Advantage of a Nitro Piston over a regular springer?

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nitinmehra20

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Advantage of a Nitro Piston over a regular springer?
« on: August 01, 2010, 05:51:53 PM »
Hey All,

I have a question on the Nitro piston. Is it a whole lot better over a regular springer?
Does it require less cocking power then a regular springer?

Also, my final question, can any springer be fitted with a nitro springer??? :)

Offline RedFeather

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Re: Advantage of a Nitro Piston over a regular springer?
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2010, 06:41:02 PM »
You can leave it cocked almost indefinitely. A metal spring will take a "set" and loose power.  Some feel that the shot cycle is smoother since there are no vibrations like you get in a metal spring.  Although others say the shot cycle is a bit sharper with a tad more recoil.  On the downside, if a gas piston fails out of warranty, it will cost you a lot more than simply replacing a wound metal spring.  But they hold up pretty well.

The Nitro Piston is proprietary to Crosman.  I'm not sure they are making pistons for guns other than their own, but I could be wrong.  Some guns, like the Diana springers, cannot currently be retrofitted with a gas spring due to the way the trigger mechanism works. 

Rather than buy a gun and retrofit it, I would look to one of the Crosmans.


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