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    Daisy Avanti Champion 499

    Daisy Avanti Champion 499

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    SKU PY-617-1239


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    Estimated in-stock date 01-03-2015
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    The most accurate BB gun in the world! That's what Daisy claims. And, it's true!

    • Daisy Avanti Champion 499 BB rifle
    • Spring-piston
    • Lever-action
    • Single-shot
    • Shoots steel BBs only
    • Muzzleloader
    • Smoothbore
    • Single-stage trigger
    • Hooded front sight accepts inserts (5 inserts included)
    • Fully adjustable rear peep sight
    • Manual safety
    • Monte Carlo hardwood stock
    • Hardwood forearm
    • Includes 5 aperture inserts, sling and sling swivel studs

    Daisy's Champion 499 is for shooters 10 years and older who want to learn the basics of shooting. This spring-powered single-shot is the "Official Shooting Education BB Gun by Daisy." In fact, the Jaycees use this rifle to train young shooters. Millions of firearm and airgun shooters have used the Champion 499 to learn gun safety and proper gun handling This rifle is so accurate, that even seasoned shooters cannot shoot beyond its potential.

    The all wood stock has a Monte Carlo cheekpiece, and the lever-action cocking mechanism is easy to use. The hooded front sight and the Daisy 5899 rear peep sight help shooters quickly acquire the target. The gun is a muzzleloader, and the BB is held in place by a magnetic retainer. The rifle is intended for use at 5 meters (16.40 feet).

    Steel BBs can ricochet. The shooter and everyone in the shooting area should wear safety glasses when a gun is being handled (even if it's unloaded). Remember to remove all pets from the area, as rebounding ammo can hit them, too. Never shoot steel BBs at hard objects (including metal targets) or water, as that increases the chance of ricochet.
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    0.177" (4.5mm)
    240 fps
    3 lbs.
    Globe with Aperture Inserts
    Adjustable for windage and elevation
    4.0 lbs
    3.1 lbs
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    Overall rating:5.0 5.0

    Value for money:5.0 5.0

    Accuracy:5.0 5.0

      By Michael from USA on 2014-10-16
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    Things I liked:Can I just say...everything? Everyone mentions accuracy...yes, in SPADES! Once I got it sighted in, which only took maybe a dozen shots, I changed targets and after my first shot, I took a couple more and was wondering what was going on as I couldn't see where I had hit the target. Well, closer examination disclosed that I had hit in the exact same hole! Wow! I had looked at, or I should say overlooked this rifle for many years. I just couldn't get past the Red Ryder BB Rifle looks and just could not believe that it could be much different. Man, was I wrong! After reading all the write ups (the one star write up is just insane, written by someone that had not even shot the gun)and watching a youtube video, I decided to order it. I love to shoot and have several guns that fire bullets, pellets, and BB's. I must say...this has them all beat. Much more sturdy than the Red Ryder and so easy to use! Perfect for the indoor range, which I LOVE! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!
    Things I would have changed:Not much really. I painted my front sights white with a sight paint marker and that really helped with the darker backgrounds on some targets. I also put on a nice, hard rubber pad on the butt of the stock which helped with my length of pull and the slickness of it. Many people state that all of the front sights are the same size, but there is a slight amount of difference in each one. They change out really nice. I like the beefiness of it compared to the Red Ryder. I got the Red Ryder 75th. Anniversary rifle as a wall hanger in my cabin and the difference between the two is like night and day! The trigger is great, so I wouldn't change that. I believe my cocking handle is made out of metal, although it could be a good polymer, I'm not sure at this point. Either way, it feels really nice and hard and I don't think it will ever break. I just don't think there is much to change on this fine rifle.
    What others should know:Just for fun, after sighting it in with a bulls eye target, I used a zombie "shoot and see" target so that I could see exactly where I was hitting. Actually, the bulls eye target was also a shoot and see target. This makes such a huge difference when trying to see where you are hitting. With regular paper targets, it is virtually impossible to see where you are hitting. Although it is well built, it is also light and I like that. As others have said, if you are on the fence about this rifle...jump on off and just get it. I really don't think you will be sorry. Mine didn't come with the medallion and I wish that it had because I like to collect things like that. I'm going to write to Daisey and see if they will send me one. Maybe they don't send them with the gun anymore...I don't know. Anyway, I believe that Ralphie from "A Christmas Story" would approve of this rifle! I don't even think that he would have to worry about shooting his eye out! LOL!

    Overall rating:5.0 5.0

    Value for money:5.0 5.0

    Accuracy:5.0 5.0

      By fasride from USA on 2014-09-20
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    Things I liked:Very accurate, easy to cock, competition type "peep" sights. Great bang for the buck.
    Things I would have changed:There is no pad on the butt of the stock, so it has a tendency to slip off of your shoulder. It may be that way because this rifle is used for some competitions. My grandson (10 years old) had a lot of trouble keeping the stock on his shoulder until he rolled up his T-shirt sleeve so that the butt was against bare skin. I will probably will find some sort of pad to help the slipping problem.
    What others should know:This air rifle is an awesome target rifle. It is so accurate, that we were having trouble with the 2nd and 3rd shots bouncing off of the first one (I use an electrical putty pellet trap so the first shots stick where they hit.) My grandson has a regular Red Rider BB gun which is great fun to shoot, but it is not accurate. This air rifle is fun to shoot and is accurate as many more expensive air rifles. I can not say enough good things about it.

    Overall rating:5.0 5.0

    Value for money:5.0 5.0

    Accuracy:5.0 5.0

      By Tony from USA on 2014-09-13
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    1.01 rating
    Things I liked:This little gun is insanely accurate. All of the sudden I think I am a trick shooter. I hit a 10mm wide washer at 30 feet, not once but every time. I can hit a 6mm airsoft bb at 20 feet. I cannot imagine being able to outshoot the gun. At 20 feet a 10 shot group bigger than 10mm is hugely disappointing.
    Things I would have changed:The forearm has a couple of tiny holes for "weights". They should be much larger to allow enough weight to matter.
    What others should know:This is not an upgraded Red Ryder. This is a handmade, specialized gun. That said, it is a great backyard shooter as well as target gun. It is far more accurate than you would ever believe a bb gun can be. I balked, like most people would at spending $130.00 on a bb gun. It has been worth every penny. Last, pay the small premium and buy the Avanti Precision Ground Shot. It is vastly superior to Crpsman and RWS BBS and noticeably better than regular Daisy BBS.
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    • Jason from USA asked:

      Howdy: The Daisy website shows the model 499B with sling and a micrometer rear peep sight. Is this the same one? Does it come with swivels, sling, and micrometer sight?

      • Dan the Man from USA:


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    "The most accurate BB gun in the world!" Ideal teaching rifle for new shooters. This rifle is NOT designed for a scope. 0.177" (4.5mm)240 fpsDY-499 [PY-617-1239]HardwoodAmbiBrown


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