Browning Gold, Wood Stock

Browning Gold, Wood Stock Air rifle
Review entered on 2013-05-09 08:25:52

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By Guillaume from USA on 2013-05-09
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5.01 rating

Things I liked: The wood stock is beautiful. Well made, solid and smooth. Excellent overall quality. Fiber optic sights are great.

Things I would have changed: You will definitely need to place the rifle between your legs and use both arms to cock it. The recoil is quite significant and will impact accuracy. I found that the Predator Polymag 0.177 pellets are quite accurate in this rifle. It's pretty heavy, so you will need a bipod if you are shooting targets for a long time.

What others should know: A little bit too expensive. If you don't mind having a plastic stock, you can buy something more accurate (I love my Gamo Varmint HP) and cheaper. Even though it is sold as a Browning rifle, it is made in Turkey, so I am thinking it's a rebranded Hatsan.

Gamo Varmint Hunter HP air rifle

Gamo Varmint Hunter HP air rifle Air rifle
Review entered on 2013-05-09 08:35:57

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4.0 4.0

By Guillaume from USA on 2013-05-09
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1.01 rating

Things I liked: Good looking rifle, the flashlight and laser are fun but if you buy a new scope, it will probably not fit. Very powerful and quite accurate for a .22 springer. Light but solid, this is a great/fun rifle to shoot and thanks to the synthetic stock you don't have to worry about scratches.

Things I would have changed: Plastic barrel feels cheap, no sights, so you will need a scope. Stock scope is good for beginners, otherwise it will end up in the trash.

What others should know: Recoil is minimal when using a bipod. I found that the H&N Baracuda Hunter Extreme in .22 are accurate and fast. The stock seems to be beige on the picture, but in reality it is green. If you can, invest in a Picatinny rail - I installed a new BSA scope and I have to check the mounting screws after every 30-40 shots. The stock grooved rails are not the best.

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