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Average Customer Review4.5 (97 reviews)
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Things I liked:The 953 is an extremely accurate plinker. A true tack driver out to 20 yards with just about any pellet. Mine was shooting standard Crosman Premier Domed 7.9 grain pellets at 510FPS out of box. It shoots just about any pellet with extremely good accuracy. I am actually impressed with the fiber optic sights that come with the 953, I expected to have to replace them, though they are quite good (the only better OPEN SIGHTS on any AirRifle I have are on the Crosman 101).
Things I would have changed:Longer barrel to allow more of the air to expand behind the pellet. Include the sling, instead of having to order separately. Otherwise it is a perfect design.
What others should know:As long as you keep the clips rubbed lightly with oil they work great. Sometimes WadCutters will catch when using the clip, though I rarely use wadcutters. It can get boring hiting everything you aim at :), and that can become an issue with this rifle, so have a less accurate AirRifle on hand to break the tedium :).
Things I liked:Dead accurate. I like the feel, the stock. As my son said, "This gun is just SO SOLID."
Things I would have changed:I changed the sights to a Daisy peep sight and front sight. Other than that, this is a great rifle for the price.
What others should know:The first of these that was shipped to me couldn't be zeroed in. At max adjustment, it was still shooting an inch low at 10 meters. Pyramid Air paid for shipping it back to them and promptly sent a replacement which works perfectly.
Things I liked:The price point is great! I like the Fixed barrel, single pump, that the magazine advances when the bolt is pulled back, the weight, an all alloy dovetail scope mount, and did I mention the price. In my opinion its the most accurate target riffle for the price.
Things I would have changed:Not too much. I realize that it has a low price point and one will not get all the options for that price. It would be nice to have an adjustable trigger. The trigger could also be smoother, maybe it will break in better (I have about 1000 shots through it). The bolt mechanism is works okay but my 8 year old has a tough time cycling it, it's a little sticky. He can also pump it with little struggle.
What others should know:I have been able to hold tight groups with it. So far my best group of 5 shoots at 30 feet from a bench rest is 0.26" center to center of the farthest apart. I have been very impressed with this air riffle. I have a 4X32 scope on it mounted with the "Leapers Accushot 1-Pc Mount w/1" Rings" (http://www.pyramydair.com/s/a/Leapers_Accushot_1_Pc_Mount_w_1_Rings_High_11mm_Dovetail/636). Some times I think it would be nice to have a higher power scope but it works fine. So far I have had the best results with the "RWS Diabolo Basic .177 Cal, 7.0 Grains, Wadcutter" pellets (http://www.pyramydair.com/s/p/RWS_Diabolo_Basic_177_Cal_7_0_Grains_Wadcutter_500ct/234). I can not recomend "hollow points", I had several jams while trying to push the bolt forward. This is a great air gun. I highly recomend it!