Crosman

Crosman was founded in 1924 as the Crosman Rifle Company, the firm was based in Fairport, NY before moving to East Bloomfield a suburb of Rochester. One of the best known American brands of air rifles.


Arsenal

Crosman CCP8B2 Vigilante CO2 0.177 Pellet & BB

STATS

FPS
10
20
20
10
10
780

Description

Brand: Crosman
ASIN: CCP8B2
Dimensions: 34.3 x 8.9 x 22.2 cm
Weight: 907 grams
Caliber: 0.177

Review

Crosman revolver uses both pellets and BBs.

Iceman

STATS

FPS
10
20
20
10
10
440

Description

Brand: Crosman
ASIN: CCICE7B
Dimensions: 25.2 x 18.4 x 4 cm
Weight: 340 g
Caliber: 0.177

Review

Crosman 7-760KT Pumpmaster 0.177 Caliber

STATS

FPS
10
20
20
10
10
495

Description

Brand: Crosman
ASIN: B00BWL1ALY
Dimensions: 50.8 x 38.1 x 38.1 cm
Weight: 1.4 Kg
Caliber: 0.177

Review

As a means of increasing the power, some airguns are designed so that several strokes of the pumping mechanism forces air into a chamber where it is held under high pressure. Each pump stroke forces more air into the chamber which increases the pressure which in turn increases the velocity of the projectile. The first Crosman airgun produced in 1923 was a multi-pump rifle in 0.22 caliber. Although some air rifles of the past were pumped up by pulling and pushing on a rod that was located below the barrel, the vast majority of multi-pump rifles are pumped up by swing the forearm downward and back up. Because several pump strokes can produce a high pressure in the air reservoir, multi-pump rifles tend to be high powered models. The power achieved by a specific number of pump strokes depends on several factorsbut the most important is the efficiency and capacity of the pump mechanism. Although the Crosman 760 is an airgun of modest power that gives pellets a velocity of over 500-Feet per secondsec, the Benjamin and Sheridan models are quite powerful. The 0.177 caliber Benjamin 397 can fire pellets at up to 800-Feet per secondsec while the 0.22 caliber Model 392 drives pellets over 650-Feet per secondsec as can the 0.20 caliber Sheridan rifles. Of intermediate power is the Crosman 2100 (which fires pellets at over 700-Feet per secondsec)but it is a rifle that is capable of outstanding performance. Many of the classic Crosman rifles including the Model 140, 1400 and 2200 were so powerful that they were popular tools for hunting pests and small game. The modern multi-pump air rifle is capable of excellent accuracy as well as being a powerful airgun.

7-M4-177

STATS

FPS
10
20
20
10
10
625

Description

Brand: Crosman
ASIN: M4-177
Dimensions: 81.2 x 19.4 x 7.2 cm
Weight: 2.1 Kg
Caliber: .177

Review

CO5M77X Optimus

STATS

FPS
10
20
20
10
10
495

Description

Brand: Crosman
ASIN: CO5M77X
Dimensions: 50.8 x 38.1 x 38.1 cm
Weight: 3.8 Kg
Caliber: .177

Review

In the last few years, there has been a shift in types of air rifles that are widely used in hunting and pest control. Today, the break action is much more popular than any other type of airgun for these uses. Long popular in Europe, the break action rifle is powered by moving a piston located in the receiver to the rear as the hinged barrel is pulled downward. The piston moves to the rear against a strong spring and is locked in position by the sear. When the rifle is fired, the piston is pushed forward at high velocity to compress the air in the chamber ahead of the cylinder. This air under high pressure is restricted so that it can flow out of the chamber only against the base of the pellet which forces the pellet down the barrel. Because the spring in a break action rifle is so strong, a considerable amount of force is required to cock the rifle. Although the high velocity sounds appealing, it is not without disadvantages associated with a heavy piston and spring lurching forward as the pellet is being driven out of the barrel, making it difficult to shoot such a powerful gun accurately.