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Things I liked: This makes owning a .25 cal version of my Hatsan AT44-10QE worthwhile for shooting without need of a pump or tank in the field. Easy to use and install, it gives one twice the shots as you would ordinarily have.
Things I would have changed: The gauge needs to be re-engineered as both of mine read a bit low compared to my tank gauges and the squawky sound that eminates from this cylinder while being filled. Just an annoyance.
What others should know: For the price point of Hatsan PCPs having a spare air cylinder is worth while!!
Things I liked: Being able to swap out air tubes in the field (like people do with co2 cartridges) is better than pumping in the forrest. Being able to separate shooting and pumping, plus not needing to carry a tank or pump is great and all manufacturers should make spare cylinders available imo. The concept mostly works but it isn't perfect.
Things I would have changed: Changing out cylinders won't save time over refilling from a scba tank. I get 30% fewer shots with the spare cylinder I bought from PA than the stock one that came with the gun for some reason... Hatsan cylinders are expensive but they use lower quality brass parts. They should at least use stainless steel. It won't take much damage to ruin the seal when constantly unscrewing the cylinders over time. After spending a little time with my AT44 Tact QE , I think the $90 would be better spent by going towards a scuba or scba tank. Unscrewing these tanks is sufficiently annoying that I choose to pump instead of switching cylinders at home. The cylinders are heavy and add weight to an already heavy gun. I would pay for a lighter carbon fiber option. The design is poor. Nobody likes the position of the gauge. It's hard to read in low or medium light. The machining on the fill port is careless with rough edges that can damage O rings.
What others should know: IMO, consistency is a requirement of quality in the airgun world and I don't see that here. There is no reason why I should get fewer shots with the replacement cylinder than with the stock one. I know Hatsan is a budget brand but I think they should still aim for their products being functional and consistent or it is a false economy. Once my carbon fiber SCBA tank arrives, I will probably never use my spare cylinder again. I will stick with the 40 shot stock cylinder and extend it's life by not wearing out the delicate brass fittings with constant unscrewing. Even though I don't care for the design or quality, mine does hold air (at least for now) and it's good to have the option of a spare. I have a feeling I will need it some day. If you hunt in the woods and use a pump, this option is worth considering. I would suggest the mini carbon fiber tank instead if you can afford it.
Things I liked: i like the fact that you can bring these with you when your hunting for a fast refill on the spot wasting no time when you need it in a hurry. also you don't have to carry a big tank to slow you down when you walking in the woods. These make is very easy and fast to replace your empty cylinder just by unscrewing the empty and screw in the full one. Great idea, works well.
Things I would have changed: nothing to change
What others should know: If your a hunter, this is the way to go instead of carrying tanks, pumps or whatever you use to refill you pcp. Less weight to carry. Or if you want a great fast refill when your in the mood to be shooting with your friends and more shooting time and less time refilling, this is the way to go. These are great for that. Great and easy idea and it works well.
Will this cylinder fit the upcoming Hatsan Gladius rifle?
No. It is this one Hatsan Air Cylinder, Fits Hatsan... .
Will this fit the Walther 1250 Dominator
Will this fit a Hatsan AT-44-10 QE Air Rifle?
Yes, as long as it is the regular version and not the "long" version.