Maybe I'm a bit of a bb gun snob, but I've found Daisy's Red Ryder and similar smaller Buck from around the last 10 or so years of production to be pretty awful in comparison to Daisy's vintage models. I don't demand a huge amount of power or accuracy from BB guns, but recent production seems to quite poor. Way too many flyers. With the vintage Daisy lever guns, I could get Necco wafers at 10 yds without too much difficulty. No way with the new Daisy lever guns. An alternative is the Daisy reissue Model 25, which is a spring powered BB gun that uses a pump style cocking mechanism rather than the lever. I found this new model to be superior, if a bit harder to find and more expensive. Another even better available-new BB gun is the low cost Crosman 760 pneumatic pump gun. Both Daisy Model 25 and Crosman 760 offer better accuracy low cost, and less frustration, IMO, than the Red Ryder.