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Question Calling All Owners Of The Hatsan Galatian!

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Matt V, Apr 22, 2021.

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Keep it on the list?

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  1. Matt V

    Matt V Well-Known Member

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    Evening All,

    I'm not looking to be purchasing anytime soon but have had my heart set on a Galatian 4 Carbine in the future sometime, I previously attempted to purchase one from a RFD but they attempted to dissuade me and wanted to switch me to the AT44. I was a little put off by the attempted switch sale and ended up going upmarket to the BSA R10TH from a different vendor.

    I just wanted to see what peoples thoughts were that didn't have a vested interest so I can decide whether or not to scratch it off the wish list!
     
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  2. MartinC

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    I wanted a Galatian, a shop was advertising one for £430 so I went for a look. It was the black "normal" stock model. When I showed interest he said it was a shop model with no case, I um'd and are'd about it and in the end came away with, fill probe, de-gaser, 3 mags, air stripper, silencer, hard case and a tin of pellets for £400.
    First day at the range I shot some good groups, it's a heavy piece of kit but very accurate, with 2 power bands on a fill. I decided to fit a Huma reg and take the ports out to 3.5mm, now shooting at 11.35ft/lb with 9.56gr QYS, the hammer spring had to be wound in a little but now shoots great with shot count going up. I did a 35yd front rest only target shoot and got 8th place in my club, not bad for a £400 rifle up against Styers and proper bench rest stuff. If you take your time and set it up for you it is a very capable rifle, my lad loves the look and how it shoots and yes I am keeping it in the collection, and it does look brilliant
     
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  3. Matt V

    Matt V Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you caught a great deal on that one buddy! Might keep an eye out on here for one going in the for sale section.
     
  4. Blue BSA

    Blue BSA Very Active

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    They look freakin' awesome.

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  5. RagnarHairybreeks

    RagnarHairybreeks Plays well with otters

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    Nope. Had a play with my brother’s one and it was like shooting a cathedral. Way too large and heavy for anything other than benched.
     
  6. Jimmypie

    Jimmypie Pffft , Pop , Twang , Bang

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    Heavy with a side order of long and it’s also heavy .
     
  7. Paul55

    Paul55 Keyboard Hero

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    Not shot one but have shouldered one if that helps. It felt really great & well balanced IMO.
     
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  8. Matt V

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    Yeahh I love the looks of them, our friends across the pond have access to a semi auto Tacticool looking one but there's no chance of that over here anytime soon!
     
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    I like Hatsans. I am very attracted to both the Vectis and Nova Star. The first one would be good for plinking with a red dot. And the second for informal benchrest target work.
     
  10. Matt V

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    To be fair I only do benching so weight isn't a massive deal breaker for me so I think if I can find a place that has one on display around the Birmingham area I can have a mooch at it might be the next one in my cabinet
     
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    Have a look at a Nova Star.

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