Written on: 01/07/2012 by Browning_Grandmaster (1 review written)
I am a very well known shooter and I would recommend this gun to anyone...I put a Leupold Mk4 Mildot scope on this gun and have shot targets at 375yds. This gun can take down any animal in the world (given the right shooter.) I have shot many .50 cals and would recommend this beautiful gun over a .50 (the .50s dont shoot like butter, the daisy Avanti does...) (read more)
Written on: 30/06/2012
I traded a break-barrel air rifle for this used Avanti 853. Could not get the break-barrel to shoot consistenly accurate groups. The Avanti was easy to zero in and I'm now getting 3 shot groups touching at 10 meters. This is an underlever single pump action. Very easy to cock, but watch out you fingers don't get pinched. Loading the pellets in the small chamber was difficult at first, and could be tricky for those with large fingers. Once you get the hang of it, its fine. I set up a... (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2009 by Shakker (2 reviews written)
It seems to me a bit like an accurate model of the red ryder. I used this daisy avanti 853 gun in camp and hit every target, or pingpong ball etc... Then I brought my red ryder to camp and tried and got near the same results. I think it packs a bit more of a punch, saying this by expiernce from shooting myself in the foor, and GETTING shot by a red ryder. (read more)
Written on: 29/01/2008 by bobtodrick
After a hiatus of 15 years I've decided to get back into shooting. In the mid 80's/early 90's I competitively shot rimfire but gave it up when my career got too hectic.
This Christmas I gave my 7 year old a Red Ryder and within a day dad was hooked too.
So off to the store to find something that would suit me. The 853c seemed to do the trick...reviews said it was highly accurate and it wouldn't break the bank. I don't know if I want to get involved with competitive shooting,... (read more)
Written on: 13/10/2007 by Yellow13
I don't own one, but i have one assigned to me. The first day i got the rifle in my competition team, it was an older model. It wasn't sighted to me, and it was not adjusted to the way i needed, but i was still shooting and getting good scores. This is truly a great competition rifle, and i am looking to buy one to practice with.
Once i got it sighted correctly, and adjusted to my needs, the rifle is a dream. I've fired several hundred rounds, and it is still shooting just as... (read more)
Written on: 25/01/2007 by noobshootermike (1 review written)
I used this gun with my squadran of cadets and although it was my first time i was amazed by the accuracy entailed in the making of this gun by my 15 th shot i could group 5 pelets in a 2.5 cm circle ( this is on my first day!) i have to say the trigger pull is a bit long so you need to count on being able to hold your breath for at least 15 seconds to keep the gun steady while your fingers work on getting the trigger all the way back but with a little practice you can become a first class... (read more)
Written on: 18/06/2005 by micbur54 (1 review written)
This Daisy Avanti 853 Legend is my first adult air rifle and I love it. After I sighted my scope in the groupings are nice. Also loved service from Pyramyd Air. Ordered tuesday night got it friday. (read more)
Written on: 09/05/2005 by Mr Christopher (1 review written)
This Daisy Avanti 853 Legend is the first air gun I have ever owned and I bought it based on several online reviews (including ones here). I had expected to get an air rifle with a tough trigger but maybe I got lucky, my trigger is very nice, probaby near 3 Lb pull and it is very quiet to shoot.
I called and spoke with Daisy and they said the trigger tollerance from the factory could be anywhere between 3-6 Lbs so it's a luck of the draw as to how your trigger will feel.
At least one... (read more)
Written on: 04/10/2004 by HBOWalker (1 review written)
The Daisy Avanti 853 Legend is an excellent little air rifle. I have been shooting all sorts of guns and air rifles for much of my life, but I was first introduced to the 853 when I made the final cut for the local JROTC rifle team last month. It's simply a joy to shoot, and I have never been much of an airgun fan. A brand new one will be somewhat pricey, but if you are interested in 10 meter/33 foot competition or you just want a quality shooter to start with, this rifle would be a good... (read more)
Written on: 30/08/2004 by Bill
Bought my 853 Avanti from Airgun Express for $180. The order arrived in about 5 days. At that price one cannot expect perfection or the highest quality construction. Some of the plastic such as the butt plate extensions detract from what otherwise looks like a real, quality firearm. I'm 5 ft 8 inches tall and used two of the 3 butt plate extensions for a comfortable fit.
The plastic peep sight is very functional and I got it zeroed at 10 meters in just a few shots. It's a precise sight in... (read more)
Written on: 22/01/2004 by carlnusa (1 review written)
This is an entirely different rifle than the Powerline series of Daisy rifle and is intended for the beginning competitive shooter at 10 meters. We use these as training rifles and in 4H competition. They are capable of one ragged hole groups. (read more)
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