The down-range power is pretty awesome. I shoot a .25 Hatsan 95QE and it destroys squirrels; it isn't a hyper-velocity springer but Gets The Job Done.. Perhaps the most telling YouTube review I've seen of the .30 is Rick Eutsler's.... but I haven't read anything bad by people that own one here on the GTA.I also look at things this way: I've killed a lot of pest birds using sling-shots with 1/4" and 5/16" steel ball ammo. They were moving a lot slower than the .30 caliber pellets coming from the big-bore Hatsan, and ammo weight is comparable.Think of this: a springer carrying 20+ FPE at 50 yards, and even moving at slower speeds, it doesn't decelerate as fast because of all that mass. Given how my .25 bucks the wind, the .30 is sure to do even better. I just took a peek at the reviews on PA- lots of happy owners- let that be your guide. "A pellet in motion tends to stay in motion" LOL
WAY TOO large a caliber for a "Practical" spring / ram piston air gun.Unique for sure and being sold under the disguise bigger is better ... in this case simply not true.JMO ...
AFAIK, Hatsan uses the same 135 Vortex powerplant for .177, .22, .25 and now .30. I have a few 135 springers and while .25 is usable to 30 yds I think .30 would be pushing the limits.
Quote from: packard8 on December 01, 2016, 03:21:35 PMAFAIK, Hatsan uses the same 135 Vortex powerplant for .177, .22, .25 and now .30. I have a few 135 springers and while .25 is usable to 30 yds I think .30 would be pushing the limits.I completely do not agree with this. I have had the older 135 spring version in .22 and now I have the new QE gas ram in .22.These things are monsters. There isn't another factory spring/gas gun getting any where close to 30 fpe like these. Mine gets that or a bit over in .22 caliber. The .30 caliber definitely is not a long range shooter, but 50 yards should be easy in that gun. I wouldn't hesitate to purchase one.