Browning Leverage Air Rifle

Browning Leverage Air Rifle

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PY-2456-4928

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  • Description
  • Specifications
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  • Browning Leverage
  • Spring-piston
  • Underlever
  • Fiber optic sights (adj. rear)
  • Monte Carlo stock with right-hand raised cheekpiece
  • Ventilated rubber buttpad
  • Automatic safety
  • Weaver/Picatinny scope rail
  • 14.25" length of pull
  • Incl. 3-9x40 scope & mount

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This air rifle has a lot to offer...traditional styling, rock-solid scope platform, fixed barrel, accurate and easy to cock. Just 28 lbs. of cocking effort, but you're still getting magnum hunting power. With so little effort, you can shoot all day, carry it in the woods (not too heavy, even with the scope!) and hunt or eliminate pests. Don't hunt? Shoot some targets, kill some tin cans, flips some spinners...the list is endless.
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Caliber0.22" (5.5mm)
Velocity800 fps
Loudness3-Medium
Barrel Length18.9"
Overall Length44.8"
Shot Capacity1
Cocking Effort28 lbs.
BarrelRifled
Front SightFiber Optic
Rear SightAdjustable for windage and elevation
ScopeableWeaver/Picatinny
TriggerSingle-stage
ButtplateVentilated rubber
Suggested forSmall game hunting/plinking
Trigger Pull5.2 lbs
ActionUnderlever
SafetyAutomatic
PowerplantSpring-piston
FunctionSingle-shot
Body TypeRifle
Weight8.6 lbs
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By Frank from USA on 2015-08-23
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Things I liked: This rifle is extremely accurate. It being my first under-lever this is what I was hoping for, and it did not disappoint. The power and velocity really seem to be there as well compared to my other similar rifles, though I have no way of testing this. It is very high quality. Very solidly constructed, and the wood stock is beautiful. The scope is of exceptional quality for one included with a rifle, which was what made me lean towards this as opposed to the Xisico Model XS46U, which appears to be identical. This scope is one I would expect to pay anywhere from 50-90 dollars for. The trigger is very smooth and of a reasonable weight pull for a stock gun.

Things I would have changed: Maybe a bit more quality control. This is the second Leverage I received from Pyramyd. The first was wildly inaccurate. I mean 8-10 inch groups at 20 yards from a bench rest inaccurate. The barell and action was loose in the stock, and when I tried to tighten it down, it wouldn't tighten down enough to remove the slop between the two. I removed the screws and found that they'd either been sloppily tapped or cross threaded when assembled. I sent this one back, and the new one I got was much better, but the anti bear trap device wouldn't' engage properly. I filed the mechanism a bit so it would engage properly, but I think this is something the factory should have found. This could result in serious injuries if a shooter wasn't practicing safe reloading procedures.

What others should know: When I exchanged the first defective rifle for another, Pyramyd's customer service was outstanding! I called, they cheerfully told me they'd email me a FedEx label and apologized for my inconvenience. I shortly received the label, dropped it off on a Monday, and by Thursday afternoon had a new replacement. This is some of the fastest and most professional service that I've experienced.

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By Fred from USA on 2015-07-20
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Things I liked: This gun has potential: It is accurate and reasonably powerful but there are serious quality problem with the two Leverages I have owned.

Things I would have changed: Improve the quality. Guns should not be full of rust when new. Guns should last more than 3000 shots. In addition to the rust problem, the cocking lever get stuck, the trigger failed, and the pins in the trigger assembly and cocking lever fall out.

What others should know: This gun is not built to last. The first one lasted 3000 shots. I returned the gun to Umarex, and they sent me a second one that lasted one week! If you are serious about air guns, spend the extra money and buy an Diana 34 or a TX200.

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By Mark from USA on 2015-06-22
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Things I liked: Accuracy, heavy weight, low cocking effort. This rifle reminds me of the Remington .22 target rifle I used as a teen, (and my club made it to the NRA nationals at Camp Perry my last year), which had a heavy stock and heavy barrel. I wasn't that big as a teenager and trying to hold that beast steady offhand was impossible! But prone, sitting and kneeling, upper 90's and several 100's scored. This Browning Leverage was ordered with the Pyramid test firing and scope sighting, so I didn't have to fiddle with the usual mount and zeroing game. As of this review, I have only fired five shots, but all were within a 3/4 inch circle at 30 feet without effort on my part yet to get to know the trigger or proper hold for the rifle. Can't wait until the rifle is broken in. The AO scope is nice, although focus is clear from 30 to 125 feet when set at 6X without adjustment so I'm not using the feature at these short ranges.

Things I would have changed: Too much oil from the factory! With the chamber open to load my first pellet my hand came out with oil all over it. I'm debating taking the stock off and looking at the insides to see if there is more evidence of oil but will hold off for now. I did run a Hoppes bore snake through a couple times and it came out pretty dirty so plan to do more thorough barrel cleaning before my next firing run. Then I will remove scope ring and mount screws one at a time, add some blue loctite and hope things remain stable. Pyramid shimmed the rear scope mount with semi-flexible material so I may go with a compensating Weaver/Picatinny rail later after I measure how much compensation is needed. I will upgrade to mil dot scope later, just because that's what I prefer.

What others should know: Just be prepared for the slightly over 10 pound weight with scope mounted, especially if purchasing for a smaller person. The weight is a bit more than your average under $200 air rifle. If I were hunting I'd definitely plan on adding sling swivels and a sling after the warranty period expires. Also, the safety operates in the opposite direction of most air rifles with the safety as a smaller trigger in front of the trigger. Seems backwards to have to pull the safety back to fire, your finger has to drag under the safety to pull the trigger.

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  • Fred from USA asked:

    What 0.177 cal pellets work well in the Leverage? So far I have found that JSB Exacts and Air Arms 8.34 and 10.34 gr shoot well (1/2" c-t-c groups at 30 yards). Lighter pellets scatter, and Crosman 10.5 gr produce large groups. Has anyone tried RWS 8.3 gr Superdome or Winchester 9.8 gr dome pellets?

    • Robert from USA asked:

      Is this rifle hold sensitive like some springers?

      • Fred from USA:

        Not especially. I find that the artillery hold produces the tightest patterns with my Browning leverage, but a standard hold also seemed to work well for me, providing that I hold the gun lightly with my fingers and lightly to my shoulder.

    • Michael from USA asked:

      With the vast variety of pellet weights available for .22 guns, I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for a brand and weight pellet that would allows this gun to perform consistently at it's posted 800 fps. I have found JSB and RWS domed work well in my .177 guns. I generally shoot target but will hunt if survival dictates.

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    Item Description

    In stockBrown-2252291 [PY-2456-4928]
    Browning Leverage .22 cal rifle
    Caliber0.22" (5.5mm)
    Max Velocity800 fps
    StockHardwood
    GripRight
    ColorBrown

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