The Daisy Powerline 880 air rifle has a plastic stock that is light weight and very durable, as long as you don’t abuse it. The Monte Carlo designed stock fits well and allows use of either open sights or a scope.
The Daisy Powerline 880 pistol grip is very comfortable and has mild checkering to provide a non-slip grip. The white grip cap spacer adds a nice touch. The trigger pull is not too heavy and will not hinder accuracy.
The 880 receiver is plastic and well designed. The bolt is easy to engage and cycle. The trigger guard is very functional and blends in well with the contoured pump handle. The 880 pump handle is long and provides quite a bit of leverage which makes it extremely easy to pump.
The Daisy Powerline 880 pump handle is mostly plastic but still functions well. The large handle makes it easy to open and pump.
The piston connecting rod is metal and is securely fastened to the plastic pump handle. Pumping is very smooth and requires little effort.
The 880 bolt action loading gate is small and can be challenging to load pellets. The use of a pellet loader makes it much easier and faster. BB’s load as fast as you can work the bolt.
The sights are fiber optic and adjustable. I like them and they work quite well. Here are the rear sights.
Here is the front fiber optic sight. It’s very easy to see in most weather conditions.
The forend is checkered plastic with a nice white outlined diamond. It provides a good grip, even with wet or sweaty hands.
The Daisy Powerline 880 pellet gun is a great value ($50) in the air rifle arena. It combines descent quality and accuracy with affordability. The 880 is a multi-pump single shot bolt action rifle with a maximum muzzle velocity of 650 fps with pellets.
Here’s a great target practice video featuring the Daisy Powerline 880 pellet rifle and various entertaining targets ranging from soda cans to street chalk to toy soldiers. You can get really creative with targets for pellet guns.