Daisy's most popular air rifle! The 880 shoots both BBs and pellets, and it does so with amazing power. This multi-pump pneumatic sends ammo roaring downrange! BBs go 750 fps (Never shoot BBs at hard objects!), and pellets go 715 fps. You can adjust power and velocity by the number of pumps you put into the rifle (up to 10 pumps). The synthetic molded woodgrain Monte Carlo stock has a raised cheekpiece and deep checkering on the grip and forearm. For more accuracy, mount a scope, red dot or laser on the 11mm dovetails on the receiver (made of engineering resin).
It's a BB repeater (holds 50 BBs) and a single-shot pellet shooter. Take this rifle plinking, target shooting or if you just want to have fun! It's lightweight, so you can shoot for hours.
- Loudness: 3-Medium
- Weight: 3.10 lbs
- Barrel Length:21.00"
- Overall Length: 37.60"
- Capacity: 50 round; single shot (pellet)
- Cocking Effort:1-10 pumps
- Barrel: Rifled
- Front Sight: Blade and Ramp
- Rear Sight: Adjustable for windage and elevation
- Scopeable: 11mm dovetail
- Trigger adj.: Single-stage
- Apprx. Trigger Pull: 7.00 lbs
- Buttpad: Plastic
- Action: Bolt-action
- Powerplant: Multi-pump pneumatic
- Safety: Manual
- Repeater: Repeater
- Caliber0.177 cal
- Velocity750 fps
- Ammo TypePellets & BBs
- Barrel StyleRifled
- Cocking Effort1-10 pumps
- Fire ModeRepeater
- Gun Weight3.1
- Overall Length37.6
- Barrel Length21"
- Magazine CapacitySingle (pellet); 50 (BB)
- MechanismMulti-pump pneumatic
- RailDovetail Mount
- Front SightsFiber Optic
- Rear SightsAdjustable for windage and elevation
- Trigger AdjustabilitySingle-stage
- Trigger Pull7
- UsePlinking / Fun
- Warranty1 Year Limited
Of course the further you get the less accurate it becomes but still it's way above what it should be for the asking price.
I put on a decent 4x scope and cleaned it as I would any rifle and off I went shooting bulls eyes much to my surprise.
Perhaps I got a good one. They are made in China after all so quality control although better now, not always consistent.
This is the same model as has been around forever with minor improvements along the way even though it has more plastic and less metal and wood.
Of course, although it was shooting fine, I had to tear it apart and do some polishing to make the stiff trigger a tad less stiff, at lease more predictable.
Plenty of online support for this model.
It can be a tinkerers dream gun if you want.
The pumping handle is very easy to pump, as the direction makes use of shoulder muscles. Other rifles with the pump mechanism forward, require more wrist and elbow, which I find more difficult. At 8 pumps it easily penetrated an old steel soup can, so there's lots of spare power. I don't hunt and don't like to harm or kill anything, so the iron sights are fine. The one problem I had with the rear iron sight was that I couldn't focus on it well, especially in low light levels. Since I can't shoot with reading glasses, that was a problem (my problem, not the gun's). I solved this with a carefully cut out piece of iridescent orange self-stick name label, which I pasted to the rear sight. Now I can focus on it easily and I am shooting with great accuracy.
The pumping handle is of lever type and works easily, yet the edges of the plastic can be wearing on the hand when frequently pumping 7 times or more. I solved this by wrapping a couple turns of leather about 3 inches wide (soft side up) around the lever and gluing it in place. Now I have the comforting feel of soft leather whenever I pump the rifle. This rifle is an incredible bargain, and because it%u2019s a multipump with variable power, it%u2019s good for indoors and out.
The pumping action is a lot easier than the Crosman (and other) multi-pump rifles I've seen. Probably because the pump lever is unusually long (all the way from the grip-end to the trigger guard). Also, the pump has a nice durable handle to make things easier on the shooter. After you get some practice with it (and get your arms in shape if they're not already), you'll have no problem spending a whole day shooting this gun! I find that you only need 7 pumps to "plink" accurately at 50 yards. For pest control or small game hunting, you'll want to pump it the full 10 times for a cleaner kill. (Note: I've never used this for that purpose, but at 800 fps., I expect that it performs admirably).
As other reviewers have noted, the "open" iron sights on this gun are very accurate, and I find that I can reliably hit a soda can at 50 yards if I'm focusing properly. Cans and plastic bottles don't stand a chance! The rear sight has a "notched ramp" adjustment device, so you can compensate for range/elevation. The only flaw I see with the sights is that they're non-removable (welded/molded in-place). If you're planning on replacing them with something other than a scope, you're out-of-luck. It does, however, have a "dovetail" scope mount.
The trigger is a little stiff, but not to the point of being a problem. I find that if I aim, rest my finger on the trigger, then slowly increase the pressure, the trigger weight is just about perfect. If you want a "hair trigger," this isn't it. It is not difficult to pull.
This gun is super-durable! I got it when I was about 14 years old (I'm 30, now), and I have spent many a seasons hiking in the dry creek bed near my parents' home, shooting at whatever inanimate objects struck my fancy. (Note: don't shoot steel BB's at hard objects, or it'll ricochet dangerously. Instead, look for trash, pine cones, rotted wood, etc.--or bring your own targets). I've accidentally dropped this gun a few times, and aside from a few scratches, it's still in good condition. The (plastic) front sight is shrouded in a plastic guard, so it's protected from bumps and scrapes. The rear site is made of metal, and hasn't bent, despite a bit of rough use. Even though most of the gun is made of plastic (and perhaps because of that), it's never given me reason to doubt its durability. The important pieces (barrel, chamber, etc.) are made of a good metal, so they're both durable and reliable for accuracy. After 16 years of use, this gun still shoots great!
Ammo: The gun holds about 50 BB's, which is wonderful for "plinking", as you'll rarely have to reload. You can also load pellets into the gun one-at-a-time, but it's difficult to do so without accidentally loading a BB first. Also, it's a bit hard to seat the pellets facing the right direction, since the BB-loading mechanisms get in the way a bit. While you certainly can shoot pellets with this gun (and they shoot well, I'll note), it's a lot more fun and hassle-free to use the built-in BB magazine. The magazine is incredibly easy to load (just pour the ammo in!). The only ammo-related complaint is the trouble with using pellets. Note: I have big hands, so you might find it easier than I do. Finally, the BB-loading mechanisms are very, VERY reliable! A magnetized piece of metal pulls a single BB (never two!), out of the magazine and pushes it into the chamber. Piece of cake! Once you figure out the right way to pull the lever, you'll love it.
Safety mechanism: It's easy to use, and in just the right spot to disable it before shooting. Since it's just a simple "trigger block" safety, you can't activate it until it's cocked, so that's not quite as safe as it could be. Since you CAN (and should) engage the safety before you pump air into the gun, a conscientious shooter won't have any problems. As with all multi-pump rifles, this could do well with an auto-safety, but so long as you're consistent about gun safety, you should be fine. Just make sure you teach any new shooter the proper gun safety rules (which you can find on Wikipedia, if you need a concise list). Even a young shooter can shoot this rifle safely.
This gun is extremely quiet! If you're shooting in your back yard, your neighbors will only hear it if they're outside with you. The "snap" sound of shooting is quieter than the sound of the BB hitting an empty can or plastic bottle.
The stock is well-shaped, and once you learn the way this rifle "likes" to be held, your level of accuracy, and comfort will be very good. I find that I shoot best with my right elbow sticking out horizontally, the butt barely touching my shoulder, my right thumb resting on top of the grip (only light pressure), the pad of my trigger finger resting lightly on the trigger, and my left hand gripping lightly near the pump handle. Pump with your trigger hand for best results (so your grip-hand/arm won't get tired). Of course, shoot the way YOU like best!
Lastly, I want to comment on the gun's weight. Since it's made of durable-yet-hollow plastic, you should have no problems trekking through the wilderness all day with this gun. I've spent many fun hours shooting this, walking, shooting some more, etc., Never once did I wish it were lighter. Even a "Red Ryder" (for about the same price, I'll note), is considerably heavier than this gun. The only strength requirement worth noting is that a very young shooter will have trouble with ANY multi-pump rifle, so be aware of that. Otherwise, it's probably lighter than you thought a rifle could be (without compromising quality).