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New Airgun Shooter
« on: February 18, 2021, 07:36:27 AM »
I've been shooting for over 60 years, but just got my first air rifle - a used CMP 853C.
I've shot competitively for the first half of my life, mostly smallbore on both civilian and military teams.
The only thing I don't shoot is shotgun.
My oldest firearm is a 1953 manufacture Winchester 75 Target model given to me by my older brother, which I still shoot.
My newest is the Daisy 853C.  I have a lot in between, both rifle and handgun.
I'm very much looking forward to the new sport of airgun shooting. I'm more interested in the X ring than soda cans, but I do love to plink.
I live in Delaware where any airgun caliber larger than .177 is illegal. Those of you who live in a free state, count your blessings.


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Re: New Airgun Shooter
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2021, 11:37:28 AM »
Welcome aboard.

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Re: New Airgun Shooter
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2021, 09:01:09 AM »
Welcome. I’ve eye balled the 853 a few for a plinker. I’ve read they’re pretty accurate.
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Re: New Airgun Shooter
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2021, 09:18:11 AM »
Welcome. I’ve eye balled the 853 a few for a plinker. I’ve read they’re pretty accurate.

Yes, they have a reputation of being quite accurate.  Sadly, due to several reasons beyond my control I've not had the opportunity yet to try mine out for accuracy.  Soon, very soon.
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