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Average Customer Review5 (32 reviews)
Things I liked:The trigger is so smooth, like 2 lbs, easy to predict shot let off, the aperture sights though not high end does a very good job, cocking is also ultra light 6 lbs a child could work it.
Things I would have changed:Daisy should apply the Avanti 499 trigger and cocking effort to its other guns, like the Red Ryder its like over 12 lbs or more so younger kids can self cock them.
What others should know:It is true that the Avanti BBs do group tighter than the regular BBs
Things I liked:Accurate, accurate, accurate! Wow! I shoot a Beeman R8 with a Rekford trigger and this Avanti 499 is a nice fun accurate rifle for shorter range. Very easy to cock less than 6 lbs, super good trigger/predictable let off for consistent shots. The Avanti 499 trigger is way better than a stock Ruger 10/22 or Savage MKII rimfire rifles. The peep sight it comes with is not an Anschutz but it works! I am shooting 5m targets at 25ft and getting all in the black with tight groups. Its a well made rifle for the price and I would buy again from PA. See my targets shots here, I'm shooting a longer (25ft) distance than the recommended (5m/16.4ft): http://s915.beta.photobucket.com/user/ejhc11/library/Misc/Daisy%20Avanti%20499
Things I would have changed:Have a rail for the front sight and 11mm rails for the receiver to mount upgraded aperture sights.
What others should know:Use the Avanti Precision BBs to get the highest accuracy out the Avanti 499 rifle, they're made for each other, I tried standard Daisy BBs and they are not as tight in groupings. This rifle is so much better than my son's Daisy Red Ryder, I could not group anything at 25ft with the darn 10 lb trigger and its so much harder to cock, I don't think a kid under 10 can do it....
Things I liked:It fits us both naturally and comfortably. The stock fore-end is shaped perfectly for a comfortable grip, and also for cocking. The pull works for both of us (I'm 5'8" and my wife is 5'3"). I'm thinking about adding some weight to the fore-end to make the gun a little barrel-heavy so it's easier to hold steady (I have a natural shake). It's a nice feature that there is a dedicated space in the fore-end stock to add weights. The trigger is light and predictable. The sights are wonderfully adjustable and precise. The fit-and-finish is excellent. It's nice that the stock is wood and is finished so it's easy to grip. Very accurate and consistent! It really helps to build confidence in new shooters, such as us.
Things I would have changed:It has a hard time taking down big game and penetrating thick steel plates. Be warned!
What others should know:It has been 40 years since I was last actively shooting. My wife and I decided that we'd like to get back into shooting air guns. We are so glad that our first gun is a 499! Its accuracy, ease of shooting, excellent sights and consistency really help build confidence and to have fun... shooting IS fun when you can hit what you're aiming at. And, right off the bat, we're hitting targets regularly with this gun. When we ordered it, we also bought 4 containers of the special BBs designed for this gun. They do cost more than normal BBs, but why buy such an accurate gun and use less accurate and consistent BBs? This gun is tremendous fun... I can't see how anyone could outgrow its accuracy. Did I mention that it is accurate?