Brocock Compatto Sniper HR in detail.
The other entry level Sniper is the Brocock Compatto Sniper HR that is turning heads with its performance both in the field and on the shooting range. The chassis is the same as the Brocock Compatto MKII with the following markedly interesting features that not only raise the price, but raise the performance of this semi-bullpup. The power remains the same as the Compatto MKII with the added Huma Regulator (that is the ‘HR’ in the model) giving this PCP air rifle a shot string with speeds varying as little as 1%.
The other feature worth mentioning is the fact that Brocock have opted to use a Lothar Walther barrel. Those of you who have been around rifles for a while will know that Lothar Walther manufacture very high quality barrels, arguably the best around.
These two features, the Huma Regulator and the Walther Lothar barrel, top off what is already a great compact rifle, the Brocock Compatto in the guise of a Brocock Compatto Sniper HR.
Specifications of the Brocock Compatto Sniper HR.
Much of this Sniper HR is the same as the Brocock Compatto MKII as you will soon realise.
Weight: 3.2 Kgs
Barrel: 431 mm Lothar Walther – Choked and Crowned.
Calibres: .177, .22 and .25
Power output: .177 – 18Fpe, .22 – 30 Fpe and .25 – 46Fpe.
Magazine: 10 shots
Power Settings: 3
Air Cylinder: 150cc
Working Pressure: 240 Bar (Australia)
Softouch stock an ‘order-in’ option.
You will notice the shot counts at 40 shots are quite high for this compact PCP that sports a 150cc air cylinder. Part of this is due to the Sling-shot Hammer working in conjunction with a Huma Regulator thus giving a consistent velocity across the range.
The question going through your mind now is, ‘are these additions of the Huma Regulator and Lothar Walther barrel worth the extra $170?’ I will put it this way, the Huma Regulator costs that much on its own and the Lothar Walther barrel somewhat more, like around double the price. So to answer your research, is the Brocock Compatto Sniper HR worth more that the Compatto in basic form, the answer is definitely!
The Brocock Compatto Sniper Summary.
With the advent of new PCP air rifles coming onto the market becoming common-place, the stage is filling up with competing manufacturers, some of which are not only borderline competitively poor, but spares, accessories and servicing them is non existent. This brings me to the point about service and warranties on these emerging new air rifles.
When researching to purchase a new PCP air rifle, one of the key points that I feel needs to be made, is that of warranty and the other is service issues. There was a time when I would work on any and all air rifles but those days are now long gone. At Gunroom we ONLY work on air rifles that we have sold or that have originated from us importing them, please note that. Furthermore, all the air rifles we sell have a 3 year warranty, so when looking at an alternative air rifle to let’s say, the Brocock Compatto Sniper HR, think long term and ask yourself who is going to warranty, repair or tune your PCP air rifle in the future?
At Gunroom we carry quite a large spare parts inventory and am more than competent in working on every type of air rifle that we import. The Brocock Compatto Sniper HR is just one of many PCP air rifles that we look after, so if you are looking towards a Brocock you will be in good hands.