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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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Hatsan Mod 125 Sniper Vortex QE
32 Reviews
66% (21)
22% (7)
3% (1)
6% (2)
3% (1)
88% Recommend this product (28 of 32 responses)
By Michael C.
Thousand Oaks California
Does not last
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.

ProsPower Quiet Accurate
ConsDoesn't last.
By Steve M.
hard hitting
December 19, 2019
Amazing open sights. very accurite. good deal.
Consno instructions or manuals with mine.
By Cart
Albuquerque , New Mexico
A wonderful break barrel air rifle
October 12, 2019
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.
ProsThis thing is accurate. It?s plenty powerful. It is kinda quiet. I would by it again and again and again.
ConsNo sireee.
Best UsesHunting
By Jason
Oroville, WA
Accurate, comfortable, but very heavy!
October 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 Roger
October 9, 2018
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 Joel D.
Power and Accuracy
May 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.
ProsIncredibly accurate and powerful
ConsMy rifle didnā€™t come with a sling or a bipod. The boxing quality control can be better
By jeff
LaBelle, FL
Great rifle!!!
April 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.
Prosaccurate, powerful, and fairly quiet.
Conscould use shoulder strap attachments - it's heavy! The scope supplied is only functional. I replaced it with a Hawke.
Best UsesPlinking, small to medium size game. I shoot at a cowbell, and hit it every time. I've dropped squirrels, a rabbit, armadillos, possums, and a coon, so there's plenty of impact on the receiving end.
By Ed
Conyers, Ga
Hatsan 125 Sniper Vortex .22
February 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.
By Chip
Florence, South Carolina
Dec 10, in S.C. @ 35 degrees (cold for SC.
December 10, 2017
Hatsan sniper vortex .22 I had this rifle now for about 1 month and put about 200 pellets though it. In trying to fine a pellet the gun likes best I have shot 14 grains,16, 18, 21, 25, and 33 grain; it shoot all of the pellets well ( could hit heart & lung shoots at 50 yards on a rabbit all day long with any of the pellets mentioned), however, I decided that it shoots the 21.14 and the 15,89 best. This is what the15.89 looks like with a Gamo 3-9x40 at 40 yards. Those are head shoots on a bird at 40 yards with a break barrel; absolutely amazing. I have 2 pcp's, and my Hassan GE.22 is holding its own with the best of them. The rifle is heavy and relatively hard to cock but once you get use to it, it becomes second nature. Something that made me laugh is when I first got the rifle and tried to cock it, it felt like the barrel was glued to the breech; but after about 50 shots it got better.
ProsAccurate and powerful. I have heard it being referred to as a beast, I absolutely agree.
ConsThe scope that came with it was no good to me, it's packed away in the back corner of my basement closet.
By Bert R.
Very nice
November 2, 2017
By robert h.
Indianapolis, Indiana
hatsan 125
March 14, 2017
rifle is good. However, Airgun Depot's quality control not so good. The delivery was missing the sniper bipod and the additional shoulder pads.
By Evan
Gales Ferry, CT
Awesome power
September 25, 2016
Very accurate .25 cal with a aftermarket scope, supplied scope not very good. Was able to achieve dime size spacing at 35 yards and most impressively penetrating 1/2 in plywood at the same time! Has a bit of weight but that comes with quality build. Cocking effort is not bad but does take some effort. This gun can easily take down small game with no issue and I believe up to coyote size! Ammo used JSB Diabolo Exact King .25 25.39 gr, scope UTG 4X32 1" Hunter
ProsStrong build quality, very accurate, tons of power. Looks awesome as well
ConsSupplied scope no good
By Evan
Tons of power
September 23, 2016
This Rifle packs a punch and is deadly accurate when paired with a better scope then the one the comes with it. I used the UTG 4x32 1" Hunter Scope and at 35 yards this rifle will put a hole right through a 1/2 in peace of plywood and dime size grouping using Exact King 25gr pellets.. Very impressed with the build quality. A bit heavy but not overwhelming. I would recommend to the beginner and experienced riflemen. I honestly believe you can take down a coyote with the 25 gr pellet !
ProsBuild quality, power, accuracy and price.
ConsIncluded scope is not very good
By Eric
Moscow, PA
Mod 125 Sniper
September 15, 2016
Accuracy was very surprising with this rifle, although due to the weight don't plan on taking to long to line up your shot. Scope is decent for now, although loosens up on the rail every 4 shots or so.
ProsAccurate, powerful
ConsHeavy, cocking effort is ridiculous, plastic bipod is junk.
By Dan
Lexington, KY
Super Shooter
August 24, 2016
Nothing but praise for this rifle. Very accurate and hard-hitting shooting JSB 34.95 grn.and Polymag 26 grn.,both .25 caliber. This rifle was an exchange for a defective Hatsan 155 and Airgun Depot did a commendable job handling it.
ProsReliable and very accurate. Great shooter.
By Kenneth
Fort , Worth
July 15, 2016
Purchased my Hastan 125 .25 Sniper a year ago. I used it to eradicate squirrels from my moms backyard as well as my own. I used it with the Predator Poly Pro Mags pellets. Not a very accurate pellet for long range probably beyond 30 yards, but within that range a very good pellet. Most kills were immediate without a lot of flapping around. I also dusted off my share of crows with the Hatsan Sniper it is a hard hitting air rifle. I mated it with a Leapers UTG 1 in. 3-9X50 scope. I have ripped open tin cans with this rifle and I'm sure it can do the same with animals larger than squirrels.
ProsIt is an accurate air rifle, the trigger squeeze is adjustable with a crisp click. The break barrel action is hard but not for me. Loading is obliviously easy. The location of the safety is in a good spot but I prefer setups by the trigger. It's located on the top side of the rifle for thumb action. It has an adjustable cheek piece to assist in the proper alignment of the shooters eye and a scope. It also has manual sights in the event you don't have a scope.
ConsThis is a heavy rifle at least 10 pounds with the scope I have it probably is up to 12lbs. It is also louder than I expected. This is not a backyard rifle for neighborhoods, it can be challenging for smaller individuals because of it's length and weight.
By Robert P.
Prescott, Arizona
Who needs a .22 lr?
January 18, 2016
Talk about a beast...for a .177 cal..this baby is as powerful as any 22 lr out there. It is a bit loud depending on the pellet used. On the hollow point goes off like a very loud 22 using a magnum load. First time I fireed it, I was ducking and looking around for the 5 police cars I was certain were about to invade my little 2 1/2 acre shooting range. I'd say about 1300 to 1400 fps. On a heavier pellet, the they slow down to under the speed of sound and what you get is a reasonable "pop" that is not as loud as when a pellet hits a target.
Accuracy..out of the box it was ok on the iron sights..I was getting 1" groups at 25 yrds...using a bench to steady the rifle. Upon switching to a scope. I was able to put 5 pellets in a .5" circle. At 60 yrds with a little adjustment to the scope, I was hitting groups of 1 to 1 1/2" with 5 rounds each with iron sights. I may be a slightly better shooter than the average after spending 6 yrs on active duty with USMC with combat experince. But, the average shooter should have little to no problems sighting this Hatsan in.
ProsAccurate and very powerful out of the box with iron sights. Modifiable in several configurations...that is you can add several accessories for a few dollars. Over all an excellent pellet gun for the begginner with assistance from someone who can teach basic gun safety.
ConsScope shake is a problem. After about 3-4 pellets, it is wise to check to be certain the scope is secured. It seems that Hatsan has a tendency to make rifles with serious power. A good solution is getting some lock-tite or buy some socket head cap screws with a pellet or patch already installed. Check for fastener distributors in your area to get them off the shelf in many cases. Often times they will sample 4 or 5 out to local customers.
By Bodine
Somewhere in the woods
January 2, 2016
I've had this gun in .22 over a year now and ABSOLUTELY love it. It shot great right out of the box and has only gotten better. I have put over 4500 pellets through the Mod 125 Vortex gun without a single glitch. It loves JSB Exact Jumbo Diablo 15.89gr pellets and shoots polymags well too. She's very hold sensitive but, with practice and patience accuracy is DEAD ON. JSB 15.89 @ 50 yards 5 shot groups covered by a nickle 5 out of 6 groups. Polymags @ 50 yards 5 shot groups 1-1/8" only slightly larger than a quarter. Flyers are almost none existent. The gun shoots most pellets well to my surprise.
I use the Mod 125 Vortex for hunting and pesting and it works flawlessly. I have taken squirrel from 10 to 50 yards with head and heart shots and watch em drop like stones. European Starlings have seen their numbers diminished since the purchase of this rifle and English sparrows just don't come around anymore. This gun makes a mess out of chipmunks and I like it so much that I'm getting another one in .25 cal with the Vortex system.
ProsDependable. Well built. ACCURATE!
ConsMight be too heavy for some @ over 10 pounds fully rigged with scope and light but, not me. It'll keep ya from getting soft and lazy.
By Grover
St. Paul, MN
October 13, 2015
Purchased mine in .22 cal. Quality is excellent, looks amazing, power is unbelievable, accuracy is incredible, throw the packaged scope in the garbage.

Mounted a Hammers 3-9 x 40 I had in the drawer off of another gun. I've since ordered a Leapers because that what this gun deserves.

Chrony'd at 970fps out of the box with H&N Field target trophy 14.66gr. Dime groups with no fliers after 50 pellets at 20 yds. There's really nothing more to say.

Pros Very Quiet. Not hold sensitive. Not pellet-picky. Aside from cocking effort, is more friendly to shoot that my Hatsan Mod 95. Target practicing for an hour will wear you out... but that's not really what this gun is for. Knocks out my neighborhood squirrels like Mike Tyson... THAT'S what it's for. Smooth transaction with AGD... Ordered on a Sunday, got it that Thursday with their free ground shipping.
ConsAbsolutely none.
By John
La Mesa, CA
Powerful Rifle!
July 22, 2015
This is a solid rifle right out of the box! I have shot about 200 pellets through it. It really like the JSB Match Diabolo Exact King .25 Cal, 25.39 Grains. That hit extremely hard and it is consistently shooting over 720 fps, that is 29.221 FPE. The break-barrel is very easy to cock. The long barrel and the large muzzlebrake/suppressor makes for an easy grip. This gun is addicting and hard to put down. I would highly recommend this and AGD is fantastic to deal with!!!!
ProsThe two stage quatro trigger is great. I lightened it up about 4 lbs, remember a Vortex piston/Spring piston break-barrel rifle has a tremendous amount of tension on the trigger assembly so there is limitation. I like the synthetic stock and the gun has a very nice balance to it. I have been shooting nickle size groups from about 20 yards. This should continue to tighten up as I put more pellets through the gun and continue the break-in period. Hatsan makes great products.
ConsThe scope is very low-end so I never even put it on the gun. I used a Baraska 3-12x40 AO Airgun Scope. This gun has a tremendous kick and you need a scope for that type of recoil. The bi-pod is really on good to display the gun and the rifle sling looks like it should be on a kids toy.
By Wade
Power, Accuracy
June 19, 2015
Lots of power with the .25! And seemingly more transfer of that power to the target than in a .22. This gun is capable of some fantastic groups. It is however, super hold sensitive. You need to be extra super consistent and light.
ProsPower, Accuracy Good fit and finish Weaver/Dovetail rail is nice "Suppressor" works better than Gamo's
ConsVery hold sensitive (as are all break barrel guns) Front iron sight pin is way to fat (most air rifles) Weighs more than a Mosin Nagant 91/30
By Gregory
Tonawanda, NY
Awesome Rifle
January 27, 2015
The rifle was worth it without the scope, bipod or sling. I used to shoot competitively with 22 caliber rifles offhand, kneeling, and prone. The Hatsan 125 vortex is comparitively accurate. I have put @ 200 shots through the rifle and I am totally impressed with the results. I am consistantly shooting 100 prone, 90 to 95 kneeling, and 80 to 84 offhand at 20 yards. Very nice piece of air rifle engineering. The scope, bipod, and sling are not included in this review. I'm extremely happy with this purchase.

ProsRifle is awesome - less then half a dime sized groups at 20 yards after sight in.
By Chuck
Youngstown, ohio
Terrible quality
January 3, 2015
Being a skilled tradesman (tool and die maker) I have always taken pride in quality. Seems to me hatsan may be sacrificing quality to just fill orders. I read reviews for days to make a decision so I purchased it. First one out of the box did not have any compression in the piston. Sent it back for another, this one shot terrible so I started looking closer and the barrel was either machined wrong or bent. Looking down the muzzle the barrel has a left hook, I noticed the front sight was about 1/8th inch off center. Since I don't plan on shooting around corners this one is going back also. If you plan on purchasing one, look it over very well. Scope is worthless didn't mount it since I planned on putting my leapers on it. Also about 30-40 shots into testing the gun I noticed the penetration was subpar. Using ultra premiers at 20 feet the pellet would only penetrate flush if lucky into a pine board. Use caution purchasing this rifle.
ProsLooks good
ConsScope, quality
By Bodine
Somewhere in the woods...
December 19, 2014
Just arrived today from AGD. Unboxed, cleaned the bore, and put 10 shots in a 1/4" group @ 20 yards off shooting bags with open sights. The very first 10 shots ! Looking forward to getting my Leapers scope on it and stretching it out to see what it'll do @ 50 plus yards. Optima scope and bipod are a joke but I knew that before I purchased the gun. Finish on the gun is remarkably nice and the stock is very shooter friendly. Beware tasty woodland creatures...
ProsFirst of all, THANK YOU AGD STAFF ! I ordered the spring version by mistake with 2 day air delivery. Called the next morning and they were able to take the appropriate action to ensure I received what I wanted and on time. Great job AGD ! Thank you. QUALITY gun with looks and power that kill. Blows through 1" plywood @ 10 yards. Can't wait to shoot it more.
ConsJunk scope and bypod.
By kenney
United States
November 8, 2014
I have the spring version and it is amazing. But this cocks smoother and shoots smoother now I have both great gun
By Keith
Great gun (but blown piston less than month)
October 30, 2014
I totally loved it till vortex piston went out. It's a sledge hammer,even in.22,evil power am waiting for new one back from airgun depot. Friend has same one,tack driver,literary.
ProsBig,nasty,hard hitting,will love it.
ConsGet a real scope,junk came with it,junk I say. Gonna shoot it with new gun when it gets a Hawke 6 x24x56 gonna try on it.
October 23, 2014
By Iceman 2.
Plain City Utah
not so good
June 14, 2014
now first off let me say I am a Hatsan guy ...I own six 4 break barrel that are all VORTEX system and 3 PCP'S BT65Elite ,AT44PA,AT44QE I said I am a Hatsan guy... this 125 sniper .177 is loud ,not accurate at all I have put three different scopes and three different sets of rims on it
Prossorry to say other than it looks and the vortex system I can't find much good to say about this one and it really hurts 125 sniper in 22 caliber is one heck of a tack driver out to 50 yards then she drops off but what a rifle
ConsI can't get this to group for anything even at 10 feet I will have a 6 inch group I have tried seven different pellets with no luck .....I sure hope the one that I got its just a lemon .I love my Hatsan's and stand behind them 100% this one broke my heart
By Lee F.
Plain City Utah
great vortex system Hatsan
May 26, 2014
Prosquiet--fun to shoot--vortex system--accurate --the trigger is outstanding--adjustable comb-
By Gary
Carson City, Nevada
A great hunting rifle.
May 10, 2014
Overall I am very pleased.Much smoother than a springer.
Powerful, not a toy!
Bang,one shot kills.
ProsVery accurate with JSB exact .25 pellets. Powerful.Cocking is easier than some people make it out to be.I'm 63 and average build and have no issues. I used High Burris Signature Zee rings with +/- .015 inserts. Good clearance and plenty of elevation adjustment with CP 4-16 x 40 Adventure scope. On most guns you will need to raise the back and lower the front to keep cross hairs centered and have plenty of elevation adjustment. Check all screws, tighten, and lock-tite where appropriate. Tru-Glow sights are nice if you use open sights, I don't.
ConsTrigger adjustment is a little bit of a PITA.Good idea to disassemble and polish all surfaces. It will then be smooth and crisp. Scope and Bi-pod are junk, and a military style strap would be my preference.
By john
Milford, Kansas
Nice Rifle
February 28, 2014
I was originally going to buy the Camo spring version? but then decided on the Vortex as I thought that I should try a gas piston rifle.The rifle has good build quality, it is somewhat quieter than my other spring rifle. I did not like the Scope, so I purchased a Centerpoint 4-16x40 which should have been a great addition? I have shot around 150 pellets so far. I have not been able to sight this rifle with the scope, I need more than full elevation to hit point of aim? don't know if this is due to barrel droop? open sights at same targets is not a problem, hoping to find some adjustable rings to use with the scope. Only thing I wish was different, is that the safety has to be pulled toward you to fire wish it was a more standard push in. The trigger is great as set from factory. 4 stars based on Safety application. I don't know yet weather the scope , rifle, or me that is in fault of the scope set up? I have tried the scope supplied and that also runs out of elevation, have to aim high off target to hit target??????
ProsHits hard, .25 big pellett.
Conssafety operation,
By Tim
Auckland, new zealand
January 25, 2014
A big upgrade from my gamo big cat. The bigger caliber and power are good and gas piston is really nice and quiet as well.

has a few issues that need fixing
Prospowerful quiet accurate solid
Consbutt stop screws are not long enough and you cant get more than one expanding plate in although it comes with three and i cant seem to get them out. bipod is fairly useless and I agree with other reviews that it should be ditched and in turn provide us with a better scope. pretty minor would still recommend the gun for sure
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Hatsan Mod 125 Sniper Vortex QE
  • 0.177
    Caliber 0.177 Cal
    Velocity 1250 fps
    Loudness 3-Medium
    Mag Capacity 1
  • 0.22
    Caliber 0.22 Cal
    Velocity 1000 fps
    Loudness 3-Medium
    Mag Capacity 1
  • 0.25
    Caliber 0.25 Cal
    Velocity 750 fps
    Loudness 3-Medium
    Mag Capacity 1
  • 0.22
    Caliber 0.22 Cal
    Velocity 1000 fps
    Loudness 3-Medium
  • 0.25
    Caliber 0.25 Cal
    Velocity 750 fps
    Loudness 3-Medium
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