Hatsan 125 Sniper .22 Cal Review
This is a review of the Hatsan 125 sniper 22 calibre air rifle. This is one hell of an airgun. Cool looks, powerful, accurate and of an excellent build quality. It has a silencer, which brings this 1000 FPS 22 calibre air rifle to an acceptable sound level.
First off, the sights. Just as with the previously reviewed Hatsan 95 air rifle, it has TruGlo ™ iron sights. And just like with the other Hatsan rifle, It comes bundled with a 3-9x32mm scope that can be mounted on a dovetail or a weaver rail. This dual mount capability is a nice feature. I don’t use this scope too much because I like iron sights, but it looks like it is a decent scope.
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The Hatsan 125 Sniper 22 cal is a break barrel air rifle, and since it is a very powerful rifle, it takes a lot of pull to cock it. All of 50 pounds of pull is needed to break it, which means that it might be a bit too much for younger kids. When you have loaded it the safety comes on automatically. Now when I was a kid, air rifles did not come with automatic safety like this, and it is a wonder that we did not have any accidental discharges. So get yourself an air rifle with a proper safety like this. It is just so much safer and encourages proper gun handling.
The looks of the rifle is very impressive. It looks like a sniper rifle or a professional competition air rifle. The sniper bipod attaches to the synthetic stock. The stock is textured for excellent grip. The adjustable cheek rest is a very cool feature. The rubber recoil pad is fully adjustable and works great. It’s also a very long rifle at 48 inches. Just look at the pictures and see for yourself. This is a very cool looking airgun.
It has sling mounts to attach a rifle sling to it. This is very useful because with a scope this rifle weighs about 10 pounds. This helps reduce recoil and it also makes it feel even more like a real gun. After some practice I got consistent 1.5 inch groups at 20 yards. This is a very good result.
Hatsan rate all their air rifles with lead pellets, and the fact that the speed is still around 1000 FPS with those lead .22 pellets means that this gun packs one hell of a punch. About 25-30 pounds of impact strength at most ranges.
Hatsan is a Turkish brand. Shooting and guns is a huge thing in Turkey and they do make some excellent quality air rifles, shotguns and handguns. It is also a place for inexpensive manufacture. This means that you get a lot of bang for the buck with the Hatsan 125 sniper air rifle. To conclude this airgun review: The quality is similar to European air rifles but at a lower cost. The combination of quality, looks and power makes it a very good air rifle for pest control and just plain pellet gun fun.