Hatsan Torpedo 155 Vortex Air Rifle Features
- Under lever cocking system with break open loading port
- Quattro Trigger is a 2-stage fully adjustable match trigger system
- Elevation adjustable comb
- SAS Shock Absorber System significantly reduces vibration
- High quality genuine Turkish walnut stock
- TRIOPAD butt system for maximum recoil absorption
- Truglo fiber optic sights
- Heavy-duty secure 11mm / 22mm Weaver style scope mounts
- Sling swivels on the butt and forearm
My first Hatsan is a 125 Vortex gas piston .25 break barrel air rifle. After about 1 year 8 months of great power and accuracy, I began to have issues. I started to notice my shots were becoming erratic and inconsistent. I could not get consistent and good grouping. At first I thought it was me, not holding the rifle correctly or poor aiming. Then I thought maybe the scope was bad. After multiple testing and inspections, I discovered the Barrel bore had worn so bad, the pellet began loosing pressure and the volocity dropped from 750 to 386 fps. The pellet will fall threw the entire barrel length. I also found my piston seal was also starting to fail as well. I confirmed my findings with an air rifle repair shop and spoke with Hatsan. They would not do anything for me, since the rifle was no longer under warranty. The cost of replacing the barrel and piston seal is more then 2/3 the cost of a replacement rifle.
So I decided to purchase a second rifle in 25 cal., thus the Hatsan 155. At first I was quite impressed. Great power and accuracy. But shortly after the purchase, things started to go down hill. The first was the SAS attachment bolt, which attaches the piston assembly to the front section of the wood stock. This bolt broke into two (2) pieces, shortly after purchase. Since then I have replaced the bolt two (2) additional times. (This is with less the 225 rounds shot with this rifle). Every external knob, screw or threaded items has loosened and/or fallen off multiple times. Cocking release knobs, breach bolt knob, breach tension post, trigger screws, etc... I have cleaned all the treads each time and added the correct thread locker compound, but they continue to loosen. Since the rifle was only eight (8) months old and the third SAS bolt was broken, I contacted Hatsan and filed a warranty claim to have the rifle repaired or replaced.
Hatsan decided they would repair the rifle, which I sent to their factory service center in Arizona. After six and half (6 1/2) weeks, I finally received the rifle back from the service center. They told me after they replaced the (third) broken bolt, they tested the rifle and the fourth bolt broke. They decided the wooden stock was the cause, due to the holes were not 100% straight. They also replaced the piston seal, since it was also not producing the enough power. They re-secured all the loosening hardware with thread locker (again)
When I finally received the rifle back, I was shocked to find it very poorly packed in the shipping box. If fact, they did not return the rifle in the original factory box, that I was required to ship it in, to the service center. They just wrapped it lightly with some bubble-wrap and placed it in a plain cardboard box, which the gun was able to slide within. Completely loose in the box, no packaging to secure it. So after I unwrapped the rifle I found the new stock that was just installed by the service center, scratched and damaged in multiple places. (The ORIGINAL stock was in perfect condition when the rifle was sent in). Some of the damaged appeared to be caused during re-assembly and some looked as if the damage had been there for some time. So I contacted Hatsan four (4) times, three by email and one voice mail. I even sent photos of the poor packaging and stock damage. I have yet to receive a reply from anyone at Hatsan. I even sent an email to the factory in Turkey, with no reply. So now I have a ten (10) month old air rifle thats damaged by the Hatsan factory service center. I also checked the fifth replacement SAS bolt that the service center just installed. It is already bent.
I noticed every SAS bolt breaks in the same place. I discovered the SAS bolts shoulder section is too short, placing the threaded portion of the bolt within the SAS bushing and breaking from the recoil shock. Also, the threaded portion of the bolt is drilled and tapped to allow installation of the locking screw. This causes the threaded section of the bolt to be very weak. I found several complaints by other customers with the same issue of the SAS bolt breaking. I wish Hatsan would address this issue and resolve it.
Hatsan produces a beautiful looking air rifle with impressive power, but Since Hatsan has shown that their quality is not where is needs to be and that their customer service and factory repair service is very poor, I have decided never to purchase another Hatsan product. Since Hatsan has not replied to my emails, not repaired my air rifle and caused more problems and damage, I had to refurbish the damaged wood stock the service center installed and install my own custom heavy duty SAS bolt assembly, so the rifle is at least functional.
The only issue was the cocking release button wasn't releasing correctly so I am taking advantage of AirGun Depots 30 day replacement. (Manufacture issue I hope)
I actually bought 2 of the Hatsan Torpedo 155 at the same time & gave 1 to my friend, and he also loves it and has had NO issues with it.
0.177Caliber 0.177 CalVelocity 1250 fpsLoudness 3-Medium
0.22Caliber 0.22 CalVelocity 1000 fpsLoudness 3-Medium
0.25Caliber 0.25 CalVelocity 750 fpsLoudness 3-Medium