Post by Range Master on Feb 28, 2020 19:54:19 GMT -8
The Blitz is a derivative of the Hatsan Barrage/Bullmaster configuration. So much so, that the first shipments to the US don't include a manual for the Blitz, but instead, a manual for the Barrage/Bullmaster. Hatsan says the Blitz manual is in final review before publishing (2/27/2020). I spent some time with this rifle today. First thing was to remove the synthetic top rail with the open sights. This is simple by removing the screw engaging the picatinny rail. One front & one rear. And even with the huge 16 round rotary magazine, only 1" high rings are required to mount a scope. It weighs in at 8 lbs 10.3 oz. To be continued... Cick a photo to enlarge
First, a few nits to pick. None are deal breakers but are worth noting. There's some sharp flashing under the trigger guard that needs to be trimmed. Also on the magazines on the clear plastic cover. There's no stock adjustment for extension or butt position, which is a shame on a gun that's nearly $1000. Particularly when Hatsan includes that option on most sub $300 rifles. It does have an adjustable cheek rest. Trigger pull is heavy & non-adjustable. I haven't measured it yet but will & post results. I'd also prefer a rubberized stock as found on the Bullboss. So much for the nits.
Post by Range Master on Feb 29, 2020 17:17:12 GMT -8
Here it is with top rail removed & Redfield/Leupold 3-9x40 scope installed.
16 round magazine
Mag tool stored on stock & used to rotate spring-loaded gallery inside mag. TIP- rotate fully to last pellet slot & load single pellet. This holds the gallery in place against spring tension. Continue to load without having to advance one slot at a time. I don't use the tool either. NOTE - This does not work with Predator Polymags (which I can't seem to fit at all) but does with Vortex & JSB 44 gr pellets & H&N 46 gr. Haven't tried it using JSB 50 grain yet.
Post by Range Master on Mar 7, 2020 7:46:31 GMT -8
77 yards, including two scope adjustments. 16 shots total using H&N Baracuda 46.30 grain pellets.(3 gram) We'll see if the JSBs 44 grain do any better tomorrow morning & Crono both. Got windy early today.
Post by Range Master on Mar 8, 2020 9:54:45 GMT -8
No chronometer today. Too cloudy at dawn & by the time over cast cleared off, winds were already gusting @ 10+ mph. I have magazines loaded with 4 weights of Neilsen swaged ammo & one of Vortex as a baseline. Also changing out scope. The Redfield is greatbut elevation is maxed out & 75 yrds. Going to the CP 4-12x40 side AO. It's a bit heavier but also has mil dots. More practical for long range tests. I wouldn't hunt past 60 yards or so as fpe drops off too much. Ground squirrel exception applies. The Redfield will likely be remounted after range/accuracy tests are done.
No one has any of these as refubished yet & that's the only way I can afford one. Thanks for posting details & photos. It's hard to find much data on this rifle. I guess with the low velocity it's still best for rabbit & possums even though it's .30 cal?
todd782: You alive desert?
Aug 3, 2020 15:31:28 GMT -8
desertguns: Monsoons are kicking my be-hind!
Jul 24, 2020 4:06:17 GMT -8
Range Master: Yes. And too humid for pcp pump. When we get a break in the monsoon I'll be back with more shooting.
Jul 17, 2020 4:40:54 GMT -8
todd782: to hot to shoot?
Jul 14, 2020 19:06:52 GMT -8
Range Master: Socialists be damned! Happy Independence Day!
Jul 4, 2020 13:40:27 GMT -8
Range Master: Rifle reviews will resume in a few days. Several issues going on now that take precedent.
Jul 1, 2020 6:38:17 GMT -8
Range Master: Target sample posted for standard QB78 CO2 rifle
Jun 20, 2020 9:40:55 GMT -8
Range Master: Target results posted for Beeman Chief /QB78 PCP
Jun 13, 2020 5:20:26 GMT -8
Range Master: eck. Not a good day & no air gunning either.
Jun 12, 2020 13:39:34 GMT -8
Range Master: Up next - the Beeman Chief. The ultimate QB78 in PCP form.
Jun 10, 2020 17:19:43 GMT -8
desertguns: Umarex Fusion 2 CO2 .177 pellet rifle initial review posted
Jun 9, 2020 9:55:31 GMT -8
desertguns: I have no hands-on time with the Maximus. Reviews are mostly good. Lots of plastic throughout & the funky old-school receiver & scope rail of the 1077, 2260, etc. Its mostly assembled in the US using Chinese made subassemblies, barrel, stock. Single shot.
Jun 9, 2020 9:13:43 GMT -8
todd782: Thanks DG. How about the benjamen Maximus? Plus there US made.
Jun 7, 2020 18:00:59 GMT -8
Range Master: BT65SL in .30 cal long range target tests posted (or will be shortly).
Jun 7, 2020 7:18:19 GMT -8
desertguns: Welcome Todd! I'd go with a Beeman Chief single shot rifle. It's the QB78 with a PCP tank instead of CO2. It's more accurate at range than the Chief II, AKA the Diana Stormrider. If you must have multi-round mags the Stormrider/Chief !! is OK.
Jun 7, 2020 4:11:38 GMT -8
Range Master: Hi Todd! Thanks for visiting. Doing shores now so will get back to you later
Jun 6, 2020 8:12:04 GMT -8
todd782: New guy here. Mainly breakbarrel & co2 rifles .pcp is cheap enough now I'm about to pull the trigger on one of the $250 guns. Any suggestions?
Jun 6, 2020 5:02:07 GMT -8
Range Master: Target photo & pellet info posted for Hatsan BT65 SL. 35 cal
May 31, 2020 16:11:13 GMT -8
desertguns: Welcome Raptor!
May 25, 2020 8:26:46 GMT -8
desertguns: Welcome Robert! Vortex .35 cal are about the cheapest I've found. They're rebrands of JSB & H&N, I think.
May 22, 2020 16:11:20 GMT -8