Written on: 25/03/2011
Daisy Powerline 880 Pellet Rifle. This gun is excellent. Throw away the daisy scope that comes with it, garbage. And never use BB's. I'll tell you what you need to be a backyard shooter for many hours of fun.
After many shoots with it, different sights, bb's, pellets.
If you want a good reliably accurate inexspenive backyard gun, this is it.
Get a nice inexpensive 4x32 scope, DO NOT use BB's, and use crossman pellets.
BB's are for smooth barrel gun's, and this model is a rifled barrel. Something I didn't understand before but do now. BB's will over time ruin the rifling, only shoot pellets. Also stay away from Daisy pellets, highly unreliable. My experiences show, pointed or hollow point pellets by crossman brand is best. 2 dollars a tin a wally world.
Daisy stock scope is garbage. I bought a Red Dot Daisy sight, thought it was cool for 15 dollars. Works well for 25 yards to 30. Needs constant zeroing after a few days, or might have been the worthless daisy pellets i used at the time, I'm not sure. Its a nice sight, just doesn't feel right for the rifle. Maybe better on a pistol.
Bought a Gamo 4x32 scope for under 30 dollars, amazing! Once you initially zero that sucker in (which took forever) pellets shoot so straight it was amazing. Tried at various distances of 15, 20, 30, 40 yards. Amazingly accurate. Keeps accuracy the next day and the day after, given the amount of pumps you prefer, wind, and distance. Small scope adjustments are needed here and there, but only takes few shots to get the sweet spot again. I recommend a similar type scope or the same model or even one better.
I hope my review was helpful and informative and you have safe fun whatever you choose. I personlly am ready for an upgrade, great beginner gun the Daisy Powerline 880, but I've made it to the next level. Time for bigger and better airgun, maybe a .22 that shoots over 1000fps?