Hatsan AT44 Tactical review

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    FearnLoading
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    hi, adding a review for my Hatsan here.   Mine is a .177 Model. 200 bar. Gives about 40 consistent shots before it needs a refill. Has 3 magazines with 10 pellets each. 2 mags fit in slots near the trigger and 1 on the barrel. Shoots at about 1100 fps with JSB Exact 10.34 grain pellets. I tried several pellets ranging from Eunjins, the entire H&N line of pellets, practically all the ones that gamo offered before finally settling for the JSB. My gun loves these pellets and shoots practically .5 inch groups at 50 yards.  Bought this gun about a year ago. I preferred the tactical because it has a fully adjustable cheek piece and length of pull stock which I can adjust to my comfort. Have put close to 10000 pellets through it. It’s a bolt action Air rifle with an automatic safety and has been a pure dream to shoot with. The guns comes with green and red open sights which I used initially before getting my scopes. Was super accurate even with the open sights.  I added a Mauser scope (3-9X) to it with a green and red illuminated reticle. Also have a Walther FT 9-32X 50 scope though I prefer the Mauser. The FT scope I don’t use that often since it increases the weight of the rifle.  Some months back added a UTG green laser to the side of the scope. It’s zeroed between 10-20 meters for close range shots where I can hip fire. Good for plinking. :) Also added an air stripper to the end of the barrel which did help reduce the air resistance a bit and increased the accuracy a little more.  The trigger on the gun is a fully adjustable match trigger called the Quattro which Hatsan uses on its competition grade guns. This is really helpful since it allows me to adjust the trigger travel, pull and force. I have it set to a hairline trigger. 

    Overall pros: 
    1. Highly adjustable gun and trigger 
    2. Preety accurate though the FX Bobcat Is a tad better in accuracy
    3. Shoots really well at 50 to 60 yards. 

    Cons: 
    1. A bit on the heavier side. With a scope comes to about 7.5 or 8 lbs.   

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    pelletwaster
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    For the money  a very good gun. Would recomend.
    Ihave the Att 44 long in .25 cal find it clovers at 25 yards and nice tight group at 50 yards. Mine is a side lever cocking gun. I get 4 magazines of 9 .
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    the price When I bought mine 400. New with an ok scope, rings, and very cheap bi pod.

    Compared to my royal 400 not as smooth cocking, not as accurate, not as quite, with the after market ldc I bought. Does not have same quality feel. Have to clean barrel.
    But a lot less money a great hunting gun that will put it in the kill zone

     

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    Compared to my royal 400 not as smooth cocking, not as accurate, not as quite, with the after market ldc I bought. Does not have same quality feel. Have to clean barrel.But a lot less money a great hunting gun that will put it in the kill zone

     

    
AGREE with you on the cooking front. I own a bobcat as well. The fx guns seem to have the smoothest cooking mechanism. It kinda flows back I to the gun. The Hatsan is a bit rough but shoots well. Gave my hatsan a thorough barrel cleaning today. For the first time since I bought the gun actually. Last weekends the groups grew larger than usual. The barrel is squeaky clean now. Got to RE-Lead it this weekend. Will post some groups 

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    blackdiesel
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    I love AT44s, I have the short in 25 cal and long in 22 cal both quiet energy models.  For the money they are some of the best shooting PCPs out there.

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    http://imgur.com/9BjqEsr. First group after cleaning the Hatsan At 44 tactical.177.  Distance 55 yards. Minimal wind. If you look closely I think I got a couple of pellets on top of each other. Pile on. :) 

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    Beau
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    Again for the money, I am very happy with my Hatsan at44 long QE( not the tactical) I think it has a lot of power, so far it is very accurate. The 4 stage trigger is very nice. I have it set up right now just the way I prefere to have a trigger set up. I have some experience with guns of all types (but not to many airguns) and this has to be one of the best triggers I have pulled. I can see they put a lot of attention into these things….And really skimped on the stock. I don’t blame them, I would rather have something that performs rather than looks good. But every time I shoot it I get that dissappionted feeling you got as a kid, when you found out your chocolate bunny was hollow! And that’s what the stock feels like to me a hollow chocolate Easter bunny!

    I was playing with the sling swivels trying to put a bipod on the front and quickly stripped the hole! The fact that I still got this for less money than I could find for any new M-Rod. That and the prices of all other pcp air rifles I still feel like I got a great rifle…..But I still paid around $400.00 for it. I also see less expensive springer rifles going for $100.00, with all wood stocks. 
    I also realize that this rifle is a big and heavy, and adding a wood stock may put this too heavy for some prospective buyers. In my opinion though, I already bought a 4 foot long freaking air rifle, I already know it is going to be big and heavy. So just give me the wood stock. 

    So with everything considered I feel like I got a great deal. I really enjoy this rifle. I would recommend this rifle to any one wanting to make the leap to pcp. I am almost certain it is shooting just as good if not a little better than my ruger 10/22! Although I am already planning on making my own stock for it….and even contiplating trying a bull pup design….who knows though. Planning and doing are two different things. Enjoy!

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    just.neil
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    Dose the tactical version shoot just the same as the original? I read an article that the original version is back yard friendly about as loud as a medium ppwerd break barrel? Any opinions guys? I shoot the trail np and no complaints ever about the noise. I am considering the bobcat but that’s a lot of money and just not sure yet. Lol there are so many choices for my first pcp. I love the shot count on the at44 long.

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    RidinLou
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    I have the AT44-10 Long.

    One question.

    All that and they put those goofy little sling swivels?

    Why not QD or 1″.

    OK, two questions.

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    “just.neil”Dose the tactical version shoot just the same as the original? I read an article that the original version is back yard friendly about as loud as a medium ppwerd break barrel? Any opinions guys? I shoot the trail np and no complaints ever about the noise. I am considering the bobcat but that’s a lot of money and just not sure yet. Lol there are so many choices for my first pcp. I love the shot count on the at44 long.

    
I have the AT 44 Tactical and it’s not backyard friendly. it shoots the same as the original. The only difference is the tactical stock.  I’ve put an LDC on it to quieten it down 

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    just.neil
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    Thanks bud that’s what I needed to know

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    samkochel
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    I have a couple questions about this gun. I want to buy the non-QE version with the 1/2-20 threaded barrel. With an LDC, maybe a TKO for instance, would it then be backyard friendly? Second, how easy is it to break down by taking off the stock and how long is the “pistol” version without the stock?

    Sam

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    zebra
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    I have the QE tact in 22 and it is the quietest gun I own. Hatsan’s QE design is very effective. It’s also very heavy. My tact is 9.5lb without a scope. i wouldn’t recommend it for off-hand shooting unless you are the Incredible Hulk. 

    I rarely use mine anymore but when I did, I often removed the shoulder stock and used it as a “pistol” which made the length and weight much more manageable. 

     

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    samkochel
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    about how long is it with stock removed? Thanks!

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    sharroff
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    I’m really looking forward to getting my BWalton custom BT65!!  I’m betting it outperforms the Impact at  half the cost.

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    FearnLoading
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    “samkochel”about how long is it with stock removed? Thanks!

    
Would not reccomend removing the stock. Even after removing it, it still weighs a lot so you can’t use it like you would a normal pistol. Also continuously removing it and putting it back loosens the fit. Then you have a shaky stock against your shoulder. 

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    “samkochel”about how long is it with stock removed? Thanks!


    It’s around 35″ without the rear stock and 42″-45″ with the stock. The stock piece weighs over 2lb so the difference is noticeable. If it helps, I am happy to put the shoulder piece on the scale to let you know exactly how much it weighs?

    The stock is designed to be removed. There is absolutely no issue with removing it. It doesn’t make it any looser. It’s not a threaded connection or anything like that. It slots in with a spring-loaded bearing. The motion of taking it off is no different to adjusting the length of pull. It is designed to allow you to shorten it for carrying and then for the stock to be extended to your preferred notch when shooting (there is 3 positions). You just pull it an extra notch to remove it.

    I put “pistol” in speech marks because it’s obviously not going to be used as a handgun. Few pcp pistols are. When I used it in “pistol” configuration, I used it with a bipod and scope, just without the heavy shoulder piece. You lose the stability the shoulder stock gives you but, I was able to hold it steady enough to shoot accurately for hunting up to 50 yards when I wanted to carry less weight. I was also able to shoot well off-hand by resting the forend on my forearm (just in front of my elbow). 

    There is zero chance of shooting that thing off-hand for any length of time unless you have it in pistol config. 9.5lb before you add a scope limited it to the bench for me and I am stronger than average. I never wanted to carry it into the woods with the shoulder piece.

    if you like the adjustable shoulder piece and want something lighter, check out the ATP2. I think it’s one of the better pcp pistol products on the market and one of the most under-rated in Hatsan’s lineup. if someone added a decent barrel and a reg, they would be awesome.

    I put my AT44 in a new stock recently. It made it feel like a different gun and renewed my interest in it as a project gun. I have been trying to see if Hatsan will sell me one of the LW barrels they have on their main site (not the American site) but so far, no answer. 

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    I got the AT-44 S/B after evaluating much competition, and despite being a short barrel, most of what you said is still true.  Well, save for the weight, not having the weight extending way out really helps. Of course it won’t have the same kind of reach, though.

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    Killshot714
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    How do u remove the swivels for the shoulder strap 

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