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 Post subject: Diopter sights
PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:02 pm 
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I currently have a 953 Avanti with diopter sights that were supplied with the rifle. Is there any reason to upgrade the sights to lets say a set from an Airforce Edge or is the only advantage in adjustability, once set accurately they stay set and need little if any adjustment for the 10 meter shooting that I do. Just wondering, or would the money be better spent on another rifle?


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 Post subject: Re: Diopter sights
PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:12 pm 
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If you have the Avanti Diopter sights, they are good enough. Mines had held zero over many years. I wouldn't spend money for sights that costs many times over the rifle's price.

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 Post subject: Re: Diopter sights
PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:14 pm 
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The Daisy 853 and Daisy Avanti 753 come standard with diopter sights. The Daisy 953 has standard sights, usually fiber optic. If it is a 953 that you have, it usually sells for $70ish on sale to $100 plus a little more. I'd be happy with a 953 with diopter sights and consider other rifles to spend my money on.


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 Post subject: Re: Diopter sights
PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:45 pm 
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Once zeroed, your zeroed with diopter sights. Listen to Tony! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Diopter sights
PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:47 pm 
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Agreed ..... We have 10 year old Avanti and Gamo Diopters on 853's and other Air-rifles.....and other that the odd Biathlon Accident ....dropped and skied over at -30.... they work fine.

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 Post subject: Re: Diopter sights
PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:31 pm 
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I have the basic Gehmann adjustable iris on a couple of my guns. It's pretty nice to have if you shoot under different lighting conditions. The Daisy/Gamo diopter's iris uses the same thread so it is an upgrade to consider. I got most of mine from Cibles and they start around $80.


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 Post subject: Re: Diopter sights
PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:43 pm 
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Thanks for the advise, I'll spend some time on the Avanti trigger and see if I can smooth it out a bit, after many thousand rounds its still rough. I'm sure I've seen fixes for this on this forum. Thanks again
John


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 Post subject: Re: Diopter sights
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Open the trigger assembly and see if the sear and contact points are rough. Give it a nice polish and some grease.

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