Daisy Avanti Champion 499

PY-617-1239

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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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Caliber0.177" (4.5mm)
Velocity240 fps
Loudness1-Low
Barrel Length9.0"
Overall Length36.25"
Shot Capacity1
Cocking Effort3 lbs.
BarrelSmoothbore
Front SightGlobe with Aperture Inserts
Rear SightAdjustable for windage and elevation
ScopeableNo
TriggerSingle-stage
ButtplateNone
Suggested forCompetition
Trigger Pull4.0 lbs
ActionLever-action
SafetyManual
PowerplantSpring-piston
FunctionSingle-shot
Weight3.1 lbs
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By Charles from USA on 2015-01-07
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Things I liked: Yep, they are right, this is THE most accurate BB rifle in the world. If you want to hit what your are aiming at, then this is the gun for you. Just buy the Daisy Avanti BB's and you will be set to go. This rifle is so much fun and accurate.

Things I would have changed: A little better trigger, but you will get used to it.

What others should know: Buy the Daisy AVANTI BB's.

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By Ron from USA on 2014-12-28
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Things I liked: Accuracy,size,weight,ease of cocking.

Things I would have changed: Seems to be good as is.

What others should know: Nothing I can think of.

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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!

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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? http://www.daisy.com/node/106

    • Dan the Man from USA:

      Yes.

Item Description

In stockDY-499 [PY-617-1239]
"The most accurate BB gun in the world!" Ideal teaching rifle for new shooters. This rifle is NOT designed for a scope.
Caliber0.177" (4.5mm)
Max Velocity240 fps
StockHardwood
GripAmbi
ColorBrown

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