Air Rifle Reviews: The Brocock Compatto Air Gun .22
For small game hunting, air guns are the weapons of choice for most shooters.
However, when you consider the choices that are available, it’s an absolute necessity that you invest time and effort to ensure that you end up getting the best rifle for your money. The Brocock Compatto Air Gun is among the most popular choices available today. But is it worth it? Let’s find out:
Accuracy and Speed
The Brocock Compatto Air Gun comes with a muzzle velocity of somewhere around 1,000 FPS, when tested with Light weight pellets. This muzzle velocity is, obviously, expected to drop as the weight of the pellets increases. Such a muzzle velocity is common for most 0.22 caliber rifles and, thus, makes the Brocock Compatto Air Gun a worthy hunting rifle, especially for game hunting and pest control. On top of it, the Brocock Compatto Air Gun comes with a three-step power adjuster, making it fit for a variety of shootings.
Like a majority of its alternatives, the Brocock Compatto Air Gun offers better accuracy with heavier pellets as compared to the lighter ones.
The Brocock Compatto Air Gun comes with a two stage trigger. The first stage of the process is very light, whereas the second stage requires about 1 lb pull to break. The effort required is, comparatively, easier to find and the slight backward pull breaks it extremely crisply. All in all, the trigger is extremely easy, comfortable and requires minimal effort. Considering that the safety in inside of the trigger guard and requires to be pushed left to be disengaged, it makes it tough for the southpaws. But that’s the tradeoff with a paddle type manual safety, no?
One of the biggest strengths of the Brocock Compatto Air Gun lies in the consistency of its trigger pull. The pull has been found to vary only by a mere 2.5 Ounces, both positive and negative. What this means is that the Brocock Compatto Air Gun offers a near perfect consistency, for such variances in the pull weight are rare.
When it comes to accuracy, the Brocock Compatto Air Gun was pretty consistent with pellets of at least 7.9 grains. As had been discussed earlier, the Brocock Compatto Air Gun doesn’t offer great accuracy with the lighter pellets, let alone consistency. So, the call of the day should be to avoid using the Brocock Compatto Air Gun with such pellets that are lighter than 7.9 grains.
Sight and Scope
The Brocock Compatto Air Gun is supplied with a Hawke Vantage scope. The Vantage scope features a glass reticle and an illuminated reticle capability. What this means is that the quality of the image is, generally, very good and bright. The Vantage from the Hawke range is hailed to be a competent air gun scope.
This Hawke Vantage scope is mounted on the Brocock Compatto Air Gun with SportsMatch rings. The Vantage scope goes well with the weight and design of the Brocock Compatto Air Gun, contributing to a wonderful sighting experience.
Most people who’ve had an experience of shooting the Brocock Compatto Air Gun found it to be comparatively easier to shoot. It’s due to the fact that the rifle is not only compact but lightweight as well. What makes the Brocock Compatto Air Gun is the fact that most of the weight has been concentrated on the rear end. What this, ultimately, means is that the rifle is easier and quicker to aim, considering that it’s not muzzle heavy. The comb of the buttstock and the cheek weld it results into doesn’t hurt either.
The Brocock Compatto Air Gun comes with a sound moderator from Hugget. The sound moderator is able to effectively limit the noise from the rifle to a level that can be considered backyard friendly. The noise control offered by the Brocock Compatto Air Gun is not the best out there, but most shooters will be content with what it’s got to offer.
Is It Worth It?
The Brocock Compatto Air Gun is a great rifle, no doubt, but like most of it alternatives, it also comes with a few disadvantages—such as the limited shot count. When you consider the high price tag that is associated with the Brocock Compatto Air Gun, you’ve got to question its worth, right? But the fact of the matter is that the Brocock Compatto Air Gun is worth every penny of the $999 that it costs. Why? Well, it’s because the trigger, accuracy, weight and the overall shooting experience that the Brocock Compatto Air Gun has got to offer are worthy of its price!
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