Daisy 887, WOW!
It's fun to have a gun you love, and love to shoot. IMO it should be nice. A Walther barrel--and gas powered (not spring), for motionless shooting! It's not priced 'like a BB gun', but that's because it's not one, like the Daisy 25, etc.
OTOH, I've always thought the 25 was cool because you can play "The Rifleman" with it: hold down on the trigger and shoot a BB with every pump of the sliding lever. At least, they used to be like that. I don't know about the current ones, what with changing safety guidelines and such. They have never been very-accurate in my experience, but you can chase a can around the yard with one. Or, you can teach your 10 year old about shooting with a rifle that's light enough for them to lift and shoot.
Safe and Happy Shooting!
Ed, the Airgun TuneMeister
Same thing. 7 yds, standing, rested, match sights, 8.2 gr Meisters. I swear on my dead father's grave, that is 10 shots! I'm guessing 20 wouldn't look too different, unless I messed up. I did manage to do the Pilkington trigger mod, so now the release is very predictable and creep-free. Just ordered a BSB adjustable butt hook for this one. May be my new favorite basement shooter. Can't wait to get it outside and see what it'll do at distance.
Jim,I remember taking them unto Dunham’s and they just said “no charge”. It wasn’t worth it to them.
Then I was bulk filling from a larger paintball tank. That was until I “stole” a big CO2 tank from our winebar (which I gave to the ex in the settlement). Went to the industrial gas place and traded for one with a siphon tube. That tank will last my lifetime! Lol
Did get to shoot the "colorful" version (888). Set up a simple refill station for him (uses a CGA 320 thread...like a paintball tank). The 887 is a nicer rifle than the 888. The cheaper (and kind of gaudy) 888 used the plastic rear sight...which worked, but the adjustments needed to get slack in them.
Accurate little bugger, left it with me for a week while I got the fill system set up...believe he did the same trigger mod.
Do like the tanks...aren't cheap but seem really solidly built and not difficult to self-service if needed someday. At $1 to fill BOTH tanks...that's the same amount of co2 (2.5oz x2) as 11 2/3rds 12gr. for a $1.
I shoot a good bit of co2, but some folks are just paranoid about temperature/pressure change/velocity change.
It's really no problem with a target gun used in a basement or down a hallway....or even outdoors in pleasant weather. Much more of a problem for the hot-rodded co2 sporters than it is for the target guns.
Only tricks I learned from the 888 was to (1) not screw the tank in quickly and really firmly. As soon as it releases gas,it's in place and working. YOu are very likely going to want to change tanks before it is dead-empty, and the gas pressure alone is going to be a hard fight when unscrewing a nearly empty tank, and (2)the weight is on there for a reason...and it'snot just balance and sight height.
That Aperture sight has been adopted by several makers (although without the Gomo logo...it first showed up on their GAmo 126 SSP )...and it's obviously the same design. Daisy/Avanti uses it, CZ/AA uses it,Crosman uses it (Challenger PCP)....have had them in my hands,and can tell you they are the same design if not the same maker.
Pretty good sight all in all, cost effective (Some of the FWB match rear sights will set you back$500-$600), with few problems.
Funny you mention the Tau 200, and the QB platform. I lusted after a Tau for years, and could never find one I could afford. So I set off to build my own from a QB tanker. I bought the sidelever breech, a RAP4 2-12G CO2 reservoir, adapted a Steyr Match laminate stock, added a BSB adjustable butt hook, and tuned and massaged the HELL out of the trigger. I came pretty close. And I got lucky on my barrel. The thing shoots with 10M accuracy, but like you say, its a bit of a mileage pig. I did ultimately obtain the aforementioned Tau 200, and THAT'S a keeper. I still shoot them side by side, and while the Tau is clearly in a different league, the highly modified QB can hold its own if I pay close attention.
I've owned and shot a number of 10M classics, including an FWB300S, Walther LGR, Anschutz 250, Diana 66, Haenel 3.121, and Hammerli Model 10, and my Daisy 753 SSP has outshot all of them. This 887 may just supplant the 753 as the most accurate air rifle I've ever owned. I've yet to shoot them side by side, but that day will probably come this weekend. We'll see.
Suffice it to say that my confidence level is such that I moved the Air Force 10M match sight set from the 753 to the 887.
I've owned a few of the TAU 200's and they were all nice guns. Even had one of the rare brown stocked guns. Should have kept it. 😏
Presently using a FWB 300 mini to control small pests with. What a pleasure to shoot. Your 887 sounds like something worth looking into. Haven't bulk filled anything in years but still have the equipment to do it except the nurse tank needs to be tested.
Thanks for the 887 review.
So I shot the 753 and the 887 side by side. You can see the results. Same pellet, RWS Meister 8.2g wadcutter. 10 shots on each target, 7 yds, rested indoors. I did not adjust the sights on either gun.
So, what did I learn? .177 Lothar Walther barrels are remarkable, and Daisy has built two different platforms to take advantage of them. Still can't pick a favorite, but these guns are amazingly accurate.
I agree Jim, the Lother Walther barrels are key. I have a CO2 Crosman Challenger with Crosman Barrel. It didn't cut the mustard for competition. It's now sold with LW. With all this said, I love my CO2 Challenger. I also have Anschutz 2002 and Feinwerkbaugh SSP 603. I enjoy them soooo much in the winter basement. The affordable kits are just as fun as high end. It's all good.