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Hatsan Mod 135 Vortex QE

Available in .177, .22, .25, .30, Including the .30 cal Carnivore, the world's first big bore break barrel
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Sometimes things are just made because they can be made. Add to that list the world's first .30 caliber break-barrel, part of the Carnivore series, the new caliber added to Hatsan?s premier break barrel Model 135. The Mod 135?s include everything that makes Hatsan break barrel?s special, including their Vortex gas piston, Turkish Walnut stock with adjustable Monte Carlo comb, fiber optic open sights, their highly regarded QuietEnergy barrels, and their equally acclaimed Quattro Trigger.

A handsome gun no matter what caliber you prefer, though I dare you to resist owning the world's first big bore break barrel. We were able to obtain 30 ft lbs of energy using the .30 caliber beast. And you shouldn?t have to worry about it chewing up scopes as long as you have a decent air gun rated scope on top. We were surprised that the double recoil was much less than other high power magnum power break barrels!

Hatsan 135 Vortex QE Air Rifle Features
  • Vortex gas-piston
  • QuietEnergy barrel technologyQuattro 2-stage adjustable match trigger (adj. for trigger-pull weight- first stage- second stage & length of travel)
  • 11mm and Weaver optics rail with scope stop
  • Fixed red TruGlo® fiber optic front sight
  • Fully adjustable green TruGlo® fiber optic rear sight
  • Anti-beartrap mechanism
  • Automatic safety
  • Right-hand Turkish walnut Monte Carlo stock with adjustable cheek piece
  • Checkered pistol grip and forearm
  • Rubber recoil pad with SAS (Shock Absorber System) that reduces vibration9.60 lbs.

Here are the benefits of a Vortex gas-piston powerplant 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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Specs
  • ManufacturerHatsan
  • Caliber .177
  • Velocity 1250 fps
  • Condition New
  • Ammo Type Pellets
  • Action Break barrel
  • Barrel Style Rifled
  • Fire Mode Single-shot
  • Gun Weight 9.90
  • Overall Length 47.20
  • Barrel Length 10.60
  • Loudness 3-Medium
  • Magazine Capacity 0
  • Mechanism Gas-piston
  • Rail Weaver & 11mm dovetails
  • Safety Automatic
  • Front Sights Fiber Optic
  • Rear Sights Fiber Optic
  • Shots per Fill 0
  • Trigger Adjustability Two-stage adjustable
  • Trigger Action 0
  • Use Small game hunting/target practice
  • Warranty 1-year limited warranty
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Reviews
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4.6
4.581 Reviews
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5.0
By LennardJuly 6, 2022

Other then heavy, And a very hard cocking lever, This is not a casual backyard target rifle, This is more for pest control. When I first got it, It was as loud as a standard load .22, Echo heard thru the woods, Now it is pretty quiet. I have been using Ruger 1.1g Superpoint .22 cal (5.56mm) pellets. The wood stock is outstanding! Very nice, ( I used boiled linseed oil to rub on the stock and really brought out the color and grain real good), And adjustable trigger works good. Overall this is a very good rifle for the money. I would buy again if needed. Thanks

Pros
I have the .22 cal version, Very powerful, Instant kill on a woodchuck @ about 15 yards just peeking outta his burrow. ( he saw me earlier and ran) Great headshot! Where I live I can't shoot live .22s due to close neighbors, But this rifle fills the bill.

Cons
Not really a complaint But it is hard to cock, And it is heavy, But it is a quality rifle

4.0
By Cajunflipper June 25, 2022

Hatsan Mod 130S Vortex QuietEnergy .30cal Airgun, Black Synthtic single shot break barrel pump 560fps best pellet in mine is Hatsan Vortex Strike .30cal...they make very satisfying “WOP or SMACK “!!!! -50 yards head or neck shot on ~ deer, hog, whatever can be humanely dispatched. Sound emitted is 33mm piston and pellet impact. Eye protection a must, hearing protection not needed but recommended. Everyone that shoots mine wants to buy it . Nope!

Pros
Bot this version first. Those very painful pointed should stock tip can and will every shot bruise your shoulder AND your inner thigh area as your charging this beast. There is a definite harmonics jaw rattling with your check bone next to the stock in firing positions. If you place the stock on the ground you’ll damage those points. And if you place the stock on top of say tennis shoes or even boot, those same pint will damage you. Just take it from a disability Ret former LEO / Armorer, Fed agent , federal park ranger… they refused to least the weight at10+ lbs without scope . My 6x24-56 AO Fantastic Leapers UTG easily handles up to .50BMG. Folks you want the much lighter synthetic black adjustable check stock. Impervious to weather , much more difficult to damage compared to beautiful Turkish hardwood. My point versions rear sight was damaged . I used my scope regardless, you get giddy with accuracy and power of .30 pellets out to 80 yards. Depending eye sight, ksa’s

Cons
Both are ~50 lbs cocking effort! Man up! Always keep a firm grip even after you’ve cocked the barrel. Only takes one time pulling the tree offer or losing your grip and the barrel slams close permanently bending the barrel and warranty. Wasted a lot of time doing this critique! Just buy this one: Hatsan Mod 130S Vortex QuietEnergy .30cal Airgun, Black Synthtic single shot break barrel pump 560fps. And clean the sound reduction equipment. Picture Rt To Lt Both Open Plastic Thimble to breach Then Both Fabric Covered Baffle this allows pronged barrel screw cap to secure and seat in properly- the only way it will fit back together!!! Clean in Dawn liquid soap with water in screw cap contained for each separate of 4 pieces , rinse in clean water container and air dry & reassembled in exact order described here! From Hatsan s website somewhere

5.0
By BrianUSAApril 10, 2022 Verified Purchase

Don't hesitate. Drop the $$$. You won't be disappointed.

Pros
I ordered this rifle in .25 cal and it was the right decision. I know this is the 1st big bore springer in .30 but I thought the fps. was a bit low. I am truly pleased with this gun. A couple tweaks after I mounted a scope and this beast will one hole it at 40 yes. all day long. Always been partial to springers but this rifle is truly special. I think I like it more than my Bullboss in .25.

Cons
It is almost 10lbs. naked. With scope and sling(must) it comes in a little under 12. It's a bear to carry around for several hours.

2.0
By charlesUSAMarch 28, 2022

I've owned 3 yes, Three of these, one was never canceled from another store. It's a shame the gas piston doesn't hold up. Next time HATSAN. Please, spend a little longer time on R&D. I have three other model HATSANS never any problems only this particular model HATSAN 135 QE!.

Pros
It's a beautiful walnut wood stock. It hits like a beast all mine were in 22 cal.

Cons
The air piston fails after a year give or take?

5.0
By ClaybornUSAMarch 19, 2022

I'm writing this in hopes that Timothy the guy on here that left a review on here she's what I'm writing he said that 30 caliber pellets are hard to find well I don't know why he can't find them but if you go on Amazon they have hoards and hordes of them all different types I have not yet bought this gun but I sure do plan on it in the next couple of weeks I will own one

Pros
Haven't yet bought the gun but I do plan on it

Cons
As far as I can tell I don't think there are any thing that I would not like about this guy

5.0
By TimothyUSASeptember 13, 2021

I wouldn't buy this as my first rifle, or even my third. A high-velocity .22 or .25 will do about the same number on game. If you are an experienced break-barrel gunner, you are sure to find it a satisfying addition to your collection.

Pros
Elegant - heavy - accurate and massive. It sure is a handful of rifle. It's gorgeously detailed, and a real pleasure to shoot. It has relatively little recoil, probably because of its substantial heft. I have not had it out hunting, but I put a tin of pellets through it on the range. It will reach out and ring heavy metal targets intended for cartridge guns. For small to medium game, I have no doubt it would be an International Harvester. It is nicely quiet as well.

Cons
Compared to .177 and .22, there are few pellets made in .30, and stock has been very variable. Ammo is also several times the cost per round compared to smaller calibers. I was only able to obtain one brand, and bought the last four tins I could find. Luckily, the rifle shoots like gangbusters with my pellet of choice. This is no gun for casual plinking. For one, the cocking force is heavy, and is tiring after about 10 rounds. This is a game rifle. Sight it in and treat it as such.

3.0
By KevinJune 28, 2021

I've used for years to protect my livestock. Good gun. After a few years it quite shooting. No place to be found to do repairs.

Pros
I'd give it a five. Loved the gun had it for years. Unfortunately it's stopped shooting. It's out of warranty. Can't get any information bout how to get it fixed.

4.0
By JERRYUSAJune 16, 2021

Great air rifle - but piston failed Bought the 135 EQ .30 cal about 3 years ago. Loved it. But a month ago - the nitro piston failed with less than 500 pellets through it. Out of warranty, I sent it to Hatsan USA. Got a quick response. They said that the most common reason a nitro piston fails is because if you store it muzzle up - like in a gun rack - piston cup oil will leak down the piston rod and soften or weaken the piston bladder - causing it to fail. I had never heard of that before. So be aware. Store it on its side or the other end up.

Pros
Great air rifle - lots of power

Cons
Make it a springer - other than that - a great airgun

5.0
By TravisUSAJanuary 23, 2021 Verified Purchase

Pros
This is one amazing hard hitting air rifle. I installed the UTG 4-16X44 30mm Scope, AO, 36-color Mil-dot on the gun. Then tested a lot of different pellet brands and gr weights to finally settle with the most deadly accurate pellet out to 80 yrds. That pellet is the Exact King Heavy Diabolo 33.95 gr. 42fpe. After shooting about 50 pellets through the new gun "I call the break in period" I then cleaned the barrel very well to dislodge any lead deposites to then truly start to site the gun in. I placed my gun in a rifle lock to ensure no movment. At 25 yards / 5 shot test cover all 5 with a dime: At 35 yards / 5 shot test cover all 5 with a nickle: At 35 yards / 5 shot test cover with quarter and so on....At 80 yards which I stopped at because after that I do not beleive I would shoot anything past that I noted my grouping was still very impressive with an average 2" x 2" pattern. Every gun is different keep the barrel clean and try lots of different pellets. Have Fun & Happy Shooting!

Cons
None!

5.0
By MatthewUSAJanuary 9, 2021 Verified Purchase

Again, it’s a heavy cocking mechanism and a heavy gun but well worth it.

Pros
With a beautiful figured walnut stock and the weight and feel of a real rifle, this thing is impressive. Yes, it’s a heavy cocking mechanism but once you pull the light, crisp trigger and see the power it has, you’ll forget all about that. Just put more behind your target than you think there should be or you may find a hole in something you didn’t mean to put a hole in. It’s not, in any stretch of the imagination, a first time pellet rifle for your kid. This is more like, I’m tired of .177 and want to quietly lay down some heat in the back yard. If you’re a healthy, strong person, I would highly recommend this pellet rifle.

Cons
This is unapologetically powerful and I wouldn’t change a thing.

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is this rifle suitable for a left hander?

asked bill from USA

Hallo. wie fiel Joule hat die Waffe? mfg

asked Herbert from Austria

Is There a left-hand stock?

asked Josh from USA

Other than looks, what is the difference between Mod 135 and Mod 135s?

asked noble from USA

There is no model 135s. There is 130S . The powerplants look to be pretty much the same. The 130S has a synthetic stock. The 135 an adjustable wooden stock.

Mark from USA

It’s this Hatsan Mod 135 Vortex QE good too hunter Turkey?

asked Toufik from Canada

If it can kill a racoon I think If you get a head shot your Chances will be likely

Nick from USA

I'm curious if anyone can tell me. I understand that the 30cal is a beast but is the 30 really better than the 22 or 25? Is the 30 as accurate as the 22 or 25. I'm asking because I'm very interested in the 30cal but also wonder why it's on sale and not the other calibers. CURIOUS

asked Dana from USA

What kind of FPS am i looking at using a 20 grain H&N Field target trophy pellet 750 is a little slow using a 23 grain H&N Hornet in .25 cal.

asked Edward Yancey Jr

What would you say the effective range of this gun is against medium game? Also can this gun take out a coyote? I am planning on getting an air gun for pest control and possibly using to hunt medium game on a budget. I am planning on getting it chambered in 30 cal if I get this model.

asked Cayden Douglass

I can buy in india

asked Ankush salve

Would this work well for raccoon ? I have quite a few that try to get in my chicken coop at night and .22 lr subsonic only has had mixed results at dispatching the threat. I don't want to use high velocity .22 out of respect for my neighbors but thought maybe a .30 cal pellet might be more effective. Thoughts ?

asked jeremiah from USA

Are you able to go deer hunting with this???

asked Hunter Laubenstein

in most states u need a .30 pcp but check your regulations

Nick from USA

What is the muzzle volisity of this rifle

asked William

I am seriously thinking about this rifle. I've found some pellets That more resemble a .45, .50 cal in design. About 80 and 100 Grain. Would these still work in this style rifle? They are Sold in lots of 100 on eBay as .30/.308 cal. I'm no ballistics Expert though I do have an extensive firearms background, But isn't it false to classify a .30 and a .308 as the same Size pellet/slug?

asked Danny croft

Will the 0.25 drop a coyote at 50 yards?

asked Dale Baker

What's the largest game you could hunt with the .30 cal of this? small deer, maybe? thank you

asked Ash

Can it take out a coyote?

asked Jonathan from USA

Hey guys thanks in advance for helping a newbie out. I am interested in the .25 cal. I know it will fit my hunting and pest control needs. 1. how adjustable is the trigger - does anyone know what the lowest poundage I can set? 2. Pest control will be at a farm and the farmer who is currently my friend and I want to keep it that way, had dairy cows, so I am hoping that the report will be subtle. If not, is there after market systems that might be able to help quiet this big boy down? Not concerned about the sound of the pellet hitting the target but the report of the gun it self. 3. what kind of bipod will work well with this gun? Again, thanks for the help.

asked Dean Forrest

Would you recommend this for turkey hunting and if so in what caliber?

asked Bruce

I couldn’t find a complete list of what all comes in the box. What all comes in the box? Sling?

asked Mark from USA

What is the length of pull in inches ( distance from trigger to shoulder )?

asked David

After reading the comments about this rifle I have to seriously ask Are airgunners wimps? I have rifles that weigh twice as much, granted, they are in serious calibers, such as .338 Lapua and .50 BMG among others,but a rifle under ten pounds is no big deal, and fifty pounds COCKING weight, well Id say its time to start doing some push ups. this rifle is in the same weight range as the M1 Garand and the M14 are, unloaded. Someone Please let me know that these complainers are the exception, and not the rule!

asked Scott

so it it just like a pump rifle, or do you have to fill it with gas?

asked jeff

will this shoot a raccoon out of a tree with a head shot??

asked mike atkins

Well this 30 caliber air rifle take down a deer if need be?

asked John

How many pounds is required to cock?

asked Dillon

Whats the biggest thing it can kill

asked Joseph from USA

how much of a difference is there between a .25 cal and a .30 cal in this model

asked Perry from USA

What Scope would you use on this rifle?

asked Allen Gaskill

how often to you have to replace the gas piston in this gun

asked Perry Bierman

Can an ex-felon hunt with this gun legally?

asked Rick Walker

What scope do you recommend for this rifle? I understand they're pretty hard on optics.

asked Ed Sheppard

Does anyone know if the .30 will go through a pine 2x4?

asked Ty from USA

Does anyone know if the .30 will go all the way through a pine 2x4

asked Ty from USA

Will a .30 cal go through a 2x4 pine board?

asked Ty from USA

Will the .30 cal go through a 2x4 pine board

asked Ty from USA

Interested in .30 cal but I'm a lefty. Any thoughts on how this would work out. See a similar gun w/ different stock but only up to .25. What is the practical difference between .25 and .30? Thanks, Bob

asked Robert from USA
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