Crosman 766 American Classic Reviews



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Crosman 766 American Classic


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Reviewer: Fred S.
Recommended: Recommended
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The 766 is a pneumatic air rifle styled with the classic lines of the Remington .22 semi-auto rifle. It is designed for double duty as either a bb repeater or .177 pellet single shot. The stock and forearm are plastic. It’s a inexpensive entry into the air market with intended use for informal target practice, plinking or small pest dispatching. It will do all these things well, which is why I recommend it.

Its best feature is accuracy. Trigger pull is decent and sights are rudimentary but functional. I am a poor marksman but have no trouble putting my shots on a dime at 25 ft. It is very handy due to good ergonomics and compactness.You can point and aim it very quickly.

Its biggest negative is mediocre power. 10 pumps will propel 8.3gr Superdomes 690fps. This yields just over 8 ft lbs of energy. Working this hard for a shot should produce at least 10 ft lbs. Another negative is its construction. I do not expect machined metal parts in an air gun costing under $70, but the plastic bolt crosses a line in cheapness.


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Crosman 766 American Classic


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Reviewer: Dutchy
Recommended: Highly Recommended
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I have the Crosman 766 American classic for 26 years now.

Always ready for firing always sharp.

A lot of gun for mony.

Realy a classic shooter.

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Crosman 766 American Classic


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Reviewer: afr
Recommended: Recommended
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sold my old Crosman. It was cheap to shoot BB’s and with a good shot knocked squirrels down with a .177 pellets. At 700 fps, it was the fastest around under 30 bucks. I bought it around the year 1985. I added a 4×10 scope and I could hit just about anything.

Today I might try one of the newer higher velocity break barrels .177 or .22 caliber for hunting. As for plinking, nothing beats loading up a bb gun with a wad of BBs and still be able to load a pellet to hit some small game. I think the newer model may be the 2100B now.