The Air Venturi Avenger is a dynamite airgun at a great price. It packs features usually only found in airguns costing two to three times as much. When you don’t have to spend a lot to get a great airgun, you have more cash for upgrades, and we’ll be looking at the best Avenger upgrades today in this article.
Generally, we recommend that folks budget about 50% of the gun cost towards a matching optic. With your airgun sitting at a great price point, we can certainly stretch the budget. There are a lot of great options on the market right now. Taking a look at optics, you’ll find scopes from Athlon, Element, and Hawke Optics. Hawke offers the most variety.
One choice would be the Hawke AirMax line of scopes. They are a step above the Vantage line and a step below the Endurance line, with a good mix of features and value. Many come with four or five-star ratings in both first focal plane and second focal plane configurations.
The Avenger is a great gun for both bench shooting and target shooting. When you are shooting from a bench, you want to be as steady as possible. The Avenger comes standard with a rail-mounted under the forearm. This means you can easily add a Picatinny or weaver bipod for bench shooting. Looking at some of our best sellers, you’ll find the UTG line sits at the top of the list. The UTG Recon 360 comes in various length profiles to suit your particular shooting style or need.
Without taking just one sentence to say, get a lot of extra mags; they’re really affordable, we decided to also talk about ammo. Regardless of caliber, you’ll find that having different ammo options will be to your advantage.
Domed pellets like the JSB Diabolo Exact or the H&N Field Target Trophy will give you long-range accuracy. Other pellets like the H&N Baracuda Hunter Extreme or the JSB Hades deliver the serious knock-down punch needed for hunting application. Don’t forget to take a look at all the new slug ammo too. FX, H&N, JSB all have slugs in multiple calibers.
Paper targets are fun, but reactive targets are more fun. We have an entire section dedicated to targets and traps, you’ll find everything from standard paper targets all the way to heavy-duty steel targets, shoot-n-c targets, and everything in between.
One of the key selling points of the Avenger is the ability to tune the regulator without the need to take the gun apart. You can increase or decrease the reg pressure right from outside the rifle. You can also adjust the hammer spring to optimize the hammer impact to maximize the efficiency of the reg pressure.
Of course, all of this means nothing if you can’t measure the before and after results. There are many options on the market. We offer both the Competition Electronics Pro Chrono line and the FX Radar Chronograph. Depending on your application, both will do a great job at getting you the real-time data you need to make the most of your Avenger and its accessories.
PCP airguns like the Avenger require high-pressure air to operate. The Avenger fills to 300 bar, which is about 4350 PSI. That’s a lot of pressure. Really, it’s too much pressure to try and hand pump all the time. That’s where a personal compressor like the Air Venturi Nomad II or the Hill EC-3000 comes into play. The Nomad II is a portable option that can run off of 110v or 12v. It has auto-shutoff and is very compact.
The Hill EC-3000 is set up more for shop use, requiring 110v. It fills more quickly than the Nomad II and has an auto-shutoff system designed to pause and restart the fill based on operating temperatures. Regardless of your choice, you’ll want to have a reliable fill option for your Air Venturi Avenger because we know you’ll be doing a lot of shooting.
Have more questions, just let us know. Don’t hesitate to give us a call and we’ll be happy to help you pull together the perfect Air Venturi Avenger airgun bundle.