Written on: 15/10/2012 by Gumby1700 (1 review written)
Just purchased the Chinese Version Winchester 500XS from TSC October 2012 (on sale for $99.99). Unit looked to be made sturdily, but would not fire. Returned unit and replacement would not fire either!!! Aren't these test fired before leaving the plant??? The end of the barrel where the pellet is inserted was not reamed properly to accept any standard .177 pellet skirt. Pellets could not be inserted deep enough by hand. The only way I could get it to fire was to force the pellet a... (read more)
Written on: 28/08/2012
im 16 and just got this today. my dad has the Ruger Blackhawk and i wanted something to compete with him. so far its a great gun, although the scope is incredibly hard to set compared to the ruger. i love the tru-glo fiber optic sights. it feels fairly powerful and as far as i can tell, is AMAZINGLY accurate. the ruger has more power, but the winchester is a better aimed shot. at a fraction of the cost to the $250 ruger, go with the $130 winchester. its very comparable. Pros: accuracy,... (read more)
Written on: 24/07/2011
As the rest of the reviews state, this is a very accurate gun. I managed to zero in on a tin target 3" in diameter and hit it from about 80 metres away with excellent consistency. The problem is it's a pain to break the barrel and you have to beat it up a little to load it. Scope is sweet though, and with the accuracy this rifle provides, it's well worth the extra strain. Overall, it's a good rifle, but not the best I have had. (read more)
Written on: 12/02/2011 by Dukemeister (2 reviews written)
The Win 500X (XS) is a basic break barrel .177 detuned to shoot under 500 fps. There are many versions of this rifle some are made in China, some in Turkey. Mine is made in Turkey, it's a re-badged Hatsan 35S - and has a dark walnut hardwood sporter stock. Fit and finish are good. It's relatively loud and harsh out of the box with a very very heavy trigger. The trigger can be reworked to make it tolerable, and good lube tune helps smooth the shot cycle. Accuracy seems stuck in the 1.5"... (read more)
Written on: 15/07/2010
I bought this gun 2 weeks ago called Winchester 500X which is made by daisy and LOVED it. it is the best gun i ever used this is my second air rifle my old one is a crosman which is a fairly good but thus Daisy Winchester 500X beats the snot out of my crosman.it has a heavy thick steel barrel which leads to quality and better accuracy. it is made extremely well i bought it for 130$ at walmart. the scope it comes with is a very good brand it takes about t30 minutes to set and stays set! i... (read more)
Written on: 26/06/2010
I bought this gun from Air Gun Source for $120 cdn(with scope combo), and it has been my favourite gun so far. It has INCREDIBLE accuracy...I can hit a dime size target at 15 metres. The scope that came with the gun works very well, with ajustable objective down to 15 feet. The recoil is a bit hard, but nothing to bad for a springer. All I can say is if you want accuracy, at a great price this gun will not dissapoint!! (read more)
Written on: 30/03/2010
baught this gun augest 2009 at walmart,, excelent , i got a shooting range set up, 20 yards , this gun is dead on and coulden ask for better ,i even took down a match stick at this distance pluss other tarkets,groupings are dead on, even at 50yards cant miss (read more)
Written on: 14/09/2009 by JakeBanman (1 review written)
I find the Winchester 500XS to be great all around; I owned a single shot "bolt-action" pellet rifle prior to this one and I find this one 10X better.
-Its accurate when sighted
-The recoil is minimum but enough to let you know it fired
-Very well built; isnt gonna fall apart after a shot
-Handles nicely but can feel heavy after some time
-Fairly cheap to buy and easy to use.
I have seen many complaints regarding how "stiff" the barrel is when you first use it; mine was smooth and easy from... (read more)
Written on: 20/05/2009
I've owned the Winchester for a bit over a week now, and everyday, I can't wait to get outside and shoot. This is my first AirRifle, and I must say, it is a beauty. The Scope is Mounted with Thumb Screws for easy mounting and dismounting. It takes about 5 minutes to set your zero. Depending on your style, the Fibre Optics Iron sight is also very lovely. I don't know which one I like aiming with most of the time, Ironsight? or Scope? I was shooting quarters around 40 feet away, 9/10 hits on... (read more)
Written on: 31/03/2009
I bought the Daisy Winchester 500x and I'm generally satisfied. I am returning it and getting another one because my screws get loose after each shot. (read more)
Written on: 16/01/2009 by GreenGoblin636 (1 review written)
I bought this Daisy Winchester 500x gun on vacation to just sit on the porch, drink, and shoot. i was very pleased with it so i left it there and baught another when i got home!
Out of the box i was imediately pleased with this gun, its just so well made, for the money. its weight is perfect and its solid except for the plastic trigger. the scope is very nice but near 200 feet something more powerful would be nice. it is fairly accurate but it has a good kick and because of the bad feel... (read more)
Written on: 19/12/2008 by airgunlover (1 review written)
In this price range, BUY THIS GUN ! I had a Airmaster 77 for about 300 shots and I returned it to canadian tire. It could not equal the power of a canadian tire Beeman pistol P-17 (made in china) unles you pumped it at least 7-8 times. I picked this rifle up at walmart for 150 and there is NO COMPARISON ! I could not sight the cheap Remmington scope after 90 mins.. I sighted the Winchester in 20 mins. The scope is beautiful and easy to adjust - the 77 is cheap, flimsy and difficult.. The... (read more)
Written on: 25/10/2008
The Daisy Winchester 500x is the best air rifle cause of the weight, its the perfect weight. Everything about they was it looks is great and i find it really accurate as well. The scope and the power are definitely the best thing about this air rifle (read more)
Written on: 07/10/2008 by FrostCross (1 review written)
Nice Hardwood Stock,I modified my trigger by drilling and tapping a screw in place now it is soooo smoooth.
nylon piston seal bit the biscuit and i e-mailed daisy for a replacement to no avail,they don't sell internal parts...
looking for a relacemenrt seal(it cracked).
my gun groups tight with open sights or scope,good breach lockup on mine!
Can anyone help me with a relacement piston seal?maybe a JM small apex seal will fit????? (read more)
Written on: 28/09/2008
I would deffintlely get this gun again i mean come on it s a winchester. enough said. Mine is pretty much useless now cause the rifleing is ruined probobly my fault from loading to fast but still i dont think the rifling should be that delicate. now its just for display. if i shoot it than its not accurate and 2 out of 3 times the pellet jams in the barrel. Its very accurate and gorgous wood stock make it my first choice. easy to break the barrel. looks good on display its just awsome (read more)
Written on: 22/07/2008
Excellent rifle. Just bought this rifle and i'm very pleased with it. Bought it for pocket change $150 bucks from Wallmart scope included. Very accurate and cant wait to se the scope up for better hits. (read more)
Written on: 04/07/2008
Good product overall, good for standing, prone or crouched positions. (read more)
Written on: 24/02/2008
THe Daisy Winchester 500 x is a great gun to start off with, its just a good small game gun. Recommend for beginners (read more)
Written on: 24/02/2008
This is one of the best air rifles I have owned. It has a european design with the whole action part of the rifle sticking out further on the stock. Two screws on the barrel to the receiver, one holds the barrel the other prevents the first one from coming undone. Reminds me of my air rifle that was made in Russia when I was a kid, also this one is made in Turkey not china.
Pellets fit very tight into breach, if you have every shot copperhead pellets you would remember the pellet inserter... (read more)
Written on: 17/02/2008
I just bought this gun feb 15/08 from walmart for 150.00 with taxes, brought it home and tested it on the chrony with crosman premium pointed pellets, it does more than 495 out of the box tremendous power for rifle in this price range and very accurate. (read more)
Written on: 15/02/2008
The Daisy Winchester 500XS is a great airgun. It is as strong as you can get without needing a license. It has good range and with a little fiddling with the sights it is extremely accurate. It even has a built in rear button safety catch. (read more)
Written on: 27/09/2007 by ajduckett (1 review written)
This is my first pellet gun and i love it. It has windage and elevation adjustments, and a nice sight set up with fibre optics. My only problems are that it is stiff to break the barrel and it was leaking a bit of oil when i left it (is this normal?). Also, the store i bought it from, (wholesale sports outfitters in calgary, AB) said the scope was sold separately. But then i saw that the writing on the box about the scope had been taped over, so i don't know if it was the store ripping me... (read more)
Written on: 10/09/2007 by lynxor (3 reviews written)
Bought this gun today (Winchester 500xs) and its the 3rd gun I've had for air rifles in this price range. The other 2 are Daisy powerline 953 and Airmaster77. Out of all these 3 AG, 500xs is number one. The only problem I found was the cocking, it is very stiff for a weaker person.
First thing I noticed is its power. I shot a limestone and its shattered in pieces. Shot all kinds of cans, bottles, trees and much more. At about 25 meters away, the pointed pellet goes easily through a can of... (read more)
Written on: 26/08/2006 by mchowster (1 review written)
Daisy Winchester 500x - This is for first air rifle and I would have to say I am not displeased. It gives me joy everytime I press the trigger. The build quality of the rifle is excellent (I have the one from Turkey). It is very powerful for its class. The stock scope is very nice. It has adjustable focus settings for enhanced clarity. It also has adjustable windage settings. I am a pistol fan, thus I loved my CP sport and my CP 99 compact, but the day i got my Winny 500xs, I can't stop... (read more)
Written on: 03/07/2006 by TannerG 0111 (1 review written)
Overall the Daisy Winchester 500x is a great gun. This is my first pellet rifle and I love it. Even though this is my first that is mine I have fired many and this is by far the best. We took it out to my family reunion and drove a little bit out of the way so we could shoot it. From about 25 feet away we were always hitting 12 gauge shotgun shells that we found there. I also found a pencil there and my 14 or 15 year old cousin, who had never fired a gun before hit it with her first try. I... (read more)