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Old July 20th, 2020, 02:09 PM #1
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Air Venturi Avenger

Anyone with hands on experience with this one? It will be my first PCP. I've been shooting a Stoeger in .22 for years. After tons of pellet types, I've gotten it close to being somewhat accurate..lol. It still likes to lob flyers every now and then...I'm pretty excited to get this one in. I've watched about every video I can find on it. It looks pretty impressive for $300. I will post up when I get it in hand and get an optic on it.

https://www.airgundepot.com/air-vent...air-rifle.html
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Old July 20th, 2020, 09:59 PM #2
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Personally I'm staying away from the Chinese guns. I had one of the original Nova Vista guns and while it did have a bunch of features the trigger was a real weak point. All the smoothing and tweaking I could do and still unable to get it light enough.
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Old July 21st, 2020, 02:45 PM #3
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Personally I'm staying away from the Chinese guns. I had one of the original Nova Vista guns and while it did have a bunch of features the trigger was a real weak point. All the smoothing and tweaking I could do and still unable to get it light enough.
Thank you for the response. I'm hoping for the best...the reviews I've watched and rewatched show it having a light trigger...I know its hard to trust reviews since most of the guys get kick backs, free merch...etc...guess I will see...seeing as I have nothing to compare it to and I'm not getting any benefits other than I lighter wallet...I will let you know honestly how it performs.
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Old July 21st, 2020, 06:40 PM #4
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Thank you for the response. I'm hoping for the best...the reviews I've watched and rewatched show it having a light trigger...I know its hard to trust reviews since most of the guys get kick backs, free merch...etc...guess I will see...seeing as I have nothing to compare it to and I'm not getting any benefits other than I lighter wallet...I will let you know honestly how it performs.
I saw that in the "reviews" also. Gotta take those with a grain of salt.
I've seen one guy on another forum that has one. Apparently his trigger started in the 3lb range and he adjusted it down to 2lbs. That's at least double what I like. My MRod in in the 12oz range
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I wouldn't expect a great trigger for $299. You may be able to work it, and someone on the net may have already but I don't think you will get lighter than 2 pounds. I'm like BigTinBoat in that I have mine set at 12-14 oz.

Any reason you don't look at the Benjamin Fortitude? I think you will find they have better support and more after market mods. It is in the price range you are looking at.
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I wouldn't expect a great trigger for $299. You may be able to work it, and someone on the net may have already but I don't think you will get lighter than 2 pounds. I'm like BigTinBoat in that I have mine set at 12-14 oz.

Any reason you don't look at the Benjamin Fortitude? I think you will find they have better support and more after market mods. It is in the price range you are looking at.
They didn't spam my emails enough...LOL...I saw this rifle numerous times from Airgun Depot and Pyramid Air...then watched a lot of videos and reviews...I haven't found any saying to stay away from it....so I went with it...
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Well, at least it got Tom Gaylord's attention and he has a blog on it. Read the whole thing and it will probably save you from some mistakes.

https://www.pyramydair.com/blog/2020...-rifle-part-3/
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Well, at least it got Tom Gaylord's attention and he has a blog on it. Read the whole thing and it will probably save you from some mistakes.

https://www.pyramydair.com/blog/2020...-rifle-part-3/
Thank you Sir. Quite a good read. As my first PCP, every article is a learning experience.
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Did you end up getting this? I'm in the same boat you were and am considering it. $300 regulated sounds amazing compared to what else is out there. From what I've read air gun prices have been falling for a decade. This might be the new high-end/low-end gun.

I'm new to air guns and looking for my first PCP. I played paintball for years and reloaded firearms ammo for years so I feel comfortable with the mechanics. I'm honestly surprised at how primitive air gun tech is. We had electronic triggers firing 17 regulated rounds a second in the early 2000s for $300. I guess the market for air rifles isn't big enough to motive R&D but still, can't you just steal from paintball?
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For a first PCP, I'd recommend it. I had one in .22 and it was accurate.
I only sold it to get to .177 across all Air until my wife got me the Sig in .22.
Guess I'm in .22 for a bit longer
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