Date: 19/9/2017 20:29

Customer Reviews by James from USA

Hatsan 125 Air Rifle, Black Stock, Vortex Piston

Hatsan 125 Air Rifle, Black Stock, Vortex Piston Air rifle
Review entered on 2013-05-20 19:24:47

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By James from USA on 2013-05-20
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3.01 rating

Things I liked: Had this rifle for a bit over 2 weeks now, and i was very impressed with it. Very hefty, but the trigger makes all the difference. The trigger is smooth and crisp breaking, it is still maybe around the 4-5 lb mark, but its adjusted all the way, may look into replacing the adjustment screws later down the road(someone else mentioned using a bit longer screw helped his a lot). Prior to this rifle, the only other rifle i have to compare it with is a Daisy 1000s .177 caliber. This is also the first .22 caliber pellet gun i've owned, after about a week before ordering this one, i was tossed between a .22 or a .25. After weighing the two pro's and con's(con being that the .25 caliber i would have to order pellets, whereas the 22 i could get locally)i opted on the 22. Figured it would be 'enough' pellet gun for the time being. And it is powerful. At 52 yards i put a pellet through a soda bottle filled with water, and through an aresol can at 45 yards using Crossman hollow tipped pellets. Accuracy is very good too,typical groups at 20-ish yards are nickel sized with the occasional flyer(either a blemished pellet or me). Basically i purchased this to help my trigger cravings due to rimfire ammo shortages, and also for neighbor friendly back yard shooting, and not regretting it one bit.

Things I would have changed: Guess the main thing i would change if possible was the weight. It is a rather heavy rifle, nearly 10 lbs i think.. also the scope that comes with it isn't the greatest, but it does do the 'job'.... will be trying diffent optics as time(and money) allows...

What others should know: If you are in the market for a new pellet gun, this one is very much worth a look. I have no regrets at all in getting it. I did have the 10-for-10 done just for peace of mind, and the velocity seemed to average around the 840 fps mark with a lead pellet. Can't wait to take it squirrel hunting one day, i'm sure it will do just fine. I recall another review saying it does get quieter while breaking it in, i've only put about 250 or so pellets through it so far, and i have noticed the sound level dropping some, it is quiter than my springer Daisy 1000...One last thing i would recommend as some others have, use a thread locker on anything that could turn. After about 20-30 shots i noticed one of the adjustment screws on the trigger dissappeared. Luckily it was one that wasn't too important in the grand scheme of things, actually, turning out that particular screw helped decreases the force to pull the trigger in the 1st stage. Hats off to Hatson!! :)