What is the difference between a Webley Value Max and a Hatsan Striker?
Nothing, they are both the same thing except the Webley is sold as a 5.0mm and the Hatsan as a 4.5mm. The Striker has a more striking stock.
The rifle configuration is similar to the Gamo Hunter 440.
The Gamo has a 25mm bore.
The Webley/Striker a 27mm bore.
My gas ram shaft for the Gamo is 119mm.
My gas ram shaft for the Webley/Striker is 107mm.
My gas ram shaft for the intermediate Hatsan is 129mm.
The Webley/Striker has a shorter stroke than the Gamo, and much shorter than the Hatsan intermediate engine in Models 55, 60, 70, 80, 85, 88, 95, 99.
The trigger group is improved on the Gamo trigger used up to 2008 (steel trigger).
Hatsan has made the safety engagement automatic.
The Striker I gas rammed and modified this morning was fitted with the MZE Gamo trigger which is a vast improvement on the Webley/Striker offering.
The piston, top hat, mainspring and rear spring guide are pure Hatsan and are of very high quality. Hatsan have eliminated the classical Gamo bend 8 coils from the end of the mainspring.
These rifles do not have provision for secure mounting of a scope. They are fitted with a Philips screw and plate as a recoil stop. The screw usually shears off: the assembly being as useful as a dose of piles.
Provision must be made for secure scope mounting by drilling "dimples" into the receiver to match the recoil stop/s in the scope mount. Blueing makes it look a whole lot better than raw steel.
So, if anyone wants an enhanced Gamo Hunter 440, BAM B19, XS19, etc., at a price that Gamo can only dream of, get the Webley Value Max or Hatsan Striker.