Posting my first picture .45 Bully

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    Quad82
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    Just a test. 

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    Quad82
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    Really? That was too easy. I dodged trying to learn to post pictures for over a year. And it took less then 20 seconds to do it!

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    crittahitta
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    Hooray it worked! lol. How does it shoot. Got any info?

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    Quad82
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    How does 8” or worse groups at 10 yards sound? Ya, that’s what I said too! I have emailed Hatsan 4 times in the last week. No response. They have always been great returning my emails, sending parts and even sent me decals. I called them today. Got voicemail telling me to fill out the customer form. I did leave a message. But still no returned call. The barrel has NO rifling. With the barrel removed, I can drop one of Harsan’s .454 slugs in and it will free fall 2/3 the way down before it catches. I take a cleaning rod and just touch the slug and it slides through. I will give them another day and then call again. If I cant get anywhere with them, I will be cutting a new barrel. 

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    Gunner1985
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    Wow that's horrible. Sorry!!! Please update us to what happens. What vendor did you buy the gun from? I had a similar issue with an at44 I purchased through fieldsupply. I was getting shotgun groups at 25 yards. Fieldsupply apologized and replaced my gun with a real shooter. I had about the same experience with dealing directly with hatsan you had. Sorry again, bad experiences can really put a dampen on a fun sport/hobby. 

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    Quad82
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    I  baught a new .454 barrel from Hatsan. Very happy with the outcome. It actually has rifling in it! Been shooting a lot of round balls through it with good groups. Waiting on a new bullet die to come in. Can’t see spending 50 cents or more a shot on slugs to shoot paper. I have a Lee die in .454 and one in .457. Both sizes give about the same size groups at 50 yards. In the picture there are 2 groups. These are the first 3 balls of each size I casted. I changed scopes and did not sight it in for this picture. This is at 50 yards. The one shot at 1:00 was me. After sighting in, I get mostly less then 1” groups at 50 yards. Seeing as to how this will be a hunting rifle, I fill to 3600 and take 3 shots down to 2700 then refill again. I can keep a full clip (7 shots) within 3” at 50 before the stringing really opens up. 

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    Quad82
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    Forgot. I baught the rifle from a friend who baught it from Field Supply too. He said it wasn’t a refurbed. But who knows. Hatsan has always been great to work with. But for some reason, they didn’t get my emails. Maybe I wasn’t doing something right. But they did respond to my second voice mail. 

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    Gunner1985
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    10-4, thanks for the update.

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    JamesD.
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    No rifling. That's assuring. 

    I've been looking at some of the Hatsans but horror stories like these are keeping me away. I'm not aware as to wear Hatsans are made, imported through, sold by exclusively, etc. So, I am not about to buy one and get a lemon. I really wanted a Hercules in .177 & .22 for those new 15-29 grain .177 slugs & all types of .22's from Diabolos to .22 cup/dish base slugs. I can't seem to find specs on Hatsan barrels or get answers here. Also, I must say that I find the AGN search function to be lacking, or not very "user friendly."

    I recall a post on a Hatsan for sale from a well respected experienced member. He stated he had upgraded all Hatsan screws with actual Grade 8. He'd stated that Hatsan uses junk screws. I believe they are made in Turkey. Not that Turkey can't produce a good air gun, but no rifling? How does a barrel make it through QC, (do they even have a QC?)  assembly, line, or barrel factory without all it needs to actually be called a barrel?

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    Quad82
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    I am not bashing Hatsan on the barrel. I did buy it used. Not sure if PO baught it as new or refurbed. Who knows what was run through it before I got it. After cleaning it good. I mean really good, you could see rifling in the barrel. But it wasn’t rifling like you would expect. It reminded me of a motor cylinder wall crosshatching. Very fine and no real definition. Even the bullets that I slugged through it didn’t show rifling. 

    When I had my FFL I would see rifles come through with screwed rifling. Some were from well respected makers too. So it happens.

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    Jorgo
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    The screws are soft on Hatsans thats true

    And their crowns need a work if you buy one

    Have this bully in 25 and wish i have buy it in cal 30

    In smaller cal than 30 its totally overpowerd 

    I drive the hammerstrike setting to the lightest point that is able in this gun  to handle the 34 gr jsb

     

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    Quad82
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    I purchased and replaced all the screws in the Bully today. The 2 screws holding the cocking lever to the cocking rail were loose and almost worn into. Also recieved an Oring assortment froM McMaster Carr. Did a complete rebuild of the .45. Waiting on drier weather to test out the rebuild and Neil’s LDC. If anyone needs screw or Oring sizes, I have them.

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    Jorgo
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    Hello Quad 82, im interested about this sizes.

    Will change my screws to

    On my Hatsan At44 i kill one ofnthesnsoft srews.

    I dont will do the same on The Bully

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    Quad82
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    The screws in the cocking linkage are 3mm with a .50 pitch. Hardware store at about .20 cents each. Take one with you for checking length. 

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