Any Air Rifle owners? Hatsan 95?

Discussion in 'Sports' started by phoebeisis, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. phoebeisis

    phoebeisis Well-Known Member

    Our much missed owner of cheap commie firearms
    and of high end air rifles
    Is gone unfortunately

    Anyone else out there have an air rifle??
    I want to target shoot in my hallway
    too broke and too lazy to go to actual shooting range
    besides not interested in sucking in lead or smoke

    So Hatsan 95 roughly $160 delivered-
    turkish air rifle-wooden stock
    and for $13 per 250 I can buy lead free pellets
    Of course I can lock Arty and the 3.5 cats out of the hallway

    So Hatsan 95-reliable??
    Apparently you can get it with traditional
    or gas SPRING for $15 more-less vibration etc
    So any experts out there?
    PS Herm-reasonable guy-suggested I not get a super high velocity air rifle-noise and accuracy-the 95 is 1000 fps high but not exceptional
  2. brick

    brick Answers to "that guy."

    If you want to shoot indoors for giggles I'd point you airsoft as another option. You would still need to lock the pets away and don protective eyewear but they're pretty safe otherwise. Pellets are either plastic or a biodegradable alternative so no lead issues. I used to have a couple of pistols (one springer, another gas blowback) and they were good fun. The only downside is accuracy since spherical pellets like to curve as they head down-range. No problem if you're shooting at something on the other side of the room, though.
  3. phoebeisis

    phoebeisis Well-Known Member

    Not a bad idea
    I just shot my $20 chinese air rifle
    just 2 lead pellets-
    in the hallway into 3" of wet newspaper
    But I won't shoot lead indoors-other than those 2

    My main aim(ha,ha) is fun and trigger practice aiming a rifle practice
    the air soft-pretty good idea for pistol practice
    I wonder if any mimic a hand gun's trigger feel?
    PS Yeah the cats and ARTY- locked out
    guessing those plastic pellets- 6 mm right??
    Lot more likely to bounce around
    The 177 pellets-stay put in wet newspaper-keeps down any lead dusting too
  4. brick

    brick Answers to "that guy."

    Yeah, I was always a little concerned about pellets bouncing back, hence the need for eye protection. I usually shot at a trap target...paper clipped in front and mesh to catch pellets. Most pellets could be re-used. As for trigger feel I think it depends on what you get. Some feel like toys, others are hard to distinguish from the real thing except for the required blaze orange paint.
  5. phoebeisis

    phoebeisis Well-Known Member

    Bet those little plastic pellets really bounce

    Today-for the two shots
    I put 3 inches of packed wet newspaper in a box
    turned it on edge-wrote an X in the middle-
    voile' instant target and pellet catcher
    I could do something similar with the plastic pellets
    Put perhaps one section with and X-that would get punched thru
    back it with crushed paper-to catch slow down the pellets

    I will have to look into the air soft pistols

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