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Hatsan 60s.. hw95

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by matthew666clarke, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. matthew666clarke

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    hi

    my local gun shop will phone me of any HW95 come in stock prior to 14june14 which is when I need a rifle by, failing that I may be limited to a hatsan 55 or 60... Are the 55, or 60's respectable rifles for hunting

    thanks matt
     
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    Yes, both capable budget hunting rifles.
     
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    The Hatsan rifles can be a bit lively out of the box but they are easy to sort out and offer about the best overall cost/feature ratio currently available.

    I'd have another one in a heartbeat :)

    If you need a gun to use by the 14th you might want to consider getting one sooner and fiddling with it so that it is ready for that date.

    The time to learn how to get the best from your rig is not on the day you want to use it in anger ;)

    What caibre 95 are you on the hunt for ?
     
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    Not fussed on the calibre. And I want one for the weekend of the 14th so that I can tinker with it, as visiting familys farm
     
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    Smk 208 should fit your pocket as well, which is not a bad buy.
     
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    I thought SMK were a no go . Cheap Chinese ??
     
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    SMK TH208 Thumbhole Sporter
    Is £150
     
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    mattyts did a full strip & rebuild on one of those and got good results with it - http://www.airgunforum.co.uk/forums/showthread.php/175338-SMK-TH208-Strip-Tune-and-rebuild

    Thing is, until you get a chance to shoulder any of the guns you're interested in you're not going to find out which one's the right one for you - you might end up hating the one you bought so don't jump in there based on what the gunshop has available.

    My shortlist for your budget:

    H 55s if .177 - cracking wee gun. I've been plinking out the back with mine and it's a lovely gun now it's had a tin of pellets through it.

    H 60s if .22 - haven't fired one but the build is pretty much the same as the 55s.

    That German powered HW95k if it's still up for grabs (extra £30 - you're getting a gun that will hold a better resale price for minimum outlay)

    The TH208 if you fancy putting a bit of graft in to make it a slick and consistent hunter - but the same goes for most springers: 9 times out of 10 they benefit from a strip & rebuild plus you get to know the guts of your gun so you can maintain it as and when.
     
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    Yea I'm to new to air rifles to be considering stripping, would use it stock at least for a few months
     
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    If you can wire a plug you can strip and rebuild a springer with minimum tools. Well, most of the time anyway ;)
     
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    Bearing in mind you can probably buy 2 Hatsans for the price of one HW95 or for the price of the HW95 you could buy a Hatsan 55s(.177) or Hatsan 60s(.22) plus a scope and mounts! Admittedly the HW95 might have a higher resale value,but there again it should considering it costs a lot more to start with.The Hatsan has a walnut stock and if you're lucky you may get one with some attractive grain and in my opinion is just as well made, though the HW95's metalwork is slightly better finished(more highly polished).The Quattro trigger on the Hatsan is very good especially if you take the trouble to adjust to your liking.
     
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    Not the one I linked him to Patrick hence the '95 getting a mention ;)
     
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    Great advice from Egg,the Hatsan is really simple to strip,polish and assemble,great gun for the money and would recommend everyone has one.

    The TH208 is similiar but not as easy to strip,the trigger unit on mine is being a total pain and wouldn't recommend it to someone who is inexperienced and plans to strip it,it has a ball detent instead of a steel bar which makes the barrel very easy to break and snap shut which I love,the stock is Beech and once stripped actually looks nice re finished,the trigger is not bad although the blade is plastic,there is little creep or play.

    Both of mine are deadly accurate in the right hands (Not mine! ) and I bet they will both compete with guns way above their league.

    It may be worth speaking to someone like Welsh Willy (Woodfield GCP) to see if you can buy a pre tuned Hatsan or TH208 with his kit fitted!
     

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