Hatsan Edge Air Rifle Features
- Vortex gas-piston breakbarrel powerplant
- 11mm optics dovetail
- Truglo fiber optic sights
- Monte Carlo synthetic stock
- Textured pistol grip and forearm
- Rubber recoil pad
- Includes 3-9x32 Optima scope and mount
This is my 4th Hatsan , I'm pleased . My most expensive Hatsan is an AT44 PCP Long .25 in Walnut , the upper end of Hatsan , and this Edge Vortex is my least expensive . I'm impressed with this rifle . This one I got in .25 also , love this Caliber . I also own a .25 , Model 135 The Hammer ūŸ˜Š
Yes , 3 .25's , not sure how that happened ? I also have a Dominator Carbine with the Lothar/Walther barrel option in .22 , Fine Rifle ...
For the money , you can not beat this Edge .25 , w/scope , seriously , under $100 ? I don't know how they can sell such a nice rifle for this price , but I'm very pleased to own one . Birthday Present to Self , and I'm not disappointed , I'm very pleased at the quality ‚§
I was amazed at how smooth the shooting cycle of this rifle is.
After a very short number of pellets I was shooting 5 shot groups at 25 yards that could be covered by a quarter with jsb 25.39 gr. pellets. It's quiet easy to cock light weight and overall just a fun rifle to shoot. If I could shoot 2 at a time I'd buy another !
Hatsan service was also spot on as there was a small tear in the the "O" ring seal at the breach, I sent an E Mail to Hatsan ,they replied right away and sent a replacement that I received in 3 Days !! GREAT SERVICE !!
The cocking force must be well over 35 lbs., it's not something most kids could cock and some adults may have trouble cocking it many times.
The fit and finish of the gun is far better than you would expect in a budget priced air rifle. I haven't mounted the scope, but it shoots pretty good with the open sights. I really like the fiber-optic sights for low-light shooting, because raccoon and possums tearing up the bird feeders come out when open sights are hard to see.
So far I couldn't find anything that isn't better than you would expect.
After initial use stored in a hard case until my nephew came over. when removing it from the hard case about 60 days after purchase noted there was quite a but of rust on the barrel just in front of the moderator.
After checking with Air Gun Depot I contacted Hatsan USA and they had me ship it back to them. it took a while, but the replacement FINALLY arrived.
I have been complaining to Hatsan ever since. NOWHERE NEAR AS POWERFUL, pellets bounced off the plywood backstop at 25 yards. got out the chronograph, 10 shots varied from a low of 311 to a high of 572.
Hatsan says to check the seals, breech and plunger as the spread indicates a bad seal. The breach was easy to check,I have no idea as to how to locate the plunger, repeated requests for a service manual have beenignored.
They state that the JSB 25.4 grain pellet was heavier than their "VORTEX SUPREME" pellet which they use and was the cause of the lower velocity.
I also have a FLASH QE, which is consistently about 40-60 FPS slower than listed velocity with the heavier JSB pellets so there is definitely something wrong with the EDGE but Hatsan USA still has not responded to my request for a service manual (made on 10-17-2018)
anyone interested in a nice HATSAN FLASH QE (less than 90 days from purchase)and an EDGE VORTEX? both are going to be replaced with a different makers weapon due to the inability of HATSAN to address issues in a timely manner.
San Simon AZ
So... what's not to love?
Fixable Problems: 1. I had to saw the front sight hood off because it was so close to the top of the front sight that it blocked the target.
2. The breech hinge pin continued to loosen because the head scallops did not line up with the lock screw. After I machined the hinge pin to line up with the lock screw I had no more loosening problems. This may not be an issue with other guns as the screw driver slot may not line up with the set screw as mine did.
3. The trigger was horrible until I replaced the adjusting screw with a 3x10mm screw. This made a nice trigger.
4. The scope mounts are way to flimsy. Get better mounts and the scope will serve you well.
The performance of this gun is incredible given the price. I did not give it a 5 star rating because of the issues I had to fix. If you want a great deal for the price and are willing to do the fixes I did, this gun is an exceptional deal.
I have heard a lot of complaints of cheap scope, it's a heavy gun, trigger is horrid, and I kinda have to just duck my head. OK the scope isn't the best, but it will work, I usually don't put a scope on a break barrel until I have put at least 200 rounds accross iron sights, generally the gun has settled in enough to keep a scope on it. Then there is the guns price both my guns were bought for under $150.00, the first one cost me $120.00 and the second I got for around $90.00 shipped to my door from Airgun Depot prices like this and they throw in a scope and mounts why complain. That's like complaining about the flavor of free ice cream. This, gun is heavy my .22 weighs in at 91/2 lbs with a hammers 3x9 on it, and the .25 is at about 9lbs with a tactical 4x32 on it, that sounds like a lot until you factor in the guns recoil, I had a springer one time that was nice and light, I watched the recoil from that gun knock the rear lense right out of a brand new Red Dot sight, weight in a break barrel in my mind at least is a asset, so pull up your big boy under wear and go have fun with it.
Now a bought that trigger, this one I found while I was reading about this gun. Directly behind the trigger is a 3mm x 5mm philips head screw, this screw takes up trigger travel. Replace that 3mm x 5mm screw with a longer one like a 3mm x 8mm or 3mm x 10mm and then be careful you can adjust too deep and the gun won't cock, or it will go off unexpectedly, or cause a bear trap situation, where the gun goes off with the barrel open. If done carefully you will take the safety off there will be a lot of trigger travel then it gets solid after that it's like breaking a tooth pick, it stays consisstant, and predictable, it turns the gun from so....so, to a tack driving hunter. If you do this trigger mod you do so on your own I take no responsibility at all, this is what I have done and it worked for me. I have seen guys on youtube polishing every part of the trigger, installing bearings, special lubes. Look if being cooped up in your shop doing tedious work is your idea of a good time then have at it. Me I like pulling one screw replaceing it with another make a couple careful adjustments then it's time to go hunting.
Bottom line get your hands on one of these especially the .25 caliber, you won't be sorry, low price high quality, deadly accurate, a good lethal hunter, I love them, my hats off to Hatsan I am a huge fan!!!!!!
I like the fact it is a Turkish company making a rifle in Arkansas. With a Chinese scope, shooting German pellets. 'Murica.
I built a pellet trap out of denim, straw and a press-board frame. It worked. But a flier missed the box, and hit my 1/4 plywood backstop... oops! Now I have a hole in my shed. The .25 cal at 650 fps is no joke. The .17 pellets in my other rile went through a soda can filled with water. The Hatsan in .25 literally ripped the can in half. Do not underestimate this pellet. Plan accordingly.
After getting the sight zeroed, I let the kids have fun. My 16 year old nailed the bull (+/- 2mm @ 15 M) first shot. I'm using the Jumbo 25 grain pellets at the moment while I break it in. The best thing is, after the next 50 shots, it will only get more consistent.
I may eventually swap out the ChiCom scope for a Tasco or Bushnell. But it's not immediately important.
Now, the trigger does, quite frankly, suck. I own and shoot Mosin Nagant rifles, so I know a bad trigger when I pull one. I'll play with the adjustment screw later. I know the Quattro trigger is better, and for "A Few Dollars More", it's worth looking at an upgraded model. But $50 to $75 more for a model w/ a better trigger? You be the judge.
i have a lot of long guns. I think some of "the haters" don't own a centerfire or even a rimfire. But I can confidently sat that this air rifle has earn a spot in my collection. It does what it's supposed to do. In today's world, that's saying a lot.
Out of the box, shot free handed didn't mount scope using H&N .25 20.6 g field trophy , against 3/4 ply wood.20 ft shot 5 rounds 3 of which went on top of each other.! very impressive only 1 didn't make it all the way threw. Though. I looked at several other hatsans for more money but same break barrel. Same type of piston. So I got this for 79.99 great friggin deal just open site shooting and bam ! I tell yah that this is just simply totally bitchin from when I was a kid with bb guns.I'm just enthralled about this gun ! you should definitely get one especially here at airgun Depot they answered all my questions straight and forward and a very quick reply thanks Air Gun Depot ! Next will be poly mags ! Caint wait to see the impact they will do! This will kill coyotes!
My Son lives out in the country and there are plenty of rodents out where he lives. So it will be a good place to check both the 22 and 25Cal Air Rifles out.
this is my first brake barrel I have a modified 2240 C02 I like this one better
This rifle really came into its own about 120 shots, it shoots consistent and it hits in my estimation as hard as or harder than the .25 Cal Air Force Model 94
I shot JSB 33.95 grain heavy, Polymag predator and Hand Swaged 24 grain Nomad pellets. All Grouped at 1" or under at 10 Yds. Not too pellet fussy. I never put a scope on this rifle. For shooting over 25 yds I use pumpers or PCPs with a scope.
It's not that hard to cock. The power is worth it and with the Vortex Piston you can keep it cocked in the field
unlike the conventional type.
The gun turned out to be better than expected.
Cocking is somewhat stiff but its getting better with use.
The trigger was as expected (stiff) too, but responded well to the 3x12 mm screw fix. Get it at Ace.
(Replace the trigger adjustment screw with it all the way in till the gun won't cock and then back it out until
it cocks and then you will have a hair trigger...........continue to back it off till it meets your preference.)
I should say that was my experience..........as far as the trigger screw, be careful when cocking!!
It's not necessary to chuck the spring.
I was able to hit a teaspoon at 98' on the first shot without adjusting the sight.
I have three other .25 cal. air guns and for $.99.00 this was a steal.
I changed the scope and added the 11mm to Weaver mount.
It is a little loud but i dont mind . Cocking is not to hard. Easy to load.
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