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 Post subject: DAISY POWERLINE 880 > Review & Range Report

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Daisy Powerline 880

The Powerline with its original box:
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The papers that came along with it, the manual was missing before I got the gun:
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The original receipt of the gun :):
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The gun along with a tin of pellets (and the loading tool I made, if you can see it)
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The checkered plastic forearm:
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The receiver:
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The Monte-Carlo style stock (also plastic):
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The rear sight. A little difficult to adjust, but stays that way and cannot be changed accidentally.
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The front sight. The whole thing has come loose over the years, so as part of the repairs, I utilized a rubber band to hold it in place.
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The trigger and cross-bolt safety. The safety can only be utilized once the gun has been cocked by pulling back the bolt.
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The pumping lever. 10 pumps for maximum power. Quite a strenuous exercise :D
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The pumping lever locks here. The red-part of the safety is also visible.
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The oiling point of the pumping lever to keep it in working order:
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This Powerline can take dual ammunition, i.e. BBs and pellets. Most BB guns are smoothbore, however, the 880 has a rifled barrel.
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The bolt pulled back, action open, gun cocked:
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The front part of the bolt which is supposed to seat the pellet:
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The pellet pushing tool I fashioned out of a very thin piece of metal rod:
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The loading tool in action:
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When not required, the loading tool can reside here. Another use for the rubber band :D
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The butt-plate of the rifle:
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Daisy Precision Max Flat-Head Pellets. Leaves lead residue on fingers after use.
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ACCURACY TESTING

The results are showcased below:

Range: 10-15 yards approximately. Red Bull: 1", Blue Ring Outer: 3"

Target 1
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This is 10 shots. 3 flyers here.

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Seems a relatively tight group, disregarding the fliers, but I believe I can do better.

Target 2
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Fired 10 shots here. If you can figure out where they went, please tell me. I only saw some small holes and a LARGE hole. Incidentally, the shots in the triangle were made with the rifle resting on wooden stool, the shots in circle were made with elbows resting. Somewhere along the way, the shots started joining each other...

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A closeup with a ruler in place, to give an idea of group size.

Target 3
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5 shots fired here. 4 of them form an approximately 1.2" group.


ALL IMAGES IN THIS THREAD WERE TAKEN BY A FRIEND 'KAGEFOX' AND HAVE BEEN REPRODUCED HERE WITH HIS EXPRESS CONSENT / PERMISSION.

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 Post subject: Re: Review > Daisy Powerline 880

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Nice share!

In 1987, when I bought my first Air Gun (A Chinese Pioneer, break lever, for Rs. 500/-) I heard stories from friends that there is an Air Gun which can be pumped more than once for varying power. I always thought 'Chorr raha hai', how is that possible? but Duh!


P.S. At that time the B3 was for Rs. 800/- but I just couldn't save more from pocket money and I couldn't wait any more, so I went for the Rs 500/- wala! It's still at my home in Pindi, but not in a serviceable state! :(

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It is. But one has to 'hunt' for one with dedication and patience. And even then, mostly one will find slightly used ones but in good condition :)

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Any idea on the price ??

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Is it available NIB anywhere ? If yes then expected price ?


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Don't know Shariq bhai about NIB availability.

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I once saved money and went to a dealer, who convinced me not to buy it as the gun had issues with a rubber seal and if it is damaged the gun would be irreparable.

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