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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:38 pm 
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Hi guys ,

I am shooting the Hatsan 135 synthetic .30cal . The rifle just came back from a tune with our very own Ace. Shoots great . Also it became much more fun too shoot! The last post I did on the big 30 was just full of excitement, that a simple crack barrel could be so great and big bore!
Now I am just simply proud that I tried such a modern day beast. That shoots as it should. Still excited and I hope others try this gravity Defying air rifle.
The 30 now shoots smoother and cocks much much nicer , and I couldn't put her down. I took 100 shots and ran out of ammo. I saved 10 pellets lol. What I wanted to share was , if you can own a .30cal cannon that's tuned well you hit airgun nirvana.
Here's why , it's more satisfying if you can see the pellet hit it's target like a pcp FX Impact shooting 25s or 30s indoor say. But it's much more satisfying and more fun if your rifle is a springer.
That said , what I'm experiencing now is the tail end of a massive recoil tamed enough to actually see and feel that big fat .30 pellet at the end of it's flight. Then see it impact. Wow , I got that all out.
The accuracy stayed the same , spectacular .... just a bit easier to achieve now. ( Clover leaf One Holers ) 45grs. at 11 yards.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:33 am 
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Wow! That's enthusiasm unleashed!
Sounds to me like Ace did it again!
Congratulations.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:25 pm 
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Thanks brother airguner,
about time some one takes an interest. They are big the magnums and too long, but they fit the "when you're bored category. " The .30cal pellets is still so stigmatizing to me shooting them from a crack barrel to the 32 fpe some of them. Or even the fact that they exist at all and that you can shoot them from an affordable platform. The final MMA fight between Gamo and Hatsan should be a nail biter for sure. I sold Ace my .25cal Hatsan 130 Sea Breeze's old Hatsan and it broke a 10X10 hard wood not soft in half !!?? I think 3 shots down the middle. I clocked the big guy doing 34 FPE !!!! MAkes it unofficially the most powerful .25 caliber SPRING gun not Gas Ram crack barrel in the World. I have permanent wrist damage from shooting it so much. But the recoil can be shot off of your knee cap !?? And bullseye every time.
I love the big magnums since I was 10 years old we had Diana 48s and Diana 52s shooting them in creeks. Police would be called over and they would say aahh good safe back stop, smiles then takes a long look at us all and says enjoy but be safe boys. From there I knew I would be a Police officer one day or in my case worked along side of the biggest detectives Canada. Poor Hatsan , it's such a big deal and I don't see proper marketing for the big Turkish rifle. They deserve more praise. I don't see any other .30 cal springer out there that works so so well? Anyway try one one day my friend, you will be amazed. I shoot my FX Impact .25 700mm barrel at the same FPS level as the Hatsan. So the fun goes like this. You fall for the speed of 22s doing 978 FPS (Gamo Magnum)with .14grs lead pellets but it's not fun. For example my Daystate Hutsman XL shoots 18.13grs JSB .22s at 878 fps highest . Mine loves NSA Slugs .217 : ) sweeet....That in my garage or indoor 11 yard range the 22s just penetrates . No fan fair, no things flying in the air breaking stuff all over the garage like a Gatling gun was just there making a mess of things. That would be my FX Impact .25cal set to 560 fps and my spring crack barrel only .30cal in existence. My PP700AS shooting Slugs loves making a mess too. But I need it badly tuned. No where near up too snuff.
My only gripe is low count in pellets per tin and you have to have Ted Nugent's money to keep buying them every month. And yes Ace is an amazing under rated tuner because he is quiet and humble. They will reach critical mass soon with springer air rifles ... but not just yet.
Cheers happy shooting !
Captain Air


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:25 am 
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I understand your enthusiasm for the 30 cal....I remember shooting small soup cans with my .177 for a couple years and hearing that little "tink" sound in the distance...When I switched to .22 I was thrilled on how they wacked the cans with a "clank" sound instead and sent them flying...I'm sure I'd get that same feeling again shooting a 30 cal over the .22..nice... :D

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:25 am 
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While there are certainly several options for ammunition, I think the great thing about .30 cal is your in the realm of experimenting with slugs rather than pellets. That's a whole other world. Other than just experimenting, however, there isn't really any logical "rationale" for going over 25 unless you are a hunter looking for a good experience in more challenging "kill" scenarios.

I have a few .25 rifles which really, to date, have only been used for longer-range target shooting (and sadly, not that frequently). Seriously, though, If you're interested. and have the environment in which you can hunt or shoot at extended distances, I would be following rsterne's posts regularly, especially if you are interested in calibres in excess of .22 - .25 cal.


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While I am sure that 30 cal is a bunch of fun DO NOT shoot slugs in a springer!! Stick to pellets only!

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