Rated 4 out of 5 by 22
Rated 5 out of 5 by salmonoid Quiet hard-hitting accuracy
Don't be mislead by negative remarks about the trigger and the scope. . . both are pleasingly adjustable and suit the rifle very well. And, it really is much, much quieter than a spring gun. Crosman says it gets quieter after about 30 shots, and consistency/accuracy improves after about 100 shots. . . I found this to be true. I'm shooting the Crosman Premier 14.3gr domed/lead hunting pellets with impressive results. If you want quiet, hard-hitting accuracy, this is the rifle.
Rated 5 out of 5 by pt63 this gun is exactly what i was looking for and expected. i have a water mocassin problem in my yard. i bought this gun to help protect my family. 177 air gun pellets and bbs went right threw the snakes with no effect unless it was a direct head shot, this gun has plenty of power and incredible accuracy and doesn't let the snake suffer, kill shot with one or two hits from every distance. i've had many air guns but am very impressed with this gun. not crzy about how long it takes to get a second shot off but i knew that with a breakbarrel. i recommend this gun.
Rated 5 out of 5 by geewall Great small varmant/target rifle
I haven't got it broken in completely yet, but am getting pretty consistent 1" pattern at 20yds (about 250 rnds). Much more satisfying impact than the .177. The rifle takes more effort to charge but it is hurtling twice the mass at similar speed to the .177. The charging action loosens up and i get stronger so this is not a big deal, certainly the pluses make up for it. The scope adjusts 3-9 power and is just fine for this rifle. The Weaver (?) type rail is well designed and makes for a stable scope platform.
Rated 5 out of 5 by aLongIslandGuy Fun and accurate
BB and pellet rifles have sure advanced since the old Daisy. This is a nicely made pellet rifle. It does have some heft to it and cocking does require some effort, but as others have said, you find the best way to make it easier.
There is plenty of power and the scope is good. Sighting in required quite a few clicks, but now it is good. The scope is clear and is fun as it is variable power. I had no problem setting it up not tightening the screws with the supplied Allen wrench. Perhaps some Loctite if it ever gets lose.
That video makes it sound like it is silenced, but sorry,,, it does make the traditional air noise, but it is no louder than any other pellet rifle I have shot. They say it even gets softer with time.
The stock is more composite rather than wood but it looks good and has a nice raised comb.
I think it is a great value and Walmart did a great job of shipping it to my store so there were no shipping charges. Store pickup was easy with ID ( drivers license so they know it is you and you are of legal age).
A good purchase !
Rated 5 out of 5 by dipstick58 this rifle has more nock down power than my 177 cal. plus i shot a full can of foam, and the pellets went right thru the metal can on both sides from 50 feet away. i was impressed. the pointed pellets work great on squirrels also.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bishopstake Great buy, super accurate.
I tried 8 different pellets in this gun. All grouped really well, with the exception being the crosman hypervelocity pellets. My guns favorite pellet seems to be the crosman pointed field pellet, followed closely by, rws superdome. Great back yard shooter. An the added value of being able to buy at walmart is a big plus. ( in case you need to return for some reason)
Rated 5 out of 5 by eddy14 worth more than 150 for sure!!!!
Awsome rifle extremely strong an dead accurate after breaking in 200 shots around there it is.extremely accurate an powerful
Rated 4 out of 5 by VarmintsAreUs A quality pellet gun.
This is my 1st. pellet gun. I have been using a 22 cal rifle for plinking in the past.
I was pleasantly surprise at the power and accuracy of this gun. Much quieter than the 22 rim fire and suitable for shooting varmints in a neighborhood. The pellets will pass through a 3/8" plywood. I've shot about 100 pellets so far and not one problem. The scope was easy to set up. My only complaint was with Walmart's free ship to site service. It took 15 days to receive my gun. I could have ordered it from Amazon with free shipping and no sales tax and received it in 7 days or less. I trust Walmart and always know I can return a defective product if needed. I hope they streamline there ship to site service.
The reasons for not giving 5 stars is the heavy weight of the pellet gun and the stiff trigger pull. I would still purchase this gun again.
Rated 5 out of 5 by 11bravoGRUNT A great rifle,very satisfied
Like every rifle out there that I have read about,this one needed work straight from the box,BEFORE you shoot.I would firmly recommend you check out GTA website,and do some research at their library.I love my rifle but had to replace the barrel pivot washers(plastic) with stainless steel,and make sure you machine the new washers down so they fit very snug,and are the same thickness.The other issue,the notorious trigger,you can upgrade to a GRTIII trigger,or do what I did and do some welding and grinding on the one you got,very happy with my trigger now.Last issue,my piston seal has some light gashes in it,at about 300 rds my wife started hollerin' at me in the middle of my reloading,and I got distrcted and didnt load a pellet before I closed the barrel,and dry fired,never do that.I tore the rifle down and found the light damage on the seal,the tear down is very simple mechanics.You can learn how to build you own spring compressor on GTA.Anyways,I honed the chamber cleaned all the parts and lubed them,shoots LIKE new again.I do have some seals coming from crosman however.All that being said I believe all brands and models have small issues,but can easily be resolved with a little self educating,like air gun sites etc.I strongly recommend you check out GTA before you shoot,hope this can help all looking to buy.Oh,and one more thing to add Crosman customer service,via email,is awesome.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sniper44 AWSOME!!
THIS RIFLE IS SCARY POWERFUL!! And CAN HIT A DIME 30yrds AWAY.. GREAT VALUE..
Rated 5 out of 5 by scrogue Short and sweet...this gun is everything I hoped it would be. It's accurate, powerful, and looks great. Got rid of a pigeon problem in a hurry. I've taken around 100 shots and it feels solid and durable. This is definitely worth the $150 price tag.
Rated 5 out of 5 by MtRoostert At fifty to seventy-five yds. UNSTOPABLE
This gun has not got the level of reviews it deserves, from what I've seen, the performance out weighs the cost no challenge. Ranchers let me help with pest control in envy of my stealth and effenciency,six of them have since got one and we shoud be on U Tube with our new club before long.
Rated 5 out of 5 by AnAverageCustomer Have to give it 5 stars
Buy one. You will like it. Feels quality made. If you feel you got one that feels of poor quality, you just happen to get a bad one. Simply return it.
It's accurate. Good for hunting. Unlike a real gun, you can shoot this in your yard.
I enjoy mine. Try it. You may get addicted.
Rated 1 out of 5 by scorchey1 life member NRA and harveys lake rod and gun club. I know shooting guns, I work on some at times. the last 2 have been gamo's 1000's in 177 cal. I've been messing with this .22cal venom nitro dusk off the bags @ 25 yds shooting premeir roundnose hollowpoints which I have used for yrs to great accuracy. I think I have the problem solved it's not the rifle it's the scope, most scopes don't change impact if u move ur head, this 1 does. It's like shooting a bow with no peep sight, no consistant anchor point. u move ur head around on the stock it changes the impact of the pellet. But in the + side the pictannny scope mount spot welded to the top is an excellent idea. Best I've seen of all the guns on pyramid air guns whom I'm a member, the top mont pictanny scope mount. I will keep playing and replace the scope with a good .22 cal scope and shoot it and see what i can do. we will see, if results are'nt any better I'm returning it and buying another GAMO
Rated 4 out of 5 by smokediver Over all, I am happy with the Nitro Venom Dusk. It is pretty accurate. The price is a lot better than the Gamo. The stock is really close the same size and shape as a real gun. The trigger is not worth bragging about, but it is just a pellet rifle. I guess I'm spoiled by my Savage with accu trigger. It's also louder than I expected. However, I don't have a lot of experence with air rifles. It's fun to shoot. Good starter gun for my son before we move up to a .22 rim fire.
Rated 1 out of 5 by conklinplayer poor quality
Recieved the rifle on 10/25/2011 on 10/27/2011 shot 6 pellets through it, then I tried to break barrel to load it and the hindge beneath the barrel was bent it broke a piece of plastic right off the stock. I purchased this gun because so many people said it was a good choice well I disagree. Also ex-military police so not first time handling a gun also have owned several bb guns. Now I need to go out shopping again for another gun what a waste of time and money thanks for nothing.
Rated 2 out of 5 by ConsciousConsumption Maybe, but requires TOO much effort to enjoy.
-Charging it was too tiring. After 150 shots, my entire upper body would be sore, like I had a fever. I tried all kinds of positions, to find the easiest for me. It dug in, and left red marks. Am I just weak?
-setting up the scope was TOO much effort! Cleaning with denatured alc., tightening it, only to have the scope continue to slip, but I don't wanna crush my scope tube, and why do I have to spend more money to buy LocTite just to get it working properly out of the box?
-scopes = a pain! My .22 came with a dented scope (WalMart FedEx's the retail display box, which has no protection for the scope). I noticed that adjusting to a # of clicks, even using a ruler and calculator, did NOT give predictable results!
-break-in was awful. After probably 300 shots, my barrel was still dieseling! Maybe I coulda used Goo-Gone and a weed chopper line + patch, but that's more investment just to get a retail product working brand new!
-hold-sensitive like crazy! I couldn't properly zero it past 5 yd because of imprecision in my shooting technique, I admit. But just what kind of Olympic level training is required to enjoy a pellet rifle for fun? It is also heavy to me, and even holding it on a rest, it was still very hold sensitive. The artillery hold is difficult to get used to, and if I'm realistically using it for hunting at 30 yd, with no rest/pillow/etc., how could I expect to get any accuracy at all?
I was expecting to get a fun toy that allowed me to avoid regulations and not hurt my neighbors by accident, but still let me hit targets and small game. What I got was no doubt an engineering marvel, but which required extreme amount effort and dedication just to be able to enjoy it properly. Not quite satisfying.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Shoebox62 HIghly inaccurate. Sent in for warranty repair.
After over 200 rounds for break in. At ten yards, the group was 5-6 inches. I sent this rifle to Crosman to evaluate and repair. They claim it is accurate enough to shoot a one inch group at 50 yards. I have yet to see anything close to that at ten yards. We will see when it comes back.
Rated 2 out of 5 by tatesrus Nicely made, but poor scope mount, inconsisentency
I wanted so much to like this air rifle. I was impressed by the nice hefty construction and ease of operation of the whole thing. And it's powerful! 1/2'' particle board wasn't a challenge. It would even occasionally shoot through that, plus a peice of 1/2" Hardieboard. Also, I didn't think it took all that much strength. After I started the sighting process however, I just got more and more frustrated. I set up a 15 yard range with a pellet trap and shooting bench, thinking I'd be moving on in a few minutes to a 35 yard range to zero it in. To put it simply, the rifle was wildly inconsistent. Just as I thought I'd be zeroing in on a 1-inch group at 15 yards (not my goal, but I might have settled), it would shoot on 4 or 5 inches off, with no perceptable pattern. High/low/left/right - it never zeroed in on anything I could even begin to work on. I discovered after a while that the included scope was moving around in the mounts after several shots. I tightened it as much as I dared (I know air rifles are quite demanding on scopes and mounts), but it would still shift 1/8" or so after several shots. To see if it was the scope that was inaccurate, I risked an older spare rifle scope on it for a few shots. Although the picture through the better scope was much clearer, there was no change to the rifle's accuracy, and hopefully no damage to my scope. After about 300 total shots over several sessions, I packed it up and took it back to the store. Maybe I got a dud. Maybe I should have cleaned the bore before I started shooting it. That wouldn't have changed the scope mount issue though.
Rated 5 out of 5 by marine2722 Great rifle. Heavy gives the feel of high power hunting rifles. Scope is pretty good optics OK. The only negative is the trigger it is lousy stiff with too much creep with a bad second stage. I will be replacing the trigger with a after market a GTII . I like the synthetic stock as it will show no dings and scratches as mine will get heavy use in the woods. It takes a while to get use to the recoil but if you learn to use the artillery hold it gives excellent accuracy. Just wish it came with a sling and a Butler Creek Bikini Bra for the scope. Great rifle great price. I am going to buy the sister rifle in .177 caliber.