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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
By Les from USA on 2012-04-06 22:32:35Things I liked:This is a well-built gun that delivers on its promises. It is easy to cock and accurate. Even brand-new, it shoots without roughness or buzz. I like the stock. I think the light color is distinctive and attractive. The stock allows an easy, repeatable cheek weld. The bluing is rich and even. I think this gun will last longer than I will. The trigger breaks light and smooth compared to other lower-priced air rifles. This adds a great deal to the accuracy, as the gun does not wiggle when you squeeze the trigger. It is a springer, and needs to held like one, as it will recoil a little when fired. I put 120 rounds through mine he first time I had it at the range. I think I could have put 120 more through it before my arm would get tired. I can't say that about my other springers.
Things I would have changed:Only two things. This is a target rifle and I use it for shooting black bulls-eye targets. The black front post is hard to see against a black target. I painted the rear face of the front post white to see it better. The safety works oddly. The safety cannot be engaged unless the gun is cocked. After firing, the safety remains on "fire". Thus, the gun cannot be transported or stored with the safety engaged. An empty, discharged gun will appear exactly the same as a loaded, cocked gun with the safety released. I like to store and transport my guns with the safety engaged (although they are unloaded). I would change the safety so it can be engaged whether or not the gun is loaded.
What others should know:This is a gateway gun to upscale spring guns. It is way better than guns costing only a little less. The money spent building this gun was concentrated on areas that affect performance the most: the barrel and the trigger. I bought the target variant because the sights are similar to the ones used on target guns my grand children shoot in their 4H shooting club. Obviously, you could buy the standard version if you intend to scope it and save a few bucks. But the target sights are good enough at 25 yards that it shoots within the range of accuracy of my scoped guns at that range. I do not intend to put a scope on this one.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
By Steverino from USA on 2013-07-02 01:11:08Things I liked:The Air Venturi Bronco Target Pro Air Rifle - I liked the light weight, rubber butt pad, easy cocking, quiet shooting, adjustable peep sight, short stock for smaller shooters, surprisingly accurate for only a 9" barrel on my 36' indoor range. In my opinion this is short range target/plinker designed for young or new shooters, and it fills that bill pretty well.
Things I would have changed:I didn't care for the blond stock. The quality wasn't obvious when looking at the gun, as a matter of fact, it looked like a cheap Chinese gun to me therefor overpriced. The really fine Williams peep sight wouldn't adjust low enough to be in range without shimming the front sight up about 3/16". I used some cardboard to temporarily shim mine, but PA sells shims made for this purpose, and I believe they should be included with the gun rather than having to order them later with the additional shipping charge and delay.
What others should know:My Bronco made unusual mechanical noises when being cocked, a worrying grinding/ clunking noise that didn't give me any confidence in possible longevity. Several times during the time I had the gun the automatic safety malfunctioned, something I wasn't willing to accecpt on a gun that my wife and grand kids would be shooting. I returned the Bronco for replacement but they were out of stock, then delayed again. By then I was second guessing my choice so I requested PA send me another different style rifle.