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Browning - Ruger - Daisy Spring Piston Air Rifle Preview

I don't often review target and or hunting rifles since for the most part Replica Airguns is all about well... replica airguns :) I have reviewed some of my own personal spring piston and pump rifles since I have them and there is a cross over in folks that like both the replica airguns and airguns meant for target and or hunting purposes.

We do have a small selection of spring piston rifles in our Replica Airguns Canada store suitable for target and small game so I thought I would point some of them out in this preview video.

Daisy 1938 Red Ryder BB Rifle

  • Type: BB rifle
  • Manufacturer: Daisy 
  • Model: Red Ryder.
  • Materials: Stained solid wood stock and forearm, leather saddle thong.
  • Weight: 2.2 pounds.
  • Barrel: 10.85 inches, smooth bore.
  • Propulsion: Spring.
  • Action: Lever Action.
  • Ammunition Type: 4.5mm Steel BB's.
  • Ammunition Capacity: 650 rounds
  • FPS: 350.

Ruger Explorer Youth Air Pellet Rifle

  • Type: Pellet rifle.
  • Manufacturer: Ruger 
  • Model: Explorer.
  • Materials: All-weather composite black stock, metal.
  • Weight: 4.5 pounds.
  • Barrel: 15 inches, rifled
  • Propulsion: Spring piston.
  • Action: Break barrel.
  • Ammunition Type: .177 caliber lead pellets.
  • Ammunition Capacity: 1 round.
  • FPS: 495.

  • Type: Pellet rifle.
  • Manufacturer: Ruger 
  • Model: Air Hawk.
  • Materials: Wood, metal.
  • Weight: 8.16 pounds.
  • Barrel: 18.7 inches, rifled
  • Propulsion: Spring piston.
  • Action: Break barrel.
  • Ammunition Type: .177 caliber lead pellets.
  • Ammunition Capacity: 1 round.
  • FPS: 495.

Browning Leverage Pellet Rifle with 3-9x40 Scope

  • Type: Pellet rifle.
  • Manufacturer: Browning 
  • Model: Leverage.
  • Materials: Wood, metal.
  • Weight: 8.6 pounds.
  • Barrel: 18.9 inches, rifled
  • Propulsion: Spring piston.
  • Action: Under lever.
  • Ammunition Type: .177 caliber lead pellets.
  • Ammunition Capacity: 1 round.
  • FPS: 490.

Browning Gold Series Synthetic Pellet Rifle with 3x9x40 Scope

  • Type: Pellet rifle.
  • Manufacturer: Browning / Umarex 
  • Model: Gold Series.
  • Materials: All-weather composite black stock, metal.
  • Weight: 8.4 pounds.
  • Barrel: 14 inches, rifled
  • Propulsion: Spring piston.
  • Action: Break Barrel.
  • Ammunition Type: .177 caliber lead pellets.
  • Ammunition Capacity: 1 round.
  • FPS: 495.

My Son Gabriel's 6th Birthday - His First Red Ryder BB Gun

My son Gabriel just turned 6 and I have been wanting to give him a Daisy Red Ryder BB gun (set aside for him) for a while now, Mom has been encouraging me to hold off... But the day finally came and on his 6th birthday he got it! As you can imagine, Gabriel is very interested in guns as he watches Dad shoot guns all the time.

I have been educating him on how to handle guns since he first showed some interest so he knows all the basics like; treat guns as if they are loaded at all times, never put your finger on the trigger till you are ready to shoot and never point a gun at anything you do not want to shoot.

There is no right or wrong age at which you should introduce a young person to sport shooting, it is really dependent on the child and the parent who is willing to train the child. There are many adults who should not be in possession of a gun (even an airgun) as far as I am concerned and this may be in part to little or no education from their parents!

My son will only be shooting his Red Ryder when accompanied by myself or another adult I trust to watch over his shooting. At some point Gabriel will be allowed to shoot on his own but he needs to show me he is ready and I am sorry to say, but a 6 year old is just too unpredictable even if they are very responsible for their age.

Funny enough, now my 8 year old daughter wants her own BB gun :)

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Daisy Red Ryder BB Rifle Added To Canada Store

Just thought you'd like to know we've added the classic Daisy 1938 Red Ryder BB Rifle to the Canadian Replica Airguns Store

The legendary Red Ryder! Who hasn't wanted one of these? Daisy's 1938 Red Ryder model is still a favorite of boys and girls (and men and women). Suitable for shooters 10 and older (with adult supervision), this lever-action spring rifle is lightweight, easy to cock and durable. The solid wood forearm and engraved wood stock are just the right length for young shooters.

With a capacity of 650 BBs (Never shoot BBs at hard objects!), you'll be shooting all day long! The rifle comes with a blade and ramp front sight and an adjustable open rear sight. It has a stamped metal receiver.

Christmas Story Red Ryder. Ralphie was enjoying his BB gun, should your kids or grandkids enjoy it too? Experience the Christmas Story at home!
  • 4.5mm steel BB
  • Spring powered
  • 650 round internal BB magazine
  • 350 fps
  • 2.2 pounds
  • Lever action
  • Metal & wood construction
  • Adjustable rear sight

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Daisy Red Ryder vs Crosman Marlin Cowboy BB Rifle Comparison Review

OK to start things off, this is a review of the Daisy Red Ryder Lever action BB Rifle but the YouTube Video also compares the Red Ryder to the very similar Crosman Marlin Cowboy Lever Action BB Riffle, If you have not checked my Marlin Cowboy review out, you can see it here.

So for the most part I am going to focus on the Red Ryder in this text version but I will refer to the Marlin Cowboy when comparing the two BB air rifles.

Type: BB spring air rifle.
Manufacturer: Daisy.
Model: Red Ryder.
Materials: Mostly metal and wood.
Weight: 2.2 pounds.
Barrel: Smooth bore.
Propulsion: Spring.
Action: Lever action.
Ammunition Type: Steel BBs 4.5mm.
Ammunition Capacity: 650 rounds.
FPS: Up-to 350.
Trigger Pull: The trigger pull is pretty good, not super light but predictable. (the trigger area is much larger then the Crosman Marlin Cowboy which may be more suitable for adults with thick fingers)
Accuracy: When I originally tested my Marline Cowboy I thought it performed well but the Daisy Red Ryder definitely has the advantage in the accuracy department, at least in my testing. I got about a 1.5 inch 8 shot group from a free standing position 20 feet away from the target.
Build Quality: This is a pretty much all metal and wood gun with a build quality almost exactly like the Crosman Marlin Cowboy. Daisy has even made some improvements like upgrading the lever to metal from plastic, most likely to compete with Crosman on this feature. The only plastic I found was the trigger, safety and front sight assembly.
Realism: Even though this BB gun is styled after the classic lever action Cowboy Rifle, it's not a close replica to any that I know of. You have to keep in mind the purpose of this gun - meant primarily for younger first time shooters. There are some nice touches like the leather tassels and the Red Ryder name burned into the stock .
Purchased From: Walmart.


  • Inexpensive introduction to the sport of Airgun shooting.
  • Made out of Mostly Metal and Wood - Now including the Lever.
  • Large capacity internal barrel magazine (650 rounds).
  • Adjustable rear sight for height.
  • Decent 300+ fps velocity.
  • Excellent accuracy and consistency.
  • The original maker of this style of BB rifle - great track record!


  • Plastic trigger, safety and front sight assembly.
  • Some people may find the non removable metal loop for the leather tassel a bit intrusive.

I think this is a wonderful little BB rifle and even though it's intended for the young entry level shooter it can make a great back yard plinker that anyone can join in and enjoy - adults included! I plan to be shooting either the Red Ryder or my Marline Cowboy side by side with my little guy when he is old enough to shoot one of these fine lever action BB rifles. When it comes to picking between the Daisy Red Ryder or the Crosman Marlin Cowboy Lever Action BB Rifles it comes down to a few points: Both have almost the exact same build quality so it may come down to which look you like best? The Daisy was more accurate while the Crosman had a bit more power. The Red Ryder had the lighter but longer lever action pull while the Marlin Cowboy had a heavier shorter lever pull.

If you can't decide just buy them both because they are dirt cheap to buy and tons of fun to shoot, so when your friends come over you can always pass them one so they won't feel left out!

My YouTube Video Comparison Review for these Lever Action BB Rifles:

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