Even though FPS rates may look the same from brand to brand, that may not always be the case. Hatsan tests this rating using lead pellets, but most competitors use lighter aluminum alloy pellets. What this means for you is that your Hatsan Model 125 Air Rifle .22 Cal with 3-9x32 Scope will deliver more knockdown power than an alloy-tested airgun with the same FPS rating.Hatsan airguns offer specialty features that come standard within the product line to provide shooters with a better shooting experience.
Hatsan Unique Features:
|Quattro Trigger:||Advanced two-stage match trigger only available from Hatsan|
|Shock Absorber System (SAS):||Reduces vibration and increases the life of the gun, optics, and accessories|
|TruGlo® Fiber Optics:||Microadjustable rear sight and front sight to lend more accuracy to every shot|
|Triopad® Butt System:||Maximum recoil absorption provides added comfort, and three stock spacers allow adjustments for appropriate length of pull.|
|Safety:||A drop safety interlock device has been incorporated to eliminate the possibility of the airgun accidentally firing if it’s dropped (whether or not the safety is on).|
- Caliber- .22
- Velocity: 1000 FPS
- Color: Black
- Weight: 8.4 lbs
- Overall Length: 48.8"
- Barrel Length: 19.6"
- Front Sight: Fiber Optic (TruGlo Red)
- Rear Sight: Fiber Optic (TruGlo Green); Adjustable for Windage & Elevation
- Capacity: 1 Round; Single Shot
- Barrel: Rifled
- Scopeable: 11mm Dovetail and 22mm Picatinny!
- Trigger: Two-Stage Adjustable (Quattro Metal)
- Trigger Pull: 3.7 lbs
Buttpad: Rubber (TrioPad Butt System)
- Action: Break Barrel
- Safety: Automatic w/Anti-Bear Trap
- Metal Scope Rail Scope Stop
- Quattro Trigger System
- Shock Absorber System (SAS)
- Precision Rifled Steel
- Manual/Automatic Safety
- Anti-Bear Trap Safety
- Montecarlo Cheeckpiece for Added Comfort
- TrioPad Butt System for Maximum Recoil Absorbtion
- Large Muzzle Break For Easier Cocking
- Metal Trigger Blade
- Micro-Adjustable Rear Sight w/TruGlo Fiber Optics
- Open Front Sight
- All Weather Synthetic Stock
- Includes: .22 Caliber Hatsan Air Rifle, 3-9x32mm Scope w/ Dovetail Two-Piece Rings
- Caliber0.22 cal
- Velocity1000 fps
- Ammo TypePellets
- ActionBreak barrel
- Barrel StyleRifled
- Fire ModeSingle Shot
- Gun Weight8.4 lbs
- Overall Length48.8"
- Barrel Length19.6"
- Magazine Capacity1
- MechanismSpring piston
- RailDovetail/Weaver Rail
- UsePest Contro/ Target Shooting
- Warranty1 Year Limited
What sold me on this gun was its power. I had seen some independent reviews comparing its power to other guns, including the nitro-piston version of the Hatsan 125, and it beat everything hands down. While breaking in the gun I tested its power. I set up three 1/2 inch pine boards and almost every time the round nose pellets would go through two of them while getting stuck in the third. It has so much power that it outperformed .22 rimfire subsonic ammo that I shot into the wood side by side doing better in penetration as well as expansion. That is impressive. When I switched to crow magnum pellets, due to its power, the pellets went into the first board making a .22 inch hole and on the other side, a gaping hole measuring approximately .30 inches. That's a nine mil folks. Small game don't stand a chance.
Think about it- a .22 caliber air gun that can do 90% of what a .22 rimfire will. Regular standard velocity.22 rimfire will obviously outperform the Hatsan 125, giving it longer reach and power ballistically, but I can't recall a time I shot anything with a .22 rimfire beyond a 100 yards. Most kill shots take place inside the 50 yard range. What this means is this gun will do what you need it to do without spending a lot of money on .22 rimfire ammo. I just spent $25 on a thousand rounds of crow magnum pellets. You would spend well over $100 if it were rimfire, that is, if you can find it. While others may be reluctant to exercise their .22 Rugers and Marlins, not knowing when rimfire ammo will become more available, I'll be in back yard honing my skills, having quite the fun time.
It took many rounds to get it to settle down and be fairly consistent. Also, I've never been able to keep a scope on this beast because they fly off after a couple of dozen rounds even with loctite on every single thread. I'm hoping the RWS one piece mount with droop compensation will finally do the trick. Regardless, the standard sights are just fine. I took off a star because it seems silly to include a mediocre (at best) scope and useless mounts. It was very frustrating. Just take the $10 off the price of the rifle and direct me to the accessories I need.
In closing, if you have a need for varmint control and want both a workout and a clean kill. Get one of these beasts. If you hit it, it's not moving.
After 50 shots I then mounted a scope, of course not the one that came with it, I'm using a 4x50 CP with illuminated mil dot with a weaver mount. I found that I needed to turn the scope stop backwards to mount the scope. After 450 shots, scope is still holding center even after all the recoil this gun dishes out. Recoil took some getting use to because you do lose sight picture for a split second after shooting but isn't really a big deal once i got a feel for this gun.
The stock on the rifle is made of a good quality plastic material and feels good holding and firing, the butt of the stock is hollow and thank goodness it is otherwise this gun would weigh a ton. The trigger guard looks good but slight on the thin side and is also made of plastic, it has screws holding it in place and can possibly be upgraded to a metal guard which i may look into in the future. The Quattro trigger is also excellent, very smooth first stage and solid second, i like the triggers factory setting and didn't adjust at all. Also so far no screws have loosened on trigger or stock, probably loc-tite from factory.
The cocking effort was slight tough in the beginning but after 500 rounds it's much easier. This gun is definitely not for children, cocking alone can be dangerous for a young shooter if not strong enough. Also the stock is a bit large and would be very hard to hold, aim and shoot for a child.
All in all this is one great air rifle for the money, well worth it and lots of fun.