Where can I find instructions on proper maintanence on this gun? The supplied manual only says it has to be lubricated, but doesn't say how or with what.
http://www.pyramydair.com/blog/2006/01/cleaning-airgun-barrels-the-stuff-you-need-to-know/ I would suggest reading this blog post and keep the outside of the gun wiped down with a good light oil to prevent rust.
Can the 95 be converted to a gas ram?
I'm betting they are, but which spring strength and length to get I can't say for sure since I don't have this gun, but no doubt a standard Crosman nitro spring. You'd need to do some mods, and maybe a Crosman part or two will make it easier. Imo I don't think it's worth the effort because the existing coil spring can be made to feel, sound and shoot like a nitro if you're willing to do a little work. It's probably easier than installing a nitro, and certainly more reliable and cheaper. These guns should also have a new main seal and buttons installed, plus lots of other little mods can be done while it's apart. chevota at hotmail for an info pkg of all that, just tell me what gun and what you're after and I'll send it.
Sadly we do not have a conversion kit for them at this time, but the Vortex gas ram version is available. You may want to contact Hatsan USA about whether or not they can convert existing model 95's.
What's the most accurate pellet in this rifle in .25 besides any pointed ones and what size groupings do they give?
I would recommend the JSB King's at 25.4 grains. Group size will vary from gun to gun and shooter to shooter and of course be dependent on distance.
Should I buy a new rear sight or front sight for this rifle, and which should I buy?
Personally, I found the open sights adequate. I would recommend upgrading the scope over the open sights. Something with an Adjustable Objective (AO) would be a good upgrade.
What's the best scope to add to this rifle?
I would suggest SCP-U394AOIED [PY-A-5312]
What is the cocking effort? I sometimes do a lot of shooting per session.
35 to 40 pounds
Is the barrel brass?
No, it's steel.
How do you maintain it?
Here's a link for the manual on pyramyd: http://cdn.pyramydair.com/site/manuals/break_barrel_air_rifles_manual_2010_en.pdf
Does this gun have the scope mount retainer pin hole in the barrel to keep the scope from moving back after shooting ?
how loud is the gun
I have since shot some targets with the neighbors outside. They were 150 ft away and were not bothered at all. Great rifle.
I own the Hatsan 95 .177 too and have shot it at point blank range next to my iPad at about three inches. Using a decibel app I consistently get 90db. I have also stood on my neighbors patio 100 feet away as a friend fired it to give it a "listen" test. It sounded like some one hit a 2x4 with a hammer with a medium blow.
We do not have a decible rating on the 95 but I would say it is a bit louder. If you have neighbors close by or need something quieter, look at the model 85 sniper.
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