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Average Customer Review5 (25 reviews)
Things I liked:I bought two of these for my 9 and 11 year old daughters to shoot 10 meter. They are consistently in the top of their class. The guns are very accurate. They are a little hard for them to cock but they are getting used to it. The sights are good for 10 meter, and the sling is adequate. Overall they are good guns. Though smallbore rifles would be cheaper to purchase, try finding ammo for those right now.
Things I liked:Just about everything! It's a perfect rifle to shoot at 10m indoors.
Things I would have changed:I'm might have to tweak the trigger after it's all broken in. So far it's still stiff and creepy, but off a rest @ 10m it will shoot 1/4" groups.
What others should know:The rifle is not hold sensitive like a lot of springers. There's no co2 cartridges to deal with. Obviously there's none of the filling hassles of a pcp. You don't need an airgun rated scope if you decide to put glass on it. I'm currently running a Simmons 22 Mag 3x9x32AO from an old rimfire I had sitting around, and it's perfect! I was looking at several other models and the CS rep @ PA said for what I do, the Avanti 853 would be perfect. He was right. I'm really happy with my purchase from PA.
Things I liked:Accurate,light weight,adjustable stock, Lothar Walther barrel,easy to rebuild,parts are cheap from Daisy,changeable front sight inserts,modifiable trigger and zero recoil.
Things I would have changed:A smaller diameter hole for the rear diopter sight. That's it.
What others should know:If you really want to teach your kids the fine art of target shooting,this is it. Kids get frustrated very easily with a springer rifle. They won't with this.After the first ten shots,you'll see a big smile.I'm shooting 47 years and this thing is highly,highly accurate.This is my go to gun.I own more expensive match rifles but I grab this to keep the wear off the others.I bought mine used.It didn't need a rebuild but did it anyway.Called Daisy,bought the rebuild kit and the trigger group from the 753.You won't have to go crazy trying to modify the original trigger if you buy the 753 group.Everything was cheap.The rifle shoots 510-515 FPS with 7.0 grain pellets.If you give it 2 or 3 half pumps before closing the pump arm you'll get an extra 40-50 FPS.Good rifle.I like it.