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38 reviews | 4.2 out of 5
I got the vantage np a few weeks ago and it is very accurate. I haven't mounted the scope yet but I am able to hit tin cans at 25 yards with the open sights. I purchased this model because of the ability to use either open sights or a scope and I don't regret the purchase. This is also the least expensive nitro piston airgun that I have found (124.99 on Walmart.com). It shipped quickly and was actually delivered a day early. Walmart also gives the option of free delivery to a local store but shipping to my house was only $1.97. The rifle is good quality for the price and Walmart.com was great, I will definantly buy from them again.
Accurate right out of the box. I was able to hit target at 50 ft with iron sights. No adjustments needed. Gun is also very quiet too!
First nitro power break barrel rifle. Very nice product, much smoother then spring power rifles. This rifle is very powerful at 1200fps. It requires less cocking power then spring power rifles and is quite accurate.
I just bought this gun....wow! My son(9 years old# was hitting cans at 30 yards with iron sights. Temperature was around -2F....yeah cold. This gun is very solid....the picture they show you makes it look very cheap....nothing could be farther from the truth. This gun is a hard hitter. Just shreds whatever it hits. I like the wadcutters with this gun but hollow point and defenders work just as well#this thing does not care what you shoot out of it...it's accurate). It is a heavy gun....like your average 22LR. It is a little hard to crack the barrel at first but gets easier...heck my wife did it....don't be a sissy. If you are looking for a nice pellet gun....get this one. I just can't believe the accuracy right out of the box. I can't wait to try the scope. It appears to be a very decent scope. I like the fact it has iron sights as well as a scope. That was my reason for buying it. This is a very fine pellet gun....buy it you won't regret you did !! It is very solid and not cheap. Nitro piston is the only way to go.
This is an excellent price for a pretty good air rifle. I had very low expectations for the scope and the mounts that came with it are defective, so I haven't been able to use it yet. But it doesn't diminish my overall view of the gun as the open sights work fine for my primary reason for buying the gun – dispatching the overabundance of nuisance rabbits we have here in suburbia. I'm totally confident in this guns ability to make consistent, humane head shots up to 20 yards or so. It is accurate out of the box. The cocking mechanism is much harder than I expected. It takes me 2 hands to complete the motion and I'm a fairly strong person. Perhaps it will loosen up after I break it in a bit? The wood stock is of acceptable quality at this price range as is the noise level – I really don't want to alert the neighbors, their kids or my 5-yr old son to my backyard bunny control efforts. The Vantage is a nice step up from the Crosman pump master and Daisy variable pump BB/Pellet guns of my youth and it's powerful and accurate enough to humanely deal with backyard pests.
I have owned this rifle for about a month and it is a very nice rifle. It is very accurate especially after the break in period. Most people don't realize that these air rifles require a break in period before they gets as quiet or as accurate as it will be after it is broken in. It shoulders well and feels nice. The scope is a good value for the money.
Took about 6 shots to zero in scope at 50 feet. Now shooting bullseye every time. I did a lot of research on gamo and other brands. Gamo now can be retrofitted with a nitro from crossman. Why not buy a crossman,alot cheaper. Very good for target shooting. Scope is very clear. Walmart has the best buy on this item. Buy good ammo like pointed pellets for best accuracy.
I had this for about 3 months now. Out of the box the box the rifle can take down 2 inch spinner targets at 20 yards or more bench rested and it was loud as a regular spring break barrel. I've shot Crosman Premiere hollow points the groupings got tighter but not consistent on paper. The bundled scope optics where not very good and the rings don't have scope stop screws. I've upgraded the scope rings with scope stop and change the scope to a Simmons 4x32 with adjustable objective. After 3 tin can of RWS Diabolo Classic the rifle is a lot quieter and is grouping 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch at 35 yards bench rested. This gun don't shoot well with cold barrel. You need to leave it outside to warm up, otherwise your shot will be all over the paper.
Nice rifle, hard wood stock, good weight, good feel, powerful shot and pretty darn accurate even before using the included scope.
Really great gun for the price. Shoots accurate with the cheap scope that it comes with, but I have a better scope I am going to be putting on It once the new scope rings arrive! Make sure you clean the barrel very good before you shoot, it reduces the break in time dramatically. I have put about 100 rounds through it so far and I can consistently hit nickels at 20 yards. Decided to see if I could hit cans at the end of my drive way which where I had the cans it was 118 yards! I hit the cans after a few shots of knowing where the pellets were hitting that was with the cheap scope. Very good product very pleased and this is the second break barrel rifle love this gun and its very quite with the Nitro Piston. This gun is very accurate with the crosman hollow points have yet to try any others I have always liked the hollow points. Overall great pellet gun for $100
Very easy to use and sighted with open sights in moments out of the box and was able to produce a tight group at 30' and 50' without the scope. Very noisy at first, much like a .22 rim fire, but after 30 odd pellets it was very quiet and the kick almost non-existent compared to spring mechanism rifles in the same class. I will never buy Spring Action again.
As everyone else has said a good rifle for the money.
However, break in for mine took a good 500 pellets to smooth out. If your having trouble with accuracy buy you some Lock Washers and Loctite. Add the washers to the 3 screws that hold your rifle to the stock,apply Loctite as well. This will help keep thoses screws from loosen as you use your rifle and thus destroying your accuracy.
Apply a little to loctite to the scopes screws as well.
As with most pellets rifles,a good pellet helps, Mine likes the crossman hollow points and the Premier, destroyer ex.
Most importantly learn the "artillery hold".
Before spending money on just about anything I do research; the results of my search provided me with a rifle that exceeded my expectations. The wooden stock while not fancy suits this rifle admirably; the barrel bluing is pleasing to the eye; the fiber optic sights are quite visible and if not preferred the 4X32 scope is easy to attach and was easier to sight in; the trigger travel is acceptable and adjustable making this rifle fun to shoot and quite accurate. After a break-in period of about 65 shots, the one stroke cocking became easier and the report(noise) decreased dramatically!! To say that I am pleased with this product is a gross understatement.
We have a lot of varmints around and this gun will definitely take care of them. Very powerful for a pellet rifle. I did have to adjust the sites a little and after that it shoots perfect. I haven't put the scope on, so I can't rate it. It looks like it's a good scope though. The reason I deducted a star is because it is so hard to break open. If that was easier I would have absolutely no complaints at all.
The Crossman Vantage NP .177 is a very good, powerful platform coming from the factory with poor adjustable sights (unusable), and a pretty good scope. Once the scope was mounted I found the rifle much more accurate, although not the "tack driver" it is supposed to be. So I spent another $33 for an aftermarket da Tuna GRTIII trigger which solved the problem of a very poor factory trigger. So I now have a very powerful, very accurate and fun-to-shoot air rifle for about $140 total. To buy a comparably-shooting air rifle that will perform as this Crosman Vantage does now, would be well over $250 to $300. If you buy one of these, be ready to use the scope and change the trigger ... in the long run, it's worth it.
I liked the look of the rifle as the stock and metal finish were above average given the sample I looked at in stores. I cleaned the bore thoroughly as recommended in various air gun forums and proceeded to set up a target at approx. 25 yards in my backyard. Note: I have been a hunter and target shooter all my life. Put the rifle on a sandbag rest and put 20+ rounds through it. Contrary to some accounts it shot pretty consistently about 10-12 inches to right and about 3 inches high using the fiber sights. I paid particular attention to apply a gentle trigger approach as to not pull the shots. While it had a long pull the break was not as terrible as anticipated per the forums. I continued shooting and adjusting the sights until I was spot on with respect to elevation but ran out of windage adjustment about 2 - 3 inches shy of point of aim. Thinking the sights might be at fault I installed the scope and continued shooting having put over 100 of 3 brands of pellets through the rifle by now. Unfortunately, the scope confirmed what the sights were telling me, the rifle was shooting way to the right. I cleaned the barrel again and fired another 20 pellets but gave up on the scope and the rifle. It went back to the store.
The gun shoots OK. I found it hard to charge.
The scope would never focus so it was especially hard to zero.
Seemed accurate at 10 yards and pretty good at 20 for bigger targets.
Decided to return this and think about a CO2 instead.
I bought this gun two years ago from Dicks Sporting Goods. At the time I payed $130 for it and it was money well spent. My scope was damaged in shipping, but the manufacturer quickly replaced it. The scope on this gun has a lifetime warranty which is awesome. If you're wondering how hard it shoots I can tell you it's nothing to shake a stick at. It easily punches through 1/4 inch fence boards and plywood from 12 yards. I have killed everything from small birds to groundhogs with this monster. Accuracy is astounding with this gun. After sighting in the scope I was hitting water bottles at 115 yards, believe it or not, and nail heads at 20. This is truly a tack driving, ground hog killing, accurate son of a gun. This gun, however, is very heavy weighing around 8.5 pounds which makes standing shots very difficult. Remember to use only Crosman branded pellets in this gun for best accuracy, oil the spring housing, and clean the barrel. Unfortunately for me this guns spring broke internally on 2/4/2014 and I now have it shipped back to Crosman for a high powered airsoft sniper rifle. Bit of a downgrade I know, but well worth it to me. Hope this helps to make your pellet gun search a little easier.
Bought this rifle for my grandson for Christmas. Has the NP piston and the features of the more expensive rifles with the exception of a polymer stock. The wood stock is high quality and it shoots over 1100 FPS with PBA high speed pellets. Accurate but the scope clarity leaves something to be desired as with all air rifles in this price range. Had to shoot it and zero it for my Grandson of course
I have not had a chance to sight the gun in as of yet. I will set up a target and adjust the open sights. Not going to mount the scope at this point. I have only run a dozen or so shots through the gun so far. So quiet compared to my 25 plus year old Crossman 2100. I expect it will more than do the job on the pests I am going to introduce it to.