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Old 06-02-2021, 10:37 AM
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My PCP airguns are built for low power; that way, my shot count is not attenuated.

By having low power, I don't have to pump it up to maximum, as the valve can easily be opened by light hammer strikes
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Rick, I admit to not having actual experience with other than a multi-pump pneumatics....and the old bicycle pumps. I sorta remember pumping up my BSA 'English Racer' bike tires to 60psi as a youth. And I did carry that same pump on my motorcycle trips, fixing a couple flats en-route. Those bigger volume tires took a Lot more pumping to may 35psi! Just last week I hand pumped a lawn trailer tire up that was only half-flat; took more work than I really wanted but it was off-grid so no compressor. At 68 Im into "work smarter not harder" as much as possible.
I would be interested in pics/specifics in detail of your rig (maybe a new thread?) and process/results.
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Old 06-02-2021, 09:50 PM
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There is a Daisy 853 listed in our own classified ads.
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No, it is sold

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Silly question from a (relative) FNG; What are the requirements to get one of the CMP refurbished Daisy air rifles? Is being an NRA member qualification enough?
(I seem to be having difficulty finding the info on the CMP website.)

Thanks.....Roger
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Old 06-10-2021, 09:52 PM
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There are no 'requirements'. Go to the website, make an order. Or call.
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Old 06-10-2021, 11:09 PM
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Really?! I must have misinterpreted this line from the website.

"Sales are restricted to members of CMP affiliated clubs only (must provide membership card or have card on file). "

That suggests one needs to be a member of some organization, but it doesn't ask for that info on the order form.

Ok, then......I'll send them a form and some money.

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I should have never got rid of my Daisy 853! Bought it new, was a cream puff, but....I thought I wanted something bigger, heavier, faster, etc. Well, hey, Im an American male, what can I say.
Imo, the 25ish # of cocking force is a nice limit for long, fun sessions, get up to 35# plus and Not So Much.
The sgl stroke pneumatic is just, plain Sweet. Piston guns are, um, special, alternating between rewarding and frustrating..... Fwiw, I still have 3.
One is a version of the post WWII Diana 27; only available used, look em up online to see they are pretty much universally praised. Im looking for the D-27 with the '3-ball trigger' branded as Diana, Winchester or Hi-Score.
Ive not had an HW30/Beeman R7, expect I would like it.
Since I am an old guy now and the 'fun' of cocking a hard to cock spring-piston gun is over I am certain that manually pumping up a PCP is OUT of contention.
Just order the Daisy 853 with the MC stock. You will have little spent for a user friendly air rifle that doesnt take a new learning curve to shoot well.
Yes I would second the Wierauch HW30/ Beeman R7 this is a fabulous rifle it may not be particularly powerful but it is incredibly accurate. I used to shoot 10 meter air rifle with it and had a set of Anschutz peep sights and it would easily keep up and sometimes beat the high end PCP's such as Hammerli's and Feinwerkbau's

Built like an Anschutz, no plastic anywhere

My friend cyclops joe did a review and he explains it well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByaMaWC5bCg
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Late to the party here but a QB78 as imported by Beeman in any one of the numerous variations is hard to beat in this price range.

I've owned mine so long I've forgotten how many pellets I've shot through it w/o the first problem. I have switched out a few parts, but that's the charm.
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You can get one of these for under $50.
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The best $100 (and change) I've ever bought. Got two of them. CMP 853s...

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This one looks quite good for the price.
https://www.airgunsofarizona.com/spr...ir-rifle-wood/
Or look for a barrel cocker by HW.

I have a 45 year old FWB 124, but even back then I think I paid about $150 give or take a bit for it.and Just had it reworked due to a badd piston seal.

I within the last year bought a Diana side cocker and a HW under lever, but cocking effort is much greater than on my old FWB so it still sees the most use. I have it set up with a Williams receiver sight and accuracy and power is still fantastic for a little .177 sporter type rifle.
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Too that is out of stock
Wish they would give the cocking effort in the specs, too.
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Daisy 880
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Really?! I must have misinterpreted this line from the website.

"Sales are restricted to members of CMP affiliated clubs only (must provide membership card or have card on file). "

That suggests one needs to be a member of some organization, but it doesn't ask for that info on the order form.

Ok, then......I'll send them a form and some money.

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That requirement is only for firearms, the kind that burn powder.
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