Hatsan 135qe first impression

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    Kanthal
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    i was curious so i got one in 25 to see how it behaves before i went 30. so far into it for about 65 shots and it is impressing me so far. I have never had a gas spring befor so i cant compare to any others. i can say that the cocking stroke smoothed out after 10 shots, and is as hard as they say it will be. I am workimg on a technique for cocking and shooting i have been shooting my favorite brand jsbs in it this time kings. shot cycle is super quick and it doesnt seem very hold sensitive. i shot about 25 shots open sights and then mounted a utg 4x on it. if you have any ?s ask other wise just hang out and ill keep you posted…thanks   

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    addertooth
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    I look forward to hearing your experience with the Hatsan 135.  I assume it is the Hatsan 135 QE Vortex break barrel model.   I have a Hatsan 155 Torpedo Vortex in 25 cal on order… It won’t ship until early November.
     

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    Smaug
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    What do your 25 yard groups look like, after a couple hundred rounds of break-in?

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    ddransoml
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    The rifle is big, heavy (though the wood has hollow feel), the trigger is heavy, yet can be lighten; IMO it shoots better with open sights. 30fpe is definitely apparent but you pay for it with unpleasant harmonics. Plus, I’d rather shoot expensive ammo out of my BOSS. Feels good to shoulder. I actually like the rifle, buuuttttttt, think I’m gonna sell mine since its not gonna get much action (panhandling coin for .25 s510 xtra ultimate sporter fac).

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    addertooth
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    What Caliber is your 135 in ddransomi?  Is it the older mechanical spring, or the newer Vortex model?

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    ddransoml
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    It’s the Vortex .30 cal (7.62mm). Got it couple months ago.

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    addertooth
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    I think there is enough people on this site, who are curious about what is purported to be the most powerful factory gas piston air rifle on the market, that you should be get interested parties (if you make a sweet-heart deal).   

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    ddransoml
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    $200…you pay for shipping. I’m pcp spoiled…turning my back on springers.

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    addertooth
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    Yep, at that price ddransoml you should be able to get a nibble from someone.

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    Kanthal
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    I’ve put around 500 rounds through it both jsb’s ,polymags, and a few h+ns ftt and crow mags. It started grinding horribly during cocking, but until that happened it shot relatively smoothly it had a very fast shot cycle and definitely did shoot better open sighted out to about 35 yards it was squirrel hunting Worthy but it is being returned as defective and I won’t tell you how poorly the Finish held up on the Walnut stock. I put up a group on the other topic and it’s shot cycle is so bad now that it destroyed a mantis scope

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    ddransoml
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    There are a couple guys on this forum that’ll chuckle to hear that I’m selling mine after my initial advocacy of it. Just not an enjoyable shooter. And you’re right, Kanthal, the finish is weak…sling stud on the side of the fore grip dinged the finish on mine way too easy….somebody take this thing off my hands!!!

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