Nitro Piston Air Rifle is just another spring gun without a spring. Crosman who introduced the Nitro Piston technology used nitrogen cylinder as the power plant for the gun, unlike spring gun which uses a coiled spring. When you cock the rifle, it moves a piston to the rear and compresses the nitrogen gas in the cylinder. When you pull the trigger, the compressed air expands to drive the piston forward. Compressed air goes behind pellet, and its driving force pushes the pellet out of the barrel. Less recoil, durability, ease of operation, lightweight, speed, reduced noise, and vibration are some advantages of using gas ram as the power source.
Top 5 Nitro Piston Air Rifles
With several varieties of air guns available, the one you chose depends on the purpose of shooting. Nitro-Piston air rifles can be used for small garden hunting like squirrels, rabbits, and pests because it provides the precision and quiet movements required for these. Besides the individual downsides of nitro piston guns, you should also keep in mind that if gas ram gets damaged, it can’t be replaced.