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Average Customer Review4.5 (97 reviews)
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Things I liked:Solid Synthetic stock. Indexed magazines work very well with the right pellets. Single pump makes for a fast five shot string once you get the rhythm going. Very accurate at 12 Meters. 5 shots under a penny. Great for teaching youth marksmanship at summer camp.
Things I would have changed:The original sights aren't good. The front post is okay but a little wide, while the rear fiber green dots are spaced far to far apart to give you any accuracy. You can get a new $129 package with auxiliary peep sights you install yourself. I recommend that. They install on the front and rear dovetail rails. Since I got mine used with the junky sights I removed them and put an old 3-9X32 Tasco scope that works pretty well.
What others should know:My regular go to pellets for my break barrels do not work in this gun. I found some .177 8.0 gr. Ruger hollow points that I can't find anywhere now, but they are the best pellets that I have tried. They look the same as H & N 7.1 gr. Hollow Points.
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.
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