Reply To: I know I'm nuts but the hatsan in 30 caliper
It weighs as much as most of my air rifles plus a 30 or 45 minute scaba tank. It would be like walking around with a baby elephant on your back if you took one into the woods.
If I’m going to carry that much weight, I’d rather have a separate tank and a lighter rife. You can tether a lighter rifle to a tank when you are shooting from a bench (which is the only place you’d use a Hercules anyway) but then still have something manageable to carry into the woods when you hunt.
Evanix has some double bottle big bore guns with their electronic breach and battery and they are still much lighter than the Hercules. Imo, a double bottle gun has to use lighter carbon fiber tanks or it’s just unmanageable.
To me, a big bore air gun is for hunting, not the bench. I’m a little surprised they sold one but I guess people have different needs.