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Hatsan 87 QE Vortex Air Rifle
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Here are the benefits of a Vortex gas piston:
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.
|Max Velocity||1000 fps|
|Front Sight||Fiber Optic|
|Rear Sight||Adjustable for windage & elevation|
|Suggested for||Small game hunting/plinking|
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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.
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.
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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Which one is more powerful? Stiker or 85?
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.
I am quite old and should gasp the silencer area to cock this rifle. Will hurt the rifle tihis practice?
No this will not hurt the rifle , that is how to operate it.
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?
I use the hollow point premiers in all my 22 caliber airguns and have good luck so far. They hit hard and are accurate.
|Max Velocity||1000 fps|