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★★★★★

“Fantastic performance and durability for the price.”

Written on: 13/08/2012

For the low price, Daisy's Powerline 990 is a tough, versatile, deadly-accurate, highly reliable air rifle that will last decades if not abused too much. It will fire either BBs from a built in magazine (capacity probably 100 -) or pellets loaded singly. It can be pumped up to 10 times (though it will reliably take up to 20) or a CO2 bottle can be used. The 990 features a rifled bore, hinged fore-end for the pump action, dummy box magazine which houses the CO2 bottle, fully adjustable rifle… Read Full Review

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“This gun is mad as a brush and great fun! ”

Written on: 23/02/2011

This gun is mad as a brush and great fun!
I love loading it with BB and shooting it on CO2, just cycling the bolt and firing, firing.
For pellet I tend to use the pump, it doesn't seem to be as powerful on pump as with CO2, but then I only put 10 pumps in.
The iron sights are adequate and fully adjustable for elevation and windage, unlike the Crosman 760 which are elevation adjustable only.
Build quality seems OK, the plastic forend feels flimsy but hasn't broken yet.
With a smooth bore barrel… Read Full Review

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“have had this since 1992; and it's still firing, well. ...”

Written on: 12/06/2010

have had this since 1992; and it's still firing, well. cannot figure where to place the laser scopes I've seen on the web; after all it's a BB-Gun, but I want to try a scope on it for fun. It's a great little target rifle; I've messed up like "Ralphie" did in the "Christmas Story" when I fired off a BB and shattered the glass lens over a halogen floor lamp in my house...oooooo...that was not good but it still works (the rifle and the lamp)… Read Full Review

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“The Daisy 990 has quick fire action and shoots as fast...”

Written on: 28/03/2009 by snipper 12 (1 review written)

The Daisy 990 has quick fire action and shoots as fast as you can shoot. Has plug damage on co2. Does not fit on hanging racks very comfortable… Read Full Review

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“Daisy 990 is a quick fire pellet gun with an awsome...”

Written on: 27/03/2009 by snipper 12 (1 review written)

Daisy 990 is a quick fire pellet gun with an awsome sence of shot. no kick or loss of shot. hits every bird you shoot at if you know how to sight it in… Read Full Review

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“A good all around air rifle, accurate, handsome and...”

Written on: 24/01/2008 by Tweeknone (1 review written)

A good all around air rifle, accurate, handsome and well built… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“The Daisy 990 is easy to load, very accurate.”

Written on: 06/10/2007 by 1951fr (1 review written)

The Daisy 990 is easy to load, very accurate… Read Full Review

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“Got the Daisy 990 for 35 quid. It is hard to get now...”

Written on: 27/06/2007 by Newbie00 (14 reviews written)

Got the Daisy 990 for 35 quid. It is hard to get now as it was discontinued due to the user not being able to tell if it is loaded or not, which resulted in the death of a 10 year old boy.

Don't let that put you off though! This simple BB rifle can use both pump and co2 power. It can also use BBs or pellets. Co2 only gives you about 25-30 shots per capsule which I guess is ok.

The gun is near enough dead on accurate for shorter range plinking. The gun outputs 650fps with co2 (which I don't… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“The Daisy is a great looking gun and for £40 you can't...”

Written on: 12/06/2007 by lewis269 (1 review written)

The Daisy is a great looking gun and for £40 you can't go wrong very powerful for its size and price all round great gun! one minor problem is the co2 screw can cross thread easily and is hard to obtain… Read Full Review

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“Bad Points ”

Written on: 11/06/2007 by Sacko0709 (6 reviews written)

Bad Points

Light not enough weight to keep gun down while aiming
Feels cheap and plasticy
End sight has to be filed down to remove

Good Points

Light *Better for younger shooters*
Quite powerful but not a hunting rifle but good for target shooting
Cheap to run as it has the option of pumping… Read Full Review

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“I purchased this Daisy 990 air rifle for can and bird...”

Written on: 02/06/2005 by Taidani (4 reviews written)

I purchased this Daisy 990 air rifle for can and bird shooting with my grandfather about six years ago. My first thought on opening the box was, 'Wow, that is a cool looking gun.'

I have to this point fired about twenty thousand BBs through the rifle with no problems worth mentioning, save two minor issues. The plastic plug that holds in and provides pressure to puncture the CO2 cylinder is very vaulnerable to crossthreading, and doing so will destroy the plug entirely. This occurred in… Read Full Review

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Hunt4Life32's Response to Taidani's Review

Written on: 17/09/2006

where did you get it? and for how much

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“I ordered this rifle, not expecting that much to be...”

Written on: 07/07/2004 by mpskentuk (3 reviews written)

I ordered this rifle, not expecting that much to be honest. Got it via JS Ramsbottom in the UK for £39.95

On arrival, I opened it up and found the build quality to be quite good. I'm one who doesn't mind plastic stocks on rifles, but I'd have preferred black rather than the brown they used. The pack I ordered came free with a basic red dot sight, which took a bit of sighting in. But once done the rifle seemed quite accurate.

I initially loaded up a Co2 cartridge and filled up with a load of… Read Full Review

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Articroll's Response to mpskentuk's Review

Written on: 29/10/2005

Hi thanks for your review.
<br>Having read these reviews and looking at some airgun forums I have purchased a Daisy 990, only problem is it has no manual/instructions .
<br>I wondered if there was any chance of you emailing me a copy please. Hope you dont mind me asking.
<br>Thanks articroll.

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Trickfoxshot's Response to mpskentuk's Review

Written on: 21/07/2010

The loading of the BB's is actually on the left hand side of the gun above the safety switch. You slide the panel down and pour in 100 bb's. The cocking action then loads 1 at a time through the hole that you are loading from at the moment. So that solves your only issue with it. you can see it clearly on this picture. http://picturearchive.auctionarms.com/905/9148580/cbb800479fdbffad4c10b181bf43b864.jpg

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★★★★★

“I personly use the gun Daisy 990 for shooting birds...”

Written on: 04/03/2004 by gator8907 (1 review written)

I personly use the gun Daisy 990 for shooting birds and cans or what not. The gun is very easily accesible by removing 5 screws and you are in the gun.
I love the CO2 or pump part of the gun. The gun is easily converted from CO2 to pump by a simple switch near the Co2 valve… Read Full Review

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Hunt4Life32's Response to 146204_gator8907's Review

Written on: 17/09/2006

how much fps does it shoot?

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“I got my Daisy 990 rifle from JS Ramsbottoms in...”

Written on: 09/02/2004 by humperdingle (6 reviews written)

I got my Daisy 990 rifle from JS Ramsbottoms in Yorkshire, for a piffling £39, brand new! incredible price... Oh, and this came with a FREE RED DOT SIGHT!!!
Typically boxed in a way you'd expect from an American company, it looks like a toy at first glance. The stock is entirely brown plastic, with a stippled finish all over, and hollow too, which I suppose makes it lighter, and easier to use.
I first tried out the CO2 method of power, and it is just great! power seems to max-out at 7-8 ft lbs… Read Full Review

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Platinum Matt's Response to humperdingle's Review

Written on: 13/02/2004

Very good review.

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Humperdingle's Response to humperdingle's Review

Written on: 02/11/2005

Don't remember getting instructions myself... can't find them anyway, otherwise I would have... sorry!

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Articroll's Response to humperdingle's Review

Written on: 29/10/2005

Hi thanks for your review .
<br>Having read these reviews and looking at some airgun forums I have purchased a Daisy 990, only problem is it has no manual/instructions.
<br>I wondered if there was any chance of you emailing me a copy please. Hope you dont mind me asking .
<br>Thanks articroll.

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Humperdingle's Response to humperdingle's Review

Written on: 05/07/2004

Lead BB's are a good ammo to use, but many guns - including the daisy 990 - use a magnetic rod to feed the BB's from the reservoir into the breech, so unfortunately, only steel BB's or .177 pellets can be used.

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Muncher's Response to humperdingle's Review

Written on: 26/04/2004

I have had my 990 for a couple of weeks and I am very pleased with it. One question though...will it fire the Gamo lead bb's? They are the same caliber as the 177 pellets...they should be more powerful and a tighter fit in the rifled barrel than the steel bb's. Any thoughts ?

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