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Help A Newbie With His Hatsan, Please......

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Tay, Oct 11, 2019.

  1. Tay

    Tay Member

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    Right, looking to buy first rifle. Done a bit of research but best to ask the guys that know (you lot lol). I'm going with a Hatsan 125 177 or .22 (for target mainly at local club, soon to join).
    Read that the right mount could stop sight from going funny.
    1. Any advice on a single or two mounts that would be more suitable for a scope.
    2. I've come to like the hawke vantage 4-12x40 AO Scope, like to think what you guys think.
    Joined this forum as no one really replys to youtube vids so I'm not learning anything quick.
    Sorry for long post, just would really like help getting first rifle together without wasting loads of money I don't have.
     
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    talent Engaging Member

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    The hatsan 125 is a big heavy Gun but I like them , I'd go for a single mount and the scope is a decent one
     
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    Most go for .177 for target shooting, flatter trajectory and some competitions are for .177 only
     
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    thank you, already got help with something I wasn't sure about. Cheers
     
  5. Tay

    Tay Member

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    OK I'll probably stick with getting that scope, any single mount examples lol, I really have no idea yet. Below £30 would be good if pos.
     
  6. pjgtech

    pjgtech If the Enemy is in range, so are You!

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    I've only shot one Hatsan, but that was an older and I think cheaper one a while back, it was not very nice, a bit plasticky and the trigger was a bit agricultural, eg: heavy. Have you looked at the Remington range, they seem to get good reviews?

    The Hawke Vantage is an ok scope, I've had about three of them, none had any issues, they all worked fine, but they are at the cheaper end of the Hawke range, and I think they are discontinued now, possibly replaced by the "Fastmount" ones? But they are a good starter scope.

    For mainly shooting targets , as others have said, .177 is preferred due to its flatter trajectory, its not as "loopy" as .22.
    Best advice though is to try and actually hold as many rifles as you can before you buy, and even better if you can shoot them, most peeps at ranges are happy to let you have a go, where are you? if you are near someone on here they may be able to help you...

    Gun fit is important, so you want to know how the gun feels, is it heavy, light, long, short, is it easy to operate, what is the length of pull, etc.

    Hope you find the gun you want buddy and enjoy your shootings, stay safe, oh, and welcome... :)
     
  7. pjgtech

    pjgtech If the Enemy is in range, so are You!

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    Common but good value scope mounts are Sportsmatch, or Hawke, lots of people recommend BKL too. On a springer I prefer double strap or one piece mounts as they grip the scope rails better, so less chance of scope creep, (the scope moving due to recoil). Single strap can move cos hey have less physical contact area to grip. Also look for scope mounts with an arrestor pin, which fits into a small hole on the top of the rifle scope rails, to stop the scope moving. Cheers :thumb:

    EDIT: sorry just realised you do seem to be talking about one piece or two piece mounts, one piece is better., (IMHO) I thought you were talking about single or double strap two piece mounts, double strap are better, but take up more room......ignore me... !!! :facepalm:
     
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    Wecome Tay, if you're set on a Hatsan, have you considered the Breaker 900X? It's a couple of pounds lighter i believe and considerably cheaper.
    The 125 is a bit of a beast to haul.
     
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    Even though I have a 125, ..and I really like mine..I wouldn't recommend one for target shooting.
    They are well built and accurate enough..and have the excellent quattro trigger ..but even make a Hw80 feel like the HW99...a very big gun.
    Throw the bipod thing in the bin ,it is no use
    They have quite a long reach...having long arms is good.
    The silencer bit on the end was out of line on mine so I removed it and fitted an A&M unit.
    Also the piston seal was damaged from new ,so I put Aussie seals in it and had to trim a coil off the spring.
    All the Hatsans I have needed various finishing of properly .annoying , but to be expected I suppose.
    All excellent once sorted though
    Tha 125's are fine,rugged self contained hunters but there are better target springers like the HW 97,77 or the 99,98 and 95 if you want a break barrel gun.
    Plus they are a bit expensive these days new.
    But..if you like them..like I do..why not:cool:

    Mine has a x56 Falcon scope on it and weighs a ton..lol...but is very accurate and build wise.. feels like it would survive a nuclear blast...:D
     
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  10. Patrick

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    For target shooting .177 is the normal accepted calibre. As for scope mount(s) the Hatsan 125 has a dual scope rail which means that either 11mm type scope mounts can be used or the weaver type mounts can be used. You may find to give maximum adjustment when mounting the scope so that you can obtain the correct eye relief that two piece mounts are better and if you use two piece mount the Weaver type are more secure in as much as they don't need a separate scope stop the prevent scope creep.
     
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    If you're shooting targets, .177 is the way to go. If/when you graduate to live quarry, .177 is still the way to go. Don't skimp on scope mounts, your rig is only as good as the weakest link. Sportsmatch mounts have always worked for me. (Don't skimp on pellets either). If you like the look of the Hatsan range, might I suggest the 55s is a worthy candidate...
     

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