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Daisy Match Grade Avanti Champion 499

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The most accurate BB gun in the world! That's what Daisy claims. And, it's true!

  • Daisy Match Grade 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 Match Grade Avanti 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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Caliber.177" (4.5mm)
Max Velocity240 fps
Barrel Length9.0"
Overall Length36.25"
Shot Capacity1
Cocking Effort3 lbs
BarrelSmooth bore
Front SightGlobe w/Aperture Inserts
Rear SightAdjustable for windage & elevation
Suggested forCompetition
Trigger Pull4.0 lbs
Weight3.1 lbs
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By Lorraine from USA on 2020-02-03
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Things I liked: tack driver once I fixed mine

Things I would have changed: guns should be checked a little better. Mine had a torn piston head caused by the BB magnet pin falling into air chamber and beating things up. I called daisy and they sent me a new abutment and piston head. While apart I polished everything up to work smoother during shot cycle and now it shoots one hole groups at 258 fps on targets at 15yds using the Daisy ground shot

What others should know: don't get your hopes up too high as these are sheet folded stamped BB guns and need alot of work to get the best out of them. Do not follow the people in fourms and put a Red Ryder spring in these to get the magic 400fps! as the trigger pack has a very weak plastic sear pawl and will fail and misfire even when safety is on.


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By Albert Baker from USA on 2019-12-26
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Things I liked: This is a wonderful little bb gun. Very accurate at 5 meters. I bought one for my daughter to shoot in her home and liked it so much I bought myself one. I own 3 high end air rifles but this is the one I shoot the most.

Things I would have changed: Better quality rear sight I have to put pressure on the sight block when turning knobs to insure proper movement.

What others should know: Use discretion if using for yard varmints. Gun is under powered. Targets only IMO.


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By Reg from USA on 2019-12-07
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Things I liked: Lots of fun. With proper and safe handling can be shot in the confines of your own yard without putting anyone at risk. Well made excellent entertainment for mature shooter. Great trainer for proper weapon handling.

Things I would have changed: Nothing.


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  • Robert from USA asked:

    Is this just a " dressed up" 1938 Red Ryder, or does it have any signifigent performance enhancements beyond the stock and sights?

    • Tyler from USA:

      The barrel is different and it's a single shot muzzle loader as opposed to a repeater. The guns are very different. You might want to check out the Airgun Academy blog, there have been a number of entries about this gun

  • Randy from USA asked:

    To clean the barrel, do you unscrew the barrel tube from the gun?

    • Big from Canada asked:

      too bad it is single shot. Is there such thing as an accurate BB break barrel or under lever repeater?

      • Tyler from USA:

        That depends on your definition of accurate.

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    Item Description

    DY-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.
    Caliber.177" (4.5mm)
    Max Velocity240 fps

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