Been shooting the Hatsan .30 caliber springer, and just posted a short video

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    echochap
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    Had the Hatsan Carnivore Springer for a few weeks for a project I’m working on, and took some time to pull together a quick video. Will start hunting it soon.

    http://youtu.be/7kZ9pkw9uY0

    Jim

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    spysir
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     Thanks, lot’s of fun watching that two handed cocking method, seems to shoot pretty well, that would certainly have been Supper if the Turkey target was a real Turkey.  I wont be buying one ( shoulder’s were reworked years ago) but I would love to pull the trigger on one a few times.  
     I still feel they should have listed it at 499fps in the factory literature and taking advantage of the Canadian market?

    Thank you for filming and porting, we cant all own every airgun but at least seeing one in action  ( and again, nice groups) is fun.  At 500fps I wonder if it would be allowed in mini-sniping?

     John

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    30cal
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    Thanks for posting Jim. Interesting gun for the right person I suppose. 35 fpe is pretty low for a .30. I have a hoped up1st gen .22 Marauder that puts out 39 fpe and is probably lighter and the ammo is way cheaper. I guess somebody had to be the 1st to make a .30 springer. I’m sure it will be a good conversation piece anyway.

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    I purchased one of the Hatsan .30 been getting nice groups at 20/25 yards with open sights. I've only had it a few weeks. It may not have the power of smaller caliber spingers but the weight of the pellet will make critters shiver in there tracks. Punch's holes through tin cans at this range. This is a perfect rifle for anyone wanting a big bore at a reasonable price. Hatsan makes some quality guns I now have three in my collection.

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    Thanks for posting Jim. Interesting gun for the right person I suppose. 35 fpe is pretty low for a .30. I have a hoped up1st gen .22 Marauder that puts out 39 fpe and is probably lighter and the ammo is way cheaper. I guess somebody had to be the 1st to make a .30 springer. I'm sure it will be a good conversation piece anyway.

    After having one for a month it's more than a conversation piece. Killed a coyote just the other day. And now the gun is broke in  200+ rounds  it's shooting through 1/2 plywood backed with galvanized roofing material at 30 yards. You don't need a fancy PCP to have a very effective hunting weapon. Grab my gun a tin of pellets and I'm good to go while the rest are messing around filling there tanks and such. 

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    ahnlaashock
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    Isn't that pretty much the same energy the Crosman 1100 made?   

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    echochap
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    Over 30 fpe is dialing it up for a spring piston rifle. I've got 50-60 pcps that blow this out of the water…. but rarely does one of my many springers get into this rarefied air, and none create the impact (notice I don't say penetration). I'm not advocating this as a gun for everyone…or even one that's practical for most shooters. But if springers are your thing and you want to punch a big hole and deliver a wallop, it does that. I still like springers, no air tanks and fittings, and reliability issues are rare in quality guns. The thing that's important about any gun, aside from meeting an individual shooters requirements, is that its the gun you want. I've had a lot of fun using this rifle, but it doesn't get used often…. but that's true with many of my springers.

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    Mossonarock
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    In the hunting world, I feel like this .30 cal springer is much like shooting blunt tipped arrows with a bow. Its not for penetration; rather, it delivers blunt trauma kinda-sorta. Use the right tool for the job; but first recognize what job the tool was meant for. 

    I couldn't image having 50-60 air rifles of ANY kind. Some would surely get relegated to forgotten about status.

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