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Hatsan Hercules QE (Quiet Energy) air rifle
Recommended Pellets for .45 caliber are 166 & 176 grain. Heavier pellets may not fit in magazine.
The Hatsan Hercules QE air rifle is a stealthy powerhouse of PCP kinetic energy. The high shot count allows for a long day of target shooting, and enough powerful follow-up shots to take care of whatever you're hunting.
The QE technology incorporates a fully shrouded barrel with an integrated sound moderator that cuts shot noise by approximately 32%. That means all your shots will be even more enjoyable. The ergonomic, tactical stock is constructed from an all-weather advanced polymer and stands up to harsh conditions in the field.
Add a sling and you're ready for your choice of the range or a great day of hunting.
The Hercules incorporates two 500cc air cylinders resulting in the shockingly high shot count. One cylinder rests in the forearm while the other resides in the buttstock.
Tech Tip: Due to the Hercules's 1000cc capacity, handpumps are not recommended. We only recommend this gun for shooters with the ability to refill the airgun with a high pressure tank.
|Max Velocity||1230 fps|
|Muzzle Energy||49 ft/lbs|
|Max Shots per Fill||65|
|Cylinder Size||1000 cc|
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Things I liked: I bought the 30 cal. and it provided 40 consistent, authoritative shots at 50 yards, prior to needing a refill. It is a truly powerful air rifle and has real hunting punch. Before proceeding to the next parts of this review, which sound sort of disparaging, I want to emphasize that I really LOVE this rifle, but it isn't perfect. A bipod is essential. Fill it first time from a 4500 PSI tank. Shoot this "quiet" weapon on a range or in the field. It's an impressive weapon.
Things I would have changed: This sucker is heavy. Manufacturer should offer carbon fiber tanks as an accessory, even considering that such tanks have a finite lifespan. I'd opt for that feature right now.
What others should know: Yet another type of refill probe. If I hadn't had a small collection of fittings and high pressure hose from other airguns, I would not have been able to fill and use it right out of the box. Also, it arrived empty, and after multiple attempts, I realized that high pressure is initially required to seal the air tanks closed. You can't initiate the seal with a Shoebox pump or a hand pump (forget that!). Quiet Energy? - compared to a 30/30 maybe. It seems just as loud as my 0.357 Bullpup or 0.45 Texan. Also, 0.30 cal pellets are not available in a plethora of variations, so, it's chicken, choice of fried, baked, or roasted. If you know and expect these issues, you won't be disappointed.
Things I liked: .30 cal review. This air rifle seems very accurate. I have only tested it out today and shot some rounds down range at 25, 50 and 75 yards. I was very hesitant on the gun performing as well as it has done. The feel of the gun is a little rough but the accuracy and shot count seem to be pretty close to what others are saying. At 25 yards most pellets are touching each other. At 50 yards with a rough bench rest I am able to get 1 to 1.5 inch groups but that is me shooting the rifle and not the best benchrest. At 75 yards the pellets drop about 4 inches from a 50 yard zero. The gun seems to be hold groups out to 75 yards no problem. Using the 44. jsb seems to be good enough for most hunting out to 75 to 100 yards. The scope used was a cheap 3X9 and this will get replaced the next time out as my accuacy suffered from the lack of scope quality vs the gun. Overall most other guns will tell you that you can get groups with big bores at 50 to 100 yards this one delivers.
Things I would have changed: This gun is super heavy probably 15 to 18lbs with scope and bipod. I would love to reduce some weight. Also this gun is just a little rough seems usable but it is not FX or Daystate quality nor is the price. The .30 cal is LOUD as hell. I need to find a way to quite this down. It uses a ton of air. So you need 250 Bar at 1000cc that is for 40 usable shots. Small bottles will only give us at most 1 fill. Plan on having a 74 or 100 cu ft tank 100 FPE has its drawbacks.
What others should know: This gun is a must buy if you are looking for a comprise and a 1 gun does everything. I feel you can hunt rabbits, squirrels, coons, coyotes and even larger game. It is accurate enough for small game yet powerful enough for larger. I have had some other big bore Benjamin bulldog, rouge to mention a few they both lack the small game accuracy but have more power. This gun allows for 75 yard shots on birds, squirrels with a high probablity of success something the others just could not do with me shooting. This could be the 1 gun that does everything.
Things I liked: Plenty of shots per fill around 38-40 optimal. Jsb are tack drivers holding 1/2 group at 75yrds haven't went beyond that yet. Blowing through 1/2 plywood @ 75yrds. Also made a few changes hitting around 896 for a high average around 850fps
Things I would have changed: Gun is very heavy don't want to walk around all day with it. Could make a better sling option vs what comes on it. Trigger is very heavy needs a lot of adjusting done.
What others should know: This is not like a bt65 it is loud not like a center fire or shotgun but like a bicycle tire blowing out lol. Not a neighborhood friendly sound. But compared to other 9mm it is a lot quieter and the shot count is great. I feel the gun should be priced more around $1000.00 than $1300. Overall it's a great gun and glad I purchased it. Also thanks to Dan at PA for the pleasant experience during the purchase. Top notch guy and very helpful and personable. Always enjoy dealing with PA and this time was just as good. # one seriousgunforwhatyoupay#
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Can mk3 pump be directly used with hercules pcp 0.177 qe?
If you're referring to the Hill mk3, yes. The Hatsan fill probe that comes with the gun will thread right onto the end of the Hill pump hose
Is the barrel end threaded to accept an LDC? If so what is the threading?
It comes with Hatsans Quiet Energy System , but I'm sure as the calibers get bigger they get louder .
PA sells a lot of guns. I want to suggest that for every gun that you sell, you also state in the specifications section of the description, the exact measurement of the chamber of the rifle bore, and the maximum length of the slug that the magazine can take, if the gun does use a magazine? It's not such a big thing to ask, but it is so important to know.
To fill your PCP gun:
1.Pick a source of air shown at right
2.If an adapter is needed, one will be shown
3.Add both to your cart to get hooked up
Hatsan Hercules QE Air Rifle with 1/8" BSPP connector (2M)
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|Max Velocity||1230 fps|
|Muzzle Energy||49 ft/lbs|