UTG 4X32 1″ Hunter Scope, Mil-dot, Airgun Rings- Holding Stead After 1000 Shots With Hatsan Mod 125th


FINALLY—-I found a scope that holds up to the Hatsan MOD 125th vortex spring piston break barrel air rifle.  I’ve put more than 1000 shots through it and it has stay zeroed through all of them.  A lot of the air gun forms recommend the UTG  by Leapers as a scope that can withstand the bi-directional recoil of and air rifle, especially the magnum types like the Hatsan 125th.  Yes there are a lot of scopes out there than can handle the recoil of .308 rifle, but that recoil is only one way, air rifles have two recoils and that 2nd recoil wrecks most scopes

I have been through the following optics with no real success:

►Optima 4×32 (this scope came with the rifle)
►CVLIFE 4×32 Tactical Rifle Scope Red & Green &Blue Illuminated Reticle Scope with Fiber Optic Sight
►CVLIFE 2.5-10x40e Red & Green Illuminated Scope with 20mm Moun
►Dagger Defense -Combat Vet Owned Company- 2X Magnified Red Dot Reflex Sight Optic Scope
►Rifle Scope 1x30mm Red Dot Sight with 20mm/11mm Weaver Picatinny Mount Rails

There are three different hex wrenches / allen keys used (that come with the scope); one to attach the rings to the rail, one to tighten the scope rings to the scope and one to adjust the stop pin on the rear scope ring.  The biggest of the allen keys is used to affix the scope rings to the rail ( it does a excellent job).

Again, I bought this for a break barrel air gun, I not expecting to be able to hit targets 500 yards out, as a matter of fact you really looking about between 10 and may 75 yards for a gas piston air gun.  Are there better scopes out there, yes clearly there are; but if this one holds up like it has so far, then I’ll consider it a good buy.


►Holds zero even with a magnum spring break barrel air rifle (so far after 1000+ rounds)
►Clear optics
►Solid mounts for a sub-$100 scope
►Don’t need a screw driver or coin to adjust for elevation or wind


►None so far
►Fixed magnification @ 4x (pro and a con depending  your perspective)


My recommendation is strictly based on use on a magnum spring air rifle.  If you are looking for something for a rifle, especially in the .22 LR to .223 calibers, there are probably better options out there for  about the same price, but for a spring gas piston air rifle, this is has been the best one I’ve found.  If it fails to hold zero, I’ll update my review. (Amazon review submitted 2019-12-23)



Author: Bryon Gaskin

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