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Avanti Champion 499

Daisy's Avanti BB rifle!
Only $139.99
  • List Price $189.00
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  • Code: PY-617 · 0.177 cal · 240 fps ·
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The Avanti Champion has been dubbed "the most accurate BB gun in the world" time and time again. The beautiful spring air rifle is used by thousands of shooting education programs to teach as well as compete. Emblazoned with the "Official Shooting Education BB Gun by Daisy" medallion in the stained solid wood stock, this single shot, muzzle-loading BB gun looks as great as it performs. It is a single-shot, lever-action muzzle-loading BB gun. Velocity is very consistent at around 240 feet per second. The 499 wasn't designed for general-purpose shooting or plinking but was created for a single purpose: to shoot a BB as accurately as possible at a distance of 5 meters. The 499 may be "just" a BB gun, but take one look at it, and it is instantly clear that this gun was designed for serious competition. At 36 1/4 inches long and 3.1 pounds, it is the right size for many young shooters but the walnut-stained wood buttstock and forestock are thick enough so that they can be easily handled by teenagers and adults. This rifle is not designed for a scope. Underneath the pistol grip is a black plastic lever that is used to cock the 499 and also serves as the trigger guard. The cocking effort is quite light so even the youngest shooter can manage it. Inside the trigger guard, the plastic trigger feels comfortable to the finger, even for extended shooting sessions. On the right hand side of the black metal receiver is a plastic slide safety. Pull it back to "safe;" move it forward to fire.

On top of the receiver is a precision micrometer adjustable peep sight that can be click-stop adjusted to put the 499 precisely on target. At the far end of the black metal barrel is a hooded sight with interchangeable apertures. Underneath, the wooden forestock flares at the bottom for easy gripping, and a sling can be attached for three-position shooting.

Shooting the 499 is a joy, even for an experienced shooter. The firing sequence instructions are stamped on the top of the barrel. 1. Put "on Safe." 2. Cock. 3. Feed BB. (This involves dropping a BB down the muzzle of the gun while holding it muzzle upward and letting the BB roll to a magnetic "catch" in the innards of the gun.) 4. Aim. 5. Take "Off Safe." 6. Fire.

The trigger pulls lightly and evenly until the 499 discharges. It is very predictable and compatible with accurate shooting. There is a slight twang as the powerplant launches the BB, and a hole appears in the target. What puts a smile on every shooter's face is the accuracy of the 499.

Note: This rifle cannot accept a scope.
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  • ManufacturerDaisy
  • Caliber0.177 cal
  • Velocity240 fps
  • ConditionNew
  • Ammo TypeBBs
  • ActionLever-action
  • Barrel StyleSmooth bore
  • BlowbackNo
  • Fire ModeSingle-shot
  • Gun Weight3.1
  • Hop UpNo
  • Loudness1-Low
  • MechanismSpring piston
  • SafetyManual
  • Front SightsGlobe with Aperture Inserts
  • Rear SightsAdjustable for windage and elevation
  • Trigger AdjustabilitySingle-stage
  • Trigger Pull4
  • UseTarget Shooting
  • Warranty1 Year Limited
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Avanti Champion 499
5 Stars based on 11 Review(s)
Sunny Florida
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

I'm a Believer Now
June 8, 2016
It's pretty rare to find a product with all five star ratings, especially a BB gun. I was skeptical but ordered one to try it out. I needed a quiet gun to shoot indoors in the hot summer months down here in Florida. Wow, as it turns out, what a great choice. All the reviewers were correct. The 499 is super accurate, as in one hole accurate at 16 feet. I thought the gun had malfunctioned after a half dozen shots. because I couldn't hear the impact on my target box. What was happening was that the BB was going through the same hole and just hitting the fluff inside the box. True, I swear. Fit and finish on the gun is very good. The accessories included were also of good quality; nice micro rear sight, front sights with selected replacement inserts, a nice quality sling with hardware, assorted papers and great instructions. I've got at least 300 shots on this rifle already, and look forward to shooting again tomorrow. Super easy cocking by the way, and a very clever method of loading. Really nice purchase thanks to previous reviewers and AGD.
Accurate, light, easy cocking, economical, great accessories, did I mention ACCURATE!
Wood stock could be better finished. I'll work on it. It's smooth but a bit dull, and the color is not what I would prefer.

5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Fun gun
January 29, 2014
I've had one of these about 5 years now. Lots of fun to shoot after work. I recently discovered this gun can be scoped. It has a short dovetail with a scope stop hole. You can attach a single ring and a short scope. Or you can attach a dovetail to weaver mount and use a scope with weaver/pica tinny rings. For aging eyes it helps
Accurate easy to shoot

5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Gun
December 5, 2013
Totally impressed with this gun, it's not a Red Ryder, it is everything that the ad says it is, "the world's most accurate BB gun." Be sure to use the Avanti precision ground shot which is .176/.177 diameter, this gun is made for the larger, precision BBs. At 10 meters, I'm putting the BBs inside a 1" diameter bulls-eye.
much better built than any other Daisy BB gun
a butt-pad would be a good addition

Mike Davis
San Jose, Ca
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

June 11, 2013
When I was a little boy, I got a 99 from my Dad. I was able to become a good shot at the 25-30 foot range. That was about 60 years ago. I moved up to match shoots and have had a lifetime of fun. But the BB guns still are my favorite. I got this 499 from my family for a birthday present. I have it hanging next to my old 99 and it is really fun shooting it against the 99.
This is a gun for younger kids, but I think anyone who wants to challenge themselves at 10 meters will have fun.
no butt pads so I had to make em.

billy joe
China town, NY
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

October 17, 2012
The rifle is very very accurate. Only one shot and sometimes it only goes about 2 feet. Other than that, it is very good.
Accurate, heavy in the hand, and real wood and metal.
Occasionally misfires.

M. Stein
5 Stars

Great Gun
January 11, 2009
Gun came with the 5899 receiver sight, front sight inserts, target sling with swivel and unmounted stud with white spacer. I mounted the stud 1 inch from tip of forearm using 5/32 drill. A dime can be used to dismount the installed sight when exchanging for the 5899 receiver sight. You will need a small slot screwdriver to tighten the two screws to remove play on the 5899 sight. I elected to also use the original sight screw for added alignment and security. Trigger is stiff out of the box but does break in after about 50 rounds. It was too stiff for my 10 year old and he switched from his index finger to his middle finger until the trigger began to wear in. It is accurate. I put 10 rounds in the same hole as a demonstration to my son that it will shoot very well. I will probably enroll him in one of the future NRA BB Postal matches after he gets a better handle on sight alignment and trigger squeeze.

V. Darkbloom
5 Stars

Accurate Fun
March 26, 2008
What a find. An unassuming, unadorned, unheralded, inexpensive pinpoint shooter. If you want a gun that will make you smile every time it performs so surprisingly well, this is it. To take a leaf from another reviewer, this IS a perfect present for someone who has everything. Delight is a BB right on target time after time after time.

Jim Kajder
5 Stars

Indoor Rifle
January 7, 2008
The AVANTI Champion 499 Competition Grade BB Gun is working out just as I had hoped as a rifle that my kids and I can use for practice inside the house. Using a Crosman Target Trap and Daisy BB's, the gun is quiet and accurate using a 5 meter (about 16 feet) range that we set up in a long hallway.

James P. Walker
5 Stars

Shoot Where You Look
January 7, 2008
Love this BB gun. Extremely accurate, cheap and fun to shoot. Bought one for my stepson, one for my brother -- now I'm feeling left out, might have to order a third for myself. A perfect present, by the way, for someone who thinks they have everything.

Rodger McGinness
5 Stars

Love my BB guns.
December 13, 2007
I purchased two (2) AVANTI Champion 499 Compteition Grade BB guns. One for me and one for my grandson. Both work fine. They are really fun to shoot. I like the heavy duty stock and adjustable sights. They come with an adjustable sling assembly, but no directions as to how to mount the sling on the gun. Also, one gun came with the 5899 RECEIVER SIGHT, which is excellent. The other gun was missing the 5899 RECEIVER SIGHT. So, I am now in the process of tracking down a replacement. Otherwise, me and my grandson love our AVANTI Champion 499 Competition Grade BB guns.

Thomas Dowe
5 Stars

Target BB Rifle Daisy
July 13, 2007
This is an excellent target rifle, BB rifle. The accuracy is very impressive and is the perfect start for youngsters interested in gun training and target shooting. Highly recommend.

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By Elizabeth Caldwell from Lonoke, Arkansas on December 3, 2011
Is this gun appropriate for an 11 yr old? How had and how far does it shoot?
By Staff on February 3, 2012

Yes this would be appropriate for an 11 year old. Full size guns can be hard for them to cock.
By Conor from Sunnyside, WA on February 1, 2012

Umm, I'd get something like a Crosman Titan or Crosman Quest, or something bigger than this....this will only go max 50yds.

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