by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier
This report covers:
- Shooting with a scope
- The test
- RWS Superdomes
- H&N Field Target Trophy with 5.53mm head
- H&N Sniper Light
- Last pellet — Baracuda with 5.50mm head
- Summary and evaluation
Today we see how accurate the new Hatsan Sortie pistol is at 25 yards. Remember, this is a true semiautomatic .22-caliber air pistol that looks ideal for hunting.
Shooting with a scope
Several readers wondered how the pistol could be held to shoot with a rifle scope attached. I said I didn’t want to try a pistol scope and readers know the eye relief with a rifle scope is about three inches or less, so how can that work? I promised to show you in this report, so let’s do that now.
I mounted a UTG 10X44 Mini SWAT scope on the Sortie. That scope is either discontinued or out of stock, but it looks quite similar to the UTG 10X50 SWAT scope. All the features are identical.