Field Test: Hatsan BT Big Bore Carnivore

The Carnivore can send its .30-caliber, 44-grain payload at a lizard-thumping 860 fps with enough air in the tank for about 20 shots before losing velocity. For the stateside small-gamer, that’s plenty of power in a single tank to get through an average hunt. Refilling a spent tank can be done quickly with the aid of a pre-filled scuba tank and adaptor kit or, using a bit more manpower, a PCP hand pump.

Hardware: Nosler BT Ammunition

Currently Nosler offers BT loads for a handful of popular hunting cartridges from .243 Win. to .30-06. Expect the company to add more loads, and expect them all to be perfectly tuned to put deer-size game down with authority. They’ll work just fine on blesbok, too, even a long, long ways out there.

Is the .300 AAC Blackout Enough for Bears?

Assistant Editor Jon Draper proves the .300 AAC Blackout has what it takes to drop black bears and other big game.


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