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Hatsan BT Carnivore QE SL

Available in .30, .357, Big Bore Carnivore PCP air rifle with Quiet Energy Technology
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  • Code: BT65SB-30QE · $549.99 · .30 · 860 fps
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If you need a lot of power to dispatch some pests and smallbore air guns just aren't doing it, bring out the big guns! Hatsan's Big Bore Carnivore QE air rifle delivers pounding power without bragging about it. Here's what we mean by that: This air rifle has an integral silencer that reduces the report by about 50%. Another way the Carnivore is different from most other big bores is that it's a repeater. You don't get just one shot and then have to reload. Quickly work the sidelever, and line up another shot. Foot-pounds will vary by the grain weight of your projectile. However, Hatsan has stated you should get about 75 ft-lbs. of energy with the .30-caliber gun and 95 ft-lbs. with the .357-caliber gun. That gives you a good amount of power to take animals at longer distances or some larger critters at closer distances.

Hatsan BT Carnivore Features
  • Precharged pneumatic
  • Repeater (7-rd mag in .30, 6-rd mag in .357)
  • Sidelever
  • Anti-double-feed system prevents more than one pellet loading into barrel
  • Fill reservoir up to 200 bar (2,900 psi)
  • Ambidextrous synthetic stock
  • Vertically adjustable comb
  • Textured grip
  • Automatic safety
  • Integrated rail accepts Weaver or 11mm mounts (no open sights)
  • 2-stage adjustable Quattro trigger
  • Gold-plated trigger blade
  • Rubber recoil pad adjusts vertically and angularly
  • Removable air reservoir has built-in manometer (air pressure gauge)
  • 255cc air reservoir volume
  • Anti-knock system prevents gas waste if rifle is knocked or bounced
  • Fully shrouded barrel
  • Integral silencer reduces report by about 50%
  • Weaver/Picatinny accessory rail for a bipod, laser or flashlight
  • Integral sound moderator reduces report by 50%
  • Up to 21 shots per fill in .30 caliber
  • Up to 12 shots per fill in .357 caliber
  • Includes 1/8" BSPP probe with male threads, 2 rotary clips, sling, sling swivel studs, sling swivels and owner's manual
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  • ManufacturerHatsan
  • Caliber .30
  • Velocity 860 fps
  • Condition New
  • Ammo Type Pellets
  • Action Sidelever
  • Barrel Style Rifled
  • Fire Mode Repeater
  • Gun Weight 9.30
  • Overall Length 48.90
  • Barrel Length 23.00
  • Loudness 3-Medium
  • Magazine Capacity 7
  • Mechanism Pre-charged pneumatic
  • Rail Weaver & 11mm dovetails
  • Safety Automatic
  • Front Sights none
  • Rear Sights none
  • Shots per Fill 21
  • Trigger Adjustability Two-stage adjustable
  • Trigger Action 0
  • Use Small game hunting/plinking
  • Warranty 1-year limited warranty
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By CharlesJuly 22, 2023

I bought this rifle used, (barely) from a friend who tunes air guns. I bought a new FX MK2 Crown and it boasted 955 fps and 90 fpe. HA! More like 790 and 63. So my friend told me his tuning made this .30 cal pretty powerful. So I bought it. With 44.75 JSB's it make 940 and 86. I tried the 50.15's and was surprised to see 922 and 94. I don't hunt but groundhogs in my area are a nuisance. Headshots at 100 yards are doable.I have a power tuned Seneca Recluse dual tank as well as a single , both power tuned. On high can fire a 136 NSA 230 fpe. I also have a power tuned Hatsan Neutron Star .25 cal. So I wanted a .30 to fill my collection. This Carnivore is a true beast. 1" groups at 50 yards. I don't know how loud these rifles are bone stock but this tuned one makes a pretty pronounced crack. All my rifles need moderators and all are.

Nice looking rifle. Repeater. Power. Accurate.

It's heavy. A larger capacity mag would be nice. Make one with a wood stock, like my Neutron Star.

By JonJune 13, 2023

I've had my .30 and .35 for 6 years and they're accurate, powerful and have never lost an ounce of air...I keep all my air guns filled to 3/4 of their top rated's not a perfect world and you never know what may come in handy at short notice or in a survival situation. I use my air guns whenever I stay in the back country for extended periods. I carry spare O-rings and a hand pump and I find that hundreds of rounds of ammunition and all the accessories are lighter than their firearm equivalent, I also carry pellet molds, just in case, and unlike a firearm, (except for my flintlock muzzleloaders) I can stay in the field indefinitely and prosper. Not a bad deal for a little over 600 bucks total. Both the .30 and .35 have choked barrels and narrow magazines which make the use of slugs problematic but doable with some slugs. Altogether a fine weapon that has been reliable and usable. I own 11 Hatsan's and I've never had a single issue with any of them.

I like that the air tube can be swapped out with many other models including my BT-65 .30, the BT-65 .35 and my Galatian. That increases my shot count to 63 shots for the.30, 36 for the .35 and in the hundreds for my .22 Galatian. Extra tubes can be carried into the field or the range and they can be swapped out without any air loss.

It's long, but it's an air rifle it's heavy, but it's an air air rifle that's built like a tank. The sling swivels are not quick change and are a narrower width than are commonly used in America. I had to purchase surplus German army leather HK slings in order to find a fit in a leather sling. I've also used surplus AK slings, but they're not as nice and the metal buckles can rattle.

By DwightUSAJanuary 14, 2023 Verified Purchase

first off let me say thank you for allowing me to purchase/waste my money on such a piece of c.r.a.p. This will be the last order i do with air gun depot but without further audue lets get into it. Gun arrived and ive put maybe 300 rounds through it. Put a target up and you will hit everything except the target. I put a $300 scope on it because i know the scope is gold on my other guns but still this gun fails to impress. I feel cheated for $560 and also the spare clips they sell dont fit the gun even ordering the size needed.

It shoots a (.356 not .357!) bullet or 9mm round downrange

It doesn't shoot straight what-so-ever and its made without open sights making it near useless. Jamming when your cocking is often which dents the bullet and doesn't fly straight. Design is rough and the air tank arrived loose

By RyanNovember 18, 2019

I’d prefer to shoot slugs but don’t know if the barrel is choked on the .30. Thanks

Accurate powerful

A little long

By StephenUSAJuly 3, 2019 Verified Purchase

This is the one rifle (.357) I’ve bought manufactured by Hatsan (I’ve had 4 others with no issues) that has lived up to the negative comments I commonly see about Hatsan products. The magazines jam up fairly consistently no matter what I use, JSB’s, Grizzlies, or Air Venturi. The hammer would jam as well. It did shoot close to the advertised velocity so I wanted to work on it myself. Tear down showed metal shavings throughout the internals, burrs, and not a single o-ring that wasn’t nicked. Whatever Hatsan uses for “grease” is more like a sludge paste. I cleaned everything up, deburred sharp edges, and replaced all o-rings, as well as regreasing everything with a quality grease. While I had it apart made some changes and can now get 81.02 gr. JSB pellets to travel over 825 fps. I’m not sure why Hatsan would build a .357 that sacrifices power for a higher shot count. Based on cost of ammo I’m not going out to target shoot or plink with this rifle. It should have more power stock, it is there to be gotten if you know how to modify it. Hammer spring is easily adjusted and can give more power just from turning that screw in. I do appreciate the extras: sling, de-gassing tool, extra valve and probe o-rings, fill probe. All the multiple points of adjustment are a nice feature also.

Relatively light, extras that come with rifle, can adjust to fit the likings of most any shooter. Priced nicely.

Poor QC. Magazines jam way too much. With longer ammo not fitting magazines, a single load tray would be nice.

By GerryUSAOctober 1, 2018

When we buy guns it's not just the performance of the gun but, supposedly, the company reputation behind it. My BT65 Carnivore is incredible but BE AWARE that Hatsan's service is recognized as some of the WORST by the biggest dealers out there. Know what you're getting into & if the company you're dealing with stands behind their product! I'll be VERY surprised if A.G. Depot posts this!

Accurate,powerful & consistent

Customer no-service!

By JohnUSANovember 6, 2017

Put 6 mags worth of shots thru the carnivore. JSB 81g are impacting on top of each other at 25 yards. I have not set up targets further out yet. I do not have a chrony, however I put 4 mags (24 shots) on a full 200 bar fill. After 24 shots reservoir reads 100 bar. All 24 shots in one hole. No point of impact drop at 24 shots. Rifle appears to be of good quality. I really dont think the bolt is as stiff as majority of reviews here. It is pretty smooth. Have to be sure to pull back all the way before sending the bolt home. Sound on mobile app db meter is 77db at the muzzle. In comparison gammo bone colector .177 reads 77db and Hatsan breakbarrel carnivore .30 cal reads 80 db. I am filling with MK4 Hill handpump. 100 bar to 200 bar takes 135 pumps. I stop pumping at half point to allow pump to cool as it does generate heat. I definitely recommend! I would like to try out other loads but it seems general consensus is jsb's for this rifle.

Power High Shot Count Accurate Quiet

Lacks ability to shoot heavier loads due to magazine thickness.

By SidneyUSAOctober 28, 2017

I've had my Carnivore .30 cal. for over a year and would recommend it to anyone hunting small to medium sized varmints. Easily shoots under 1 inch groups at 50 yds. with the JSB 44.7 gr. pellets & is capable of reaching out to 100 yds. The QE shroud cuts the muzzle report down a lot. Not quite backyard friendly but definitely very quiet for the power it puts out. I have been successful at hunting groundhogs with accurately placed shots from 35 to 80 yards so far.

Accurate, powerful, built like a tank! Great value!

A little on the heavy side once you get a scope and bipod mounted.

By JohnUSAOctober 17, 2017

Hard hitting, good penetration within 75 yards. Can't vouch for anything longer. I don't attempt any kills beyond 75 yards. It is not quiet. It won't disturb the neighborhood but it might disturb the neighbors.

It would help greatly if the ammo options that fit in the magazine were listed on the web site. I don't like surprises. I have used the 44.75 grain pellets. I prefer the heaviest pellet available that will fit in the magazine. I intend to try the 50.15 grain pellets but i don't like buying a pig in a poke.

By CurtisSeptember 16, 2017

What a powerhouse that's accurate and hard hitting! Well worth the money.


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Will .308 fit in the carnivore 30 cal QE ?

asked Michael from USA

No, you cannot shoot .308 slugs out of this gun.

Adam from USA

Will 135 grain slug work

asked Ryan from USA

Can you load this rifle one pellet at a time? I want to use predator polymer pellets for pigs.

asked John from USA

Will a 150 grain slug fit for the .357 round ?

asked Nasario from USA

is this rifle good for deer and pigs

asked pete

Its great for pigs and deer

Luis from USA

Can you take deer with this rifle? on either caliber

asked Aldo


dave from USA

Has anyone tried the Air Venturi 95 and 115 hollow points or the 105 flat points?

asked John from USA

Can anyone advise on variety of ammo besides JSB 81g. What else fits magazine and is accurate?

asked John from USA

Can anyone advise on variety of ammo besides JSB 81g. What else fits magazine and is accurate?

asked John from USA

Does this rifle have a regulator?

asked Henry from U.S. Virgin Islands

Not stock. But Hatsan and Huma Air and others have ones you can buy.

Dean from USA

Surprised that above reviews don't mention quietness/noise for a gun that's supposed to be super quiet. How quiet is it compares to a Benjamin Marauder? Is it backyard friendly? Thanks!

asked Walid from USA

It does sound quite a bit loud but if you tell your neighbors they wont mind

Luis from USA

I saw a video telling me to take out the air cylinder to fill. why can't I fill like my 44qe

asked ed from USA

You can fill with the air cylinder on.

Dean from USA

Trying to figure out. Whether to get the. .30 or the .35

asked Chappy from USA

For cheaper ammo and small game, get the .30. For larger game. more power (also louder) get the .35

Dean from USA

I don't understand the reason for it being HARD TO COCK?

asked Steve from USA

Have you tried deer hunting with this rifle? George

asked George from USA

Have you tried this airgun on smaller deer? If so, how did it do?

asked George

Does Hatsan make a single shot adapter for this rifle?

asked Steven Xindaris


Dean from USA

What do you need to put air in it?

asked Skyler

What pump would you need

asked Skyler

Will it take down deer

asked Douglas from USA
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