Things I liked:The price on mine was outstanding….I got it on craigslist for $65.00. It did however have a few spots of rust due to improper maintenance, but that is the way it goes when you buy used. It also came with an inexpensive leapers 4x32 golden image scope so I have not used the open sights.
I am glad to say that I am very happy with my purchase! The bronco has a delightful two blade two stage trigger that is pleasantly predictable. I wish other low cost airgun makers would adopt this trigger design. The cocking effort is so incredibly smooth and crisp with the added security of an automatic saftey. The accuracy of this gun is amazing to me. I am getting touching five shot groups and solid holes the size of a dime or less indoors at both 10 and 20 yards! I am sad to announce that I am getting more consistent groups with this than I am with my rws Diana 34 with the T06 trigger?
Things I would have changed:The blonde stock, I am more of a brunette kind of guy. What others should know:The previous owner was disappointed because they could not hit anything with it. It was just in need of proper scope installation and adjustment. It is a good idea to spend so time reading the articles and watching the many instructional videos here on pyramydair before you buy a spring airgun.
The reason I wanted this rifle is because my father has already ordered one for my 12 year old son for Christmas. I look forward to showing him that real life can be more interesting and challenging than the video games that he is playing. It will be a lot of fun shooting together with our matching guns. However, he will have a better scope than me, it already arrived from pyramydair this week. Lucky kid!
If you are not familiar with spring airguns take some time and do your research. This gun requires a light artillery hold at the balance point of the stock and a smooth consistent follow-through trigger pull to be accurate. I highly recommend the air venturi bronco. Hope you enjoy yours as much as I am enjoying mine.
Things I liked:If you shoot spring piston air rifles you know how picky they are about every aspect of operation. This has been a great tool for consistently seating pellets as well as removing one of the variables associated with the operation of my spring air guns. Along with helping with the retentive aspects of air gunning it saves on the wear and tear on your thumb during those extended shooting sessions. It has made my loading routine quick, accurate and consistent. Things I would have changed:It would be nice to have some sort of numbered dial on the pellet seater. That would be helpful when using it with different guns and/or different size pellets. I can be obsessive about these things :) What others should know:Admittedly it has a learning curve. It may take a while to get used to it but your time working with it will be time well spent. At first I had some issues with loading two pellets at a time. I never have gotten used to the lanyard but I haven’t had the opportunity to try it in the field either. I will give it a go this spring.
My Air Venturi Bronco (slower fps gun) likes the pellets to be deeply seated. My RWS Diana 34 and Crosman Quest (faster fps guns) seem to work best with a nearly flush to VERY slightly seated pellet. Experiment….go ahead and give it a try!
Things I liked:These are a perfect pellet for my Rob Hawkins tuned .177 RWS Diana 34 TO6. The best pellet match for my Diana is the “Baracuda Match”. The” Baracuda Hunter” has the exact same point of impact. No changes to my scope with this pellet what so ever. I was absolutely amazed how these two pellets matched up. My pellet quest with this rifle has come to a satisfactory end! Things I would have changed:Like many other reviewers, why not have 500 in the tin for the same price? What others should know:These have a slight but not too firm resistance when inserted in the breech. All the pellets I have shot so far have been clean without bent skirts and no flyers. I appreciate the screw type tins as well. Pyramyd Air’s packaging, sales and service are first rate!
I also purchased the “Baracuda Hunter Extremes” which were MUCH less accurate in my Diana 34. As many of us know each airgun is unique with regards to its preferred pellet. Airguns of identical make and model will prefer different pellets.
If you’re in the market for a high quality hunting pellet that may be suitable in your airgun, make this pellet one of your candidates.