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Hatsan MOD 130S Reviews

Hatsan MOD 130S Vortex QE Breakbarrel Air Rifle

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By GREGORY from USA on 2018-09-08 08:29:30

Things I liked:

to be honest i love this gun. the power and size of the projectiles give a feeling of security that you can handle most situations normally encountered concerning varmint matters. surprisingly i do like the weight of it while a lot of people find it uncomfortable. mines is unscoped right now so accuracy has not been determined but it does hit an 8x10 target consistently from15 yards away and for me that is pretty good.

Things I would have changed:

of course the break barrel cocking effort has to be mentioned but less cocking effort equals less power so leave it alone. make it into a revolver and increase pellet size to 35 caliber. if made into 35 caliber and revolver format i know cocking effort would be a monster but it sure would be worth it even if it took 2 people to cock it.

What others should know:

well right now i think it is the best break barrel made as far as power and pellet size goes. matter of fact it is the only break barrel in 30 caliber format. since i have been into air rifles for 60 years i cannot get used to the external air supply models . so folks like me will be waiting for revolver over 30 caliber models. oh about me liking the weight of the gun well you may not want to pay attention to that part because i do ride a heavy harley davidson motorcycle so i am just use to heavy things now.

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

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By greg from USA on 2018-11-22 20:52:23

Things I liked:

I never got to shoot the 1st round threw it.

Things I would have changed:

That Hatsan would be able to make an air gun that actually functions.

What others should know:

After opening the box the barrel was shoved threw the 2 inches of Styrofoam and hatsan box. The gun did not work out of the box. Not enough pressure to move the pellet at all. My 1st and last Hatsan

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  • 5.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    It is exactly as advertised: a big, heavy monster. Hard hitting, but with moderate recoil compared to how it was described (in my opinion). Takes an optic easily with the dual rail, sights in easily. As far as a critter-gitter, Ive yet to take game but I have no doubt that the power will be sufficient.

    Things I would have changed:

    Safety feels cheap, the plastic is a little disappointingly flimsy. Im nervous my thumbs will snap it off if I dont consciously move it gently, but Im a mason by trade so my hands are a little stronger than most. The trigger can be adjusted but only so far, its a reasonable pull but I havent the equipment to really measure he exact pull weight. Last iffy point is the dedicated sights, they feel a bit cheap but it performs fine. I added a red dot axeon but thats just preference, the irons do their job.

    What others should know:

    It shoots well with 44gr JSB diablos and polymath .44s, the 55 gr have a noticeable drop to an already rainbow trajectory but make no mistake, this thing has range. If youre patient you can smack a pop can way past 50 yards. Its a beast to cock for sure, and it comes filthy with dark grease but this is exactly what youre told: a big bore break barrel, heavy and solid as the THWACK it delivers down range with a 7.62mm pellet at 35+ FPE.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    This gun. Love it, so far. I'm only about 50 shots in, but it's not dieseling anymore, and groups about 3/4" at 20 yards, with occasional flyers (probably my fault). Sights seem to be dead on. Powerful! A buddy of mine actually knocked a hole through a piece of a cast iron woodstove we were using as a target.

    Things I would have changed:

    Better sights. I prefer peep sights over any other sighting system, especially on relatively short ranged guns.

    What others should know:

    I bought a williams diopter sight in case the rear sight broke. I've read a couple of reviews mentioning broken rear sights. To mount it properly, I will have to fine or grind off a section of the narrower rail on top of the wider scope rail. Not too difficult. I'll shoot it as is and keep the williams sight as a backup. One thing that I learned from a friend that's not in the owners manual is that gas piston airguns should be stored vertically, barrel down to prevent oil from dripping down onto the seals and eventually causing them to fail.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Hits hard, easy to shoot, very accurate.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing.

    What others should know:

    My trigger broke in half at one of the adjustment screws.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    The size of the pellets!! Accuracy. Power. Feels like I'm holding an elephant gun. Love it!!

    Things I would have changed:

    Make the cocking effort easier. I'm sure their is an engineer somewhere that can do this. Lol. Other than that, nothing.

    What others should know:

    Not for beginners or youngsters. Pellets this size are not as easily available like the .177 and the .22 caliber.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    This rifle is very powerful! I am impressed. I read every review that was offered on this rifle before I purchased it. The biggest complaint was how much force it took to cock it. Im 6 Feet tall, weighing at 225 pounds. After putting about a 100 rounds through it, the cocking effort has smoothed out tremendously. But we must consider the power it has, the 50+ pounds to cock it should be expected! I own the Hatsan 25 cal, the Crosman 22 cal, and this 30 cal out shoots them both. I love the FPE it puts out. Very accurate up to 50 yards. Have not tried a farther distance yet. Will keep you updated on that. Love everything about this rifle!

    Things I would have changed:

    NOT A THING!

    What others should know:

    Buy it and have fun. That is exactly what I have done!

  • 3.0 3.0

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    Things I liked:

    Hits hard. Had a nuisance deer eating my garden. Sighted in scope for 40 yards. Shot the deer through the upper shoulder through spine at 40 yards with predator polymag. Dropped her on the spot. Pellet punched a clean hole right through spine. This thing is no joke. NOT A TOY!!! Not something you buy for your youngster to play with.

    Things I would have changed:

    Rear sight is junk. Didnt use it more than 3 times and the worm gear for wind age quit working so its useless. Fiber optic sight fell out after 10 shots. Cant get hatsan to respond and pyramid air didnt have a solution. Pretty sad when something falls apart that fast and you are just stuck with it.

    What others should know:

    This rifle is heavy. It takes a lot of force to cock. Rear sight work gear is junk and hasnt worked since I got it. Front fiber optic tube fell out after a few shots. You wont get any help from pyramid air or hatsan in replacing sights. Ive used JBS match Diablo 44.75 and they dont hold a group very well at all. Predator polymag 45.75 is what this gun seems to like to eat the best. I get really nice groups at 50 yards with those. This is not a toy gun. It dropped a deer at 40 yards with a spine shot. Ive killed beavers and raccoons and a coyote with it also This gun could kill someone so you need to be mindful of what and where you are shooting this thing so keep that in mind. Not a kids gun.

  • 5.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    I love that it came with a scope in the package, and is a self contained hunting package

    What others should know:

    Be prepared to work out, takes alot of effort to cock the rifle

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    To me its well balanced and the iron sights work well the thumb hole stock is a plus factor for this gun

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

    What others should know:

    Its a real bear to cock and you wont spend all day shooting it Im using a hatsan red dot on it but the way this thing jerks it may not last long if you do order one make sure you get the pellets at the same time since the 30 caliber pellets and hard to come by

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    this one hard hitting rifle, very well made good for medium sized game .with shot placement

    Things I would have changed:

    nothing it is whats advertised

    What others should know:

    yes , it is a bear to cock. I am 78 years old and it's all i can do to cock it. not for real young and weaker people

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    looks , heft , and quality. a very nice air rifle and has great thump power , will hunt with you if you can hunt with it it's a mans rifle.

    Things I would have changed:

    nothing as I see , not meant for weaker people takes a bit to cock and load but the end product is well worth it. also quite beefy so will be a little heavy to tote all day.

    What others should know:

    not really, they know what they want in a air rifle so pyramydair can produce.

  • 5.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    OK so your looking at this and wandering is it just a novelty. Is it really worth the extra cost of ammo especially post pandemic scarcity? This is not your average break barrel, you can get a pcp filler from hatsan and tune the gun. If air leaks out you can reseal and refill this beast. I own a Gamo magnum and this is alot harder to cock. It hits with every bit of authority that it's cocking effort hints at. After you break it in the accuracy is very good. I believe this is from the heavier pellets it shoots giving it a stable shooting cycle. Mine enjoys predator poly mags and jcp hades. The poly mags do more damage on game but the hades are not easy either. For squirrels and rabbits it one shot lights out. Will easily handle ground hogs and racoons. The larger projectiles causes a larger hole and with almost 30 ft.lbs it will go threw with ease. If I had to shoot a hog with a break barrel I'd use this. Longer shots is not it's preference around 50 yards and under. A fine woods gun.

    Things I would have changed:

    I'm not a fan of the safety on the tang. I prefer it infront of the trigger. It has the auto safety as well, again not a preference but I understand why it's there. The bluing is not the best in terms of rust resistance. Keep it oiled up with some clp.

    What others should know:

    This thing is build like a tank. With the tunable 'air spring' that can be resealed and refilled this will last a lifetime time. I coated mine since the humidity of Appalachian summers caused surface rust easily. With a coating of clp you can relieve this but I like mine in coyote brown with the black stock. The 30 caliber pellet drops faster then .177 so it's not a long range gun. 40 to 50 yards and under is it's sweet spot but I only use my irons. The glowing sights helps with dense brush. This isn't a plinker it's a hunter. I don't recommend this for a first airgun. I found the accuracy is not sensitive of holding as much as others. Use blue lock tight on the sights once you get them set up since it does shake. This can honestly handle at 50 yards what a 22lr can. It's a quiet option for small game hunting. I love this gun in the woods. Get a sling and a tin of pellets. This is one of my survival guns. I keep it ready if needed to bug out.

  • 5.0 5.0

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    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    everything great gun!

    Things I would have changed:

    nothing

    What others should know:

    if you want a pellet gun that can do its job this is the one!

  • 3.0 3.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    great power .killed a coyote with it accurate our to 100 yrds with scope

    Things I would have changed:

    it died on me after about 120 rds . became easy to cock and lost all power

    What others should know:

    this will kill medium game in close ..use Predator Pellets ...killed several rabbits at 75 yrds with scope ....but it died on me after about a year an probably less than 150 rtd I contacted Haten CS to today to we will see if I can get it repaired....any suggestions tedtcoulter@gmail.com

  • 2.0 2.0

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    Things I liked:

    Very fun to shoot. Cocking the break barrrl is not for the faint of ..arm but doable if youre fairly strong. Accuracy was pretty good overall. Recoil is nothing like an actual firearm but there is a satisfying thump to it.

    Things I would have changed:

    Right, things I would change. Well, first id fix my website so I dont get a pop-up telling me to use English whenever I try to punctuate anything (I couldve sworn id used apostrophes before in the half century Ive been writing English). As far as the rifle, securing it in the box for shipping would be nice but whatever. Hatsan is apparently notorious for lack of customer support which I can definitely second. This rifle was great for a year, probably took it out 10-12x so about once a month for an hour. Leaving it cocked isnt supposed to be a huge issue but regardless I never left it that way more than 20mins. Regardless when I went to fire it last it was totally dead, zero resistance/all pressure gone. No idea how sitting in a case in a closet caused that but it did. Bad seal? Who knows? Again, zero customer support and no available info on this model. Hatsan provides basic data for the 130 and 135 but Ive gotten conflicting info which piston the 130S uses. Anyone feeling helpful?

    What others should know:

    I guess just keep in mind it could depressurize just for kicks. My only option besides replacing the entire rifle is a replacement gas ram from a guy on eBay, from Russia. Doesnt exactly overwhelm me with confidence. I dont have a plethora of 30cal rifles laying around so plenty of ammo going to waste too. I enjoyed the gun but any product that can spontaneously stop working is a bad product. Doesnt appear to be a common issue so more bad luck for me I suppose. Im confident I could repair it but again Hatsan provides almost no info on their products and certainly no support of it breaks months down the road.

  • 4.0 4.0

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    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    I really like the quality of the gun. It's a hard shooter, it's a lot harder to cock than I expected. I was really impressed with the accuracy of this rifle fight out of the box. It's not too pellet picky so far.

    Things I would have changed:

    I would like to see a cocking aid for this rifle. Like the 1 that is offered for the Air Arms TX200. I am 61 and it's a little hard for me to cock.

    What others should know:

    This is a heavy rifle but it's a quality rifle. Be prepared for a workout cocking this beast!!!!

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    Love the gun been having fun shooting it

    Things I would have changed:

    nothing

    What others should know:

    Was surprised at how hard it was to cock, but i read reviews and knew it was hard. I think i am building arm muscles cause its getting easier to cock it.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    Quality air rifle. I threw a hatsan optima 3x9x40 AO scope on it, right out of the box a few minor adjustments to the scope and I was shooting quarter size groupings at 50 yards. Everyone says its underpowered cause its 590fps, whats Going to hurt worse a ping pong ball going 10mph or a baseball going 5mph? I call bs on it being underpowered I would confidently hunt coyote with this pellet gun.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing!

    What others should know:

    Cocking effort is a lot but it is worth the reward. Mine likes FX 44.75 grain pellets.

  • 5.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    Love the .30 cal break barrel. Puts out like 34 fpe . Amazing power over my. .25 cal Hatsan mod 135. Love the pistol grip and feel of this rifle. Very happy of the quality for the price. Nice rifle.

    Things I would have changed:

    Would have loved it if it were available in Turkish Walnut stock. My preference. Synthetic works well in the field as the Walnut is more easily damaged. Still wood stock would look cool.

  • 5.0 5.0

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    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    grant

    Things I would have changed:

    none

    What others should know:

    best pellet gun ever

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    the finish was better than expected on this rifle, you read good and bad but mine was good. The stock with the adjustable cheek rest is a nice feature and the ability to change the LOP with the included spacers is nice also. It looks and feels like its a tank in your hands and should last for a long time. I cannot speak about the accuracy since I haven't been able to go out but if this one shoots as the others do in the you tube reviews then I see no problem there either. I am looking forward to taking it out even though I have put two pellets through it to see what it would do to a 2X6 and to see if it functioned.

    Things I would have changed:

    The thing i don't like about it is the rear sight, the notch is not wide enough for my eyes to pick it up(old age) but it looks like a little file in your hand with careful strokes will take care of that. If I loose the fiber optic rear I will not care so much as long as I have the front and it wears a s cope so that is no problem. I know it's a hard cocker and should break in but maybe something could be done to make it lighter I don't know but you will learn to live with it and I bought it to hunt not to shoot all day. the one thing I am going to do it to glue a piece of soft leather to the cheek rest or spray it will give it a better feel.

    What others should know:

    Beware it's a big brute and a bit heavy, cocking is not the easiest in the world but thats the nature of the beast. Cost goes up because of the larger pellet and when you buy order from Pyramyd and get your free tin of pellets it will help the cost factor.

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