Customer reviews & ratings
Great Pellet rifle for the $$$$
For the money you will not beat this pellet rifle. I purchased the .22 caliber version of the Crosman NVD and I love it. After a good cleaning I began sighting in the rifle and so far it is meeting my expectations. I will have to say that Crosman needs to modify the trigger. The trigger has a really long pull, but if you get online you will find a remedy for the long trigger pull. Like I said, for $144.50 you are the owner of a great pellet rifle. I looked at much more expensive models in other brands and I opted to go with the Crosman and I have not been sorry. This rifle while boasting a 950fps speed, it has plenty of punch. I am shooting the Crosman round nose pellets and it likes them fairly well. I have the rifle sighted in at 25 yards and am hitting a dime sized target about every time I pull the trigger. Oh, the Picatinny rail scope mount is a VERY Good item that gives you a good mount for your scope, really solid mount. Go get you one today.
Great accuracy, very good scope, hard hitting.
So far I'm still in the "break in" period, but I have shot 75 or so rounds through it. At 25 yards I've been able to group close enough to cover with a dime, shooting from a table. After 20 or so shots the groups started to widen to quarter size. Probably due to fatigue on my part as I've not shot a lot recently and this is a hoss to pump! But, it has extremely good accuracy and is very hard hitting. The scope was better than I expected. I've not had to lock tight the screws yet. (as some reviewers said might be needed) I've been impressed so far. I did a lot of review reading on about 10 different models, and I'm glad I went with the Nitro Piston instead of a spring. According to reviews it won't start hitting it's sweet spot until after 100-150 rounds. If it keeps getting better than what it is already I'll be a very happy camper and the ground hogs and rabbits will regret high jacking the garden! Only draw back is the weight and hard cocking.
Excellent quality and power
I just purchased this air rifle and it is beyond expectations. Of course read the instructions about break-in (at least a hundred rounds) prior to sighting in the scope. You will have to mount the scope but the allen wrench is included. If you are not familiar with sighting in a scope, there are articles on the internet that can help. This process takes time and patience and is mostly distance related. The weapon is relatively heavy and for best accuracy should be rested on a stand or solid object.
It's a bit heavy but the power makes up for it. This air rifle is awesome, a real destroyer.
good quality gun
Cocking the gun was very hard at first, but got easier after about 30 shots.after setting the scope & approx. 40 shots Iwas hitting my mark from 100 yards. This gun is really powerful and great for hunting small game. I've only had out for a few days but i really like this gun. Really quiet gun and a bit on, the heavy side. Shipping was good, just wish it came with some pellets because the pellets i ordered at the same time arrived a couple of days later and i couldn't user the gun until they arrived.
Excellent Air Rifle for the price.
Shipping by FedX was substandard, Rifle box had the end cut off and taped over. Content was not damaged. Look as though some one wanted the Bar Code off the box?
Nice rifle for adults
First, it is a good looking rifle, made along the same lines as a real hunting rifle and very close to the same size and weight of a Remington 700. I've only had the rifle for a couple of weeks and shot maybe fifty pellets through it so it is still in the break-in phase. I look forward to the accuracy improving as I continue to shoot it. The noise is not bad with more of a mechanical (spring) sound rather than a "crack" like a .22lr. I took others advice and cleaned the rifle well before shooting and it needed it. I recommend going to the Crosman website and downloading a copy of the owners manual to see the particulars. I'm not impressed with the scope. I've had a hard time getting it focused and it will not hold focus through the zoom range (3-9). I've yet to get it zeroed as I'm having some trouble with the windage adjustment. I also recommend replacing it with a better scope. Cocking (phew), I was surprised. You'd better eat your Wheaties to get used to cocking this thing. It's not your granddads break barrel he had as a kid. You can tell the Nitro Piston chamber has LOT of compression. It is going to take some getting used to. I will report again if I find something that doesn't warrant the 4 rating I've given it.
This is an excellent rifle, crosman as usual has great quality on their products, very accurate rifle, the scope is nice basic but nice, the shipment was really fast and fulfilled the stipulated dates for delivery, the only thing I didn't like it was the box of delivery was the original of the rifle, I was expecting a normal box and inside that box the original rifle box and another point the box was a bit battered with no damage for anything inside, after all my experience was good and very happy with my new rifle.
Nice first pellet rifle.
The gun is exactly as expected. The trigger needs work badly & the scope needs AO focus, also. The gun is still a good value.
One BIG Rifle
I'll start by letting folks know that this is one BIG air rifle. It is as big, or actually bigger, than my deer rifles and it's as heavy or heavier than them too. If you are buying an air rifle for a kid I'd pass on this one. Secondly, this rifle is louder than what I was expecting. Lastly, this rifle has some punch, Crosman domed pellets will sail right through a pine, 1 x 4 with not problem. So it is; big, loud and powerful. If you are buying for a kid, or thought you might grab this thing to dispatch some pests around the property, chances are you'd be better off using a .22 short rimfire since this rifle is only going to be suitable to discharge in settings where a .22 short would be + a .22 short, single shot would be about half the size of this beast! I wasted my money on this but I am going to keep it. With an old Weaver 3x9 scope I had on hand (the scope it ships with is junk) and some tinkering, I am getting good groups but this is not the quiet, little mouse plinker I thought I was buying... Attached image is this pellet gun beside one of my center fire, bolt action hunting rifles!
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.
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.
At least Wal-Mart has an excellent return policy.
At least Wal-Mart has an excellent return policy. I first purchased the natural wood version of this gun, then the Dusk version. This gun is very quiet & powerful with several features I loved. I really (REALLY) wanted to get it working right and NOT go through the return process; BUT this gun has SERIOUS design flaws. Flimsy retail box is the shipping box. On first gun, box had been opened and was still open when picked up at store. On second gun, box had been popped opened on one end and stock was scuffed up during the shipping process. End was taped shut when I picked up from store. Same Problems With BOTH Guns: Very inconsistent grouping at 42 FEET. Would get 1 or 2 shots at same hit point, then next shot off by 3 to 6 inches – YES at 42 FEET.. This is with sandbagging and very consistent cocking motion, eye ‘ head position, and trigger pull. Over 200 rounds of Crosman pellets as required in instructions. Largest hit point differences were with temperature change, but that wasn’t the only issue First followed all instructions carefully and scope was fastened down tight from the start. Scope sometimes needs several clicks -- 3, then 3 more, then 3 more -- to get the hit point to move at all. Was very gentle with gun and careful not to bump scope. Would get hit point close one day, and then a couple days later would be way off. Gun is junk.
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 !
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.
Several Great Features, But NO Accuracy
I've tried 2 of these guns, and both had very poor accuracy. The VERY POOR accuracy of this gun is likely a design flaw with the way the barrel has to PERFECTLY lock back into alignment with the scope after each break. 100 Round Break-In Period == “it will get better’. You will read a lot about a “100 round break-in period”. I did NOT gain improved accuracy after getting past that “100 round break-in period”. And not after 250 rounds either. If your movement is nil, then it should hit where it is sited. The number of rounds needed to set the scope should be all the “break-in” needed to see some usable accuracy. Long Trigger Pull == “I wish I could shoot like the pros”. You will read a lot about a “long trigger pull”. The “pros” suggest this gun’s trigger is a big problem. If you are used to shooting several other guns, all with short trigger pulls, then a long trigger pull may be an issue for you; Otherwise you will easily get used to this gun’s trigger. Several Great Features do not make up for NO Accuracy. Wal-Mart has a great return policy
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.
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.
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.
Nitro venom .22
Shot it for the first time tonight, sighted in pretty nice and when bench rested it shot pretty consistently. If you want to go to the Olympics you wont do it with anything in this price range. Out of the box it is well made and solid, good looking and feels good to handle. Its heavy, 7 pounds or so. The scope is better than expected with an adjustable eye piece and nitrogen filled. Takes a little effort to charge the piston. Very quiet. no recoil to speak of. My only complaint is that it will throw a wild one now and then, I think this is from tiny defects in the Crossman super dome pellets, it is easy to feel that some fit better than others. I will try some better pellets at another time and see how that works. I haven't taken it to the field yet but I am sure it will perform well with support, I don't shoot well free standing but that isn't the rifles fault. Keep it clean, alignment of the barrel to the receiver is critical.