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Daisy Match Grade Avanti 853

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The classic NRA Junior competition rifle! Ideal for shooters 16 and up (with adult supervision) to learn to shoot in 10-meter competition. Daisy's Match Grade Avanti 853 Legend has a sporter hardwood stock that's capped with a removable buttpad to allow for the included insert spacers to adjust the length of pull for the shooter's size.

Most impressive is the crowned Lothar Walther barrel. It's precision-bored for .177 match pellets, has 12 lands and grooves, and a right-hand twist. The front sight has interchangeable aperture inserts, and the rear sight is micrometer adjustable. The included sling will also help the shooter steady the rifle. The 853 Legend is so accurate that most shooters will not outgrow the rifle's potential. Although official competition rules do not allow scopes, the rifle has a dovetail scope mount in the diecast receiver in the event you want to use this rifle for shooting other targets or just for fun.

Click the Ammo link for our list of suggested pellets. Find official NRA 10-meter targets, safety glasses and other gear by clicking the Accessories link.
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Caliber0.177" (4.5mm)
Max Velocity510 fps
Barrel Length20.88"
Overall Length38.5"
Shot Capacity1
Cocking Effort25 lbs.
Front SightGlobe w/Aperture Inserts
Rear SightMicrometer adjustable
Scopeable11mm dovetail
Suggested forCompetition
Trigger Pull6.0 lbs
PowerplantSingle-stroke pneumatic
Fixed/adj. powerFixed
Weight5.5 lbs
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By Thomas from USA on 2016-05-19
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Things I liked: After cleaning the barrel, oiling the flat pad, and sighing in with a inexpensive 4x BSA scope, I shot about 150 shots. I then chronied the gun with RWS R10's Match @ 7.0 gr. Average was 477 f/s, with a SD of 3.2 for 32 shots. I have no problem with these numbers on this match rifle. I had no problems with the trigger on this gun; it's not a match grade trigger you would get on a $3000 match rifle, but it's quite good. I own no PCP's but this rifle is the most accurate of my 20+ springers and CO2 guns in my collection, even more than my ProSport or my Hammerli 850 or my HW30 or my Walther Lever Action which are also very accurate.

Things I would have changed: I would have like some kind of checkering on the grip behind the trigger. Also it feels a bit thick to my size large hands.

What others should know: This is a very, very accurate gun at 10 meters as most other reviewers have said. It's very capable of putting five shots in the same, slightly larger hole. This is not a powerful rifle meant for pest dispatch or shooting heavy, metal reactive targets. Always clean the barrel of a new gun first thing.


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By Donald from USA on 2016-05-06
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Things I liked: Very Accurate!

Things I would have changed: Nothing.


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By Donald from USA on 2016-03-18
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Things I liked: I wanted an accurate rifle with a nice trigger and peep sight for use on an in door 10 meter and that is what I got. It is way more accurate than my eyes are and easy to cock.

Things I would have changed: I am a big guy, so I fumble a bit loading ammunition. I also want to extend the stock further than I can with the extensions that came with the rifle.

What others should know: This is a very nice entry level "serious" air rifle for 10 meter ranges.

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  • Tom from USA asked:

    Do you need the SINGLE SHOT ADAPTER to load pellet or can you just stick a pellet in breach?

    • Richelle from USA:

      A single shot adapter is not required to load pellets in this airgun.

Item Description

DY853 [PY-145-409]
10-meter competition rifle. Includes sling and removable buttpad with insert spacers.
Caliber0.177" (4.5mm)
Max Velocity510 fps