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.
- Caliber0.177 cal
- Velocity240 fps
- Ammo TypeBBs
- Barrel StyleSmooth bore
- Fire ModeSingle-shot
- Gun Weight3.1
- MechanismSpring piston
- Front SightsGlobe with Aperture Inserts
- Rear SightsAdjustable for windage and elevation
- Trigger AdjustabilitySingle-stage
- Trigger Pull4
- UseTarget Shooting
- Warranty1 Year Limited
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
A perfect present, by the way, for someone who thinks they have everything.