.22 Hatsan Gladius short SURPRISED!

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    Anthony Jarvis
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     I finally had a chance to setup the gladius and get some lead thru the barrel. At first I was looking to trade off or sell the rifle before I even fired 1 shot. Man am I glad I didn’t make that mistake!

    Mainly, that decision was made from numerous videos and postings about how pellet fussy these rifles can be and the inaccuracy.

     

      I must have a one of a kind Gladius because she is a shooter! Hole in hole at 25yds with 18.1Jsb’s no need to try anything further. Only took me about 8 shots to zero her in and that was due to I had to be discreet in my yard. 

    The only thing that I did was polish the barrel with JB paste And penetrating oil for a nice shine. The barrel was nasty with factory grease or whatever they use inside the barrel. The trigger is not half bad but could use a small adjustment for a shorter pull.  (IMO)

     Out of the box I rate the gladius a strong 4 out of 5 stars! The noise level wasn’t bad at all the ping was the loudest factor. I have that solved with a lane depinger I ordered. Even the side cocking lever was smooth, not as smooth as an FX lever but not far off. The weight isn’t bad if your a pussycat…lol balanced well I can say that much. I did discover I small leak from the cylinder which is odd for a brand new rifle. I’ll have to replace the oring I figured. 

     I did all testing on power level 6. I don’t think I’ll use the lower settings anytime soon. I do not feel the need to install a regulator at all. I did manage to knock off a crow, sparrow, dove and ground hog. 

    The ground hog required a follow up shot due to poor shot placement. I have a Nikko MountMaster  4-16×50 half mil that I’m looking to replace with 30mm tube. I don’t like the 1in scopes. It’s nice but I’m not used to small scopes.  If you are on the fence about a Hatsan Gladius I would definitely recommend it! 

    Again it’s a stock 22 gladius short nothing but a barrel polish done. Hatsan you guys have a winner with this one!!!

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    Im not even going to mention the 4mags and mag holder, adjustable everything on the stock?

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    dodge3500
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    Gratzz man,I loved mine and it really liked crosman premier hollow points to boot.:)

    I ended up trading it for a compressor.

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    Anthony Jarvis
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    I haven’t tried any other pellet other then the jsb’s. My local Walmart sells the Crosman pellets I may toy around with them. What power setting were you using?

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