Things I liked:Very Accurate, not fussy about the way you hold it. One hole groups at ten meters benched with just about any pellet I've tried so far. Things I would have changed:The trigger, it's heavy and creepy. The sights. You need a scope or target sights to get the most out of this rifle. A non slip but pad would be nice too. I mounted a Daisy 5899 -- it works with the factory sight. I would like to find a globe sight that works with it. What others should know:This a rifle you can shoot all day. It's not powerful enough to hunt with but it kills cans and target reliably with one shot.
Things I liked:Consistent and accurate in all the guns I've tried them in. I bought them because they were cheap, I will order them again because thy are a good pellet. Things I would have changed:Like everyone else a screw on lid would be nice. The tape the lid is secured with leaves an ugly sticky residue when removed. It's not hard to remove but I'd be happier if I didn't have to mess with it. What others should know:For the money they are hard to beat. I'm sure they will not perform well in ever air gun, but for the ones I've tried they have worked well. My R7 loves them!
Things I liked:Well made, easy to install, solid mount Things I would have changed:Nothing What others should know:I have a Mac-1 Sheridan Blue Streak. It started out life with a Williams aperture sight but I had to have a scope. I mounted a scope with a base that attached with screws on the side of the breech. It soon failed. The Sheridan got relegated to the closet until I found this mount.
This mount and a Leapers 4X32 have given new life to this rifle. My Sheridan shoots one hole ten shot groups at ten meters. I don't have to buy CO2 or scuba tanks, just grab a tin of pellets pump her up and shoot. And she's not even fussy about how I hold her.
Things I liked:Solid well built. accurate and well balanced. The trigger is fantastic for a pistol at this price. The Russians build simple good quality guns. Things I would have changed:Nothing What others should know:I didn't come to air gunning like most of the people on this site. My first air gun was a FWB 65 which I shot in competition followed by an IZH 46. I never had a BB gun as a kid, went straight to a Sears and Roebuck .22 which was a constant companion.
I finally got a Beeman R1 in .22. I went hunting with a friend and his Sheridan blue Streak -- he killed more rabbits than I did so I ordered a "steroid" blue Streak from Mac-1. It is superbly accurate and easier to shoot than an R1.
I wanted a spring powered pistol to shoot in the backyard, no CO2 or pumping required. I was ready to order the HW 70 when I noticed the IZH 53 and I ordered it. Because it is spring powered it requires technique different than any other air pistol I have. It has been a challenge to learn how to shoot it accurately.
Things I liked:Extremely accurate, tight groups with a few different pellets. Recoiless. Inexpensive for the level of quality. Things I would have changed:The sights. The rear sight is flimsy plastic with sloppy adjustment. The front sight is too large -- it obscures small targets. I had to bottom out the rear sight and it is still high at 10 meters.
A scope or red dot might be good for this rifle. What others should know:The pumping effort might be too much for young shooters. It's a little loud for back yard shooting.
Things I liked:Very accurate with the right pellet. Absolutely no recoil. Adaptable to backyard shooting with a few pumps or hunting small game, pest control with eight pumps. The trigger pull is smooth and predictable with long travel. Scope mounting is simple with a dovetailed receiver Things I would have changed:The sights. The loading port is too small for large fingers. What others should know:It may be hard for the young or weak to pump. A scope is needed to get the accuracy the rifle is capable of.