AJ “JrSquirreler” Stewart is back with a review of the Nitro Venom Dusk.
The Crosman Nitro Venom Dusk is a very unique air rifle. This air rifle is lightweight, accurate, quiet, and on top of that, it has Crosman’s Nitro Piston technology. The Nitro Venom is great for plinking, all the way up to small game hunting.
When I got the Nitro Venom out of the box, I quickly realized the lightweight design. (6.6 lbs.) The Nitro Venom has a newly designed beaver tail stock to promote the Artillery Hold. This method of supporting the rifle, as demonstrated in the photo above, is popular among spring gun shooters who believe placing it flat on the hand rather than gripping it leads to more accuracy. As you can see in the targets below, I’m a believer.
Another great feature is the Weaver Rail. It makes mounting a scope easier, and the shooter does not have to worry about the scope sliding. The 3-9×32 CenterPoint scope included is very nice. However, the scope has a fixed parallax. For an Adjustable Parallax (AO) you may want to take a look at the Center Point 3-9×40 Center Point scope. This air rifle is very quiet due to the Nitro Piston technology, and the fluted muzzle break.
The accuracy on the Nitro Venom Dusk is phenomenal. When using the Venom, you may want to steer towards the Premier line of Crosman pellets, preferably the Heavy Ultra Magnums or the Premier Hollow Points. Using the Crosman Heavy Ultra Magnum pellets, I shot about a ½” group at 20 Yards, and 2” group at 45 Yards! Great for competitions!
The power also suits the need for Small Game Hunting. The Nitro Venom Dusk shoots about 1200fps (15FPE) from the muzzle. That is enough for Rabbit hunting up to about 50 yards! Squirrels do not stand a chance against this air rifle! I have a chipmunk problem, and I took one from 47 yards, lung shot! It definitely packs a punch for Pest Control/ Hunting.
In conclusion, the Crosman Venom is an excellent rifle for all shooting needs. It has stunning accuracy, great power, and is almost silent! The Venom is lightweight, and perfect for teens and adults looking for a bang for their buck. I definitely recommend this air rifle to just about anyone.