Last Updated on July 14, 2022 by Albert Smith
Hatsan Torpedo 100x Vortex Review
The Hatsan Torpedo 100x is a very special airgun. The stock is crafted from Turkish walnut wood and the rest is German steel. It’s a long, sturdy gun that packs a good punch. It sells with Tru-Glo iron sights with the rear sight adjustable for windage and elevation. The receiver is equipped with an 11 mm dovetail scope mount that features a scope stop. I tried it with an Accushot 2-piece mount and a Hammers 3-9x32AO air rifle scope. This is my ideal setup to put the pellets on target with the right precision.
This air rifle has a very unusual method of cocking and loading. The barrel hangs somewhat loose in front of the compression chamber, but locks tight after you insert the pellet. You shift the underlever in order to cock the gun. It’s an unusual system, but one that works nicely. Hatsan includes built-in sling mounts making this a great gun to carry around. Almost all of Hatsan’s airguns feature a Quattro trigger, and the Torpedo 100x as well. The trigger adjusts for pull weight and 1st and 2nd stage travel. Which makes it easy to adjust the trigger just about any way you like it.
- Max Velocity - 1, 300 FPS alloy/1, 000 FPS lead
- Max energy - 22 ft. lbs.
- 2-stage adjustable Quattro trigger
- Turkish Walnut Stock
- Bolt action loading System
- Max Velocity - 1, 500 FPS alloy/1, 250 FPS lead
- Max energy - 31 ft. Lbs.
- 2-Stage adjustable Quattro trigger
- Turkish walnut stock
- Trio pad shoulder cushion
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The Hatsan Torpedo 100x operates in an unconventional way. The standard operation goes like this. First, you move the cocking lever until it locks into place. This sets the automatic safety. Press the brass button and return the lever. Next, rotate the barrel, move it forward, and insert the pellet. Return the barrel to the rear, by rotation of the locking arm until it stops. Now, aim the gun, release the safety and squeeze the trigger.
The Hatsan Torpedo 100x is a very heavy airgun. This weight, along with shock absorption system, dampens the heavy recoil. This makes the gun, although it’s a magnum springer, a little bit easier to handle. It sure feels ‘real’ though. Solid.
The Hatsan Torpedo 100x generates a lot of velocity, a bit too much for lightweight pellets. I tried it with the JSB Diabolo Exact Jumbo Heavy pellets which weigh 18.13 grains. These pellets average 782 FPS with a spread of only 7.8 FPS which must be regarded as very good. The energy at the muzzle was 24.66 foot pounds. The Hatsan Torpedo 100x gives a sharp crack of about 108 dB, which must be regarded as quite loud.
So I guess now is the time to wrap up this review of the Hatsan Torpedo 100x air rifle. All I have in mind is that this rifle came through a little rough in the beginning, but after moving through a couple of 100 pellets, it opened up and became very smooth indeed. Also, you might wonder ‘what about the bundled scope?’. Actually, I appreciate that bit. It gives the buyer the option to personally choose scope instead of dealing with a great rifle and a lower quality scope, which is how air rifle manufacturers usually bundle their goods.
I also appreciate the stock. As with all Hatsan rifles, the stock of this one is very sweet. One can really feel the legacy of Turkish woodworking and the availability of quality lumber. I really like the Hatsan Torpedo 100x. It does everything nicely, from plinking, pest control to hitting targets. And all at a very nice price point.