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Inspired by the recent release of Hatsan’s .30 springer and another semi-related thread, a question has planted itself in my brain, and I would be interested to hear the opinions of my fellow airgunners (especially those who have a deep understanding of powerplant mechanics and limitations). Namely, is it theoretically possible to create a viable large-game hunting rifle (meaning .45 or .50 cal, 800-1000 fps) using a spring or gas-ram powerplant?

30 cal springer is as logical as putting as 4 cylinder engine in the M1 Abrams tank sir. It will drive it but not very far.