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Things I liked:It's light, has excellent power for pest control, is very quiet with good accuracy, and does exactly what it says it will do as long as I do my part. I also like the trigger. My 85 vortex has next to no creep and has a crisp trigger break.
Things I would have changed:For the money, I wouldn't change a thing.
What others should know:As far as I know, the 85 makes no pretense at being a long range shooter -- and (so far) I've kept my distances between 20 and 35 yards. At these distances it produces plenty of power to take out some substantial pests, to include raccoons, and its accuracy for pest control, in my opinion, has been exceptional. Except for a quick sighting-in session with a scope, I haven't done any bench-rest shooting as of yet -- though I believe this is quite an accurate rifle for any purpose within reasonable distances for its power. I can't take all the credit though. The combination of a UTG Bugbuster scope on an Accushot offset ring mount (my idea) places the scope at the perfect eye relief level for me and gives quick target acquisition without adding a lot of weight to the rifle. And it's quiet. My sound meter measures shots at mostly under 68 dB - though, I do shoot in a heavily wooded area and the large trees may be absorbing some of the sound. Do I like this rifle? Definitely. And given my experience to date with this particular one would I recommend it to others? Absolutely. Why? Because it does the job I bought it to do. I should add that I rarely write reviews and have no affiliation whatsoever with Hatsan or Pyramid Air in any way. I'm just an average guy who likes air guns and am more than satisfied with the 85 Vortx. Maybe I just got a good one. But, I'll definitely be keeping an eye on other Hatsan products in the future.
Things I liked:Solid construction...makes Gamo Silent Stalker seem like a toy. Trigger good for this price point. POWERFUL.
Things I would have changed:Avoid frustration and wasted pellets...forget the included scope and rings, IMO JUNK! Still trying to tame the fierce recoil (I thought gas pistons were smoother than springers.)I took scope and mount from RWS 350 Mag and mounted it and it wouldn't hold alignment.
What others should know:Still looking for mount/scope combo that will work with this as I believe the potential accuracy is there and open sights are too course for humane shots on game past 30 yards. Will file further comments when I get other mounting.
Things I liked:The rifle is especially accurate. With JSB Diabolo Exact Kings, I get average 5-shot groups of .75" at about 40 yards, and groups of .5" at about 25 yards. I have used the rifle to kill 2 doves, with first shot kills. The adjustable trigger is fairly easy to adjust and breaks reliably, lending to accuracy. The open sights are fairly easy to adjust as well.
Things I would have changed:The scope mounts that came with the rifle are junk. They should not even be used. When tightened down, the scope visibly sits off to the left of the rifle's centerline when viewed from above. Point of impact and ability to adjust the scope suffered as a result.
What others should know:I would definitely buy another one of these in a different caliber, if I purchased another air rifle. It's a bit heavy, but the sling mounts and included sling hold the weight fairly well.