Written on: 31/05/2007 by baldeagle242 (1 review written)
Inexpensive, Easy to cock (for a spring gun) and load, Great all around gun for target or small varmit shooting.
The front site is in the way of the scope view. The gun is loud for a pellet rifle.
I have had this gun for over 3 years and have to say it is a good gun with a little "tweaking". Fist off I have the synthetic stock and it resonates the sound of the spring when you fire the rifle. To help eliminate this problem I drilled a very small hole in the stock and filled it full of insulating foam (the kind like you use to fill in cracks in walls and around windows in your home.) Doing this reduced the heard spring recoil by at least half. Second I took the trigger mechanism apart and polished all of the parts that come into contact with each other and oiled them. (If you don't know what you are doing DON"T ATTEMPT THIS! This is not as easy as it sounds.) This drastically reduced the effort it takes to pull the trigger. I also removed all of the screws and placed a dab of lock-tight on each one of them to make sure they did not come loose. I have the original 3-9 scope that came with the gun and it is still in good shape. I have fired 5 or 6 tins of pellets through this rifle and have done a good job eliminating varmits from my garden at about 35 yards or just over 100 feet. I can consistently fire 10 shots into a half inch circle at 25 yards when resting the rifle on the railing of my deck using 10.6g extra heavy match pellets. Is this the best pellet gun you can buy?...No! -BUT- is this the best pellet gun you can buy for less than $100?...I would have to say YES.
FYI...I also own a RWS 350 Magnum .22 caliber pellet rifle and would say that for close range shooting (less than 25 yards) the daisy is just as accurate as the $360 RWS rifle. For hunting and longer range there is no comparison, the RWS 350 would win hands down but that is not really a fair comparison since the RWS is a .22 caliber and has a lot more power. Please keep in mind that I have fired over 2500 pellets and done a little "tweaking" to my Daisy 1000 so you may find yours a little different out of the box but overall I think you will be happy with this gun.