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Here are a few to consider.

Insanely powerful crossbows (ballistas) typically use some sort of lever-actuated ratcheting device to cock them. If a powerful nitrogen-filled piston is to be used, a similar device might be a necessity. 

The air chamber will also have to be somewhat larger (think really big piston), which adds to your recoil. Holding the “thing” steady enough to produce a tight group probably couldn’t be done. Unless you outweigh the weapon by about 25 times! 

The “pellet” isn’t going to be an issue, but boy is that sucker going to be heavy!