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Average Customer Review5 (83 reviews)
Things I liked:ACCURACY ACCURACY ACCURACY. ease of use. the fact that the mags can hold 5 pellets.
Things I would have changed:Maybe make the rifle more powerful, but for $100, with the quality of this rifle, its definitely worth the price!
What others should know:At about 20-25 yards I was shooting at a piece of paper I had nailed to a tree. I had forgot to draw a target on it (yea I know I'm cheap). So without any sort of target I aimed at the nail that was holding it (which for reference, was a small picture hanging nail nothing too large). Unfortunately this cut my shooting that day short as I "nailed" the nail and the paper fell down, and the nail was nowhere to be found. And mind you, I have not adjusted the sights at all since I received the rifle!
Things I liked:The 953 is quiet, has no recoil, and is very, very accurate. I can shoot one inch groups at 40 feet with the fiber optic sights. I thought about adding a scope but am enjoying the challenge of open sights. The fiber optic sights look cool and are easy to get on target.
Things I would have changed:Add a little more power, barely dents a soup can at 40 feet.
What others should know:Initially I was had some difficulty getting pellets to stay in the magazine and not fall out or jam when advancing. I switched to RWS pellets and made sure the skirt was flush with the magazine and it is working fine now. I am enjoying plinking and target shooting and going through pellets faster than ever before. I see no reason to spend 3X the money for the 853. I also own a Gamo Hornet and Crosman 2240 with shoulder stock. Both are scoped. I like shooting the 953 the best.
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!