Crosman 2300S [ 177cal-april-2006 ] Reviews



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Crosman 2300S [ 177cal-april-2006 ]


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Reviewer: Barry
Recommended: Recommended
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I bought the 2300S as a replacement for my long lost and lamented Crosman Mk 1. (My primary gun is a Ruger Mk II.) It arrived with no front sight post, and a rear sight that would not mount horizontally. Crosman wound up sending me a front sight, then a new rear sight, plus a 2300T rear sight (they were courteous and prompt!) The new rear sight mounted fine. I did have to reset the muzzle piece to make the front sight vertical.

Overall: It shoots very precisely. Shooting from a bench rest, after sighting in I was able to group my shots satisfactorily in the 10 ring at 25′, using Beeman match wadcutter pellets. Shooting offhand, I found the balance and feel of the pistol pleasing, if a little light. The stock grips fit my hand satisfactorily. Unfortunately,though,its feel is not very similar to my Ruger’s. I usually shoot about 50 pellets before changing CO2 cylinders, and do not experience any drop off in performance. I have kept the pressure setting a maximum. The safety is very positive, but awkwardly placed; I find myself using my off hand to set it and release it. The bolt makes cocking the pistol very easy, although loading pellets into the small receiver opening is quite a challenge.

Trigger: Not great. It has an imprecise two-stage pull, and does not release very crisply. The trigger itself is a narrow piece of stamped metal. I am looking for a trigger shoe for it. I am still playing with the adjustment. I vaguely remember the Mk I having a better trigger, but who knows?

Sights: The Williams rear sight is delightful; I have never used one that could be dialed in so precisely. However, the notch assembly is surprisingly loose, and can be wiggled alarmingly; this seems to not affect the accuracy, however. My personal preference is for a narrower notch. I haven’t tried shooting with the 2300T rear sight that Crosman sent me, since I suspect front post height is not well matched to it. But it seems to be a good sight; my aging eyes appreciate the white dots flanking the notch.

While I suspect that the cheaper 2300T would have been perfectly satisfactory for my needs, I do like the 2300T, and consider it a fine pistol overall, and a good value. I am also satisfied with the service I have received from Pyramid (from whom I bought the pistol) and from Crosman.


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Crosman 2300S [ 177cal-april-2006 ]


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Reviewer: George
Recommended: Highly Recommended
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My gun came in about 3 weeks ago and after spending a day with it I noticed 2 things wrong. The barrel was not aligned and the adjustable power knob kept coming off. I sent it in to Crosman and got it back in 1 week (fast service). The barrel was aligned correctly (which aligned the front sight) but the pressure knob was “glued” on which lasted not long since that did nothing to hold it on so I just took it off. I shoot at 100% pressure anyways.

The gun grips are crap so I replaced them with a set from AirGrips (Rick).

I love this gun. Other then the few problems I now have it bug free and it shoots awesome with the sight. Its a very good value for the money I believe.