The Air Venturi Avenge-X from Pyramyd AIR is a pneumatic air rifle that is not simply “just another air rifle.” It’s available in many configurations; in fact, Air Venturi’s motto is “Your airgun, your way.” I reviewed the .177 caliber Avenge-X Classic Synthetic version.
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The Avenge-X Classic is available in .177, .22, as well as .25 caliber. Perhaps you purchased the .25 caliber and have decided a smaller caliber would suit some of your needs better. There’s no need to buy a whole new Avenge-X, Pyramyd AIR offers barrel kits (with an MSRP of. $69.99 in all three calibers) that work for each version of the air rifle.
Do you prefer a wood stock over synthetic? No worries, the Avenge-X Classic also comes in a hardwood ambidextrous stock. There are some pros and cons to either choice.
Avenge-X Classic Synthetic Stock Avenge-X Classic Hard Wood Stock
|Black Synthetic Stock||Hard Wood Stock|
|Adjustable Cheek Piece||Fixed Cheek Piece|
|Metal Trigger Guard||Wooden Trigger Guard|
|Total Weight 7.75lbs||Total Weight 7.9lbs|
|Total length 43.75”||Total Length 44”|
|MSRP $499.99||MSRP $569.99|
Though there are a few things the Classic versions differ in, they both offer the same great feel. The rubber butt pad is adjustable, and the stocks are ergonomically formed to fit to a human’s natural contours for a comfortable shooting experience. It’s ambidextrous by changing the cocking handle to the side that suits a shooter best. Below the cocking handle lies a two-stage adjustable trigger. You may also adjust the regulator, hammer spring and transfer port – for a more perfect fit. This allows a shooter to set it up for a preferred shooting style, high power minimal shot count for hunting or low power and maximum shot count for backyard plinking.
With the fully shrouded barrel and the 1/2X20 UNF threaded muzzle, there’s an option to dampen the sound for specific needs by attaching an airgun moderator to the muzzle. (Now, you’re set for some quiet backyard plinking or pesting.) Speaking of shooting, you may be wondering how to operate the Avenge-X:
Now that you know how to operate the Avenge-X, let’s scoot over to subject of performance. What should you expect from the Avenge-X? I can only speak of the .177 caliber, but I will say, this is only the beginning. Here are the specs with the air cylinder/tube option.
Avenge-X .177 Caliber .22 Caliber .25 Caliber
|Shots per fill||110||80||55|
|Max Velocity||1160 FPS||1100 FPS||980 FPS|
|Max Energy||29 FPE||49 FPE||60 FPE|
|High-Capacity Mag||20 rds.||16 rds.||13 rds.|
|Standard Mag||10 rds.||10 rds.||8 rds.|
My personal experience with the Avenge-X Classic in .177 is very much like that of what the manufacturer describes. I began with some shots at 25 yards with what seem to be the favorite ammunition, the JSB Diabolo Knock Out Slugs weighing 13.43 grains. The accuracy was spot on, I would normally stop at two five shot groups but, I had such a great time shooting this one that I shot an entire sheet of five-shot groups before moving it back to 50 yards.
My 50-yard results are nothing to turn your nose up at either.
After spending time at the range this model, I would take this air rifle into any situation – whether it is plinking, target shooting or small game hunting. When I started smacking targets from three-inch down to half-inch at 50 yards consistently without a miss, something great happened. I felt more confident with this air rifle.
The .177 Classic synthetic style is only the beginning, though, because the purpose for the Avenge-X is to avoid trying to fit the shooter to the gun. Air Venturi has engineered this air rifle to fit to the airgun to the shooter.
I have a final offering or a scenario; perhaps, in the near future I want the tactical version with a bottle rather than the air cylinder, and yes, a bigger caliber as well. Fortunately, all the parts will be available to do accomplish that task. So, one gun can transform into eight configurations, making the Avenge-X an airgun for everyone.
Air Venturi Avenge-X Classic, with synthetic stock, MSRP: $499.99
Air Venturi Avenge-X Tactical, MSRP $529.99
Air Venturi Avenge-X Bullpup, wood stock, MSRP: $599.99.