Air Rifle Reviews

Crosman Nitro Venom 22 Review

Last Updated on July 14, 2022 by Albert Smith

Crosman Nitro Venom 22 Review

This little number is one of Crosman’s big sellers on the market. Let’s take a good closer look and let’s see why.
This is a mashup of a classic design and along with some more modern details. Featuring a classic hardwood stock with raised cheek pieces on both sides. This makes it friendly to lefties and righties, and looks just like a conventional hunting rifle. They have also added some nice chequering to the grip and forearm, further underlining the traditional look and feel.

The Crosman Nitro Venom air rifle does not come with open sights, so they bundle a scope with it. The scope does not have an adjustable parallax so that is a bad thing for shorter ranges.

Crosman CSNP2SX Shockwave NP Synthetic Stock Nitro Piston Hunting Air Rifle with 4x32 Scope (.22-Caliber)
  • Shoots .22 Caliber Pellets
  • Velocity (fps): 950 Pellet
  • Rifled steel barrel
  • Two-stage adjustable trigger
  • CenterPoint 4x32 rifle scope and fiber optic sights

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Instead of a dovetail the Crosman Nitro Venom is fitted with a weaver rail, which is a nice feature that we hope is done by other manufacturers. The most noticeable among the modern upgrades is hinted at right there in the name. It has the Nitro Piston under the hood. Gives it advantage over regular spring guns. Shoots smoother, cocks smoother, makes it all smooth. Now, as you might not now, this does not use a regular spring. It uses a piston filled with nitrogen. A brilliant invention. Apart from the previously mentioned advantages, it is also less weather sensitive, it lasts longer and it can be left cocked for longer periods of time without damaging the mechanism. It even has less moving parts. And for anyone that knows a bit about mechanics, it will come as no surprise to you to hear that fewer moving parts means less risk of malfunction.

The speed and impact power is quite decent. With a medium weight pellet, we are seeing very stable speeds of 618-625 fps. That is a deviance of just 7 fps. Consistency like that really makes me happy. Average power is 13,75 foot pounds.

I had high hopes for the Venom when I started testing it, but I was a little bit disappointed that the scope was of a budget variety, and that I needed to go over the stock screws before I began. Even the trigger rattled a bit. This happens a lot with inexpensive air-rifles, but it would be good if the quality control dealt a bit more with this issue. But after fixing these aspects I got very happy with the results. For a fun-shooter to use for beer cans in the backyard, you can not go wrong with the Crosman Nitro Venom .22 with scope. It is inexpensive, sturdy, silent and fun to shoot.

A hunting addicted person who love to explore the word and do hunting life long. I am sharing my knowledge about rifle hunting on this blog. I have 17 years experience on air rifle hunting and I really enjoy this job .

Albert Smith

A hunting addicted person who love to explore the word and do hunting life long. I am sharing my knowledge about rifle hunting on this blog. I have 17 years experience on air rifle hunting and I really enjoy this job .

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