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Average Customer Review5 (81 reviews)
Things I liked:I purchased this rifle after reading many reviews on the accuracy and ease of use. This rifle is very straight forward and a dream to shoot. First impressions, there is no recoil at all, big change from a spring gun. I put a cheap Beeman 4x32 scope on it off another rifle. Shot 3" to the right, adjusted, shot again and was 1". Adjusted and BINGO! Dead on at 15 yrds. The clips work great, as others have said lube them a little before inserting. For the money, I don't think you will find a more accurate rifle.
Things I would have changed:I would like to see just a little more power (fps). First shot out of it I thought it didn't fire the pellet (very quiet, no recoil). The trigger isn't bad at all, very predictable.
What others should know:This is a target rifle, with low velocity. This is not a hunting rifle. The length of pull is very short, it was built for juniors and a very accurate entry level air rifle. I had no problems with the clips after lubing them a little. Loading the pellets is easy if you take a minute to push the pellets in with a little pressure. I used a pencil to ensure they were seated. Buy more pellets, you will go through them fast with the repeater!
Things I liked:Vary nice trigger pull, smooth and clean. No noticeable recoil. Vary easy cocking weight and action.
Things I would have changed:Better out of the box sights.
What others should know:This air gun is a blast for shooting with your kids or trick shooting with friends and family. I had no problems shooting through a CD hole and hitting a Q-tip stem ( only took 3 shoots free standing and never hit the CD @ ten meters.) My kids and I really enjoy shooting together (two girls and one boy) trying hard to think of ways to out shoot each other. Best air gun I ever bought for the money and fun we'er having with it.
Things I liked:I've been shooting the Daisy 953 for over a year and I'm still impressed by its accuracy. The 953 shoots any pellet of reasonable quality well. I had originally intended to use the front and rear aperture sights I had purchased for the rifle, but since my off-hand shooting with a scope needed vast improvement I decided to mount the scope that came with my Crosman 1000X. I had fitted the Crosman with a Williams aperture because the scope would not hold zero on that rifle, but mounted on the 953, a pneumatic, the scope works perfectly. The 953 is not sensitive to hold and if you follow through you will see the pellet go down range. I find no difference in accuracy firing the air gun as a single shot or a repeater.
Things I would have changed:The rifle is not without faults. It is a tad too light for good off-hand shooting, its length of pull, about 12.25”, is too short for an average size adult, the trigger pull is long and spongy, and it needs something better than fiber optic sights to take full advantage of its inherent accuracy.
What others should know:Fortunately the 953's faults are easily corrected. The mounting holes for the butt plate are spaced the same as the holes used on recoil pads for shotguns and center rifles. Rather than buy a recoil pad I lengthened the stock using a scrap piece of black walnut, matching the stock's contours, to bring the length of pull to 13.25”. I improved the trigger using a modification documented on a number of web sites; bear in mind this will void the rifle's warranty. Be aware that you can set the trigger so light that it will release the sear when the bolt is closed. Be safe, a little bit of trigger slack won't hurt your shooting. Wanting a heavier rifle I purchased two additional barrel weights (the sleeve on which the front sight is mounted) from Daisy. I removed the tapered section from them and shortened the original for a total weighted section, eight inches long, that butts snugly against the fore-end of the stock. I sprayed the weights with flat black Krylon and mounted them with the dove-tails on the top of the barrel so I can switch from scope to apertures with minimal effort. I can find no difference in accuracy firing the air gun as a single shot or a repeater. The Daisy 953 is a fun gun and, with the barrel weights, scope and the walnut stock extension, it's very attractive air rifle. Don't discount it because it's inexpensive and slow. Its accuracy is not quite at a par with my vintage Walther LVG Special, but it's a close second.