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Average Customer Review4.5 (18 reviews)
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Things I liked:The feel is solid, not cheap like you might think a mostly-plastic gun would feel. It seems to be high-quality and durable. I have shot only about 200 rounds so far, but I am impressed to this point.
Things I would have changed:Rifled barrel would be nice. But if you want that, you could get a Daisy 880.
What others should know:When I first shot this gun I was disappointed because I was shooting Copperhead BB's. They were all over the place. I was getting 6-inch groups at 20 feet. I had no idea where the BB was going to hit. I almost returned the gun. Then I tried Daisy BB's and noticed that they were hitting in smaller groups. I read some good reviews about the Crosman Destroyer pellets in this gun and tried those. This morning I sited in the iron sites at 21 feet with the pellets, and this gun performed perfectly. I used 6 pumps to site it in, then tried a pellet at 10 pumps. Perfect. Just for fun I put in a Daisy BB again and it hit exactly where I pointed it. The BB penetrated further than the pellet through the magazines I was using as a backdrop. All in all I would recommend this gun. It is fun and powerful. Just use the right ammo. I have also read that the Crosman wadcutters are good in it too. I am glad I didn't give up with the Copperhead BB's. Do not use Copperhead BB's in this gun.
Things I liked:Can use both pellets and BBs. Light weight. One of the easiest guns to pump. Good sights. Fairly accurate. The trigger and loading setup is exactly the same as the Powerline 880, so as the user grows older, moving up to the 880 should feel natural. Good size for 10 and up.
Things I would have changed:Offer something with a slightly shorter stock for the under 10 users. An easier way to load pellets would be great.
What others should know:This rifle was purchased along with a Crosman Pumpmaster 760 for an 11 and a 7 year old, respectively. I tried them both out and here are my observations. The Daisy 35 is slightly longer then than the Crosman (34.50" vs 33.50"), and tad heavier (3.1 lb vs 2.75 lb), but they both handle about the same. They have the same power. The Daisy holds more BBs than the Crosman (50 vs 18). BBs are much easier to load in the Daisy than in the Crosman, which requires one to hold the gun facing down, shake it by twisting the wrist to let the BBs fall in, and then lock them in place before loading the next shot. Loading a pellet can be a bit tricky in the Daisy, requiring one to pull the bolt back just enough to load the pellet, but not too far or a BB will be in there first. The Crosman requires the use of a magazine (provided) that holds five pellets and isn't too hard to use once you get the hang of it. Still, it feels like you are doing double the work with loading the magazine first and having to move it after each shot to load the next pellet. The biggest difference between the two is the pumping of the gun. The Daisy is so easy to pump its impossible to put down. The Crosman, by comparison, is the hardest one I've used. So it should come as no surprise that someone has to pump the Crosman for the 7 year old, while the 11 year old can handle the Daisy just fine. By the way, if size does become an issue, do invest in a set of rifle rest bags or consider the Daisy Buck 105.
Things I liked:Price. Looks great. Handles very well. Accurate.Very quiet. Won't disturb the neighbors, especially when you use 3 pumps which is great for target shooting with pellets.
Things I would have changed:The usual. Make it out of metal. Wood stock.
What others should know: I have other air rifles with rifled barrels. I wanted an inexpensive BB and pellet shooting air rifle so I could shoot with cheap BBs and not have to worry about destroying the accuracy of a rifled barrel. I was pleasantly surprised with the accuracy of this smooth bore with pellets. I originally tried RWS Diablo Basics, Crosman Premier wadcutters and hollow points, and Gamo Match wadcutters. The Model 35 showed itself to like the Premier wadcutters. It didn't care for the RWS.It also gave me some nice groups with the hollow points.The Gamos were all right. Then I remembered I had a few Crosman Destroyers. I shot 2 groups with them. One using 5 pumps, and one with 3 pumps. The one with 3 pumps gave me a one hole group just slightly larger vthan a .177 pellet. It was right at 200. That would be a fine group for a rifled air gun. For a smooth bore at 10 yards from a rest with open sights this group made me very happy. And I'm 59 with crappy eyesight.I have since ordered an inexpensive scope, and Fully expect to tighten my groups even more. With Daisy BBs I have shot 3 groups with the best at about 5/8". I took a chance buying this rifle after reading Tom Gaylord's review. I don't know how this plastic gun will hold up, but I am very careful how I hold it when pumping, as I've heard of some other brand plastic multi pumpers that break the stock. I am looking forward to testing this rifle scoped. Since it is showing excellant accuracy with open sights, I can't wait for scoping.
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