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.

The Puerto Rican Iguana Purge

Culling Puerto Rico’s invasive iguana population is perhaps the most fun you can have with an air rifle.

An Iguana Hunt with Hatsan

Puerto Rico. Home to fruit-filled rum drinks, beautiful beaches, dense tropical forests and millions of destructive, non-native lizards that are wreaking havoc on infrastructure and agriculture. We are, of course, talking about the iguana—which is what brought Associate Editor Jon Draper to the island paradise in mid-May, armed with a Hatsan air rifle.


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