In the $150 range you can't beat the Hatsan 95.
If you want to move into the $200 price range then the Hatsan 125 is really hard to beat.
You can look up reviews by Airgunweb on YouTube.
Also, as far as the Nitro Venom goes, you won't get the advertised velocity out of any of the Crosman/Benjamin guns. It's all Hype to sell the guns.
I have a Benjamin Trail NP in .22cal and it's a very accurate rifle(under a dime size group at 7 yards for 5 shots using a zero magnification Reflex Sight) but I'm only getting 745fps w/14.5gr RWS Super Dome pellets and if you drop back to the Crosman 14.3gr pellet that they're saying will give "up to 800fps" then you'll actually only get around 760fps, not the advertised 800fps.
Another thing, the CenterPoint scope that comes with the gun is total junk, it broke in two days(about 75 rounds) and was sent back to Crosman and I'm getting it replaced with one of their CenterPoint Multi-TAC Quick Aim Sights(i.e. dot sight) and I currently have a SightMark Reflex Sight on the gun.
The Nitro Piston guns get 4.5 Stars out of 5 but the optics they bundle with em' get ZERO stars.