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RE: Daisy Avanti 853
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2009, 11:00:31 PM »
The 853 is a dryfire rifle as well.  Just open and close the bolt without pumping and you are ready to safely dryfire.  This is not a light trigger and it functions like a 2 stage so take up that slack BEFORE you are ready for the shot to break.  If you wait for when you are ready to shoot to start your trigger pull it will ruin your shot.
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RE: Daisy Avanti 853
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2009, 03:19:55 PM »
I have a question. I have been considering getting a Daisy 953. I've heard good things about the 10m accuracy with those guns. I know the velocity is pretty slow. What happens if you move the target to 25 yards? Does the accuracy go down the drain, or is it still good for paper punching?

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Re: Daisy Avanti 853
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2009, 02:50:38 PM »
Dave
x53 refers to the family; 953, 853, 753
there is also the 88x family; 888, 887  (same trigger, but co2 power plant vs SSP in the x53)

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953 beyond 10 meters
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2009, 02:57:46 PM »
Should be fine.

In general, when you go much beyond 10 meters, you should switch to a round nose pellet to maintain accuracy.  Its about aerodynamics.  At close range it doesn't matter, but it does at longer ranges.  And a wadcutter is NOT aerodynamic.
After that it becomes your skill in reading the wind.

And be aware that the trajectory may start to look like a motar.

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RE: Daisy Avanti 853
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2009, 12:49:23 AM »
Jon, I've also been thinking about getting the 953.  I think the stock is better shaped than the 853 and other than the sights the rifles appear the same.  The 853 has a Lothar Walther barrel, and I don't know anything about the barrel on the 953 but for the price of $72 from Pyramid it won't break the bank for a training rifle.  The 753 and 853 sight systems will fit on the rifle.  
The problem I've had with my 853 is that the sights run out of adjustment around 20 yds or a little less.  As bad as the trigger was, it is not bad now.  I did a little careful sanding on the sear and trigger contact area and I have been satisfied with the result.
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Dog - George, RIP

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RE: Daisy Avanti 853 w/ sling
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2009, 12:55:59 AM »
OK, Charlotte, the sling has been ordered and I may try to play with the 853 in prone position this weekend.  Are you going to post a match for 10-meter prone this weekend?

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RE: Daisy Avanti 853 w/ sling
« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2009, 01:03:20 AM »
Actually I was thinking about doing a post on the position first and give folks a chance to work out the kinks with sling issues first.  What's your feeling about the target?
Daisy 853 with apertures; FWB 300S with apertures; Mike Melick tuned B-26 and B-40.
Dog - George, RIP

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RE: Daisy Avanti 853
« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2009, 01:53:45 AM »
Was over at J's yesterday and looked at his enormouse collection but he did not mention the Avanti or Avanti's were for sale. I may have taken one home with me..:) So I am looking to by a Model 753 Elite. I think that one has the good diapler on it.
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RE: Daisy Avanti 853
« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2009, 01:54:33 AM »
Charlotte, who is CMP and how do you qualify?
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RE: Daisy Avanti 853 w/ sling
« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2009, 02:59:46 AM »
Charlotte:

If you stick to 10-meters, I can lay on the carpet, indoors and don't have to worry about the weather.  Any further and it becomes an outdoor event.  Less times when I can shoot.  Possibility of rain or bad weather.  Dirt and grass . . .

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RE: Daisy Avanti 853
« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2009, 03:18:05 AM »
Gene:

Civilian Marksmanship Program.  See:  http://www.odcmp.com/

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RE: Daisy Avanti 853
« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2009, 05:48:14 AM »
That's right Doc.  I like the 10 meter distance.  Luckily I have a big store that I can shoot 25 yds indoors,LOL.  I'd love it if someone besides me tried the 10 meter and the 50 ft. smallbore target at 10 meters and gave me some feedback on how you feel about the targets.  
Mick, could you give us a tutorial on scoring the 10 meter target?
Daisy 853 with apertures; FWB 300S with apertures; Mike Melick tuned B-26 and B-40.
Dog - George, RIP

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HEY, RJ, check this out!
« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2009, 01:31:14 PM »
Hey, Charlotte, don't the 753 and 953 share the same stock design, with the 953 being synthetic to the 753's wood?  If it's shape you're after, how about a new 753 stock for $37 plus shipping?

I posted on the Yellow looking for a 753 stock, what I got was a couple of links to possible sources.  Gun Parts Corp. has the 753 stock for $37.25 plus shipping, here's the link: http://www.gunpartscorp.com/  This would let you keep the well broken in action you have, with the better stock, and it's cheaper than the 953.  Best of all worlds :-).  I think there's going to be one on the way for my 853 soon.  Later.

Dave

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RE: HEY, RJ, check this out!
« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2009, 02:01:38 PM »
I can't find it
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Dog - George, RIP

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Re: Daisy Avanti 853
« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2009, 02:26:07 PM »
RJ
here it is
http://www.e-gunparts.com/DisplayAd.asp?chrProductSKU=529790&chrSuperSKU=&MC=
The 753 stock is the top one.  But the pix on that page is an 853 stock.