Avanti Champion 499 Competition BB Rifle - .177 Caliber
Item #: PY-617
MSRP $189.00| Save $59.01 (31%)
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DAISY AVANTI Champion
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 can not accept a scope.
Model: Champion 499
Velocity: 240 FPS
Ammo Type: BBs
Body Components: Wood Stock and Grip with Metal Barrel Assembly
Overall Length: 36.25 in
Barrel Length: 9.00 in
Barrel Style: Smooth Bore
Fire Mode: Single-Shot
Cocking Effort: 3 lbs
Power plant: Spring
Gun Weight: 3.10lbs
Front Sight: Glove with Aperture Inserts
Rear Sight: Micrometer Adjustable
Warranty: 1 Year Limited
Avanti Champion 499 BB Rifle
|Our Price||$129.99 Save $59.01 (31%)|
|airgun use||Target Shooting|
|barrel style||Fixed Barrel|
|warranty||1 Year Limited|
San Jose, Ca
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.
Pros:This is a gun for younger kids, but I think anyone who wants to challenge themselves at 10 meters will have fun.
Cons:no butt pads so I had to make em.
China town, NY
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.
Pros:Accurate, heavy in the hand, and real wood and metal.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.