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Advice Brocock. Does Anyone Have Experience Of An Fac Compatto?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Mike Watkins, Mar 3, 2019.

  1. Mike Watkins

    Mike Watkins Woodgate Mike.

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    Hi all.
    I’m looking to purchase a Compatto, probably the Sniper R, but would like to know if anyone has experience of the FAC version? God, bad or indifferent?? I have several permissions so would be using it mainly for hunting. Or, should l spend more and go for the Bantam?

    Cheers, Mike.
     
  2. josan

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    Mike is probably not waiting for an answer anymore, but the answer may be relevant to others. As i live in The Netherlands you can buy FAC level airguns without a license, so i bought the full power, non-regulated Compatto in .22. I like the size, handling, compact dimensions and unique design of the rifle. However, if you want a practical sweet spot and a decent amount of shots you have to tune the thing quite extensively as i have done. I described it here on GTA. I got it shooting now at 23 fpe, 50 shots from 230-130 BAR with a 6 m/s spread, which i think is good consistency and efficiency for a non-regulated gun. It is my opinion and that of others on GTA that the Compatto sling shot is designed for 12 fpe rifles. At FAC levels it doesnt work as intended and you have to do some tuning to make it usable.
     
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    Was playing with the PATAGONIA the other day in .25 55FPE, very smooth bolt actually.
     
  4. Mike Watkins

    Mike Watkins Woodgate Mike.

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    Many thanks Josan for you reply and yes I bought a new high powered Compatto Sniper HR .22 around April this year and although it was a beautiful gun, it ended up going back to Brocock because it was all over the place. Not one of the two dozen different types of pellets (including all the top quality ones) that I put through it would group in anyway, shape or form. Moderator on, mod off, single shot tray, magazine, nothing helped, just awful. Each of the three power setting were the same and at times I wasn’t even sure I knew where the pellet had gone it was that bad. It also had a small air leak so that didn’t do much to help.

    Although willing to admit that it was a one off, Friday afternoon gun it went back to Brocock for a full refund, shame because it was a lovely looking gun and handled well. However, you may have some of the answer in that these guns just aren’t good in anything other than 12ft/lbs???

    Ended up with a BSA R10 instead which has turned out to be a fantastic gun and deadly accurate.

    Happy New Year, cheers, Mike.
     
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    Sounds all too familiar. Except the bit about the R10. In my case it was a Kozak but the deadly accurate certainly applies.
     
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