The PileDriver is Hatsan’s first .50-caliber air rifle, and at its inception, is the market’s most powerful production PCP rifle. It is designed exclusively for high-powered hunting applications, and is capable of producing over 800 ft-lb. of energy in .50 caliber, though it is also available in a 700+ ft-lb.-generating .45-caliber model. Although this rifle utilizes a 33-inch barrel, its bullpup design keeps the maximum length under four feet, while the side lever cocking mechanism is easy to reach and operate. A 480cc carbon-fiber bottle fills to 4350 psi and will provide up to six high-powered shots on a single fill. The PileDriver’s unique, patented hammer design eliminates traditional steel-coil springs in favor of a smoother, easier-to-cock, gas-piston mechanism. This top-loading single-shot rifle also features an extra-large loading port that will accommodate ammo up to 34mm in length.
The all-weather synthetic bullpup stock features an ergonomic pistol grip with textured grip surfaces for enhanced feel and control. Its soft-rubber buttpad is both elevation and angle adjustable to ensure controlled recoil and a comfortable fit. An elevation-adjustable cheek rest ensures proper sight alignment with any optic. The rifle’s 14-inch-long scope rail is cut to accept both Picatinny and 11mm Dovetail mounts, offering plenty of real estate for a wide variety of optics. Three Picatinny accessory rails are attached around the air bottle for added customization. The high-strength steel barrel is precision rifled for long-range accuracy, and the absence of a shroud allows for the use of sabot rounds, further expanding one’s ammunition options.
For more information on this high-performance air rifle, please visit hatsanusa.com. MSRP: $1,199.99