Crosman Phantom 177cal Reviews



Review on:

Crosman Phantom 177cal


Star Rating:
Reviewer: Wrongway
Recommended: Recommended
Thumbs Up: 71
Thumbs Down: 67
Posted On:

See Full Review Quick View

I’ve been shooting the Phantom for two years with Leapers scope. You definitely want a one piece mount with a scope stop. Recoil is considerable, which you will need to master. Trigger pull is way too stiff to be fixed via adjustment. Once I got past those bits, the gun was a surprising value. At the end of the day we want velocity and accuracy. This gun has a good measure of both. After testing about 12 types of pellets, the RWS superpoints made the tightest groups. I can make 1/2 inch groups at 25yds with no wind. Depending on conditions, I’m able to kill sparrows at 30-35yds with RWS super points. They can hear the report before the pellet gets there, though. That’s the only challenge, since they dart. The accuracy is there.


Review on:

Crosman Phantom 177cal


Star Rating:
Reviewer: Joe Dz
Recommended: Recommended
Thumbs Up: 68
Thumbs Down: 110
Posted On:

See Full Review Quick View

I consider the .177 Phantom a best buy. I have had mine for 5 years now and it’s been fine. It hits hard. I started using boards as backstops, but it chops them up, so I switched to using a Champion bullet trap. I like the open sights. I find them accurate. The gun does have a kick. I, and some other users I know, have been unable to keep a scope like a 3-9x50AO Centerpoint sighted-in. I tried two of them with the same results. I then put the scope on my .22 Disco and it was fine. So I recommend buying and shooting the open sighted version (no scope)of the Phantom. Its accurate, comes up nice, and it’s sturdy when you are bush wacking around chasing squirrels. I find the Crosman .177 Destroyer the most accurate pellet.

Review on:

Crosman Phantom 177cal


Star Rating:
Reviewer: MICK
Recommended: Highly Recommended
Thumbs Up: 65
Thumbs Down: 64
Posted On:

See Full Review Quick View

Bought one on sale, it was very over oiled as others have said. Once cleaned it I put over 20,000 pellets through and the spring broke. Wanting to keep the gun, I called crosman customer support and got a new spring. With the extensive break-in before the spring breaking this gun is well seasoned and will hang with any other gun I have in accuracy and power . Get a consistant mid 900 fps on the chrony after a 500 pellet break in. Try getting another spring from Gamo or any of the others and your SOOL !@#! OUT OF LUCK as me pappy said. Really like this gun… the spring was about 13 bucks including shipping..

Review on:

Crosman Phantom 177cal


Star Rating:
Reviewer: Aric
Recommended: Highly Recommended
Thumbs Up: 76
Thumbs Down: 90
Posted On:

See Full Review Quick View

All i can say is WOW this gun ROCKS! it took 5 shots to site it in and it sounds like a .22cal. I got my gun at walmart for $80 and it is worth every cent.

Review on:

Crosman Phantom 177cal


Star Rating:
Reviewer: jay jackson
Recommended: Recommended
Thumbs Up: 71
Thumbs Down: 93
Posted On:

See Full Review Quick View

my phantom came with center dot scope w/ill reticile, barrel mounted laser and top scope mounted tacticle light.and bipod. for the money its a great buy w/ all acc. as far as accuracy.the set screws in the scope rings are not enough to keep the scope from sliding back after each shot. remeddy, 1 file slots cross ways wher the set screws will seat.2 jb weld the back of rings to the rifle.. as far as accuracy , the barrel seems to have excess play. but with the conjunction of the laser an scope it makes it easy to compansate each shot. im still experimenting with mine,but i believe outstandig accuracy is obtainable

Review on:

Crosman Phantom 177cal


Star Rating:
Reviewer: edwardkuper
Recommended: Recommended
Thumbs Up: 80
Thumbs Down: 110
Posted On:

See Full Review Quick View

have been hunting with it for a month and it is deadly to cottontails and quail. mine is accurate and power consistent so far. rear sight is touchy though. constantly having to readjust. until i can afford my next ones i am pleased with the performance of my phantom.

Review on:

Crosman Phantom 177cal


Star Rating:
Reviewer: Jim Butler
Recommended: Not Recommended
Thumbs Up: 98
Thumbs Down: 105
Posted On:

See Full Review Quick View

Looks good.Starts off shooting good groups.Then things start going down hill.First problem is the screw that holds the barrel in place backs out.Accuracy goes to”H”.Remove said screw clean threads inner and outer with alcohol and use blue lock tight but original accuracy never returned and screw loosens again.Red lock tight and brass thrust washers(plastic original equipment) helps but still underwhelming in the accuracy department.Returned to original conditioned and exchanged for a factory reman. which was available and it was worse.That was it for me.My advice is be sure to buy locally from a store with a generous return policy if you want to try one as there is a good chance you will need it.I have been shooting air guns for 30 plus years and own close to a dozen guns and know how to hold’em and shoot’em.

Review on:

Crosman Phantom 177cal


Star Rating:
Reviewer: eric canham
Recommended: Not Recommended
Thumbs Up: 107
Thumbs Down: 111
Posted On:

See Full Review Quick View

do not buy in the uk. under powered and made in china

Review on:

Crosman Phantom 177cal


Star Rating:
Reviewer: ou812didntu
Recommended: Recommended
Thumbs Up: 109
Thumbs Down: 115
Posted On:

See Full Review Quick View

good rifle, solid and sturdy. i have the .22 version and this thing wacks a punch, will take down small pest no problem, i mounted a scope on mine and works perfectly.

Review on:

Crosman Phantom 177cal


Star Rating:
Reviewer: Shakey
Recommended: Highly Recommended
Thumbs Up: 114
Thumbs Down: 126
Posted On:

See Full Review Quick View

Dirt cheap but feels good gun. I own the .22 and a .177. 4 other buddies went out to wal-mart and bought .22’s after seeing mine. Guns came pre-dipped in old transformer oil or something and required stripping, cleaning and re-oiling, particularly if meant to be fired indoors (aerosol chinese shipping oil smells and tastes GROSS). Replacement parts sre cheap. The Phantom is the same gun as the Crosman Quest except for the stock (and the Quest seems like the chinese clone of the Benjamin Legacy).Added Bushnell scope. Gun is a good value, but quality control seemed inconsistent between our individual guns