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Hatsan reviews

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Tr89, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. Tr89

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    Hi guys

    i have been a long time occasional shooter with friends, but always borrowing other peoples rifles. I am looking to get one of my own now and on a budget, we pretty much just go rabbiting.

    I have seen seen the hatsan 60s and the striker 1000s. Both look decent value just wondering if any of you with experience could tell me the main differences, pros and cons between them

    thanks a lot!
     
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    Hi, ive had a 60 not bad rifle but your going to get people saying save for a weihrauch, reason being as there excellent rifles and built well:D but to be honest if you cant afford to save i'd go for the 60s over the striker.
     
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    hello, i tried a hatsan 60 but found quite heavy and did not like the fore end, the 85x is a better rifle and synthetic stock. have you looked a the CZ slavia 634? i have one with a matts silencer fitted and think better than most cheaper end springers, well engineered and design. with a welsh willy tune kit even better and will last many years.
     
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    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    The 55/60 are better known as the Webley Stingray Mark 2, for twice the price. I prefer the 55 and 60, the walnut stock just looks right on a gun!

    The Striker I believe is also known as the Webley Valuemax.

    The 60 will be quieter (the wood soaks up a lot of noise that a synthetic stock will amplify), has the much better trigger (the Quattro 2 stage unit) and looks better. I know, I have a 60S myself.
     
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    You need to shoulder both guns before even thinking of parting with any cash.

    I'd have another Hatsan 60S in a second if I was looking into an inexpensive springer - especially if I was looking into an inexpensive route to FAC spring rifle shooting. They are designed to run way past our 12 FPE limits and they make a great candidate to tune either within that limit or as a 18 - 20 FPE FAC springer.

    They are a heavy gun though, very much along the lines of an HW80. Here is mine next to one of my HW80's and you can see how dimensionally similar they are, especially the cylinder which is vast:

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    Its sheer size makes it an inefficient springer in sub 12 FPE but it can be made to shoot very nicely.

    It has an excellent trigger, an equally good automatic safety, a great set of fibre optic open sights and the Walnut stock not only looks nice but it goes a long way towards quietening the gun down.

    I'd take the 55S (if you want a .177) or the 60S (same gun in .22) over the Striker due to a better set of features for the money, but you should shoulder both and pick whichever one you are most comfortable with. Being comfortable with a gun is a huge part of accurate shooting...
     
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    I did a thread a while ago,you should be able to find it,I called it 'Hatsan,perfect budget setup' I have the 55 and 85,love em both.
     
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    I've not seen a 55 or 60 before, but i had thought they were small. Much like a bsa supersport or the like. Jeez, didn't think they were the size of an 80! ;-O
     
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    From memory they are a little lighter than an 80, but physically a very similar size. Mine might have been lighter after I cropped half the barrel off...

    :)

    Decent guns though, that can be made even better with a bit of elbow grease...

    If you want lightweight then the SMK XS19 can be made into a great little gun - frankly though, the Hatsan 60S is one of the best value overall packages in terms of features and performance you can buy for the money IMHO
     
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    i have a hatson striker 177, most acurate and powerful gun i have ever owned,
     
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    If you Google the weight of each gun you will find that the Hatsan 60S is indeed quite a bit lighter than the HW80, although it is physically a similar size overall :)
     
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    Guys, very grateful for the reply
    a few NOOB questions

    What is the 60s "mod" about?

    Also is there a guide or a company that can tuen the gun, although I wouldnt want to spend a bomb as id rather just buy a better gun!

    Just to clear up my uses, we have access to acres and acres of farm land that we are free to camp and shoot on, so it is literally stalking anf rabbiting I want it for, if this gun is upto it i'll go fot it
     
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    The Mod is just their name I guess, like Weihrauch has the 'HW'

    If you join the Hatsan Owners forum,or Turkish...I forget the name,theres a strip down guide there....you can also get tuning kits from Woodfield GCP which transform the gun totally.

    You can also tune the gun with the existing parts,a re lube and polish will go a long way!
     
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    Its short for model.

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    hanks again guys, think I will go for this, as long as the noise doesnt scare the rabbits off! My mate uses a BSA Lightning XL and hope I can at least have a go compared to him :)
     
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    Most people consider springers loud because as they shoot it,the noise resonates through the stock right next to their ears,try standing 30 yard away and hearing the gun go off and it's a different story :)

    The Lightings have nothing on the Hatsans :D
     
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    Welsh Willy at Woodfield Gun Care Products is the man who can and does quite often! He can also supply them tuned!
     
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    The Hatsan 60s has a walnut stock and 2 stage quattro trigger and the Hatsan Striker 1000s has a synthetic stock and a simpler, but not as good,2 stage trigger.You can also get a wood stock version of the Striker,the Striker 1000x.Powerwise they all the same but you may find the Mod 60s slightly more accurate due to its better trigger.In view of the reletively small price difference you'd probably be better off with the Mod 60s
     
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    There are no cons to the Mod 60 IMO, If you want to add a moderator the barrel is nice and square under the foresight unlike the earlier stepped ones.

    Well worth the money but will benefit from a strip down, clean and re-grease and even better with a tuning kit and piston sleeve. :up:

    Wonderful gun!
     
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    I've kept this one more or less under my hat (Weihrauch fanboy that I am) but I recently bought a 55s for £100, brand new (cheers to the father & son team that made this happen - they know who they are :lol:) and although a wee bit unrefined in its finish coupled with the replacement of what IMO should be metal parts with what seems like an ABS material it's an outstanding rifle. I was going to call it a "wee rifle" but junior size it is not - fits me perfectly & I'm 5' 11''.

    Out of the box (negating the high & low shots over a 12 shot string) it was very consistent; after the best part of a tin of pellets it's a bloody great and the Quattro trigger unit is very nice, granted not a Rekord but a really nice alternative design with loads of adjustments.

    Chances are I'll do a light tune to dampen the "Pinnngggg....." at the end of the cycle but I've no qualms that it will be a good field rifle. It's bloody accurate - if I can be arsed I'll set a target up at 20m and shoot a group with the crackig F/O open sights (another plus point).

    Walnut stock too although don't get yer hopes up that it will win Walnut Stock of The Year :D

    £100 for a capable hunter? Sweet!
     
  20. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Hells flaming bells, Egg has joined the fold! Please Egg, join us here...

    http://ukhatsanownersforum.myfineforum.org/index.php

    Where advice flows freely and there are tips aplenty! I have long maintained that these are great value guns (well they are a gun twice the price really).
     

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