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Hatsan 1000s In .25

Discussion in 'Airgun Reviews' started by DRAGONBAIT666, Sep 23, 2018.

  1. DRAGONBAIT666

    DRAGONBAIT666 Busy Member

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    Finally got one, paid £119.

    Got myself some 20.06g H&N FTT,

    Having owned a .22 version of this gun before and findng it very harsh I didn't have particularly high hopes for this gun, since the scope on my HW77k is too big for this gun I decided to buy a cheapo smk 4x32 to put on it rather than invest in something more expensive.

    Sooo, off to the range this morning..

    Thought I would zero it at about 25 yards n see where we go from there cos I had heard lots about how loopy the trajectory is on 12ftlbs .25 guns so was assuming it would be a pain to get decent accuracy.

    It took 2 shots to get a good zero so that was quick n easy, right let's see how well it shoots?

    Holy cow this gun has very little recoil, was quiet and well accurate even with this lil cheapo scope on it, . Easily hitting 10p size spinners at 20 to 40 yards despite rain and some wind. Hardly any hold over at 40 yards, wind barely shoved the pellet off target and wow didn't it hit hard ;) :)

    I had a massive silly grin on my face and laughed out loud on a few occasions.

    All too soon i had put 200 pellets through it and had to call it a day :(

    Going to get some heavier pellets to see how they compare to the lighter H&N's

    Next will be a better scope, maybe a 3-9x40

    Very impressed with this Hatsan, watch this space for any updates, oh and it was shooting close to 12ftlbs so will have check again with heavier pellets :)

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    mikeyhall1 Pepe Le Pew

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    Nice little write up mate.

    I’ll be listing some Hawke Vantage’s later;)
     
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    I like that mate what's the trigger like
     
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    I had exactly the same rifle mate and was using 25.4 grain Air arms Diablo fields, I think they were too heavy to be honest I couldn't get on with the rifle at all, but it was great fun plinking at puddles the .25 does half hit hard.
     
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    triggers ok, learnt to adapt n not whinge about if its a quattro super charged nitro kill death trigger or just a cheapy long pull one lol makes zero difference to me to be honest :)
     
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    i had the striker, tried all the .25 pellets ,and the most accurate were the old rhinos (the ones you can get now are rubbish)
    and in second place were the jsb.. the marksman gave the highest me, but couldnt hit a barn door. if you are close to 12 with h+n
    you need to be careful . dont bother with bsa pellets .
     

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    Bought some rhino whites off fleabay.. omg not even shot one them cos all the skirts are badly deformed, sent seller message, no reply yet, been 24hours so if nothing by Monday then I will contact fleabay about it.

    Did but rhino green off welsh will and they all look good but not chance shoot em yet cos this manki weather :(

    Yup I was warned the Rhinos may be cruddy
     
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    shauny Major Poster

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    the new rhino are rubbish in the hatsan. badly moulded . the older ones were much better made.
     
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    Great to read your experience with your .25 Hatsan @DRAGONBAIT666 .

    I used to own a 1000X and have to say it was a great rifle and a lot of fun in .25cal. Tested mine with lot's of pellets and I found the H&N FTT pellets to be the best in my rifle, ...gave good power as well as reliable accuracy.

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    The devastation the .25 can do to a tin can with just a few pellets.
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    My old thread here with lots of good info on my rifle: https://www.airgunforum.co.uk/commu...atsan-striker-1000s-zeroing-joy-25cal.230969/
    :thumb:
     
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    H&N seems best pellets so far but got green rhinos to try once the weather gives me a break. Love the knock down feel of the .25 really smashes a can or spinner ;)
     
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    noooo! not the green rhinos:facepalm:. they are better suited to older .25 barrels.
     
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    i did a thread a while back, "milbro white rhino gone bad" have a look.
     
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    Oops. Never mind only cos me a tenner for 2 tins. 700 pellets. Should melt down nice for catty ammo lol :(
     
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    not saying they are bad,but if you dropped a handful off a boat,you would miss the sea bed!
     
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    Can’t be too bad for hitting cans n spinners at 20 yards? Or can they :(
     
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    prob be better with the white rhino for that.i have a tin of the old white rhino you can have, to see what your hatsan is really capable of,only trouble is ,when you try them ,and run out,you will almost certainly be gutted,as nowt else compares.
     
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    great review a .25 cal springer is great fun ,i have a SFS hw80 in .25 which is deadly accurate and great fun to shoot.
    atb brian
     
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    Still not shot it using the new pellets i bought. 4 tins of ftt and couple rhinos to work my way thro. Need better weather :(
     
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    Update. The green rhinos weregood. Can’t complain really. Hn ftt still the best so far
     
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    May i give you a little tip regarding the synthetic stock or rather the front stock screws. Under the head of the screws are some rather nasty serrated locking washers which if tightened a bit too much can cause the stock to crack across the screw hole so it's best to ditch them and replace them with a 5mm flat washer.
    A few years ago i had a new Striker 1000 with the synthetic stock and after about a couple of hundred shots a hairline crack appeared either side of the screw hole recess and on removing the screw had found that the serrated washer had bitten into the stock and caused it to crack as it's not particularly thick around the actual screw hole.
    I contacted Edgar Bros and explained what had happened and they sent me a replacement stock the next day foc so all credit to them.
     
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