Hatsan Edge Air Rifle Features
- 11mm optics dovetail
- 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
- Textured pistol grip and forearm
- Rubber recoil pad
- Black synthetic thumbhole stock
- 6.60 lbs. (gun only)
- Includes 3-9x32 Optima scope and mount
My God it hits like a run away train , the Benjamin
18.gr pelet fits it like a glove, it goes trough .5 in like its not even there!
Its accurete right out of the box but if you have so.e rounds go off a fiew inches dont worry about it! It will settle down after 50-100 rounds! Great gun for the price and very good quality workmanship! Its a bit heavy and cocking is also heavy at first. But again it will break in after a fiew shots a 12 yr old can handle it !
Have not killed anything with it but its a lot of fun to shoot AND accurete!!
It does hit with power and very accurately!
The 3-12x40 Barska air gun scope with Leapers offset mount may be too heavy for this rifle and aide in attachment failure. The Vortex power plant may have been the better choice here, time will tell.
Easy to cock, very nice grip system and light weight. Good for young shooters as well. My daughter loves to shoot this one and has given up her multi-pump crosman
in favor of this gun. It's a bit loud but that doesn't really bother us, just the dogs...LOL.
The fit and finish of this gun is of a much higher quality than I expected. There are no rough spots, loose fitting pivots or joints, not even any lousy machine marks. The gun shoulders well, and has a comfortable feel over all (I'm 6 feet tall, but have always preferred to keep rifles "in-tight"). The gun has been fairly accurate, even right out of the box. It has smoothed out some in just over 150 shots, but never really felt gritty or crunchy like all my other low-buck guns did. Also, cocking effort is pretty light. Barrel lock-up is positive, and the breech seals up nicely to the air tube. I used the bundled scope with another gun, and put a Centerpoint 3x9 IR scope that I've been hunting with on the Hatsan. The bundled scope is a cheapy, but it seems ok. The rings are kinda light-weight and crappy, but they work.
Shooting: this gun likes to be shot! Mine is still breaking in, but it gets pretty tight patterns when I do my part. It seems to like pellets that are a tighter fit in the breach than other guns I've fired, which is good, because I have a few tins of pellets (H&N Field Target Trophy, JSB Jumbo Monsters, RWS Superdomes, etc) that this gun shoots well that my others hate. On the flip side, it also likes my lighter weight and looser fitting JSBs. I did some velocity testing with a few pellets before the gun even had 100 pellets through it, and here are some results:
Benjamin 14.3gr HP: High-783.2fps, Low-756.5, Avg-775, ES-26.73, SD-8.06 (sadly, don't group very well)
H&N FTT 14.66gr domed: High-773.4, Low-749.9, Avg-762, ES-23.58, SD-6 (nice, tight groups, when I do my part)
This is an airgun that is rated at 800 FPS, like many other .22 cal airguns. The difference is: this one nearly reaches it's claimed max fps with lead pellets, not the crappy hobby pellets that other manufacturers use to inflate their claims. I expect these numbers to improve as it finishes breaking-in. In closing, this is a well-made, accurate, powerful, light-weight, easy to handle airgun that costs a heckuva lot less than it should. I would like to see a little more attention to the stock and trigger, otherwise I'd have rated this gun a 5 (or even a 6 out of 5!). That said, this gun is a great value if you like to hunt, but don't have the budget for a higher-end airgun. Hats off to Hatsan!
0.177Caliber 0.177 CalVelocity 1000 fpsLoudness 3-Medium
0.22Caliber 0.22 CalVelocity 800 fpsLoudness 3-Medium
0.25Caliber 0.25 CalVelocity 650 fpsLoudness 3-Medium