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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2022 2:28 pm 
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I just know that many of you Kral, Weihrauch, Daystate, Air Arms owners have been waiting for a review of this little guy :)

I target shoot indoors up to 29 feet and no access to outdoor plinking so focus on accurate target work with sub 500 FPS airguns. I do like bb guns as a change of pace from pellet shooters. I have been using the Daisy Grizzly 840 for short range bb targets and find this to be very acceptable after having other models over the years.

I just got the Champion from the Gun Dealer in NB. $99.00 ( total with tax/shipping to Toronto $170.) My 80 year old, glasses wearing eyes were dreading the peep sight shooting with this gun plus the fact that the many reviews leaned toward the expensive Daisy Precision Ground ( formerly Avanti) bbs as the best to use which cost me $46 including tax/shipping from CSS for 2 containers of 1050 each.

I use a small laser on all my airguns , just fine for indoor/controlled lighting and wondered how to mount this on a non-scopable Champion- I was happy to see that a short 11mm. rail was visible where the peep sight assembly would be installed. Not a robust rail but suitable for the small laser claws to clamp onto.This rifle is well made and easy to use.

I have gone through many Daisy Precision bbs. Hornady and Umarex as well at 16-22-24 feet.I can tell you that all were excellent at the 16/22 feet range. Happy to find the Hornady and Umarex performed well as I have a lot on hand. My 5 shot groups at 16 feet ( the universal competition distance) were very small with all 3 brands and no flyers

Some reviews have wondered how a 240 FPS bb rifle can do that well. I suspect that the 11 1/2 inch inner barrel was designed to produce good results especially for competion shooting . The popular opinion that BB guns ( rifle in this case) are not accurate beyond a short distance is generally true but if you or new shooters want to be impressed by short range great performance- the Daisy 499B will please you! It will be very good at longer plinking distances.
Having said all this, I will update this review later if performance drops.


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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2022 7:52 am 
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Shipping was pretty high for one was high but makes up for the price of the daisy. I always wanted one of these. Keep us posted.

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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2022 8:20 am 
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It was packed in a full size rifle box .longer boxes always cost more with CP
I suspect that this dealer may have the only inventory of 499 left in Canada and would not be surprised if it will be discontinued .
From what I conclude after extensive testing...a bargain at $99!


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