The Hatsan gas operated semi-auto system is what really sets the Bullmaster apart from other attempts made at semi auto air rifles using electronic or mechanical actions. By using recycled gasses from the firing cycle the Hatsan Bullmaster is able to obtain both quick follow up shots as well as achieve a smooth trigger pull making this rifle one of the fastest shooting on the market. The Bullmaster also features a rugged polymer stock with an adjustable cheek pad and onboard magazine storage so you can easily carry extra ammo. Speaking of magazines each Bullmaster rifle comes with 3 included mags to keep you shooting. The rotary magazines are available in 14 shot capacity in .177 and 12 shot capacity in .22 caliber. The stock also has magazine caddies to store your two extra mags.
Perfect for hunting or fast action plinking, the Bullmaster bullpup ushers in a whole new experience to airgunning, and while it may not be the first semi-auto to the market, we think that for the price it certainly is one of the best. Make sure to add a few more magazines and a whole lot of pellets to your order, this gun is hungry!
Hatsan Bullmaster Features:
- Semi-auto action pre-charged pneumatic (PCP) bullpup air rifle
- Available in .177 (4.5 mm), .22 (5.5 mm) caliber
- Detachable 14-shot magazine in .177 (4.5mm) and 12-shot magazine in .22 (5.5mm)
- Fully shrouded, precision rifled and choked barrel for accuracy
- 500cc volume air bottle mounted in the forearm
- Includes 3 magazines
- Includes quick-fill nozzle
- 2 spare magazine carrying slots in the stock
- Accessory Weaver-style rail beneath the forearm
- “Easy Adjust” Elevation Comb Stock
- Ventilated rubber butt pad
- Built-in pressure gauge to monitor the cylinder pressure
- Weaver-style rail for both 11 mm and 22 mm scope mounts
- Overall blued finish, black anodized receiver
- Patented anti-knock system prevents discharge when rifle is knocked or bounced
- Manual safety
- Black metal trigger
- Fitted sling swivels
Please note: It is not recommended that the BullMaster be operated from the left handed shooting position. The bolt located on the right hand side of the rifle cycles with each shot fired and may cause injury if operated left handed.
This item is not eligible for coupon discounts.
I shot about 130 pellets from it, no malfunctions so far.
970 FPS for .22 caliber is kind of a stretch. Perhaps if someone uses 10 grn pellets it is possible, but with real-world 16 grn pellets I got 891.8 +/- 2.7 FPS on the freshly pumped cylinder. With 21.14 grn pellets it shot at velocity of 824.7 +/- 3.3 FPS. The muzzle energies were 28.19 and 31.86 foot-pound respectively, which matched the specs, so I cannot complain about the velocities.
A good thing is that the spread in FPS was quite small.
Another excellent thing is that it was lot more shots than promised 50 without noticeable decrease in the velocity - after about 100 pellets the velocity still was 878 FPS.
The gun is heavy like hell, almost 5 KG. I bought it for hunting, so now will have to get more exercises to carry it around.
Whatever sight you mount on it, it will be quite high above the barrel, I would prefer that it were lower, but the height of the cheek piece will not allow mounting a low optical sight. Also, the carrying case is made to wrap the gun tightly, you cannot put the gun with mounted scope in that case.
Accuracy is not bad. With 16 grn pellets at 40 yards I had groups of 5 pellets less than 2 inches, and all pellets (several tens of them) were in the 6â€ black area. With 21.14 grn pellets it was considerably better, less than 1â€ group and many times holes were touching each other.
One of the two screws holing extra magazines on the sides of the stock had damaged threads. I was unable to unscrew it and release the magazine. I am still trying to figure out how to get the magazine out with minimal damage to the gun.
0.22Caliber 0.22 CalVelocity 970 fpsLoudness 3-MediumMag Capacity 12
0.177Caliber 0.177 CalVelocity 1050 fpsLoudness 3-MediumMag Capacity 14