pellet gun.
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    Crosman Nitro Venom .22

    By Rickachino

    2012-11-26 05:45:22
    Purchase Price- $140.00. Todays price $203.00 from Crosman
    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..
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    Nitro Venom Dusk .22

    By Croesgadwr

    2012-09-08 19:23:22
    I've had my Nitro Venom for nearly 4 months now, and have only just considered posting my opinions of it. Thats for no reason other than lazyness on my part!
    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)
    Buckley, Flintshire,
    North Wales, UK.
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    Crossman Nitro Venom .22

    By Anonymous

    2012-08-06 07:32:37
    This gun has a nice hardwood stock with a rubber butt pad. the beaver tail is perfectly suited to the artillery hold which is essential for consistent accuracy, also the scope has an adjustable zoom and microdots ideal for longer kill shots. the Nitro` system ensures even power output, this rifle really packs a punch and a follow up shot is very rarely needed even at 40 yards or over. The only part that was disappointing was the length of travel on the second stage of the trigger, however this is adjustable and after several nice clean kills is easily forgiven. All in all a quiet, smooth, powerful, good value for money rifle.
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    Crosman Nitro Venom .22

    By Jon

    2012-07-21 11:28:45
    Just got my new .22 Nitro Venom about 3-weeks ago and it is actually more gun than I had hoped for! I've run about 200 Crosman domed and/or hollow point pellets through it and it hits 1" groups at 25 yards almost every time. Before purchasing the Nitro Venom, I had squirrels constantly running through the yard and over my roof; now that I have the rifle, the squirrels have disappeared!

    There are certainly more expensive pellet rifles but dollar-for-dollar this is a great weapon!
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    crosman nitro venom .22 cal

    By Anonymous

    2012-07-08 07:46:08
    This gun has the best stock on it that i have seen in a pellet gun. I love the artiliry hold. Not only is it nice and fun to shoot it is very accurate. I took it right out of the box and started sighting it in. It took about ten shots before it was dead on. I hit a nickle bulls eye every shot up to about 45 yards. That is great for small game hunting pesting and target shooting. I am in love with this gun. Get it while it is still around $100. The retail is about $230.
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    Muy buenas prestaciones y calidad

    By rfluciani

    2012-06-04 22:03:45
    Acabo de adquirir uno después de hacer unos 100 disparos aproximadamente los resultados son bastantes buenos, agrupa bastante bien con cualquier tipo de munición. Su estética en general es excelente, con algunos detalles en la madera de algún toque o raspón quizás ocasionados por el vendedor. El rifle se siente todo firme, el gatillo muy bueno un poco largo el recorrido pero se ajustó correctamente con el tornillo de regulación. La mira center point 3a9 x 32 buena pero quizás mejor seria una con control de paralelo.
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    Nitro Venom Rifle .22

    By Jerry

    2012-01-31 19:35:27
    Fit and finish are great. Others suggested putting 100 pellets through before attempting to zero scope. But why, there are no sights. I put about 30 through it and mounted the scope. After 10 rounds it was zeroed in about 25 yrds. So far so good, goodby pests. I suggest cleaning the barrel first as the barrels are filthy after there made. Run wads through till clean. Overall Impressed.
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    Excellent value for the price

    By Anonymous

    2011-09-14 10:31:33
    Things I liked: Well made - excellent fit and finish, good scope and excellent scope mounting system, quiet, hard hitting, accurate
    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.

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