Note all these rifles should have a reduced
club price to keep them below the CMP price limit of $525
The Daisy AVANTI 887 is the new rifle from Daisy which is the 888 fitted to a 753 style stock. It has a Lothar-Walther barrel that is the same as the olympic precision air rifles. This is now the gun to have.
is the 888 action mated to a 753 style laminated stock.
Retail price for these is $400. This should be the gun the
older shooters should order as it is a touch heavier than
The Daisy AVANTI 888 Medalist
is a consistently precise CO2-powered rifle designed specifically for shooters who want to test their skills in competition. The refillable 2.5 oz. CO2 cylinder, when properly filled, provides 300 shots without significant drop in muzzle velocity. Includes rail adapter. This rifle is essentially the same as the 853 (below), except for the CO2 gas system.
888 is the overwhelming choice for the Valencia County
4-H shooters. This rifle has a Retail price of $380.
more precise front and rear sights (Gamo style) are required,
these features add about another $110.
The Daisy 853 Pneumatic was, until a few years ago, the head of the class of 10-meter competition. Features a Lothar WaltherTM rifled high-grade, steel barrel that is precision bored for .177 caliber match pellets. Crowned 12 lands and grooves. Right hand twist. Also features micro-adjustable sights and a handsome, sporter-style hardwood stock. (Trigger pull is non-adjustable at about 4-5 lb. This may be legally modified, but some mechanical skills are required)
The Daisy 853CM adds a black composite 753 style stock to a 853 action, Gamo style sights, and an extra barrel weight. (Trigger pull is non-adjustable at about 4-5 lb. This may be legally modified, but some mechanical skills are required)
The Daisy 953 has a black composite stock.
853/953 series are fine shooting rifles, but are difficult
(impossible for smaller shooters) for shooters to cock
in the prone and kneeling positions. You will still see
many of these rifles in JROTC programs. You should be
able to find these rifles for under $320.
all the pnematic pump guns are very accurate, but are
difficult to cock and fire in the prone position.
For years competitive shooters excelled with the Daisy 753 pneumatic. From local matches to national competitions, require a unique combination of superior accuracy and exceptional balance. The Elite is specially designed and engineered for the intermediate competitive shooter. Dollar for dollar, it delivers more quality and accuracy than any rifle in its class.
753 is the 853 rifle with a much more efficient stock
(high cheekpiece and pistolgrip), and comes standard with
the "Gamo" style competition sight set. An excellent
rifle, but again, as a pneumatic rifle is difficult to
use in a 3-Position match.
is $379 ... suggestion: go with the 887
XSV-40 is a Compressed Air Rifle. No longer
Expect to pay between $450 and $500 used for these ...
if you can find them.
Daisy was the US importer for this CZ manufactured Air Rifle and got it approved by the 3PARC. It is a wonderful gun for smaller shooters, but it's nearly $500 price tag was pretty steep. Daisy no longer imports this rifle.
You now must keep the buttplate in the mid position as shown. (2007 rules)
The Air Arms T200 is one of the newer approved rifles. It is compressed air rifle, very similar to the XSV-40, but with non-adjustable cheekpiece and butt-plate.
This is the "new" XSV-40 style rifle. The action is the same as the XSV-40, but there are no adjustments to the stock. Just like the the XSV-40, this is a CZ manufactured rifle.
price for this rifle is $515, Retail is $525 to keep it
below CMP price limit rules.
with very cheap Chinese sights, so plan to purchase a
set of Crosman Gamos to go on this for another $100. (worth
Challenger CH 2009. Crosman is proud to
introduce to the world the latest and greatest in competition
airguns; the all new Challenger PCP. This Sporter Class
air rifle was recently reviewed by the National Three-Position
Air Rifle Council's committee and was approved as legal
for use in Sporter Class air rifle competition.
The Challenger PCP kept the adjustable stock and ambidextrous
bolt handle from the wildly popular Challenger 2000, but
now includes a patented integral locking mechanism. Additionally,
the completely re-designed feature set includes a two-stage,
match grade, adjustable trigger and a Lothar Walther barrel
for unsurpassed accuracy. The gun comes equipped with the
ability to operate on either CO2 or compressed air, using
Crosman's highly successful PCP platform.
Combine all of this with a visible pressure gauge and user
friendly loading port, and the Challenger PCP becomes a
gun that all competition shooters, young and old, can be
proficient with in any shooting event.
rifle is list at $629 which is outside of the CMP 3-P rule
nice stock adjustments .... as a matter of fact the best
of all the sporters, now uses the same Lothar-Walthers as
in the Daisy's.
is powered by Air or CO2, but you must refill quite often.
In a 3x20 event, you should make sure it is recharged before
the kneeling position.
now must keep the buttplate in the mid position(2007 rules)
EDGE has the look and feel of much more expensive
precision class air guns but is approved for the Sporter
Class and available at a Sporter price
Unique features include an ambidextrous cocking knob,
regulated air system, adjustable length of pull, cheek
piece, and forearm. It is availab with the TS1 Adaptive
airgun sight and hooded front sight.
.The EDGE is the only regulated 3P Air Rifle Council approved
Sporter Class Pre-Charged Pneumatic air rifle produced
in the USA
rifle is listed at $546 without a rear sight. Supposedly
this put it out of the Sporter price range limit imposed
by the CMP.
is powered by Air, but you must refill quite often. In
a 3x20 event, you should make sure it is recharged before
the kneeling position.
looking and very adjustable, but as of 2012 the accuracy
is a hit or miss thing. Some guns are great, but more