Date: 17/11/2018 4:47

Hatsan 85 Sniper Vortex Air Rifle

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Hatsan 85 Sniper.

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  • Description
  • Specifications
  • Customer reviews
  • Q & A: 8 answered questions
  • TruGlo's fiber-optic front.
    TruGlo's fiber-optic front sight adjusts for elevation; rear sight adjusts for windage & elevation.
  • Hatsan's SAS (Shock.
    Hatsan's SAS (Shock Absorber System) reduces vibration and increases the life of the gun, optics, and accessories.
  • Hatsan's two-stage match.
    Hatsan's two-stage match trigger offers three-point adjustment to control the trigger load, firing cycle positions, and trigger travel.
  • Vortex Gas Pistons.
    Vortex Gas Pistons utilize regular air instead of any other type of gas. Hatsan offers 6 different types of Vortex Gas Pistons.
  • Hatsan 85 Sniper Vortex air rifle
  • Gas piston
  • Breakbarrel
  • Single-shot
  • Rifled steel barrel
  • 2-stage adjustable Quattro trigger (adj. for trigger-pull weight and travel)
  • 11mm scope grooves
  • Anti-beartrap mechanism
  • Automatic safety
  • Monte Carlo buttstock
  • Twin raised cheekpieces
  • Textured pistol grip and forearm
  • SAS (shock absorber system) that reduces vibration
  • Triopad rubber recoil pad with 3 stock spacers to adjust pull length
  • Black synthetic stock
  • 7.20 lbs. (gun only)
  • Includes integral silencer, sling, unmounted 3-9x32 Optima scope, mount, scope lens covers and hex wrench

Here are the benefits of a Vortex gas piston:


  • Smoother cocking
  • Smoother shooting
  • No spring torque
  • No spring fatigue, even if you leave it cocked for hours
  • Functions perfectly in cold weather
  • Lasts longer than a metal spring


Nothing else to carry but a tin of pellets! If you just want to shoot instead of loading yourself down with extra gear, this is the air gun for you. The gas piston delivers smooth cocking and shooting in the Hatsan 85 Sniper Vortex air rifle.

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Caliber0.177" (4.5mm)
Max Velocity1000 fps
Barrel Length17.7"
Overall Length44.0"
Shot Capacity1
Front SightFiber Optic
Rear SightAdjustable for windage & elevation
Scopeable11mm dovetail
TriggerTwo-stage adjustable
Suggested forSmall game hunting/plinking
ActionBreak barrel
Body TypeRifle
Weight7.2 lbs
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By Paul from USA on 2018-05-09
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Things I liked: Well made not as heavy as the 125 sniper. Good power able to reach out to 35, 40 yards no problem. Also not as loud as the 125. Then again I love all my Hatsan rifles. Edge in. 25, 125 spring version, and my latest purchase Bullboss in. 25.

Things I would have changed: Hatsan guns in general are heavier than, your Gamo's, Crosman's, Benjamin's, and other comparable class airguns. Other than the weight I only have good things to say about the 85 sniper.

What others should know: For the price it's hard to beat, the 85 sniper is so much fun to shoot. Definitely would recommend this rifle, also would recommend purchasing from pyramidair.


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By hdskullfire2 from USA on 2017-05-23
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Things I liked: Everything.. Great gun. 500 rounds done and as good now as it was on the first few shots..

Things I would have changed: This gun needs to loose the 11mm dovetail and have a regular weaver/picattiny dovetails..!! The better scopes mount to the larger dovetails.

What others should know: I mounted a UTG 3-9X40 Hunting scope to my Hatsan 85 and there is a very important note that all 85 users should know. If you plan to mount a better scope that that has larger weaver/picatinny dovetails, you will need to seek out a suitable Dovetail to picatinny rail adapter. But please know this... I've found that many adapters that fit into the bottom of scope mounts have "flat" bottoms and because of the rounded barrel and depth of the dovetails on the 85, the adapter will rest on the top of the barrel and not reach the dovetail groves..!!! In my case I had to file out the bottom of the adapters and create a rounded depression on both so the mount would fit the curvature of the barrel.. Once that was done the scope mounted cleanly to the 85's groves.


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By Royal from USA on 2016-02-23
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Things I liked: It is substantial. Initial pellet release is quieter than my Striker 1000s. Had Pyramydair put a better scope on it, which is really nice. I like the larger caliber. Trigger adjusted nicely.

Things I would have changed: It says it's a Vortex rifle. But the slam-SPROING! at the end sounds like some kind of spring. So obnoxious that I seldom shoot it. It just sits in the case. I'd rather shoot the Striker, which is a springer, but doesn't make the SPROING!

What others should know: I probably should have sent it in to the factory right after I got it ... along with the bill of sale and they would have fixed it for free. Too late now (1 year limit). My bad

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  • Tank from USA asked:

    Which one is more powerful? Stiker or 85?

    • Stanley from USA:

      Rated the same with the striker being a spring powered rifle. The 85 is vortex and 100.00 dollars more comes in 3 calibers were the striker only comes in two.

  • VICENTE from Colombia asked:

    I am quite old and should gasp the silencer area to cock this rifle. Will hurt the rifle tihis practice?

    • Stanley from USA:

      No this will not hurt the rifle , that is how to operate it.

  • darin from USA asked:

    I've seen where some people are having good luck shooting crosman domed primier with this gun. Anyone had good luck shooting the hollow point premier as well?

    • Stanley from USA:

      I use the hollow point premiers in all my 22 caliber airguns and have good luck so far. They hit hard and are accurate.

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Item Description

H-85SN177VORT [PY-3191-6173]
Take out pests, plink, shoot spinners...and more
Caliber0.177" (4.5mm)
Max Velocity1000 fps

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