CMP Daisy 853


October 7, 2013, 09:41 PM
So I have had an itch for an air rifle for quite a while since I cant shoot my .22 as much as Id like. I had been doing some research, trying to find a good entry level air rifle, and read that the Daisy 853 was great and had a Lothar Walther barrel to boot. Unfortunately, at around 300 bucks, that was a little out of my range.

Just as I was about to order a cheaper 953, I stumbled into an ad on the CMP website, selling factory remanufactured 853's for $100. So I jumped right on it and faxed in my order.

While I wait anxiously for my Monte Carlo 853, what can you more experienced air gunners tell me about my choice?

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October 8, 2013, 02:45 AM
Also interested

October 8, 2013, 06:58 AM
The ones I saw looked like they were run over by trucks :p

but the guys that get them say they shoot great and are worth it. A little bit of time and some paint and thay can even clean up well.

They make great lil basement plinkers n target guns!

I had intended on gettin one or two last winter when I went to the north store to get my Kimber but got a second Kimber instead

October 10, 2013, 11:02 PM
Well my Daisy 853 showed up today, but I didnt get home from work until after dark, so no shooting report yet.

But here are a few pictures. The rifle is definitely used, but seems to be in really good condition.

Contrary to the above experiences, the stock on mine is quite nice, and though I dont know much about woodworking, I think I detect a bit of tiger striping that may call for a refinish some time ( (

October 11, 2013, 12:53 AM
Looks good! I may be sold on buying one

October 11, 2013, 01:35 PM
pikid's version of a bench rest for his air rifle. He's been working on a shooting report all morning. (

October 11, 2013, 02:06 PM
I've also got a 953 for plinking, and I'm surprised at the accuracy I've been able to get out of it; with the peep sights, I can keep JSB pellets inside a dime at 10 metres all day.

October 11, 2013, 03:37 PM
Thats about my experience as well, at least in the hundred or so rounds through it today. Cheap walmart pellets will do 5 shots in one hole at 10m no problem. Gotta see what some match pellet will do in the Lothar Walther barrel

October 14, 2013, 09:06 AM
Are there any special requirements to purchase one?


October 14, 2013, 10:05 AM
No, that only applies to firearms. I faxed in the paperwork and it was on my doorstep 3 days later.

October 15, 2013, 03:14 AM
From the website sounded like you might need to be a member of a affiliated club to order.

October 15, 2013, 08:19 AM
for the fire arms ya need proof of citizenship,age,proof or training and club affiliation/membership.

I though that meant to get anything from them but maybe not...

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