Crosman is proud to introduce to the world the latest and greatest in competition airguns; the all new Challenger PCP. This Sporter Class air rifle was recently reviewed by the National Three-Position Air Rifle Council’s committee and was approved as legal for use in Sporter Class air rifle competition. The Challenger PCP kept the adjustable stock and ambidextrous bolt handle from the wildly popular Challenger 2000, but now includes a patented integral locking mechanism. Additionally, the completely re-designed feature set includes a two-stage, match grade, adjustable trigger and a Lothar Walther barrel for unsurpassed accuracy. The gun comes equipped with the ability to operate on either CO2 or compressed air, using Crosman’s highly successful PCP platform. Combine all of this with a visible pressure gauge and user friendly loading port, and the Challenger PCP becomes a gun that all competition shooters, young and old, can be proficient with in any shooting event. Only from Crosman, the world leader in airgun innovation since 1923.
The Nitro Venom air rifle features a precision, rifled barrel with fluted muzzle break and sculpted rubber recoil pad. The rifle is equipped with a CenterPoint 3-9x32mm precision scope and a quick-lock mounting system for quick and easy optic mounting. The ambidextrous stock has a raised cheek piece and modified, beavertail forearm designed to promote the Artillery Hold shooting position. The wider surface area of the forearm is designed to rest on the palm of your hand, and assists in achieving improved accuracy with break barrel air rifles. Crosman Nitro Venom air rifles delivers serious hunting power with muzzle energy up to 21 fpe. Take one on a hunt to experience the power, stability and stealth of Nitro Piston technology. Modified beaver tail stock, designed to promote the Artillery Hold shooting position. The wider surface area of the forearm is designed to rest on the palm of your hand, and assists in achieving improved accuracy with break barrel air rifles. Product Specifications Model Number: CVW8M22NP Pellet Velocity: Up to 800 fps Alloy Pellet Velocity: Up to 950 fps Weight: 7.4 lbs Length: 44.5 in Mechanism: Break Barrel Power Source: Nitro Piston Caliber: .22 Ammunition: Pellets Capacity: Single Shot Barrel: Rifled Steel Optics Rail: Picatinny Style Optics: 3-9x32 mm Safety: Lever Stock: Hardwood Powerplant Benefits Variable Pump CO2 Break Barrel Pre-charged Pneumatic (PCP) POWER SOURCE 3-10 strokes of an on-board lever to compress air 12-gram cartridge Spring or piston cocked by a lever (barrel) On-board high pressure reservoir FILLING METHOD None, self contained Insertion of CO2 cartridge None, self contained Use of high pressure tank or pump to fill on-board reservoir VELOCITY * Up to 700 fps Up to 780 fps Up to 1400 fps Up to 1100 fps NUMBER OF SHOTS Unlimited (must be pumped for each shot) 40 - 60, varies on rapidity of trigger pull Unlimited (must be cocked for each shot) 15 - 35 (varies with caliber) USES EFFECTIVE RANGE ** 15 yards 20 yards 35 yards 60 yards COST $40 - $200 ($ - $$) $80 - $130 ($ - $$) $100 - $300 ($ - $$$) $250 - $600 ($$ - $$$$) ADVANTAGES Velocity is variable based on number of strokes Convenient, accurate Self-contained, accurate Powerful, consistent, superbly accurate DISADVANTAGES Must be pumped up for every shot Performance can vary with temperature (70 degrees is optimum) Requires practice to shoot at highest accuracy External fill source required * Velocities based on alloy ammunition ** Accuracy is determined by ballistics and shooter ability Target Shooting Plinking Pest Control Small Game Hunting Predator Hunting Choosing a Caliber BB .177 .22 .25 Material Copper coated steel Lead (lead-free consist of plastic and/or zinc) Lead (lead-free consist of plastic and/or zinc) Lead Weight (grains) 5.2 7.9 or 10.5 14.3 27.9 Energy (@ muzzle) 4 FPE @ 600 FPS 17.5 FPE @ 1000 FPS 20.3 FPE @ 800 FPS 42 FPE @ 825 FPS Shapes Spherical Wadcutter, domed, pointed, hollow point, destroyer Domed, hollow point, pointed, destroyer Domed, destroyer Uses Plinking Targets, plinking, pest control Targets, plinking, pest control, small game hunting Pest control, small & medium game hunting Advantages Less expensive than pellets Fast, flat trajectory ideal for targets Ideal for both targets and small game Hard hitting hunting round; conservative on air Disadvantages Ricochet if fired at a hard surface Weight limits hunting to pests, small game Not heavy enough for larger small game species, predators Limited shapes available Nitro Piston vs. Spring Nitro Piston (Gas Piston) Coiled Spring Materials Common steel tubing Steel spring Advantages Easier to cock than coiled spring guns 70% less noise over the shot cycle than coiled spring guns Minimal recoil Not affected by weather May be left cocked 55% faster than coiled spring guns and 15% faster than simple gas pistons Disadvantages Noisy Significant recoil Affected by weather