Crosman 357-6 [ 177-cal ] Reviews



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Crosman 357-6 [ 177-cal ]


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Reviewer: JEFF
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The Crosman 357-6 was my very first pellet gun that I got in 1985. I still have it in a good working condition in the original box stored some where in the house.

Unlike today’s Crosman models like 3576W, the rotary clip of the 357-6 held only 8 pellets each. I picked it because it was only pellet gun at the time that had adjustable rear sights and had 6 inch rifled barrel.

I didn’t much care for the fake-wood plastic grips, but it had to do. The guns shoots very accurately once the sights are fine tuned. I can’t remember exactly how many shots I bot per CO2 cartridge, but it was a lot.

My family moved to a very old farm house for 4 years when I was still young and remember there were a lot of pests. The 357-6 loaded with flat-nosed pellets took care of a few mice in the house each day until one day there were no mice at all.

It was rather a loud gun and it would even scatter mice in the barn as well.

Not only it was a decent pest controller, but due to the adjustable rear sights and the 6 inch barrel, it was also a very decent target gun. I spent many hours shooting paper targets and tin cans with friends in the yard.

I recall there was also a 357 Revolver Kit from Crosman that included a 357-4 revolver (4″ barrel) and a honking 8 inch rifled barrel as well. But it was beyond my finances at the time.

The current Crosman 3576W has not changed much except for the new combat style grips and the 10-shot clips. I imagine the quality has remained the same or improved.

I would recommend it highly. And if you come across older models kept in good condition, do not pass it up.

Visiting this site with a lot of air pistols from my childhood was rather pleasant. I felt compelled to at least add one review of my own to this site, shout it be good enough to be approved by the administrator.


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Crosman 357-6 [ 177-cal ]


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Reviewer: Dan
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All my reviews are price considered.

Look, I paid $49.99 retail at a shop known for being expensive. I bought it to shoot and in order to shoot it has to be 3 things regardless of price.

1,-Accurate.

2,-reliable.

3,- consistent.

and fun. Ok thats four but, this gun meets all four and some.

The 10 shot clip if shot slowly is better than a single load and I get 50 reliable shots from a 12g. Makes moving targets fun. The clip is also fairly deep so it will accept a wider selection of pellets than some other rotary clips.

Aesthetics aren’t great but they’re not terribly bad. I’m not trying to fool anyone into thinking I’m not shooting a pellet gun anyway. Crosman doesn’t help any by putting this gun in a toy like blister pack so it can be hung next to the $19 Airsoft guns in the sporting goods department.

This is one of the reasons I overlooked this gun in the past. Once I read some of the many glowing reviews I thought I’d give it a try for a very small investment.

I am impressed. I thought Daisy was the only one to make acceptable inexpensive pistol copies.

It is interesting how when we buy a gun that is terrible we want to tinker with it till it is good and are then happily satisfied.

But, when we buy a gun that is really good right out of the blister pack we want to make it even better.

Never really satisfied are we?

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Crosman 357-6 [ 177-cal ]


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Reviewer: ERNIE ESSAN7
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I OWN ONE OF THESE GUNS AND IT IS A WONDERFUL PISTOL AND HAVE NO TROULBE WITH IT IS WAS AND IS STILL A GREAT FUN TO SHOOT AND I HAVE SHOT MANY KINDS OF PISTOL LIKE THIS ONE. IS ONE OF MY MOST FUN TO SHOOT. ERNIE ESSANY INDIANA

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Reviewer: Karl Cline
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(also called 3576w)

Crosman 3576 [vs. Colt Python]

Modeled on Colt Python

.177 caliber pellet [vs .357 caliber gunpowder cartridge]

435 fps (max)

Break top loading (insert a 10 shot rotary clip) [vs. 6 shot rotary drum]

11.38″ overall length [vs. Colt Python is 11.4″]

32 oz. weight [vs. 43.5 oz]

aluminum and plastic [vs. steel]

You can get 40-50 good shots per co2 cartridge, more on a hot day.

Most of the gun is aluminum, with an engineered plastic for the barrel shroud and grips. the gun is an almost 1:1 replica of the Colt Python. If you preload the rotary clips ($1.00 each from Crosman) you spend very little time reloading while shooting. It’s a good thing ammo is so inexpensive, especially compared to gunpowder cartridge for the Colt Python [about $1.00/50for pellets vs. $9.50/50 with 38 specials or $32.00/50 for 357 magnums]. If you desire more “realism” when loading you can reload the inserted clip each time it is empty without removing it from the gun, or just buy a Gammo R-77.

The gun is fully accurate enough for plinking. I use only flathead pellets to shoot at paper targets. as the gun has only 2 ft.lbs. of mussle energy,[vs. 250 ft.lbs. with 38 specials, or 600 ft.lbs. with 357 magnums], and I feel that is not enogh for hunting.

Double action is smooth at about 4.5 lbs., and single action is super smooth at what I would consider to be a “hair trigger” setting. Some people have reported an annoying rattle with the grips, which I havent noticed as long as the grips are back on fully. (Of course their ears are probably a lot younger and less abused than mine.)Contrary to what some have said this gun is NOT semiauto. It is a revolver with a very light trigger pull, and if oyu shoot very rapidly you may find you have some pellets in yor clip when you are done. It skips over some slots when you fire too rapidly.

An enjoyable low cost gun for any age shooter.

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