This air rifle delivers an authoritative knockdown blow that humanely dispatches small/medium-size critters. The difference between this rifle and the shorter one is that you'll get more shots between air fills (it has a longer reservoir) and higher velocities (it has a longer barrel) Hatsan uses lead pellets to determine their velocities. These are going to be by far more accurate than alloy or synthetic pellets and are probably the type of pellet you'll be using.
Hatsan AT44S-10 Long QE Air Rifle Features
- Anti-double-feed system prevents more than one pellet loading into barrel
- Ambidextrous synthetic stock with textured grip
- Integral sound moderator reduces report by 50%
- Up to 45 shots per fill (35-45 in .177 & .22, 25-35 in .25)
- Up to 42 ft-lbs. of energy (27 in .177, 38 in .22, 42 in .25)
- Removable air reservoir has built-in air pressure gauge
This rifle is quiet, dependable, accurate, and powerful. It's also heavy--which is not an issue for bench shooters. I bet this rifle weighs more than an M1 Garrand. One fill will get you 10-15 good consistent rounds, after that--not as good, but muzzle velocity up to that point seems relatively good--and flat. Relative, that is, to some other PCP rifles.
Cons: Weight, length, sling stud placement. This is a great gun for target shooting - for hunting not the most maneuverable, best for sitting, small hunts, open areas. Wish the magazine could hold Predator Polymags - too short of a span.
I hand pump this with the Hill MK4 pump - its really not bad if you shoot 3 magazines then repump. The shorter gun AT44 air cylinder fits the long, which reduces weight for hunting with a loss of a few shots.
Love this gun.
I also love the adjustable trigger! I didn't mess with the first stage or the follow through, I just lightened the 2nd stage to 2 pounds and that works great for me. Very easy trigger to adjust.
the air tank and shroud were very crooked from each other, and upon shooting the gun I found it was horribly inaccurate. even at 10 yards every shot would land in a different spot. 3" groups from that close is horrible. Considering I was using 18.1 jsb's, a 3x9x40 scope, and a gun vise/rest/mount. While this doesn't represent the guns true abilities, it does say something about quality control OR the fact that they could be damaged easily in storage or shipping. not 100% sure what was directly causing the inaccuracy, probably bent shroud?? IDK.. Thankfully AirGun Depot took care of the issue pretty easily and aloud me to have the at44 qe long exchanged. I switched to the Bull Boss though and payed the difference. Everything about the gun was great other than what I stated, and I WOULD have liked it a lot if it wasnt damaged.
in conclusion, great gun but theres a possibility of getting a bad one. Either way airgun depot was great and has a good return service.
The removable / swappable air cylinder is a great feature to get more shots between refills. The side lever action is as smooth as butter to operate. This definitely
is easier and a lot less hassle than the bolt action on my BT65 QE .25 Cal Hassan rifle. I put a Simmons 6 - 12 x 50 AO lighted mil dot scope on it for good quality, clear
long distance shots with great precision. My suggestion to any adult wanting a top quality air rifle, the at44 is in your future.
Yet the pcp world is just a night & day difference from any air rifle I've ever shot in my life....mind you, I'm 46 & I've been shooting since I was very young....bb guns as a small child then my family got heavily into IHMSA, so at 12, I was shooting in competition with adults, from .22 lr to .44 mag & 7tcu unlimited guns....wow, time flies!
So, back to the AT44 QE long....I've only put approx 100-150 rounds thru it, most at about 15 yards....I put the Leapers UTG 4x16x50 mil dot scope on it, also from here at AGD....very nice, clear scope too!!....so when I do my job & squeeze the trigger (which I haven't even adjusted yet, I'm guessing it's about 4 lbs, I'll probably take it down to 2 lbs), it puts pellets in the same hole...it loves the JSB Exact King pellets, at 25.39 grains....no jambs, no ftf's, the cylinder magazines work great....the side cocking lever is so smooth & easy....I shot about 30 rounds from the BT65 & that bolt is very hard to cock, it made my hand sore!.....I taped my paper targets to a spare piece of 3/4" laminate counter top in bad left over from a job, laminate side up.....uhhh, yeah...it blew holes right through it!...entry hole as you would expect, exit hole is just bigger than the diameter of a quarter!....that really surprised me, this rifle is seriously a beast!
I suppose that's it for now....if I come across anything else or things change, I'll add an additional review....
Thanks & God bless!.....let's all be safe, responsible shooters so the libs don't have more to whine about!!
Charging from a scuba tank is very easy with the Hatsan charge kit.
The 22 is deadly on prairie dogs out to 60 yards. Shooting in the wind at 100 yards is a guessing game.
Build quality is very high and everything works.
I have enjoyed the gun so much I have opted for and purchased a .25 Long QE just 3 weeks ago. Getting it worked in to accomplish longer range shots also I am hoping. These are lots of fun.
0.22Caliber 0.22 CalVelocity 1070 fpsLoudness 2-Low-MediumMag Capacity 10
0.25Caliber 0.25 CalVelocity 970 fpsLoudness 2-Low-MediumMag Capacity 9
0.177Caliber 0.177 CalVelocity 1170 fpsLoudness 2-Low-MediumMag Capacity 10