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Average Customer Review4.5 (15 reviews)
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Things I liked:for this price, the platform is good. Weight is ok. This rifle can be multipurpose or specific. I use it for 10 meter indoor range. It is quiet and easy to cock. Length of pull is fair for an adult (me). The barrel is well made which means accuracy is very good.
Things I would have changed:The open sight is poor quality. I will upgrade using an ADE adjustaable iron sight front and rear.The diopter sight set included looks Chinese made and is not match grade. I would upgrade to a scope. The trigger and bolt is plastic. I would change to a resin for smoother action.
What others should know:The 953 is the economy model,very basic. I use a mid 7 grain wadcutter on my range but this will throw light and heavy (8 grain) pellets well enough. For me, it is a solid practice 10 meter air rifle. I compare it to my Anshultz match rifle and I find it performs pretty close but is not a match gun. This is a good deal.
Things I liked:Great value for the money. Easy to cock. A great training gun for adult or supervised youngster.
Things I would have changed:The trigger is o.k. but if you are going to get serious, you'll want a better trigger. For the price though, you cannot expect a match grade trigger.
What others should know:If you want the best accuracy use match grade pellets. So far this one likes Avanti Diablo, but I have not tried a wide variety. So far the best 10 meter score I have shot is a 94 from the standing position out of a 100 possible. It's a great starter gun before you decide to move up.
Things I liked:the exact same set up as the higher end models but without the Lothar Walther barrel. Ease of changing various parts. A good feel to it. The hollow stock holds my cleaning kit perfectly. The target sight is ok for this level. Quiet for indoor shooting.
Things I would have changed:A weight to fit on the inside of the butt plate, the balance is a bit light on the butt end. The trigger and bolt are plastic which is ok but maybe resin instead. The target sight aperture is small for rifle work. I probably will change out to a peep later.
What others should know:This is a great little practice rifle. I use it as a 10 meter gun for my indoor range. The accuracy is pretty good but keeping the bore clean brings improvement. I use clean pellets. Some of the lesser expensive ones are pretty dirty out of the tin. The plastic globe sight is ok but looks flimsy. At this price, it is a good deal.