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By Zeuskiller from USA on 2013-06-12 17:29:42Things I liked:Ok. The rain was short lived so I made it out to the range.This gun was almost dead on out of the box! I only shot today @ 25yds,Open sights,With a rest. Im not a fan of fiber optic sights,But these are bearable,Not to bright or large that they block your target.I was shooting with .22 cal H&N Barracuda match pellets.Shooting on the rest it only took me 3 clicks on the windage and it was dead on.A real tackdriver! Recoil was almost un noticable,The bolt action is smooth,The rotary clip was a little finnicky at first(Prob because its new) But after 5-6 clip changes it became alot easier to load and unload. I really love this gun!My only concern is the pellets dont seat real snug so I would be careful if you preload the xtra clip and store it in the but stock that they do not come loose.The buttstock clip storage is nice tho. Of course different pellets may fit a bit more snug,But I only tried the HN Cudas today.I was surprised at how loud this was considering its firing subsonic,So It's definetly NOT a Backyard shooter.
Things I would have changed:Nothing so far.
What others should know:This is my very first PCP and im addicted now! I guess I was always afraid to try one because of hand pumping and the cost of using a tank as another option.I purchased the air venturi pump and it was very easy to use and went without a hitch.I WILL be buying a tank to make the fills faster tho. If your like I was and not sure if you want to venture into the PCPs,,,DO IT! Im sold! Thank's again PA!!
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By Barry from USA on 2013-07-26 23:32:40Things I liked:Beautiful and awesome looking rifle. I give it 5 stars for its looks. But things go down hill from there for me. I do like the 13 round mag, it gives you time to get comfortable with your shooting, before reloading. But one mag I have to turn manually after a 100+ rounds. The other mag works fine. loading the pellets, they have to be fully seated or else the rifle will jam. My son's Benjamin Marauder loads easy and does not jam. The rifle is very accurate at 25 yards and today I shot at 85 yards (285 feet)with a new scope. A Nikon P-223. It took 4 or 5 shots to get lined up with the bulls eye. The BM is just as accurate.
Things I would have changed:The sling attachment should be changed to a standard American sling attachment. I did put a quality bipod on. But I had to put it behind the sling attachment. The rifle would be more stable if the bipod was farther up front. Quality of the mag needs improvement. Also it's hard to buy extra mags at this time. Now, how about a manual for this rifle? They gave me an incomplete manual for a different rifle. A lot of what I am saying is because I am comparing it with what you get with the BM. This is how stupid I am about this rifle. I couldn't figure out how to put air in it. I was set up with a shoebox for the BM. 2 days later I figured out that I needed an adapter for the shoebox (air venturi male). Just another delay (weather, neighbors, and stupidity). They say it's a high quality trigger? I question that, because mine would lock up and when you let go if you touched the trigger again it would fire (dangerous). Loctite helped this problem. But the trigger is still not as smooth as the BM. Maybe with some fine adjustments and some more Loctite I'll be able to get it to match the BM. This rifle is loud (5). I did buy an "air stripper" from a different website. The idea of the air stripper is to align the pellet from air turbulence when leaving the barrel. But it does quiet it down to about a 3 from a 5. Does it make it more accurate? I'm not sure. I would have to switch back and fore with the original attachment to find out. Maybe if I'm bored enough some day I'll try it out.
What others should know:If your thinking about getting into PCP rifles I would recommend to start with a BM, shoebox and an air bottle. With that stuff you can go out into the woods or go to a rifle range and shoot off a couple of hundred rounds before you will need a refill. You will definitely become a better shooter faster, then if you go to the rifle range with a high caliber rifle (cost of ammo, so less shooting). The reason is cost and availability of ammo these days. There is not much difference between bulk .22 caliber and high quality pellets at 50 yards. Except the pellets are a lot less expensive. I expect that when my son reaches my age that the Hatsan will still be in good working order. Quality is no problem, except for the mag.
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