By Tom from USA on 2008-05-23 10:10:45
Things I liked: The 499 is the world's most accurate BB gun, and has been so since it was introduced in 1976. There is no better training airgun for young children than this one.
Things I would have changed: I wish the peep sight had more precision in the adjustments. Even the replacement sight lacks precision.
What others should know: This is a muzzle-loading single-shot. It is not a conventional BB gun - it is for target shooting. Everyone in the vicinity must wear safety glasses because steel BBs rebound like crazy. Be sure to also buy Avanti Precision Ground Shot to use in the gun.
By mark from USA on 2009-12-23 22:33:12
Things I liked: nothing/ we have yet to shoot but the trigger pull is awful!
Things I would have changed: I am not sure who daisy is paying to write wonderful reviews on this gun but I am aprehensive about this gun Ok maybe it can shoot a bb. I have yet to fire it being it is a xmas gift for my 10 year old. What I can comment on is the cheap workman ship and overall quality for $115 bb gun Come on are you kidding me! Cheap trigger and cocking mech and cheap sites. I will say i am disapointed at the least. I would personally return the thing if it werent for the fact that this is the programs required gun. Shame on daisy for soaking groups for this gun. FYI the bbs load down the barrel not such a great idea when you are trying to teach kids not to look down the barrel of the gun.
What others should know: For the same money you can by much better quality and have a gun that might last more than a year. If you arent shooting with a progam that requires this gun shop around.
Things I liked: It is as accurate as they say.
Things I would have changed: I'm not used to peep sights, and find that I need a lot of light on the target. Of course, this is probably inherent in all peep sights, and it may just be these old eyes.
What others should know: Although it's not a plinking gun, it's fun to do so from my upstairs porch into the back yard. Those little white flowers about 1" wide that are all over the yard (weeds) don't stand a chance from up there. They fill the front sight, and come apart at the squeeze of the trigger.