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Browning Leverage

  • Code: 2252290 · .177 · 1000 fps
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The Browning Leverage Air Rifle has a lot to offer with 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.

Browning Leverage Features
  • 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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  • ManufacturerBrowning
  • Caliber .177
  • Velocity 1000 fps
  • Condition New
  • Ammo Type Pellets
  • Action Underlever
  • Barrel Style Rifled
  • Fire Mode Single-shot
  • Gun Weight 8.60
  • Overall Length 44.80
  • Barrel Length 18.90
  • Loudness 3-Medium
  • Magazine Capacity 0
  • Mechanism Spring-piston
  • Rail Weaver/Picatinny
  • Safety Automatic
  • Front Sights Fiber Optic
  • Rear Sights Adjustable for windage & elevation
  • Shots per Fill 0
  • Trigger Adjustability Single-stage
  • Trigger Action 0
  • Use Small game hunting/plinking
  • Warranty 1-year limited warranty
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By RichardUSAMay 8, 2018

Real firearm, powerful , accurate, very, very very, heavy. Did I mention it is heavy. In reading the manual I was informed, to oil this firearm I needed to remove the stock by removing three screws, which I did, and spent the next two hours putting the two pens back in that hold the safety that had fallen on to the floor. That was interesting but not fun. The gun got oiled and put together and it works. To cock the firearm requires a LOT of strength. To load, is difficult, l have never experienced a pellet gun this difficult to load. Once loaded a button must be pushed to release the cocking lever, which I personally have difficulty with. I would recommend this rifle only to strong, experienced people. I feel it's not for the inexperienced or beginner.

Shoots hard

Let me list the ways. Heavy, hard to both cock and load, if you oil it ( witch it will need) one must be ever so careful to keep the barrel vertical, and watchful of the two pins witch hold the safety, trigger pull poor, Heavy .

By AntonUSADecember 1, 2016

This was my first air gun and first purchase from Airgun Depo. I was extremely pleased with their service but not so much with this rifle. I chose it for the name and the fact that it was underlever. It did not live up to my expectations so I exchanged it for Hammerli 850 and cannot be happier. Overall, it is a decent $200 combo. I knocked down one star for the poor trigger.

Wooden stock (if you like them), great value (with scope combo), powerful, fairly accurate.

Very heavy, mediocre wood and metal finish, poor unadjustable trigger (lots of creep), heavy and loud recoil (for an air gun).

By Retired C.December 8, 2015

This is my second purchase from Airgun depot. This under lever Browning is far superior to the Gamo Bone Collector Whisper that I purchased for more money. It shoots tight groups, the scope is nice and it has "iron Sights (plastic)". I've read other reviews that talk about barrel droop but find that hard to believe because of the fixed barrel design. I've put over 500 pellets through it without a single problem. Highly recommend.

Easy to cock Plenty powerful for squirrels Nice scope included Nice stock Consistent pellet groups

Louder than a nitro piston On the heavy side

By DonUSAAugust 21, 2015

Easy cocking compared with break barrel and the factory scope has performed flawlessly thru about 70 shots.

Handsome rifle with ease of loading, firing and scoring in the bullseye


By RaphaelUSAAugust 9, 2015

My first air rifle. After spending an hour in the field, I find it gets heavy. But easy to load, and accurate. And it fits like a glove. I don't find the 0.177 has as much stopping power on rodents as I had hoped, and may have to move up to a 0.22.

Accurate. Feel good.

A bit heavy.

By RandyJuly 2, 2015

Received my leverage as promised it is everything all the reviews talked was a little crunchy for the first fifty rounds then smoothed out.i like the scope did not take long to site in.seems to hold zero although I only have 250 round through it love everything about the gun.

By David C.June 8, 2015

Only problem it is hard to load with scope

Very accurate for cost

Hard to load Spring noise is loud when fired

By Larry G.April 24, 2015

I have had the Browning Leverage rifle from Air Gun Depot two days now and am VERY IMPRESSED! I had a Benjamin Nitro .22 for the last two years and was ready to give up air guns forever until I saw the reviews on this "under the radar" Browning rifle. The BLUF (Bottom LIne Up Front) is that the Benjamin is an absolute worthless piece of crap compared to the Browning. If I can't find someone who will take the Benjamin dog off my hands, it will be banished to the gun safe and never see the light of day again! Here's the basics: 1) Both are VERY heavy rifles and not for the weak in either cocking or carrying. The Benjamin comes with a sling and the Browning does not, which is the absolute only advantage the Benny has over the Brownie. 2) The Benjamin has no fixed sights and the scope is a piece of junk. The Browning has fixed sights which on first glance appear very appealing with the bright orange and green optic system. This is deceiving. See cons below. The Browning scope is TERRIFIC! I used the plastic shim that came with the scope to mount it to prevent barrel droop and it was perfectly effective right out of the gate. 3) Noise. Neither rifle makes much noise but the difference is that the Browning hits what you air at and the impact is a wallop. With the Benjamin you never know where the pellet is going and seldom hit anything you are aiming at. 4) Accuracy is unheard of with the Benjamin with any type of pellet (I tried seven different types and could finally keep the CPHP on a 8 X 10 piece of paper at 20 yards, making hits on small game a fluke more than a sure thing. The CPHP was the best pellet I found to feed the Benjamin and I was able to hit a barn on the broadside most of the time. 5) Accuracy with the Browning was immediate and phenomenal! Within 20 shots I had the scope sighted in and fired a six shot group from a bench rest at 20 yards that measured a spread of six tenths of an inch...yes...0,6 inch! And that was with the lowly CPHP. The Browning loved the Predator Polymags and JSB Jumbo Heavy. It even liked the Crow Magnum and H&N coppers, just not as well. None of these shot the same point of impact but the widest group was 1 3/4 inch at 20 yards with the Crow Magnum. 6) Consistency with the Browning was perfect! No flyers! You see it, you hit it. No guess work. The Benjamin is a fire and pray rifle with a flyer averaging every 5 or 6 shots. You can tell when you pull the trigger by the sound of the frequent flyers with the Benjamin and you might as well not even look at the target because your pellet has flown to the moon. 7) Trigger. The Benjamin is like a long slow root canal. The Browning is crisp and smooth in comparison. It breaks at the right time, every time. 8) Finish was nice with both rifles but the Browning clearly has the better wood. 9) Scope. Again no comparison. Much, much better with the Browning. I followed the previous review suggestions and used Locktite on all the screws and cleaned and oiled the Browning when it was received. It simply can't get any better so I don't foresee much of a break end period for the Browning. After two years of very bad shooting, I am still waiting for the Benjamin to break in...before I just break it over a telephone pole. 10) Price. I paid a LOT more for the Benjamin than I did for the Browning. Stupid me. Air Gun Depot was fast, informative, and Fed Ex tracking was dead on. The bonus coupon for a BOGO tin of pellets was a plus. I've already used it for two more tins of Predators. That's 400 rabbits, squirrels, crows, or whatever I shoot at because it's darn near impossible to miss with the Browning!

In three words on the Browning...Accuracy, accuracy, accuracy! The pros for the Benjamin...hmmm...the picture on the box was nice.

My one complaint with the Browning was with the fixed sights. The orange and green optics looked great and should have worked but did not. The sights are made of plastic and wobble and wiggle all over the place. It was impossible to get enough left correction. I simply removed the rear sights with a Phillips screw driver and put all my faith in the excellent scope. No one should but this rifle thinking they will use the fixed sights anyway. The scope will knock your socks off! There are far, far too many cons with the Benjamin to even begin listing. The greatest of which is that it appears impossible to shoot it straight.

By MartinMarch 12, 2015

Rifle is very accurate and quality made. You may need shim the rear portion of the scope but once corrections are made accuracy is no problem. Compare this under lever rifle to the next comparable rifle and take a look at cost difference. Are you getting a better rifle? That's for you to decide.

Accurate and quality made. Great price for an under lever rifle.

Heavy and does suffer from barrel droop. Droop is very easy to fix.

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is browning leverage a steel or gas spring

asked Kenneth Knowles

what's the warranty on it? and who should I contact for warranty repair? thanks al

asked allan yang

Does the leverage come in a nitro piston version?

asked James Bishop

Do they come in multiple shots

asked Harris

can you use a bipod with this model?

asked bob

do you have to cock this gun?

asked Luke

Yes, you have to cock it. The leaver under the barrel pulls down, loading the spring and opening the chamber so you can insert a pellet. Then you press the button (where a shotgun safety would be) forward so that you can close the leaver and you are all set. This is a very accurate air gun, with a good scope. I have put all pellets in a six inch circle at 100 yards. But be advised, the rifle is heavy!

Robert from USA

Yes it is a under lever, so when you pull the lower lever down the breach opens you insert your pellet and close the breach by pulling the lever back up into its position under the barrel, your ready to shoot.

Marty from USA

what do you like about this gun? What do u use it for?

asked bob

This rifle is most impressive. Very powerful and quite accurate - Looks and feels like a serious weapon. I like the fixed barrel concept and believe it will retain its accuracy better than a break barrel. I have fired about 2000 22 cal rounds to date and it just keeps getting better. I use my gun mostly for target practice, but it has more than enough power to dispatch most small game (up to raccoon) at 30 yards or so. It blew right 1/2" plywood at 25 yards. Takes a while to break-in but at the price, it is well worth the wait.

Allen from USA

Does this model (Browning Leverage .22 Air Rifle with w/3-9x40 scope have a sound suppressor? Can a left-handed person use it? Thanks.

asked Arline

There is no sound surppressor on this gun and I am left handed but shut righty the stock isnt made for left handed people though


The Browning Leverage .22 Air Rifle does not have a sound suppressor. However, the noise level is moderate and I use it in my back yard with no complaints. Although, the cheek pad on the stock favors right hand shooters, my brother is left handed and he has no problem shooting this rifle. To him it is like most rifle stocks without a cheek pad on either side.

Allen from USA

What is the "kill" range of this item? Am concerned about "carry" distance of pellet when shooting but missing target. Am close to city limits and wish to be careful regarding causing damage or injury beyond target. Would shoot toward another direction if our situation allowed.

asked KsMacman

First I would reccomend checking with your ordinance and make sure if your city allows you to shoot your pellet gun. If your city allows you to legally shoot your pellet gun I your backyard I would reccomend you to erect an backstop and use a pellet trap to ensure your safety and the safety of others. The Browning Leverage is not your typical pellet gun and supplies a good punch if shot within a short distance. Hope this helps you out with your question.

Marco from USA

How is this rifle overall compared to rifles such as the hatsan 95 or stoeger x-20?

asked Johnny

Never shot the x-20, but I own the Browning and the Hatsan 95, both in 22 cal. The Hatsan has more power, lots more recoil, is louder, and is harder for me to shoot accurately. Too bad the negatives seem to come with the power on most spring guns. The Browning is heavier and somewhat "plain" looking compared to the beautiful walnut stock that comes on the 95. Both guns have a good trigger but the scope and mounts are much better on the Browning. The cocking force on the Browning is about 5 pounds less which makes a difference when you do a lot of shooting. Both of these guns required a few hundred shots to break in to where they became smoother and more accurate. I like both of these guns. I like the Browning better because it is a smooth shooter and I can hit better with it. Most of my shooting is bench rest at 30 - 50 yards.

Perry from USA

Does the included scope have adjustable objective (AO)?

asked W

Yes. The included scope is a 3-9x40 with AO and will focus clearly to 10 yards (actually less) even with the power at 9x.

Perry from USA

How loud is this rifle, and what kind of ammo is the most accurate? Also, how nice is the scope that it comes with and how hard is the trigger pull (like how far back does the trigger go before the gun fires)?

asked Iain

Why did the price of this gun go from $169.99 to $195.00 overnight?!

asked Brandyn

We were able to get a bunch of them for a special price on this caliber. When we were running out and needed to order more, the price was back to the original. In that case, we had to up the price since we didn't get a special price on our second shipment.

Scott from USA

The browning leverage .22 cal. Is rated at 800 FPS. Is this with lead pellets or alloy pellets? It is listed as a magnum so that rating should be with lead pellets. If not, it is not a magnum .22 cal. and that would mean it only shoots at 600 FPS with lead pellets!

asked mike in wisconsin.

I would call it more of a mid-range gun shooting 14.5 g lead at 700 fps. Energy is about 16 - 16.5 ft lb. or a little higher than a RWS 34. Almost all airguns are rated with super light pellets that you wouldn't (and shouldn't) normally shoot.

Perry from USA

Are there any reviews or opinions on this gun anywhere?

asked mike

There has not been any reviews on our site yet.

Scott from USA

Is it 2 guns or just 1. when you get more of these is will you send me a email.

asked Yanni Harris

It is just one gun and we will email you when they are back in stock.

Scott from USA

Can this rifle be fitted with a gas piston instead of a spring and if so, will AirgunDepot do this?

asked Greg from USA

He can but he says its a minimal increase for the .22 cal plus it doubles the cocking effort upwards to abput 60lbs, an a pretty good boost for the .177


Mike Melick at Flying Dragon Air Rifles can put a gas piston in this gun.

Perry from USA

I'm new to this style of air gun. I am looking at the pictures on the website and am unable to figure out which way it cocks. Can you supply me with more detail on this?

asked Bill

See Rick's excellent review of this gun on Airgun web. His video review demonstrates how to cock and fire this gun. Cocking effort is only 28 pounds.

Perry from USA

The "barrel" under the actual barrel gets pulled down and back, (it is under spring pressure, it will be hard to cock, 30-45lbs) until you hear a click where the piston that the barrel pushed back is set. Then load a pellet (the manual will show you where), and then return barrel to original position. You are ready to fire.

Conor from USA

Have you used a breakbarrel airgun? It's almost the same thing but its the part under barrel that swings down and compresses the spring.

Jacob from USA

where is this gun made ?

asked al

Like most of the big name "producers" today (Browning, Colt, H&K etc etc) they use sub-contract facilities to actually manufacture and assemble their product. the big names are merely marketers and distributors (for the most part). Apparently Browning uses at least two such manufacturers: Umarex (a fine German based company) under Umarex your model may be made in Turkey or China. According to pwhitlo from Monroe,LA the model he received was from Xisico (I do not know them) and mfg in China. Highly probable that the same prison-facility in China mfg for both Umarex and Xisico though, so short of forced production times the only difference "may" be in assembly QC. However, all of that said, you ARE buying a BROWNING. any problems you have, poor quality materials, poor assembly whether these are real or perceived issues should be addressed with Browning. Browning may require you to contact the 'retailer' for level-1 support. I do not know at this time as I have just started my air-rifle experience, but a tiered level CS system may be why AirGunDepot is so highly reported here for having excellent customer service.


This gun is made in China by Xisico. It is their model XS46U. It is a high quality gun with very good fit and finish. In my opinion, it is the best value in a fixed barrel gun. Just buy one, I did and I love it.

Perry from USA

These guns are made in Turkey.

Scott from USA

Hi, do you ship to New Zealand?

asked Amir Raza

Amir Raza, Yes, we are able to ship to New Zealand. Sincerely, The Airgun Depot Customer Care Team

Steve from USA

Where is this item made? Can I get parts for this item?

asked al miller

They are made in Turkey. You'd have to call Browning to see about parts.

Conor from USA

is the trigger adjustable? if not, how would you describe the trigger action? light, heavy, creeping, predictable, consistent fire point, smooth/stiff...scale from 0-10, zero being the worst action, and ten being the best action. the scope, any problems with fit, and durability with regards to staying put after recoil? in your oppinion which ammunition seems to work best with this rifle? brand, grain, point type. are there any other concerns with the Browning Leverage .177?

asked tony

The trigger is two-stage adjustable. I've found it consistent and smooth. No issues with scope mount... have had it for two years now, with no issues. I've tried various ammo and have found the Gamo PBA Raptor to work the best. I've had no concerns with the rifle other than that it is a bit heavy after an hour or so in the field.

Raphael from USA

the trigger is a very very very long draw almost 3/8" and not adjustable (well there is no screw) as for smooth = 5 out of 10 as for predictable = 3 out of 10 see draw issue (the break is about the same each time = 7 out of 10) as for scope = 4 out of 10 not great but works stock is not great at all = 2 out of 10 much like some one carved it out of a 2x4 and did not want to work to hard One issue after 300+, is the flared roll pin in the cocking lever linkage worked loose (fixed By re-flaring with a punch) Watch for this if the cocking becomes harder = seams to be scraping / it is an easy fix, but left alone will tear up the stock. as for shooting = 9.5 out of 10 good groups with heavy pellets and a surprise, 5.4 grain hunting (red tips) shoot just as well. Overall it shoots better than expected but feels much worse than expected One comment don't buy it before a break barrel, if you do, you will not be happy with the break barrel gun at all!


I would describe the trigger action as heavy but predictable. It is not adjustable. I would definitely like a lighter pull force. The scope instructions are poor. The scope that came with the rifle is not depicted in the instructions and I took me quite a while to get a good understanding of the different parts. There is no definitive focus witness line, only a small white dot which is not at the top of the scope where one would expect it to be. If this dot is the witness mark then the scope calibrations are off quite a bit. The scope aiming adjustment took several tries as it did not stay in adjustment until the fifth try. I am still concerned about this. All my shooting so far has been in a gentle environment but I'm afraid that in the field where the rifle is more likely to be bumped the scope will lose its setting. I could not turn the adjustment dials with my bare hands and it looks like a special tool, not included, should be used to engage the dials. There is no screwdriver or coin slot on the dials. I made a makeshift tool which took two hands to operate but it did not damage the dials. Also, the scope needs to be located far back on the receiver to give access for loading the pellet. This gives only about 1 and 1/2 inches of eye relief, much less than the recommended 3 inches, but since the recoil is small it has not been a problem. I do not have a lot of experience with air rifles but this one is much heavier than I expected. According to my scale the rifle weighs 9.8 pounds with the scope. I am disappointed with the repeatability of the gun. At 10 yards I will often get a wild shot more than an inch off the aiming point and that is with the gun in a vise. Perhaps its the ammo. I don't know. Could you recommend a competition pellet for me to try?


ok first off, my girl freind bought this for me. great gun,the trigger is great,every time i shoot it it immpresses me more and more. ive got a bitch about it though.and here it is....out of the package the gun came cocked...not good,sorry im anal about care of my air rifle..second the trigger is NOT AJUSTABLE,however its the best trigger action i have felt to date...complete surprize every time i shoot it,as it should be. if it had an adjustment id leave it alone,yea that good. the scope? fish eye at all,love the retical can make adjustments with the quickness while looking threw it....just to cool,hell dad was impressed! recoil? not bad at all....the scope should live for a long time,this thing is smooth...not sure about its velocity rateing,but it seems close,im useing a heavyer pellet than i like,still breakin her in!!! the group? its shrinkin the bench at least....bottom line,its no wonder browning put there name on it.....a fine peice....should be a head hunter...ive got a squirrel problem. lose your break barrel,be patient,and dial this in correctly and it wont dissapointed, mutch better than the remmington vantage 1200 that i sold. love this thing.

Cecile from USA
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