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|Max Velocity||750 fps|
|Cocking Effort||36 lbs.|
|Front Sight||Fiber Optic|
|Rear Sight||Fiber Optic|
|Scopeable||Weaver & 11mm dovetails|
|Suggested for||Small game hunting/plinking|
Things I liked: very accurate... very well made - manufacturing tolerances in areas you can see / handle is really nice...
Things I would have changed: Quite heavy... this gun is not for toting long distances into the woods! I somewhat regret not finding a similar gun but about 3-4 pounds lighter - IF something like that even exists in this price range / quality / style...
What others should know: I purchased this model after having considered several other brands / styles - but after using Pyramyd's on-line customer service chat, settled on this model. First off - the customer service guys that i chatted with were AWESOME... very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. A GREAT on-line shopping experience... Everything they ended up telling me was 100% accurate. After receiving it, I got the gun dialed in at 25 yards within about 20 shots (using a different scope from the one which came with the package - FYI I put the supplied scope on my son's "much lighter" BB gun and got IT dialed in within about 5 shots!). The online guys recommended JSB match diablo 18 gr round nose pellets, and predator polymag 16gr pointed - BOTH are very accurate. Ultimately - if you are shopping for this style / price point / etc - and understand the weight of this gun (which is VERY comparable to other similar guns) - I am convinced you can't go wrong here...!
Things I liked: Hard hitting in .25, and extremely accurate - I replaced the included scope with a Leapers 9x40, and the combo works well for me. I also used it with open sights for a few days, and it was really nice - I was tempted to leave the scope off! My only other big springer is an RWS mod 34 in .22, and the Hatsan NPSS feels like a great leap forward in technology. It's a lot quieter, and has less recoil snap than the (very nice) Diana. It was somewhat hard to cock at first, but after a few hundred shots it seems to be broken in and happy. It's relaxing, and easy to shoot all afternoon. I've been running The Excite 24.54g Coppa pellets with good results. I don't have many other guns in its class to compare this to, so my opinion is only worth so much. That said, I feel like I got an incredible value for my money, I love using this gun, and I'm always impressed by how much power it puts down.
Things I would have changed: It seems heavy. The gun alone weighs 9+ lbs, 2lbs less than my RWS. Not much of a difference on paper, but you notice it when you pick it up. I wish they offered it in a 'no scope included' version for a few bucks less, it's a shame to take a scope off a brand new rifle and just put it aside or bin it.
What others should know: I don't own a lot of air rifles, so my opinion may only be worth so much. Before I bought this, my goto for 20 years was a Sheridan CB9 in .20, I only picked up the RWS 34 in the last few years. When I bought the Hatsan, it blew my mind compared to these older models. My first camping trip with it was in snow, and it seems completely insensitive to outside temperature. At $349, I don't think you can lose. If you don't like the included scope, take it off and use it with open sights for a few days! Overall a wonderful product, well built and also well supported by Pyramyd.
Things I liked: hits hard and its quiet! gas piston is the bomb...
Things I would have changed: the instructions need a little upgrade and of course the scope and the bi-pod are a joke. striped the screw hole on butt plate while adding layers. be careful the plastic will not tolerate over-tightening.
What others should know: be careful of backstop. scope wasn't sighted and i blew a nice 25 cal hole in my crappy old garage door! lol
whats the deal with the nitro piston seal is it bad to blow them??
It would be bad to blow any seal.
Will Leapers Tactical Bipod Swivel Mount screw onto the front sling mount of this rifle
Do you have a part number for the mount?
whats the fpe thats the sell point
Depends on the caliber. The .25 can get over 30 FPE at the muzzle depending on the pellet used.
|Max Velocity||750 fps|