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I would suggest that you have the cylinder checked out somehow by a pro after having flown across the room and hitting something hard. If that Impact, no pun intended, damaged the cylinder in any way I wouldn't want to fill it to 250 bar and be within 50 yards of it with a possible unknown weakness.

After today, I am not sure I ever want to use a high pressure airgun again.   In five months, my 300 Blackout (SBR with Silencer) can come home with me – it's a two stamp weapon so it takes a while to clear.  They say it shoots subsonic ammo at only 134 DB – how loud (in DB) is my impact I wonder.    With Subsonic it's powerful.   At 100 yards, a 220 grain round traveling at 1050 fps has the same power that a 44 magnum (as fired from a six inch revolver) does at point blank range. With supersonic ammo it has roughly the ballistics of an AK-47.

But I trust AOA implicitly – hopefully they will inspect the rifle and have a solid explanation for what just happened to me.  I have a fair amount of money sunk into this system, plus I can't wait to take a raccoon at night with my Trijicon Reap-IR scope.   Snaps onto my Impact's rail in seconds.  Will take no chances with the cylinder, should have gone the pony bottle route from the get go.   I suspected that constantly screwing and unscrewing my two cylinders might put the whole system in danger.   That said, those cylinders came on and off so smooth – never an issue until now.