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Hatsan Hercules Bully Reviews

Hatsan Hercules Bully PCP Air Rifle

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3.5 (26 reviews)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:

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By iif from USA on 2019-01-19 01:29:31

Things I liked:

Without any doubt with this Hatsan is the POWER!!! I believe in Hatsan products because this is my 3rd air rifle of Hatsan brand. Other two also fully satisfied. Compact enough for my height at almost 6' tall. Added DonnyFL Emperor to quiet it down even more. Floating barrel is fully protected by rail is great. Come with extra magazines is 10-stars rating plus.

Things I would have changed:

Make that barrel wrapped with carbon fiber shroud, body stock and tank too. Magazines would be best in aluminum housing. Please provides cleaning kit and single shot tray in the box would attract more hobbyist/hunters.

What others should know:

Always inspect, clean and test your airgun upon receiving it. Always clean the barrel of any air rifle/gun after shooting it. Be very aware and careful when playing with any airguns especially BIG caliber like this Hatsan. Use Nomad2 electric pump to top it off easier and faster than hand pumping.

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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

1.0 1.0

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By Lance from USA on 2022-08-02 17:57:11

Things I liked:

Nothing.would not charge.After 1 hour I was able tocharge it.Went to shoot it and the first slug jammed in the barrel.O ring fell out of cartridge area

Things I would have changed:

I would not buy it.Sendi g it back for refund

What others should know:

Do not buy.Piece of junk.Going to buy Seneca light hunter

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    1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Nothing.would not charge.After 1 hour I was able tocharge it.Went to shoot it and the first slug jammed in the barrel.O ring fell out of cartridge area

    Things I would have changed:

    I would not buy it.Sendi g it back for refund

    What others should know:

    Do not buy.Piece of junk.Going to buy Seneca light hunter

  • 2.0 2.0

    2.0 2.0

    1.0 1.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I liked the design and looks of the rifle

    Things I would have changed:

    The clips only accept certain pellets, that not mentioned in description. And it try and see on your own.

    What others should know:

    I would buy another type of air rigle if you want .30 cal

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    This is definitely adequate for home protection!

    Things I would have changed:

    Very loud, make sure to wear hearing protection.

    What others should know:

    Well built powerhouse!

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    This is a really great rifle. I have shot all my life and decided to go down the air gun road due to cost and availability of ammunition. This feels like a real fire arm. Sounds like a 22 rifle. Has a lot of power. Once sighted in, I was able to place 19 shots in a 2 inch center to center. I bought the Air Venturi tank and use it with it. Works great.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing.

    What others should know:

    Ton the internet you will see some complaints about the front grip and moving of the picattany rail affecting accuracy. I used a UTG bipod and never experience that occurring. This is an awesome gun. No regrets. Just make sure when you attach the tank adapter to the fill probe threads that you use plumbers tape and cinch it down with a crescent wrench. Otherwise the tank on the air gun will not fill. Took me 30 minutes googling to find that tip, appears a lot of people had to figure that out online as it is a common complaint for first time PCP owners buying a Hatsan.

  • 2.0 2.0

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    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I purchased the Hatsan Bully .30 cal based on my experience with the Hatsan Blitz .30 cal, which is an amazing airgun! I was looking for another .30 cal, and decided on the Bully based on reviews and the styling of the rifle. The rifle is accurate, although I did replace the included sights with a scope.

    Things I would have changed:

    The rifle itself is okay, but it does not pack the punch of the Blitz .30 cal - which it should surpass, and it doesn't. I use steel handgun targets, and the Blitz will swing the target almost horizontal, while the Bully barely makes it move. The quality is less than desirable as well: mold flash and sharp edges all over this rifle (I sliced myself a couple of times on the sharp edges).

    What others should know:

    The Hatsan Blitz .30 cal is a great airgun. However, this model leaves much to be desired, and Hatsan needs to either lower prices or add better quality control for their products - I returned the Hatsan Sortie .25 cal as well for poor quality.

  • 5.0 5.0

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    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    excellent value for the money. Gives me a tight pattern (1 inch) at 50 yards. Very well balanced with no recoil.

    Things I would have changed:

    haven't found anything yet.

    What others should know:

    the rail going the full length of the barrel offers a challenge when mounting a scope with a large bell. I purchased high mounts for a 9-16X40 AO MIL DOT. The bell still touched the rail. I had to an extension for the rail to give another 1/4 inch lift. I always buy the 10 for 10 when buying a gun. Pyramydair is always great to work with but sending a defective gun back is a pain. It's worth the $10

  • 4.0 4.0

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    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    The gun is very easy to shoulder despite its heft and size, and the location of the charging handle allows you to cycle the bolt while keeping your gun shouldered and your eyes on target . My 357 is set up with a Hera Arms QCR front grip, a red dot and a 3x magnifier and is extremely accurate. At 30 yds shot kneeling with a bipod mounted I was stacking up slugs. At 60yds a full magazine chewed up a neat 1/2 Inch circle in my target...speaking of slugs, NSA hp in 93gr performed flawlessly. The slightly longer 106gr hp work as well, but require extra care when loading. All 3 magazines provided with the gun worked, and with about 70 or so rounds shot to date, the gun has preformed without any hiccups.

    Things I would have changed:

    the manual has the two screws used for trigger adjustment switched out. Just remember the rear screws is for adjusting pull.

    What others should know:

    1. The gun is shipped out with a horribly set trigger,Shooting it as is is really a waste of air and ammo.while trigger adjustment is simple and there are a few videos on line that walks you through the whole process, I fail to see the reason behind the factory setting, and that is why I rated the gun a 4. that said, 2 full turns for pull and half a turn for travel gave me a short, crisp trigger, 2. Unless you plan on only shooting it on the range or the great outdoors, a silencer is another must. The Ronin from DonnyFL keeps my neighborhood happy, but you can go bigger...

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Love its weight and balance

    Things I would have changed:

    A more user friendly manual and more detailed information in the manual

    What others should know:

    It's not intuitive but simple

  • 5.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    I made a major mistake by purchasing a Hurcules from Wholesale Hunter because of saving 200.00. I purchased a new 25 caliber from Wholesale Hunter just to recieve a used beat up Hurules rifle. I was told to contact Hatsan and Wholesale Hunter will not refund my purchase and wholesale Hunter ordered the rifle from Hatsan and recieved it in that condition. I contacted Hatsan with my situation and Hatsan asked for the sr#. Then informed me the rifle was manufactured in 2016 and has no warrenty. To add more imbaressment Hatsan stated they do not do business with Wholesale Hunter. This rifle was purchased as a gift for my son. He has served 3 tours of duty in Afganistan. As a disabled person, money is tight. But I have learned a valuable lesson and will only purchase from Pyramyd. They are a distributor for many top brands and stand behind their products. So dont let fake discounts steer you away from Pyramyd. I have purchased from Pyramid and should have known better.

    Things I would have changed:

    I should have known better and ordered from Pyrayd. At 64 years old, I'm still learning from my mistakes. Please take this post very serious. I have purchased from Pyramyd and will always for now on.

    What others should know:

    Only do business with Pyramyd

  • 1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Unfortunately the rifle that I received didn't hold air and Pyramid didn't have another one in stock to replace it. I'd been wanting one for a long time so I was pretty disappointed.

    Things I would have changed:

    Not sure. Never got a chance to use it.

  • 4.0 4.0

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    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    The look and feel is great. Bolt is easy to operate and cycle through a magazine. Bit loud so I had to put a DonnyFL moderator on it to shoot in my backyard.

    Things I would have changed:

    This thing could go on a diet, its weight is ok for me but my wife finds the gun quite heavy.

    What others should know:

    Get a good refill tank , or a compressor.

  • 5.0 5.0

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    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    serious power for predator hunting and if your a really good shot you could take a decent size hog or deer in the vitals. i shoot my hand casts 103 and 127 grain round nose made from lee molds 90309 and 90305. and i get a muzzle velocity of 855 and 805 fps! so its over spec compared to Hatsan's advertised numbers.

    Things I would have changed:

    i took off the height adjustable plastic cheek rest since it was causing eye relief problems and the scope shadow. the slight weight reduction is good for a heavy rifle. i see the possibility for a carbon fiber barrel shroud for additional weight reduction.

    What others should know:

    the magazine has a slug length limitation to cycle properly. i was able to magazine feed my 103 grain round nose and the air venturi 105 grain flat point without problems. anything bigger would need to be loaded manually.

  • 4.0 4.0

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    Things I liked:

    Its a great gun however I havent had a chance to shoot it very much seems to group good with the jsb pellets at 50 yards

    Things I would have changed:

    The price is kinda steep in my opinion and I would like to use longer pellets

    What others should know:

    It will shoot the grizzly slugs but the predator poly mags are too long however if you remove the plastic tip they will shoot really good

  • 1.0 1.0

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    3.0 3.0

    Things I liked:

    Open sights

    Things I would have changed:

    Magazine operation, fill port cover

    What others should know:

    The magazine was difficult to get out or in the gun. It would not advance to align the next pellet. I was only able to get five shots out before the magazine froze. The cocking lever stuck in the out position, with a pellet jammed, making it impossible to mail back. I had to pound the magazine to get the rifle safe to mail. In addition, the cover over the charging port broke at the first fill. PA stood by their policy and helped me exchange this rifle for a single shot, so kudos to PA for their return/ customer service. This rifle was a .45cal. The few shots I took with this rifle hit hard at 40 meters and seemed to be fairly accurate. I chose a Texan .45 as a replacement.

  • 2.0 2.0

    2.0 2.0

    2.0 2.0

    Things I liked:

    Easy to shoot

    Things I would have changed:

    Make it work and get better manufacturing!

    What others should know:

    This gun is so flawed. Poor craftsmanship. Sent it back FOUR TIMES. The gun leaks air. It didnt cock. Then it leaked air AGAIN! Stay away

  • 5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    I would consider this gun to be an all around good survival rifle and is a favorite in my collection - for me it is a 'must have'. I bought this in .25 caliber and it is a powerhouse at 1200 fps. Mine does real well with 31 grain Grizzly slugs. Yes it is somewhat loud but even in my basement setup it isn't a noise problem. I would buy this again.

    Things I would have changed:

    The trigger is a bit harder than i expected bit is not a showstopper.

  • 5.0 5.0

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    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    I bought this in .177 the only caliber by velocity allowed in my state. from iron sight out of the box till I attached a 4x16x50 UTG scope on top of it. it is now a favorite gun. I always wanted a Bully and had interest in owning a bullpup air rifle. Its was like the gun was designed for me. I have big arms and shoulders with the weight mostly between my left hand and shoulder i can get of a string of 10 shots just pulling back the bolt with my right hand most left hand friendly rifle I found.The majority of pullbups are made right handed. The gun is completly moderated. the action is makes no noise when I send a round I here a hiss after the round went my target. out of small caliber guns .177 or .22 this one cames in with the most foot pounds and does the most damage plinking. all the parts are quality machined pieces, fit well the break in period may be years. I like how many Magazine and storage for them it came with. after market these magazines would probably be expensive.

    Things I would have changed:

    nothing well designed redux of the Bully designed for my hands. everyone complains about the trigger. I find the trigger fine out of the box. if you are accustom to large caliber real rifles like my experience in and the service. you would find this trigger great out of the box.

    What others should know:

    This gun needs a very little maintainance. The magazine take can take long rounds. But to fit without falling out ou need fat heavy pellets. I have been using JSB Beast 16.7 gn. round with great results. I also got blessed with with a Stockpile Beeman 1990's made in West germany ammo most of the will fit in the shoot just fine.light or cheap pellets will fall right out of the steel magazine when you pick it up. The pellet skirt has to be not marred or it won shoot will stay in the magazine. at my distance from sea level after I had had this gun on my compressor or hand pump 3000 psi puts the rifle to its 250 bar limit. every PCP is different and I am in some dense air. I am noting this cause I almost way filled going with just 1 gauge to watch it filling the gun a couple days after It arrived. With this gun I get between 30-35 shots a fill.

  • 4.0 4.0

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    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Power, accuracy, simple magazine that will accept longer pellets and boat-tailed slugs and not pellet fussy. Simplicity of design, reliable operation and ease of maintenance. This is an easily tunable gun and a solid bench performer. It is too heavy for me in field hunting use but works great for setting up in a hide or use with shooting sticks. I just would not choose it to carry while trekking through woods and fields. I am well pleased with my first Hatsan purchase and have plans to do a project with the Hatsan Nova Star in 25 cal.

    Things I would have changed:

    Get rid of the fill probe and provide a male foster fill adapter, improve the trigger.

    What others should know:

    I chose this rifle for its power, shot count, and the bottle air tank. My intention was to tune it for long range shooting with 28 gr. slugs. I was not able to keep the shot count where I wanted it when the gun was tuned to push the heavy slugs at accurate velocities. Instead I installed an Altaros regulator, set the reg to 130bar and backed off the hammer spring until the adjustment screw face was flush with the back of the action. No further tuning was needed as I now get 107 shots on a 3000psi fill with an average velocity of 918.5 fps, and extreme spread of 34 fps with H&N 16.34 gr Terminators. This is now my backyard pesting gun and same hole accurate out to 40 yards with the Terminators. The DonnyFl Ronin is whisper quiet and mostly you can just hear the pop when I wack a Starling. As a bonus installing the Altaros reg provided a foster quick fill pin. My best solution for the trigger was to adjust out the first stage and make it a single stage. It creeps but breaks predictably

  • 2.0 2.0

    1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    Things I liked:

    power

    Things I would have changed:

    terrible trigger

    What others should know:

    not accurate

  • 3.0 3.0

    3.0 3.0

    3.0 3.0

    Things I liked:

    Pyramid Air has excellent customer service! It took three tries with this rifle to get a good one. Three stars because of Hatsan quality control, it wouldve been five if not for this issue. Rifle hits solid and accurately. Love this bull pup with DonnyFL suppressor.

    Things I would have changed:

    The trigger is difficult to get decent while staying safe.

    What others should know:

    Be sure to disassemble and blow out the metal shavings prior to working the action. All three of the rifles I received had shavings in them.

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