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Daisy 853

Discussion in 'Air Guns' started by jackinil, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. jackinil

    jackinil Member

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    Picked up a used 853 from the CMP. Cleaned and lubed it up,then decided to stain and refinish the stock. After sighting it in [basement-approx 28ft],it's really accurate.
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  2. Hermet

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    Got one from CMP as well. Great shooting, extremely accurate at 10 M. The stock was rough so I decided to refinish it. At first I wanted to do a hydro dip but all my attempts where awful so I just decided to go with a simple stain finish and added a beech stock extender I made.
    Stocks are cheap so I may order another for future Frankenstein experiments. 20180418_093958.jpg
     
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  3. cobalt327

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    I got mine from CMP with the M/C style 753 stock but found that for the way I shoot the sporter style 853 stock was the better choice. Found them at Numrich for $28 delivered. The wood on it was better than what came on my CMP gun but that's just the luck of the draw.
     
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  4. Hermet

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    That's a good price. I may go ahead and order one.
     
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  6. ZVP

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    Too airgun poor, I had to accept a 953 instead A real fine rifle too in spite of a synthetic stock and aDaisy barrel!
    I did the trigger job and it worked out great! Also did a good cleaning and lube wi,th a enteral smoothing inside. I extended the stock using 800 series pieces and a " riubber buttad yreally made the LOP fit me tpright! I also added a nice A/O qiick fox eyepiece scope for my bad eye and nothing dosen't get punched out to 20yds. 30 takes a scope adjjudstbut accuracy is good there too!
    Preferred pellets are Daisy(?) or H&N match @0m and Crosman CP lights or Daystate (JSB's) field Targets at longer distances.
    Really no power upgrades are available for these rifles as the system is pretty well regulated to around 500 on purpose.
    Great family of guns!
    Dave
     
  7. troy fairweather

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    nice when i shot air rifle in jrotc i loved the ones we used for new shooters. i shot everyday after school for 3 years and used one as much as my anschutz air rifle, i shot over 80 300 perfect score practice matches. i wish i had one.
     
  8. sean m

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    What is the going price for one from CMP now?
     
  9. jackinil

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    The used 853's are$119.95 delivered.
     
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  10. frankmako

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    These are one of the best deal going in air rifles. I shoot my every day in the off season practicing trigger control and follow through.
     
  11. Deltaboy1984

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  12. Birdhunter1

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    The 853 is what we have in my county's 4H shooting program, the kids shoot really well with it and I've found it to be accurate and free of problems so far after 7 years as the instructor. The only issue I have found is young or small shooters find it heavy and hard to charge. I've shot them quite a bit to sight them in so the youngsters can be close to the target.
    It might be me but I have found the pellets made for the high velocity air rifles in .177 caliber don't shoot well, it might be they were just cheap ones but if memory serves me correct I don't think they cleared the bore, lead to hard maybe and causes too much drag?
     
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