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Average Customer Review4.5 (9 reviews)
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Things I liked:Everything! This is my third .25 cal rifle and am impressed all around. Right out of the box, with stock sights, the accuracy is unreal at 30-35 yards. Mounted and zeroed the scope in under ten shots. For a model that claims to max at 650 fps, in this caliber, it still packs a punch. Very suitable for small game hunting. The trigger is an absolute dream! With only minor adjustments, it it set exactly how I prefer. The break action on the barrel is smooth and surprisingly (to me) was not very hard at all to fully cock. The fact that it is not a spring and performs better than one just tops it off. Overall the rifle has a good feel to it, is highly addictive to shoot, and would definitely purchase again.
Things I would have changed:I have read and heard the complaints about the scope, mounts, sling, and bi-pod. I'm not too concerned about any of that, more so the rifle itself. However, the scope (albeit not top of the line) works just fine and have had no problems after a tin and a half of pellets. No broken rings or damage to the scope. The bi-pod and sling, again is not top of the line, but do exactly what they should. For the rifle, I would not make any changes.
What others should know:If you are on Pyramid Air's website and wondering if they are a reputable business or are hesitant to order from them, don't worry! My first purchase with Pyramid Air dates back probably close to ten years now. I was having trouble deciding on a particular model to buy and ended up speaking to the owner himself. Joshua spent a considerable amount of time on the phone helping with my purchase. You will not find the great level of customer service you do at Pyramid anywhere else. Always friendly, always helpful, and always willing to go the extra mile. Throw in fair pricing, super speed order processing and shipping.. What is there to question? Repeat, loyal, extremely happy customer here. Keep up the great work and thank you!
Things I liked: This Gun is Awesome. In my opinion if you ahve a budget of 200 hundred max you should open it up just a little more but that just me. The quattro trigger is the best out of the box compared to the to6...or others..way better than the standard crosman. The velocity is also nice. My gun is in .177 cal. Im using JSB Exact Monsters .177 grns and there shooting tthem with 17fpe. Thats hard for a .177 gun. I also shoot open sights as I have not decided what scope to mount on this gun. But the groups are also great. @ 20 yards my groups are 1/4-1/2" which is good enough for me.
Things I would have changed: Id take the bipod off..maybe it wont be a sniper anymore. but seriously i would and add the cost difference to make the 3-9x32 scope AO.
What others should know: Dont use light pellets. I mean begin to start testing something that weighs at least 9 grns. I started at 10 and tried to find the best.
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.