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Hatsan Mod 125 Sniper Vortex QE

Available in .177, .22, .25, Includes 3-9x32 Scope
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  • Code: HC125SN177VORT · $314.99 · .177 · 1250 fps
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The Hatsan 125 Sniper Vortex air rifle provides magnum power without the twang and vibration often found in guns with a coiled metal mainspring. Hatsan states that their Vortex gas piston delivers steadier and more consistent power and velocities than a metal mainspring. If you want a rifle that's not picky about how you treat it- then get this synthetic-stocked air rifle. It'll stand up to the rough world of real hunting- real work. The gas piston makes it that much more durable because you don't have to worry about breaking a metal mainspring if you leave your gun cocked too long.

Hatsan 125 Sniper Vortex Air Rifle Features
  • Vortex gas-piston
  • Integral muzzlebrake/suppressor
  • 2-stage adjustable Quattro trigger (adj. for trigger-pull weight and travel)
  • 11mm and Weaver optics rail
  • Fixed TruGlo fiber optic front sight (red- 0.060")
  • Fully adjustable TruGlo fiber optic rear sight (green- 0.035")
  • Anti-beartrap mechanism
  • Monte Carlo buttstock
  • Twin raised cheekpieces with vertically adjustable comb
  • Textured pistol grip and forearm
  • SAS (shock absorber system) that reduces vibration
  • Triopad rubber recoil pad with 3 stock spacers to adjust pull length
  • Black synthetic stock
  • 9.30 lbs. (gun only)
  • Includes 3-9x32 Optima scope

Here are the benefits of a Vortex gas-piston over a coiled metal mainspring
  • Smoother cocking
  • Smoother shooting
  • No spring torque
  • No spring fatigue- even if you leave it cocked for hours
  • Functions perfectly in cold weather
  • Lasts longer than a metal spring
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  • ManufacturerHatsan
  • Caliber.177
  • Velocity1250 fps
  • ConditionNew
  • Ammo TypePellets
  • ActionBreak barrel
  • Barrel StyleRifled
  • Fire ModeSingle-shot
  • Gun Weight9.00
  • Overall Length48.80
  • Barrel Length17.70
  • Loudness3-Medium
  • Magazine Capacity0
  • MechanismGas-piston
  • RailWeaver & 11mm dovetails
  • SafetyAutomatic
  • Front SightsFiber Optic
  • Rear SightsFiber Optic
  • Shots per Fill0
  • Trigger AdjustabilityTwo-stage adjustable
  • Trigger Action0
  • UseSmall game hunting/plinking
  • Warranty1-year limited warranty
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By JayUSAApril 23, 2020 Verified Purchase

My other air rifle is a RWS\Diana Model 34 in .177. That was a great gun 18 years ago when I bought it but pales in comparison to this monster. Other then the overall weight and initial cocking effort, I would easily recommend this rifle to anyone.

Great packaging and OK delivery (even in the midst of a pandemic) The rifle came with OK scope, and sling (no bipod for .22) but not sure I wanted the bipod based upon other reviews. Finish is exceptional. Best thing about this rifle..... HOLY ACCURATE.... with less than 250 pellets through it and stock scope, I'm getting 10 shot groups @ 30 yds that I can cover with a quarter and drinking glass groups at 50 yds. It's fairly quiet, certainly backyard friendly, as long as you don't use light grain pallets that can break the sound barrier. Mine LOVES the JSB Diabolo Exact Jumbo Heavy

The rifle is heavy and not something that you'd want to lug around all day. VERY hard to cock especially the first 100 or so shots. It has gotten a little easier (or maybe I've gotten used to it) and it now seems tolerable. It was a little hard to shoot freehand because of the weight, but with sandbags or a rest the weight seemed to help the shooter settle in on the target.

By GregUSAMarch 13, 2020

I served thirty years in the United States Army. Almost twenty in the Ranger Regiment. I never thought I would have a pellet rifle now I have three. I do have of firearms. But these are addicting lol

I have the Hatsan 125 sniper spring piston break barrel .25 caliber. I really like it the rifle. The scope and bipod are junk. I put a Hammers 3-9X 40AO with a one piece mount. I can hit targets at 75 to 100 yards consistently. Make sure you get a scope that's air gun rated. I have used the scope on regular rifles even a Marlin 444 and it still holds zero. If you do so you might have to re ajust the scope. The rifle is well worth the price I have the same rifle in .22 caliber and another Hatsan striker.22 caliber good to 50 yards consistently.

The scope and bipod that come with the rifle are junk

By Michael C.December 31, 2019

I bought a 125 22 Cal spring Sniper. Wow what power! With in 50 shots it broke. I sent it back and Hattsan customer service was awesome. So I paid $125.00 more and upgraded to the Vortex version. Wow what power and accuracy!! Again with in 200 shots it broke again and has zero power. I have 23 air rifles ,RWS,STOEGER,RUGER,UMAREX,BENJAMIN,GAMO,CROSSMAN,WINCHESTER ECT. So I think I can give an accurate comparison.This would be my favorite brand and gun if it did not break. The only gun that I have sent back and was replaced was the Benjamin magnum 22 Cal. That gun was uneven so cocking it wore out the wood. They sent me a new one and has the same issue.

Power Quiet Accurate

Doesn't last.

By Steve MUSADecember 19, 2019 Verified Purchase

Amazing open sights. very accurite. good deal.


no instructions or manuals with mine.

By KurtUSAOctober 12, 2019 Verified Purchase

I own several Hatsan rifles and this is a very fine rifle. This is very accurate. Stupid accurate to my 20 yard target. Hits very hard. I own this rifle in .22 as well. Both are very fine.

This thing is accurate. It?s plenty powerful. It is kinda quiet. I would by it again and again and again.

No sireee.

By JasonUSAOctober 8, 2019

The rifle is very accurate and comfortable to shoot, but it's a beast! Also, the scope it comes with is worth upgrading.

By RogerOctober 9, 2018 Verified Purchase

Just finish shooting my Hatsan Vortex in .22 cal. All I can say is WOW, WOW and WOW!! Excellent accuracy, hard hitting, quite, and very well made. I am very satisfied with the purchase. If there is a negative point it would be how hard it is to cock. Its much harder than my Beeman and my RWS, both in .22 cal.

By JoelUSAMay 22, 2018

I just recently got this as a gift. And it is awesome. Once I broken in and got zero,this rifle quickly lived up to the hype. This is a terror on squirrels, even with a upper chest shot. They dropped on the spot. In my opinion, is truly the king of the break barrels.

Incredibly accurate and powerful

My rifle didn’t come with a sling or a bipod. The boxing quality control can be better

By JeffreyUSAApril 18, 2018

I fired about 150 rounds through it now. I'm getting good groups, in spite of the scope. I sighted it in at 50 feet to use for short-range shooting. I like the break-barrel gun because it can be ready to shoot faster than an under-barrel. Fewer motions required. The gun is heavy, powerful, and accurate! Mine is a .25 cal.

accurate, powerful, and fairly quiet.

could use shoulder strap attachments - it's heavy! The scope supplied is only functional. I replaced it with a Hawke.

By EdgarUSAFebruary 6, 2018

Very powerful air rifle....cocking is not for wimps. After some scope movement with the included mounts I replaced with a single piece UTG mount and scope. You have to have high mounts for this air rifle...medium mounts are too low. Seems to be very accurate, but less than 100 shots so far. I sighted in at 45 yards.

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Looking to buy a better scope that will last and not break with this rifle. Any recommendations? Somewhere in the $50-130 range.

asked Giovanni from USA

Look at the leaoers/UTG line of scopes. Fully warrantied and a good value.

Mark from USA

Specs say 33 lb. cocking effort. Is this correct? Was told by another retailer it was 51lbs.

asked Randy from USA

51Lbs is correct


? i bought air rifle recently and i took out for the first time last week and i was not happy about it. i have two other rifle Walter Talon magnum and octane all in .22. they can bust through Galvanized sheet at 10 to 40 yards and with the Hatsan sniper 125 .22 i can't not even at 5 yards. please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i can't even take down small game at 10 yards. What should i do?????????????????????


Send it's defective.


You have something very wrong with your rifle. Send it back to the dealer. These rifles have extreme power.

Dana from USA

How loud is it?

asked Mel from USA

My 125 .177 Sniper id s bit picky on the pellet choice and the sound it emits when fired--the quietest is from Daisy .177 wad cutters and the loudest is with Benjamin .177 hallow points it sounds just like a .22 LR going off-- my 125 .22cal Vortex Sniper is just plain quiet no matter what pellets I put threw her-- but it really likes Benjamin Premium both domed and hallow points ---no matter which .177 or.22 you will need a good set of rings and a good scope to bring out the best the rifle has to offer--I hope this helped-if you have any other questions don't hesitate to ask---RUCK IT UP--SUCK IT UP AND RANGER UP--RANGERS LEAD THE WAY---ICEMAN

LEE from USA

Is the vortex easier to cock than the spring version? And between the two which has the least amount of faulty issues? Basically Which is more reliable? I'm trying to decide if I need to pay more for the Vortex version or are the differences so minuscule that it really doesn't matter.

asked Conrad from USA

I own the Hatsan 125 Sniper Vortex. The cocking force on the Vortex piston version is 33 lbs. The Springer version approaches 50lbs cocking force. The Vortex has a smooth cocking stroke with no grinding sounds as some Springers have. The huge sound modulator makes a great handle for cocking this gun. With that said, this is a very powerful air rifle. I have the. 22 caliber version and it shoots 18 grain pellets over 950 ft per sec. Hatson uses lead pellets for their specifications not the PBA alloy pellets that a lot of manufacturers use to inflate their specs. It is a large, heavy, beautiful, hard hitting rifle. The Vortex piston can be left cocked for long periods of time without concern for wear or damage. This is an advantage over the Springer version which can not be left cocked. If cocked, you need to fire off the round soon. German Steel Two stage match grade trigger great stock, theres a lot to like. The Optima 3x32 scope is not up to par with the rifle. I would suggest Hatsan trash the useless bipod and provide a better 3x9x40 Scope. I suggest a Leapers scope on this rifle. It's a beast. Long & heavy at about 10 pounds with the scope installed. But, it is dead accurate out to 60 yards, maybe more with a better shooter than me. It is powerful. Best use is for small game and pest hunting. If target shooting, your arm is going to get pretty tired after 30-40 shots. Bottom line......I love it!

Eugene from USA

I cannot compare between the two versions of Hatsan 125 -spring powered vs. gas piston- beacuse I only own the second type. But compared to other break barrel, spring piston rifles I use, I would say that 1) Hatsan 125 is among the heavier air rifles to cock, because it is a powerful one; 2) Gas piston rifles, even when heavy, are smoother to cock. And they feel less "twangy" upon firing them. I did no testing myself, but gas piston plants are reputed for lasting longer. Anyway, as said above, this is a very powerful rifle, at such a point that even powered by a gas piston, coking effort and fire vibration are high and shooting it, for my taste is not pleasent. This is a great rifle for hunting or target shooting with fair accuracy at disances as long as 55 yards Accuracy greatly depends on good shot execution: the gun issues a lot of vibration. If I had to choose I would go for the Gas Piston.

Cristian from USA

The reviews have been nothing but positive for this gun. I'm interested in purchasing but could someone tell me, since it is synthetic, if the stock is solid or hollow? Thanks

asked Jack

I found no way to tell the internal configuration of the stock from exterior inspection. As it houses the adjustable cheekpiece rods and the locking screws, it is hollow to tan extent at least. But if strength is the concern I would say it looks like a very sturdy synthetic stock. I have not smashed the rifle into anything, but from the normal shooting, after many a shot,, the rifle stands perfectly solid, even when its great piston power turns loose scope screws every now and then,

Cristian from USA

Does this gun utilize Vortex or Nitro gas piston? The title has vortex and the description has nitro in it.

asked RYUU

I would like to add some clarification to the previous answer to this question. The specification page states Nitro Piston, but that is incorrect. The Vortex Gas Piston is NOT the same as the Nitro Piston. The Vortex utilizes High Pressure Air where the Nitro Piston uses a nitrogen charge. Also, the Vortex piston is rebuildable and the end user can adjust the fill pressure to suit his or her needs. This is a picture of the Vortex Gas Piston from's website.


The Vortex is a nitro gas piston. It's Hatsans own version. For copyright reasons, they have to name them differently. There are other slight changes made to make them original. Umarex has the Reaxis, Gamo the IGT, etc.


How is it compared to the Spring version?

asked Steve

Having both a vortex 125 sniper (.25) and a 125th (.22) spring version i get the feeling that the spring version is slightly more powerfull due to the extra cocking effort required.i seen a good review on youtube comparing the sniper vortex to the the sniper (spring),both in.22 cal and he calculated that the spring version delivered 2 or 3 more foot pound of energy.the vortex is more pleasureable to shoot for me due to less next hatsan will be a spring powered sniper 125 or a 135 spring.i hear that the vortex piston can be made to work at a higher pressure.i tend to choose the rifle with more power.


There's a review that discusses it. It has the same power, but it'll be smoother cocking and less vibration/noise. The piston typically lasts MUCH longer than the spring and isn't affected by cold temps.

Erik from USA

When will this item be back in stock i would like to buy it this week.

asked anthony

Anthony, This particular rifle should be back in stock in another week or so. Sincerely, The Airgun Depot Customer Care Team

Scott from USA
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