I don’t know how man of y’all started your firearms fascination with air guns, but I’ve got to believe that it’s a fair percentage. Regardless of the “you’ll put your eye out” crowd. As dedicated air gunners will tell you (and tell you and tell you), their pneumatic guns have a long, noble and lethal history. The .46 caliber Girardoni Air Rifle used by Lewis & Clark in their trek westward gets a lot of play, but did you know the Austrian Army was equipped with the rifle from 1780 to around 1815? Some 1500 strokes on the hand pump would loose 30 rounds. Today’s air rifles are still pump action (removed from the video above) but plenty damn accurate and so not a squirrel’s best friend. And urban backyard legal (tho’ not in NJ). So, did you have one? Do you have one? Would you have one? Hatsan Carnivore presser after the jump . . .
HatsanUSA Goes Big in 2015 with .30 and .35 Caliber Carnivore Airgun
Further ensuring that airguns are not to be taken lightly, HatsanUSA has released its big bore Carnivore airgun line. Available in .30 (860fps) and .35 (730fps) calibers with muzzle velocities up to 860 fps, the Carnivore airguns are the perfect airgun for new hunting challenges with medium-sized game, honing shooting skills and more.
HatsanUSA’s Carnivore airguns feature HatsanUSA’s QuietEnergy technology. This proprietary technology utilizes a fully integrated shrouded barrel that tapers into a sound moderator to drastically reduce overall noise up to 50%.
These impressive PCP airguns are powered by a 300 bar air cylinder, capable of delivering up to 21 shots at optimal velocity at an effective range of 100 yards. And because they are fitted with HatsanUSA’s patented Anti-Knock system, shooters won’t have to worry about gas-wastage if the rifle is knocked or dropped.
.35 caliber 6-Shot Rotary Magazine
“The Carnivore Series offers a very exciting performance feature combination, said HatsanUSA President and CEO Blaine Manifold. “The combination of velocity, energy, and number of shots sets the HatsanUSA’s Carnivore’s apart from other big bore airguns that are available in the market.”
Like all airguns from HatsanUSA, nearly every component of the Carnivore airguns are manufactured in-house by the Turkish manufacturer – including its anodized aircraft aluminum alloy receiver, high-quality German steel barrel, and fully-adjustable two-stage Quattro Trigger.
The Carnivore is also fitted with an elevation-adjustable comb, three Picatinny rails, and a heavy-duty secure 11mm/22mm Weaver-style scope mount.
The MSRP for the both the .30 and .35 caliber Carnivore is $799.00.
Check out the Big Bore Carnivore at HatsanUSA’s 2015 SHOT Show booth (1425).
Big Bore Carnivore
Pre-Charged Pneumatic (PCP), side bolt-action, multi-shot air rifle
QuietEnergy fully shrouded barrel and Integrated Sound Moderator (Approximately 50% Quieter)
Precision rifled barrel for accuracy
Available in .30 (860fps) and .35 (730fps) calibers
Ambidextrous & ergonomic design synthetic stock with thumbhole
Picatinny rail beneath the forearm for mounting accessories
Soft rubber inlays on forearm for better control and feel
Elevation adjustable comb
Adjustable rubber butt pad for length-of-pull as well as elevation and fit angle
Detachable 7-shot rotary magazine in .30 and 6-shot rotary magazine in .35 caliber.
Detachable aluminum air cylinder tube (255cc). Spare cylinders are available
Equipped with “Easy Read” pressure gauge
Includes quick-fill nozzle & air cylinder discharging cap
Heavy-duty secure 11mm / 22mm Weaver style scope mount
Overall blued finish, black anodized receiver
Manual / Auto Safety
“Anti-double pellet feed” mechanism preventing more than one pellet loading into barrel
Patented Anti-Knock System to prevent gas wastage when rifle is knocked or bounced
Quattro Trigger: 2-stage full adjustable match trigger for trigger travel and trigger load
Gold plated metal trigger & metal trigger guard
Fitted sling swivels
Includes: two magazines and sling
About HatsanUSA Inc.:
HatsanUSA Inc. gives U.S. customers the first opportunity to purchase Hatsan airguns, known and respected throughout the world for their premium Turkish craftsmanship, quality, and hard-hitting performance direct from Turkey.
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