Well, Walt & I took his new rifle to the range today. Shooting at 30 yards with open sights proved to be challenging for our old eyes. But, we did OK. Smallest groupings were about 2 1/2" at that distances. Certainly nothing to write home about. It did point up the fact that we definitely need a scope these days to shoot well.
As far as the rifle went, we only had one complaint. If you closed the bolt too fast/hard, the mag dropped a little bit, preventing re-chambering with the next round. If you closed the bolt slowly, all was OK. The magazines are the 10 shot plastic type. Doesn't look like much can be done to correct this problem unfortunately.
We're definitely going to look at putting a scope on this rifle. Love to find a low powered variable at a reasonable price for this nice rifle. She is a pretty gun. Here's a couple of pictures:
All in all a good day on the range. First time Walt has fired a gun in about 30 years. He done did gooood!
The barrel, rear sight and receiver have a decidedly CZ/BRNO look about them. The stock and 'trigger guard' would look at home on a cap gun.
You might want to measure that dovetail. CZ has two sizes which are different than anything else.
They are a copy of the CZ trainer made in Turkey. Some of the Turkish firearms being put out now days are surprisingly good in quality, some not so much. I think most of the reviews on Hatson firearms have been positive-just long wait times if you do have a problem.
Yes, it cost $249.00. For the money and the way it shoots, it was a great buy. Even has a threaded barrel. Fit & finish is excellent. Thought we'd have to settle on a Rossi, but this is much better. Ordered a scope on Amazon; hope we don't have a mounting problem though? We'll see in a few days.
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