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Hatsan 87 QE Vortex Reviews

Hatsan 87 QE Vortex Air Rifle

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:

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By Mike from USA on 2015-09-16 15:23:32

Things I liked:

A solid close range garden defender. I bought this rifle with hopes it would be a quiet, accurate, short length rifle I can shoot in my backyard without drawing attention. It definitely fit the bill. Build quality is nice, comb is excellent. I tested accuracy after 200 shots. Setup was 15 yards on a bag with a UTG red dot sight. For lead I tested the JSB Jumbo 13.43, Crosman Premier Hollow Point and H&N Sniper Light. For alloy I tested the H&N Barracuda Green and the H&N Field Target Trophy Green. The JSB Jumbo 13.43 made a shotgun pattern and just never grouped well. The Crosman made sub-quarter size groups but fit very tight and awkward in the breech. The H&N Sniper Light were the best shooting with consistent dime sized groups. The H&N Field Trophy Green were on par with the Sniper Light in accuracy but much faster and a bit quieter. JSB Jumbo 13.43_763 fps_17ft-lbs CPHP_745 fps_17ft-lbs H&N Sniper LT_760fps_18ft-lbs H&N FT Green_960fps_19ft-lbs

Things I would have changed:

A picatinny rail option would be great.

What others should know:

Solid build but I had one small issue. The barrel lock got very tight after 100 shots and it really took some force to get it to close and lock. Per Pyramyd support a couple drops of oil broke it free and it was good to go. Picky with pellets but once you get the right one its very accurate. QE silencer is great and really seems to help with report. Hold sensitive but not as bad as others I've shot. Trigger is like any other Quattro, smooth just a little long. $10 for 10 always worth it.

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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

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By John C. on 2020-07-29 14:58:28

Things I liked:

I got a lemon and there is nothing about it to like.

Things I would have changed:

I bought this rifle from Pyramyd in February, 2018 along with a Leaper's scope. The barrel on the rifle I received was tilted up enough that neither the scope that came with it nor the Leaper's had enough elevation to get the rifle on paper at 15 yards. I should have sent it back immediately, but about that time, a feral cat set up residence in my backyard and proceeded to eliminate my pigeon problem for me. So, I put the rifle on my Tipton vise so I could shim the scope, then forgot about it. This week a friendly stray who'd showed up over the winter got very sick. By the time I found it, it was dying of severe respiratory disease. I ran in the house to grab the Hatsan to put it out of its misery, but while the Hatsan lay undisturbed, the piston failed. When I tried to fire it, there was a twangy, rubber-bandish sound, but no air moved down the barrel. Hatsan quoted me 189.95 for a barrel and piston, which is more than I paid for it. It's going in the trash.

What others should know:

It's about as heavy as my 30-06 Spr. and it's loud. If you live in a city it's not neighbor friendly. I'll get a replacement from Pyramyd since they were so helpful with scope selection and prompt with everything they shipped.

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  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    The adjustable cheek rest is very hehlpful. The polymer stock seems very solid and the heavy rubber plate makes the gun stable while cocking it. The scope it came with took work to sight in at 25 yards. Once sighted in, the accuracy was outstanding, especially with 14.3 gr Benjamin hollow point hunting bullets. I was able to hit shards of broken clay pigeons about an inch in size with ease. The built in suppressor works well. If you shoot it without hearing protection its far from silent, but wont cause hearing damage. Overall value for the money is excellent! Its a really nice gun.

    Things I would have changed:

    I would not change a thing. A better scope might come in handy for shooting longer distances, but the scope that came with the gun functions well at 25 yards.

    What others should know:

    Cocking the gun gets a bit easier after it gets some use. The first ten or 15 times the gun is cocked the mechanism was very stiff. The Crossman Benjamin 14.3 gr hunting pellets were more consistently accurate than thr H&N Field Target Trophy 14.66 gr.

  • 4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Accuracy. Fit. Weight. The rifle just plops them in there shot after shot. Good to 35 yards.

    Things I would have changed:

    Trigger could be set lighter by you or the factory but I understand the lawyer problem. Scope was not even mounted. I used a 2-7 Vortex I had instead.

    What others should know:

    Get out your muscles. I an older and had to use two arms to cock it. If the gas ram holds up, it should be a good buy.

  • 4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    With a minor adjustment to the sites the rifle was accurate. I did not use the worthless scope

    Things I would have changed:

    Include a better scope with adjustable optics OR no scope at all

    What others should know:

    This is the second Hatsan 87 I have had as the first one the gas piston lost gas and no longer worked. Both guns wee very accurate out of the box with minor adjustments Pyramid air has the best delivered price for the the gun and had fast shipping.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    This is my second air rifle I have purchased, by first is a Gamo Whisper in .177 which I purchased over 3 yrs ago. I been looking for one in 22 cal. and decided after reading review to purchase this Hatsan 87 QE. It is a little on the heavy side, but I can handle that. I wanted something with a little more punch to take down woodpecker which are a problem up here, and it does the job. The .177 doe not do a very good job. Out of the box it was well oiled and all the screws were tight, not much for the cheek rest, I can take it or leave it. Other than that I'm impressed the the rifle.

    Things I would have changed:

    The one thing I would change is either it come's with or without a scope for a lower price. I did mount the scope but was not to impressed with it, eye relief was one. I did order the same scope I installed on my Gamo after going threw 4 scopes when I purchased it. Also used UTG 1pc High Profile Airgun Mount with Stop Pin and installed on my Hatsan 87, it is not an expensive scope but has work great for me, keeps zero with more than 1500 rounds threw it.

    What others should know:

    I'm still experimenting with pellets, but the 14.3 seem to work good with this rifle.

  • 4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I like the cost and accuracy of this gun and it is fairly quiet.

    Things I would have changed:

    I change the scope out the one that comes on it is junk.

    What others should know:

    Mine seems to like pellets in the 14 grain range and if you go with a more compact scope you will need a offset scope mount to move it back farther.

  • 1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    Things I liked:

    I got a lemon and there is nothing about it to like.

    Things I would have changed:

    I bought this rifle from Pyramyd in February, 2018 along with a Leaper's scope. The barrel on the rifle I received was tilted up enough that neither the scope that came with it nor the Leaper's had enough elevation to get the rifle on paper at 15 yards. I should have sent it back immediately, but about that time, a feral cat set up residence in my backyard and proceeded to eliminate my pigeon problem for me. So, I put the rifle on my Tipton vise so I could shim the scope, then forgot about it. This week a friendly stray who'd showed up over the winter got very sick. By the time I found it, it was dying of severe respiratory disease. I ran in the house to grab the Hatsan to put it out of its misery, but while the Hatsan lay undisturbed, the piston failed. When I tried to fire it, there was a twangy, rubber-bandish sound, but no air moved down the barrel. Hatsan quoted me 189.95 for a barrel and piston, which is more than I paid for it. It's going in the trash.

    What others should know:

    It's about as heavy as my 30-06 Spr. and it's loud. If you live in a city it's not neighbor friendly. I'll get a replacement from Pyramyd since they were so helpful with scope selection and prompt with everything they shipped.

  • 4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    Excellent trigger! An adjustable cheek-piece is excellent! Great fiber sights! Hard-hitting .22 cal! A value rifle under $180 dollars!

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

    What others should know:

    RWS Superdome and Gamo Red Fire are all I shoot! I test pellets at 10 yards for accuracy! Then use my mil-dot for farther yardages! Killed 17 squirrels this season out to 35 yards! This rifle is a stone-cold killer!

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    First off I just received this gun yesterday from PA. I have put over 200 rounds through it already and have found it to be deadly accurate. I had PA do the 20 for 20 including mounting a UTG Bug Buster 3-9x32AO scope. They did an awesome job and it was a tack driver at the 10 yds they sighted it in at. It took 6 rounds to adjust it out to 30 yards and it is scary accurate. It is a little heavy but I'm 67 years old and have a bad shoulder and I can still handle it. Just for trial I shot 3 pigeons that were 58 yards away (according to my range finder). I dropped them dead in their tracks. The stock is better than I was expecting. You don't have to worry about messing it up if you take in the woods. I have a Gamo Bone Collector Hunter (the single shot) and I'm afraid to scratch that beautiful stock. I can very easily see this becoming one of my top picks for taking out pests. Where I live there are a lot of pigeons that had better get their affairs in order cause their days are limited.

    Things I would have changed:

    I won't bother with the obvious that everyone says when buying any rifle/scope combo. We all know they are simply freebies. So let's get over it. It is a little stiff and tight when cocking but that'll loosen up in time. So I really wouldn't change anything, other than the obvious.

    What others should know:

    Just know that like all air rifles there is a breaking in time. Your gonna go through a period of transition until one day everything is gonna come together and you'll realize you really did make the right choice. I highly suggest you buy this rifle with a good scope and have PA mount it and do the 20/20 on it. It's worth every dollar knowing you won't get a lemon and have to go through all the frustration of sending it back for repair or replacement. Your gonna love this gun. It's a power house, mine is a 22 cal and do the job on everything I need to shoot here in South Texas. Not to mention the price awesome.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Easy to use and easy to zero in

    Things I would have changed:

    The rifle is a little heavy

    What others should know:

    I feel it was the right riflE for me

  • 5.0 5.0

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    4.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    Very good air gun for the price. Excellent customer service.

    Things I would have changed:

    Scope is OK but I should have inquired about purchasing an upgraded scope.

  • 2.0 2.0

    2.0 2.0

    1.0 1.0

    Things I liked:

    I liked the stock (will take abuse) and .25 caliber.

    Things I would have changed:

    Better scope and accuracy

    What others should know:

    This gun did not cock smoothly and made weird noises when cocking. Accuracy was terrible. I exchanged it for a 95 vortex .25. The 95 is everything that I wanted. Cocks smoothly and most importantly,accurate

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    The trigger is more adjustable than i expected and had a lighter pull than anticipated. I bought the .25 caliber version and the accuracy at 15 yd has been about pellet on pellet. It likes the predator gto 16grain lead free pellets. Easy the cock, and its almost backyard friendly.

    Things I would have changed:

    Its a bit loud, but if you have a bit of distance from your neighbors you may get away with backyard shooting. The gun only has dovetail rails, not the combo rails in other hatsan models.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Well made rifle accurate out of the box. Solid rifle made from quality parts

    Things I would have changed:

    Offer a free tin of ammo so we know what works best

    What others should know:

    Buy from pyramid Air great company

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    The overall quality is very good and the feel is excellent. I mounted the scope that comes with the rifle and was able to sight it in in less than ten (10) shots at thirty (30) yards. The repeatability was excellent after being sighted in. So far I am very pleased and the power appears to be excellent. I plan to re sight the rifle at fifty (50) yards in the near future. I was also pleased with the quality of service that I received from Pyramyd Air.

    Things I would have changed:

    Cocking is a little difficult and requires some strength but if you follow the instructions on cocking it is reasonably easy. The power developed from a single cocking is really good in my opinion.

    What others should know:

    In my opinion I feel this rifle is a good value and I have recommended it to Friends who were interested in this type of rifle.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Out of my now 20 Springer's and gas break barrels and under levers this is one of my top 3 favorites it's solid Construction and sound moderator gives it a nice thunk it is very accurate at 35 yards smooth caulking easily adjusted trigger I have to say that this gun brings a smile to my face every time I shoot it. And let me add it wears a scope twice the price of the gun.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing at all!

    What others should know:

    Don't miss out on this model before it's discontinued

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Loves the heavy pellets, Is a monster when using 33.95 gr pellets, Open sights are very good, cheek riser is ok.

    Things I would have changed:

    Picatinny rail would be nice. Better scope, I'm using the Leapers UTG 1.5-6x44 which isn't a bad scope & would be better than scope that is offered with gun.Add a adjustable back butt pad have trouble getting this to cradle right & end up shooting from a rest instead.

    What others should know:

    Gun is good around 25 yards so far have gone through a tin of the 33.95 pellets accuracy is well within expectations. It's been awhile since i have done any shooting & working on my shooting, Haven't adjusted trigger any but this will come into play at a later time when I tune this gun in better. Due to weather here in Georgia with wind, rain & snow over the last few weeks I am still working with gun & will update this when I can get more shooting time. I guess my biggest problem is I bought 4 tins of the heavies & glad I did ( 33.95 ) & 2 tins of the 25.39. I was trying to sight in with 25.39 but with the wind they were blowing off course to much & after changing to the 33.95 my pattern was a lot better. The open sights is Great & used these for awhile until my scope rings came in as I had ordered wrong rings. The scope that is given with gun is Junk & was a waist to mount.

  • 3.0 3.0

    3.0 3.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Its a solid rifle, but heavy. Gun is accurate with the iron sights. Gun is fairly quiet, and does a job on Squirrels.

    Things I would have changed:

    The scope is a real pile, should not even be offered. The adjustable stock... Meh! The scope stop, is too far forward, could not get proper eye relief, had to be removed.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    everything

    Things I would have changed:

    make it lighter

    What others should know:

    this rifle has proven to be very accurate with an upgraded scope and quality pellets and quite powerful, but i wish there was a way to make it more powerful, if there is a way i would like to know.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Everything! The stock is well made. The rifle is well balanced. Cocks and shoots very smooth. Extremely accurate 3/8" groups at 28 yrds. Crushes soda cans at 50 yrds. After 300 pellets, H & N FTT 14.66 chrony avg 818 fps. And it is very quiet! Just the thud of the pellet hitting the target.

    Things I would have changed:

    May I suggest a weaver/11 mm rail like the magnum Hatsans?

    What others should know:

    I bought this rifle (an exchange for Umarex Throttle) for my girlfriend. She says its easy to shoot and really likes the adjustable cheek piece. In my opinion this is the best made air rifle under $200.00. Give it a try you won't be disappointed.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    The price point, the accuracy, the sound rapport, the fact that its not pellet choosy.

    Things I would have changed:

    The trigger and the dovetails.

    What others should know:

    This is the cheapest version of the quattro trigger and it is heavy to break the 2nd stage at the lightest adjusment. The accuracy out of the box is insane on the one I got in .22. After zeroing my Leapers 4-16 x 44, im hitting a quarter every time at 45 yards. I love this thing, but I am currently looking into fixing this trigger. The stock is cheap, but it works fine, for $200 bucks I wasnt worried about the stock or the scope that comes with it, and right now I am far beyond satisfied with what i got for 200 bucks.

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