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Avanti Champion 499

Available in .177, Daisy's Avanti BB rifle!
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  • Code: PY-617 · $149.99 · .177 · 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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Specs
  • ManufacturerAvanti
  • Caliber.177
  • Velocity240 fps
  • ConditionNew
  • Ammo TypePellets
  • ActionLever-action
  • Barrel StyleSmooth bore
  • Fire ModeSingle-shot
  • Gun Weight3.10
  • Overall Length36.25
  • Barrel Length9.00
  • Loudness1-Low
  • Magazine Capacity0
  • MechanismSpring-piston
  • RailNo
  • SafetyManual
  • Front SightsGlobe w/Aperture Inserts
  • Rear SightsAdjustable for windage & elevation
  • Shots per Fill0
  • Trigger AdjustabilitySingle-stage
  • Trigger Action0
  • UseCompetition
  • Warranty1-year limited warranty
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5.0
By StasDecember 30, 2019 Verified Purchase

The 499b has been purchased as Christmas gift to my 6 year old daughter. The rifle has arrived on time in well wrapped pack. The only assembly was required is rear sight, which was very easy. It took me few shots to adjust sights to zero it. My daughter has fallen in love with this rifle, the light grey color wood stock make it look great. Overall it is well made. Lever action pump works great and easy, my daughter has no issue to charge it and shoot bullseye from 7 yards from prone and bag support. We are using standard .177 bb from Walmart. I can imagine how this rifle can shoot with match grade bbs. It is great rifle to teach your kid gun safety (real safety works great) and bring him or her to a shooting sport.

Pros
Easy to operate, accurate, safety, real wood stock, good trigger.

Cons
Stock is not adjustable, dyang age kids would have some problems shooting from standing position, single shot muzzle loading.

5.0
By JohnJanuary 3, 2019 Verified Purchase

This rifle is made for target shooting at 5 meters, and it's excellent at that distance. It's very easy to cock, and kids and older adults will have a great time shooting it.it doesn't have much power, I doubt it'd harm a chipmunk, but I still wouldn't point it at someone, it could still put an eye out. For the money, it's one of the best target rifles you can buy.

Pros
Real wood, great peep sight.

Cons
Not very powerful.

5.0
By JohnUSADecember 19, 2018

I wrote up a nice little review of this great little gun earlier, but, somehow i did not post it it seems. I would just say that, this gun is surprisingly excellent, i bought it for my brother so he could practice some fundamentals on his farm, without disturbing neighbors, or waking a sleeping toddler. i ended up keeping the one i bought, and purchased him a new one because i kept "testing" it so much. really a great bb gun, and the muzzle loading did not detract from using it for casual plinking at all for me. this time i am signing up for airgun depot my business email, just to confirm the dang thing posted, i like it that much.

5.0
By JohnDecember 19, 2018

I was looking for something that I would give to my brother to practice his marksmanship without disturbing the neighbors, and I wanted something familiar to the old daisy BB guns we had, but where accuracy could really be pushed. I got what I was looking for, and more. I had reservations about the muzzle loading slowing down the plinking, but I found that, in practice, it was not as burdensome as I had thought, certainly it is less of a hassal than say, a break barrel, for comparison. the accuracy was, at 10 meters, everything it says it is, and the sites are a joy to shoot and adjust, really very good quality. what I found in this gun is that it was every bit a fantastic accurate little rifle you could practice fundamentals with, but also a very enjoyable back yard plinker

Pros
Accuracy Quality of the optics Trigger

Cons
Not a con exactly, but the quality, fit and finish of this rifle makes me wish there was a multishot daisy lever action closer to the Avanti than the red ryder.

5.0
By DavidUSAAugust 2, 2017

Nothing else comes close. At five meters this really is a target gun. At 10 meters it still outshoots many more expensive pellet rifles, and I've been able to blow away nefarious soda cans reliably out to 50 feet allowing for ballistic drop. It's a hoot! The sights are a joy to use and cocking is especially easy. If you think a muzzle loader is a bit weird, you're way right -- but in a truly wonderful way. It's the easiest loading air rifle I've used (just drop that old BB in) and by far the most fun: you'll fall in love with those few seconds while you listen to the BB slowly work it's way down to the final snick when it seats. Turns out this is useful because occasionally one of the BBs will be a bit small to fire straight, but it warns you by falling too fast. I keep a can sitting out to shoot those at so I can avoid messing up a shot group. If there's a downside it's that you really should use only the Avanti ground shot, which is more costly than Plain Old BBs, but it's really still pretty cheap. Plus, you use it more slowly because it really is worth the time to aim this puppy carefully. It doesn't have much punch, but I like that because it reduces the danger radius while still having adequate oomph for target practice and fooling around. Means you don't need 40 acres to safely use the gun with reasonable precautions.

Pros
Accuracy, sights, ease of cocking, fun of loading, wood stock, flat forearm base, solid mostly metal construction, accuracy and above all accuracy.

Cons
Really must use only somewhat more expensive Avanti Ground Shot (or whatever Daisy ends up calling it when they kill off the Avanti name completely). But this is also a plus, really. Could use a butt pad to prevent slipping at the shoulder (easily cured with just about anything stuck on back there). I'm actually kind of surprised nobody makes a fitted or slip-on pad for this gun.

5.0
By StevenUSAMay 30, 2017

I was hesitant purchasing this rifle due to the price. It cost about four times that of a Red Rider BB Rifle. I eventually made the purchase because my small grandson is planning to visit from the city and I want to teach him gun safety and shooting skills. He is too small to cock the lever on a Red Rider and due to the heavy trigger pull on the Red Rider accuracy will be difficult at best. Enter the Avanti Champion 499. This is a fantastic BB rifle. The strength needed to cycle the action is very light and the trigger is fantastic. The trigger breaks evenly and is not heavy at all, but is stiff enough enough to prevent unintended discharges. The peep sight configuration is phenomenal. Once dialed in I was exploding aspirins easily at 10 meters. I know that my grandson will love this rifle because he will easily be able to handle it and develop the shooting skills and accuracy this rifle is capable of. It is a single shot rather than a repeater as the Red Rider is, but this is an advantage for the new shooter as one learns you only have one shoot and must make it count so naturally strive for initial accuracy rather than rely on a quick followup shot. I love the Avanti Champion 499 and have been shooting it almost daily and am finding a deep satisfaction in doing so because it is capable of so much. I am sure my grandson will love it as I do and I look forward to his visit and some quality backyard range time with him and this most accurate BB rifle.

Pros
The Avanti Champion is easily cocked, has an excellent trigger, fantastic sights, and is extremely accurate!

Cons
The cost of the Avanti is about four times the cost of a Red Rider BB Rifle.

5.0
By AnthonyUSAJune 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.

Pros
Accurate, light, easy cocking, economical, great accessories, did I mention ACCURATE!

Cons
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.

5.0
By CharlesJanuary 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

Pros
Accurate easy to shoot

Cons
None

5.0
By BrianUSADecember 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.

Pros
much better built than any other Daisy BB gun

Cons
a butt-pad would be a good addition

5.0
By MichaelUSAJune 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.

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Hi, I have a Daisy powerline 880 that I am using to teach safe gun handling and target acquisition to my 8 year old. However, I have a 5 year old who is left out because he cannot wrap his arm around the butt-stock and reach the trigger. He wanted to "shoulder" the rifle to shoot but I refuse to teach him bad habits. Can someone please measure the end of the butt-stock to the front of the trigger guard? This way I can measure my 5 year old and see if he could handle this.

asked Jonathan

I can not measure it because I have already cut it down for my daughter. She is using it for 4h shooting and it is important to make sure the gun is fitted to the shooter. It is extreamly accurate. My plan is when she out grows it I will get her a new one and either donate it to the club or another child who can use it.

Jesse from USA

To the butt end of the stock from the the back of the trigger is 12.75 inches. To the front of the trigger guard- 143/8. This rifle is designed for the average 10 yr old and up. I taught a seven year old with one of these, awkward at first but he grew into it fast. Have fun!

Michael from USA

i am told to get a 449 b what is the difference in the "B" model

asked Ken

The "b" means that this model is a variant or slightly different from the original. The changes are so slight that unless you are famaliar with the manufacturing history, you won't notice the differences. The 499b is an Avanti/Daisy or variant of the Daisy 99 match rifle which is the older version. Contact Daisy for more information.

Michael from USA

Can I see more pics

asked Sam

Sam, Unfortunately, at this time we do not have any more uploaded pictures of this gun. I am sorry for the inconvenience this might bring. We will make note and see if we can get some posted in the future. Sincerely, The Airgun Depot Customer Care Team

Scott from USA

Excuse the ignorance, how many BB's does it hold? I noticed the Model 25 pump has more velocity? Would that be right? Is the Avanti less velocity?

asked Jim Babcock

The Avanti 499 is a single shot that loads from the muzzle. The muzzle velocity is a very consistent 240 ft/sec, which is a major factor contributing to the fine accuracy of the gun. That is somewhat slower than the Daisy Model 25 or any other BB gun for that matter, but none can hold a candle to the 499 when it comes to shooting small groups time after time. Velocity matters little as far as BB guns are concerned. They are meant for target shooting and plinking, not hunting,since none are powerful enough to humanely dispatch anything bigger than insects, anyway.

Gary

Can you give dimensions of the length of the rifle--I'm wondering if it's an appropriate size for my 10 yr. old--he's not real big. I don't want the stock to be so long that he's stretched out to fire it. Also, explain to me the difference between using BBs as opposed to pellets. Thanks!

asked Jerry Harvey

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.

Scott from USA

this is the air gun rifle but i have no licence can i buy this gun say yes and no,

asked rajeev

Try checking out at the sight and if there is a restriction you will get a warning before you purchase the product. There are a lot of different regulations for all different countries and they are always changing, so we have set up an automatic warring if there is a product, based on your location, that is forbidden.

Scott from USA

Is this gun appropriate for an 11 yr old? How had and how far does it shoot?

asked Elizabeth Caldwell

The 499 is designed to be accurate at 5 meters or 16 feet 4 inches which is the match competition distance. It is fairly accurate at 10 meters or 32 feet 8 inches. A bb can travel a long way (180 yards) but will not be accurate. That is just short of 2 football fields length. This rifle is appropriate for youngsters and adults as an educational tool to learn gun handling and target skills. Fun too.

Michael from USA

Yes this would be appropriate for an 11 year old. Full size guns can be hard for them to cock.

Steve from USA

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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