CROSMAN PHANTOM AIR RIFLE...

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CROSMAN PHANTOM.     

.177 calibre break barrel Air Rifle.       Field test report...

I love new air rifles so i was chuffed when i was given the opportunity to field test the new Crosman Phantom, Out of the box i found it to be a throughly modern looking rifle, moderate in size and weight, perfect therefore for a youth or small adult, its composite synthetic stock was very nicely shaped, easy on the eye's...but more importantly it felt comfortable when i brought it up to my shoulder,  I deliberated as to wether to test this .177 cal model with a scope fitted or with its open sights, eventually settling on the later,

Crosman are quick to claim that the Phantom is a full power hunting air rifle...well, now was the time to find out, as with the majority of guns that i test i headed out to my friends farmland which is nicely secluded and miles from civialisation...so no worrys about upsetting the natives then.

The fine sunny weather i had enjoyed on my drive to the farm had changed to blustery showers on my arrival, having come this far i decided to go ahead with field testing the Crosman, on with my wellies and waterproof jacket i trudged across the muddy field...fifty minutes later i gave in to the worsening weather and decided to call it a day, in that short period of time i managed to bag an adult rabbit and two grey squirrels...or "tree rats" as they are better known, there was some muzzle crack from the new Crosman and it "rocked" gently in my hands as it discharged none of which effected the guns inheritant accuracy, the rabbit and the squirrels were about as dead as its possible to get, all killed instantly with head shots, despite its space age looks the Phantom really does do "The Business" it is available now in good gunshops, a full outfit version containing all you should ever need for hunting and back garden target work is now avaiable, it is known as the Tac 1, Happy hunting!

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Guide June 2009,  by Ken Lambourne The "King of Airguns!"

 

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